Stanford Wine and Tango Social

 

Join us for a free wine, dinner and tango social this Saturday, January 21 in Bechtel International Center. We will have delicious catered Mediterranean food and Californian wine plus an introductory tango class.

If you would like to drink alcohol, you must bring a legal ID as well as your Stanford ID. For funding purposes, this event is limited to current Stanford students and affiliates only; if you would like to come, please RSVP with the link below and bring your Stanford ID on Saturday. This event is first-come, first-served.

6:00 – 7:15 PM: Catered dinner and wine tasting with great wines from Northern California
7:15 – 8:15 PM: Introductory tango class
8:15 – 9:00 PM: Tango practice and social – dance, listen to tango music, or just hang out and meet new people

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/4wDc1aM4JZPvQrcY2


Beginner-to-Intermediate Workshop with Lisette Perelle

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Join us for our first event of the winter quarter with Lisette Perelle! If you have some tango experience and would like to brush up on your dance skills or try the intermediate level, this workshop is for you!

See Lisette dancing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ROJcVFNkw

Wednesday, January 18

7:45 – 9:15 PM: Beginner-to-intermediate transition workshop
9:15 PM – midnight: practica (free and open to public)

Pricing:
$10 Stanford affiliates
$15 Non-Stanford affiliates

Location:
Koret Pavilion
564 O’Connor Lane
Stanford, CA 94305

We will accept payment (cash or check) for this workshop at the door. Drop-ins are accepted, and we will not have preregistration for this workshop. However, we will accept payments for the upcoming six-week tango series with Lisette Perelle that begins on January 25.


Winter Tango Series with Lisette Perelle: Drop-ins Accepted!

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Join us for our new six-week winter tango series with professional tango instructor Lisette Perelle!

See Lisette dancing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ROJcVFNkw

Wednesday nights between January 25 and March 1

Fundamental series: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Intermediate series: 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Practica: 10:15 PM – 12 AM

Location:
Koret Pavilion
564 O’Connor Lane
Stanford, CA

Pricing:
Stanford student: $5/class

Stanford affiliate: $8/class

Non-Stanford affiliate: $12/class

If you can’t make it for the series, we hope to see you at our free practica!

Notes:

No dance partner needed for either class. For the fundamental series, no dance experience is needed. For the intermediate class, a minimum six months or two consecutive series worth of tango experience is recommended.

See more general information on the classes here: https://stanfordtangoclub.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/general-class-notes/

Please email us at the following address if you have any questions: stanfordtangoclub@gmail.com

If you would like to sign up on our listserv to find out about upcoming events, you can do so here: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/tango-club


Special Halloween Practica Wednesday, November 2 at 10:15 PM!

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Wednesday, November 2
10:15 PM – midnight

Location:
Koret Pavilion
564 O’Connor Lane


Free fundamentals class on October 12

We will offer a free student-led fundamentals class on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM in Black Community Services Center. If you’d like to give tango a try or brush up on your dance skills, we’d love to see you! No experience or partner necessary.


Fall 2016 Series with Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda: Drop-ins welcome!

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Photo credit: Don Weaver

We are currently offering a six-week fundamental and intermediate series this fall with professional tango instructors Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda.

See Felipe and Ayano dancing here

Wednesday nights on October 26 – Dec 7 (except Thanksgiving week)

We are accepting drop-ins (both Stanford affiliates and non-affiliates) for the fundamentals class on November 30 and December 7. We recommend that you have experience in walking, crossing, and pivots to keep up with the fundamentals class. We are also accepting followers and partnered pairs for the intermediate classes. We have a few spots open for leaders to drop in. If you would like to lead in the intermediate class, please email us at stanfordtangoclub@gmail.com and we can confirm your place.

Fundamental series: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Intermediate series: 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Practica: 10:30 PM – 12 AM

Location:

Koret Pavilion

Pricing:

Drop-in rate
Stanford student: $5
Stanford affiliate $8
Non-Stanford affiliate: $12
Two-class package
Stanford student: $8
Stanford affiliate: $15
Non-Stanford affiliate: $20


*Stanford affiliates include Stanford staff and postdoctoral fellows

Notes:

No dance partner needed for either class. For the fundamental series, no dance experience is needed. For the intermediate class, a minimum six months or two consecutive series worth of tango experience is required.

See more general information for the classes here.


General Class Notes

Notes on Attending

  • Beginners are welcome – absolutely NO dance experience necessary
  • No partner required, though we encourage you to bring friends!

Please note that we encourage our intermediate dancers to attend the beginners’ class as well.

If you’re not on it, sign up for the Stanford Tango Club listserv. This is the best way for us to send you location or other updates in a timely manner.  You can also visit our Facebook page.

Shoes

  • Wear shoes that will stay on your feet and have flexible, non-sticky soles that allow you to pivot. Leather or suede soles are best.
  • Latin ballroom shoes, character shoes, and jazz shoes are all great practice shoes for tango.
  • Do not wear flip-flops, sling-backs, clogs, and strapless slip-ons.
  • You can convert a pair of sneakers to pretty good dance shoes by putting moleskin (or even duct tape!) on the soles.
  • For your first few lessons, you can even dance in socks!
  • Please do NOT use powder on your shoes. The custodians may fine us if you do.

What Level Am I?

Most people take two or three beginner series before taking intermediate, or take both the lower and upper level series at the same time as they transition between levels.  Again, if you’re taking both series we will offer them to you at a reduced price.

To feel comfortable in the intermediate class, you should be able to lead or follow the following:

  • Walking in parallel and crossed system
  • Follower’s cross
  • Back and forward ochos
  • Ocho cortado
  • Half turn to the left/right
  • Full turn to the left/right (giro/molinete)

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on classes.