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TANGO ARGENTINO STRAIGHT from BUENOS AIRES – STUDYING with THE BEST!!!

LUIZA & MARCELO ALMIRON "LOS ALMIS"

 

We invite you to our regular courses of tango argentino and the weekend workshops.
We dance all the tango styles (tango salon, milonguero, nuevo, show, tango-vals, milonga and canyengue).

We have 25 YEARS of EXPERIENCE in tango and teaching!!!

We are the only school in Warsaw with an Argentinean maestro straight from Buenos Aires (Marcelo) – professional dancer, choreographer and teacher who has a vast experience derived from the best teachers and maestros. His wife Luiza is accompanying him in his life and work. Not only does she learned tango in Buenos Aires but she was teaching there in one of the most popular traditional milongas:  El Beso.
We offer you tango argentino straight from the cradle of tango - from BUENOS AIRES – in all its shades and colors !!!

Group classes take place in Warsaw.
Private classes by phone appointment.
Details about days and hours of our classes you will find in the section: CLASS SCHEDULE.
Below you will find description of our classes:

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TANGO MILONGUERO course „We dance heart to heart and with the heart”

Teachers: Marcelo & Luiza Almiron

Tango milonguero is a tango style danced only in a very close intimate embrace. Called also tango estilo del centro, confiteria style, petitero or apilado. This a social dance, invented especially for milongas and small crowded spaces. Partners dance in a position “heart to heart” (corazon con corazon). You can dance in a slightly out-of-axis posture, leaning against each other or sharing axis.

Attention! Remember the woman does not „lie” heavy or „hang” on the man – this is a wrong opinion of those who do not dance in close embrace (or do not know how to dance in close embrace). In the classes we will explain you all the details, differences and possibilities. Dancing in this style is really comfortable, nice and you can learn milonguero style faster than any other tango style. Everybody who participated in our clases can confirm that.

This dance is „towards inside” not for showing off. The greatest value here plays the closeness between partners, attentive presence and self expression with another person; It underlines inner experience, sensual feelings, sense of security and comfort. In this style we dance for each other, not for public. It’s continuous improvisation, playing, fun, passion and unique interpretation of music by both follower and leader. It is individual self expression in the dance while being in contact with another person. Here you live in the moment, by inner deep sensations and feelings and by being with another person.
This style is available for everybody, although at the very beginning demands effort and patience.

To call yourself a Milonguero – it is not enough to dance in this style.  Milongueros are those who dance ofen in the milongas, know how to find themselves in the small space available during the dance and how to adapt to it – those who respect the codes and etiquette of the milonga. Tango is a social dance where we share the space with other couples – and this demands respect and adequate behavior in the dancing floor.

Milonguero style describes the tango, which was developed in milongas of Buenos Aires after during the end of Epoca de Oro (late 40ies and beginning of 50ies). It was also called: tango estilo del centro, confiteria style or petitero. It was danced in the smaller and more crowded confiterias and night clubs. Style became more compact, the embrace is maintained in the closed position throughout the dance, usually in a posture with a slight forward lean. Movements are smaller, with less ornamentation but varied with the rhythmic variation of the music.  In this époque ocho cortado was developed and very popular (the figure we can call now the “emblem” of this style). This is the dominant style danced presently in the milongas of Buenos Aires. Although the name itself „milonguero style” hasn’t been used until 1990-ies.

In this style you do not change the embrace during the dance. Posture and position lets the partners to keep small space between the feet of each other, figures are compact, easy to navigate in the crowded floor, steps are short. The embrace is maintained in the closed slightly leaned position. The woman doesn’t have the chance to execute full pivots.

In the milonguero course we will show you how to dance in the milonga, in the small space, how to manage the limits of the space available, how to lead form the chest, what is possible and what is not. In the classes you will learn the base and technique of the milonguero style which was created especially for the milongas – better said: for the milongas of that époque before. You will get to know both technique and a selected range of figures such as caminatas milongueras, ochos milongueros, giros, contragiros and typical steps of milonguero. Gradually we will leave the “aescetic” apilado form to develop the dance in the shared axis and we will explain why it is so. During the course we will build the range of possible figueres and elements. We will show you milonguero secrets, interesting solutions and how to combine them so finally you will be able to create your own dance.

The course on the first level lasts for 1 year. Later you can continue on the 2nd level.

 

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TANGO TRADICIONAL / SALON

Teachers: Marcelo & Luiza Almiron

Tango salon is a traditional and probably the most universal style of tango. At the same time is the broadest. We can say that it „contains”: Tango Traditional Tradycyjne (tango of the Old Guard), contemporary Tango Salon and Tango Fantasia (Escenario).

It is worth to know that all this “nomenclature” and  naming of styles is more the case of now, takes roots now – facilitating teaching. Before everybody danced just TANGO :)

This style includes a wide range of solutions – from simple ascetic versions till the other extremity, characterized by richness of figures and possibilities (i.e "escenario”). Thus everybody can find something for themselves here. Tango salon is distinguished by a beautiful straight posture. Each partner dances in their own axis so that they can experiment and create many figures and combinations –useful both in social dance (in milongach) and used in the stage („tango fantasia”). You can dance tango salon both in close and open embrace.

In the classes you will get to know contemporary tango salon. The course covers all the lights and shadows, hidden secrets of this vast style. You will get to know basic fundaments, embrace, technique, way of movement and all the range of figures and solutions of this style. Tango salon is never-ending mine of knowledge about tango, lots of possibilities of interpretation within this style. You will see how this style can be peronalized depending on the couple and on the music.

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„Technique & laces” – tango technique for women

Teacher: Luiza Almiron

If you want to be:

  • Beautiful and atracting attention
  • Precise and elegant
  • Sensual and musical
  • Dynamic and elastic
  • Present and secure in dance

Then those classes are for YOU!!!
You will get to know „lacy” subtle nuances of tango artistry and woman’s technique, basics and subtleties, which create the quality and beauty of your dance.
This is a complete seminar of the technique which is designed for women who want to strengthen their basics and develop advanced skills. During the training you will explore your body and work on its consciousness from a basic level to more difficult and sophisticated details.
Program of the classes includes exercises on different tango elements and figures that covers such areas as: posture, walking, leading of the legs and feet, role of breathing, axis, equilibrium, dissociation, coordination, spiral movement in the body, gancho, boleo, different kinds of embellishments (on the floor and in the air).
Based in those elements we will work not only on the technical aspect of the tango but also on consciousness of details, relaxation and tension (equilibrium of both aspects in the dance), presence in the dance, using the space and precision and beauty of the movement.

The courses are organized as weekend workshops or as a regular 2-stage seminars:
1 part – 3 months
2 part – next 3 months
To participate in the second part it is recommended that you finish previously the first part.

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„FIRULETES de MUJER ” – lady’s embellishments in tango
(level intermediate / advanced)

That is: How to find the beauty, elegance and sensuality without "flying legs up in the ceiling " :)

This is a 2-part workshop dedicated only and exclusively to embellishment of your dance. We  will work on different groups of „adornos”: from simple to more difficult and sofisticated, in the floor and in the air up to their different combinations. You will get to know possibilities of using them depending on the interpreted music, it’s tempo and dynamics. The classes are organized usually as 2 week-end workshops – each lasting 6h.

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„HOW TO BE PORTEÑO AND BAILARIN” – tango technique for men

Teacher: Marcelo Almiron

We invite you to the tango technique with Marcelo, dancer with more then 25-year experience in tango!
He’s and Argentinean, originally from Buenos Aires, so he IS "porteño and bailarin".
He is the only tango dancer in Poland with such vast experience. In the classes he will show you how to “shine” in the floor :))
All levels.Classes are translated into Polish.

In the course we will work intensively “cleaning” every movement of our body in tango – work of the feet, legs and the chest. Program of the classes includes:
Posture and its differences depending on the style, different ways of walking depending on the style and orchestra, work of the legs, feet, work of the chest/ dissociation, body grounding, role of breathing, axis and pivots in axis, balance, lapiz/rulo, enrosque, boleo – men’s embellishment, fluidity and dynamics, leading and coordination.
In each class we will dedicate some time to posture and walking, as it is one of the hardest and most important elements of tango. Then we will work with different exercises from the program above, starting from easy elements and finishing with the complex ones.
The classes are organized in the form of regular weekly course (3months) or week-end workshops.

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TANGO for BEGGINERS (from “0”)

Teachers: Luiza & Marcelo Almiron
Tango course for beginners is traditional tango salon. During the course you will get to know basics of tango and etchnique of movement –such elements as posture, embrace, connection and contact in the coupe and basic figures and their modifications and variations in more difficult versions (the range of figures covered depends on the progress of the group).
During the classes we will gradually develop range of figures and elements. You will get to know interesting solutions and learn how to combine simple and complex  figures slowly creating and developing your dance.

Tango salon is a traditional and probably the most universal style of tango. At the same time is the broadest. We can say that it „contains”: Tango Traditional Tradycyjne (tango of the Old Guard), contemporary Tango Salon and Tango Fantasia (Escenario). It is worth to know that all this “nomenclature” and  naming of styles is more the case of now, takes roots now – facilitating teaching. Before everybody danced just TANGO :)

This style includes a wide range of solutions – from simple ascetic versions till the other extremity, characterized by richness of figures and possibilities (i.e "escenario”). Thus everybody can find something for themselves here. Tango salon is distinguished by a beautiful straight posture. Each partner dances in their own axis so that they can experiment and create many figures and combinations –useful both in social dance (in milongach) and used in the stage („tango fantasia”). You can dance tango salon both in close and open embrace. The woman can execute full pivots in Her own axis.

In the classes you will get to know contemporary tango salon. The course covers all the lights and shadows, hidden secrets of this vast style. You will get to know basic fundaments, embrace, technique, way of movement and all the range of figures and solutions of this style. Tango salon is never-ending mine of knowledge about tango, lots of possibilities of interpretation within this style. You will see how this style can be peronalized depending on the coupe and on the music.

MILONGA course

Teachers: Luiza & Marcelo Almiron
We invite to the regular courses of milonga.
Level: for those who already dance and attent tango classes for minimum a year.
In the program of the cours lots of interesting figures and solutions such as: caminatas and their variations and possibilities, rebotes and their typical and less typical combinations, ochitos, patadidas or giros. We will show you different solutions based in baldosa, vay-venes, crosses or impressive jumps to be used in the milonga.
You will know the difference between milonga lisa and traspie.
We will show you:
- How to play with the steps
- How with 1 simple step surprise the woman
- how from 1 step develop “1001” variations

TANGO-VALS

CANYENGUE – that is: we reach for the roots. You will see how it was before, how they danced in the previous century and what you can do abort it now.

TANGO NUEVO

Thematic workshops with us of invited couples.

Come and enjoy!!!

 

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