Tango is a dance about connection: the connection between you, your partner and the music. It's also about the connection between every couple on the dance floor at that moment. Tango is an improvisational dance, but it has a structure that facilitates the communication between the partners. That communication and union of two people in that brief time is the point of this dance--not how many steps you can do or how fast you can do them.
Tango music evokes many feelings. It can be sad, happy, romantic, playful, ironic, nostalgic. Understanding and loving the music is one of the most important keys to becoming a good tango dancer.
Someone once said that every tango is a three minute love affair. Another way of saying "connection." My goal is to help you find the path to that magical connection.
I am fortunate to have several wonderful assistants. All of these people give their time to come and help newer tango dancers in my classes, and I deeply appreciate their help.
Memorial Service for Ruth Jaramillo
We have lost a beloved member of our tango community. Ruth Jaramillo, a dear, lovely and classy lady, lost her battle with cancer on May 2nd. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 25th. Our thoughts and love go out to her beloved husband, Marcello Jaramillo, and the rest of her family. Ruth was always a sparkling presence at every milonga she attended. Her kindness, her beautiful smile and her infectious laugh will stay with us. We love you, Ruth. RIP.
I love, Love, LOVE this book and DVD! "Tango: Let's Dance to the Music" by Joaquín Amenábar, who taught five brilliant musicality classes for us in July. This book is the Rosetta Stone for tango dance music. Every tango dancer should own it and use it. I don't care how long you've been dancing, it will improve your dance. And it's FUN! (Not quite as fun as his classes, but the next best thing to having him here.) Joaquin left some extra copies with me and I'll have them available at all my classes and milongas until they run out. $40 and worth so much more. Thank you Joaquín, for answering the many questions I've had about tango music over the past 23 years--including the one no one could ever answer for me: What makes a tango a tango? Want to know? Get the book/DVD! And Joaquín will be back with us for more musicality classes in July, 2013.
I hope you'll become a member of our tango community. Feel free to contact me by e-mail, Facebook (friend me at A Puro Tango) or call me at (323) 653-5883.
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