Why Tango? Because It Offers More Than Any Other Dance!
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!
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The Family of Tango Dances
There are actually three tango dances—each with its own music—in Argentine social dance. During the course of an evening of dancing all three will be played and danced.
The first is simply tango. This is thedance most people would recognize as tango and the dance most beginners learn first. Its music is typically based on a slow, steady four-count beat.
The second dance is called milonga. Milonga is a faster-paced dance based on simplified tango steps. It has much the same rhythm and feeling as a polka.
Milonga music is historically older than tango music, but the dance itself is actually newer. Milonga is a dance simply for fun.
The third is tango waltz, called vals or vals cruzado. Tango waltz music is based on the classic 1-2-3 of waltz, but in this type of tango, dancers typically dance on the ones. Continue reading “Why Tango? Because It Offers More Than Any Other Dance!”
Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!
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Attending Tango Class
When you’re a beginning tango student, attending a class is the best way to get your bearings in the dance.
Sign up and attend regularly. Every good dancer I know is good because they signed up for the first series of classes and attended all of them. Learning to dance tango is a wonderful commitment you make for yourself and consistency is as important to achieving this goal as it is for all others in your life. Signing up and coming to one class a month here and there will just be frustrating for you.
A good tango class should introduce you to the following elements of tango: walking, turning, stopping, navigation, musicality and some embellishments. Continue reading “Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!”
Knee Pain, Ouch!! In Tango & Exercising
To Keep Knee from Hurting
To keep your knees healthy, follow these simple tips. Dos for Healthy Knees: Always see a doctor if you experience knee pain that is not relieved by several days of rest, ice, massage, and elevation. Back off from activities such as walking hills or knee-bending exercises that cause you pain.
Why Do Dancers Knee Hurt? Continue reading “Knee Pain, Ouch! In Tango & Exercising”
How To Improve Your Brain & Body With Dancing
Protect Your Brain:
You can effect conditions like Alzheimer’s /Dementia, depression and your health by getting in the habit of only a half hour a day of physical activity at least three times a week. Alzheimer’s /Dementia, depression and your health by getting in the habit of only a half hour a day of physical activity at least three times a week.
Eduardo Parra one of Argentina’s great Tango singers shares his talent on this beautiful Tango songs. Please share!, “Que Tango Hay Que Cantar” :. Enjoy!!
Tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements. Argentine Tango is well-suited to dancing in small settings. Argentine Tango retains the intimacy of the original dance.
The Tango Police:
- Don’t become a Tango Police Officer and critique someone on the dance floor. You should address your concerns to the dancer instructors or the person running the Milonga or Pratica let them issue the violation.
- Don’t be a “Tango Snob”, just because you have been dancing Tango for years doesn’t give you license to be a “Tango Snob”. There are always dancers better at Tango than you.
- Don’t stand on the “Rules” to be rude to new dancers. If the experienced dances don’t welcome new dancers into the Tango community the newbies will just fade away never to be seen again.
Teaching on the Dance Floor: Continue reading “Tango Police- Don’t Join It ! !”
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A NIGHT OF ARGENTINE TANGO & FOLK MUSIC Featuring Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies With María Volonté: Blue Tango Project — SUN. JULY 16, 2017
Direct from Argentina, two bands lead by women bring the best of Argentine tango and folk music to the stage. Led by an Argentine musical powerhouse,Mavi Díaz & Las Folkies reinvigorates the rich folk traditions of Argentina with original compositions, a feminine point of view, and electrifying live performances.
From the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, María Volonté: Blue Tango Project is a ground-breaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace. In Argentina, tango is the music of the city while folk is the music of the countryside. Prepare yourself to experience Argentina’s vast geography, intense passions and rich cultural traditions in a night of musical celebration.
about MAVI DÍAZ & LAS FOLKIES
This all-female band is deeply steeped in the Argentine folk tradition. Daughter of harmonica virtuoso Hugo Díaz, Mavi was surrounded by the best music from an early age. A pop star in her twenties as a founding member of the path-breaking group Viuda e Hijas de Roque Enroll, Mavi went on to an illustrious career as a performer, composer and vocal arranger.
After many years living and working in Spain, Mavi returned to Argentina and founded the band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies in 2010 to explore new expressive possibilities within the venerable Argentine folk tradition. Sonqoy, the band’s debut album, was nominated for the Gardel Award 2011 as Best New Folk Album. The band’s second album Todo Si! won the 2016 Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) for Best Alternative Folk Album. The band’s energetic live performances have received standing ovations at important music festivals in Argentina and around the world.
about MARÍA VOLONTÉ: BLUE TANGO PROJECT