Argentine Tango Workshop
with Christy Coté
Singles welcome, no partner required.
Friday, November 21st at Sally Loo's, 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 Christy Coté. Get her perspective on the music, dance, and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and enjoy the evening with this personable and dynamic instructor.
Continue the evening with great food, drink, music, and most of all dancing. No cover for this social dancing event at Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe, 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo (near the railroad station).
Saturday, November 22nd at Motions, Atascadero 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Structure of an Argentine Tango or Vals Song
Saturday, November 22nd at Motions, Atascadero
12:00 – 1:30 pm Structure of an Argentine Tango or Vals Song
1:30 – 3:00 pm Christy’s “Recipe” for Success on the Dance Floors from San Luis Obispo to Buenos Aires!
Christy shares with you her “Recipe” for success on the dance floor in close embrace. The “Recipe” includes: Cadencia, Cadencia/Left Turn, Cadencia/Right Turn, Back Ochos & Molinete Right in Cross System. The emphasis is on good navigation and musicality for the highest quality dance possible for both leader and follower. Everyone can benefit from Christy’s “Recipe” while advanced dancers will be able to add additional inventory of elements to the “soup”! If you are relatively new to Argentine Tango, it is recommended to purchase figures 2, 3, & 5 from Christy’s Bronze Level videos which are available online for $2.99 each.
3:30 – 5:00 pm Walking Boleos and Molinete Left with Double Lapiz
Based on Gold Level figure #39 from the newly released instructional videos by Christy Coté & George Garcia, this workshop will dive deep into the advanced technique required for dramatic Boleos and Molinete with the leader’s Double Lapiz. These elements will be linked into an exciting figure covering 2 phrases of tango music to give students an idea of how the elements might be used in a musical way. Finally, students will have the chance to create their own musicality with the same elements. Students who own the video may want to practice in advance of the workshop to get the most out of this class. Figure #39 may be purchased individually online for $3.99.
Saturday & Sunday at Javi & Sonia's home, Atascadero
Before and/or After Workshop
Everyone is welcome at Javi & Sonia's place, 11608 Cardelina Ln, Atascadero, if you would like to bring snacks, drinks, or to change clothes before/after the workshop, please let them know: Sonia's Cell 268-4690 & Javi's Cell 296-8200.
Coming from Hwy 101:
Saturday, November 22nd at Rich & Lina's home, Atascadero
7:30pm – 10:00pm Milonga (Social Dancing)
Milonga (social dancing) at Rich & Lina's home, 10205 San Lucas Rd, Atascadero, no cover. Some GPS databases may try to take you on non-existant roads in this area. So, you may want to download these detailed directions or pickup a copy in class. And yes, Christy will do a demo. You are more than welcome to change cloths here when you arrive if you would like.
Not familiar with the restaurants in Atascadero for that break between classes and the milonga? Here are a few suggestions:
Sunday, November 23rd at Motions, Atascadero
12:00 – 1:30 pm Interpreting the Music with Milonga Traspie & Milonga Lisa
This workshop takes a close look at the musicality of one particular song: Silueta Portena by Francisco Canero as an example of how each recording or Milonga from the Golden Era of Tango has various moods that should be interpreted by using either Milonga Traspie or Milonga Lisa to express those moods. It is highly recommended to familiarize yourself with this song before attending the workshop (Available on iTunes for $0.99).
1:30 – 3:00 pm Tips to Instantly Make You A More Musical Dancer for Vals
Christy shares with you her 4 very specific tips for instantly improving leaders' Vals musicality while followers will be able to exercise their embellishments in a more musical way as well. As they say, it takes 2 to Tango…and it takes 2 to create the musicality we all yearn for in our dancing. Students will be able to incorporate these tips into their own vocabulary for a higher level Vals. The "Structure of an Argentine Tango or Vals Song” (Sat at 12n) and “Christy’s Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor” (Sat at 1:30) classes are highly highly recommended to prepare for this class.
3:30 – 5:00 pm Molinete Left with Patada to Prada & Leader’s Enganche
Based on Platinum Level figure #54 from the newly released instructional videos by Christy Coté & George Garcia this workshop will dive deep into the advanced technique required for Patada (kicking between the followers legs!) and Colgada (handing technique) to Leader’s Enganche (leader’s hook). These elements will be linked into an exciting figure covering 2 phrases of tango music to give students an idea of how the elements might be used in musical way. Finally, students will have the chance to create their own musicality with the same elements. Students who own the video may want to practice in advance of the workshop to get the most out of this class. Figure #54 may be purchased individually online for $3.99.
Classes at Motions Academy of Dance, Atascadero:
4040 El Camino Real, Atascadero: From Hwy 101 (north or south), exit on San Anselmo Rd. Take San Anselmo northeast, turn left on El Camino Real. It's on the left in the K-Mart Shopping Center.
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. Pre-register online.
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 for $120 per hour, discounted to $100 for singles or couples who have registered for at least one group class. Please contact Rich to schedule private classes.
All of Christy’s instructional DVDs will be on sale for the weekend - 20% off already discounted pricing, just for SLO students…only for purchase from Christy. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Monday, November 24th
SLO Vets’ Hall, Grand Ave. & Monterey St., San Luis Obispo
7:00 – 8:00 pm How to Read a DVIDA Manual - FREE!
Christy will offer a free class on how to read a DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) manual. Ballroom dance teachers all over the world use manuals to reference details of the figures they are teaching for all of the dances they are teaching. Christy has created the first ever manuals for Argentine Tango covering all of the figures in the newly released Instructional videos by Christy Coté & George Garcia including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Levels. This class is highly recommended for those who have purchased the manuals. It will also offer some interesting insight into the structure of Argentine Tango as well as tips for notation. Manuals will be available for purchase from Christy at a discounted rate all weekend long! Normally $39, for SLO students just $24.
8:00 – 9:00 pm Open Practica
Even if you are not interested in the class, please do join us for open practice and dancing, $5 donation (as usual).
Based in San Francisco, Christy Coté has been teaching Argentine Tango for 19 years and is one of the most respected teachers in the U.S. today. Christy’s teaching method has been published by Dance Vision in the form of Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Level videos and accompanying manuals. Christy & partner George Garcia have a total of 24 instructional videos which now have more that 25K in circulation. All are available at www.DanceVision.com.
Christy is a founding member of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusión (www.tangoconfusion.com). The company has performed around the U.S. and Buenos Aires to critical acclaim since 2003. Christy has also performed and taught with some of Tango’s greatest including Pampa Cortez, Carlos Gavito, Marcos Questas, Daniel Lapadula, Facundo Posadas and Eduardo Saucedo.
She has been teaching workshops here in our community since 2004. Visit Christy at www.christycote.com.
Christy’s web site is www.ChristyCote.com.For more info: Contact Rich, (805)461-4898.
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