Its that time of the year where it seems almost everyone I know is either in Buenos Aires right now, will be going soon or just got back. But thankfully, its also that time of the year when many maestros are here visiting us! We are very lucky to have these talented folks in town. Please take advantage of their upcoming workshops and classes.
Below is a list of visiting Tango instructors for the month of March.
Cecilia is a world-famous performer and teacher from Buenos Aires. She visits and teaches here in San Francisco on a yearly basis. We are very lucky to have her and she is definitely a tango legend.
Cecilia is well respected by the Buenos Aires tango community and has taught and danced at numerous festivals around the world. Along the way she has partnered with some of the most famous tangueros of her generation: Osvaldo Zotto, Fabian Salas and Mariano ‘Chicho’ Frumboli, to name a few.
She is known for her technical precision, fluidity, elegance of movements and improvisation.
Her thorough knowledge and passion for teaching makes her a very appreciated and requested tango teacher. She is regularly invited to give workshops in Europe and North America since 1996. She has taught in Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and US.
These are her weekend workshops:
March 21st at Monte Cristo, 136 Missouri, SF
“Secret Moves for a Crowded Floor”
A workshop-length class, 7:30–9:00
$20 with milonga to follow (No registration required: pay at the door.)
March 22nd and 23rd at Nirmala’s Studio, 3971 26th Street, SF
A total of 6 workshops at Intermediate to Advanced levels. Three classes each day from 1pm to 6pm.
To Pre-Register and for info on Privates contact: Gary Weinberg Weinberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Facundo de la Cruz & Paola Sanz
Facundo De La Cruz & Paola Sanz won the title of World Champions of Tango Salon at the 10th World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires on August 12, 2012. They are talented representatives of a generation of young dancers who are dedicated to the art and tradition of salon tango. Hailing from the provinces of Cordoba and Chubut, Argentina, they have honed their dance for more than ten years, four of which have been together. Their independent exploration of the essence of tango salon, elegance, connection, and musicality, has allowed them to create a dance that is unique, yet traditional. After winning several tango competitions in the provinces, they moved to Buenos Aires, where they are teaching and performing in many prominent venues. Facundo is known for his crisp enrosques and sharp syncopations, and Paola for her delicate and elegant footwork.
This is their second year here and are in high demand.
Friday, March 21st at Milonga El Abrazo, Danzhaus 1275 Connecticut, San Francisco, CA
8:00 – 9:30 Workshop ” Tango Salon – Control in reduced space” (Intermediate level)
Sunday, March 22nd at Alberto’s, 736 W. Dana St., Mountain View, CA
Facundo & Paola are available for privates. Please contact Mayumi soon since they will likely be booked quickly, especially their evening times are limited. Contact Mayumi: mayumifujio at gmail.com
Santiago & Amy
Santiago & Amy are a very popular teaching couple here in the Bay Area, known not only for their exact teaching at Tango Escuela but their kind and gregarious personalities. They now travel continuously around the U.S. and Europe as well as much time in Buenos Aires, but do stop back at least once or twice a year to offer Tango Escuela, 4-week sessions.
As a professional couple Santiago and Amy have been dancing Tango Salon together since 2007. They’ve studied with and learned from different master teachers and milongueros, always prevailing traditional Tango Salon.
They focus their tango on the subtleties of the embrace, the elegance, the connection and the quality of movement. They come from a place of rudimentary knowledge and deep technique. They transmit in their dance, as in their lessons, the importance of celebrating tango from the intimacy of the embrace and the unique encounter of two people.
They have been invited to be part of the most important and acclaimed International Tango Festivals sharing the cast with most prestigious masters of tango.
This their Bay Area schedule for the month of March:
SAN FRANCISCO: Tuesdays from 8 to 10pm – La Pista
MONTEREY: Wednesdays from 8 to 10 – Pacific Grove Studios
SAN JOSE: Saturdays from 6 to 8pm – CPAA.
OAKLAND: Sundays from 4:30pm to 6pm – Studio 1924
Note for San Francisco Tango Escuela – This successful program starting on March 25th encloses a complete vision of Argentine Tango: full technique, the culture of the dance, understanding the mechanisms and the relationship between the couple. It gives the tools to resolve issues of both ones own dance and the couple’s, allowing the individual to fully enjoy the dance.
For more info: email@example.com (831) 920- 7444
Soledad Nani from TangoQueer Buenos Aires will be teaching a Queer Tango Workshop here in the Bay Area, March 14th to 17th.
Soledad is a renowned teacher and dancer, and one of the most internationally acclaimed female leaders. This will be her 2nd US workshop series. There will be three days and three nights of milongas, practicas, performances, classes and workshops for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers.
Soledad is a gifted tango dancer, lead and follow, known for her musicality and creativity on the social dance floor. She is now a highly sought after instructor and performer in Buenos Aires and Europe. Her teaching focuses on the integration of tango basics, and developing tango movement in your entire body to create a dance with your partner that is an improvised, musical collaboration.
Friday March 14th- Monday March 17th
Full Schedule, Registration and Pricing can be found HERE.
Questions, want to book a private or send a love note: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy & Jon
Judy and Jon now live in Las Vegas, but had spent numerous years prior living, dancing and teaching in Buenos Aires.
Judy and Jon describe their lives as ‘living and breathing tango’ and believe the soul of tango is found between a man and a woman dancing on a public floor. They are known for the intensity of their dance and for their excellent social dance style. Particularly good for beginners, Judy and Jon are acclaimed for their clear teaching technique and individual attention to students. They believe that pasos (steps) are tools that help us learn technique which frees us to explore the deeper meaning of the dance.
Master Milongueros Judy & Jon are the only north American couple to ever be adopted by the portenos as ‘Authentic Milongueros’. During the years they lived in Buenos Aires they acquired a profound understanding of the dance, history, culture, and music of the Tango. Jon is known for his elegance and creativity and his connection and sentimiento within the embrace. Judy is admired for her embellishments and beautiful foot placement.
They teach traditional Tango de Salon social and exhibition style. Together they transmit teach their own ‘Tango Verdad System’ with clarity, charm, and intelligence. Judy & Jon have been profiled and featured in major Buenos Aires tango magazines including La Milonga, B. A. Tango and Diostango. In 2009 they were honored with the award ‘P’a Que Bailen Los Muchachos’. They are the authors of the illustrated step by step exercise manual ‘Tango Body Mechanics’, and they have produced a DVD ‘Judy & Jon y Sus Amigos Que Bailen.’
They will be teaching around they Bay Area, March 20th – 25th
Teaching and Performing: Thursday at The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA
Teaching and Performing: Saturday at the Santa Cruz Milonga, 2800 Porter Street, Soquel, CA
For more info and to schedule privates, email: email@example.com or 520.907.2050