Alexis & Sherman Workshop
Alexis and Sherman
Argentine tango workshop
October 6th – 7th 2018
Alexis Weinkauf began her tango career in Bozeman over ten years ago, and since has also become a teacher, organizer, and DJ. She has studied with milongueros throughout the country; her inspirations include but are not limited to Homer and Christiana Ladas, Nick Jones and Diana Cruz, and Vania Rey. She continues her study in Indianapolis with Oscar Casas. Her motto is “If you can walk, you can tango.”
Sherman ‘Sly’ Salangad has intently been studying tango in San Francisco for fifteen years. He pays homage to his long time teachers Chelsea Eng and Christy Cote, his teachers Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt, and Homer and Christina Ladas. He is a proficient leader and follower in all styles of tango–milonguero, salon, and nuevo, and has fun developing his own ‘style’.
4 Classes and a Milonga
1:00-2:15 Dance moves for crowded spaces — all levels
This class will explore patterns for when you don’t have much room to move. Knowledge of the ‘basic 8′ and the molenete (or giro), as well as close embrace will be helpful for this class.
2:30-3:45 Ready, Set, Boleo — intermediate
Whether you are a beginner at boleos or a pro, this class will help you examine the timing and geometry of ‘with’ and ‘against’ circular boleos, making them smooth and graceful.
1:00-2:15 Sacadas: Original and Diet — intermediate/advanced
There are many ways to categorize sacadas; we will break them down into these: illusion of displacing the trailing leg, and the displacement by making contact.
2:30-3:45 Cadena Cadena! — advanced
The cadena is a very fun complex chain step that we will break down piece by piece so that you, too, can impress on the dance floor.
All events are at the Montana Ballet Company Studio
(2304 N 7th Ave, Suite C-3, Bozeman, MT 59718)
Use the same entrance as for the Verge Theater.
Note: Please help us protect the studio floor. Make sure any shoes you plan to wear are free of sharp edges or points that might cut or scratch the floor surface. Thank you!
$18 Each class
or pay a la carte at the door – cash or check
Sherman and Alexis are available to teach private lessons.
$70 Private Lesson
A small room at the ballet studio is being made available Saturday evening and most times Sunday for $15/hr. Alternately you may provide your own space.
Contact Alexis or Sherman directly or email email@example.com to schedule a time slot as soon as possible.
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