Argentine Tango Club presents Tango Dance Lessons, (Intermediate) Thursdays at UST 8pm-9:15pm. Fall classes start Thursday, September 6th and are ongoing until December 5th.This class is designed for the intermediate level. Students should be familiar with the basics of walking, posture, navigation, and technique. Knowledge of ochos, turns, and weight changes are important at this level.Each class begins with a warm-up, walking, and technique exercises to prepare the mind and body to dance tango. These exercises are important. As intermediates, we spend more time focusing on body mechanics and kinesiology in order to dance organically. We ask the body and mind to do more and the response can be very exciting and creative!We then continue the lesson with a general topic. These include navigation for the milonga, different walking systems with our partners, intermediate musicality (milonga and vals). We use intermediate combinations- syncopated salida (salida cruzada), cross and parallel walking, traspie, turns with adornments, displacements (sacadas), and many more.As always, the combinations are not taught as steps to be copied. Instead, we teach how to dance organically, from the lead all the way through the resolution. We ask the students to think creatively, find solutions to “mistake” (there are no absolute mistakes in tango, only happy accidents), and to develop a style that is unique. During every class we talk in depth about the hows and whys of tango- the physiological, mechanical, and psychological factors.This class progresses during the semester. However, drop-ins are always welcome.Jerabeck 2nd floor Dance Room, 4000 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX 77006
Parking for Jerabeck available in the garage ($2) or on Graustark St.
Jerabeck is located on Graustark St between West Alabama and Richmond MapFees: All Thursday Group classes are $12 per class when you prepay for the month. Discount only available during first and second weeks of the month. A single class drop-in rate of $15 per class. Discount of 50% for university faculty, staff, and students, all unviersities included.