TANGO TURNS, Inc. (Tangomilonga.biz)
Sunday May 26
Memorial Day Weekend Tango
Santa Barbara Location #1
An evening of dancing
and advanced tango classes
with Fardad Michael Serry and Lucia Ma
The classes are advanced,
but to benefit from them, you only have to be Brave !
You don't have to be an "advanced dancer," whatever that means to you.
Changes of Turn Direction 1:
In the context of a modern take on the lead and the response, we will focus on ...
Navigation for Women & Structural Identities for Men
Changes of Turn Direction 2:
Examples of Modern Combinations in Different Systems of Walk
La Milonga De Santa Barbara
Complete program $55 with advanced registration
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Friday-Sunday May 31 - June 2Practica
Location and Exact Date to be Announced
10-year Anniversary Special
New Students: 10 classes $75 per dancer; $100 per partner couple registering together
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Drop-in rate: $15
A Tango Class for The Brave!
$30 (includes admission to the 5pm class)
|The Music at Our Milonga
Musical fads come and go.
We seek, find, and play the best of the finest living composers, bands, and orchestras of today, too; the age of the music is irrelevant.
But we are not alone in noticing that today you will hardly ever hear most of the once-popular new tunes that played at milongas just 5 years ago. On the other hand, almost everywhere, you will always hear some of the music that played at milongas as far back as 70 years ago.
Why is that?
Some art is timeless, and some art has a limited life time.
We play timeless pieces of music, old or new, but not music that's hip today yet sure to disappear in a few years. How can we tell the future? We don't have to; the music speaks for itself!
Troilo, Di Sarli, Pugliese, D'Arienzo, Fresedo, De Caro, Piazzolla, Biagi, De Angelis, Tanturi, Lomuto, Donato, D'Agostino, and tens of other orchestras and their revered singers have lasted because their music is timeless. Add to this the modern gems like Color Tango and you have literally thousands of pieces from which to choose for a balanced repertoire of a memorable milonga.
Of course having a seasoned DJ with a solid musical education and with knowledge of the orchestras, singers, and history of the tango music also helps.
We select each set carefully from our treasure trove of about 5000 (and growing) total tangos, milongas, and valses, and we repeatedly receive compliments form the most discriminating of tango listeners and dancers visiting us from all over the globe: musicians, tango professionals, seasoned milonga organizers, and equally important, from among our own tango dancers.
Come dance with us; we're waiting for you.
is a powerful concept articulated to us first by Master Teacher of Argentine Tango Alberto Paz. Progressive Equalization empowers everyone who dances tango socially. If you like to know more about it, please send us an email or come to one of our classes and find out for yourself how it works. The methodology we have developed is our trade secret and we do not disclose it on this website. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome to these uniquely structured classes which promote progressive equalization in social dancing.
In an increasingly hyphenated tango world, we go the opposite direction: we strive to break down the barriers set up between the so-called "Beginners", "Intermediate", and "Advanced"; between "Close-Embrace" and "Open-Embrace"; between "Nuevo" and "Traditional"; etc. We go against all of the ways that serve only to pigeonhole dancers, all the ways that divide dancers rather than bring them together into embraces. Let us show you, and you be the judge.
The beautiful, year-round air-conditioned studio where we tango!
Tango in Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street, Upstairs from CVS Pharmacy, (Arthur Murray Studio)
Downtown Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Enter through gate on Carrillo St. If gate closed, enter through door facing parking lot, up the stairs.
Parking available adjacent to studio
If coming from 101, take Exit 98A (CARRILLO STREET)
Tango in Thousand Oaks
3065 East Thousand Oaks Boulevard #4 (Arthur Murray Dance Studio), Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(Take the "Hampshire Road" Exit off 101)