Argentine Tango Workshop

with Michelle & Murat Erdemsel

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Monday, June 30th

5:30 – 6:30 pm Chamuyo at Higher Groundz, San Luis Obispo

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Kick off the evening with a free discussion group (chamuyo). Michelle & Murat will discuss the music, dance, and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and wellcome this wonderful couple on their first visit to San Luis Obispo. Join us at Higher Groundz Family Coffee House, 3230 Broad St., Suite 130. No Cover, but a great opportunity for a light dinner before class!

7:00 – 8:30 pm Experiencing the Dark Side (of the embrace) (Beginning / Intermediate)
at the San Luis Obispo Vets’ Hall, Grand Ave. & Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

Details TBA.

8:30 – 10:00 pm Exorcising the Evil from your dance (Intermediate) at the SLO Vets’ Hall

Clarification of fundamentals; learn to be more precise in our understanding and practice of the dance. 

Tuesday, July 1st

7:00 – 9:00 pm Pot-Luck Dinner at Vance & Leslie's Home, 3073 Bahia Ct., SLO

Wednesday, July 2nd at the San Luis Obispo Odd Fellows' Hall

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.

5:30 – 7:00 pm Ocho Cortado (Intermediate / Advanced)

The Cut Eight - change of direction: Occurs when a molinete or an ocho-like movement is stopped and sent back upon itself. This class can grow in many directions and possibilities. 

7:00 – 8:30 pm Ochos or Molinete (all levels, including absolute beginners)

Details TBA. Singles welcome, no partner or experience required.

8:30 – 10:00 pm Turns for Small Spaces (Advanced)

Turns for social dancing. Unlike all other classes, a partner is required for this deceptively challenging class.

Class fee schedule per person: 1 - $30, 2 - $55, 3 - $80, 4 - $100, all 5 - $115.

Individual Private Instruction is $100 per hour per instructor, maximum one couple per instructor. Semi-private classes are $70 per couple per hour, led by both instructors with a minimum of three couples. Please contact Rich to schedule, 783-0569.

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.

Murat & Michelle Erdemsel started dancing together in 2005. They have chose a style of living that keeps them on the road traveling to teach at major festivals and perform at the milongas as well as with live music such as the Color Tango Orchestra. They visit NYC and Washington DC often and spend time in Hawaii. We are fortunite to have them visit us on their west coast tour.

Born in Istanbul, Murat has been described as one of the strongest leads in the United States as a dancer and instructor. He has taught in most of the major tango events in North America and has influenced large numbers of dancers with his unique perspective of dance and instruction while he maintains his teaching position for Dance Manhattan in NYC.

Michelle was born in Hawaii and took her first steps in dance at the age of 6 at the world renowned San Francisco School of Ballet. Her dance experience can only be described as eclectic, ranging from modern, jazz, flamenco, hula and theatre dance. She discovered tango and traveled to learn and dance all over the US and in Argentina. Now, Michelle has dedicated her life to teaching and dancing tango with her husband.

See videos and read more about Michelle and Murat at their web site,

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

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