New Beginner’s Progression Class

Project Tango is pleased to offer a five-week beginner’s progression series at the weekly CELLSpace Alternative Milonga on Wednesday nights!

The first course will run from September 14 through October 19 (no class on October 5).  You will learn the basic vocabulary, etiquette, and musicality of Argentine Tango.

Registration is $75 for five weeks, which covers the cost of all classes and the CELLSpace Alternative Milonga afterwards.  Register at the front desk beforehand or at the first class on September 14.  No partner or prior experience necessary, but dancers may find it helpful to attend a drop-in beginner class or two beforehand.

Our first progression series will be taught by Emily Webb.  Emily began her love affair with partner dancing in 1996. Starting out as a Lindy Hopper, through the years she transitioned through Tango, Salsa, Blues, and Fusion dance. Today, Emily teaches Tango and Fusion dancing across the U.S.; and she is the co-creator of Mission Fusion and Tango Atipico, monthly San Francisco dances.

Project Tango will continue to offer a beginner drop-in class for those who miss the start of this progression series.

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Upcoming Special Nights 2016

8/31 – Performance, Classes, & Boutique by Tango Con*Fusion!

9/14-10/19 – Beginner’s progression classes!

9/21 – Live Music with Trio Garufa + violinist Mayumi Urgino

10/5 – milonga closed

10/19 – Live Music with La Orquesta Fusion Tango (LOFT)

11/16 – Live Music with Cuarteto Puentes + Ville Hiltula

11/23 – milonga closed for Thanksgiving eve

11/30 – possible live music TBA

12/14 – Live Music with Tangonero

12/28 – milonga closed

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8/10 Live Music + “Duo” Theme Night!

Live Music with Duo Fuertes Varnerin from Argentina!

Theme: Dynamic Duo/Twins/”Seeing Double”

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7/20 milonga closed

See you 7/27!

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7/13 – 13th Anniversary of CELLspace w/ Live Music & Theme night!

Live Music with Cuarteto Puentes!

13th Anniversary Theme: Lace &/or Faux Fur

please note: 7/20 CELLspace Milonga will be closed

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6/8 “Sadie Meets CELLspace” – Reinforcing our Equal Opportunity in Tango Policy

*6/8 Main Event: Live Music with Quinta Tango, our first all-female group!

*6/8 Theme: “Sadie Hawkins” Night CELLspace-Style! (also “Challenge your Comfort zone” night)

“Followers’ Choice” is just a starting point, for those followers who might not usually ask leaders to dance on usual nights. Of course, followers can cabeceo leaders on ANY night and vice versa on any night, including this night. Some self-described “traditionalist” followers in our community have asked for this theme. We strive to be an INclusive community, including traditionalists who want to challenge their usual comfort zones.

In addition to role reversals, we encourage you to challenge your own comfort zones  by cabeceo’ing

– someone at a different level of skill or musicality from yourself (e.g. beginners asking intermediate dancers; advanced asking beginners, etc.),

–  someone whom you haven’t danced with before,

– or asking someone to dance for just one song instead of a whole tanda.

These are just a few examples we’d like everyone to try on any night, but at this milonga we are giving overt encouragement to step out of your own “box.” What is/are your challenge(s), should you choose to accept it/them?

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6/1 Mr. Tango shoes raffles FREE shoes

Mr. Tango shoes will raffle a FREE pair of shoes at the milonga this Wed, 6/1!

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6/8 Quinta Tango live music & “Sadie Hawkins” Night CELLspace-Style!

Special dates:

6/8 – QUINTA TANGO live music; “Sadie Hawkins” Night CELLspace-Style!

7/13 – CUARTETO PUENTES live music; 13TH ANNIVERSARY of CELLspace Milonga! special theme: Lace &/or Faux Fur

7/20 – milonga closed

8/10 – DUO FUERTES VARNERIN live music

8/31 – Performance, Classes, & Boutique by Tango Con*Fusion!

9/21 – TRIO GARUFA + violinist MAYUMI URGINO live music

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5/11 Springtime Theme Night & Live Music!

Live Music with Redwood Tango Ensemble!

Celebrate with us in Spring colors and/or flowers!

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4/27 Live music with LOFT Orchestra!

Our very own Project Tango-sponsored community orchestra La Orquesta Fusion Tango (LOFT) plays this Wed, 4/27! Come dance to the live music of the only tango orchestra with a ukulele!

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