The Apex of Improvisational Partner Dancing
Argentine Tango is wrapping up our 2nd six week series. David is traveling to Ireland during April.
But we will start up again the 1st week of May. Depending on the # of new students and the # of continuing regulars, we will adjust the schedule to accommodate both groups. Therefore, the exact hours between 6 and 9 pm will remain flexible. Classes will run 6 weeks; the class fee is $90. Preregistration is requested.
We have our eyes set towards exploring Tango Waltz and other light-hearted Tango forms. This will be a great time to bring your friends!
Dan's Classic Ballroom will have our first (maybe even Oak Harbor's very first) official Tango Milonga on Saturday, April 10, 7 PM. David will provide more nuggets about the culture of Tango Milonga as well.
Disclaimer: The photograph has the attribution of LAOEN in the lower right corner. It was "borrowed" from an email that contained a large number photographs with the same attribution. I have been unable to locate a source to purchase a print or to obtain authorization for it's use here. I will do that once I know where.
Bio for David Imburgia y Celie Thomas
After a couple of years experience in International Folk Dancing, David and Celie found Argentine Tango in 2001. After 2 years of study, their teacher stepped down. David began studying to teach. In 2003 David began to teach beginners and in 2004 began to share with Intermediate tango dancers.
David has specialized in teaching Beginning level, Intermediate and more modern dancing, introducing hundreds of dancers to the mystery and beauty of Argentine Tango. David and Celie live in Bellingham, Washington. They teach and perform around the region. Private and Small Group Classes are taught at their home studio and various locations.
Reach David at: 360-733-2663 or email:
Tango is a rich treat of the sensual art of dancing.
Tango is the “Dance of the Embrace”. But it is also the celebration of the incredible music of the Tango. Master composers and performers for 80 years have brought the magic of this music to audiences around the world.
Dancing Tango is dancing to Poetry. An exploration of the passion that dance can offer, as well as mischief and even humor. Dancers love the enjoyment of innovation and balance that Tango offers and rewards. Tango also offers a wonderful variety of Tango Waltz and a lighthearted, fun dance form called the Milonga.
Argentine Tango History:
(Excerpted and used with permission from the Dance Vision International Dance Association Arg.Tango Syllabus).
Argentine Tango uses a unique posture, required for the completion of lead and follow. The weight of the partners is forward on their feet, on the ball of the foot. Torso extension is up, and forward, arms are relaxed. The embrace is generally close, though this alternates in the dance. Typically, dancers are aware that they maintain their balance and all weight on one foot only, while the other is collected and touching the floor; ready to step. The dance is considered very fluid, as the lead is offered by intention, rather than strength. Flexibility and balance aids in the athleticism of Tango. Tango dancers often leave the floor breathless after a set of dances.