Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté

Celebrating 20 Years of
Dancing, Performing, and Teaching Argentine Tango

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, November 20th 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. This will be Christy's first event to start celebrating her 20 years of tango! Come join in the fun.

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 21st at Motions, Atascadero

12:00 – 1:30 pm Christy’s Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor - Part I (advanced beginner-intermediate)

Christy shares with you her “Recipe for Success” which includes pointers on dancing in Close Embrace & Posture, solid walking technique, Left and Right Turns and Ocho Cortado, all with connection, quality of movement and above all musicality!

1:30 – 3:00 pm Christy’s Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor - Part II (intermediate)

Having mastered Part I of Christy’s “Recipe for Success,” you can now add some dynamic movement and embellishments including Back Ochos, Molinete Right, Double Right Turn and Ocho Cortado Variations to match a variety of Tango music. Pre-Requisite Part I of Christy’s "Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor."

3:30 – 5:00 pm Musically inspired Moves for Milonga (intermediate)

Matching your movement exactly to the music can be a challenge but can also be very rewarding for both Leader & Follower. Christy will guide you thru some specific examples of moment for select phrases of Milonga to help you find your most musical dancing to the magical Milongas of the Golden Era.

Saturday, November 21st 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 22nd at Motions, Atascadero

12:00 – 1:30 pm Beautiful Boleos (all levels)

Every follower wants to have beautiful Boleos. Christy guides you thru various techniques covering a wide range of styles to execute beautiful Boleos!

1:30 – 3:00 pm Versatile Turns for Vals (advanced)

Christy shares with you 3 very versatile turns from her recently release instructional DVDs which can be combined to create a turn to challenge even the advanced level dancer! For those who want to come prepared and get the most out of this class study Silver level figure #20 and Gold level figure #33. DVD or individual figure videos can be purchased on-line at

3:30 – 5:00 pm Dynamic Movement for Close Embrace (advanced)

Bring your Close Embrace dancing to the next level with dynamic movement including Cross System Cadences & Playful Rhythmic Steps. For those who want to come prepared and get the most out of this class study Silver level figure #19 (CS Cadencia) and Gold level figure #34 (Sacada to Deep Back Cross to Rhythmic Crossing Steps - first part of figure only). DVD or individual figure videos can be purchased on-line at

Weekend 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.

Monday, November 23rd
SLO Vets’ Hall, Grand Ave. & Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

7:00 – 8:30 pm Connection Cocktail! (all levels)

Working at your own level Christy will guide you thru various connection exercises sure to get you to the next level of connection and quality of movement for the best dance possible!

8:30 – 9:30 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) or free if you take the class.

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 $120, 6 for $130, or all get all 7 for $140. 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 - $25 for all DVDs and $30 for all manuals, just for SLO students…only for purchase from Christy. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Based in San Francisco, Christy Coté is now celibrating teaching Argentine Tango for 20 years, and she is kicking-off that celebration right here in SLO! She 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

Christy is a founding member of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusión ( 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 Cortes, Carlos Gavito, Marcos Questas, Daniel Lapadula, Facundo Posadas and Eduardo Saucedo.

She has been teaching workshops here in our community since 2004.

Christy’s web site is

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

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