DANCER-TEACHER-DJ J. ABLING:
In Philadelphia - April 1-30, 2014
A highly sought-after tango dancer, teacher and DJ, J.’s energetic classes and workshops blend hands-on practical technique, musical morsels, and flavorful figures with a touch of quirky humor. He approaches both tango and teaching with critical analysis in an organic and fluid fashion that engages, challenges, and enlightens participants of all levels. Many of his students have commented on J.’s ability to help them reach important and lasting break-throughs in their dance. He has taught at numerous major festivals and in cities throughout the US.
J. will be teaching group classes & workshops in Philadelphia with Meredith Klein.
SCHEDULE OF GROUP CLASSES: April 1-30
MONDAYS, April 7, 14, 21, and 28
7-8 pm: Tango Technique to Facilitate Comfortable, Musical Expression on the Dance Floor
8-9:30 pm: Phrasing: The Spice that Makes Any Movement Super Nice!
** Part 1: The Pause (Stop on the Dime)
** Part 2: The Heartbeat of the Music
** Part 3: Pitter-Patter Runs 1
** Part 4: Pitter Patter Runs 2
WEDNESDAYS, April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
7:30-9 pm: Co-creating Dynamic Movement Series
** Part 1: Fast, Light Steps
** Part 2: Heavy and Light Punctuated steps
** Part 3: Heavy and Light Stretched steps
** Part 4: Transitions between Dynamics
** Part 5: Putting It All Together
Please follow the links at right for information about special workshops (including a 2-part DJ Workshop) and performances while J. is in Philadelphia.
** Most people pay for the Intermediate and Advanced Classes with a class card, which brings the per-class down to $19. A single class costs $25.
You can purchase a class card here or at the studio.
** The 7 pm technqiue class costs $10, which you may pay at the door.
** Purchase of any class entitles you to free entrance to the Palermo Fishtown Practica after the class/es.
All of the above classes take place at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, 2030 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125