October Milonga on Oct 16, 2015

Location: Black Community Services Center

Free class from 7:30-8:30p for complete beginners led by club officers

Milonga (dance party) from 8:30-12a

Parking map (click on it to enlarge)


Navigation for Spring 2015

Welcome to the Stanford Tango Club.

Our 7 week Wednesday progressive series with Glenn Corteza (04/15/2015-05/27/2015)

Our first milonga on 04/18/2015

Our second milonga on 05/08/2015

Additional opporutnities for Stanford student involvement: performance team and volunteer positions. including officer positions

Spring 2015 Series with Glenn Corteza

We will be holidng progressive fundamental and intermediate series with Glenn Corteza from Wednesdays 04/15/2015-05/27/2015.


Dates Wednesday Apirl 15,2015-May 27, 2015 (7 weeks)

7:45-8:45p Progressive Fundamental Series
8:45-9:15p practice time
9:15p-10:15p Progressive Intermediate Series*
10:15-12a practicalonga
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the class start time to register and sign in for the series. There will be music playing for warming up.
Location: Koret Pavillion

565 Mayfield Avenue
On corner of Campus and Mayfield
Stanford, CA
Stanford California 94305

Cost (for 7 week series)
Stanford Affiliate: $5/class, $25/series, $40/both series
Community: $13/class, $65/series, $115 for both
Note that we do not accept credit cards. Cash and check OK.

*Intermediate Theme: Exploring many possibilities using one concept.  The basic form of “back-side-forward” can be used to build many different patterns. The class is about exploring the possibilities to enable you to improvise and create your own figures. Once a solid foundation is established, adding dynamics like sacadas, paradas, and other advanced movements can be done with ease.

Parking map: Click on the map to enlargeKoret

Stanford Tango Club Milonga on Saturday, April 18, 2015

We will be holding a milonga on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:#0p-12a. DJ is Tolga.

Location: Black Community Services Center
424 Santa Teresa
Intersection of Lomita Drive and Santa Teresa
Stanford, CA

Cost: $10 community; $5 affiliates
Free for members and friends

Parking map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z18jGe6fPYeE.kzvPBssgtS2A


Stanford Tango Club Milonga on Friday, May 8, 2015

We secured space for FRIDAY, May 8! Come and dance with us!

DJ: Paul
Time: 9p-12a
Location: Black Community Services Center

Cost: $10 community, $5 affiliates

Parking: Please check the signs; most spaces are OK to park in on the weekends.

Here is a parking map:


Wed, March 4: Beginner-to-Intermediate Bridge Workshop with Homer and Cristina


Topic: Beginner-to-intermediate bridge

Are you taking the fundamental class, and thinking about the intermediate class in the Spring? This is the workshop for you. More broadly, if you want to review your foundations, this is the workshop for you.


(1) The Hook Behind the Pivotless Ocho
(2) The Ocho versus the Ocho Cortado

Date: Wednesday, March 4

Timing: 7:45-9:15p (class); 9:15-10:15P (practica)

Cost for 1.5 h workshop
Base cost: $20 community, $12 Stanford affiliates
With 1 discount: $15 community, $7 Stanford affiliates
With both discounts: $13 community, $5 Stanford affiliates
Discounts: 1) Pre-registration and pre-payment (by W Feb 25); 2) Took classes* at Stanford in either Felipe’s Fall 2014 series or Shorey’s Winter 2015 series
* to qualify, you must have dropped in at least twice in Fall 2014 or Winter 2015 or registered for at least one series to qualify


Gradaute Community Center
750 Escondido Road
(adjacent to Ray’s Grill)
Stanford, CA

Parking map below

GCC Parking

Stanford Tango Club Workshops with Sharna Fabiano on Sat Feb 21, 2015: Exploring Tango Performance



Saturday, Feb 21

Check out Sharna’s choreography: “Points of Contact” with Arona Primalani (2008) https://vimeo.com/14724397
Her MFA dance thesis (UCLA): https://vimeo.com/103386222.
Her improvised Stanford performance with Aja (2011): http://tinyurl.com/kykbtt8


Dance your creativity

1. What is the difference between tango “social dance” and tango “performance?”
2. Are there special moves just for performance? And is social dance, itself, a kind of performance?
3. When do you improvise and when do you choreograph?

In this unique pair of workshops, we’ll attempt to shed light on these sometimes confusing questions by shifting the variables of space, time and energy in our own dancing, and by exploring the relationship between performer and spectator in the same way that we might focus on that of leader and follower. The majority of our time will be spent dancing, but each session will include a small amount of video presentation as a way to deepen our understanding of performance possibilities. You will utilize your own existing tango repertoire as well as learn a few new elements. There are no pre-requisites. This course is for all levels with partners optional. Attending both sessions is strongly recommended as they will reinforce each other thematically.


3:15-4:45p Workshop 1 Improvising
5:15-6:45p Workshop 2 Choreographing
8:30-12:00 Milonga (social dance party)
@ Black Community Services Center, Stanford


Affiliates: $10/ workshop, $15/ 2 workshop
Community: $25/workshop, $40/ 2 workshop
milonga: $5/affiliates, $10/community, $0 with workshop(s)


Black Commuity Services Center, Stanford, CA (at intersection of Lomita Dr and Santa Teresa Str)

GCC Parking

Most places are OK to park on the weekends, but check the signs. Make sure to put “Stanford” as the city in your GPS.

About Sharna

1. Visiting from LA

2. Teaches at UCLA and Oxygen Tango

Shana holds an MFA in Dance and has been involved with tango in all kinds of ways since 1997. She toured with the acclaimed all-woman company TangoMujer, based in NYC, from 2003-2006, and directed her own company, Sharna Fabiano Tango, in Washington, DC between 2006-2010. Her choreographic work explores the tango tradition as it intersects with other dance and theater disciplines. She has created both improvised and choreographed tangos, tangos that turn upside down, tangos with objects and furniture, solo tangos, invisible tangos, silent tangos, and tangos in disguise. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches in the Departments of Theater and World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA and at Oxygen Tango. More at www.sharnafabiano.com


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