We are thrilled to present Joaquin Amenabar's Musicality Workshops 2018 !
Reserve your spot now since they will sell out fast!
Limited to 32 dancers per workshop. Day passes will go on sale depending on

Tuesday July 24th, 8 to 9.30
Workshop # 1: Tango rhythm: the basic units of tango rhythm: simple, double and
half time step. Recognizing these units in the music and using them while we dance.

9.45 to 11.15 pm
Workshop # 2: The melody as a rhythmic element in tango. What does it means to
“dance to the melody” in tango? Why do we dance the melody in tango?
Differences betweeen tango and other dances. Difference between dancing the
basic rythm and dancing the melody.

Wednesday July 25th ,8 to 9.30 pm
Workshop # 3: Milonga:   simple, double time and traspié. Placing these units
according to the milonga rythm and also with the melody.

9.45 to 11.15 pm
Workshop # 4:Argentinian Walz: rythmical units of the argentinian walz . Comparison
with tango rhythmical units.  Different types of double time in walz.

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Tuesday, July 31st 8 to 9.30 pm
Workshop #1
Syncopation in Tango: dancing with syncopation is super easy if we do it intuitively
avoiding the technical explanation from the musicians. The intuitive approach of
syncopation and it’s application on tangos with different orchestras. Simple ideas
to apply in syncopation.

9.45 to 11.15 pm
Workshop # 2:  The “off beat” in tango and milonga. The off bet is a simple step in
which the accentuation has been displaced. It’s creates a very particular feeling to
dance to it and it’s very frecuent in tango and milonga.

Wednesday, August 1st, 8 to 9.30 pm
Workshop #3
Dancing to the singer:
The melody in tango can be played by the bandoneón , violín, or... the singer !!  how
do we dance the singer?  how has singing changed through tango history?  
dancing with the singers in the 30's , 40's and 50's   What makes a good singer to
dance to ?   All this items will be discussed and illustrated with many examples
during the workshops and we'll learn how to dance in each situation.  

Workshop # 4, 9.45 to 11.15 pm
Milonga level 2: Dancing to the milonga melody makes us differenciate the double
time in the “traspie”, in syncopation of 3-3-2 and in off beat. It’s the most creative
and fun way to dance milonga.

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About Joaquin Amenabar's Musicality Workshops

Joaquín Amenábar plays Bandoneón as a soloist as well as with his tango orchestra
"Orquesta Típica de la Guardia Vieja". He dances tango since 1994. He has
combined both disciplines and created an absolutely unique and practical method
for teaching tango music to dancers without musical education.

His method doesn't use any technical musical language at all. It allows the dancers
to learn and incorporate to their dance all the different rhythmic units of tango
music, from the simplest to the most complicated ones using a simple dancer's

Throughout the different courses, dancers of all levels can improve their musicality
while dancing tango, being the first level course the best first tango class a dancer
could take before starting to learn steps and figures.

No steps are taught in these classes. The workshops are not theorical and the
dancers are moving in the dance floor working on the different exercises all
throughout the class. In these workshops no difficult steps or figures are used,
even though in the higher musical levels of difficulty.
We really encourage you to participate in as many workshops as you can!
One workshop $30 (not available yet)
Four workshops $100.-

To reserve your spot, please click on the link and pay through Paypal or send a
check to Silvia Askenazi, 381 West 6th St San Pedro, California with a note
specifying what workshop level you are paying for.