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Fireworks on the Floor - 2007

A weekend of milongas and workshops.

with guest instructors
Korey Ireland (Kansas City) and Mila Vigdorova (Moscow)

June 29 - July 01, 2007
Ann Arbor, MI

Online Registration Closed!
Pay at the Door


About Korey and Mila | Schedule | Enrollment | Pricing | Private Lessons | Accomodations | Directions | Flying | Questions?


Join your fellow die-hard tango friends for a weekend of dancing including milongas and workshops!

About our Instructors

Korey Ireland

Korey Ireland is a professional composer turned tango-addict, he brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. He has developed his dancing on social dance floors of the world's tango capitols and with a great deal of guidance from some spectacular teachers (Winkler, Jeurissen, Valle, Naviera, Krebs.) Originally from Kansas City, Korey has spent the better part of the last three years traveling and teaching tango in England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection. In January 2005 he met Mila in El Corte and they are continuing this tango adventure as a duo. They are currently building Kansas City's first tango school while Korey finishes recording CD of original tango music.

Mila Vigdorova

Danced classic, folk, jazz since she was 5 years old, she discovered tango in 2000 and has hardly missed a milonga since. A tango junkie, she first spent all her money and vacation time on tango travels from Russia to European festivals, El Corte ands Buenos Aires. In 2003 she opened her tango school in Moscow and worked successfully for 3 years, teaching, organizing workshops with Argentine maestrors, and staging tango shows. Her tango is influenced by such masters as Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Pablo Inza, Brigitta Winkler, Erik Jerissen, Luciana Valle, and also music and feelings. After her first trip to Buenos Aires in 2002, she found she can not live a year without this city. In 2005 she danced demos with Dani Flaco and Jorge Firpo in Buenos Aires, in the same lucky year met Korey Ireland in the tango mecca- El Corte. Since than Mila and Korey are travelling and teaching together, trying to balance between their home communities Moscow and Kansas City and their long European and Argentine tours. If she could only imagine back in 2000, as she breathlessly watched the dance sequences of "Tango Lesson", that within in 5 years she would have danced at milongas with these stars and speak a common language with dancers from all over the world and find her love on another continent through the embrace of a tango.
More info about Korey and Mila can be found
here.

Schedule

Changes to schedule are possible.

Friday, June 29
8:00pm-8:30pm Registration and warm-up
8:30pm-9:30pm Creativity, Versatility, and Feeling All Levels Michigan Union Ballroom
9:30pm-1:00am Welcome Milonga
DJ:Korey Ireland Michigan Union Ballroom
Saturday, June 30
1:30pm-2:00pm Registration and warm-up
2:00pm-3:30pm Phrasing and Cadence All levels U-Club, Michigan Union
3:45pm-5:15pm Spirals Beg-Int U-Club, Michigan Union
9:00pm-1:30am Milonga Picante!
DJ: Patricia Greve Anderson Room, Michigan Union
Sunday, July 01
1:00pm-1:30pm Registration and warm up
1:30pm-3:00pm Musicality Beg-Int Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
3:15pm-4:45pm Small and Beautiful Int-Adv Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
4:45pm-5:45pm Practica DJ: Joe Dinda Pendleton Room, Michigan Union
6:00pm-9:00pm Milonga Al Fresco
Outdoor Milonga
DJ: Aleric Soans Gallup Park


Enrollment

Online registration is now closed. Please show up and pay at the door before the start of the workshop or milonga.

Pricing

Please note that student rates are available only to FULL-TIME students with a valid student ID.

Weekend Pass Prices

Registration prices

  • Fireworks Pass (ALL events Friday through Sunday): $25 (students) / $50 (non-students)
  • 2 day Pass (ALL events Saturday through Sunday ): $20 (students) / $40 (non-students)

Individual Prices (Drop-in at the door)

  • Any Workshop : $10 (students) / $20 (non-students)
  • Any Milonga : $5 (students) / $10 (non-students)

Please note that both the Semester Milonga Pass or Semester Lesson/Practica Pass will not be valid for the events during this weekend.

Private Lessons

Instructors are available for private lessons. Please contact Emine Cagin (eminecagin AT GMAIL) to schedule a slot.

Accomodations

Housing with local dancers may be available for those out-of-towners who register prior to June 25. If you are interested, please use the feedback page and choose the Fireworks on the Floor Housing tab.
The sooner you register, the more likely it is that we will be able to find you housing.

Local dancers who house out-of-towners will receive a 25% discount on the workshop cost for each individual they host. If you are a local dancer interested in providing housing, please sign up here.

See the accomodations page for more information on local accomodations.

Directions/Locations

Gallup Park (Map)
The entrance to Gallup Park is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Huron Parkway and Fuller. (East of Huron Parkway Fuller becomes Geddes.) Cross the wood bridge and drive east along to the last parking lot.

Michigan Union (Map)
530 S. State
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Michigan League (Map)
911 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free covered parking at specified times on weekends and evenings.(Please see the signs on structure) is available in Thompson Street Parking structure which is right behind the Michigan Union. Thompson street is parallel to and one block west of State St.

Pittsfield Grange (Map)
3337 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9711

Flying to Ann Arbor

The closest major airport to Ann Arbor is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

The airport is about 35 miles east of Ann Arbor. From the airport, take I-94 West and follow it all the way to the State Street Exit in Ann Arbor. Take a right on State St. and continue for about 3 miles until you reach the University of Michigan campus.

Questions? Concerns?

The most time consuming thing for us as organizers is when people ask us questions (email, personal, or telephone). We definitely do not mind answering your questions but many of the answers to your questions are available on this website.

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to email us at
umtango@umich.edu. You may also call Emine Cagin (734-272-2830) or Gloria Murillo at (734-717-0676).