While I am assisting you to discover tango milonguero, the authentic argentine tango, you will finally adapt this art of improvisation. In conclusion you will create movements in your very own personal way, while I will guide you in the music. Sense the depth of connection with your partner and the music, the magic triangle, which will lead you to the infinite tango.
Learn tango milonguero with Stefani.
“If you really want a woman to love you, then you have to dance.
And if you don’t want to dance, then you’re going to have to work extra hard
to make a woman love you forever, and you will always run the risk
that she will leave you at any second for a man who knows how to tango.”
– Sherman Alexie –
The authentic argentine tango.
You want to start with tango ? No worries, yes I will make you dance.
When we start to know about tango, we often have the image of flying legs and dramatic poses. Tango for the social dance floor works differently. The authentic argentine tango is giving and receiving…..After passing my beginner course (1-7) you will have all the necessary tools you need, to enjoy the milongas. From the bottom of my heart, please make the effort and learn proper basics . Do not miss-use the milongas to learn for free by error! Think of your partner and your mates around , make the effort, you will not regret it.
My program consists of 2 different courses:
Course A – Preparation for Milonga – Beginner to Intermediate Level – 10,5 hrs
The first course is a preparation for social tango dancing. We begin with simple walking as a couple exercise. Here we overcome the challenges of moving the “vehicle with 4 legs”. Leaders will get prepared with a starter kid, a simple figure you always may come back to. Progressing further to circular movements you will learn the pivot. Satisfy any women since you give her space and time for some embellishments. Rather don’t stumble over some mistakes, turn those into new options.Learn to improvise. Finally I will open the door for you to a new, immense field, the music. In conclusion i will introduce you to some important facts about history and culture in tango.
After passing all classes 1-7 you will have all necessary knowledge and practice to enjoy yourself and your dance partners. You are ready to go out to milonga.
Here are my classes in detail:
1. The power of the embrace.
The first course is a preparation for social tango dancing. It gives you all information you need to know before you even start to dance. After discussing posture, connection, axis and weight changing we will explore all details about the embrace.
2. The meditative sensation of the tango walk
Further we begin with simple walking as a couple exercise. Here we overcome the challenges of moving the “vehicle with 4 legs”. The meditative sensation of tango milonguero is often underestimated in western countries.
All about the tango walk in parallel system combined with zero position and weight changing as a powerful tool. Intro to musicality using 2 different timings.
3. Secrets in a box
Leaders will get prepared with a starter kid, a simple figure you always may come back to. This basic structure allows you to put your focus on the connection to your partner. This makes it possible for you to explore different rhythms in the music. We will extend the baldosa into the basic eight by including a new element, the cross. Deepen your understandings and routines in this very basic starter kit to master the authentic argentine tango.
4. Discover the pivot
Progressing further to circular movements you will learn to pivot. Due to clean pivots followers will become easy to lead and leaders become smooth dancers. We use pivots to change directions. Furthermore one step and a pivot creates an ocho.
Front or Back ochos are the first beautiful and most danced sequences in the authentic argentine tango.
5. Sensual embellishments
Satisfy any women since you give her space and time for some embellishments. She will express gratefulness with some devine decorations.
All about the sandwich, planeos followed by devine decorations. I will show you how to bring sensuality into the dance by adding some embellishments at the right spots in the right moment.
6. The art of improvisation
Rather don’t stumble over mistakes, turn those into new options. I will show you how to turn your “mistakes” into new creations. Here the authentic argentine tango find its improvisation Tango Milonguero is an improvisation dance. After you get used to all the sequences, you will start to create new combinations by mix and match the sequences.
7. Building awareness for the dance and the music
Finally I will open the door for you to a new, immense field, the music. Get basic introduction about the differences in tango, vals and milonga rhythm. Short introduction to the historical background and the code of the Milonga , a must to know when dancing in Buenos Aires.
Course B – The art of expression – intermediate to advanced level – 10,5 hrs
Celebrate the art of improvisation to the fullest. Use dissociation of the upper body for better connection in the close embrace dancing. We discuss the 3 positions of the giro, the matrix of tango. Tango music is quite complex and dancers risk to get lost. Learn how to dominate the music and “stay behind” with confidence. Have Fun with the ” ocho cortado ” a typical tango milonguero element. Experience some variations in circular movements. Let the music control your breath and your breath control your movements. Finally you will get to know more about the development of tango music over the decades starting from the early 20.
Here are my classes in details:
1. Mastering the tango walk
Celebrate the art of improvisation to the fullest, using cross and parallel sythem , double time, ocho Milonguero, simple sacadas. Mix and match, switch systems and walking lines to master the walk.
2. Your body talks
Use dissociation of the upper body, a tool for better connection, better understanding. Prepare you body with special exercises and your partner will benefit from it. It will help you generally in close embrace dancing, specially in the giro. We discuss the 3 positions of the giro, the matrix of tango. Understand the differences in open and close embrace. Overcome the challenges of the “giro milonguero” which is danced in close embrace.
3. Save and sound through tango milonguero.
Master different rhythms and use them carefully. Tango music is quite complex and dancers risk to get lost. Learn how to dominate the music and “stay behind” with confidence.
4. Playful rhythms of the ocho cortado.
Have Fun with the ” ocho cortado ” a typical tango milonguero element. Learn this most famous sequence of authentic argentine tango and discover how to use in different rhythms. As Simple it is for the leader to lead, as diverse it is for the follower to interprete the ocho cortado.
5. Heavenly circles and spirals
Using the right side of the walking line, we experience some variations in circular movements. We practice voleo and planeos and other decorations while controlling our axis. Playful element to express the melodic part in the music. A exciting way to celebrate the art of improvisation.
6. Breathe, move and pause
Let the music control your breath and your breath control your movements. Beside of musical reasons make use of pauses also to control your breath. While concentrating on the breathing everything else becomes minor, we connect better.
7. Deeper awareness for tango music
In this class you will get to know more about the development of tango music over the decades starting from the early 20. In conclusion you will understand the characteristics of some significant orchestras. Finally you will understand to choose you favourite, danceable music. Themas which are suitable for choreographies and those you better admire listening.