Alexis & Sherman Workshop

Alexis and Sherman

An argentine tango workshop

August 25th – 27th

Alexis Weinkauf began her tango career in Bozeman nearly 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 fourteen 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


7:30-10:00 Teahouse Tango at Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse with DJ Alexis



2:00-3:15 Comprehensive close embrace from the beginning

The basics of close embrace. We will learn close embrace connection with our partner, and the very important changing of weight and walking with ease. Learn how to travel down the floor, how to stay in one place (for the crowded floor), and cadencias (turns) to both the left and right.

3:30-4:15 Living in cross system

Can be done in open embrace, or take your close embrace further here.  We will learn several ways of transitioning into cross system, traveling in cross system, and transitioning between the different elements of cross system.

8:00-midnight Milonga with DJ Alexis



2:00-3:15 One sacada, two sacada, red sacada, blue sacada

Takes our cross system class further with sacadas. We’ll learn a series of sacadas with fancy changes of direction and changes of weight. Put your sacada hats on!

3:30-4:15 Unique barridas

Will explore some common barridas, and some uncommon ways to execute them, plus a couple barridas you rarely see but are mucho fun and will impress your friends!


All Saturday and Sunday events are at the MAC (1871 S 22nd Ave, Bozeman, MT 59718)

Townshend’s Bozeman Teahouse (402 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715)



$15 Each class

$10 Milonga

$65 Everything (Students $60)

at the door – cash or check

Sherman and Alexis are both available to teach private lessons.  The best times to schedule one are before and after workshop classes.

Alexis $35

Sherman $55

Contact Alexis or Sherman directly or email



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