[HouTango-L] Tango This Week (6/1/09)

A. Lester Buck III buck at compact.com
Fri Jun 5 17:32:27 UTC 2009

        Plenty to choose from this weekend:  road trip to Austin
        for Fiesta de Tango, or Victor's monthly milonga on Friday
        and Pampa's regular milonga on Saturday.


        Road trip time: Ricardo Moncado is hosting the 2nd
        annual Fiesta de Tango in Austin this weekend.  Tons of
        workshops, milongas, and other events.  Check it out!
        All the details at http://www.fiestadetango.com/


        From Victor Collins:

        Due the milonga on Friday, we will have no class at Life
        Time Fitness this week only.

        Cypress Dance Studios hosts their monthly milonga tonight,
        Friday June 5th.  Bring something to share with other
        dancers (wine, deserts, you know) On friday, June 5th.,
        from 9:00pm till whenever, and you pay only $5 cover.

        As a special this month, you can come at 8:00pm. and take
        a FREE, introductory class if you stay after the class
        for the milomga. Yes only $5 for the class and the milonga.

        Cypress Dance Studio is located at the corner of 290 with
        Skiner Rd.

        25250 N. W. Freeway
        Suite 280
        Cypress, TX. 77429

        See Cypress studio web for more information and directions.
        See you there this friday at 8pm.


        The last Práctica cafetera will be on Saturday June
        6. The hosts are taking a well deserved summer break.

        See ya at the other local prácticas and milongas!

        Alex, Sue, Jim and Katrine


        New Class Cycle with Mikas and Antje

        *Advanced Beginner Class*
        You have taken 1 or 2 cycles of tango classes? Ocho, cross,
        walking and connection are familiar to you? Here's the
        course to take your tango skills to the next level. We will
        expand your tango vocabulary and polish your foundations -
        in both open and close embrace.

        *Tuesdays, 7.45 pm (June 9 - July 14)*

        *Abhyasa Yoga Studio (3400 Montrose, Suite 303)*

        *$50 for 6 classes (students: $30)*


        *Intermediate Class*
        In this class, we will work on more advanced concepts
        - making your walking more interesting and dynamic,
        introducing embellishments for both leaders and followers,
        improving your connection. To participate in this class,
        we expect you to be familiar with basic tango technique
        (open & close embrace technique, molinetes & giros,
        half-turns, ochos, cross in both parallel and cross-foot
        system). Please check with us if you're not sure if you
        can take this class.


        *Thursdays, 8.30 pm (June 11 - July 16)*

        *Abhyasa Yoga Studio (3400 Montrose, Suite 303)*

        *$50 for 6 classes (students: $30)*

        NOTE on AC: If the air conditioning at Abhyasa can not
        be fixed, we will find an alternative location for our
        classes. We will keep you updated.

        Antje Stange Kalinauskas
        1304 Welch Street
        Houston, TX, 77006
        kaliantje at gmail.com


        Susana Miller returns to Houston June 13-14 2009 for
        Tango Workshops

        Susana Miller will be coming to Houston this year as part
        of her annual US Tango workshop tours. Please mark your
        calenders for the weekend of June 13-14 2009 as more
        detailed information about the workshop schedule and
        registration information will be made available. Contact
        Srini Vishnubhotla at 832-282-6894 or <s_bhotla at yahoo.com>
        for questions or more information.


        Please make room in your busy summer Tango schedule
        for Sat. and Sun. June 27th and 28th. Laura Pellegrino
        will be hosting David Sasha Tonn (NYC) in Houston for
        an Intermediate+ Workshop. Classes will take place at
        City Dance between noon and 5pm.  Class descriptions and
        full schedule will be available on Laura's website at
        http://www.TangoinTexas.com shortly.

        Laura Pellegrino
        15-6453-5267 (BsAs, cell)
        BsAsbaby at gmail.com


        Missed a tango email?  Need the calendar while away from
        your computer?  You can always refer to past tango email
        at http://houtango.com/, and subscribe there, too.  Please
        send any tango news and event information, or corrections
        to anything in these messages, to <tangopost at compact.com>
        (only).  Thanks!


        Glover Gill of Glovertango plays delicious solo tango
        piano, now back home at the Continental Club,
        8-9:00pm.  Come to dance or just to hang out in the relaxed
        atmosphere. 3700 Main at Winburn. Plenty of room to dance.
        Please tip generously; Glover plays only for tips. FREE



        New Monday Beginning Classes w/ Pampa Cortes
        at Alegria Dance and Performing Arts Center
        3925 Dacoma, Ste A, Houston, TX 77092
        Mondays 8:00pm-9:00pm, Beg Tango
        $13 single classes / $40 monthly tuition (1 class a week)

        More info:  http://www.alegria-arts.com


        Practica H is back at its old location- Abhyasa Yoga
        Studio, 3400 Montrose, suite 303.  In addition, the
        new time will be 9pm to midnight.  No socks needed,
        because we will have a true wooden floor.  Plus we will
        have Mila there.  So please mark your calendars, plan on
        attending, have 3$ to pay at the door.  Lets practice
        to tango!  For more information: <irapali at yahoo.com>
        http://tangohous.com Besitos, Indre



        Pampa Cortes teaches beginner tango 8pm-9pm,
        $10/class.  River Oaks Pilates Studio, 3425
        S. Shepherd Dr, Ste 220 (second floor) Private
        lessons available: 713-278-8695(h), 713-894-9435(m),
        <pampacortes at hotmail.com> http://www.pampatangosoul.com/



        The Houston Argentine Tango Association continues their
        class cycle this week, now with three classes each night.
        Joan Bishop instructs at The Dance Place, 3300 Chimney Rock
        @ Beverly Hill, Suite 500.  This new space offers room
        to grow with new students.  Beginner 7-8pm, Intermediate
        8-9pm, Advanced 9-10pm.  http://www.houstontango.org/



        Jackie Arita, manager of Salento Cafe, sponsors a
        weekly tango event.  The dancing runs from 9 pm till
        midnight. Salento Cafe is located at 2407 Rice Blvd in
        the Rice Village area: Salento moves all the tables to the
        walls and open up a nice floor of smooth tile. Tango music
        dj'ed by Oscar.  Salento offers a great selection of wines,
        including Argentine Malbec as house wine. Empanadas and
        other Argentine treats also served. For a full menu and
        other details about this venue go to the cafe website



        Baires Tango teach classes, 8-9pm: Oscar, Meche and
        Rafa (Baires Tango,  www.bairestangohouston.com) teach
        fundamentals of Argentine Tango on Wednesdays from 8:00
        to 9:20 PM at King's Dancing Center, 5200 Bissonnet St.,
        Bellaire TX 77401. All levels welcome. Classes are focused
        on the understanding of the structure of tango emphasizing
        its improvisational nature. The four-class package goes for
         $48, $15 for drop-in. Respond to baires.tango at yahoo.com
        or 713 408 9065 (Oscar).


        Argentine Tango with Indre

        Every Wednesday, 5 class cycle:
        Argentine Tango Fundamentals I (complete beginners);
        Argentine Tango Fundamentals II (advanced beginners);

        At Rice University Apartments
        1515 Bissonnet
        Houston Tx, 77005

        To register, contact me at irapali at ... or 713 319 4330

        More details at http://tangohous.com

        I hope you dance!



        Victor Collins teaches classes - beginner 8-9pm,
        intermediate/advanced from 9-10pm. $10/class, or $70 for
        a package of eight. Victor teaches at The Dance Place,
        3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 500 just south of Richmond.
        Victor is always happy to chat with new students over the
        phone before their first class.  Info: 281-443-3322(h)
        or 832-725-4380(cell).



        Mikas and Antje have started a new cycle of tango classes:
        one for advanced beginners and one for intermediate

        This class is directed towards intermediate dancers and
        advanced beginners who have completed at least one advanced
        beginners class and mastered the basics including cross,
        ochos, ocho cortado, right and left turns, and molinetes
        (check with us if you are not sure). WHEN: Thursdays,
        7 - 8.15pm (Apr 16 - May 14)

        TANGO FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS (5 week cycle)
        You have taken 1 or 2 classes for absolute
        beginners? Cross, Ocho, and simple turns are familiar
        to you? Here's your 5-week class cycle to improve
        your fundamentals and add new moves to your tango
        vocabulary. WHEN: Thursdays, 8.30 - 9.45pm (Apr 16-May 14)

        Abyasa Yoga Studio, 3400 Montrose, Suite 303
        Intersection of Montrose and Hawthorne (same building as
        Skybar). Parking is free. Enter the parking garage on
        Hawthorne, take the stairs to the third floor. PRICE:
        Full Cycle (5 classes): $40 ($25 for students), Single
        Class: $10 CONTACT: kaliantje at gmail.com, 404-964-2989,

        --  Antje Stange Kalinauskas

        1304 Welch Street
        Houston, TX, 77006
        kaliantje at gmail.com


        Pampa Cortes teaches intermediate/advanced tango 8pm-9pm,
        practica 9pm-10pm, $15/class+practica.  River Oaks Pilates
        Studio, 3425 S Sheperd Dr, Ste 220 (second floor) Private
        lessons available: 713-278-8695(h), 713-894-9435(m),
        <pampacortes at hotmail.com> http://www.pampatangosoul.com/



        Téngo Tango: Diana Gonzalo, Mercy and Oscar invite you
        to dance tango every Friday from 9pm till midnight at
        Té House of Tea, 1927 Fairview St, near Westheimer and
        Woodhead. No cover charge.  Empanadas, yerba mate and
        other refreshments for sale. BYOB ($3 corkage fee). Music
        by Oscar and guest DJ's.  http://www.teaagora.com/



        BairesTango (Oscar, Meche and Rafa,
        http://www.bairestangohouston.com)  teaches
        tango at City Dance Studio, 5411 Morningside
        Beginners 7:30-8:30 PM, Advanced 8:30-9:30 PM. The
        four-class package goes for $40. For further details
        contact baires.tango at yahoo.com  or 713 408 9065 (Oscar).


        Victor Collins teaches group classes at Cypress Dance
        Studio, followed by group classes at Life Time Cafe.

        Cypress Dance Studio is located at the corner of 290 and
        Skinner Road, just southeast of the intersection of 290
        and Spring Cypress Rd, in northwest Houston.


        Argentine Tango Classes at Life Time Fitness of
        Willowbrook. Every Friday, 9:30pm. to 10:30pm, ages 12 and up.
        Victor will be teaching Argentine Tango, Waltz, Milonga
        and Chacarera, followed by a practica from 10:30pm to
        ? at Life Time Cafe.  Classes cover footwork, timing,
        technics, and patterns.  You do NOT need a partner to take
        these classes; Singles and or couples are welcome.  Don't
        wait, sign up NOW and step out in style and confidence.
        Life Time Fitness, 7717 Willowchase Blvd.  Willowbrook,
        TX. 77070 http://www.lifetimefitness.com,

        Private classes by appointment only; call at least three
        weeks in advance, 281-443-3322(h) or 832-725-4380(cell).




        Saturdays, March 7 - May 30, 2009

        Learn to dance
        No partner required

        Beginners: 1 - 2 pm
        Weekly Topic - All Levels: 2 - 3 pm

        Taught by
        Sue Therrell,
        Alejandro Mamontoff
        and other guest instructors.

        2115 Taft Street
        Houston, Texas 77006
        Additional parking behind the shop
        on Mason Street.

        $10 per lesson
        $40 for five-lesson card
        $90 for entire semester (13 lessons)

        Sue (713) 724-8294      Alex (713) 724-7281
        amamontoff at yahoo.com
        Weekly topics posted at



        Dance, practice, share or just hang-out.
        A different DJ every Saturday

        3:30 to 6:30 pm
        $5 ($1 goes to the DJ and $4 go to Taft Street Coffee)

        2115 Taft, Houston, Texas 77006
        Eight blocks north of Westheimer and five blocks south of West Gray.
        Additional parking behind the shop, on Mason Street.
        Fair-trade coffee, refreshments and sandwiches are for sale at
        the non-profit coffee shop.

        Sue (713) 724-8294     Alex (713) 724-7281
        Jim and Katrine (713) 290-0985
        DJ schedule posted at:
        www.tangohouston.org         www.tangohouston.net


        Pampa Cortes holds his Grand Milonga on the 1st, 2nd &
        4th Saturdays of every month.  8pm-9pm: class with a
        special topic, 9pm-1am: Milonga.  $15 class & milonga, $10
        milonga only.  River Oaks Pilates Studio, 3425 S Sheperd
        Dr, Ste 220 (second floor) Private lessons available:
        713-278-8695(h), 713-894-9435(m), <pampacortes at hotmail.com>



        Siempre Tango (Always Tango), with Juan Carlos and
        Alicia Suarez, continues an eight week class cycle:
        Beginners 7:30-8:30pm, Advanced 8:30-9:30pm, followed
        by practica. $80 for a package of eight one-hour
        lessons, City Dance Studio, 5411 Morningside Dr. Info:
        Alicia at 713-688-1282, <alwaystango at yahoo.com>,



        Weekly Sunday practica:  Mariana has opened up
        her new enterprise, the "Avant Garden" in place of
        "Helios/Mausoleum". It has been completely reborn,
        and looks fantastic. We will bring back our tango
        DJs for some awesome tango music and dancing.  Time:
        Sundays, 9:30pm-12:30am, Address: 411 Westheimer
        Rd, Houston, TX 77006, Donations are welcome and
        encouraged.  Hope to see you there.  Helios Tango Club,


Let's tango this week.

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