Salsa & Tango
All Activities $20 *** Shoes Optional
The Organic Tango Philosophy is composed of the following ideas collected over the years:
Tango is a social-form and an art-form
Tango has historical and cultural roots, however, no individual or group owns the tango
Tango has always and will always continue to adapt to its environment and evolve
Respect and learn from the past, live in the present, and let the future unfold...
Categorical contemporary tango styles are the results of a globalized market
We each dance our own style
A good tango relationship is an 'interdependent' one not a 'co-dependent' one
We are only as good as our partners
The middle of the step cannot be ignored
All dancers go through beginner, intermediate, and advanced stages of navigation skill
There are four branches of tango awareness: Self, Partner, Music, Surroundings
A dancer has 'found their own style' when they have reached a high level of tango awareness
A measure of one's tango success is how well his/her style can adapt socially to other dancers
The lifecycle of a tango dancer includes Student, Ego, Apathy, and oftentimes repeats.
The 3 “C’s” of tango are: Consistency, Clarity, and Comfort. No matter what ‘style’ you have these are the basics for good social dance connection & communication.
Felipe and Ayano lead and follow interchangeably, invaluable for teaching, offering students an excellent model of movement and showing a deep knowledge and respect for the genre. Their demonstrations are clear and precise. As instructors and performers, they are always in high demand, a tribute to their teaching excellence and wide appeal. We are fortunate to have tango professionals of this caliber in our community. Come join them for a wonderful learning experience!
For private instruction, please contact Felipe: 510 610 2462 or [email protected]
Jonas and Xiaomin focus on fundamental techniques that prepare you for dancing tango socially. Whenever possible they focus on progressively working with students, but material is also drop-in friendly! Experienced tango dancers are welcome to attend to improve their dance.