Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Unfortunatly, George's mother suffered a fall, and he had to return to Hawaii Thursday night. Christy will still be here though.

Friday, June 8th 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) with 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 9th 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 Tango & Vals (All Levels)

New figures from George & Christy's soon to be released Dance Vision Bronze & Silver level instruction DVD. Includes Sacadas, Paradas & Barridas with plenty of technique and embellishments!

3:00 – 4:30 pm Tango & Vals (Advanced)

New figures from George & Christy's soon to be released Dance Vision Silver & Gold level instructional DVD. Includes Volcadas, Rebotes, Tomadas & Colgadas with plenty of Technique & Embellishments.

4:30 – 6:00 pm Milonga Traspie (Int/Adv)

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

Saturday, June 9th at Studio@, San Luis Obispo

7:30pm – 10:00pm Milonga (Social Dancing)

Milonga (social dancing) in San Luis Obispo at Studio@. And yes, Christy will do a demo. $5 Cover.

Sunday, June 10th at Studio@, San Luis Obispo

1:00 – 2:30 pm Close Embrace (All Levels)

"Reflections and Reflex within the Yin & Yang-like Flow of Movement in Close Embrace" Christy shares with you her insightful knowledge and experience of how to use your embrace to inspire your partner's tango.

3:00 – 4:30 pm Milonga (Ultra Advanced)

Ultra Advanced Milonga Traspie - The most fun you can possibly have dancing the Milonga!

4:30 – 6:00 pm Tango & Vals (Ultra Advanced)

New figures from George & Christy's soon to be released Dance Vision Gold level instruction DVD. Includes follower's back sacadas, short trajectory boleos and more with plenty of technique and embellishments!

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 $80, 4 for $100, 5 for $110, or all get all 6 for $120.

Individual Private Instruction is $100 per hour per instructor, maximum of one couple per instructor, or a couple could work with both instructors for $140 per hour. Semi-private classes are $65 per couple per hour, led by both instructors with a minimum of three couples. Please contact Rich to schedule private and semi-private classes.

Monday, June 11th
SLO Vets’ Hall, Grand Ave. & Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

7:00 – 8:00 pm Favorites (All Levels)

Christy's Favorite Moves for Tango, Vals & Milonga!

$15 Admission (practice afterward included).

8:00 – 9:00 pm Open Practica (All Levels)

Even if you are not interested in the class, please do join us for open practice and dancing, $5.

Christy Coté has been teaching Argentine Tango for 16 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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