Argentine Tango Workshop

with Christy Coté

Singles welcome, no partner required.

Friday, November 18th at Derek's Home, 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 internationally renouned master instructor from San Francisco. 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 Derek's Home, 1343 Pismo St, San Luis Obispo (off Johnson). Limited parking, please carpool if you can. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and beverage of your choice.

Saturday, November 19th at Nexus, San Luis Obispo

12:00 – 1:30 pm Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor, Part 1

Close embrace Concepts for the social dance floor from here to Buenos Aires!

1:30 – 3:00 pm Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor, Part 2

Close embrace Concepts for the social dance floor from here to Buenos Aires! It is strongly recommended to take Part 1 in preparation for this workshop.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Follower's Technique & Embellishments

A sampling of techniques and embellishments with musical inspiration to empower the follower's dance.

Saturday, November 19th, at Gigi's Home, San Luis Obispo

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

Join us for a Milonga (social dancing) at Gigi's home, 260 Twin Ridge Dr, San Luis Obispo (near Bishop Peak), no cover, but feel free to bring a beverage to share. Christy will supply the music so be ready for a wonderful mix of music to dance some fantastic tandas.

Sunday, November 20th at Nexus, San Luis Obispo

12:00 – 1:30 pm Milonga! Milonga! Milonga!, Part 1

Build a structure for Milonga that will allow you to create improvisational movement to perfectly match the music!

1:30 – 3:00 pm Milonga! Milonga! Milonga!, Part 2

Add to the structure built in Part 1 with fun, playful, and always musical pasos (steps)! It is srongly recommended to take Part 1 in preparation for this class.

3:30 – 5:00 pm Dynamic turns for Vals & Rythmic Tangos (int/adv)

This concept starts with a relatively simple turn and then combines turns for a dynamic result.

Weekend Classes at Nexus, San Luis Obispo:

3845 S. Higuera, Downstairs in the SLO Public Market, across Tank Farm from Trader Joe's. If you have not previously signed the Nexus online liability waver, please do in advance.

Cost for 90-Minute Group Classes: $35 per person per class. Register for multiple classes at once and save: 2 for $65, 3 for $90, 4 for $110, 5 for $130, or get all 6 for $145. 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 $130 per hour, discounted to $110 for singles or couples who have registered for at least one group class. Please contact Rich to schedule private classes.

Based in San Francisco, Christy Coté has been dancing and teaching Argentine Tango for 27 years. 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.

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