Argentine Tango Workshop

with Agustina Videla & Claudio Asprea

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, August 8th

7:00 – 8:00 pm Chamuyo and
8:00 – 10:00 pm Milonga at the San Luis Obispo Odd Fellows' Hall

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Kick off the weekend 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 and their baby, Lucas.

Continue the evening with great music and dancing. They will do a demo or two for your enjoyment. No cover for this social dancing event 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.

Saturday, August 9th

12:00 – 1:30 pm Fundamentals (all levels)

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.

1:45 – 3:15 pm Beyond the Basics (Intermediate)

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.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Tango (Intermediate)

Elegant execution of entertaining moves like sweeps, secadas. & ganchos.

Sunday, August 10th

5:00 – 6:30 pm More Fundamentals (Beginning / Intermediate)

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.

6:45 – 8:15 pm Milonga (Intermediate)

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: $30 per person per class. Register for multiple classes at once and save: 2 for $55, 3 for $75, 4 for $95 or all 5 for $110. Individual Private Instruction is $85 per hour per instructor, maximum of one couple per instructor. Semi-private classes are $60 per couple per hour, led by both instructors with a minimum of three couples. Please 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.

Monday, August 11th at SLO Vets' Hall

7:00 – 10:00 pm Review and Practice (all levels)

Agustina & Claudio will review the material covered over the weekend and answer questions. You will also have plenty of time to practice and have opportunities to receive corrections from these expert teachers. $15 for the evening at the San Luis Obispo Vets' Hall (near the corner of Grand & Monterey). $5 donation just for the practice starting at about 8:30.

Agustina Videla and Claudio Asprea return to San Luis Obispo for a fifth time. They have been dance partners since 1997, and 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, Miami, and Portland.

Claudio & Agustina have released their instructional DVD, "Tango from the Heart", with over 4 hours of material. This DVD is the result of many years of experience, research, and detailed effort. Tango from the Heart will be available directly from Claudio while he is here or from their web site.

Agustina & Claudio’s web site is at

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

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