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Bailando con Miranda at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires in San Francisco, California.

There is a profound wisdom in the ability to dance Tango.

A wisdom that you acquire through training, by working on the way you hold your body, the way you move, paying precise attention to detail, developing a sense of awareness and careful respect in dealings with others at milongas, learning to passionately love the music that milongueros dance to, opening yourself up to music that expertly advises you on how to move in every beat.

This wisdom does not stop there. Milongueras and milongueros, who have been dancing Tango for a long time, who have been developing a familiarity with other milongueros, most of them older, listening to them, taking their advice, learning from them, developing a wisdom, a knowledge, which is at the very least hard, if not impossible, and would ultimately not make sense to explain in words.

Dancing embraced by a milonguera or milonguero is where Tango begins.

It is in the dance of a milonguera or milonguero where you will find her or his wisdom. To learn to dance Tango, which is to learn all about Tango, is an unspeakable enterprise, in which words act mainly as signs that point you in the direction of what you need to see or feel.
Dancing embraced by a milonguera or milonguero is where Tango begins.

Happy birthday, Miranda!!!

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Marcelo Solis' classes reviews

Argentine Tango dance classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced level in Walnut Creek.Please register in advance at Walnut Creek Recreational Services925.943.5858 or online... 

These classes are not drop-in.

Where: Social Hall, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek.

$43 for 4 classes.

ATTENTION: Class cards, deals and discounts do not apply to these classes. You must register with Walnut Creek Recreational Services.

8:30 pm: All levels Argentine Tango dance classes on technique & musicality. For students who want to be able to lead and follow comfortably in the embrace, circulate around the floor in the line of dance, do turns, pauses and other necessary maneuvers, and become familiar with Tango music. These classes dedicate detailed attention to all Tango elements. Register online.

Classes program:

  • Class 1: Walking and posture. Single and double time walk. History of Tango music.
  • Class 2: Forward and backward ochos. The “Era of Sextets”.
  • Class 3: Parallel, crossed system and sides, walk and sacadas en crossed system, changes of direction, turns and boleos. Orquestas Típicas of the Golden Era.
  • Class 4: Parallel, crossed system and sides, walk and sacadas en crossed system, changes of direction, boleos, turns and other circular movements. Vals and milonga.
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Argentine Tango dance classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Argentine Tango dance Private lessons. one to one Argentine dance lessons. Argentine Tango dance lessons for couples. Argentine Tango Milongas and workshops. San Francisco, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Danville, San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Milpitas. With Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Argentine Tango dance classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced level. Argentine Tango dance Private lessons. one to one Argentine dance lessons. Argentine Tango dance lessons for couples. Argentine Tango Milongas and workshops. San Francisco, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Danville, San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Milpitas. With Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Welcome to Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

My name is Marcelo Solis. I was born and raised in Argentina, the same country where Tango was born.
I grew up intimately involved in Argentine Tango and since 1994 it has been my profession in addition to my passion.

Our 8-week training program for beginners is organized in a way that will allow all of you to get to know what Tango is, and eventually make the decision to continue learning this art that is going to change your life and make it a work of art.

We will focus on:
1. Posture
2. Walk
3. Awareness
4. Musicality
5. Connection

Posture and walk, the first 2 items in our list, are the aspects of Tango that can be learned.

Posture and walk, the first 2 items in our list, are the aspects of Tango that can be learned, provided the expertise of a knowledgeable and experience teacher. These elements are also named “technique”. It is through exercises and repetition that we intend for correct technique to become second nature, which will allow you to contemplate the next items on our list.

Awareness of your own body, of your partner, and of the other couples.

Awareness of your own body and its movements, awareness of your partner, in intimate proximity to you, becoming a mirror in which you can discover yourself, and awareness of the other couples dancing on the same dance floor as you, since Tango is a social dance that requires a measure of responsibility regarding those who share the same passion.

Musicality is where your emotions will come into play, and this is what you bring with you to Tango.

Musicality is where your emotions will come into play, and this is what you bring with you to Tango. Music, in general, and Argentine Tango music, in particular, is a language that makes emotions talk. I will share my knowledge and passion for this music with you. I regularly post the most relevant songs on my website, and I offer well crafted and professionally selected tango music that you can purchase here or online.

Argentine Tango makes of the human embrace a work of art.

The last item on the list, embrace, is perhaps the first characteristic of Argentine Tango, the last development that appears in the social partners’ dances, the characteristic that allows us to pin down what Argentine Tango is: the embrace. Argentine Tango makes the human embrace into a work of art.

I want to clarify that this 8-week introductory series for beginners is no more than that, an introduction. If you decide to continue with learning more about Tango, your next step will be the intermediate series, which runs parallel to this series on the following hour.

Also, I must tell you that, if you want to get a real and profound understanding of this form of art, private lessons become necessary.

And also to travel to Buenos Aires and see Tango in its own environment. I regularly organize trips with my students.

Let’s begin.

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Travel to Buenos Aires with Escuela de Tango

Our next trip: March 15 to 24, 2019Travel to Buenos Aires with Escuela de Tango

Use promotion code LOVINGTANGO (valid until 12/31/18)

Tango is a multidimensional form of art.

Most see it primarily as a dance.

Dance involves much more than an activity reduced to visiting a dance studio.

This is absolutely true: it is a dance.

However, what I consider unavoidable to understand is that dance involves much more than an activity reduced to visiting a dance studio, practicing a series of body movements and gestures that later are going to be repeated more or less by heart, with attention only to the body movements, without any consideration of the music (and by “music” I mean: listening to every musical note, beat and silence of it, knowing the name of the song, who plays it, who composed the song, the general history of all of it and all of them ..), the environment in which the dance is going to be performed (in case of tango: the “milongas”), the social aspects of it (the codes of behavior at the milongas, its ethics and aesthetics), and the role that the dancer (as an individual participating in that whole approach to dancing) is going to take.

If I am going to learn all that, if I am going to dedicate that much of my time and energy to it, I would only do it if I am passionate about it.

Come to Buenos Aires with us and immerse yourself in the culture of Tango.
For more information and signing up, click here.

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Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires - Marcelo Solis

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San Francisco: Next series starting on January 2, 2019 and every consecutive Wednesday at 7 pm beginners and 8 pm intermediates.

Lafayette: Next series starting on January 4, 2019 and every consecutive Friday at 8 pm beginners and 9 pm intermediates.

San Jose: Next series starting on January 7, 2019 and every consecutive Monday at 7 pm beginners and 8 pm intermediates (no class on February 18 President’s Day).

We will work on:

  • Correct posture, walk and the concept of lead and follow.
  • Connection with the partner and the floor.
  • Understanding the music.
  • Basics of social etiquette and navigation in the context of Argentine Tango.
Purchase your classes online.
Registration closes 24 hours prior to the beginning of the series.

Next classes:

San Jose: Next series starting on March 25, 2019 and every consecutive Monday at 7 pm beginners and 8 pm intermediates.

San Francisco: Next series starting on March 27, 2019 and every consecutive Wednesday at 7 pm beginners and 8 pm intermediates.

Lafayette: Next series starting on March 29, 2019 and every consecutive Friday at 8 pm beginners and 9 pm intermediates.

See beginner level’s program.
See intermediate level’s program.

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