Milonga Zandunga - Mondays

Capital Ballroom
7800 Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Floor)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro: Bethesda
    



Current Schedule:

Free Beginner Class with Rick Kim every Monday unless otherwise noted (no class May 18).

Intermediate Class
May 11, 25, June 1 - "Boleos, Technique & Combinations" with Ramu Pyreddy & Bella Sterling ($10)


Special pre-milonga program May 18 with Sharna Fabiano

May 18 - No Classes; Milonga starts @ 9:45pm ($10)


8:30-9:30pm Tango Mercurio "Tango Talks"  with Sharna Fabiano
9:30-9:45pm  Performance (with Francesca Jandasek)
9:45pm Milonga starts ($10)

Talk and Performance are FREE for all


Tango Performance

What is the difference between tango "social dance" and tango "performance"? Are there special moves just for performance? Is social dance, itself, a kind of performance? When do you improvise and when do you choreograph? This lecture both illuminates and deepens these questions by exploring the essential variables of space, time and energy in various types of tango. We will compare the relationship between performer and spectator to that of leader and follower. Plenty of video examples will aid our understanding of the intent and function of tango performance.

A special performance of Ocean Piece follows the lecture. In this tango-inspired duet, the performers improvise with an original vocabulary of set (pre-choreographed) material.  Guest collaborator Francesca Jandasek.

  About Sharna Fabiano

Sharna has been involved with tango as social dancer, performer, demo girl, DJ, teacher, organizer, producer, and general public advocate since 1997. She toured with the acclaimed all-woman company TangoMujer from 2003-2006, and directed her own company, Sharna Fabiano Tango, in Washington, DC between 2006-2010 under the umbrella of Tango Mercurio. Her choreographic work explores the tango tradition as it intersects with other dance and theater disciplines. She has created both improvised and choreographed tangos, tangos that turn upside down, tangos with objects and furniture, solotangos, invisible tangos, silent tangos, and tangos in disguise. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches in the Departments of Theater and World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA and at Oxygen Tango. More at www.sharnafabiano.com

Sharna will be available for a limited number of private lessons, please contact her directly at sharnafabiano@gmail.com


Milonga Details:

What : Milonga Zandunga on Mondays
When : Class 8:00pm-9:15pm   (2 simultaneous classes - Free Beg. & Int./Adv.) Milonga 9:15pm - ?? (Last tanda after midnight)
Where : 7800 Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Floor) Bethesda, MD 20814 Metro: Bethesda
Host/DJ : Ramu Pyreddy
Cost : Class - Beginners Class: free
Int./Adv. Class: $10+ ($10 when Ramu & Bella are teaching)
Milonga - $10 ($5 for FULL-time students with ID)                ($5 for Class participants)



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Tangueros of all levels and styles are welcome.
We have plenty of room for all. The floor is HUGE at Capital Ballroom.

Reserve a table for you and your friends - make it your own.
Bring whatever makes your party, make a picnic with your friends, 
have a good time in general.

Directions:
Capital Ballroom is a 5 min walk from Bethesda Metro Station
on the Red line and is easily accessed from the Beltway
with plenty of street parking in Bethesda entertainment
district.

Parking:
On streets: metered till 10pm;
Garage across from Houston's (7730 Woodmont Ave.)
is free if you leave after midnight (No garage attendants; gates open)
Leaving between 10:00pm and midnight: Charged for the time until 10:00pm

 
More info -
Phone : 571-309-8957



About Ramu:
Ramu took his first tango lesson on April 27th, 2000 in Buenos Aires
and was hooked instantly. He still has the same excitement for the
dance and his love for the music and the dance continues to grow.

To share that passion with his friends and colleagues, he started 
Michigan Argentine Tango Club @ the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor 
and was actively involved in growing it into a community that is now well
known for its excellent social dancing skills.

Ramu has since danced, DJd and taught all over the US and Canada.
His teaching and dancing are characterized by a keen musical 
interpretation, infectious enthusiasm and a deep love of the music
and the dance that is fanatic. He teaches tango for the 
social dance
floor with an emphasis on connection, musicality 
and improvisation. 
He is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after tango DJ's in
the US and has been a featured DJ 
at most tango festivals in the US.

Currently, he lives in Washington DC where he is the host, DJ and
resident teacher at Milonga Zandunga, one of DC's popular 
milongas.
  
Ramu is available for private lessons in Arlington, VA & Bethesda, MD.

About Bella:
Growing up in Russia, Bella wanted to be a ballerina. As her
academically-minded parents objected, she studied other things but still
managed to experiment with ballroom, salsa, flamenco, folk and modern
dance. Then there was that life changing event, a tango perfomance by a
group from Buenos Aires which led to a series of tango classes, nightly
dancing and a trip to Buenos Aires... And the tango obsession took over.

Bella loves that tango is an endless discovery of many things: body
awareness, music, partner connection and she enjoys the sport and the
art 
of it. Bella is one of the most sought after dancers in DC and has been
teaching in DC for a number of years. She has been partnering with Ramu
since 2009 and is the resident teacher @ Milonga Zandunga.  

Bella is 
available for private lessons in Falls Church, VA & Bethesda, MD.  
S
he can be reached at bella.sterling@gmail.com.


About Rick Kim:
Rick found tango by accident in 2008. He has been dancing, DJing, and
teaching since then. Rick's beginner class has the following philosophy:
Tango is a dance of polarity, of the masculine and the feminine. Dancing
tango socially for a song is, basically, spending a moment with your partner
under the music and with other dancing couples. Enjoying tango dancing
does not require athletic skills of a professional performer. Standing right,
embracing right, walking right, and understanding the basics of marking are
all that are needed to enjoy dancing tango. With food as an analogy, it is
already a basic but nice meal. The beginner class teaches how to make
that basic but nice meal. Also, social tango dancing has unique codes
of conduct which were developed for the best interest of everyone involved.
The beginners class teaches these codes as well. 


Updated May 6, 2015

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