Mark your calendars for May 25th -27th 2018
For Details Click www.alegriaminitango.com
We are SO EXCITED to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Alegria Mini Tango Festival in New Britain , CT May 25th-27th 2018 Memorial Day Weekend.
We have selected unique, friendly, outstanding teachers to bring you their talent and finest teaching styles that will enhance your dancing and make for a most memorable weekend.
We bring you an exceptional Festival in a new venue, with fine dining, live music, talented DJs, and passionate, friendly dancers. It is Alegria after all…..
Their bios and festival details are detailed at: www.alegriaminitango.com
Your holiday weekend will feature:
Eight (8) options of Professional Classes to choose from
Five (5) Milonga with 20 hours of dancing
Live music/band by Pedro Giraudo, “Tango Quartet “ from NYC
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Mark your calendars for May 26th -29th 2017,Memorial Day Weekend
Dance…., Connect….., Make friends ……, and Just Have Fun .
Is The Word
Teachers and Performers :
This year we are delighted to host our new teachers and performers from Buenos Aires
Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez.
And by popular demand, we bring back..
Oscar Casas and Jesica Arfenoni.
- The Garage Dance Studio & Gallery –1385 East st., New Britain Ct 06053
- (The Garage Dance Studio is a new, unique and well-appointed dance studio. We usually hold our classes and monthly Milongas at the Garage studio. During the festival 4 classes will be held at the Garage, refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided during the classes and the break time.
- Back Nine Restaurant @ Stanley Golf Course: 245 Hartford Rd, New Britain, CT 06053.
- If you are a golfer then Stanley Golf Course is a place for you, it is a beautiful 27 hole public golf course including a Teaching Academy & 19 station driving range (10 of the range bays are covered) located just minutes from Hartford in New Britain, CT close to major highways. Stanley Golf Course is one of the top Hartford area golf option.)
- This will be our first time holding the event at this venue , it is a charming banquet area with wood floor, All the fesitaivl milongas will be held At the Back nine Tavern and it will provide a very reasonable cash bar each night during the Milongas. They will also run a cafe/tavern menu during the day, so that you can recharge and get your nourishment right on site!
6:30 PM Open Doors and Registration
7:00- 8:30 PM Dinner 3 course meal, meet and greet @ Back Nine Restaurant banquet hall Stanley Golf Course
Welcome Milonga at 9:00pm -2:00am with informal dance presentation by the professional teachers.
DJ Angelo Martucci
(A = Garage Dance Studio; B = Back Nine Tavern)
(Class 1A) – (Oscar Casas & Jesica Arfenoni )
VALS : Little steps with typical accelerations for the Vals porteño
This workshop will propose some nice little combinations especially designed to dance the specific rhythm 1-2/1-3 or 1-2-3-1 of the Vals porteño – a discovery of those who are less experienced in Vals, a further enrichment in musicality for the more expert Vals dancers. More complex combinations for advanced dancers. (Inter/Adv. level)
(Class 1B) – (Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez)
Old Style Tango of the 20s, 30s
This style of dancing is an older style of tango. It is a class to make you understand the cadence to dance the music before 1940s – Canaro and Victor orchestra – adapted to nowadays but keeping the essence of that epoch. Rediscovering old leads with no pivots, complementary leads, rough and grounded energy. (All levels)
2:00 pm- 3:30pm
(Class 2A) – (Oscar Casas and Jesica Arfenoni )
Tango : Turns (Giros) They are essential to make the dance flow and to navigate the dance floor. We will break down how giros work structurally, technically and rhythmically. From that foundation you can build any Giro you want, opening up a world of possibilities for improvisation!
(Class 2B) – (Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez)
“Musicality, D’Arienzo vs Di Sarli”.
Left to Right Walking: Di Sarli vs D’Arienzo , 8 cortado: Di Sarli vs D’Arienzo, Basic Turn (Right): Di Sarli vs D’Arienzo (Soldadito de plomo), Ochos: Di Sarli vs D’Arienzo. (Intermediate level)
***Sunday 5/27 ***
12:00 pm- 1:30pm
(Class 3A) – (Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez)
Neotango, we will present an original sequence with several Nuevo elements to alternative music. This workshop will work on fundamental techniques such as axis and balance, dynamics and the active role of the woman, connection, trust between the partners… without forgetting the musicality. More complex variations for more advanced dancers. (Adv. level)
(Class 3B) – (Oscar Casas & Jesica Arfenoni)
100% Cadence (Cadensia) – A mystical classic Milonguero movement that softens the general movement through the famous tango suspensions (Inter. Level).
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
(Class 4A) – (Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez)
Milonga: The Utopia of Traspie and its connection with Milonga lisa. Milonga as it should be danced. This class teaches how to dance Milonga as a separate and different dance from the tango or waltz. (Inter. Adv) (all levels)
(Class 4B) – (Oscar Casas and Jesica Arfenoni) –
TANGO : Boleos, Milogueros in close embrace. Experience fluid changes in directions and variations of footwork necessary to dance in small space. Using movements of Boleos in close embrace to represents musical effects without using space on the dance floor.
(All Milongas held at the Back Nine Tavern of Stanley Golf Course
Friday May 25th
Welcome Milonga – 9 – 2 am – @ Back Nine Tavern
Informal Performance by the teachers.
DJ Angelo Martucci
Saturday May 26th
White Sangria Afternoon Milonga – 3 – 6:30pm @ Back Nine Tavern – DJ TBD
Milonga Magica Gala – 9-2 am @ Back Nine Tavern with Live Music “Tango Quartet” from NYC.
Performance by Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez
DJ MUNA Swairjo
Sunday May 27
Red, White & Blue Milonga 3pm – 6:30 pm with BBQ @ Back Nine Tavern
Al le Libertad Milonga & Gala 8:30pm -1am @ Back Nine Tavern
Performance by Oscar Casas & Jesica Arfenoni
DJ Rodrigue Saraibe
Lodging & Accommodation :
Coming to the Mini-Tango Festival and need somewhere to stay?
Special pricing available May 24th-27th at both locations!
We have two hotel accommodation options for you:
Room Rate : $139 single or double occupancy
- DELAMAR WEST HARTFORD.
Address : 1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 phone . 860.937.2500 Hotel class : 4-star hotel 5.1 miles away from venues
Room rate: $ 225 single or double occupancy
This is a very busy weekend for the hotels and rooms are filling up fast!
Reserve your rooms ASAP to ensure availability.
Tango Boutique / Accessories :
1. Tango Attire by Stella Mary Creations click on Tango Boutique Montreal
2. Turquoise Tango shoes by Simonize Cekovic-Vuletic click on Tango Affairs
Private Lessons: one hour increments) Frida , Saturday & Sunday.
Private Lessons are available by appointment call Muna Swairjo @ 860-883-9020 for booking,
More Dancing, Less Classes.
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