Time table Apr-June 2019

 

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Time table of the classes per day (Holidays)

Overview of all 26 courses by Tango Argentino Amsterdam

All courses are 10 weeks          Missed the introduction lesson? Take up contact.


day time …. level from
     
Monday 1915 basic 1 8 Apr
2015 x-adv tango-theme Di Sarli 8 Apr
2115 milonga 2 . . . after Mi 1 or experience 8 Apr
     
Tuesday 1915 basic 2 9 Apr
2015 extra advanced 9 Apr
2115 tango waltz A . . . from advanced 9 Apr
     
Wednesday 1915 basic 2 10 Apr
2015 intermediate 10 Apr
2115 xx-adv. tango-theme Calo 10 Apr
2215 practice night. . . till 0015 – gratis – all year round info
     
Thursday 1915 basis 1 11 Apr
2015 advanced 11 Apr
2115 x-adv tango-theme Canaro A 11 Apr
     
Friday 1900 basic 2 12 Apr
2000 x-adv. tango-theme Biagi 12 Apr
2100 salon De Plantage . . . till 02.00 – all year round info

More information

  • Without regular dance partner: all groups are offered as with and without regular dance partner. Please indicate order of preference if applicable. However, we enroll for each group the same number of men and women.
  • Basic 2: basic 2 follows after basic 1.
  • Missed lessons: we encourage to make up for missed lessons. You can come more than ten times in the same course.
  • Public Holidays and days off: The following lessons move up (overview all course dates):
    Fri 19 April Good Friday
    Mon 22 April Easter Monday
    *Wed 8 May *the classes intermediate and Caló
    Thu 30 May Ascension Day
    Mon 10 June Whit Monday
  • School holidays: there is no break for short school holidays.
  • Last day of trimester: the last day falls on Monday 24 June.
  • Performances: because of possible performances, some lessons may be moved up or replaced.
  • Next trimester: the next trimester starts on 16 September.



Overview of all courses by Tango Argentino Amsterdam

The Core…….Tango music themes…….Milonga | tango waltz and other themes


THE CORE

The tango courses on five levels form the basis of our lessons:

  • basic 1
  • basic 2
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • extra advanced

Herein we teach the students a good dance posture, dancing in rhythm and the music and especially the mutual communication: the proposal of the man and the woman’s reaction to it.

In multiple forms, variants and degrees of difficulty , among others, the following elements get a chance: walking / ocho for-and backwards / sandwich / double tempo / cruzado / cortado / cunita / gancho / pauses / media luna (counter) clockwise / voleo / giro (counter) clockwise / sacada / (stolen) decorations for the woman, etc. etc.

In these tango courses we also introduce the milonga, the cheerful sister of the tango. In each course a lesson is given in the milonga lisa (single pace).

The tango waltz with its double speed is introduced as from the second course.

All our lessons are aimed at respecting the unique feature of hundred years of Argentine tango: the embrace. In preparation for dancing in the salon the focus is on the proper dance direction, that’s dancing counterclockwise.

CD 20 tango orchestras - edition: Tango Argentino AmsterdamA cd with tango music as present

The tango orchestras from the golden years show a variegated wealth of tango music styles. For inspiration and to find a way in these styles, each new student get from us a cd with music of these orchestras. This cd is released independently in 2011.

 

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TANGO MUSIC THEMES

In the tango courses with music themes we deepen tango further. The material presented is tailored to the different nature of the various tango orchestras and thus varies by course. The choice is determined not only by the beautiful music, but also by the wide range of styles that is caught with these orchestras.

The orchestras:

  • Juan d’Arienzo:’El Rey del Compás’ (the King of the Beat). Spicy music with tight rhythm. Juan got the dancers mid 30 ‘s back on the dance floor. We use his music of late 30 ‘s. 
  • Rodolfo Biagi: the pianist that has also shaped the style of d’Arienzo. Although strongly rhythmic, it has a beautiful melody line. We use his music of early 40 ‘s. 
  • Francisco Canaro: very successful as a bandleader from the 10′ s to early 60′ s ( around 5000 recordings) and as a composer. In his early years he brought innovation into the tango. We use his music of the mid 30′ s: marked, light hearted and poetic.
    We offer two courses in this Tango-Orillero style at the same level with different material:
    Canaro A and B
    . 
  • Osvaldo Fresedo: he has made his mark with 1250 recordings over 63 years. In 1927, he kept going five orchestras. Three big names like Di Sarli, De Caro and Caló started with him. The Fresedo music has a refined sound with bound notes and soft nuance. In this course we will pay attention on rhythmic and lyrical themes of the orchestra.
  • Miguel Caló: known for his ‘ Orchestra of the Stars ‘. His music contains rhythm, but also a good dose of lyricism. 
  • Carlos Di Sarli: slow, lingering music, introverted and elegantly danced. Many violins. We use his music of the 50 ‘s. 
  • Osvaldo Pugliese: music rich in contrast with lots of subdued tension and changes in dynamics. Is widely used in performances, but the course is focused on dancing in the salon. We use his music of the 50 ‘s and 60 ‘s.
    We offer courses at three levels:
    Pugliese 1, 2 and 3. 
  • Aníbal Troilo: sometimes we use the late music by Troilo of the 60 ‘s for a course in the atmosphere of the Pugliese-course.

 

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OTHER THEMES

Milonga

The milonga is danced staccato, is more cheerful by nature and is danced differently than the tango as it has developed since the late 30 ’s. Traspies (small balance changes) and small fast steps are getting full attention.

A lot of material from our maestro and ‘ King of the Milonga ‘ Pepito Avellaneda is taken up in the courses.

We offer courses with different material on three levels:
milonga 1, 2 and 3.

Tangowals

In the tango Waltz the waltz rhythm is assimilated, as a result the dance is danced with other energy: smoother, but with accents and double beats.

We offer three courses at the same level with different material:
tango waltz A, B, C.

Tango Canyengue

‘Back to the roots’. In this course, the old style tango from late ‘20s is offered, a tango which was danced also outside on canvas from the ports. The music is quiet but strongly marked, the dance is more playful and danced with more humor.

The dance posture differs from the usual one now. The course is also suitable as a support for the milonga. Moreover, knowledge of the past increases the understanding of the tango today.

We offer courses at two levels:
tango canyengue 1 and 2.

La Baldosa

In the tango course La Baldosa (paving stone) the emphasis is entirely on the compact yet relaxed dancing in a very limited space. That is often the case during the crowded hours of the salon.
We dance on Di Sarli’s music from his ‘spicy’ period.

Tango by Pepito

Pepito Avellaneda (real name José Domingo Monteleone – 1996 †) is a dancer of the ‘Orillero’, the poor neighbourhoods. He is a renowned maestro and was our teacher from ’91-’96. In Tango of Pepito we learn our students his way of dancing. Pepito lives on!

We dance on the ‘spicy’ music of Troilo.

 

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