Argentine Tango Workshop

with Michelle & Murat Erdemsel

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, March 20th at Higher Groundz, San Luis Obispo

6:30 – 7:30 pm Chamuyo and
7:30 – 9:30 pm Milonga

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 second visit to San Luis Obispo.

Continue the evening with great food, drink, music, and most of all dancing. 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), but a great opportunity for a light dinner before dancing!

Saturday, March 21st 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.

12:30 – 2:00 pm The Embrace (All Levels)

Subtlety in the Embrace All Levels - develops a sensitive, interactive and dynamic embrace.

2:00 – 3:30 pm Vals (Intermediate)

Vals Int - An interactive event, this class develops from individual participation.

4:00 – 5:30 pm Secadas (Intermediate)

Terminology - Sacadas Int - Covers a lot of information about Sacadas and provides tools to understand all the possibilities.

Saturday, March 21st at Val & Mary's Home

991 Longview Ave., Pismo Beach

8:30 pm – ??? Milonga

Food bites and refreshments provided, and you are welcome to contribute in like, but not obligated. The music will be Tangos. Also Valses and Milongas. Alternative? Yes, there will be a couple of Salsas to get that Cuban hip motion aroused. Val and Mary 773-5848

Sunday, March 22nd at the San Luis Obispo Odd Fellows' Hall

4:30 – 6:00 pm Ochos (All Levels)

All About Ochos, All Levels.

6:00 – 7:30 pm Social Steps (Intermediate)

Best Social Steps Int - some of our favorite steps and tools for social dancing in the milonga.

8:00 – 9:30 pm Secadas Continued (Adv. Couples)

Leader and Follower Sacadas for Advanced Couples - Partners and the Terminology class from the day before are required, this is the practical culmination.

Class fee schedule per person: 1 - $30, 2 - $55, 3 - $80, 4 - $100, 5 - $115, all 6 - $125.

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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