Milonga- Closed Class is design as a progressive course consisting of 12 classes. Every class new subject is being introduced, based on the assumption that everyone has already a good understanding and sufficient practice of what was introduced in previous classes. No drop-ins are therefore possible. If you cannot commit – it is only to your own benefit (and courtesy to those who can commit) to work through private lessons where you can work at your own speed and your own schedule.
Completed Intermediate Tango Course (all 3 cycles) or good understanding of giros and molinete patterns are required. You need to know “what’s” and “how tos” of molinete, giros to left and right, and be able to comfortably change direction of turn on forward and back crosses. The basic understanding of sacadas, barridas, boleos, ganchos, volcadas, colagadas and alterations is a definite advantage. Don’t know it? – please work on it while waiting for the next edition to start.
Steps are Not important. Steps are Very important. Contradictory. And confusing… Steps are visualization of what you know and what you understand. At some point you will know so many steps, combinations, and sequences that you forget to think in them, forget that you need them and you just start talking Milonga / Tango / Vals. Three dialects that you need to know.
Yes. There will be a lot of combinations that make Milonga look like Milonga.
We will discuss, re-discuss and discuss some more structure of Milonga, affixed rhythm, repetitive parts, milonga lisa and suspensions, double time versus traspie in patterns and timing, cadencia, phrasing, corrida, 3-3-2 syncopation and more. We recommend great read ‘Lets dance to the music!’ by Joaquin Amenabar.