Your standing leg=freedom in the dance! Subtle and dramatic expressions in the walk from the circular impulses of the standing leg. How to create projection, la piez, emotional tone, communicate speed and size of steps! From salon and milonguero to contemporary walking and it’s application in all the moves.
8:30-10 Ochos! Form follows function a deep dive into the different types of ochos: Without pivot-To the free leg-To the standing leg You will leave this class with clear understanding of the true anatomy of the development of twist in the body. The different types of ochos and why they exist. This will give you freedom to express the music and understand and communicate with any partner the different ideas of the most utilized element of tango
7:30-9 Beginning Turns, turns and turns Discover the origin and building building blocks of turns that will give you confidence to tackle even the most complicated turning combinations. How the “gearing of the couple” and the mobility of the hips synchronizes everything from sacadas to barridas $5-$25 suggested donation register for location details
OREGON HOUSE NOV 11
Gyrokinesis and Tango This 3 part workshopwill give you incredible insight into how to inhabit your body in all the movements in life, for less pain and more joy! We will explore this through the basic vocabulary of tango in a way that is accessible to beginners but deeply profound to experienced dancers as well!
11:30-1 Finding your axis for tango and life! Developing a felt sense of access will not only be the most powerful tool in your tango but also give you unshakable balance in everything you do. Building the awareness of axis and twist are the foundations of tango and the key to a healthy mobile spine for the rest of your life. Simple clear exercises and applications will be given in this class that will increase your healthspan
1:30-3pm Hip mobility and harmony with the knees and toes for smooth effortless turns and movement. The hips being the most powerful joint in the body and the knees the largest, understanding and synchronizing these joints will not only put you in harmony with your partner on the dance floor but will liberate your feet and make them ever so happy to dance the night away pain free…or whatever adventures you need them to take you on in life.
3:30-5pm Liberating and connecting in the embrace! We will re-educate your arms shoulders and torso for a melting embrace in tango and this work will help unravel neck and shoulder tension and the movement of your upper back and breathing!
9230 Marysville Rd, Oregon House, CA, United States, California