Festival Prep Workshop
Tips, Tricks & Tools for Newer Dancers
Thursday, May 25, 7-9 pm
How and when should I ask someone to dance? How do I recognize different types of tango music (tango, milonga and vals)? How many songs am I committing to, if I ask someone to dance, or accept someone’s request?
Argentine Tango is in some ways its own world, with customs and etiquette that are unique to itself. As a newer dancer, sometimes these practices may seem bewildering.
Luckily, Barbara Kountouzi and Kristin Balmer, tango dancers and teachers with a combined 35 years on the dance floor, are here to break it all down for you, and get you prepared to have a FANTASTIC time at the Philadelphia International Tango Festival (June 1-4). They are offering a one-night workshop on Thursday, May 25 from 7-9 pm, in place of our regular Thursday night classes.
Topics covered will include:
- music: what's a tanda, cortina, what to do during breaks, etc
- dance invitations, asking peers, as well as advanced dancers
- dancefloor etiquette - how to enter the ronda/leader cabeceo, how to finish a dance and leave the floor
Bring your questions! They will be answered!
Special deal: If you currently own any kind of class card (beginner, advanced beginner or intermediate/advanced), you may pay with that. Yes, that’s a big discount! To pay with a class card, just show up on the day of.