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The Swagger Silly Walk

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Beginning, Challenges, Posture, Practice, Visualization | 0 comments

Here’s another challenge from the ministry of silly walks. This walk is all about pressing into the ground and relaxing at the same time. It is similar to a previous challenge the ‘Silly anesthetized walk’. The swagger silly walk is here to help you feel how to walk in a relaxed way that is powerful and well connected to the ground. The swagger silly walk brings in the upper body to create a much more holistic and natural walk.The swagger silly walk is only silly if you want it to be, but making it silly can truly help your understanding of how your body moves holistically. In truth, a very refined version of this silly walk is how we should all be walking everyday, everywhere we go.

March Workshop and Special Milonga

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Announcements, Asheville Events, Events | 0 comments

A Saturday Workshop and a Victorian-themed Milonga!

We are so very excited to be offering these two new classes and just as excited about the elegant “Victorian Ball” milonga the same evening! We hope you will join us!

Saturday, March 9th

1:30 – 3:00 PM  Expansion and Contraction: The Dynamics of Breath Applied to Tango

3:30 – 5:00 PM  Increasing your Spectrum: Combining Principles of Expansion and Contraction with Axis Play to Create an Even More Dynamic Embrace.

8:30 PM – 1:00 AM “Victorian Ball” Milonga

Couture Tango Immersions

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 in Announcements, Asheville Events, Beginning, Events | 0 comments

You Come. We tailor.

Due to the success and popularity of our highly-personalized classes, we are now changing our immersive beginning classes to advanced/intermediate courses, in which we decide what to teach after students arrive to class. This allows us to focus on the needs and desires of everyone who attends.

As always, every class will incorporate body and movement awareness exercises, sensitivity and connection in the embrace, and deep explorations of concepts within the dance.

Followed later in the evening by a Practica (a time to practice what you have learned, to try new things, to get and give feedback, and to dance in an informal setting). Visit the Practica page for more information. 

 

Saturday, April 13th is Canceled! 

But, it will be rescheduled! Stay tuned for announcements, or sign up for our mailing list. 

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The West Asheville Vineyard, 717 Haywood Road

Keeping your good posture in the dance

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Article, Beginning, Concepts, embrace, Posture, Visualization | 0 comments

Often, our posture changes when we enter the embrace and it’s not always for the better.

We spend a lot of time here and in our classes talking about good posture and helping people become aware of their posture and where they should focus to improve it. We work extensively on individual movement and posture because when you step on the dance floor, your posture and movement are what you bring with you. But that is only the beginning.

Changing Weight and Settling

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Beginning, Challenges, Concepts, Posture, Practice, Visualization | 0 comments

Here is an easy challenge to get a feeling for changing weight and settling into one foot and relaxing the other. It is so very simple, and yet so important. Changing weight and settling is what we should be doing with every step we take. We cannot stress just how important this is, or that you should practice it wherever you go. If you think about it every now and then throughout your day, you will find yourself doing it more and more frequently until it just becomes the way you shift your weight. The end result will be a more relaxed and stable posture and better tango.

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