Friday, Saturday, Sunday
January 22, 23, & 24, 2016
(Snow dates = February 5, 6, & 7)
We are excited to be welcoming Karen Jaffe, tangogypsies.com, back to Sapphire! This weekend will offer you more of the skills you need to get you out on the floor and enjoy this wonderful social dance. We have a weekend full of workshops, a practilonga and private lessons. Reserve your spot today!
Friday, Jan 22, 7-9pm,
Focus on Fundamentals
Building and strengthening your foundation in Tango is like building a solid and level foundation for your home. Everything you put on top of it will be that much better with a dependable and consistent base! This workshop will include these fundamantal concepts:
- Developing technique for better balance
- Refining the walk
- Improving connection and communication with your partner
- Co-creating more dynamic movement
- Making a more inviting and comfortable embrace, while still being effective in sending and receiving information.
- Exploring musical elements to keep your dance fresh and interesting.
Saturday, Jan 23, 1-4:30pm,
Next Steps in Tango: Ochos!
Ochos, and more ochos! While focusing on technique, comfort, and efficiency, let's have some fun exploring the dynamic connection and overall beauty of both front and back ochos. This workshop will start at a fundamental level with technique and exercises to both fine tune more experienced dancers and build a foundation for newer dancers. We will then progress quickly, based on the needs and desires of the group, adding more varitations and possibilities for ochos involving close and open embraces, tools for navigation, and musical variations to include in your social dancing.
Sunday Afternoon, Jan 24, 2-5pm,
With Pre-Dance Lesson on Musicallity
Discover and play with the rhythm and feeling of the romantic Vals: one member of the family of Argentine Tango music that is danced at the Milonga. This lesson will show you how to adapt movements from your current vocabulary to Vals rhythm, adding to your repertoire and giving you another dance to enjoy.
The practilonga is a relatively new social dancing event that combines the relaxed etiquette of a practica with many of the same elements you will find at a more formal milonga. Everyone is welcome to attend - workshop participants and the folks who couldn't make it for the workshops as well.
In addition to providing the pre-dance lesson, Karen Jaffe will also DJ mostly traditional golden age music. She will be available to offer feedback, answer your questions about class material and other topics.
Saturday, Jan 23, 10am, 11am, 5pm, AND
Sunday, Jan 24, 10am, 11am, 12pm,
Karen will be available for private lessons Saturday and before the Practilonga on Sunday. These sell out fast - book yours now!
sign up for the whole weekend before the end of October to get an extra 15% off the price!
Friday, Path to Tango, 2hrs - $28 per person
Saturday, Next Steps to Tango: Ochos, 3.5hrs - $48 per person
Sunday Practilonga - $15 per person - everyone welcome!
Or get the whole weekend for $76!
(Not including Private Lessons)
Private lessons are $85 for 50min. If you would like to organize a group private lesson, contact us for pricing.