Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté & Darren Lees

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, September 9th

8:30 – 9:30 pm Chamuyo and
9:30 – 11:00 pm Milonga

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

Continue the evening with food, drink, music, and most of all dancing. There will be a demo for your enjoyment. No cover for this social dancing event.

Saturday, September 10th

1:30 – 3:00 pm Basics

If this is “your first embrace with Argentine Tango” or you are a beginning level dancer, this is the class for you. Christy & Darren’s clear teaching style will have you moving gracefully in no time.

3:00 – 4:30 pm Leader's Technique

The main focus of this class will be on the techniques of leading Salon Style (open embrace) Tango. But ladies, don’t think you won’t get anything out of this class, Christy wouldn’t let that happen! – For all levels.

4:30 – 6:00 pm Vals

Understanding this beautiful and unique Argentine Waltz - For all levels.

8:30 – 11:00 pm Special Saturday Milonga

In honor of our special guests, Christy & Darren, we are having an extra social dance this weekend. $5 cover, refreshments will be provided. They will do a performance as well so be prepared to be dazzled!

Sunday, September 11th

12:00 – 1:30 pm Milonga Basics

Learn how to apply basic Tango technique to this fun and upbeat predecessor to Tango.

1:30 – 3:00 pm Leader's Technique

The main focus of this class will be on the techniques of leading Milonguero Style (close embrace where two really do dance as one) Tango – For all levels.

3:00 – 4:30 pm Dancing with Pugliese

Explore Salon Style Tango with Carpa and Volcada with the dramatic music of Osvaldo Pugliese. This class will challenge the intermediate and advanced dancers to expand their vocabulary and improve their musicality.

All Workshop Events at Central Coast Dance: 2004 10th St., Los Osos. From Hwy 101 (north or south), exit on Los Osos Valley Rd. Proceed 10 miles Northwest to Los Osos and turn Right on 10th St., continue 2 blocks to Central Coast Dance on the corner of Santa Ynez Ave., above Los Osos Liquor. Please park on the street, because the lot is reserved for convenience store customers.

Cost: $20 per person per class. Register for multiple classes and save: 4 for $70, 5 for $85, or all 6 for $90. 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 been published in the Argentine Tango Manual by Dance Vision and is complimented by a series of 15 instructional DVDs/VHS tapes by Christy & George Garcia of Honolulu. (Book and Videos available at Dance Vision).

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 looking forward to returning to San Luis Obispo on her Tango journey!

Christy’s web site is at

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

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