Lo prometido, cumplido! Austin Queer Community, let’s get ready to tango!

FIRST TANGO QUEER WEEK IN AUSTIN WITH JATHAN SANCHEZ

Co-Founding Member of the Mexico’s Queer Tango Team.

FEB 15-22, 2015. Workshops, Privates, Practicas, Demostrations, Milongas and GALA NIGHT!

Texas-friendly isn’t just a slogan, and in Austin we’re also tango- and lifestyle- friendly. We seek here to support ourselves and our tango friends and visitors to become our best tango partner for others. We want to be about dancing WITH our partner and WITH the music and WITH each other, regardless of gender identity.

Flexibility in tango roles makes tango available to more people, and it makes more of tango available to all people who seek to understand both roles.

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FIRST TANGO QUEER WEEK IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Daniela Arcuri is happy to introduce to the Austin Dance Community:
THE FIRST TANGO QUEER WEEK,
THE FIRST TANGO QUEER MILONGA,
THE FIRST TANGO QUEER WORKSHOP,
AND THE FIRST TANGO QUEER SHOW!

Please join Daniela in welcoming
JATHAN SANCHEZ, Co-Founding Member of the Mexico’s Queer Tango Team,
in his first visit to Austin!
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FEBRUARY 15-22, 2015.

Courses, Practicas, Demonstrations, Milongas and more!
GALA NIGHT, Friday the 20th @ 9pm!

PROGRAM
Pre-Register and Save $$$. Please arrive ten minutes before classes for payment and registration. Not partner neccesary. Pre-registration is suggested to have even number of followers and leaders.

SUNDAY 15
Classes and privates lessons in San Antonio with Ricon del Tango.
Possible appearance at Tapestry practica in Austin.
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MONDAY 16
(Private lessons available @ Go Dance & Kay’s House)
That evening we will meet at Milonga Loca for more dancing.
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TUESDAY 17 @ Kay’s House / Level Intermediate and up
(Private Lessons available @ Go Dance & Kay’s House)
7:30 to 9pm: Change of roles / Footwork for role exchange.
Afterward we will go to Milonga Rusa for more dancing.
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WEDNESDAY 18 @ Dance International / All Levels
(Private Lessons Available @ Go Dance)
Jathan will accompany Daniela in teaching her regular classes. No extra cost for Dance International Students. For others, classes are $15 each.
6 to 7pm Beginner Fundamentals. All Levels
7 to 8pm Technique and Exercises. Men with Jathan, Women with Daniela. All Levels.
8 to 9pm Turns with syncopated foot work and molinetes. Intermediate & up.
Afterward, we will stay at Dance International for more dancing.
9 to 11pm Assisted Practica with Jathan & Daniela. All Levels. $10.
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THURSDAY 19 @ Kay’s House / Level Intermediate and up
(Private Lessons available @ Go Dance & Kay’s House)
7:30 to 9pm Change of roles / Intertwining turns.
Afterward, we will go to Esquina Tango for more dancing.
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FRIDAY 20 / GALA NIGHT / All @ Go Dance
Hosted by Daniela Arcuri & Rachel Verdemar with DJ Daniel Davila.
BRING YOUR PARTNER OR FRIEND WITH YOU FOR A FREE BEGINNER’S CLASS! Only one of you will pay for the lesson.
Private Lessons Available
9:15pm to 10:15pm Beginner’s Class. Topic: Intro to The Tango Embrace & First Steps. Feeling yourself and your partner.
10:15pm -11:30pm Dancing with DJ Daniel Davila.
11pm Demonstrations by Jathan Sanchez, Daniela Arcuri, James Heath, Rachel Verdemar, Daniela Borgialli, Robbie Sky and Q-Roc and more.

FREE Gift Certificate give away for the first COUPLE arriving, and for the last COUPLE remaining on the dance floor!!!
In Advance: $10. At the door: $15. Bring your partner or friend for FREE to the class.
Experienced tango dancers who are willing to welcome and help the newcomers are admitted FREE.
Please, bring your own wine and pot luck to share with everyone.
Afterward, we will go to Always Tango Milonga for more dancing — just around the corner.
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SATURDAY 21
(Private Lessons Available @ Go Dance)
SPECIAL TANGO QUEER WORKSHOP @ Dance International / Beginner Level & All Levels welcome
4:00 to 5:25pm The intimacy of the embrace. Basic steps to take you to the dance floor: Linear movements: Rock, walk, pivots, stops and variations and “ochos”.
5:35 to 7pm Mechanics to lead and follow and more basic steps, Circular movements: the importance of the “ocho”. How to link them smoothly to dance your first tango.
Afterward, we will go to Dance Institute for more dancing.

“”If you are interest taking this workshop and you do not have a partner, please contact me I have some single students sign up already and waiting to partner.””
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PRICES
Before February 16.
Full package (does not include Wednesday Dance International Classes or Practica) with Gala Night class, milonga and demos $100 total.
A la carte prices: 1 Workshop $25 / 2 X $50 / 3 X $70 / 4 X $90 per person
Gala Night Only $10, with Class $15 (Bring a partner for free to the class!)

Pay at the door after February 17
Full package (does not include Wednesday Dance International Classes or Practica) with Gala Night class, milonga and demos $115 total.
A la carte prices: 1 Workshop $30 / 2 X $60, 3 X $85 / 4 X $100 per person
Gala Night Only $15. With Class $20 (Bring a partner free to the class!).
Buy full package or select your own classes to make your own package.

Wednesday Classes @ Dance International are $15 each (Payable to and at DI). Assisted Practica with J & D $10 for everyone. DI students can take the classes with D & J with no extra cost.

Discounts are only for full package paid in advance: 10% for Couples ($180 for both of you) & 50% for Full-Time Students with ID ($50 per person). Only one of these discounts may apply.
Payable with a check made out to Daniela Arcuri, or by credit card. Cash payment is appreciated.

Private Lessons are available with Jathan.
One teacher, $75 per hour for one or two students.
With Jathan and Daniela, $100 per hour for one or two students.

To schedule private lessons, and for registration or questions, please contact daniela4tango@gmail.com or512.934.8477
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LOCATIONS
KAY’S HOUSE, 2327 Westrock Dr, Austin, TX 78704
DANCE INTERNATIONAL, 2417 Buell Ave. Suite A, Austin, TX
GO DANCE, 2525 W. Anderson Ln. [North side of Northcross Mall enter between Guitar Center and The Egg & I Restaurant]. Lots of free parking in the shopping center!
For the various milongas locations mentioned above, visit tangoaustin.org/calendar
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Texas-friendly isn’t just a slogan, and in Austin we’re also tango- and lifestyle- friendly. We seek here to support ourselves and our tango friends and visitors to become our best tango partner for others. We want to be about dancing WITH our partner and WITH the music and WITH each other, regardless of gender identity.

Flexibility in tango roles makes tango available to more people, and it makes more of tango available to all people who seek to understand both roles.
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ABOUT JATHAN SANCHEZ
Janthan is a Nationally acclaimed Tango master from Mexico who brings extensive dancing and teaching experience – in both Leading and Following – having trained with recognized masters in both Argentina and Mexico. Janthan jumped to prominence after winning the 2006 National Tango Champion. He remains popular and in demand performing and teaching throughout Mexico including prestigious Universities in Monterey and Mexico City. In addition to teaching, he is active in consulting and judging state and national Tango Championships throughout Mexico. Janthan became the pioneer in developing and promoting both Queer Tango and Role Exchange practicas for same sex couples. His techniques for the fusion of Queer Tango and Role Exchange continue growing in popularity.

ABOUT DANIELA ARCURI
Daniela has extensive experience teaching, choreographing, and performing. She has worked with well known artists such as Julio Iglesias, Madonna, Libertad Lamarque, Sexteto Tango Orchestra, The Symphonic Orchestra from the Hollywood Bowl, and many more.
Daniela has taught and performed in over 200 cities around the world, as well as helped and supported the opening of new tango schools in both Europe and in the US.
Daniela is a graduate of the Escuela Nacional de Danzas and Instituto Nacional de Gimnasia, in Buenos Aires. She was trained in tango by some of the most eloquent milongueros in the tango scene of Buenos Aires.

To see Jathan dancing go to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv4iDJX_AOk

To see Daniela dancing go to
youtube.com/daniela4tango

For more information call Daniela at (512) 934-8477 or email her at daniela4tango@gmail.com

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Join us on facebook.com/Queer Tango in Austin at https://www.facebook.com/groups/427528904061114/

Texas-friendly isn’t just a slogan, and in Austin we’re also tango- and lifestyle- friendly. We seek here to support ourselves and our tango friends and visitors to become our best tango partner for others. We want to be about dancing WITH our partner and WITH the music and WITH each other, regardless of gender identity.

Flexibility in tango roles makes tango available to more people, and it makes more of tango available to all people who seek to understand both roles.

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May Courses, Tango 1, 2, 3 & 4.

IN MAY CLASSES ARE ON WEDNESDAYS, 6PM ADVANCE BEGINERS / TANGO 2 – 7PM TANGO FUNDAMENTALS -BODY TRAINING/ ALL LEVELS & 8PM TANGO WALTZ / TANGO 3. FOLLOWED BY PRACTICA & FRIDAYS AT 9:15PM @ GODANCE STUDIOS (FMI Click on Fridays).
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Learn Argentine Tango with DANIELA ARCURI
Master Teacher, Performer, and Choreographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Stay in contact!!! Announcements and updates are available at @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmRhbmllbGFhcmN1cmk0dGFuZ28uY29tLzo6:www.danielaarcuri4tango.com]
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MAY PROGRAM @ Dance International

6-7pm Level 1 / Tango Fundamentals for Advance Beginners (Carrousel, Simple Boleos, Turns and Molinetes).

(Beginners or Advance Beginners can take Body Training For Tango Dancers on Wednesdays at 7pm (BTFTD: Body Training for Tango Dancers)

7-8pm: *All levels / BTFTD: Stretching, Technique & Exercises to increase the association-disassociation of different segments of the body.
(*For Body Training Class, Bring comfortable clothes, YOGA MAT & FLAT SHOES).

8-9pm: Tango 3
1 Week: Learning the importance of the tango-vals timing in walking, rocking and change of direction.
2 Week: Figures with ochos.
3 Week: Sandwich in circles with adornments.
4 Week: Turns with sacadas.
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Progressive Daniela Arcuri Unique Tango Technique Program:
TANGO 1 & 2 are each One-Month course for beginners. You will start your First Tango Steps with TANGO 1, and as you gain proficiency you will be able to move progressively to the more advanced courses: TANGO 2 and TANGO 3 for intermediate and ultimately the advance level: TANGO 4. Basic Fundamentals are courses for level 1 & 2, Milonga and Tango Vals and all kind of variety tango movements and techniques are courses for Tango Level 3. In addition Tango level 4 Courses are for exploring and creativity.
All students must take the special course designed for tango dancers, The Body Training for tango dancers (BTFTD). This course is highly recommended for everyone to create awareness of body movements, mechanics and strength muscles coordination, balance, and flexibility. They are in the three different levels 1-2- & 3.
Leaders and followers taking tango 3 + body training and interested in learning the other role of the dance can take TANGO 1.

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PRICES:

REGULAR CLASSES:
4 Classes Card $48
8 Classes Card $80
One month Unlimited $125 (More classes are offer at Dance International)

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
To Dance International.

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NOTE:
-No partner required.
-Please wear dance shoes and comfortable, casual clothing; bring a Yoga mat for Body Training. Dance shoes or similar with leader sole.
-Please arrive 10′ earlier.
-Courses start on the first day of the month.
-Make up classes are possible, same or lower level and within the same term.
-Talk with Daniela to get her approval to the next level classes.

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LOCATION
Dance International, 2417 Buell Ave. Suite A, Austin, TX

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IN FEBRUARY ONLY ON WEDNESDAYS, 6 TO 9PM.

Learn Argentine Tango with DANIELA ARCURI
Master Teacher, Performer, and Choreographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Stay in contact!!! Announcements and updates are available at www.danielaarcuri4tango.com
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FEBRUARY PROGRAM

Starting on Wednesday February 4th.

WEDNESDAYS (@ DANCE INTERNATIONAL)

6-7pm Level 1 / Tango Fundamentals for Beginners (Beginners can take Body Training For Tango Dancers on Wednesdays at 7:30pm (BTFTD),

7-8pm: *All levels / Body Training, Stretching. Technique & Exercises to increase the association-disassociation of differrent segments of the body.
(*For Body Training Class, Bring comfortable clothes, a YOGA MAT & FLAT SHOES).

8-9pm: Mix Levels 2 & 3 / Turn Figures for TANGO SALON.
1 Week: The inportance of the Structure of the embrace, axes, frame for round movements. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SIDE STEP, LAPIZ, ENROSQUES & SACADAS (L, E, & S).
2 Week: Close and open turns WITH L, E & S.
3 Week: Turns with syncopated foot work and molinetes.
4 Week: Turn combinations.
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Progressive Daniela Arcuri Unique Tango Technique Program:
TANGO 1 & 2 are each One-Month course for beginners. You will start your First Tango Steps with TANGO 1, and as you gain proficiency you will be able to move progressively to the more advanced courses: TANGO 2 and TANGO 3 for intermediate and ultimately the advance level: TANGO 4. Basic Fundamentals are courses for level 1 & 2, Milonga and Tango Vals and all kind of variety tango movements and techniques are courses for Tango Level 3. In addition Tango level 4 Courses are for exploring and creativity.
All students must take the special course designed for tango dancers, The Body Training for tango dancers (BTFTD). This course is highly recommended for everyone to create awareness of body movements, mechanics and strength muscles coordination, balance, and flexibility. They are in the three different levels 1-2- & 3.
Leaders and followers taking tango 3 + body training and interested in learning the other role of the dance can take TANGO 1.

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PRICES:
4 Classes Card $48
8 Classes Card $80
One month Unlimited $125 (Dance International offers more classes).

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
To Dance International.
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NOTE:
-No partner required.
-Please wear dance shoes and comfortable, casual clothing; bring a Yoga mat for Body Training. Dance shoes or similar with leader sole.
-Please arrive 10′ earlier.
-Courses start on the first day of the month.
-Make up classes are possible, same or lower level and within the same term.
-Talk with Daniela to get her approval to the next level classes.

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LOCATION
Dance International, 2417 Buell Ave. Suite A, Austin, TX
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PRIVATE LESSONS
SPECIAL PRICE FOR SPECIAL TIMES. $75 ONE HOUR. Ask Daniela.
If you miss classes or you want work on your tango one-on-one, Daniela is available by appointment. To book a private call Daniela at (512) 934-8477 or e-mail her at daniela4tango@gmail.com.
Price: per person or couple $100 x 1 hour / $450 x 5 hour. Discounts for packages of 10, 20 or 100 hours. More information at @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmRhbmllbGFhcmN1cmk0dGFuZ28uY29tLzo6:www.danielaarcuri4tango.com]memit2damemit2da

January Courses starting today!!! Every Wednesday.

DANIELA ARCURI ‘S TANGO COURSES IN JANUARY

ONLY ON WEDNESDAY AT KAY’S HOUSE FROM 7 TO 9PM.

Beginners welcome from 7 to 8pm

BEGGINNER CLASS / GROUP FORMING, PLEASE E-MAIL ME TO LIST YOUR NAME, CLASS WILL START WITH 5 COUPLES.

Beginners can take Body Training For Tango Dancers (BTFTD), check with Daniela in advance.
Call or email me to reserve your spot for this beginner class!!!
At 512.934,8477, daniela4tango@gmail.com

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JANUARY PROGRAM

Starting on Wednesday January 7th.

WEDNESDAYS (@ Kay’s house)
7-8pm: *All levels / Body Training, Stretching. Technique & Exercises to increase the association-disassociation of differrent segments of the body.
(*For Body Training Class, Bring comfortable clothes, a YOGA MAT & FLAT SHOES)
8-9pm: Mix Levels 2, 3 & 4 / Figures for TANGO SALON.
1 Week: The inportance of the Structure of the embrace, axes, frame. lineal and around movements. Building up a simple to complicated combination.
2 Week: Front and Back Boleos and its variations with the music.
3 Week: Turns with syncopated foot work and molinetes.4 Week: Dancing the poses with adornments and buiding interesting endings.

Prices: 4 Classes $65 /8 Classes $100

Location: 2327 Westrock Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Milonga El Beso @ Go Dance Studios on Friday January 23th. 9-10pm: Class / 10-1am Dancing. Hosted by Daniela Arcuri with DJ Juan Marcos!!!!

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 HOSTED BY DANIELA ARCURI, buy from Buenos Aires, Argentina with DJ JUAN MARCOS.

Milonga EL BESO on the Fourth Friday of the month at Go Dance Studios in Central Austin, TX.
Great floors, sound system and a lot of parking!!!

9 to 10pm: Class. Topic: MILONGA STEPS COMBINATIONS.
9pm to 1am: Milonga with DJ Juan Marcos.
Please, bring your own wine and pot luck to share with every one.

Price
$10 Class
$10 Milonga
$20 Both

Location
Go Dance Studio, 2625 W. Anderson Ln. [North side of Northcross Mall enter between Guitar Center and Wallpapers to Go]. A lot of parking in the shopping center!

GREAT FLOORS & MIRRORS & A LOT OF PARKING!!!

 

Today…. SPECIAL WORKSHOP WITH MASTER TEACHER DANIELA ARCURI, SATURDAY DECEMBER 20 AT TAPESTRY FROM 2 TO 4PM.

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SATURDAYS (@ TAPESTRY)
In DEC only Saturday 13, 20 and 27.
2-3pm: Level 2 & 3 / Women & Men Technique, costumized solo exercises and practice with personal corrections (bring your recording camera).
3-4pm Level 2, 3 & 4 / Complicate figures for TANGO SALON.
4-5 Mix Levels / Practice (free taking both classes),
PRICES:

REGULAR CLASSES:
One class $20 / Two Classes $30 (same day) / Three Classes $35 (same Day)
Monthly Package: 8 Classes $100 / 10 Classes $125 / 12 Classes $ 150 / 16 Classes or more $200

Prices are per person. 50% discount for full students with ID.
Vouchers available for Tango / Level 1 (Beginners).
Please e-mail Daniela a copy of your LIVING SOCIAL or GROUPON voucher at daniela4tango@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
To insure even numbers of followers and leaders registration and advance payments are appreciated.
Register is via e-mail at daniela4tango@gmail.com or @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBzXGEvL2ZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS9kYW5pZWxhNHRhbmdvOjo=:facebook.com/daniela4tango] or in person with Daniela. Pay by check payable to Daniela Arcuri. Cash is appreciated. To send a check inquired address to Daniela.

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NOTE:
-No partner required.
-Please wear dance shoes and comfortable, casual clothing; bring a Yoga mat for Body Training. Dance shoes or similar with leader sole.
-Please arrive 10′ earlier.
-Courses start on the first day of the month.
-Make up classes are possible, same or lower level and within the same term.
-Talk with Daniela to get her approval to the next level classes.

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LOCATION

TAPESTRY DANCE COMPANY
2302 Western Trails Blvd, AUSTIN TX 78745
www.danielaarcuri4tango.com

Classes this week and December, 2014. Break during the Holidays… HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!

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Call or email me to reserve your spot for JANUARY beginner classes!!!
At 512.934,8477, daniela4tango@gmail.com

DECEMBER PROGRAM

Starting on Wednesday December 3er.
WEDNESDAYS (@ Tapestry)
In DEC only Wednesday 3, 10 & 17.
7:30-8:30pm: *All levels / Body Training, Stretching. Technique & Exercises to increase the association-disassociation of differrent segments of the body.
(*For Body Training Class, Bring comfortable clothes, a YOGA MAT & FLAT SHOES)
8:30-9:30pm: Level 3 & 4 / Turns/Molinetes with sacadas and its combinations.

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IBM Commercial

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Daniela was selected  in Buenos Aires, physician Argentina by one of the most relevant agencies from Hollywood.  This IBM Commercial was one of the series of five IBM Commercials showed around the world during 24 month consecutives, story each representing each continent to promote the new software of voice recognition.  It was seen for the first time at the OSCAR NIGHT AWARDS in 1996.  Daniela is dancing with Osvaldo Bo who can be found performing for the tursits every Sunday at San Telmo Plaza in Buenos Aires with his wife Pochi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBKUnjhs_QU

 

OSVALDO AND POCHI CAN BE FOUND AT https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pochi-y-Osvaldo/478963608785937

Daniela & Armando dancing in the OPRAH WINFREY SHOW with Julio Iglesias, 1997.

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Click on the link to see D & A dancing to

http://tinypic.com/player.php?s=2&v=ic8pxv#.VIaXSTGG9S1

 

Daniela Arcuri with Madonna: Movie “Evita” of Alan Parker as a choreographer consultant, 1994. World Tour RE-INVENTION, choreography of the song “Die Another Day” from the movie “James Bond 007”, in 2004. Both jobs were done with her partner A.O.

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Click on the link to see the D & A’s dancing scene. Take a look from 1:58 sec. to 2:54.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sa9oMej5B8

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Calling dancers to integrate the Austin Tango Performance Group for Valentines, 2015 Celebration.

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YESTERDAY, mind SATURDAY DECEMBER THE 6TH, salve 8PM, MY GROUP IS PERFORMING AT “DAY OF TANGO”

at  Ben Hur Shrine 7811 Rockwood Lane Austin, TX 78757

I AM SO PROUD OF MY STUDENTS.  YOU DID GREAT!!!

SARA MORALES & RICARDO ORION, DANIEL DAVILA & LAUREN STONE, FRED FERRATE & NANCY LONDONO, DAVID & JENNIFER PHILLIPS AND RENEE ST.JAMES.

PLEASE CHECK THE VIDEOS AT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V9rRVnFBxc&feature=youtu.be

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CALLING TANGO DANCERS TO PERFORM IN AUSTIN AND SURROUNDINGS.

(Goal is to have 5 couples for choreography and 5 more for impro parts).

“””For those who have the passion to perform come and be part of  THE SHOW!

Price $300 X 10 sections.

 

PERFORMANCE CLASS PRACTICES ARE EVERY SUNDAY 6 TO 7:30PM @ TAPESTRY.

Performing opportunities: DAY OF TANGO (fist Saturday of December), ANNUAL GALA, END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION or VALENTINES SHOW on date TBA. Promotional events, festivals, fund-raisings, ect.