Advanced Beginner Series: Argentine Tango Fundamentals

This class is now full. No more walk-ins are allowed.
The next series will start in May.

Instructors: Ramu Pyreddy & Yelena Sinelnikova

Wednesdays, 8:15pm-9:30pm
March 5, 2003 - April 9, 2003
Room G115 Angell Hall (directions)

Membership required!

In this 6 week series, Ramu and Yelena will build on the vocabulary taught in the beginner series with more complicated elements of tango including the cross basic, progressive ochos, and the mini-boleo. All the new pieces of tango vocabulary will be taught with an emphasis on proper technique and how to reassemble them into new combinations using vocabulary learned in the beginner series; for example, cross basic into cruzada (cross), cross basic into ochos, ocho cortado from cross basic, mini-boleo into cruzada, and others. As always, connection, rhythm, musicality, and navigation will be emphasized.

Students are encouraged to stay after the lesson and dance with the intermediate and advanced dancers during the practica (typically from 9:30-11:30pm). Practica has a more informal and less intimidating atmosphere than the milonga. This is a good opportunity to work on your dance skills and get/give help from/to others. Dancing with more people will help improve your dancing much faster than dancing with the same person.

At the end of the series of 6 lessons there will be a field trip to one of the local milongas (tango dance parties) - kind of a graduation party! Details will be provided in the class.

Please see the schedule for the latest information on lessons and other events. If you have questions or comments, please send email to umtango@umich.edu.