Comes again to NM Tech, Fall Semester 2013
This 16-week intensive credit course is designed to take you from beginning to intermediate levels so that you can comfortably dance anywhere in the world where Tango is being danced. No previous dance experience is required. Tango is a walking dance with low joint impact, suitable for all age ranges.
Classes begin on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 from 7-8:55PM on the Macey Stage. Course details and registration information for course PR189C Tango is available at either NM Tech Community Education or Socorro Chamber of Commerce.
Here is what graduating students have to say:
Good and fun class
- Wonderful teacher who is great with people with depth and care
- If one pays attention and does the practice the Don enourages, one will emerge from this course with a basic vocab and a working knowledge of how to dance tango.
- Very willing to help with what ever you may need. Very nice and considerate
- The music was fabulous.
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“Tango is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, they will have to accept that their life will be radically changed.”Paraprase Emerson
May Tango Quote
For reasons that escape me, many techies are drawn to tango. I often marveled at the way they’d analyze it and deconstruct it, oftentimes lamenting how difficult and technical a dance tango is. Being left-handed, or right-brain dominant, I didn’t see its difficulty as technical at all. I saw it as child’s play, a returning to an innocence we all have. You subtract your adult, or conditioned, Self and there you have it. Tango is ever-present. From the start, I felt it as a place of numinous presence more so than with any other dance. To relegate it to words is to defile it. Camille Cusumano
For the Men … Be gentle, hear the woman´s body, her breathing, the beating of her heart. Lose yourself into the dance. When you are dancing, the lesson has ended — it Is only the lady and you. Do the steps that you know well. Stop. Allow the lady to understand your movement. She is not a puppet, she will not move with your towing or pushing, she needs to receive a clear message from your male body. The basic message has to be: confidence. Otherwise it will be very difficult to dance.
Be patient with yourself. If you get tangled up, just stop and start again from a standing position, both aligned. Your lady will appreciate your effort, she will see you are struggling to produce a reliable support.
Have a very nice tango dance!! Enjoy it!!! This is what it matters!! No teacher can teach you to enjoy … this is your contribution to tango and your lady. Don Anderson
NEW!! Great Tango videos posted to the video section
1. Milonga … short vignette (13 min) that takes place in an Italian Milonga,
2. The Libertango scene from the movie “The Tango Lesson” with Sally Potter, Pablo Veron, and Fabian Salas
3. The “Por Una Cabeza” scene from “ The Scent of a Woman” starring Al Pacino
4. A Hot! Tango by Antonio Banderas from “Take the Lead“
What Compels Dancers To Dance? What is the Inspiration?