Tango Workshop Schedule
Friday, Feb. 28
"Introduction to Argentine tango: the style, the music, the embrace, 'the code,' " 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1
"Argentine tango: walks (caminadas), swivels (ochos), rotations (giros),"
"Argentine tango: simple entradas, sacadas and voleos,"
10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
"Argentine tango: advanced llevedas, arastres, planeos, ganchos,"
"Milonga," 3:45-5:15 p.m.
Dance with instruction and ballroom music, 7-10 p.m.
Sunday, March 2
"Argentine Tango: style and embellishments,"
Full workshop review,
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
An Argentine tango workshop with teacher Percell Rivere St. Thomass will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Elks Lodge downtown. The workshop will continue through Sunday, March 2. An evening dance with instruction and ballroom music also will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
St. Thomass is the director and choreographer of the performance theater "Balladagio." He directs dance academies in Anchorage and Hawaii and is a national adjudicator for the U.S. Independent Dance Council, a director of the American Professional Theatre Guild, and an instructor for the Fred Astaire National Dance Association.
The Argentine tango is an improvisational lead-and-follow dance from Buenos Aires. The workshop is sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers with support from the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.
The workshop costs $60, or $10 per session. The Saturday dance costs $7. For more information or to preregister call 364-2334, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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