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Tango Workshop and Milongas


Joaquin Canay

July 29-August 7, 2005

JOAQUIN CANAY, was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of 16 he began to study tango under the tutelage of Oscar Caballero at "La Casona de Marta" in the Olivos Neigborhood. With Oscar help his tango grew step by step and, being supported by his adoptive aunt Marta and the people of the North side of Buenos Aires, he soon fell in love with it. Marta Echeverry, Adrian & Sandra, the Blanco Family, Cesar & Isabel Fernandez, Davel, Maria & Roberto Contreras and the people of "La Casa de la Jeventud" and "La Casona de Marta" have also had a significant impact on his development as a dancer. He moved to the US in 2001 and to Ithaca in September of 2003. Since then he has been teaching in Ithaca, Geneva and Rochester. His style, a traditional "close embrace" or "milonguero" as danced in the salons of Buenos Aires, gives one a strong foundation for social dancing. His gentle and enthusiastic approach to teaching creates classes one can look forward to.


  • Friday, July 29, 2005
    • Time: 7:30-8:30 lesson 8:30-10:00 Practica
    • Location:Hana Art Barn (Behind the old Elementarty School, across from the ball park). Cost: $8. No Experience Necessary!
  • Sunday, July 31, 2005
    • 6:30-10:00 Close Embrace, Techniques and Connection, with Practica. Cost: $20
    • Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Dance Studio B, Kahului
  • Thursday, August 4, 2005
    • 6:30-8:00 Changes of Direction and Musicality. Cost: $15
    • 8:00-9:30 Vals, exploring turns. Cost: $15 (Both classes for $25)
    • 9:30-11:00 Guided Practica. Cost: $5 (no cost if taking both classes)
    • Location: Back in Motion, Pukalani
  • Friday, August 5, 2005
    • 6:30-8:00 Paradas and Enganches. Cost: $15 (Milonga included with class)
    • 8:00-10:00 Practica.
    • Location: Back in Motion, Pukalani
  • Saturday, August 6, 2005
    • 12:30-2:00 Finales and Embellishments. Cost: $15.
    • 2:00-3:30 Sacadas. Cost: $15 (Both classes $25)
    • Location: Back in Motion, Pukalani
  • Sunday, August 7, 2005
    • 6:30-10:00 pm Milonga Rhythm (Learn the “REAL MILONGA DANCE”), with Practica. Cost $20.
    • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Dance Studio B, Kahului

Cost: $15 per 1.5 hour class. $35/3 classes. $75 for all 7!

Back In Motion Dance Studio, 412 Ehilani, Pukalani, Maui, Hawai`i:

Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Omori Studio, Kahului, Maui, Hawai`i:

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