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Daniela Arcuri visits Queen City Tango
Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 2012

Master Teacher, Choreographer, Performer and Organizer-Producer.
Daniela Arcuri grew up in the heart of Buenos Aires, where she absorbed the cosmopolitan "porteño" culture of the city. Her style developed through her training in ballet/contemporary dance, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros of Buenos Aires, and many years dancing and observing in milongas. Daniela won world-wide acclaim with her then-partner Armando Orzuza, regularly appearing on the Solo Tango TV channel in Buenos Aires, owning their own tango school in Buenos Aires, and teaching/performing in more than 200 cities in Europe and the U.S., including prestigious festivals in Boston, New York, and Miami. Daniela now resides in Austin, TX with her husband and two sons Maximo and Luciano who are learning tango as well.
                                             More about Daniela: http://www.danielaarcuri4tango.com/

Weekend Details: No partner needed. Clean dance shoes with smooth soles required.
Friday: Multi-level Workshop is for everyone EXCEPT complete beginners with LITTLE TO NO dance experience. Friday’s 30-minute Mini-lesson is for complete beginners.  Saturday: Intermediate Workshops require at least 6 months experience.
Fees: Cash Only. Mini-lesson $7, One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20
Private lessons: Cash Only. $85 per hour for individual or couple. Contact Carmen to reserve: vermontah@yahoo.com  or 802 338-5856.

Friday November 30, North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
Mini-lesson: Introduction to Argentine Tango. 7:00-7:30 Beginners with no experience - try tango for the first time,thenwatch the Multi-level Workshop and join the Guided Practica from 9-10. Fee: $7 cash only
Workshop 1 - 7:45 –9:00 p.m.
Multi-level Workshop, some tango experience required. The Adaptable Embrace: empower your tango, gain new understanding of the natural mechanics that transform tango – in your own body and in partnership. Posture, dissociation, pivots, counter/upper body movement, counter-direction navigation. Fee $25 cash only
Guided Practica, 9– 10 p.m. Fee:included with Mini-lesson or Workshop;Drop-ins $7

Saturday December 1
Private lessons by appointment.  Contact Carmen vermontah@yahoo.com or 802 338-5856.
Saturday afternoon. North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
Workshop Fees: cash only.
$25 first workshop of the weekend, $20 each additional workshop.
1:00-2:15 - Workshop 2, Intermediate, at least 6 months tango experience required. Circular figures & navigation for the crowded dance floor
2:15-2:45 – Practica/Break/Registration
2:45-4:00 - Workshop 3, Intermediate, at least 6 months tango experience required. Dynamic differences: improvisation respecting the rhythms and pauses of tango, vals and milonga.
4:00-4:30 – Practica
4:30- 8pm - Dinner on your own, rest and change for the Milonga!
8pm-11pm - David and Carmen are hosting a Milonga at their home, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington. All are welcome – please bring a beverage or finger food to share, or a donation.  

Sunday December 2
Private lessons all day. Contact Carmen to reserve: vermontah@yahoo.com  or 802 338-5856.
Sunday Evening, Monthly Milonga at Radio Bean Coffee House, 8 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. 7-9 pm.Two hours of dancing, all levels welcome, or just come and enjoy the atmosphere. No cover charge; dancers are encouraged to purchase a drink, appetizer or dinner from the menu of delicious and affordable international food. Live music from "Lotango" - Michel Lajeunesse on accordion and Darienne Oaks on violin - will open the Milonga. Event host and DJ Hugo will round out the evening with a selection of tango music from his collection. Come dance with us!



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Queen City Tango Welcomes
Gustavo Benzecry-Saba and Maria Olivera 
Friday May 18 through Tuesday May 22
for a week of workshops, private lessons, and dancing


Gustavo and María teach regular classes at the historic SALÓN CANNING in Buenos Aires. Their clear, technique-based teaching methods are in demand at festivals and workshops all over the world. Representative of the new generation of milongueros, they dance tango salon as it is danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires. They are especially known for their musicality, agility and their elegant but playful and creative style of social dance. Gustavo is also the author of "The New Glossary of Tango Dance," which will be on sale at the classes.


For more about Gustavo and Maria http://www.tangosalon.com.ar/Tangosalon_Ingles/Welcome.html   

Fees:
One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20.
            Private Lessons: $95 for individual, $120 for a couple
Film:
(Tuesday evening) $10

Friday May 18 – North End Studio A, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington, 7-10:30pm
           Workshop for dancers of all levels
            Registration 7pm
           Workshop (1) begins at 7:15pm: Leader Techniques, Follower Techniques
           Open dancing to 10:30pm

Saturday May 19 – David & Carmen’s House, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
                        Private Lessons morning and evening. For reservations: Carmen
802 338-5856
           Afternoon Workshops for dancers of all levels
            Workshop (2) 1:00-2:15 Milonga traspie, various speeds
            Workshop (3)  2:45-4:00 Milonga, expanding your vocabulary
           Open dancing until 5

Sunday May 20 – North End Studio A, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington          
                        Private Lessons morning and evening. For reservations: Carmen
802 338-5856
           Afternoon Workshops for experienced dancers
           Workshop (4) 12:30-1:45  Boleos
           Workshop (5) 2:15-3:30 Exploration, Improvisation, & Creating your own Tango
           Open Dancing until 4pm

Monday May 21 – David & Carmen’s House, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
                        Private Lessons available. For reservations: Carmen
802 338-5856
           Evening Workshop for experienced dancers
           Workshop (6) 7-8:15 Volcadas
            Open dancing until 9pm

Tuesday May 22 – David & Carmen’s House, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
                    Private Lessons available. For reservations: Carmen
802 338-5856
           Social Evening & Film. For dancers of all levels; bring dessert or finger food to share.
            Fee $10.
            7:-7:30  Schmooze, snack, grab a chair or floor space
           7:30 -8:30 Film: History of Tango Dance, by Gustavo Benzecry-Saba documents the distinctive style and steps of tango as they originated in the Barrios of Buenos Aires.
            Farewell Practica – open dancing until 9:30pm

 

 


 

Daniela Arcuri Spring Workshops with Queen City Tango
March 30, April 1-2 , 2012

Master Teacher, Choreographer, Performer and Organizer-Producer.
Daniela Arcuri grew up in the heart of Buenos Aires, where she absorbed the cosmopolitan "porteño" culture of the city. Her style developed through her training in ballet/contemporary dance, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros of Buenos Aires, and many years dancing and observing in milongas.
Daniela won world-wide acclaim with her then-partner Armando Orzuza, regularly appearing on the Solo Tango TV channel in Buenos Aires, owning their own tango school in Buenos Aires, and teaching/performing in more than 200 cities in Europe and the U.S., including prestigious festivals in Boston, New York, and Miami. Daniela now resides in Austin, TX with her husband and two sons Maximo and Luciano who are learning tango as well.
More about Daniela: http://www.danielaarcuri4tango.com/

Weekend Details:
Workshops are for various levels in tango salon style. No partner needed.
Clean dance shoes with smooth soles required.
Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20, all five $100
Private lessons:$85 per hour for individual or couple
Spring Workshops & Private Lessons with Daniela Arcuri
For Private Lesson Reservations contact Michael michaelw@gmavt.net or cell 802 598-0246

Friday March 30
Daniela Arcuri Spring Workshop at North End Studio B, 294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
No partner needed. Bring clean dance shoes with smooth soles.
 Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop this weekend $20
Workshop 1: All levels.  Caminatas (walking) with adornments & musicality
– 7:00 check in and warmup; 7:30-9pm workshop, followed by open dancing until 10:30.
Open Dancing included with workshop (Drop-ins $10)

Sunday, April 1
Daniela Arcuri Spring Workshop at
Bud Shriner’s, Charlotte, VT
Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop this weekend $20
Workshop 2: 1-2:30 Intermediate Level, Front & Back Ochos with men's foot work followed by 30 minutes for review and practice.
Workshop 3: 3:15-4:45  Intermediate Level, Boleos and combinations, followed by 30 minutes for review and practice.
Private lessons available 10:00am, 11:00am
For information  or to reserve a private lesson contact Michael michaelw@gmavt.net or cell 802 598-0246

Sunday April 1
Monthly Milonga at Radio Bean Coffee House,
8 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT. 7-10 pm.
Join Daniela Arcuri and DJ Hugo – we have an extra hour of dancing in honor of Daniela’s visit! No cover charge; dancers are encouraged to purchase a drink, appetizer or dinner from the menu of delicious and affordable international food.

Monday, April 2
Daniela Arcuri Spring Workshopand private lessons,at Michael and Janine’s house, 397 Drinkwater Rd., Hinesburg
Private lessons available 10-5. For information  or to reserve a private lesson contact Michael michaelw@gmavt.net or cell 802 598-0246
Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop this weekend $20
Workshop 4: 7:00-8:30 All levels, Figures and navigation for a crowded dance floor, followed by 30 minutes of open dance.

 

 


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Daniela Arcuri visits Queen City Tango
February 26-27 , 2012

For reservations call Carmen at 802 338-5856 or email vermontah@yahoo.com

Friday Feb. 24
Daniela Arcuri Winter Workshop at North End Studio B, 294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington
No partner needed. Bring clean dance shoes with smooth soles.
At least 6 months Argentine tango experience or permission of the instructor needed. Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20
Workshop 1: Paradas & Pasadas – 7:00 check in and warmup; 7:15-8:45 workshop, followed by open dancing until 10:30.

Sunday, Feb. 26
Daniela Arcuri Winter Workshop at David & Carmen's, 181 Austin Place, Burlington
Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20
Workshop 2: Lapiz and Paradas 1-2:30. 30 mins. Review and practice until 3pm
Workshop 3: Turns with Lapiz, sacadas and enrosques 3:15-4:45 followed by 45 min. review and practice
Private lessons begin at 6pm

Monday, Feb. 27

Daniela Arcuri Winter Workshop at David & Carmen's, 181 Austin Place, Burlington
Private lessons available 10-5. For reservations call Carmen at 802 338-5856 or email vermontah@yahoo.com
Fees: One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20
Workshop 4: Boleos different sizes, levels, right and left side and front and back. - 7:00 warmup, 7:15-8:45 workshop, practica until 9:15.

 

 

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Friday February 17, 2012
Benefit event to aid tango dancer/glass artist Bud Shriner, 6-10pm the Mount Philo Inn in Charlotte
. 
News Flash! A fire in January destroyed the studio where Shriner produces his distinctive, hand-blown Church and Maple Glass -- vases, bowls, cake plates, lighting fixtures and more -- in an array of jewel-toned colors. Members of the community have come together to provide support for Shriner’s efforts to salvage and rebuild the studio. Suggested donation $15 includes light food from Starry Night Café and others.  A selection of Church and Maple glass will be available for sale, as well as a silent auction of donated goods and services from generous community members. At 7pm, there will be a beginner lesson in Argentine tango with Elizabeth Seyler, followed by open dancing to a varied playlist of swing, salsa and Argentine tango. Log on to see the beautiful space where  the event will be held: Mt. Philo Inn, 27 Inn Road (corner of Mt. Philo Road and Inn Road) www.mtphiloinn.com .

To donate items and pledges for the Silent Auction, contact Bud@churchandmaple.com . Can’t make the benefit event? Throughout the month of February, Church and Maple Glass by Bud Shriner will be featured at Creative Space Gallery at 235 Main Street, Vergennes, and the gallery drop box will collect donations towards the rebuilding of the glass studio. For gallery hours and information, see www.CreativeSpaceGallery.org .

 

October 2011 Weekend with Daniela Arcuri
Friday October 21
,
Salsalina Dance Studio, 266 Pine Street, Burlington, Second floor
7:30 -10pm Workshop 1 – Tango technique and adornments – how to apply them in Caminatas for the dance floor. The caminata (the walk) with its variations and adornments is the foundation of Argentinean tango.

Saturday October 22
Private lessons 11:00 and 12:15; to reserve, contact Eloise Beil, arslonga@myfairpoint.net or 802 877-6648
Saturday afternoon, Burlington Dances Studio, 1 Mill Street (Chace Mill)
3:00-4:15 - Workshop 2 milonga lisa and circular figures
4:30-5:45 - Workshop 3 turns with sacadas, lapiz and enrosques
6-7pm - Dinner on your own in Burlington or Winooski
7:15-8pm - Beginner Lesson
8pm-11pm - Milonga – social dance, all levels welcome, no partner needed

Sunday October 23
Private lesson 11:00 (taken)
Sunday afternoon, Burlington Dances Studio, 1 Mill Street (Chace Mill)
1:30-2:45 - Workshop 4 milonga con traspie, figures with change of direction
3:00-4:15 - Workshop 5 combinations with ganchos, paradas, barridas and wraps
4:15-5pm - Guided practica
Private lessons may be available Sunday evening – if you are interested, contact Eloise Beil arslonga@myfairpoint.net or 802 877-6648

April 15, 16 & 17
Queen City Tango Weekend with
Daniela Arcuri
Not to be missed if you appreciate tango at its highest form!
 One of Argentinean Tango's premier teachers, Daniela Arcuri, who has been performing and teaching all over the world for 20 years, returns to Burlington! Raised in the heart of Buenos Aires, Daniela absorbed the “porteño” culture of the city, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros (tango masters), and years spent dancing and observing at the finest Milongas. She has taught, performed, choreographed, and consulted for both stage and movie productions in Buenos Aires, Hollywood, Broadway, New York, Italy, France and many other cities around the world.
For more about Daniela:
www.danielaarcuri4tango.com
www.youtube.com/daniela4tango
www.facebbok.com/daniela4tango
Fees: One workshop: $25 per person. Each additional workshop $20. Private Lesson $85. To reserve a private lesson please contact Carmen vermontah@yahoo.com  or 802 338-5856.  Private lessons available Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Sunday morning and Sunday evening.

Friday, April 15: Salsalina Dance Studio
7:45-9:00 Workshop 1.  “Apilado Embrace*”, leading with the chest, being present in the embrace, resisting & releasing the tension.   9:00-10:30 Open Dancing. Fee: $25 per person. Good music, good company, good dancing.
Location: 266 Pine Street (above Recycle North). Plenty of free parking.

Saturday, April 16: David & Carmen’s House
Location: 181 Austin Place, Burlington VT. From VT Route 7, take Home Avenue west (toward the lake), as you cross the Railroad tracks the road becomes Austin Place. House is on the left after the sign for Red Rocks Condominiums.
1:00-2:15 Workshop 2: Front & Back Ochos & combinations in the “Apilado Embrace”.  
2:30-3:45 Workshop 3: Turns in the “Apilado Embrace”. Change of direction from sacadas & rock steps. Turns & boleos.  
Milonga: Introductory Lesson: 7:15-8pm. Fee: $15 per person, includes Milonga. Pot luck supper starting 7:30pm - bring a dish to share. Open Dancing starting at 8pm, Fee: included with any workshop or lesson; drop-ins $5. All levels welcome, no partner necessary.

Sunday, April 17: David & Carmen’s House
Location:
181 Austin Place, Burlington VT. From VT Route 7, take Home Avenue west (toward the lake), as you cross the Railroad tracks the road becomes Austin Place. House is on the left after the sign for Red Rocks Condominiums.
1:00-2:15 Workshop 4: Milonga con Traspie with sacadas in parallel & cross feet 
2:30-3:45 Workshop 5: Milonga con Traspie, combinations using one beat, half, triplex and quadruples 
4:00-5:15 Workshop 6: Milonga de “Pepito Avellaneda”  

* Apilado Embrace
-- Milonguero-style tango is typically danced with a slightly leaning posture that typically joins the torsos of the two dancers from the tummy through the solar plexus (in an embrace that Argentineans call apilado) to create a merged axis while allowing a little bit of distance between the couple's feet.  The embrace is also typically closed with the woman’s right shoulder as close to her partner's left shoulder as her left shoulder is to his right, and the woman's left arm is often draped behind the man's neck.  Some practitioners of this style suggest that each dancer lean against their partner.  Others say that the lean is more of an illusion in which each partner maintains their own balance, but leans forward just enough to complete the embrace.  The couple maintains a constant upper body contact and does not loosen their embrace to accommodate turns or ochos, which can limit the couple to walking steps and simple ochos until both partners develop the skills for the woman to execute her turns by stepping at an angle rather than pivoting.  For an example, Daniela recommends: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbXtI3ZEdaM

February 11-13, 2011
Tango Weekend with Alicia Cruzado, Aldo
Romero & Analia
in Rutland, Burlington, and Stowe, sponsored by the Argentine Tango Society.
On Saturday, February 12, Queen City Tango will co-host Alicia and Aldo for afternoon workshops at Shelburne Town Hall, dinner, and an evening practica. Private Lessons available with Alicia, Aldo & Analia.
Alicia Cruzado is an authentic master of salon tango, experienced as dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. Her pioneering choreography of tango for the stage has graced international touring revues in North and South America, Japan, and Europe.
Aldo Romero  has taught Argentine tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Centro Cultural Rojas (University of Buenos Aires) and at the Escuela Argentina de Tango, as well as in Europe (2007 to 2009) and the United States (2007 to 2009).  He has taught and given tango demonstrations in New York and Buenos Aires, as well as milongas and shows in France, Sweden, Ireland, England, and Germany.  Please see the website www.aldoyanalia.com.ar


Past Events

Workshops with Daniela Arcuri & Gregory “Grisha” Nisnevich – October 15, 16, 17, 2010
Six workshops for dancers with experience, plus a special Saturday night class for beginners; Saturday night Milonga; Private lessons available.

Daniela and Grisha started dancing together in November, 2009, teaching and performing in different cities around the US.  They participated in the Bi-Centennial Celebration of Argentina Independence with PASSPORT TO ARGENTINA in Austin, Texas in June, the Boston Tango Festival 2010, and Florida, Colorado, Las Vegas, NE, Los Angeles, CA, Burlington, VT, New York City, Woodstock, NY among others.  They are working on a new instructional video about translating music into dance.  
Not to be missed if you appreciate tango at its highest form!

For more about Daniela:
www.danielaarcuri4tango.com
www.youtube.com/daniela4tango
www.facebbok.com/daniela4tango

For more about Grisha:
http://www.gren-music.com/tango/index.html 
For Grisha’s CD “Tango Lesson Highlights on Guitar”:
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8282369

PRICES –
One workshop $25, each additional workshop $20; Five workshops & Saturday night Milonga $100
Private lessons with Daniela OR Grisha by appointment, please contact Daniela at (512) 934-8477 or daniela4tango@gmail.co
Private Lesson fees: One-hour/one teacher/individual or couple: $85

Friday October 15:
Workshop and Guided Practica with Daniela & Grisha at Salsalina Dance Studio, 266 Pine Street, Burlington.
Workshop 1, 7:30 –9:00 p.m. Pivots in Partnership: Understanding and using the mechanism and impulses in pivots; Counter/Feet Rhythm, Counter/upper body movement, and Counter/Direction-navigation. Building from pivots to steps to different moves.
Guided Practica for all levels, 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. (Fee: included with workshop, or $5 for drop-ins).


Saturday October 16:
Private lessons by appointment, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m
Daniela & Grisha Workshop 2, 12:15 – 1:30: Creating the momentum. CREATE & EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES from turns and molinetes into sacadas, colgadas, paradas, boleos, pasadas and ganchos. Location: Shelburne Town Hall

Daniela & Grisha Workshop 3, 1:45-3:00: Milonga Traspie: pivots, adornments, and musical interpretation for the Milonga. Location: Shelburne Town Hall

Saturday evening, Location: David & Carmen’s, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington VT
Intro class 7:30-8:30 & Milonga 8:30-11 pm

Daniela & Grisha Class: Introduction to Argentinean Tango: Basics for newcomers and beginners. Figures for social dancing, The Embrace (close embrace, traditional and modern ways); Connecting to the music. Beginner Class & Milonga $15
Milonga with Daniela & Grisha. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Open dancing for all levels.  Fee: With Saturday workshops $5; Drop-ins $8. Grisha will play guitar for dancing and will do a dance demonstration with Daniela at 10 p.m.


Sunday October 17:
Private lessons by appointment Sunday starting at 11.
Daniela Workshop 4: Special Workshop in Women’s Technique with 2:00-3:15 (pre-registration required).  High heels, footwork and styling. Building balance and flexibility to enhance your tango; adornments; Location: Shelburne Town Hall

Grisha Workshop 5: 2:00 – 3:15 Special Workshop in Men’s Technique with Grisha (pre-registration required). Men’s Techniques for Leading, and Following the Follower – the subtleties of the tango conversation. Location: Shelburne Town Hall

Daniela & Grisha Workshop 6: "Improvisation and Dancing to Different Orchestras"  3:30-4:45 followed by Open Dancing to 6 p.m. IMPROVISATION and dancing with DIFFERENT ORCHESTRAS / How to interpret the different accentuation, climax, rhythm and melody of the orchestras of Di Sarli, Fresedo, D’Arienzo, Pugliese while creating and linking figures for social dancing.
Location: Shelburne Town Hall

 


 

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Queen City Tango Welcomes Michael Young and Beatrix Satzinger
 August 10-15, 2010

Michael and Beatrix join us for a week in Vermont before departing for Germany. Popular with dancers and students from Buenos Aires and Mexico to Canada, California, and New York, Michael and Beatrix are known for their outstanding instruction with a focus on connection, control, and expression, flexible balance – and sense of humor!
Workshops and private lessons will be in Burlington from Tuesday August 10 through Saturday August 14, and in Rutland on Sunday August 15.
For more about Michael and Beatrix, go to <http://embracetango.com/  ><http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcIUV0_eAZA>

Private lessons
of varying length are available throughout their visit: 15 minutes $25; 30 minutes $50; one hour $75. If you want to focus on a specific issue, capture an elusive move, or fine-tune your technique overall, a private lesson can help take your dance to the next level! To schedule a private lesson in Burlington, contact Carmen 802 338-5856 or vermontah@yahoo.com .  To schedule a private lesson in Rutland call Robert 802-353-7818.

Workshop Fees:
One workshop (1 ½ hours of instruction followed by guided practica), $25 per person. Two or more workshops, $20 each per person.

Tuesday, August 10
Workshop and Guided Practica at David & Carmen’s, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
Topic: Connection, control, and expression, 7:30 – 9:00; Practica until 10.
All levels welcome, no partner necessary. Bring clean shoes with smooth soles. For information, contact Carmen 802 338-5856 or vermontah@yahoo.com .

Wednesday, August 11

Workshop and Guided Practica at David & Carmen’s, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington. Topic: Turning steps, and adapting to crowded dance floors, 7:30 – 9:00; Practica until 10.
All levels welcome, no partner necessary. Bring clean shoes with smooth soles. For information, contact Carmen 802 338-5856 or vermontah@yahoo.com .

Thursday, August 12

Private Lessons by appointment at David & Carmen’s, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington.
For information or to schedule a private lesson, contact Carmen 802 338-5856 or vermontah@yahoo.com .

Friday, August 13

Workshop and Guided Practica at SOUTH END DANCE STUDIO, 696 Pine Street, Burlington , VT
Topic: Sacadas, elegant and “swishy”, 7:30- 9:00. Guided Practica until 10 p.m. Includes dance demonstration by Michael and Beatrix. All levels welcome, no partner necessary. Bring clean shoes with smooth soles.
Location: 696 Pine Street (behind New World Tortilla). Plenty of free parking. For information contact Eloise (802) 877-6648

Saturday, August 14
Burlington: Private lessons
available with Michael and Beatrix in Burlington, 11-3. To register, contact Carmen 802 338-5856 or vermontah@yahoo.com .

Stowe: Exhibit Reception, Topnotch Resort, 4000 Mountain Road, 5-6 p.m. Tanguero Scott Boyd invites tango dancers and friends to a reception and viewing of his sculpture on exhibit in the Buttertub Bar area at Topnotch Lodge. No fee, light refreshments.

Stowe: Dinner, Workshop & Milonga,  Town & Country Resort, 876 Mountain Road, 5:30 – 11 p.m.
           Poolside Barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. $15 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Menu includes BBQ chicken, Veggie burgers, Chips, Corn on the cob, Pasta salad, Cole slaw, Watermelon, Brownies. Reservations (for Tango Group Barbecue) call 800 323-0311 or email tnc@together.net . Dancers are welcome to take a dip in the pool, changing facilities are available at the indoor pool.
          Workshop: 7:30-9 pm. Topic: Colgadas and volcadas in close embrace.
           Open Dancing:  9:00 – 11 p.m. Included with workshop, $10 for drop-ins. Cash bar. Includes dance demonstration by Michael and Beatrix.

Sunday, August 15
MICHAEL & BEATRIX in RUTLAND!   Studio Bliss, 63 Merchants Row in the Opera House.             7 P.M.  Class $20.   Beginners welcome!  No partner necessary. 
Information:  Robert 802-353-7818  or johnsonr@sover.net
Private lessons are available in Rutland for individuals or couples for Sunday afternoon or Monday.  Call Robert 802-353-7818 if  you'd like to schedule a private lesson in Rutland.


 

Daniela Arcuri of Buenos Aires in Vermont!
April 16 - 18
. 2010

One of Argentinean Tango's premier teachers, Daniela Arcuri, who has been performing and teaching all over the world for 20 years, returns to Burlington!  Raised in the heart of Buenos Aires, Daniela absorbed the “porteño” culture of the city, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros (tango masters), and years spent dancing and observing at the finest Milongas. She has taught, performed, choreographed, and consulted for both stage and movie productions in Buenos Aires, Hollywood, Broadway, New York, Italy, France and many other cities around the world. See her web page at http://daniela4tango.googlepages.com/

To reserve a private lesson on Saturday or Sunday or to RSVP that you plan to attend a workshop on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon please contact Eloise arslonga@myfairpoint.net or (802) 877-6648.

Fees: One workshop $25; Two workshops $45; Three workshops $60
Workshops will include the following steps: walking, rocking, change of weight, ochos, voleos, volcadas, calesita, turns & molinetes.

Friday April 16:
Workshop and Open Dancing at Salsalina Dance Studio, 266 Pine Street, Burlington.

7:30 –9:00 p.m. Workshop 1: Foot and leg technique; body connection with your partner (the 6 traditional body/frame positions); The Embrace (close embrace, traditional and modern ways, the importance of the function of the 4 arms and the chest/back connection and head positions, different body adjustments)
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Tango social dance for all levels (included with workshop, or $5 for drop-ins).

Saturday April 17:
Private lessons by appointment, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 $75/hour.

Workshops at the Schoolhouse Learning Center, 8 Catkin Drive, So. Burlington.
Workshop 2: 3:00-4:15 Leading and following, pivots with different angles and distance, body association vs dissociation;
Workshop 3: 4:30-5:45 Musicality (rhythm vs melody, very short, medium and long pauses). Adornments to interpret the music accents, pauses and change of dynamics (energy vs speed). How to place them on the music and in the space around you and your partner.


Milonga at Shelburne Town Hall, Route 7, Shelburne VT. 7:30 – 10:30
p.m. Open dancing for all levels.  Fee: With Saturday workshops $5; Drop-ins $8.
Location: Brick building with white columns on west side of Route 7, just south of traffic light at Harbor Road – large parking lot behind Town Hall is shared with library, fire station, and town offices.

Sunday April 18:
 Private lessons by appointment. Times: 11:00 – 12 noon; 1:00 – 2:00; 2:30 – 3:30; Fee: $75 per hour

 


 

Argentinean Tango Weekend
with Aldo Romero & Alicia Cruzado
January 14 – 17, 2010

Opportunities to study with these outstanding dancers and teachers
in Rutland, Burlington and Stowe!

Alicia Cruzado
is an authentic master of salon tango, experienced as dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. Her pioneering choreography of tango for the stage has graced international touring revues in North and South America, Japan, and Europe.

Aldo Romero  has taught Argentine tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the Centro Cultural Rojas (University of Buenos Aires) and at the Escuela Argentina de Tango, as well as in Europe (2007 to 2009) and the United States (2007 to 2009).  He has taught and given tango demonstrations in New York and Buenos Aires, as well as milongas and shows in France, Sweden, Ireland, England, and Germany.  Please see the website www.aldoyanalia.com.ar

 Thursday, January 14: Private lessons available with Aldo Romero in Burlington. Contact Polly Howlett – 802 654-2274 office; 802 658-5225 home; 802 377-7975 cell; or email phowlett@smcvt.edu .

Friday, January 15: Classes and Practica, Studio Bliss, Rutland
6:00 pm - Beginner Class
7:15 pm – Mixed level Class
Followed by demonstrations, Practica and light refreshments

Fee $25 per person, $35 for both classes
For more information and to reserve private lessons in Rutland contact:
Cathy Salmons, Director - Studio Bliss – 775- 2547
Info at: http://www.blissvt.com/tango.html

Saturday, January 16: Argentinean Tango Workshop & Milonga with Aldo Romero and Alicia Cruzado at North End Studio, Burlington, VT All are welcome; no partner needed. For private lessons on Saturday contact Polly Howlett – 802 654-2274 office; 802 658-5225 home; 802 377-7975 cell; or email phowlett@smcvt.edu .
3:30-5:30 pm In-depth Tango Workshop:  Alicia and Aldo team up to teach a multi-level workshop designed to refine and expand the tango vocabulary of every participant.
  5:30-7:00 pm Dinner: Potluck or order take-out from the nearby Vietnamese restaurant, shared with the guest instructors and tango friends in the comfortable North End Studio, or dine on your own.
7:00-10:30: Milonga:  Dance to the music of masters such as Pugliese, Tanturi, Color Tango, Calo, Di Sarli, Troilo and others. Dance demonstration by Alicia and Aldo. Light refreshments.
Fees: Workshop: $25 per person; Milonga $5 per person with workshop, walk-ins $10
Location: North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave., between Archibald and North. Suite 116B, Use side entrance from parking lot.  In the foyer, use keypad for admission. Follow North End Studio signs through lobby, and follow hallway to studio.

Sunday, January 13: Lessons & Guided Practica, Palais de Glace, Stowe, 1:30-6:30 p.m.  Instruction by Alicia Cruzado and Aldo Romero. All welcome, no partner needed.
1:30-2:30pm Beginner Class: fundamentals of the dance and musicality, with emphasis on foundational technical elements of this seductive dance.
2:30-3:30pm Intermediate / Advanced Class: Learn to create a wider variety of steps and figures.
3:30-6:30 practice.
Fees: $15 each class / $10 practice / $20 class + practice + buffet and light drinks. Location: 3419 Weeks Hill Road. Directions From Stowe: Route 108 NW several miles. Right onto Edson Hill Road. Proceed about 2 miles (Edson Hill Rd. becomes Weeks Hill Road). Palais de Glace is on the right. Private lessons available.  Please confirm your presence with Alicia at 917 344-0441 (cell).

 


Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera visit Queen City Tango from May 15 – May 20
Michael Young and Beatrix Satzinger
visit Queen City Tango
August 29 through September 3
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August 2009

“Taking Your Dance to the Next Level” Workshops and Guided Practica at Shelburne Town Hall, 5420 Shelburne Road (Route 7), Shelburne VT
Either workshop $15; or take both for $25

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Workshop with Gerd Hirschmann: Building your dance vocabulary with expressiveness and adaptability. Accessible to dancers at all levels; no partner necessary

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Workshop with Elizabeth Seyler and Gustavo Sigal: Navigating the crowded dance floor: ;turns with sacadas in close embrace. Recommended for Advanced Beginner & Intermediate levels; no partner necessary

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Guided Practica and open dancing (Included with workshops, $5 for drop-ins)

About the instructors:
Gerd Hirschmann has been teaching and sharing his insights into tango for many years in Vermont, Boston, New York, and throughout New England. His background in classical ballet provided a strong foundation for tango studies in New York and Buenos Aires. Gerd is the organizer of the Moonlight in Vermont Tango Festival in Brandon, coming up September 10-13.

Elizabeth Seyler started studying Argentinean tango in 2001 and has loved teaching and performing ever since. She hosted packed monthly Milongas in Philadelphia and recently was awarded her Ph. D. on the history of tango in Philadelphia and the benefits of tango for people of all ages. Elizabeth teaches tango at the North End Studio in Burlington and helps to organize Queen City Tango events.

Gustavo Sigal is a native of Buenos Aires, who grew up with tango music and dance and began studying more than ten years ago with some of the great tango masters. Currently a civil engineer and painter in Montreal, he epitomizes the milonguero style danced in close embrace with an emphasis on intimacy, subtlety, and connection between partners.

Today's Workshop and Practica Cancelled
Monday August 31 - no Michael and Beatrix



Today's Workshop and Practica Cancelled
Tuesday September 1 - no Michael and Beatrix



WATCH FOR CONFIRMATION
Wednesday September 2 with Michael and Beatrix

Private lessons by appointment at David and Carmen’s house
For reservations, contact Carmen (802) 338-5856
Workshops and Guided Practica, North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington
7:15 – 8:15 Beginner Lesson – Essential Techniques, Tools & Tips for Argentinean Tango (Recommended for Beginners and Advanced Beginners)
8:30 – 9:30 Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Lesson: Turns with Sacadas
9:30 – 10:00 p.m. Guided Practica

WATCH FOR CONFIRMATION
Thursday September 3 with Michael and Beatrix

Private lessons by appointment at David and Carmen’s house
For reservations, contact Carmen (802) 338-5856
Potluck Dinner and Open Dancing at David and Carmen’s house $5 per person


SURPRISE VISIT!
Daniela Arcuri of Buenos Aires Returns to Vermont
Saturday July 4 & Sunday July 5!


Daniela Arcuri One of Argentinean Tango's premier teachers, Daniela Arcuri, who has been performing and teaching all over the world for 20 years, returns to Burlington this weekend!  Raised in the heart of Buenos Aires, Daniela absorbed the “porteño” culture of the city, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros (tango masters), and years spent dancing and observing at the finest Milongas. She has taught, performed, choreographed, and consulted for both stage and movie productions in Buenos Aires, Hollywood, Broadway, New York, Italy, France and many other cities around the world. See her web page at http://daniela4tango.googlepages.com/ 

To reserve a private lesson on Saturday or Sunday, or indicate that you will attend a workshop on Sunday afternoon RSVP as soon as possible to Daniela4tango@gmail.com or (856) 470-6065.

Sunday July 5: Workshops at Champlain Club, 20 Crowley Avenue, Burlington VT. 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Each workshop $25 per person.

Workshop 1:  3:00 – 4:30                                 Workshop 2: 5:00 – 6:30
Workshop material will be drawn from the following topics based on the experience and interests of participants:

Private Lessons available Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5.  Fee: $70/hour. For location details, information and reservations, contact Daniela4tango@gmail.com or (856) 470-6065.

 

June 26, 27, 28: Tango Weekend with Daniela Arcuri of Buenos Aires.
One of Tango's premier teachers will be in Boston for the Boston Tango Society's annual festival and has agreed to come to Vermont to offer a weekend of workshops and private lessons. Daniela Arcuri has been teaching Argentine Tango all over the world for 20 years. Raised in the heart of Buenos Aires, Daniela absorbed the “porteño” culture of the city, the influence and instruction of some of the great milongueros (tango masters), and years spent dancing and observing at the finest Milongas. She has taught, performed, choreographed, and consulted for both stage and movie productions in Buenos Aires, Hollywood, Broadway, New York, Italy, France and many other cities around the world. See her web page at http://daniela4tango.googlepages.com/   We need to confirm our plans with Daniela as soon as possible. Please RSVP your interest to Robert Zartarian at brotherbear44@yahoo.com .

Fees: One event, $25; two events $40; all three events $50.

Event 1:
Friday, June 26: Workshop and Milonga, Shelburne Town Hall 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
7 – 8:30 Workshop 1: Group lesson for all levels, teaching technique fundamentals in connection and communication through leading and following with musicality, through the 8 Basic Steps.
8:30 – 11 p.m. Milonga with light refreshments. Included with workshop or $10 for drop-ins.

Saturday, June 27: Workshops and Open Dancing, Shelburne Town Hall 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Two afternoon group workshops, featuring different links, combinations and variations of walking, back and forward ochos, stops, parallel and cross basic steps, rock steps, boleos and molinete.

Event 2: 3:00 – 4:15 Workshop 2 & Open Dancing

Event 3: 4: 30 – 5:45 Workshop 3 & Open Dancing
6:00 – 7:00  Open Dancing included with Event pricing for either workshop (or $5 for drop-ins).

Private Lessons available Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28 (Private lessons $70. For location details, information and reservations, contact Robert Zartarian at brotherbear44@yahoo.com or 802 326-2079)


 

Saturday June 20: Central Vermont Milonga with Queen City Tango and Monadnock Tango at the Old Labor Hall, Barre, VT. 7:00-11:00 p.m. Come and try out a great wooden dance floor at a new venue for tango! The Labor Hall is a wonderful Vermont counterpart to the tradition of milongas held at the early labor halls in the barrios of Argentina. Dance to music that has inspired performers and dancers from the 1920s through the 1970s to the present day. Dancers at all levels are welcome, no partner necessary. Light refreshments.
7 – 8:30  Tango Class with Judith Schwartz. Mixed-levels, some tango experience required. $15. For information contact Judith 603 357-9919 or judithanh@gmail.com
8:30 – 11 Milonga, with DJs Hugo and Judith.
Light refreshments (donations of snacks always welcome). $10 (or $5 with class).
Location:
46 Granite Street, Barre, VT. For information contact Hugo (802) 863-3440.
Historical Note:
The Old Socialist Labor Party Hall was built in 1900 by volunteers from the Italian community in Barre. Originally known as the Granite Street Hall, the building served as a meeting place for the political party dedicated to social and labor reform, and as a community center for union meetings, political rallies, dances, and sporting events, and as a cooperative store for groceries and general merchandise. The building was sold in 1936 and converted into a produce warehouse. In July of 1995 the Barre Historical Society purchased the building in partnership with the City of Barre, state and local organizations, private individuals and businesses, and embarked on restoring the building so that it could once again serve as a meeting hall and social club.

 

May 15-21 , 2009

Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera visit Queen City Tango from May 15 – May 20
Gustavo Benzecry Saba
and Maria Olivera
visit Queen City Tango
from May 15 – May 20

Please Join Us for Argentinean Tango Week
with Gustavo Benzecry Saba & Maria Olivera

Argentinean Tango instructors, performers and authors, Gustavo Benzecry Sabá and Maria Olivera of Buenos Aires are coming to Vermont in May. Maria and Gustavo are two of the very best contemporary Argentine Tango dancers. They perform in the most famous tango salons of Buenos Aires. They are regular teachers at Salón Canning and work for both the renowned Escuela de Tango Beba Bidart and Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso.

Queen City Tango will host Gustavo and Maria in Burlington from May 14-21, and Studio Bliss will host them in Rutland from May 21-27. Dancers who have met them during their previous visits to Burlington or Brandon will recall their outstanding Tango Salon technique and teaching ability and also their genuine friendliness and warmth.

Friday, May 15
Queen City Tango Workshop and Guided Practica with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera at Salsalina Dance Studio, Burlington , VT 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Dancers at all levels are welcome, no partner necessary.
Registration, Warm-ups & Dancer assessment 7:30 – 8; Workshop: Tango Vals – Turns and Counter-turns 8-9:30; Guided Practica: 9:30 – 10:30 $20
Location:
266 Pine Street (above Recycle North). Plenty of free parking.
For information contact Eloise (802) 877-6648

Saturday, May 16
Argentinean Tango Workshops & Milonga
with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera at Shelburne Town Hall
One workshop $20; both workshops $35
3:00 – 4:15  Workshop 1: Leader’s techniques: Elements to “make it happen”. Body language and comprehension of the lead.
4:30 – 5:45  Workshop 2: Follower’s techniques: ornaments for every “tanda”. Understanding the dynamics of leg movements. Axis and body isolation.
8 – 11 p.m. Milonga: Open dancing for all levels (Fee $10, or $5 with lesson or workshop)

Sunday, May 17
Private lessons by appointment with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera
at David & Carmen’s House
For information contact Eloise (802) 877-6648 or qct@queencitytango.org
Location: David & Carmen's, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
Directions: From Shelburne Road (Route 7) take Home Avenue west (towards the lake). Go through two stop signs, the road crosses RR tracks and becomes Austin Drive. Follow Austin Drive around the curve to the right (do NOT enter Redrocks condos). Our house is the second one on the left after you pass the entrance to Redrocks condos.

Monday, May 18

Workshop with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera at David & Carmen’s House
7 – 9:30 p.m. Workshop: Introduction to Milonga traspié Fundamentals. ($20 or $35 for Mon. & Tues. Milonga workshops)
Location: David & Carmen's, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
Directions: From Shelburne Road (Route 7) take Home Avenue west (towards the lake). Go through two stop signs, the road crosses RR tracks and becomes Austin Drive. Follow Austin Drive around the curve to the right (do NOT enter Redrocks condos). Our house is the second one on the left after you pass the entrance to Redrocks condos.

Tuesday, May 19

Workshop with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera at David & Carmen’s House
7 – 9:30 p.m. Workshop: Intermediate/Advanced Milonga traspié: joking with your feet.
Location: David & Carmen's, 181 Austin Drive, Burlington
Directions: From Shelburne Road (Route 7) take Home Avenue west (towards the lake). Go through two stop signs, the road crosses RR tracks and becomes Austin Drive. Follow Austin Drive around the curve to the right (do NOT enter Redrocks condos). Our house is the second one on the left after you pass the entrance to Redrocks condos.

Wednesday, May 20
Workshop, Video, and Open Dancing with guest instructors Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera at North End Studio
, Burlington
7:15-8:15 Workshop: Tango Salón: the usage of improvisation. (Best if you attended leaders’ technique class on Saturday) $20
8:30-9:30 Video: The History of Tango Dance, 1940-1960; $10
9:30 – 10 p.m. Conversation, light refreshments and open dancing (included with workshop or video)
LOCATION: North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave., between Archibald and North. Suite 116B, Enter at lighted side door. Walk through lobby past restrooms and exit sign. Enter Volga River Trading Co. and follow hallway to studio in the back.

Gustavo authored the book La Pista Del Abrazo – a Técnicas y Metáforas entre el Tango yla Vida, translated by Maria into its English version, Embracing Tango - techniques and metaphors between tango and life . This unique book about Tango de Salon (salon-style tango) deals with all the concepts related to this style, as well as with the codes of behavior at milongas, including strategies and suggestions pertaining to dance invitation and acceptance. Furthermore, Gustavo is the author of Tango Danza Glossary - Key toTango Argentino Dance Terms, an in-depth glossary of more than 300 terms related to tango. It also includes a prologue by Juan Carlos Copes and Carlos Gavito, and an epilogue by Miguel Angel Zotto. This book includes both Spanish and English versions (translated by Maria).

More Links for info and videos of Maria and Gustavo: www.tangosalon.com.ar
http://www.youtube.com/mariamilonga
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maria+y+gustavo+tango&search=Search
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BzmGg2bxQc


Dancing at Shelburne Town Hall

 

 


Album of Past Events


 

 

Saturday, December 13, 2008
Milonga Cumpleaños del invierno (Winter Birthdays Milonga) hosted by Queen City Tango at Shelburne Town Hall

Workshops at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. with guest instructor Gerd Hirschmann, $15 per person each workshop, or both workshops for $25 per person.
Milonga 8 p.m. – midnight, $8 per person or $5 with any workshop.

2:00 – 3:30 Workshop I: Fundamentals for leaders and followers (providing essentials for novices through advanced beginners; strengthening technique for intermediate and experienced dancers)

4:00 – 5:30 Workshop II: Molinette interpretations with special focus on technique for followers, and what leaders can do to support and inspire. (Intermediate and experienced dancers)

8:00 – midnight Milonga: tango social dance for all levels. Light refreshments.

Guest Instructor Gerd Hirschmann started dancing Argentine Tango in 1997 to complement his studies and practices of classical ballet. After learning the basics in NYC, he traveled to Buenos Aires where he has studied with many of the masters. Gerd has been teaching and sharing his insights of tango regularly in Norwich, VT and has taught workshops in NYC, Boston and throughout New England. He also organizes the annual ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ Tango Weekend in Brandon, VT.

Directions to Shelburne Town Hall:
Shelburne Town Hall is located on the west side of Route 7 just south of the intersection with Harbor Road, across from the triangular village green. It is a brick building with white columns, and a signboard in front. Just south of the building is a sign for the municipal offices and library, and a paved driveway leading to ample parking behind the building. Please park in this lot, and walk to the front entrance.


 

 


 

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