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About Alicia Pons | Schedule | Pricing/Registration | Private Lessons | Directions/Location | Questions?


Note: Changes to schedule and venue are possible.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

(Location: Vitosha Guest Haus, 1917 Washtenaw Ave.)

2:30pm-3:00pm Check-in and warm up
3:00pm - 4:30pm Slow and fast walks
Variations. Runs. Toe pointings and bouncings.
Advanced-Beginner & Intermediate
4:30pm - 6:00pm Introduction to body language
Get your body ready to dance. Relax. Weight and balance. Weight changes.
All Levels
6:00pm - 7:00pm Mini Practica
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner Break
9:00pm - 1:00am Welcome Milonga
DJ: Joe

Sunday, March 15, 2009

(Location: Vitosha Guest Haus, 1917 Washtenaw Ave.)

2:30pm-3:00pm Check-in and warm up
3:00pm-4:30pm Between step and step, tango happens: The seductive conversation between dance partners.
Tango as an invitation, not as a demand: clear and smooth leading, light and elegant following. Use of these concepts in the cross.
Intermediate & Advanced
4:30pm-6:00pm Musicality: I listen to the rhythm, I listen to the melody. Advanced-Beginner & Intermediate
6:00pm-10pm Milonga Picante
DJ: Andreas
(Refreshments provided!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

(Location: Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.)

7:30pm-8:00pm Check-in and warm up
8:00pm-9:30pm Introduction to movement: how we produce and transmit movement.
Exercises. Embrace. Posture. Roles.
All Levels
9:30pm-11:30pm Adios Practica
DJ: Hirak


Two ways to secure Early Registration prices:
1. Pay in-person at any of the club events on or before March 9
2. Mail a check (to the order of MATC), post-marked on or before March 9 to:

Ishani Basu
536 South Forest Apt#1206
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(Please make sure it is adressed to Ishani Basu or else it will not be delivered.)

Note: Regular club passes (series/milonga/Half-year/Full-year) will not apply for events during these workshops. You have to purchase workshop passes separately.

Student Non-student

Early Registration

(with payment on
or before March 9, 2009)
3 day pass
(All events Sat-Mon)
$35 $45
2 day pass
(All events Sat-Sun)
$30 $40

At the door

3 day pass
(All events Sat-Mon)
$50 $60
2 day pass
(All events Sat-Sun)
$45 $55

Pay anytime

Any one milonga $10 $10
Any one practica
$10 $10
Any one workshop (if space is available) $15 $20

About Alicia Pons

Alicia Pons is an elegant and accomplished dancer with refined technique and distinctive personality. Her ability to imbue the role of the woman with verve and style has made her one of the most sought after female partners in Buenos Aires milongas. And, she wows her tango partners here in the US when she visits. She is most noted for her foot play and sensual seduction, which are done with humor and decorum. She exemplifies presence in the dance, and this is a focus in her teaching for both men and women.

As a teacher, Alicia emphasizes the partners' connection, and in particular the woman's ability to not just follow, but to be an equal protagonist in the dance. She is a very warm and caring person who loves to share her knowledge.

Alicia was trained in classical dance from an early age and as a young woman performed in some of Buenos Aires' most well known theaters, the Colon, the Coliseo, and the Alvear. Her introduction to tango came later, and her first teacher was Graciela Gonzalez, whose women's technique has shaped her tango footwork. But Alicia gravitated toward the milonguero style and her first inspiration and male teacher in that style was Tete Rusconi, one of the most renowned milongueros of his generation.

Alicia holds a degree in Educational Science and Psychology, and she is currently an instructor for university level education students, in addition to her teaching, being a mother of two sons, and running her family real estate business.

Alicia Pons videos

More information on Alicia Pons can be found at http://www.aliciapons.com.ar/home-ingles.htm

Private Lessons

If you are interested in taking private lessons, please email your request to the workshop organizer Lynn at Tango0309@umich.edu. We have set aside all-day Monday for private lessons. Lessons can also be scheduled on Friday and Tuesday if the student can arrange for their own dance space.


Vitosha (Location for Saturday and Sunday)
1917 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Vitosha property has entrances off of 3 streets: Washtenaw,
Berkshire, and Lorraine. Free parking on surface streets. For those
with allergies, please note a dog and cat live in the Vitosha Haus.

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Pittsfield Grange (Location for Monday)
3337 Ann Arbor Saline Rd
Ann Arbor, MI

For westbound traffic on I-94:
Exit 175, turn LEFT on Ann Arbor Saline Rd.

For eastbound traffic on I-94:
Exit 175, turn RIGHT on Ann Arbor Saline Rd

Continue on Ann Arbor Saline Rd past Meijers, through the light at Oak Valley Dr. The Grange is on the left, 0.1 mile past Oak Valley Dr. It looks like an old school house. Parking on sides and rear.

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Questions? Concerns?

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email Lynn at Tango0309@umich.edu.