Tango in the Pines

Tango in the Pines with Rusty & Jo

Tango can change your world!
My world hasn't changed because I teach tango,
I teach tango because tango changed my world...
...body, mind and spirit!

Friday Evening July 9th - 7:00 - 8:30 PM- One 1.5 hour workshop class followed by a 2 hour practica
Dancing to the Orchestra: Finding your character in relation to the music thru an examination of a fun figura.
~All levels~
Saturday July 10 - Two 1.5 hour sessions each followed by 30 minutes of practice or cool down
  1. 2:00 - 3:30 PM - Ochos, Ochitas, Ganchitas – what is the difference.
    Examine different ways to get into and out of ochos
    Using ochos as a launching board for fun events
    Linear vs. Circular
    Traveling vs. Standing ochos.
    ~All levels~
  2. 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Cross System, left turns and cruzadas
    Expanding on the last class (ochos are cross system)
    Bringing elements together to make left turns magical, musical and creative.

Saturday night Milonga – Joanne and Rusty dance with the community plus a performance utilizing everything in the workshop...
Sunday July 11 Two 1.5 hour sessions each followed by 30 minutes of practice or cool down
  1. 2:00 - 3:30 PM - Vals, 2, 3 - Putting some zing in your Vals
    Utilize accents and rhythyms to expand steps you already know.
    We will help you find creative and playful salidas that match the vals rhythyms.
    ~All levels~
  2. 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Ocho Cortado – the subtle chameleon.
    We will examine a variety of different ocho cortado entrances and exits
    Figuras incorporating creative, playful, dramatic exits.
    Playing with the musicality, repetition and nuances of this versatile figura.
    With a nip and a tuck ocho cortado can look dramatically different.

Location: Human Nature Dance Studio 2 S. Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ (On Phoenix between S. Beaver and S. San Francisco), Flagstaff, AZ
Your relationship with tango will be completely different after the weekend is over, I promise

Argentine Tango is built on a solid foundation. Tango is a structure – a moving structure. This is why so many engineers and intellectuals are drawn to tango. We have delved into a deep study of the foundation and structure of tango and we have taken these results and put them into four catagories:

The structure of moving yourself
The Structure of the moving you and your partner
The structure of the music and phrasing
Steps and figuras that are based on the music and connection

Register Here (change quantities on next page):
$85 Tango For Life - Full Immersion
$50 One Full Day plus the Saturday Milonga
$25 Friday Class and Practica

Tango is a dynamic event.
Nothing is in stasis, you are never perfectly still.
Even when you aren’t moving your heart is beating, you are breathing as you are poised for another moment of movement.
It is this pulse in tango that gives it a dynamic texture within its structure.
Often a student is told to stand like this and do this or that with their feet or frame – but then they have to move and it all changes. It is this dynamically moving structure that keeps tango forever vibrant, these are the fine points we will share with you in this workshop.

If you feel like you are wrestling or jostling in tango, if you sometimes get frustrated or irritated because your “steps” or “lead” and “follow” doesn’t work as smoothly as you would like. If you have seen more patterns than you know what to do with and can barely remember any of them. If you wonder where this tango trip you are on is heading… or if you are a beginning dancer finding your way… If you answer yes to any of the above... this workshop is for you.

Rusty & Joanne are dedicated and trained to help you learn so you can retain the information!
"The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution..." - Albert Einstein

Argentine tango will always be new and exciting to us because of the philosophies we integrate into sharing the joys of tango – philosophies we also enjoy in our everyday living. By being genuine in our dancing, tango has improved our lives individually and together. We love sharing this journey with you.

Quote from Rusty Cline: “Tango is like Zen or Nirvana, the minute I say I own tango, it will ellude me. I will be deceived once again and delve into the illusion that I am my body, that I am a collection of my thoughts. BUT… Like Zen, tango will take away my illusions and prove to me that I am merely an observer here. I am no more my thoughts than I am an arm or a leg. When I am deeply and serenely immersed in tango, nothing else exists, I am at one with my partner and all of creation."