Argentine Tango Workshop

with Korey & Adeline Ireland

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, February 25th 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). Adeline & Korey will discuss the music, dance, and culture of Tango as well as the topics of their upcoming classes. Plus, Korey will have his Bandoneón, so don't miss out on experiencing this wonderful instrument up close and in person. Bring your questions and welcome this wonderful couple 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, February 26th 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.

All three Saturday classes for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Curly Crosses (Int/Adv)

Curly Crosses - surprising, cozy, & fun!

1:30 – 3:00 pm Cross System (Int/Adv)

Musical variations in cross system.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Pivots (Int/Adv)

Precision Pivots and Cozy Consequences.

8:30 – 11:00 pm Milonga (Social Dancing)

Put your tango into real use with an evening of social dancing, also at Odd Fellows'. $10 admission.

Sunday, February 27th at Studio@ in San Luis Obispo

202 Tank Farm St., San Luis Obispo: From Hwy 101 (north or south), exit on Los Osos Vally Rd. Take LOVR southeast, turn left on Higuera, and right on Tank Farm. It's a couple buildings back and between Kennedy Club Fitness & Farm Supply.

2:30 – 4:00 pm Musicality (all levels)

Musical Resources for dancers -- D'Agostino revealed. Enlightening materal for advanced as well as beginning dancers.

4:00 – 5:30 pm Technique (all levels)

Enhanced technique, floor, embrace, balance for everyone.

6:00 – 7:30 pm Elasticgadas (Advanced)

"Elastigadas" - advanced - compact, stretchy colgada-like movements for Advanced Dancers.

Cost for 90-Minute Group Classes per person: $30 per person per class. Register for multiple classes at once and save: 2 for $55, 3 for $75, 4 for $95, 5 for $110, or all get all 6 for $120.

Private Instruction is $80 per hour per instructor or $110 for both. Please contact Rich to schedule private classes.

No partners required! 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, February 28th
SLO Vets’ Hall, Grand Ave. & Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

7:00 – 9:00 pm Review and Guided Practica

Korey & Adeline lead a review of all the weekend’s classes to help those who attended those classes solidify the material and ask any questions that may have arisen. This takes the time and place of our regularly scheduled Monday night class/practica. If you haven't taken any of the workshop classes, please come next week instead.

$15 Admission.

Korey Ireland is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. He developed his dancing on social dance floors of the world's tango capitols and with a great deal of guidance from some spectacular teachers (Winkler, Jeurissen, Valle, Naviera, Krebs.) Originally from Kansas City, Korey has spent the better part of the last eight years traveling and teaching tango in England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection. In recent years, this mission has grown to include work with aspiring tango musicians at festivals throughout North America and Europe to create live music for dancers. In November, he led the "Monster Orchestra" of Tango de los Muertos resulting in a live CD of his arrangements and transcriptions released in late 2009. Korey recently founded Community Tango Orchestras in different cities - these orchestras are dedicated to nurturing the tradition of golden age tango for dancers and musicians.

Adeline Ireland started dancing with a decade of jazzdance and aerobics, which led to her first teaching experiences. In 2002, she found argentine tango and was fascinated by the degree of awarenesss necessary for tango‘s intensity of connection. Adeline started teaching tango during her time at Humboldt university in Berlin, where she recieved her Masters in Gender Studies and Pedagogy. Her desire to deepen her understanding of dance and enhance her effectivness in teaching and sharing tango motivated her to pursue graduate studies in dance pedagogics at IBT. Upon completing her dance teaching credential, she immediately migrated to Buenos Aires to study and teach tango. She returned to Berlin to work for three years as a full-time freelance tango instructor - mostly in Berlin‘s largest tango school, Mala Junta. She worked with a great variety of colleagues which fostered an openness for different tecniques and styles. Currently Korey and Adeline travel and teach together.

Korey & Adeline’s web site is

For more info: Contact Rich, (805)461-4898.

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