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Fall Tango Bootcamp September 2018

Beginning Tango Bootcamp

September 8-9, 2018 in Cambridge, MA
Location: Morss Hall - 50-140
Ever wanted to learn tango? This is your chance! 
Maybe we cannot teach you everything there is to learn about Argentine tango in two days, but we will certainly teach you the essentials, and definitely have fun! 

The MIT Tango Bootcamp is an intensive two days introduction to Argentine tango designed to get you from no dancing to tango in two quick days. You will learn tango in a comfortable, relaxed, and open environment and have a lot of fun!

No dance partner or experience needed: just a willingness to try new things. Space is limited. Bootcamps have been wildly popular in the past so be sure to sign up now!
 Saturday, September 8th
Morss Hall

 Sunday, September 9th
Morss Hall
1:30-3:00pm Workshop I 
1:30-3:00pm Workshop III
(snacks and drinks provided)
3:00-3:30pm Break
(snacks and drinks provided)
3:30-5:00pm Workshop II3:30-5:00pm Workshop IV 

5:00-5:30pm Practica
(snacks and drinks provided)

Cost and Registration 

MIT students: $20 per person for the entire weekend

MIT post-docs/staff: $30 per person for the entire weekend

non-MIT Students: $30 per person for the entire weekend

General public: $60 per person for the entire weekend

Registration: click here

About Argentine Tango

   Argentine Tango is a partnered social dance. Connection with your partner and movement together to the music is emphasized over flashy moves. The partners dance for each other and not for anyone else: there are no judges watching. Generally, one person in the couple leads (this person is called “the leader”), while the other one (the “follower”) follows. 
   For some more basic information on Argentine Tango, we recommend the Wikipedia entry on Argentine Tango. We also like Clay Nelson's piece on tango competitions. Argentine Tango, as promoted by the MIT Argentine Tango club, is mainly a social dance, with emphasis on leading and following, improvisation, and musicality. To us, a comfortable embrace with your partner and a nice feeling is more important than complicated steps (especially if they do not feel good!).  

About the Instructors 

Adam Cornett

Adam Cornett started dancing Tango in 2000 in Portland Oregon. He studied with Rachel Lidskog and Alex Krebs. Adam quickly became the assistant teacher to Rachel Lidskog in his second year of tango and the assistant teacher to Alex Krebs in his third year of Tango. Adam started teaching on his own at the age of 20. Having taken way to long to get to Buenos Aires he vowed that after his first trip in 2013 that he would go every year to continue his studies, which he does. He learns from many teachers in Buenos Aires but his two main teachers are Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games. As a student of tango history he studies with them to learn the historical information and figures of the old milongueros. In 2014 he moved to Boston to partner with Tilly Kimm. The two did tours throughout the US as well as China and Taiwan. Adam and Tilly won the US Tango de Pista (Salon) championships in 2016 and represented the United States in the Mundial de Tango in 2016. In 2018 Adam went on a short US tour with 2010 world champion Maria Ines Bogado and is now living in Chicago and partnering with Jesica Arfenoni the 2013 world champion.

Important Info 

Note on Partners
We will be rotating partners often, though you will get to practice with whoever you want, and you will spend a bit more time in class with your partner than with strangers. We think partner rotation is a good idea to help you improve your dance. But if you are uncomfortable changing partners we will understand and let you skip partner changes. However, we really prefer that you DO change partners, since we are all trying to work together to get better.

Replies to Frequently Asked Questions
- No partner is necessary. 
- Wear comfortable clothing. 
- Footwear: wear shoes with leather or suede soles (or skip the shoes and wear fuzzy socks) so you can pivot. Make sure the shoes stay on your feet easily (no mules or slingbacks) so that you can walk backwards. 
Why Do We Sometimes Restrict Registration to MIT Students/Affiliates

We are a volunteer students club, and we are supported only as such. Our primary constituency are MIT students. Without student support we cannot exist. Therefore we need to support student dancers first and foremost.