New England Tango Academy http://argentinetango.us Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:02:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 New Series with Hsueh-tze (9/30-11/5) http://argentinetango.us/new-series-with-hsueh-tze-928/ http://argentinetango.us/new-series-with-hsueh-tze-928/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:44:30 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1701 5  TUESDAYS    (9/30 – 11/4, no classes 10/21) 
7:00 PM  CLOSE EMBRACE FUNDAMENTALS  (Adv. Beginners, Intermediate)
Skills for dancing comfortably within a close embrace.  Work on posture, balance, connection and dancing rhythmically & melodically within a shared axis.  Learn how to mark the music for classic figures which include salida variations, cortes, giros, milonguero-style ochos.  Pre-requisite:  3 Basic series or equivalent, facility with the cross system.  Limited Class Size.

8:30 PM  EXPERIENCED CLOSE EMBRACE  (Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate)
Dance the close embrace (apilado) style of Buenos Aires milongas.  Dance with distinct cadence to different orchestras.  Explore classic figures in small spaces and their innovative variations.  Figures may include giros, salida de 1940′s, sacadas, boleos, cambio de lado, cambio de frente, changes of direction.  Pre-requisite: Close Embrace Fundamentals (2 series or equivalent).  Limited Class Size.

5 WEDNESDAYS  (10/1 – 11/5, no classes 10/22) 
7:00 PM  BASICS  (All Levels & New Beginners)
Fundamentals of social tango with work on posture, partner connection and musicality.  Explore ways to dance comfortably from the start.  We will cover the technique for walks, crosses, runs, and how to improvise in parallel and cross systems.  (This course is a pre-requisite for all other Blue Tango classes.) 

8:30 PM  MILONGA  (Advanced Beginners, Intermediate) 
Learn how to dance to the rhythmic music of milonga with ease and precision, finding a relaxed connection for both the smooth milonga lisa and more rapid traspie.  Explore how milongueros use cadencia to dance a natural and effortless milonga.  Pre-requisite: 2 Basics series.

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Tango Meets Kizomba! Fusion Workshops and Party Sept 20-21 http://argentinetango.us/tango-meets-kizomba-fusion-workshops-and-party-sept-20-21/ http://argentinetango.us/tango-meets-kizomba-fusion-workshops-and-party-sept-20-21/#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:11:48 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1438 Join Noche Latina and M&M Tango for a wild weekend of innovative fusion workshops on traditional Argentine Tango and Kizomba, a vogue new Latin dance. 

A series of classes from basic to advanced will introduce each dance and demonstrate the common elements of these two sensual dances that share movements and common African roots.

In addition to a basic introduction to each, we will

(1) show how knowing Kizomba is a bridge to learning Tango,

(2) teach how tango dancers can quickly learn Kizomba basics, and

(3) demonstrate intermediate and advanced footwork, embellishments, and musicality that cross-over to take your dancing to the next level.

When:

Saturday, 1:00 to 4:15 (Classes)

Sunday, 12:45 to 5:45 (Classes)

Sunday, 6:00 to 10:00 (Fall Equinox Party)

 

Class Schedule:

20 Sept 13:00 – 14:30 

Intro to Tango Basics for Kizomba dancers, lead and follow — Mixed levels

Intro to Kizomba

20 Sept 14:45 – 16:15

(1) Footwork and adornments for ladies and men (crossover for Kizomba or Tango) — Mixed levels

(2) Kizomba body position and connection

21 Sept 12:45 – 14:15

(1) Musicality: Rhythm and beat for dancers of Kizomba and Tango — Mixed levels

(2) Sayida footwork

21 Sept 14:30 – 16:00

(1) Beautiful Ochos (crossover for Kizomba or Tango) — Mixed levels ‘

(2) 21 Sept 16:15 –17:45 Fun with foot drags and Paradas (crossover for Kizomba or Tango) — Intermediate/advanced, or taken in sequence as part of the series

 

***Register via paypal to MandMTango@gmail.com

*Full pass (five classes, including fusion dance party): Pre-registration discount (by noon Friday 9/19): $80 Door: $100 ]

*Single classes (your choice) Each $20 / $18 students with ID (Pre-registration for 3+ classes includes party cover charge and reserves your place. Pay for as many classes as you intend to take).

*Fall Equinox Dance Party $13 / $10 students with ID (free with full pass or 3+ classes)

 

Where: All events take place in the studios of The New England Tango Academy, 620 Cambridge St., Cambridge Parking: Street (Saturday, meters take quarters; Sunday free) Meter lot on Warren Street at corner of Cambridge Street (free Sundays) Nearest T Stations: Redline, Kendall and Central

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New Beginner Series Thursday Sept. 18 http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-thursday-sept-18/ http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-thursday-sept-18/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:13:08 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1434 Register here:

https://www.eventjoy.com/e/4-week-beginner-argentine-tango-series-thursdays-700-815pm-295610

4 week series, 7-8:15PM

The beginner level is for those with absolutely no experience in tango or dancing, or those who want to review and polish basic technique. The beginner classes run in five week series, with new series starting every four weeks. The complete curriculum for the beginner class is spread over eight weeks, and can be completed by taking two consecutive series.

The goal of the beginner level classes is to provide the student with fundamental elements of Argentine Tango, including walking, the basic step, basic changes of direction, and forward and backward ochos. The proper embrace, balance, control, rhythm and basic lead or follow technique are introduced in this class as the main elements of the dance in order to improvise.

Please wear comfortable clothes (no dress code) and bring shoes with smooth soles.

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Chacarera! Basics and Beyond http://argentinetango.us/chacarera-basics-and-beyond/ http://argentinetango.us/chacarera-basics-and-beyond/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:34:36 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1427 Description:
Chacarera ia a very popular Argentinean folk dance. It is danced mainly at folklore fiestas but also as a break at many milongas (especially in Buenos Aires).  It is super fun and flirty!  In this series, we will focus on everything you need to know to partake in the fun and flirty dance, while also offering a little something extra each week for those looking to take it to the next level!
Dates & Times: 
  • Mondays, Aug 11, 18, and 25th
  • 7:00-8:15pm
Pricing:
  • $17 per class (NETA standard pricing
  • suggested 3-class series price: $40
  • Use your NETA class card
Instructors:
  • Milton & Tilly
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New Beginner Series July 2014 http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-july-2014/ http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-july-2014/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:40:36 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1411 We will have 2 beginner series starting in July:

Tuesdays, starting July 22 (7PM)

Signup: https://www.eventjoy.com/e/5-week-beginner-argentine-tango-series-tuesdays-700-815pm-295614

Thursdays, starting July 17 (7PM)

Signup: https://www.eventjoy.com/e/5-week-beginner-argentine-tango-series-thursdays-700-815pm-254101

We will also have a free beginner practice on Tuesday July 15, from 7 to 8:15PM.  Come by to work on the beginner steps or if you have missed a class and want to review!

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New Beginner Series (Tuesdays 6/10 – 7/8) http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-tuesdays-610-78/ http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-tuesdays-610-78/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:58:36 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1403 We have a new beginner series starting next Thursday 6/5!

Reserve a space or sign up below:

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New Classes with Hsueh-tze (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) http://argentinetango.us/new-classes-with-hsueh-tze-tuesdays-wednesdays/ http://argentinetango.us/new-classes-with-hsueh-tze-tuesdays-wednesdays/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:10:38 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1405 Wednesdays starting 6/11, Tuesdays starting 6/17!
5  TUESDAYS    (6/17 – 7/15) 
7:00 PM  CLOSE EMBRACE FUNDAMENTALS  (Adv. Beginners, Intermediate)
Skills & secrets for dancing comfortably within a close embrace.  Work on posture, balance, connection, musicality and basic figures for dancing rhythmically & melodically within a shared axis.   Pre-requisite:  2 Basic series or equivalent.

8:30 PM  CLOSE EMBRACE FIGURES: DANCING IN A small SPACE  (the Classics!)  (Intermediate)
Dance the close embrace (apilado) style of Buenos Aires milongas.  Dance with cadence and the ability to mark the music.  Explore classic figures that can be done in small spaces and their innovative variations.  Figures include giros, cortes, milonguero-style ochos, cambio de lado, cambio de frente, salida de 1940′s.  Pre-requisite: Close Embrace Fundamentals (may be concurrent). 

5 WEDNESDAYS  (6/11 – 7/9) 
7:00 PM  BASICS 
 (All Levels & New Beginners)
Fundamentals of social tango with work on posture, partner connection and musicality.  Explore ways to dance comfortably from the start.  We will cover the technique for walks, crosses, runs, and how to improvise in parallel and cross systems.  (This course is a pre-requisite for all other Blue Tango classes.) 

8:30 PM  MILONGUERO NUEVO  (Intermediate / Adv. Intermediate) 
Find innovative ways to add to your vocabulary within a close embrace. Incorporate tango nuevo elements socially even on a crowded floor.  Current series will focus on single axis turns & changes of direction.  Prerequisite: Two Close Embrace series or equivalent. 

 

Pricing & Additional Info
www.bluetango.org/classes.html

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New Beginner Series (Thursdays 6/5 – 7/3) http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-thursdays-65-73/ http://argentinetango.us/new-beginner-series-thursdays-65-73/#comments Sat, 31 May 2014 16:47:28 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1399 We have a new beginner series starting next Thursday 6/5!

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Milonga XO with DJ Jean-Sebastien Viard from Montreal http://argentinetango.us/milonga-xo-with-dj-jean-sebastien-viard-from-montreal/ http://argentinetango.us/milonga-xo-with-dj-jean-sebastien-viard-from-montreal/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 23:17:25 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1392
Please join us for Milonga X-Olé this Friday! Come enjoy an elegant evening out dancing to traditional Argentine Tango music at the most romantic milonga in Boston.
Wear the sultry colors of Andalusia.

Our DJ is Jean-Sébastien Viard from Montreal.

Dancing from 9:30 to 1:00 am. Mixed levels tango class by our DJ Jean-Sébastien from 8:15 to 9:15 on “Options at the Cross”.

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Menu: Treats from sunny Spain

Where: 620 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Class: $17 / $15 students with ID
Milonga: $12 / $10 students with ID
Class and milonga: $25 / $22 students with ID

Free street parking
Public parking lot nearby on Warren St., near corner of Cambridge and Warren
Nearest T-stop: Kendall or Lechmere

 

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“Own Your Dance” Tango Seminar with Armando Orzuza & Nuria Martinez at NETA!! http://argentinetango.us/own-your-dance-tango-seminar-with-armando-orzuza-nuria-martinez-at-neta/ http://argentinetango.us/own-your-dance-tango-seminar-with-armando-orzuza-nuria-martinez-at-neta/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 20:35:07 +0000 http://argentinetango.us/?p=1389 Armando & Nuria @ NETA

 

 

 

 

We are very happy to bring the following seminars to the Boston Tango community based on many conversations and questions posed by you. We would like to see by the end of our time working together with you during the seminars and guided practicas a fluid, effortless, and pleasurable dancing that shows musicality, subtle complexity, and connection. We want you to own your dance in every moment. Please, feel free to bring any questions you have related to the topics of study since the sessions will not be a lecture type class. We would like to help you learn how to self-direct your own learning in Tango.

Saturday May 17th, 2014
Seminar Three, 1:00 to 2:30pm
Dancer’s Role in Tango; How to dance creating structure and covering empty spaces.
Seminar Four, 2:30 to 4:00pm
Owning your dance; how to integrate in your dancing all elements learned in the previous seminars.
Guided Practica: 4:00 to 6:00pm
We will be available for any questions you may have and we will give you any feedback in what we may think relevant to your learning process.

Location:
New England Tango Academy, 620 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
Contact: info@armandoynuriatango.com or call 917-595-0935
Prices:
One seminar – $25
Two seminars – $50 (guided practica included)
Guided practica – $8

We hope to see you all!!

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