8 Saturdays, 2:15 to 4:45 PM
Feb 4 - March 25, 2023
No previous dance experience is required
Just show up. Partners typically rotate
Make friends from different backgrounds
Dress comfortably. Dance shoes are recommended
Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, and then it spread overseas. Today, it is danced in towns and cities all over the world
A timeless state of energized focus, involvement, and enjoyment. Colloquially known as being in the zone
Balance remote communication with in person interactions
8 Saturday afternoons,
2:15 to 4:45 PM
Feb 4 - March 25, 2023
Movements, Musicality, Connection & Flow concepts
Basics of lead & follow roles, posture, connection, balance, breathing, practice-hold, embrace, tango walk, basic tango rhythm, rock-step, line-of-dance and rotation.
Tango walk in the parallel and cross system. More on axis, balance, isolation, and the energy centers in our body aiding tango movements.
Flow concept: Amor Fati
While going over the basics, we will look at, Amor Fati, or "love of one's fate", an attitude associated with Friedrich Nietzsche, and explore its relation to dance.
I have previously taught at Bechtel International Center at Stanford, Friday Night Waltz, and Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. I dance over a dozen dances, and have been dancing tango since 2015. In 2017, I traveled to Buenos Aires to study Argentine tango intensely. More about me here: www.feelingflow.org/instructor
Last night, I sang your praises to Scott Gamble. In the 12 years I've been taking classes at FNW, you're the best instructor we have had in Argentine tango. It is a daunting, difficult, stylized dance, but you made it easy and fun to learn. In just two hours, you deftly and with appropriate pacing broke down the elements and showed us how to combine them into the basic steps. And voila we could dance!
Best Tango intro series one can attend to kickstart your journey, highly capable (posture, moves), organized(right progression) and empathic teacher in Karn, Nice dance floor near Mountain View, CA. Try a drop-in or just dive into full series. Made my 2022
Karn is a very capable teacher and a great dancer. I learned a lot from him and would highly recommend his beginner tango classes.
My husband and I took this class with Karn, and we highly recommend him as an excellent teacher. Karn insists on the steps’ technicality as much as the flow, connection, acceptance of our mistakes, and enjoyment of the moment. So we felt very comfortable asking questions, etc. We will continue taking his classes in the future.
Limited spots available
Beginner or Intermediate
For new dancers
For dancers with experience
For new or experienced dancers
A milonga is a gathering to dance tango. We will visit a local milonga in the Bay Area and practice:
We follow the policy of the venue. Oshman Family JCC currently requires proof of vaccination. Masks are not required.
No. You can take one class or the entire series without rotation. However, we recommend rotation to maximize fun and learning.
To keep things streamlined we request you to register through this website at least 2 hours before class. But, come nonetheless.
There is free and safe indoor parking available at the Oshman Family JCC. Tell the security guard you are here for tango.
100% refund if requested 2 weeks before the series start. 50% refund if requested 1 week before. No refund, after.
Doors open 15 minute before class start time. Arrive early, say hello to your fellow class mates and start the class comfortably.
Beautiful dance studio equipped with an air ventilation system at Oshman Family JCC
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