Argentine Tango Workshop

with Mila Vigdorova & Korey Ireland

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, September 29th

6:00 – 7:30 pm Introduction Lesson and Demonstration at Cal Poly

For your first Tango Embrace, come to the Rec Center on the Cal Poly Campus. Mila & Korey will introduce basic tango concepts for those who have little or no tango experience. After this class, you'll be ready for the "All Levels" classes Saturday and Sunday. At the end of class, they will inspire us all with a demonstration encouraging us to pursue tango. Only $8 per person for this special intro class. (Campus parking permits are not required on Fridays after 5pm.)

8:00 – 9:00 pm Chamuyo and
9:00 – 11:30 pm Milonga at the SLO Odd Fellows' Hall

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Enjoy a free discussion group (chamuyo) with Mila & Korey to get their perspective on the music, dance, and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and enjoy meeting this couple.

Mila & Korey will kick-off the evening's dancing with a demo for your enjoyment. No cover for this social dancing event.

Saturday, September 30th

12:30 – 2:00 pm Phrasing and Cadence (all levels)

Moving Simply in the Music -- Dancing as an extension of the music is more is a much bigger factor in a pleasurable dance experience than a bunch of fancy moves. This class will focus on moving with the music, ideal for all levels of dancers regardless of experience.

2:00 – 3:30 pm Exotic Paradas (Beginning / Intermediate)

The term Parada, comes from the verb, parar, to stop. For dancers who have already been working on their basic tango skills, this class will give us a playful or dramatic element to incorporate into our interpretation of the music.

4:00 – 5:30 pm Painting the Music (Intermediate)

A Volcada Toolkit -- This class will focus on the leading and following skills needed to create beautiful and pleasurable volcadas (from the verb Volcar - to tip-over or capsize) in close embrace. Gentlemen will be challenged "to lead like Jedi Masters."   :-)

5:30 – 7:00 pm Pleasing Her (Intermediate)

Follower's Favorites -- Ladies, need we say more? And guys, you won't want to miss this one. For intermediate level dancers.

Sunday, October 1st

5:00 – 6:30 pm High Definition Ochos (all levels)

All levels of dancers will benefit from Korey's leading experience and Mila's beautiful technique in dancing ochos -- as fundamental to tango as walking.

6:30 – 8:00 pm Cross System Vals (Beginning / Intermediate)

Understanding the beautiful Argentine Waltz with emphasis on dancing in cross system (the uneven walk).

San Luis Obispo Odd Fellow's Hall

Except for the Intro Class at Cal Poly, 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: $25 per person per class. Register for multiple classes at once and save: 3 for $70, 4 for $85, 5 for $95, or get all 6 for $100 (not including Friday's Intro Class).
One-hour private classes available for $80 per couple, and one-hour semi-private classes for $160 for upto 8 people. Please contact Rich & Leslie 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.

Mila Vigdorova and Korey Ireland teach in a way that presents ideas and structures illustrated by particular movements. They strive for a balance of ideas and experience so that the brain and the body both get a chance to explore the topic. They have been dancing and teaching together as much as possible since meeting in January 2005 at the tango mecca, El Corte in Buenos Aires.

Korey is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. Originally from Kansas City, he has spent the better part of the last three years traveling and teaching tango in England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia, and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection.

Mila has danced classic, folk, and jazz since she was 5 years old. She discovered tango in 2000 and has hardly missed a milonga since. A tango junkie, she first spent all her money and vacation time on tango travels from her home in Moscow, Russia to Tango festivals in Europe and to Buenos Aires. In 2003, she opened her tango school in Moscow teaching, organizing workshops with Argentine masters, and staging tango shows.

Korey & Mila’s web site is at www.ko-arts.com/KoreyMila.htm.

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

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