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A special opportunity to learn from one of America's premier Tango teachers!!

Two Day Workshop, Milonga and Practica


Christy Cote!

of San Francisco

Saturday-Sunday, October 22-23, 2005. Detailed schedule below.
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Studio, Kahului, Maui, Hawai`i
Each night: $15 for one class. $25 for the entire evening.


  • Saturday October 22:
    • Before 2:30pm: Private Lessons, at Back in Motion Studio, Pukalani
    • 2:30-4pm Intermediate 1
    • 4-6p Dinner & Tango Chat, at Bangkok Cuisine
    • 6-7:15p Beginners 1
    • 7:15-8:30pm Beginners 2
    • 8:30 - 10pm Milonga
  • Sunday October 23:
    • Before 2:30pm: Private Lessons, at Back in Motion Studio, Pukalani
    • 2:30-4pm Intermediate 2, at Back in Motion Studio
    • 4-6p Dinner & Tango Chat, place TBD
    • 6-7:15p Beginners 3, at MACC Omori Studio
    • 7:15-8:30pm Beginners 4
    • 8:30 - 10pm Practica

Detailed Schedule:

  • Saturday 10/22/2005
    • 2:30-4:00pm – Dancing with Pugliese (Intermediate I)
      Location: Back in Motion Studio, 412 Ehilani, Pukalani.   $15.
      This workshops explores interpretation of the dramatic music of Osvaldo Pugliese with the use of a dynamic range of movements from simple pauses to Volcadas.  Technique for Carpa (tent position), Lapiz (pencil) and Block, Spiral Cruzada (spiral cross), and Volcadas (spilling actions) will be covered in this workshop.
    • 4-6pm – Tango Chat and Dinner
      Location:  Bangkok Cuisine, 395 Dairy Road, Unit F.
      Let’s chat about all things Tango…tango books, Buenos Aires experiences, etiquette on the dance floor, social customs of tango, tango fashion, tango shoes, tango festivals, tango communities around the world and anything else you can think of!
    • 6-10 pm – Beginners 1 and 2, followed by a Milonga (Social Dance).  $25.
      Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Dance Studio B, Kahului

      6-7:15pm – Beginning 1 – The First Embrace
      Find out why the popularity of Argentine Tang is growing all over the world!  Starting with the wonderful embrace of the dance and incorporating basic walking elements to navigate the line of dance you will find the simplicity of it all enlightening!  Christy will also introduce the Basic and explain how these 8 steps or positions of the dance are used as a structure for learning more advanced figures of the dance.  This workshop is a highly recommended for all newcomers to Argentine Tango and for those planning to take the Beginning 2, 3 and 4 workshops.

        7:15-8:30pm – Beginning 2 – Improvisation of Molinetes and Ochos
      Christy’s approach to teaching from an improvisational perspective is unique and very effective.  This workshop will add Molinetes and Ochos to the basic walking elements of the dance in an improvisational format allowing the dancers to create their own figures in the line of dance.  This workshop is great for beginners but also recommended for more advanced dancers who feel locked into dancing only set patterns and would like to dance more creatively.

  • Sunday 10/23/2005
    • 2:30-4pm – Milonga (Intermediate II).
      Location: Back in Motion Studio, 412 Ehilani, Pukalani.   $15.
      Learn this fun rhythmic dance and never sit out another Milonga again!  This workshop will take you from basic steps to some fun and playful Milonga pasos that you’re sure to enjoy.  No Milonga experience necessary to participate but the pace of the workshop is suitable for intermediate level Tango dancers.
    • 4-6pm – Tango Chat and Dinner
      Location: TBA
      Let’s chat about Tango Music…your favorites, the history of the music and the musicians that we dance to….bring in your favorite CDs for the discussion!
    • 6-10 pm – Beginners 3 and 4, followed by a Practica (Practice Dance).  $25.
      Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Dance Studio B, Kahului

      6-7:15pm – Beginning 3 – Improvisation of Molinetes and Ochos Continued.
      This workshop will review and develop the material presented in Beginning 2.  Plus a bonus step which adds Paradas (stops), Barridas (sweeps), and Ganchos (hooks) to your dance for a fun and playful experience.

      7:15-8:30pm – Beginning 4 – The next level of Improvisation
      Starting with the Cross System Basic and explanation of Cross System and Normal System this workshop will begin to explore walking variations in both systems.  Next Christy will add Boleos to the improvisational mix of walking, cruzada, molinete, ochos forward, ochos backward, parada, barrida and gancho covered in earlier workshos for a truly creative and enjoyable dance for both leader and follower.  You’ll be amazed at what you can create on the dance floor at the end this series of Beginning  workshops 1, 2, 3, & 4!  

Private lessons are available with Christy Cote at $75 an hour at Back In Motion Studio, 412 Ehilani, Pukalani. Contact Rita O'Keane 572-7067 OKEANER001@hawaii.rr.com
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