Online Tango classes and practices are here to stay, at least for the time being. And though we are all missing being in an actual class with other people, I think, that going to a virtual class is a way to feel as we are part of community, to feel less disconnected, to learn from people at the other end of the world and possibly even make some new friends.
So with that being said we will be continuing our online Tango classes with a third set of 5.
Classes are taking place on Zoom, they are all recorded and sent to the participants after the class.
We keep the group small, this way the online environment is still manageable plus it gives me the opportunity to communicate with everyone through email or phone during the week, answering questions, offering guidance and sharing moments of success!
What did our students say for our first set of online classes
Richard: “Chrisa’s class was just what I was looking for. I could do most of the basic to intermediate tango steps with some proficiency, but I knew that to get better, I didn’t just need to practice. I needed to understand how the body moved and why it moved that way. Chrisa has a depth of knowledge on the subject of mind-body connection and somatic movement, both topics that I want to study more, She explains the complex in simple terms, and she will readily engage with students, often in a very Socratic way where she leads the student to think through the answer. If you want to understand why and how the body moves as it does, I highly recommend Chrisa’s classes”
Linda: “Great instructor and it all makes sense!!!!”
Gesina: “Hello Chrisa,
Thanks for this wonderful set-it helped me to understand more details: I knew a lot already because I am following your weekly videos and so many things were completed during the set. I would have liked to practice more during our meetings even if I know that the theory is very important and helpful to know about . Only my point of view .. just wanted to share.
Looking forward to all the new stuff ;-))”
T.K: “In the sessions, i understood small details about standing and walking. Those details made me to understand the source of my faults.”
Online Tango Class Vol.2 Schedule:
- Class #1: Ochos and timing: How to smoothly transition for your walks
Building a smooth transition between our walks and ochos requires that we understand how the two are related. The opportunity and the technique for an ocho hides within the walk itself. The proper timing will reveal that and makes that transition a lot smoother and our dancing much more enjoyable.
- Class #2: Ocho progressions: From tiny pivots to huge ones
It is interesting how we usually start with ochos that travel right-left than forward(for a leader) and back(for a follower). As a natural progression from class #1 we will start with travelling ochos strongly related to walks and then progressively make them bigger, exploring the different muscle groups working, the different timing and the different energy required and created
- Class #3: Making sense of the embrace: Technical review
In this class we will start from the frame, and how it can be more efficient. Relating to class#1 and #2 we will then explore how we can build energy in the most efficient without hurting ourselves. Not having a partner at the moment makes working on connection a bit more challenging however it also spins it around and makes us work on a connection with ourselves prior to reaching for a connection with another person
- Class #4: Making sense of the embrace: The element of connection
Here we start from the touch and the space. If you have seen pantomimes you know that the good ones make you feel as if a window is there versus a wall from the moment they put their hands up. It is that quality of the movement that communicates a different touch, a different sensation. This is what we will attempt in this class, creating the sensation
- Class #5: Musicality-Improvisation
An attempt to capture all of the elements above, timing, energy, power, connection, sensation and feeling.
One of the participants of the first round of classes, asked me if I could put together a “study”/ “practice” program for him, which I did with joy. Of course the program is a living thing so as we go I add things for him to keep exploring
So I thought this would be cool to do for everyone who would be interested.
If therefore you decide to join and you are not sure how to structure your own practice, we can build it together!
And similarly to what was offered in the previous set of classes, all students can make videos for me to see and provide feedback to them. This way if something doesn’t feel right, or if you are unsure of how you need to proceed you can make a video and send it to me so I can provide some insight.
Lastly, in parallel to all of that I am always available for a chat either through email or social media for any questions, concerns, and light bulb moments!
Why isn’t this for couples, one might ask…
Well Bautanz was always in the business of individual work, individual practice.
Proof of that is our exciting online Tango practice class PROGRAMS & COURSES–INTELLIGENT TANGO
And if this craziness wasn’t happening I would have been running a workshop in the studio with this very schedule
The thinking behind it, is that your partner can mess you up but can’t fix you up… The fixing you need to do yourself!
I will have a partner though, and his contribution will be crucial to our classes. Some of you might know him already, his name is Skeli…
He is my skeleton..! and he will show us all of these things that we talk about but we never get to see!
How will this work:
We are starting on Saturday June 27th and for 5 Saturdays at 12:30pm EST for 1hr and 30m
The very first week you will receive the link to all 5 ZOOM meetings.
Before every class you will receive prep materials in the form of a pdf or video. This would be your first chance to go through the materials and ask any questions prior to the class.
If any equipment are needed, usually they are not, but if so that will also be included in that weekly email prior to the class
Now following the class, you will receive an email with follow-up materials and a link to the full video of the class. You can reach out to me any time with questions, comments and thoughts either through email or on social media
So you can understand that it is important once you hit the enrol button to go to your email and confirm! This is how the system automatically confirms your payment and stores your email.
I have set up a double confirmation of payment to ensure the security of your payments through the site. So please check for that confirmation email for your payment to go through and your email to be in the system, for you to receive the links.
There is one more reason why you absolutely have to open that email… there are practice videos, so you can get started while you wait for the classes to start! 😉
So I guess the only thing left for you to do is choose how you would like to contribute and I hope I will see you there!
- $25 ($5/class):
- $50 ($10/class):
- $75 ($15/class):
Aaaand we will have a weekly online Tango practice every Wednesday our Mid-week tango practice
The practice will be following the above themes however you can invite friends to join us, as well!
Answers to your most common questions
- Will I learn Tango from this class?
No, unfortunately not. You can’t learn Tango from this class. You need to have some Tango experience. If you want to learn about anatomy though, while doing some dance moves, then join us!
- Is this only for leaders or followers?
This class is for all dancers, as it deals with movement technique not specific to leaders or followers
- Is this for beginners?
Absolutely! It is an all level, all style, all role class
- Will I get access to previous classes?
Yes! You will!
- Can I pay per class?
Though it makes logistics much easier if you don’t, if there no way you can avoid it contact me at: email@example.com
At least 48hrs prior to the class you want to take.
- What time are the classes on in my country?
This is taking place in Toronto Canada, find what time will be at your place here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
If you have any other questions send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org