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Come and enjoy dancing to Live Music at the Milonga Sentimental!

The Motion Arts Center studio in San Mateo has state of the art sound equipment, inviting mood lighting and a beautiful & spacious dance floor that feels so good to dance on. We will serve delicious food appetizers and drinks. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments!

 

SATURDAY SEPT 17th, 2016:

7:30pm-9pm Tango and Musicality Class taught by Maria Blanco & Guillermo Garcia "The Quintessential Milonguero": Changes of Front, Cadence, Rhythm and Pause this workshop we will work on classic step figures and the "secrets" that make them have that expressive milonguero feel. Focusing on both followers and leaders, we will study how to move with "cadencia, ritmo y pausa", and how to flow musically through the line of dance by mastering "cambios de frente". The class is for Intermediate and Advanced Level Dancers.

 

9pm-1am Milonga with Live Music by Seth Asarnow (Piano), Adrian Jost (Bandoneon) & Guillermo Garcia (Guitar) and DJ Gustavo Hornos!

 

PRICE: 

$25 Workshop with Guest Teachers

$30 Workshop + Milonga

$20 Milonga with Live Music

 

LOCATION:

Motion Arts Center

217 S Claremont St

San Mateo, CA 9440

 

HOSTS:

Gustavo & Jesica Hornos

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WORKSHOPS + PERFORMANCE with

2014 World Tango Salon Champion

SEBASTIAN ACOSTA & LAURA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY JUNE 10th & 11th, 2017

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All the workshops are for Intermediate/Advanced Level dancers. The pre-milonga workshop is for All Levels dancers. You may register with or without a partner, we will rotate during the workshops.

 

SCHEDULE SATURDAY JUNE 10th, 2017:

WORKSHOP #1: 3:45pm-5pm

Turns and Counter Turns (Giros) with Sacadas.

 

WORKSHOP #2: 5:15pm-6:30pm

Sequences with Giros, Boleos & Ganchos.

 

(Break)

 

 

7:45pm-9pm PRE-MILONGA WORKSHOP on The Embrace (El Abrazo): 

Tango Sequences to explore the embrace and it's changes. (All Levels) Taught by Sebastian Acosta & laura D'Anna.

9pm-1am MILONGA SENTIMENTAL with DJ Gustavo Hornos

11pm Performance by SEBASTIAN ACOSTA & LAURA D'ANNA

 

 

SUNDAY JUNE 11th, 2017

WORKSHOP #3: 2pm-3:15pm

Changes of Dynamics in Tango: Linear vs Circular Movements.

 

WORKSHOP #4: 3:30pm-4:45pm 

Giro with Enrosques, Agujas & Lapices.

 

LOCATION:

Motion Arts Center

217 S Claremont St,

San Mateo, CA 94401

 

REGISTRATION (online or at the door):

$30 per workshop

$50 both workshop (one day only)

$95 two day package all 4 workshops (Saturday & Sunday)

 

 

 

 

 

MILONGA PRICE (at the door only):

$25 Pre-Milonga Workshop with Guest Teachers

$35 Workshop + Milonga Sentimental

$20 Milonga Sentimental with Show by the Guest Teachers

 

REGISTER ONLINE OPENING SOON!

 

*PRIVATE LESSONS with SEBASTIAN ACOSTA & LAURA D'ANNA:

They will be available for privates at the Motion Arts Center in San Mateo, CA. Please contact us to book your appointment at info@motionartscenter.com or by private message.

 

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ABOUT SEBASTIAN ACOSTA:

In 2013 Sebastian participates in the World Tango Championship, where it reaches the semifinals instance. In 2014 won the Championship of milonga " La Baldosa", gets the 5th place in the Metropolitan Championship, in the category Tango Adult, and that same year, the 1st place in the World Tango Championship, in the category “Tango de pista”. From there, he has continued his studies with different teachers and participating in the 2015 National Space Tango Argentino -ENTA- having the opportunity to learn from the great masters of tango as Julio Balmaceda , Milena Plebs , Daniel García ( El Flaco Dany ) El Chino Perico , Carlos and Rosa Perez, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau , among many others. In 2015 he tours around the country, and participates in festivals, giving lessons,, seminars and performing shows and exhibitions in Japan, Russia , Italy, Spain , France and Monaco. At the beginning of 2016, he toured Japan for three months giving lessons, seminars and participating in various shows.

 

ABOUT LAURA D'ANNA: Laura D' Anna began his studies in classical dance at the age of 6 years in Santa Rosam, La Pampa . At 9 years enters by audition in the Superior Institute of Art of the Colon Theater, ending the eight-year career, earning the title of professional dancer. She continued her studies in contemporary dance, entering by audition in San Martin Theater. After two years there, she competed for the provincial Ballet of Misiones, getting the Soloist Dancer position.

She returns to Buenos Aires , where she auditioned and enters in the Mercosur Ballet, led by Maximiliano Guerra (one of the most important classical dancers of all time) playing solo roles. Meanwhile began studying Tango, taking lessons with Yanina Erramouspe , Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Fabian Peralta, Jorge Dispari , Sabrina and Ruben Veliz , among others. In 2014 admitted by audition as a dancer stable at La Esquina Carlos Gardel, one of the most prestigious tango houses of Buenos Aires.

In 2015 enters in the National Space Tango Argentino -ENTA- having the opportunity to learn from the great masters of tango as Julio Balmaceda , Milena Plebs , Daniel García ( El Flaco Dany), El Chino Perico , Carlos and Rosa Perez, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau , among many others. At the beginning of 2016, she toured Japan for three months giving lessons, seminars and participating in various shows.

 

Starting in 2017 they will tour Japan, China and Korea and for the first time by Central America and the United States.

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All the workshops are for Intermediate/Advanced Level dancers only.

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday Date: 8/18/2017

Workshop #1: From: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Creating Flexibility in the Tango Embrace": How to transition back and forth from closed to open embrace maintaining contact points.

 

Friday Date: 8/18/2017

Workshop #2: From: 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

"Musical Interpretation in Tango Dancing": How to dance and improvise to create contrasting dynamics to the Golden Age Tango songs.

 

Friday Date: 8/18/2017

Workshop #3 From: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Art of Vals: Rhythmic Variations

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SCHEDULE:

Saturday Date: 8/19/2017

Workshop #4 From: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Mastering the Dance Floor": Great Tango Sequences for Small Spaces (ideal for a crowded milonga).

 

Saturday Date: 8/19/2017

Workshop #5 From: 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Leader's and Followers Tango Technique with Carlitos & Noelia.

 

Saturday Date: 8/19/2017

Workshop #6 From: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"Milonga with Traspie": Contention of the movement to create accelerations while dancing milonga.

 

MILONGA SENTIMENTAL GALA & SHOW:

Saturday Date 8/19/2017 from 9pm-1am

Milonga Tango Party with DJ Gustavo Hornos

TANGO SHOW BY CARLITOS ESPINOZA & NOELIA HURTADO!

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SCHEDULE:

Sunday Date: 8/20/2017

Workshop #7 From: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"Action & Reaction in Tango Dancing": How the Leader and Follower can communicate and play to understand the follower's suggestions or back-leading.

 

Sunday Date: 8/20/2017

Workshop #8 From: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

How to "Correct and Compensate" in Tango dancing.

 

Sunday Date: 8/20/2017

Workshop #9 From: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"The Art of Sacadas": The importance of changing the body position according to the variety of movements we want to perform.

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LOCATION:

MOTION ARTS CENTER

217 S Claremont St

San Mateo, CA 94401, USA

 

PRICE:

$395 per person

(inlcudes all nine (9) workshops)

 

MILONGA PRICE:

$25 per person

(you must be registered to the workshops to purchase tickets for the milonga at this time)

 

**** VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ****

-TO REGISTER YOU MUST HAVE A PARTNER. PLEASE WRITE THE NAME OF THE PERSON DURING THE CHECKOUT PROCESS UNDER THE "LEAVE A MESSAGE FIELD" SO WE CAN MATCH YOU BOTH AND CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION.

 

-YOUR PARTNER WILL NEED TO REGISTER AND WRITE THAT YOU ARE HIS/HER PARTNER TOO.

 

-WE DESIGNED THESE WORKSHOPS TO BE LEADERS/FOLLOWERS BALANCED. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PARTNER YET PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@MOTIONARTSCENTER.COM AND YOU WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST UNTIL YOU FIND A PARTNER OR UNTIL WE CAN MATCH YOU WITH ONE.

 

- LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, SIGN UP SOON!

REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS BUY MILONGA TICKETS (For Workshop Participants Only)