One of the most popular contemporary teachers and performers in North America today, Tomas Howlin, returns to the Bay Area.
A professional Argentine Tango dancer, performer, and teacher with over 20 years experience, Tomas Howlin is steeped in the traditional aesthetic that has characterized the elegance of tango for the past 60 years. A native of Buenos Aires, his career began in well-known tango clubs of Buenos Aires, when tango was resurging from a long sleep after the Golden Age of Tango. His most influential teachers were Ernesto Pupi Castello, Jose Brahemcha, Gustavo Naveira, Graciela Gonzalez, and Pepe Avellaneda.
A patient and dedicated teacher, Tomas’ unique method is grounded in his Argentine cultural roots. His students have described Tomas as an inspiring teacher who makes tango accessible in a continually renewing way. Tomas offers a portal to traditional tango to the contemporary tango community. He approaches students with gentle humor, engaging them in the process of discovering the seemingly ungraspable tango. His classes are in high demand at festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Thomas will be teaching and performing with our local Tanguera, Shorey Meyers. Below is a video of Thomas and Shorey’s performance at the Monte Cristo Milonga last year.
Friday May 25th – catch Thomas and Shorey at Milonga El Abrazo at Danzhous
8:00 – 9:30pm “Open in Close” – Getting fancy in close embrace – intermediate level class
9:30 – 2am milonga
Weekend Workshops at Danzhaus
1275 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, CA
Workshop 1: 8:00 – 9:30pm
Open in Close (Int)
– Getting fancy in Close Embrace
Work Shop 2: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Core Fundamental Technique, gloves off (All level)
– A technique that makes a difference
Work Shop 3: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Villa Urquieza (Int/Adv)
– what really is Villa Urquiza Tango?
Work Shop 4: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Vertigo in Intimacy (Int)
– Essentially close- embrace Colgadas
Work Shop 5: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Flashy, no sweat boles (Int)
All workshop are $30 at the door
or Preregister for a better rate:
1 workshop: $25/ class
2 workshops: $45
3 workshops: $65
4 workshops: $80
5 workshops: $95
5 workshops and Milonga El Abrazo: $100
For more information, preregister or to schedule private lessons, contact:
Mayumi Fujio (415) 533 7851