THE REGULAR SCHEDULE:
Jake & Dasha's Beginner Class
Thursdays @ 7 pm
Come learn the fundamentals of Argentine tango in this popular program at Eastern Market. Newcomers who started in last year's program are now talented dancers in Washington, and you can do the same. Each week we review the core material thoroughly and develop your dancing for the social floor, where you get your real experience in tango.
Beginner classes are designed for new dancers, and you can join at any time. We cover all the essential vocabulary of traditional tango, so that you can get to the social floor early and dance with confidence:-- First steps and the Embrace
-- Basic walking patterns
-- The Cross
-- The 8 Count Basic
-- Ochos: forward and back
-- Turns and the "ocho cortado"
-- Floorcraft (dancing well around others)
This is the core of the tango, and it's all you need to succeed on the social floor and have a great time dancing!
Jake & Dasha's Intermediate Class
Thursdays @ 8 pm
Intermediate classes build a more elaborate and elegant dance out of themes and material covered in the Beginner series. Every series of classes develops one core concept, and works toward a different variation, to give you the best combination of consistency and variety. Recent themes, which we explore for 4-8 weeks, have included:
-- Turns with 1-3 sacadas
-- Cadenas ("braided" steps)
-- The calesita
-- Social colgadas (spins)
-- Boleos and ganchos
-- Decorated figures
These are the time-tested figures that dancers have grown with for decades. Once you're comfortable on the social floor, these classes are the best way to take your technique and ability to the next level.
7pm Beginner Class ($10)
8pm Intermediate Class ($10)
9pm-12:30am MILONGA ($12/$10 with lesson)
First Saturday Milongas
Beginner Class 9-10pm ($10)
Milonga 10pm-2am ($15)
Regular schedule House Teacher: Jake Spatz, Beginner & Intermediate Class w/ Dasha Khripkova
1st Saturday Evening:
9-10pm Beginner Class, $15.
Updated February 5, 2017
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