The Colgada! Pre-practica Class topic for March 19 = $18 with practica.

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Date(s) - 19/03/2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lighthouse Art Centre

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Class Topic: March 19 – The Colgada (lit. to hang)!  = A fluid postural move that produces a counter balance between the lead and the follow in  order to allow a “hanging: moment for the follower’s free leg during a turn or, when done linearly, a sudden back boleo.  We will first play with postural connecting exercises to  experience  the counter-balance sensation with a partner,   and then try out a turning colgada move.  (Level: see below))
Level: (usually intermediate and/or a adv-beginner with  good body awareness!) = Unlike some tango figure that can be done by imitating the step directions of the teacher, the off axis moves (colgadas and volcadas) all require experiential learning, a feeling of the connection – they cannot be done without allowing the physical sensation  of off-axis in relationship to another body.  Such a skill  takes less tango knowledge in terms of steps than you might think… what it does take is a willingness to let go and trust one’s own body and that of one’s partner.
The preparatory exercises will inform you of your comfort level with these type of moves.
Cost: $18 includes practica until 3 pm.
Suite 321, DanSpace, 3rd floor, Lighthouse Art Center
1800 Argyle St
Car people: Allow time to find parking and be prepared to walk a few blocks!