Murat and Michelle are two of the most creative and dynamic teachers of Argentine tango in the world. For two years running they've received the highest evaluations of any teachers at Valentango and their last workshop with us got rave reviews. Their classes go far beyond teaching steps and patterns: they open up new ways to engage with the music, our partners, and our own movements in this beautiful dance.
M&M dance and teach all over the world. As teachers they're approachable, clear, dynamic, and very funny; as dancers they're an incredible treat to watch. A chance to spend a whole weekend learning from them is not to be missed!
Check out the Website for more info on The Class Schedule. Don't be fooled by the simple-sounding titles! There's a lot of depth underneath each one.
$140 for the Whole Workshop, $20 per Class, $12 per Milonga, $15 Diagnostic Practica
Monday April 16th
Michelle and Murat teach these lessons separately and each have six available one-hour slots. A private lesson from teachers of this caliber can really impact your dancing in a short time. The charge is $120/hour lesson whether individual or couple, so feel free to partner up with a friend to share the lesson. To sign up, contact Chris Dorsi.
If you have a card table you can lend: email Grace or call her at 406-499-5541. It will be thoroughly clothed by us so don't worry about its appearance.
Looking for some wonderful new or gently-used tango clothes and shoes? The TangoExchange will be set up in the banquet room right next door to the ballroom and will be full of lots of great stuff. Bring your checkbook and/or some of your tango things to sell. If you're selling, please bring hangers and tags identifying yourself as the seller and the price of the item. Lori and Jenni are organizing the TangoExchange, and will be available in between classes if you have questions.
If you need housing during the M & M Workshop or can provide housing on short notice (including floor space for someone with a sleeping bag), please contact Patrick.
Putting on the M & M workshop is a community effort and we can use all the help we can get! If you're interested in helping out in any way, please contact Grace. She has a list of volunteer opportunities, including everything from buying snacks to staffing the registration desk to decorating for the milonga. The master volunteer list will also be available for sign up at our classes, practicas, and milongas. You can look it over on the TangoHelena M&M workshop page, and decide what you want to do. Any help you can give would be WAY appreciated!
The final day of M & M there will be a post workshop gathering at Linda Angeloni's house. We encourage anyone attending to bring a dish or if bringing is dish is too difficult (including out-of-towners) you can bring chips, drinks, or something easy. The potluck will be casual and we'll have paper plates and silverware available for this social get-together after the workshop.
There will be a music jam there during and after the potluck for anyone interested. We currently have a bando, piano, and violin players and are still looking for a bass!
6:30 to 8:30 pm at TangoHelena's Dance Studio, 15 Placer St.
We have an intersession practica on April 12th. There are tango dancers of all levels of experience, and everyone dances with everyone else. It's a great chance to practice your dance!
8:00pm-12:00 midnight at The Montana Club 6th Floor Ballroom, 24 W 6th Ave
DJ: Jorge Villalva Van Bove
Our resident Argentinian is making his DJ debut! Jorge worked in a tango club in Buenos Aires, so we will get a taste of the music he danced to every night at El Viejo Correo. The milonga will be at the usual spot at the top of the Montana Club. There will be a free beginner's lesson from 8-8:30.
$9, $8 for FROTH Members, $5 for Students
6:30pm-9:45pm at 15 Placer St Studio
We are trying a NEW FORMAT for our Thursday night classes beginning April 19th. We will have THREE 1-hour classes beginning at 6:15 pm!
Six Thursday evenings, April 19th - May 24th. Location: our TangoHelena dance studio, 15 Placer St, across from the downtown Post Office. NOTE NEW START TIMES: 6:15 pm for the Tango Basics class, 7:30 pm for Beyond Basics, and 8:30 pm for Continuing Tango.
Tango Basics Classes are for anyone who wants to learn this wonderful dance. No experience or partner necessary. We rotate partners throughout class. Please bring slippery-soled shoes (no street shoes on the dance floor). More experienced students can attend the basic class (in addition to their own class) at no extra charge to work on technique and welcome the new people. $40 per person, $70 per couple.
Beyond Basics Classes are for those who have had at least two six-week series of Tango Basics classes. This is the place to continue to work on your technique and start learning a few more complicated moves, but still at a relatively slow pace. This is considered an upper-level Beginner's class. $45 per person, $80 per couple.
Continuing Tango Classes are great for experienced dancers wanting to learn intermediate moves and technique. The pace of this class is somewhat faster. Prerequisite: two six-week Beyond Basics classes (or equivalent) and permission of the instructor. (Please talk to your instructor if you are ready to graduate into Continuing Tango, or Contact TangoHelena.) $45 per person, $80 per couple.
Tango Basics with Linda Angeloni and Joe O'Connor : 6:15 - 7:15 pm $40/single, $70/couple. Free to Beyond Basics and Continuing Tango students.
Practica: 7:15 - 7:30 pm Practice dance open to all. Free.
Beyond Basics with Grace Hodges and Patrick Marsolek. Topic this series: Fun with Crosses. 7:30 to 8:30 pm $45/single, $80/couple. Free to Continuing Tango students. At least two series of Tango Basics required as prerequisite.
Continuing Tango with Julie Tabler and Phil Robison. Topic this series: Ganchos, Sacadas, and the Sliding Embrace. 8:30 - 9:30 pm $45/single, $80/couple. At least two series of Beyond Basics required as prerequisite.
Practica: 9:30 - 9:45 pm Practice dance open to all. Free.
Drop-ins pay $10 per class, or $9 ($1 off each class) for FROTH members & students.
FROTH 2011 memberships will expire on March 31, so please renew between now and April 1st (no fooling!) to continue enjoying your FROTH discount. FROTH stands for FRiends Of TangoHelena and is one way you can show your support for our vibrant tango community and get a discount on TangoHelena events in the process. FROTH Memberships cost $25 annually and entitle you to one dollar off every milonga and every class session for a year! Or, you could buy the EVERYTHING PASS for $295 annually that covers every TangoHelena event (except workshops) for a year! You can sign up at our website, sign up at your next class or milonga, or mail your check (made out to TangoHelena) to TangoHelena 14 South Raleigh Helena MT, 59601.