Argentine Tango Workshop

with Agustina Videla & Claudio Asprea

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, September 17th

6:30 – 7:30 pm Chamuyo and
7:30 – 10:00 pm Milonga at Higher Groundz

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Kick off the evening with a free discussion group (chamuyo). Agustina & Claudio will discuss the music, dance and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and enjoy meeting this couple.

Continue the evening with great food, drink, music, and most of all dancing. They will do a demo or two for your enjoyment. No cover for this social dancing event at the Higher Groundz Family Coffee House, 3230 Broad St., Suite 130, San Luis Obispo (Broad and Orcutt).

Saturday, September 18th

2:00 – 3:30 pm Fundamentals

Professionals and beginners alike need to work on the fundamental elements of Tango. There is always something in our posture and form to be more aware of to make us look fantastic on the dance floor. Issues with more advanced movements can most often be traced back to balance, foot-work, connection, parallel & crossed (even / uneven) walk, forward & back ochos.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Beyond the Basics

Agustina & Claudio step it up a notch and help us with some more demanding skills: changing directions, changing dynamics, as well as enrosques & acceleration in turns.

7:00 – 8:00 pm Tango for Absolute Beginners
8:00 - 10:00 pm Love 2 Dance, Social Dancing

If you can walk, you can learn to Tango!

Before the dance, kick off the evening with a one hour Argentine Tango lesson. Agustina & Claudio will lead a special introduction covering the basics required to get around the floor. Cost for class and dance together is $10 per person and is not part of the workshop price structure.

Linda Drake is hosting the dance. Come enjoy a varity of music -- tango, ballroom, salsa, west coast swing, etc.

Sunday, September 19th

2:00 – 3:30 pm More Fundamentals

In this class, explore turning techniques and the skills and techniques of both leading and following. We will also examine the essential and elusive role of musicality.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Milonga

Spice up your Milonga with Agustina & Claudio’s insight to this fun dance with such useful skills as traspié, syncopation, and corridas.

San Luis Obispo Oddfellow's Hall

Saturday and Sunday, it's all happening at 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. From Hwy 101 (north or south), exit on Marsh St. From Marsh, turn left on Nipomo St., and Dana St. is the first left after Higuera.

Cost: $20 per person per class. Register for multiple classes and save: 3 for $55 or all 4 for $70. 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.

Agustina Videla and Claudio Asprea have been dance partners since 1997. They have performed at many major tango events in Buenos Aires and appeared several times on Argentine Television. They have also been part of numerous tango shows on multiple continents.

Agustina and Claudio have toured Europe several times, performing and teaching in Austria, France, Germany, Luxemboug, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Russia as well as a large number of cities in the United States including New York, Washington, San Francisco, and Miami. They will be teaching and performing at Portland's 8th Annual October TangoFest, October 13-17.

Agustina & Claudio’s web site is at

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

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We all had a great time!

Dick and Doris had this to say about the weekend:

We think that they are:
1. amazing dancers - what they can do is incredible,
2. great teachers - every few minutes in all of the classes they were right there with us pointing out what to do to do the steps better. They were totally attentive and caring. They seemed genuinely interested in having us learn what they were teaching,
3. simply friendly, outgoing, personable, lovely people. How can anyone help but like them.
So would we ever take classes from them again? IN A HEART BEAT!!

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