[HouTango-L] Tango This Week (11/15/10)

A. Lester Buck III buck at compact.com
Fri Nov 19 16:49:39 UTC 2010

        Intensive Tango Seminar with Mikas & Antje, November 18-20.

        Mikas and Antje will be back from Buenos Aires with lots of
        new ideas to share with the Houston Tango community. The
        Intensive Seminar is designed for intermediate/advanced
        dancers. We strongly recommend taking the Thursday
        Hardcore Technique class in preparation for the rest of
        the seminar. The Thursday Technique Class can be taken
        without a partner. On Friday and Saturday however,
        we will not change partners, so please sign up with a
        partner for the classes on those days. Each class will have
        technique exercises for followers and leaders. Followers
        are encouraged to bring both high-heel and practice shoes
        (or socks).
        All classes will be held at River Oaks Pilates
        Thursday, November 18 8.30-10.30pm (Hardcore)
        Tango Technique for Leaders and Followers;
        Friday, November 19 8.30-10pm
        Turns with Sacadas (for Leaders and Followers);
        Saturday, November 20
        3-4.30pm Creating a Hellovalotta Space in Close Embrace
        4.45-6.15pm Fun and Useful Exits From the Cross (into
        Boleos, Single Axis Turn, Change of Direction)

        Prices: Full Seminar: $60 (Students: $30) Single Class:
        $20 (Students: $10)
        If you would like to book a private class with either
        of us in Houston (November 18-24, 2010), please email us
        at <tangohous at gmail.com>  http://www.tangohous.com


        Milonga Vagabundo, November 20, 10pm - 2am.
        Mikas and Antje will be back from Buenos Aires and invite
        you to join them for a night of dancing. M&A will host,
        Mikas will dj, you shall dance!

        $10 (students $5) BYOB
        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 S. Shepherd Dr. Ste 220
        Warm hugs, Mikas & Antje


        Fabian Salas workshop in Houston December 3rd-5th


        Early bird discounts until Nov 20th.

        Fabian Salas was in the iconic tango movie "The Tango Lesson".  Here
        is a clip from the movie:



        Martin & Natia are scheduled to hold their group class only
        on December 17 until after the holidays.  Probably best
        to confirm directly.


        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 (plain
        text preferred), 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



        Argentine Tango for a Complete Beginners

        Cycle consists of 5 classes. Class is 60min. long with
        15min. practice dancing at the end.  Focus will be on
        connection between partners, the tango walk as a couple,
        navigation on the dance floor, basic conventional patterns
        as well as the man's and woman's role in tango.

        You will learn the steps based on connection that you
        can do with anyone on any tango social dance floor.

        You are welcome as a complete beginner, or if you want
        to polish / remember what you've learned in the past, or
        if you want to come by and help beginners to learn faster .

        Starting Aug 9th till Sept 6th, Every Monday
        At the Continental Club 3700 Main @ Alabama

        $60 for 5 classes, $15 drop-in, 50% discount for students

        7.00 pm- 8.00 pm - Tango Class

        8.15 pm - 9.30 pm - Milonga (tango social dance)  to
        Glover Gill's live tango piano

        9.30 pm -11.00 pm - Milonga continues with a DJ

        RSVP indrerapal at gmail.com or 713 319 4330

        transform your life with tango



        There is a new advanced tango group lesson ongoing on Tuesdays.

        Tuesday Lesson:
        Advanced Elements in Tango, Vals, and Milonga
        7:00 - 8:00 pm, $10
        Advanced level. Drop-ins welcome.
        Start anytime. No partner required.

        More information at http://www.cosasdeltango.com

        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 South Shepherd Dr, Ste. 220
        Houston, TX 77098

        The studio is located on Shepherd, one block north of
        Richmond, above MW Cleaners, at the corner of Shepherd
        and Colquitt. There is free parking in the parking lot
        in the front of the building and in the parking garage
        on the 1st and 2nd levels.

        Un abrazo milogón,

        Sue & Alex
        (713) 724-7281


        Practica H will has temporarily relocated to

        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 S. Shepherd Dr, Suite 220

        9pm to 11:30pm each Tuesday.  $5/person, $3 students.
        Practice your tango with friends and strangers.
        Hosted by Indre, Luis & Rose, and Viju, presenting
        different DJ's each week.


        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, 8:30pm-9:45pm: Oscar, Meche
        and Rafa (Baires Tango, http://www.bairestangohouston.com)
        teach fundamentals of Argentine Tango on Wednesdays from
        8:00 to 9:20 PM at King's Dancing Center, 5410 Bellaire
        Blvd, 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).


        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).



        [Thursday group classes on hiatus until January]

        Martin & Natia teach classes at

        Cafe Tango Bar and Studio
        Second floor of the Allegiance Bank building, inside
        King's Dancing Center
        5410 Bellaire Blvd.
        Bellaire, TX  77401

        6:30pm - 7:00pm - Introduction to Tango - FREE
        7:00pm - 8:00pm - Beginners Tango  
        8:00pm - 9:30pm - Intermediate/Advanced Tango
        (This class is strictly for experienced tango dancers,
        invitation only)

        Each one hour class $10 per person (paid to Natia)


        We are looking forward to seeing you.


        "To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful,
        more powerful," says Agnes De Mille.

        We are inviting you to get out of yourself, become more
        beautiful and more powerful this THURSDAY, 8-10 pm at
        1223 Peden St :)

        Expect an hour of tango basics, connection exercises and
        musicality and an hour of challenging, fun patterns where
        you can put into use what you practiced in the first hour.

        Here is a big bowl of tango passion mixed in with a cozy
        light of a star or a moon, a dash of a caressing breeze,
        a splash of a wave, a sprinkle of sand, a cool shade of
        a tree, and a touch of a sunset:


        Classes are on-going and you don't need to wait and
        start on a certain day. You can start now and build at
        your own pace.  You can register for 4-weeks for $50 and
        this includes 8-hours of instruction. Students pay half.
        Walk-ins are welcome and an individual class cost is $10.

        For questions, call 504 343 2406 or visit

        Best wishes,
        Best wishes,
        Friends of Tango


        Téngo Tango: Mercy and guest DJs invite you to dance tango
        every Friday from 10:30pm till 12:30am at Té House of Tea,
        1927 Fairview St, near Westheimer and Woodhead. No cover
        charge.  Empanadas, salads, crepes with dulce de leche,
        tea, yerba mate and other refreshments for sale. BYOB
        ($5 corkage fee).  http://www.teaagora.com/



        [Irregular schedule through holidays, confirm classes]
        Martin & Natia teach group classes at Damico Dance Studio

        Please register for Friday classes on the website

        Damico Dance Studio
        11151 Westheimer Road
        Houston, Texas 77042
        (Market at Westchase adjacent to Whole Foods)

        6:30pm to 7:00pm - FREE intro to tango

        This class is recommended for new students.  Please join
        us and take advantage of learning tango basics. Anybody
        can attend this class.  We will only teach the Tango
        Fundamentals to introduce the dance, and prepare new
        students for beginners class.

        7-8pm - Beginners I - this class is designed for new students.
        we will continue to teach basics and more.

        8-9pm - Beginners II

        This class is designed for more experienced tango dancers
        and graduated beginner I dancers.  our goal in this class
        is to develop better floor craft, musicality and prepare
        you for intermediate/advance class.


        We are looking forward to seeing you.
        If you have any questions or would like your contact
        information updated please email us info at tango-houston.com
        or call us 713-560-6695


        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).



        Milonga Brasileña is the first Saturday of every month.

        Emporio Brazilian Cafe
        12288 Westheimer, #210A
        Houston, TX 77077
        9pm to 12am
        Cost: $10/person (free if you order dinner or drinks)

        Hosted by:
        Rick & Teresa


        La Milonga de Los Amigos is the second Saturday of
        every month.  A different DJ every month.

        River Oaks Pilates Studio
        3425 South Shepherd Dr, Ste. 220
        Houston, TX 77098
        (On Shepperd, one block north of Richmond.
        The studio is located above MW Cleaners.)

        9:30pm to 1:30am.

        Light snacks and drinks. BYOD.
        Cost: $10/person

        Hosted by:
        Mario & Grace, Jim & Katrine
        eMail: ourmilonga at yahoo.com



        Sunday Lesson - Tango, Vals and Milonga 
        3:30 - 4:15 pm, $5 
        All-Level lesson. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. No
        partner required.  Start anytime.

        Sunday Practice - La práctica dominguera 
        4:30 - 7:00 pm, $5 
        Every Sunday, even during summer recess. Dance, practice,
        share or just hang-out.  A different DJ every Sunday.

        All lessons and prácticas are at: 
        River Oaks Pilates Studio 
        3425 South Shepherd Dr, Ste. 220 
        Houston, TX 77098
        The studio is located on Shepherd, one block north of
        Richmond, above MW Cleaners, at the corner of Shepherd
        and Colquitt. There is free parking in the parking lot
        in the front of the building and in the parking garage
        on the 1st and 2nd levels.

        Info: Alex (713) 724-7281, <amamontoff at yahoo.com>
        DJ Schedule posted at http://www.tangohouston.net 


        Helios Milonga every Sunday:  Mariana opens up Avant
        Garden. It has been completely reborn, and looks fantastic.

        Time: Sundays, 8pm-11pm
        Where:  Avant Garden
                411 Westheimer Rd, 77006

        Donations are welcome and encouraged.  Hope to see
        you there.


Let's tango this week.

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