Beginner II Series: Intro to Close Embrace Argentine Tango

Pre-requisite: Beginner I Series

Instructors: Yelena Sinelnikova & Avik Basu

Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm
October 29, 2003 - December 10, 2003
Room: G115 Angell Hall

Cost for entire 6 lesson series: $10 student / $20 non-student
[see membership details]

No partner required!

In this 6 week series, our instructors will refine and build on material taught in the Beginner I Series. Cross system walking (ochos) will be introduced as well as the cross (cruzada). As always, emphasis will be placed on rhythm, musicality and especially the connection between the leader and the follower.

Beginners 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.

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.

Practice CD Song List [pdf format]
Track Title Orchestra
01 9 de Julio (Tuba Tango) Los Muchachos de Antes
02 Arrabalera Quinteto Pirincho
03 Chique Color Tango
04 Corazon de Oro (Vals) Francisco Canaro
05 Desde el Alma (Vals) Osvaldo Pugliese
06 El Aeroplano (Vals) Roberto Firpo
07 El Choclo Carlos DiSarli
08 El Flete Juan D'Arienzo
09 Evaristo Carriego Color Tango
10 Felicia Alfredo de Angelis
11 Hotel Victoria Quinteto Pirincho
12 La Cumparsita Alfredo De Angelis
13 La Gran Muneca Carlos DiSarli
14 La Melodia de Nuestro Adios Francisco Canaro
15 La Naranja Nacio Verde (Milonga) Orquesta Reliquias Portenas
16 La Payanca Juan D'Arienzo
17 La Yumba Osvaldo Pugliese
18 Mala Junta Color Tango
19 Media Luz Alfredo Gobbi
20 Milonga Brava (Milonga) Francisco Canaro
21 Milonga Vieja Milonga (Milonga) Juan D'Arienzo
22 Pobre Flor (Vals) Alfredo de Angeles
23 Quejas de Bandoneon Anibal Troilo
24 Siluetta Portena (Milonga) Francisco Canaro
25 De Pura Cepa (Milonga) Juan D'Arienzo
26 Vibraciones del Alma (Vals) Quinteto Pirincho
27 Vida Mia Osvaldo Fresedo