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Calendar of Events


Sunday, April 20, 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5


6:30-7:10pm Tango Level 1 Class
$10


7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15

Discounted packages available.


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-week-package $65.


6:35pm-7:55pm
Class topic to be announced
$20 first time students. $25 general admission.

Two classes together $35 ($30 for continuity group), includes practica (see below)
,

8pm-9pm
(longer with high turnout)
Practica for class participants only
$5 with one class. Free with two classes.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5


6:30-7:10pm Tango Level 1 Class
$10


7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15

Discounted packages available.


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-week-package $65.


6:35pm-7:55pm
Class topic to be announced
$20 first time students. $25 general admission.

Two classes together $35 ($30 for continuity group), includes practica (see below)
,

8pm-9pm
(longer with high turnout)
Practica for class participants only
$5 with one class. Free with two classes.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5


6:30-7:10pm Tango Level 1 Class
$10


7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15

Discounted packages available.


 
Saturday, May 10, 2014
222 West Carrillo Street Downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93010
(park in lot next to CVS pharmacy)


Fardad Michael Serry and Lucia Ma

5pm (sharp!) - 6:30pm
O P E N   H O U S E
Pre-registration required.
Partner not required.

"An Introduction to Argentine Tango"

Includes teacher demonstrations.

(Class starts 5pm sharp)
Learn the dance, enjoy the music, and explore the culture
.

This class is Free and open ONLY to first time students in our classes.
pre-registration is required (see below)


Please fill out the form below to receive registration confirmation.

FULL NAME: *
Email Address: *
Previous Argentine Tango Experience: *
Previous Tango Teachers (most influential first): *
Coming solo or with partner?: *
Phone number:
 
6:30pm-8pm

Advanced Materials Sampler Class Rooted in the System of Turns
Partner required, no exceptions.
$35 per couple at the door; $30 with pre-registration.
Please email us to pre-register as a couple

8pm-midnight
longer with high turnout
La Milonga De Santa Barbara
with a rare performance
by Fardad Michael Serry and Lucia Ma








Milonga with performance fee
  $15 General Admission
$25 per couple for Advanced Class partitipants
$10 for OPEN HOUSE Class (5pm class) Participants

LOCATION





 
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.





 
Who is a "Brave" Tango Dancer?

We borrowed this definition of "Brave" tango dancer from Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, the preeminent tango dancers of the world today.
They say the "Brave" tango dancer is the one who is ready to stand up to the tango in its entirety.

We like to add this: The brave tango dancer is the dancer whose desire to learn more of the dance is always superior to his or her ego. The one who knows, beyond giving lip-service to the fact, that the tango is infinite and that the dancer will never be. The moment a dancer's ego becomes stronger than his or her desire to learn more of the tango, the tango itself starts reciprocating this change in attitude, and progress becomes hampered if not reversed.

"Brave" Beginners:
ALWAYS some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class is readily accessible to "Brave" beginners. Much of it is challenging for beginners, but it is never inaccessible to the "Brave" beginner! Those beginners who are not afraid even of making a fool out of themselves once a while, we'll take their hands and walk them into the tango world as far as they like to go, as fast as they can keep up.

"Brave" Non-beginners:
ALWAYS every experienced tango dancer will be challenged by some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class. We take the dance seriously in this type of class, but not ourselves so much.



Are you the "Brave" tango dancer?
Come dance with us; we're waiting for You!



 

Progressive Equalization ...

 ... is a powerful concept articulated to us first by Master Teacher of Argentine Tango the late Alberto Paz. Progressive Equalization empowers everyone who dances tango socially. Our take on Progressive Equalization is that it can be a mature alternative to the destructive one-upmanship that is eroding the most humanistically cherished aspects of the Argentine Tango social dancing culture; the aspects that promote civility, consideration of others, even friendship.

In an increasingly hyphenated tango world, we go the opposite direction: we strive to break down the meaningless barriers set up between the so-called "Intermediate" dancers and "Advanced" dancers; between "Close-Embrace" dancers and "Open-Embrace" dancers; between the so-called "Nuevo" and "Traditional" dancing; 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.

If you like to know more about Progressive Equalization, we invite you to one of our classes to find out for yourself how it works. Let us show you, and you be the judge.




 
Customized continuity package discounts are available. Just ask and we'll most likely find a way to teach you tango at your budget.


LOCATIONS


 

Location #1

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

If coming from 101, take Exit 98A (CARRILLO STREET)

Enter through gate on Carrillo St. If gate closed, enter through door in Rusty's Pizza parking lot, up the stairs above CVS pharmacy.

Parking available adjacent to studio.





 
Location #2

31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362


Phone: 805-637-8584