The Cal Poly Ballroom Dance Club presents an

Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté

Friday, January 30th at SLO Oddfellows' Hall

6:00 – 7:30 pm Salon Style

Follower's Salon Style (Open Embrace) Technique.

7:30 – 9:00 pm Improvisation

Unlocking the Secrets of Improvisation.

Saturday, January 31st at Linnaea's Café

4:45 – 5:45 pm "Tango Chat"

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Come hang out at Linnaea's with us. Christy will play some CD's and talk about the music and Tango in general. This is a great opportunity to learn about the context of the dance and ask lots of questions. No charge for the chat, but Linnaea does have some very tempting goodies on the menu.

Saturday, January 31st at SLO Oddfellows' Hall

6:00 – 7:30 pm Milonga

Enjoy the upbeat and fun, immediate predecessor of the Tango.

7:30 – 9:00 pm Milonguero Style

Technique for Leaders and Followers in Milonguero Style (Close Embrace) Tango.

Linnaea's Café: 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. From 101, Exit Marsh St., Left on Garden (2 blocks past Nipomo, there is no traffic signal).

SLO Oddfellows’ Hall: 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. From 101, Exit Marsh St., Left on Nipomo. Dana Street is the first left after Higuera.

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 $80 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.

Christy Coté -- dancing, choreographing and teaching professionally for more than 25 years -- began her career as a Ballroom and Latin dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios. For the past 9 years, she has devoted her love of dance to Argentine Tango becoming one of San Francisco's most respected dancers and teachers. She has been featured locally on KVTU's Segment 2 Report with Bob MacKenzie, KPIX/Channel 5 Evening Magazine and nationally in Dance Spirit Magazine.

As the Creator and Director of the Academia de Tango Argentino at San Francisco's popular Metronome Ballroom she oversees and teaches a full schedule of group and private classes, workshops, practicas and Milongas. Christy's teaching method has recently been published by Dance Vision and is their first Argentine Tango syllabus, soon to be accompanied by a series of videos by Christy & George Garcia of Honolulu.

Christy also co-hosts the popular Mariposa Argentine Tango Club Milonga. This is San Francisco's longest running Milonga, now in its 8th year.

Christy performs regularly with MonTango, Trio Garufa and other Tango musicians and produces monthly Tango shows at San Francisco's Peña Pacha Mama restaurant. Christy has performed with various partners including Pampa Cortes (of Forever Tango fame), Daniel Lapadula (Buenos Aires), Marcos Questas (Las Vegas), Angel Garcia (New York City) and George Garcia (Honolulu) as well as with her performance group, The LiberTango Dancers.

Christy has shared her love of this dance teaching and performing Argentine Tango from San Francisco, to Las Vegas and as far away as Istanbul, Turkey and is now looking forward to adding San Luis Obispo to her Tango journey!

Christy’s web site is at

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

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