New Pre-Practica Class: The Ins & Outs of Crossed-System (Tango & Vals) – mixed levels/beyond beginner.

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Date(s) - 18/11/2021 - 16/12/2021
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Danspace studio Grafton


Five week Series: Thursday, Nov 18-Dec 16

6:30 -7:45  pm (overlaps practica by 15 minutes)

COST: (includes entire practica period) : $90 per person/couple= $175 (in advance). Note: If you are financially challenged,  let me know. Drop-in (if available) = $20 per person/$36 per couple. Drop-in only available if the class has a series enrolment of 8.

Content: Crossed-sytem refers to ways of moving on the same foot as you partner rather than the opposite one, i.e. both of you have weight on the left or the right. Did you ever participate in an the old fashion bag race, with your inside leg attached to your partners…? ..this is easier than that, and the good news is we don’t have to race or be tied up! The class will cover myriad of ways to enter and exit crossed-system, and their musicality, as well as some of the tangoesque figures that being in crossed-system provides. You will enjoy entering this “alternative universe”, as one of my former student’s calls it!

Level: The pre-practica class is generally a combination of basic and advanced material. I am not planning to teach the basic parallel walks, so you should know them (the walk to the cross, and the quadrado)  as well as several ways to turn the corner. When I say “know” I don’t mean you studied them once, but that you can dance them socially without hesitation. If you are signing up as a couple and do not plan to rotate, then your level is less important, than for those who do plan to rotate!

Class Progression: Basic familiarity and comfort  with a few ways to enter and exit  cross-system,  to walk in and out of it, is part II of beginner tango, imo.  Learning the foundation of crossed-system will enable you to join (and enjoy) Tangonova “intermediate” level classes or workshops, which  is likely  the expectation in other tango communities as well.

Rotation: If you are comfortable rotating under the current covid situation, please let me know. Some rotation is helpful in terms of learning tango.