Oscar Casas & Ana Miguel Teach in Tucson

We are proud to announce the return of our old friends and mentors: Oscar Casas and Ana Miguel.

Oscar & AnaMay 25th – 31st, 2016.

There are two milongas, Friday night and Saturday night included in the full pass along with the Sunday practica.

  • Full Pass is $220 each – Covers all classes, 2 milongas and the practica.
  • Drop ins will be welcome.
  • Private Lessons are $110 to work with only one of them. $130 for both. Contact us (spelled to avoid spam calls) 520 nine -zero -six — five -three -eight -nine or email from the contacts page.

If you don’t know of Oscar, he is a very special teacher in the milonguero style.
His father was a milonguero in the 1950’s. He and Ana has been dancing and around tango their whole lives. (More Bio below)
Here is a youtube of his teaching:

And another of he and Ana performing.

All but Monday’s class will be held at:
Tucson Dance Academy (TDA)
2850 W. Ina Road #100
Monday Evening Class
Milonguita Studio (MS)
3305 N. Pebble Rapids Place

Friday 7:30 – 8:30pm Tucson Dance Academy
The embrace in relation to milonguero figures. This class explains all the more comfortable, efficient and elegant ways to develop a social dance.

Friday 8:30pm to late Tucson Dance Academy
Milonguita Norte – DJ Paul Akmajian

Saturday 1:00 – 2:15pm Tucson Dance Academy
Classic milonguero figures – This class reveals moves that can be immediately absorbed. Enrich your dance today. Take it to another level.
Saturday 2:30 – 3:45pm Tucson Dance Academy
Technique for men and women. Elegance, cadence, posture, musicality: rhythm and melody. Vital elements for a social dance.

Saturday 8:00 – Midnight Tucson Dance Academy
Grand Milonga with performances – DJ Greg Gee, San Diego

Sunday 1:00 – 2:15pm Tucson Dance Academy
Total improvisation. The vocabulary of the tango. How to create a conversation between music and the couple.
Sunday 2:30 – 3:45pm Tucson Dance Academy
How to dance tango between the figures. Among them there are musical movements that separate figures for efficiency in the organization of the dance.
Sunday 4:00-6:00pm Tucson Dance Academy
Practica – Come practice what you’ve learned all weekend.

Monday 7:30-9:00pm Milonguita Studio
Musicality – strong and soft. Musical accents and posture for cadence. These elements are what differentiate the Vals.

Oscar Casas and Ana Miguel (Buenos Aires)

Oscar was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers, and, in the 1950’s and ’60’s, they organized three different milongas per week, which regularly drew in 400-500 dancers. Oscar was very much influenced by his father, both by osmosis and discussion. He absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.

Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is highly respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He also is extremely popular with his students, who are impressed by his teaching style. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.

Ana Miguel started her Argentine Tango training in the dance school of Moron Jose Neglia. From 2005 to 2008, Ana Miguel performed in the show “Bacanazo” which was held in the Empire Theatre and the Roman Theatre in BA and she also performed as part of the show at Esquina Carlos Cardel from 2006 to 2010 in BA. Moreover, Ana Miguel has taught tango at various tango festivals and was also a tango teacher at ACETA (Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino – Academy of Argentine Tango Styles) from 2006 to 2010.