Weekly classes in Santa Barbara and Westlake Village resume
8-9 November 2014

Saturday, 8 Nov.
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)




SPECIAL PROGRAM & MILONGA TONIGHT


9pm-1am(+)

La Milonga De Santa Barbara

8-9pm
8-9pm

8-9pm
pre-milonga class with Fardad Michael Serry

Milonga $15. For partner couples $20 with advance purchase through 1 Nov.


Milonga and pre-milonga class $20. For partner couples $25 with advance purchase through 1 Nov.


Milonga and pre-milonga class $10 with Special Program (see below)


_______________SPECIAL ONE-TO-ONE PROGRAM______________
Unique Format

LEARN HOW TO LEAD AND FOLLOW,
working one-to-one with F M Serry.


5:30pm SHARP-6:30pm
Class 1: Leading: Learn to Lead The Way I do. Limit 8 Leaders.
(Ladies are encouraged to observe and listen.)
 

6:30-7:30pm
Class 2: The Active Follower: Learn to Articulate Your Dance with Confidence Limit 8 Women.
Ladies are advised to wear pants.
(Leaders will also participate in this class.)


7:30-8pm

PractiClass(TM): Students dance the taught material with each other.


For the Special One-to-one Program Only ...
Advanced Registration (see below) Recommended;
DROP-IN ADMISSION NOT GUARANTEED.
Special Program has NO REFUND.
If you have sufficient credit, register by email; price is deducted from your credit upon registration.
If you don't have sufficient credit, you can register with advanced purchase below.
(If you are uncertain about your credit, email us.)

Prices
$30 Continuity Students with 10% discount package.
Purchase credit if your credit is less than $30
(email us if you are uncertain.)

$35 General Admission

$5 Discount on Special Program for First-time Customers (call 805-637-8584) or email us.


Drop-in Prices for The Special Program are $5 higher (new customers exempt.)

Punctuality is appreciated.ctiClass(TM): Students dance taught material with each other.

7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material with each ot
7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material only, with each other.
7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material only, with each other.

 
Sunday, 9 Nov.
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park")


6-9pm
"Changes of Turn Direction"
Concise Review in the form of a PractiClassTM by Fardad Michael Serry

of Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne's recent Seminar on the subject.

Participants are encouraged to exchange ideas, notes,
and test each other's memories of the material in the Seminar
while dancing nearly the whole 3 hours.


$30 pre-purchased by 1 Nov.



10% Discount Package on $100
Purchase credit if your credit is less than $30 (email us if you are uncertain.)


$35 at the door with partner
$40 at the door without partner

New customers get $5 off at the door.

Contact us for more information.




 
Saturday, 15 Nov.
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30-6:45pm
O p e n   H o u s e
Complimentary Argentine Tango Class for First Time Customers.
Beginners Welcome. Partner not required.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED click here to send email to register.
Drop-in fee without registration $10. Returning singles $10; returning couples $15.
(Scroll down for regular classes tonight. Some Open House dancers may participate in those as well.)


Fardad Michael Serry & Lucia Ma

7-8pm
Milonga Class 1
with Traspié
$15

8-9pm
Milonga Class 2
Milonga Class 2

with Traspié
$15


Two milonga classes $25

9-10pm
Practica for class participants
Free with two classes. $5 with one class.

Punctuality
is appreciated.ctiClass(TM): Students dance taught material with each other.
7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material with each ot
7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material only, with each other.
7:30-8pm PractiClass(TM): Students dance taught material only, with each other.

 
Sunday, 16 Nov.
(Including Two-for-One Invitation (and an additional $5 discount) for New Customers)
Registration and Partner are required for the 2 for 1 Offer


TWO-FOR-ONE (and an additional $5 off) INVITATION FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

Join us with a partner on Sunday November 1th, and enjoy the full 3 hours of tango, two partners for the price of one, minus a $5 discount ($25 per couple). Get a feel for how we have trained some of the best tango dancers in Southern California for 12 years by emphasizing musicality, technique, structure, and lead-response; not purely subjective notions perpetuated in tango advertising. Pleasant surprises in store for experienced dancers. Beginner's progress faster no matter who their teachers may be.

Get an idea of what we consider tango free of hyphens and "styles": watch our dancing.

The very least you can expect in our classes is to find yourself thinking about the dance beyond vague notions, and beyond unanswered or half-answered questions that every tango dancer sooner or later asks.


Sunday 16 November 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park")

805-637-8584

6-6:30pm
 Embrace The Argentine Tango
(even experienced dancers are guaranteed to learn new, useful material in this class)
$5

6:30-7:10pm
"Technique-Music connection in turns (giros): Musicality that's NOT entirely subjective."
$10


7:10-8pm
Ganchos: a few of the many possible; structure and universally-applicable technique.
Dogma: "Ganchos don't belong to social dancing". Fact: They do!
$15

8-9pm
Practica for class participants


Registration and Partner are required for the 2-for-1 Special

Register as partner couple new customers for your two-for-one (and an additional $5 off), 3-hour program of this evening.
pay on-line here

Price will increase after November 9th.


Fardad Michael Serry & Lucia Ma


Contact us for more information.





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







OUR MUSIC

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.





Unrecognized Guid format.
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!





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

 

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