Argentine Tango Workshop

with Michelle & Murat Erdemsel

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, October 15th 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 as well as the topics of their upcoming classes. Bring your questions and welcome this wonderful couple on their third 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, October 16th at the San Luis Obispo Odd Fellows' Hall

All six classes are for all dancers reguardless of experience.

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.

1:00 – 2:30 pm Connection Games

Maximize your connection to your partner and have fun in the process.

2:30 – 4:00 pm Cuddly Milonga

Enjoy learning Milonga, the playful & fun predecessor to Tango.

4:30 – 6:00 pm Old Favorites for Social Dancing

Classic steps for the social dance floor.

Sunday, October 17th at the San Luis Obispo Odd Fellows' Hall

1:00 – 2:30 pm How Music Leads the Dance

Tango is all about connecting with the music as well as your partner. Let's let the steps flow out of the music.

2:30 – 4:00 pm All about Turns

How to make turns more elegant and comfortable for you and your partner.

4:30 – 6:00 pm Turns and Musical Resolve

Put the results of the previous two classes together to get the most out of musicality and turning technique.

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, 461-4898.

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)461-4898.

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