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All courses are normally 10 weeks, this time 8 weeks
(this trimester has 7 lessons of 75 min. on Monday) Missed the introduction lesson? Take up contact.
|Monday||1900||basic 1||8 Jun|
|2130||x-adv. tango-theme Caló||8 Jun|
|Tuesday||1915||basic 2||2 Jun|
|2115||extra advanced||2 Jun|
|Wednesday||1915||extra advanced||3 Jun|
|2015||tango waltz A . . . from advanced||3 Jun|
|2115||xx-adv. tango-theme Pugliese 3||3 Jun|
|2215||practice night. . . till 0015 – gratis – all year round||info|
|Thursday||1915||basis 1||4 Jun|
|2115||x-adv. tango-theme La Baldosa||4 Jun|
|Friday||1900||basic 2||5 Jun|
|2000||milonga 2 . . . after Mi 1 or experience||5 Jun|
|2100||salon De Plantage . . . till 02.00 – all year round||info|
- 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):
Mon 1 June Whit Monday
- School holidays: there is no break for short school holidays.
- Last day of trimester: the last day falls on Friday 24 July.
- Performances: because of possible performances, some lessons may be moved up or replaced.
- Next trimester: the next trimester starts on 14 September.
Overview of all courses by Tango Argentino Amsterdam
The tango courses on five levels form the basis of our lessons:
- basic 1
- basic 2
- 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.
A 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.