Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté & George Garcia

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, June 10th 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). George & Christy, the creators of their popular and extensive instructional DVD series (over 20,000 copies sold). Get their perspective on the music, dance and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and enjoy meeting this dynamic couple.

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, June 11th at Studio@, 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.

1:00 – 2:30 pm Art of Improvisation (Beg)

Argentine Tango: The Art of Improvisation - Discovering the elements of tango and how they can be used to create a beautifully improvised dance rather than relying on patterns. This workshop is mind opening even for those beyond the beginning level.

2:30 – 4:00 pm Rebotes (Int)

Rebound Actions that Add Dynamic Spice - Axis based counter pivots. These movements will up the level of anyone's dance!

4:30 – 6:00 pm Milonga (Int/Adv)

Milonga Released from Captivity! - Lots of Traspié and African influenced movement to release your inner Milonga!

Saturday, June 11th at Sally Loo's, San Luis Obispo

9:00pm – 1:00am Milonga (Social Dancing)

Celebration Milonga (social dancing) in San Luis Obispo at Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe, 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo (near the railroad station). Celebrate 8+ years of SLO Tango with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Greetings to our milonguero friends that come to visit and fare-wells those leaving for Buenos Aires. And yes, Christy and George will do a demo. DJ: Willow. $5 Cover.

Sunday, June 12th at Studio@, San Luis Obispo

1:00 – 2:30 pm Close Embrace (Beg/Int)

Secrets of Close Embrace - Creating a comfortable and effective close embrace for maximum connection and lead/follow possibilities.

2:30 – 4:00 pm Close Embrace (Int)

Secret Doors of Close Embrace Sacadas - Using your partner’s space you will discover those more unusual Sacada options.

4:30 – 6:00 pm Colgadas (Adv)

Colgadas Enhanced with Barridas - Shared axis turns (Colgadas) enhanced by Sweeps (Barridas). Maximum challenge = Maximum fun!

The last 15 minutes of each 90-minute class will be for practice and/or warm-up for next class. Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss anything. Private instruction is available, please contact Rich to schedule.

Cost for 90-Minute Group Classes: $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.

Individual Private Instruction is $80 per hour per instructor, maximum of one couple per instructor, or a couple could work with both instructors for $120 per hour. Semi-private classes are $60 per couple per hour, led by both instructors with a minimum of three couples. Please contact Rich to schedule private and semi-private classes.

Ken's House, 815 Murry St., San Luis Obispo

6:30 – 10:00 pm Potluck Dinner Event

Enjoy a dinner in honor of our special guests with thanks to Ken for hosting all us tango enthusiasts. Bring your dance shoes just in case! Please use the side door. Questions for Ken, 805-545-7744

Christy Coté has been teaching Argentine Tango for 15 years and is one of San Francisco's most respected teachers. She also teaches at many tango festivals and tango communities around the country. Christy’s teaching method has been published in the Argentine Tango Manual by Dance Vision ( She is a founding member of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusión ( with whom she performed in Leading Ladies of Tango at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater in 2006. The company has since performed in New York City and Chicago, as well as La Ideal and other locations in Buenos Aires. Christy has performed and taught with some of Tango’s greatest including Pampa Cortes, Marcos Questas, Daniel Lapadula. Visit Christy at

George Garcia has been teaching and performing dance for more than thirty years. teaching a variety of dances and for or the past fourteen years he has devoted his passion exclusively to the Argentine Tango. He is well known for his exquisite and elegant style of tango. He has taught and performed at various Tango festivals in the USA, and was a featured performer in the 2006 and 2007 Tango Libertad Show in Tokyo, Japan, where he also served as a judge of the World Tango Festival competitions. George is the founder of IslaTango and Hawaii's tango community. In Honolulu, he presents his innovative Argentine Tango Boot Camps and organizes workshops with visiting celebrity instructors from all over the world. In Hawaii’s growing Argentine Tango community, George instructs at the Honolulu Club, performs at various productions and is the host and DJ of the IslaTango Milongas and other special events. Visit him at

George and Christy have studied with the Tango world's finest master teachers, being most influenced by the late, great Carlos Gavito of Forever Tango. George & Christy are known for their clear and precise teaching which has been documented in the very successful 20-volume Ultimate Tango Instructional DVD series produced by Dance Vision USA. 20,000 copies of Christy & George’s DVDs have been distributed world wide. To see a clip:

Christy’s web site is

George’s web site is

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

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