Schedule


Thursday, April 12th, 2018

5:30p Registration opens Lindbergh Lobby
6:30p - 7:30p Festival Mixer Lindbergh
7:30pm - 8:45pm WS1 - Tango Salon.
How to add elegance, embrace and posture in your tango.
All levels
Jose Luis & Rika Garros
WS2 - Your body is part of the orchestra.
How we use our torsos, arms, weight and articulation to express the music.
Intermediate
Alicia & Daniel Armstrong
WS3 - Let's have fun with milonga.
Dancing milonga really can be fun. Moves to help you enjoy your milonga.
Intermediate-advanced
Cristian & Melisa Grand Ballroom
WS4 - Dancing different orchestras.
Pausing and musical tension, variations of speed. Acceleration and slowing down applied to social dance floor sequences. (Demare, Pugliese, D'Arienzo, Biagi)
Advanced
Marcela Duran Lindbergh
9pm - 12:30pm Opening Night Milonga DJ: TBA Grand Ballroom

Friday, April 13th, 2018

2:00p Registration opens Lindbergh Lobby
3:00p - 4:30p WS5 - Tango Fundamentals.
Connection, walk, communication between partners.
All levels
Somer & Jessica Armstrong
WS6 - Cadencia (Cadence).
How to use cadencia to dance smoothly with elegance and harmony.
Intermediate
Cristian & Melisa Lindbergh
WS7 - Tango.
Elasticity in the embrace, different points of contact, rolling. "The bullfighter concept".
Intermediate-advanced
Marcela Duran Grand Ballroom
WS8 - Tango technique for leader and followers.
Tango techique for the advanced dancers: leaders, followers, and couples.
Advanced
Jose Luis & Rika Crossfield
4:30p - 7:00p Welcome Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom
5:00p - 6:30p Special Beginners' Program - Session A
Foundations of Tango - Posture, Embrace, Vocabulary.
Beginners
Agustin & Sol Garros
5:00p - 6:30p Master Class 1
Musicality: musical elements of the different rhythms and orchestras.
(restricted admission)
Alicia Pons Armstrong
9:30p - 1:30a Evening Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom
1:30a - 5:00a All-night Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

10:15a - 11:45a Master Class 2
Remembering the milonguero Carlos Gavito. Famous steps, his secrets and his attitudes.
(restricted admission)
Marcela Duran Armstrong
11:00a - 12:00p Registration and warmup Lindbergh Lobby
12:00p - 1:30p WS9 - Tango as a social dance.
Leading, following and the line of dance. The "codigos" of the milonga explained and demonstrated.
All levels
Marcela Duran Grand Ballroom
WS10 - Vals.
Rhythm, turns and reverse turns in the vals.
Intermediate
Jose Luis & Rika Armstrong
WS11 - Intensive Milonga class - part 1.
Pauses and variations. Useful steps for navigation. (Requires enrollment in WS18)
Intermediate-advanced
Alicia & Daniel Crossfield
WS12 - Advanced figures in reduced spaces.
Reducing a more complex figure to its smallest version.
Advanced
Cristian & Melisa Lindbergh
12:00pm - 3:00pm Special Beginners' Program - Session B & C
La Caminata: Walking in comfort and with connection
Beginners
Agustin & Sol Garros
1:45p - 3:15p WS 13 - Walking.
How to use the standing leg, the free leg and the flexor muscles in your movement. The importance of the pauses.
All levels
Cristian & Melisa Lindbergh
WS14 - Milonga lisa and traspie.
Differences in milonga.
Intermediate
Jose Luis & Rika Crossfield
WS15 - Vals.
Making your vals flow with the music.
Intermediate-advanced
Somer & Jessica Grand Ballroom
WS16 - Breaking patterns and structures.
Tools to create our own style.
Advanced
Alicia & Daniel Armstrong
3:30p - 6:30p Afternoon Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom
4:30p - 6:00p Master Class 3
Changes of directions inside the turns.
(restricted admission)
Somer & Jessica Armstrong
9:30p - 1:30a Evening Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom
1:30a - 5:00a All-night Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

10:30a - 12:30p Guided practica with Agustin and Sol
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom
10:30p - 12:00p Master Class 4
Variations in Tango Salon: enrosques and ladies' embellishments.
(restricted admission)
Cristian & Melisa Armstrong
12:30p - 2:00p WS17 - Rock-step turns.
Be creative in your tango using rock-step turns.
All levels
Somer & Jessica Armstrong
WS18 - Intensive Milonga class - part 2.
Pauses and variations. Useful steps for navigation. (Requires enrollment in WS11)
Intermediate
Alicia & Daniel Lindbergh
WS19 - "It's all about the connection; It's all about the embrace".
Tips and refinement to create the most beautiful embrace (abrazo).
Intermediate-advanced
Marcela Duran Crossfield
WS20 - Complex figures for Tango Salon.

Advanced
Cristian & Melisa Grand Ballroom
12:30p - 3:00p Special Beginners' Program - Session D & E
Rhythmical Variations: Milonga
Beginners
Agustin & Sol Garros
2:15p - 3:45p WS21 - Navigation.
Circular movements in small spaces.
All levels
Alicia & Daniel Armstrong
WS22 - Musical Interpretation.
Interpreting different tango orchestras and and their different periods.
Intermediate
Jose Luis & Rika Crossfield
WS23 - Playing with the ochos.
Usig a variety of ochos to enhance your dance.
Intermediate-advanced
Somer & Jessica Lindbergh
WS24 - Apilado for social dance.
Secrets, technique, different ways to get into Apilado style.
Advanced
Marcela Duran Grand Ballroom
4:00p - 7:00p Afternoon milonga
DJ: TBA
Lindbergh
8:30p - 1:00a Farewell Milonga
DJ: TBA
Grand Ballroom

Legend

Closed for Followers (Leaders can still register)
Closed for Leaders (Followers can still register)
Closed (class is at capacity)


Please Note:

  • Changes to schedule and venue are possible.
  • Students must show a valid student ID shoving Full-time Undergraduate Student status to be eligible for discounted rate.
  • For pricing, deadlines and payments see the registration page.
  • A legal form of identification is required at the door.
  • All rooms for classes and milongas have a no outside alcohol policy, due to hotel regulations.