Argentine Tango Workshop

with Brooke Burdett

Friday, January 16th at Shell Beach Vets Hall

6:00 – 7:30 pm Salon Style

Leader's Salon Style (Open Embrace) Technique.

7:30 – 9:00 pm Vals

Understanding this beautiful and unique Argentine version of the waltz.

Shell Beach Veterans' Hall: 230 Leeward Ave., Shell Beach. From 101, Exit 193, then south on Shell Beach Blvd. Leeward is one block past the stop in front of Alex’s BBQ.

Saturday, January 17th at SLO Vets Hall

11:30 – 1:00 pm Salon Style

Basics of Salon Style (Open Embrace) Tango.

1:00 – 2:30 pm Milonguero Style

Basics of Milonguero Style (Close Embrace) Tango.

SLO Veterans' Hall: 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo near Grand Ave. and Monterey St.

Cost: $20 per person per class. Register for more than one class at a time and save:   2 for $35, 3 for $50, or all 4 for $60. Students save an additional $5 with ID. One hour private classes also available for $70 per couple, contact Rich to schedule.

The last 15 minutes of each class will be for practice and/or warm-up for next class. Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss anything.

Brooke Burdett is known for her leap across continents almost 7 years ago that took her from the Denver area on a "tango calling" to Buenos Aires where she currently resides. Recognized for her original and delicate footwork and celebrated for her clarity and generosity in the classroom, Brooke teaches and performs tango in Buenos Aires, the U.S. and Canada and has made instructional videos with Daniel Trenner and Mariano Frumboli (better known as "Chicho"). Respected as an expert follower AND leader, she feels incredibly "Argentine-like" as a dancer, yet she is able to articulate and impart what she knows in an easy-to-understand North American vernacular. Brooke's tango is also informed by a variety of movement forms, including jazz, yoga, contact improvisation and African dances.

Using an innovative and stimulating method, Brooke teaches so that students can be creative from the start, encouraging exploration and play at all levels. Her style brigdes the gap between younger and older generations, and she concentrates on body dynamics essential for both open and closed embrace dancing. Her most influential teachers have been Gustavo Naveira & Olga Besio, Chicho, Graciela Gonzalez, Florencia Taccetti, Mingo & Esther Pugliese and Juan Bruno. She also atttibutes her knowledge to the inmeasurable amount of time dancing in the salons of Buenos Aires and the information transmitted to her directly from her partners on the dance floor.

Brooke’s web site is at

For more info: Call Rich, (805)783-0569.

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