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Come and enjoy dancing to Live Music at the Milonga Sentimental!

The Motion Arts Center studio in San Mateo has state of the art sound equipment, inviting mood lighting and a beautiful & spacious dance floor that feels so good to dance on. We will serve delicious food appetizers and drinks. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments!

 

SATURDAY SEPT 17th, 2016:

7:30pm-9pm Tango and Musicality Class taught by Maria Blanco & Guillermo Garcia "The Quintessential Milonguero": Changes of Front, Cadence, Rhythm and Pause this workshop we will work on classic step figures and the "secrets" that make them have that expressive milonguero feel. Focusing on both followers and leaders, we will study how to move with "cadencia, ritmo y pausa", and how to flow musically through the line of dance by mastering "cambios de frente". The class is for Intermediate and Advanced Level Dancers.

 

9pm-1am Milonga with Live Music by Seth Asarnow (Piano), Adrian Jost (Bandoneon) & Guillermo Garcia (Guitar) and DJ Gustavo Hornos!

 

PRICE: 

$25 Workshop with Guest Teachers

$30 Workshop + Milonga

$20 Milonga with Live Music

 

LOCATION:

Motion Arts Center

217 S Claremont St

San Mateo, CA 9440

 

HOSTS:

Gustavo & Jesica Hornos

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Registration

is now open!

3 DAY TANGO INTENSIVE with WORLD TANGO MASTERS JULIO BALMACEDA & VIRGINIA VASCONI ! THIS IS JULIO & 'VIRGINIAS ONLY & EXCLUSIVE EVENT IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 2018.  

 

*PLEASE NOTE:

Workshops are for Intermediate and Advanced Level dancers only.

You can register with or without a partner, we will rotate during the workshops if you come by yourself.

Limited Spaces Available, Register Soon!

 

 

SCHEDULE FRIDAY SEPT 28th, 2018

7:30pm - 9pm: WORKSHOP #1

"How to Make Spiral Movements in Tango."

 

9:15pm - 10:45pm WORKSHOP #2

"Vals: How to Make Rhythmic Movements with Different Dance Combinations."

 

 

SCHEDULE SATURDAY SEPT 29th, 2018

11:00am-12:30pm: WORKSHOP #3

"Tango Structures in Cross System to Enhance your Improvisation Skills."

 

1pm-2:30pm: WORKSHOP #4

"Milonga with Traspie: How to Interpret the Music with your Feet."

 

(Break Time)

 

PRE-MILONGA WORKSHOP

7:30pm-9pm: "Vals Rhythm: How to Navigate the Dance Floor with the Focus on the Musicality."

9pm-1am Milonga with DJ Gustavo Hornos

10:30pm Performance by Julio Balmaceda & Virginia Vasconi!

 

 

SCHEDULE SUNDAY SEPT 30th, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm: WORKSHOP #5

"Change of Directions in Tango Using Pivots for Leaders & Followers."

 

2:45pm-4:15pm: WORKSHOP #6

"Syncopation in Vals Rhythm for Leaders & Followers."

 

LOCATION:

MOTION ARTS CENTER

217 South Claremont St,

San Mateo, CA 94401

 

PRICE & REGISTRATION: (buy online or at the door, prices are per person)

$45 Per Workshop

$80 Two Workshops

$210 All Six workshops

 

 

 

 

 

MILONGA TICKETS: (buy at the door only, prices are per person)

$40 Pre-Milonga Workshop + Grand Milonga Sentimental with Show by the Maestros.

$20 Grand Milonga Sentimental only with Show by the Maestros.

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS with JULIO BALMACEDA & VIRGINIA VASCONI: 

They will be available for privates at the Motion Arts Center in San Mateo, CA. Please contact us to book your appointment (spots are limited, sign up now).

 

 

ABOUT JULIO BALMACEDA & VIRGINIA VASCONI:

Coming from different backgrounds, Julio and Virginia started to dance together in 2015. Virginia took her first dance steps in her mother's gym at age five and later she studied classical ballet and artistic gymnastics.  She graduated as a translator of English at the Faculty of Languages in the Province of Cordoba.  She is a Jazz dance teacher, proficient in Latin rhythms, stretching, classical ballet and contemporary dance. She started with Tango in 2008 and immediately  became a member of the famous DNI Dance Company and School until 2015. She has performed in the most prestigious Milongas and Theaters of Buenos Aires . She has performed in several international festivals such as the CITA ( Argentine Tango International Congress), Ciudanza Festival (Buenos Aires), El Misterio Tango (Buenos Aires), Tango en Punta ( Punta del Este), White Tango Festival ( Moscow), Nevskaya Milonga (St. Petersburg), Chicago Tango Week (USA), Toronto Festival ( Canada), DNI Week in Mantova (Italy), Tango Week in Castellabate (Italy), Fireworks on the Dance floor Festival (Ann Arbor, USA). She has been teaching Tango in different cities of Europe, Canada and USA and Asia.  In 2014 she was judge in all the categories for the St. Petersburg Tango Championship. Currently, she continues her training in yoga, modern dance, stretching, ballet, and theater in order to enhance her skills as a tango dancer, teacher and performer.

 

Julio, Argentine tango dancer and choreographer, is considered one of the most important teachers around the world due to his unique style and pedagogy. He started his career with Corina De La Rosa in 1996 until 2015. In 1998 he performed in Broadway with "Forever Tango", whose staff was nominated for the Tony Awards for the best choreography. He also  

performed at The Carnegie Hall, in a tribute to Astor Piazzolla together with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito de Rivera and Gary Burton. In 2008 he choreographed his own show "Corazon a Corazon" in Tarbes, France. During 2011, he performed and choreographed  the musical "Tita, Una Vida en Tiempo de Tango” directed By Nacha Guevara in a prestigious theater of

Buenos Aires and he was nominated by the ACE Award as the best choreographer of the musical. In 2013, he participated in the show “Tango Tranzas” in Sydney, Australia. He is also a judge member of the Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires since the beginning of it. In 2013 he was also a judge member of the European Tango Championship held in Rome. In 2015 he was the Head Judge in Korea Tango Championship. Currently, he travels the world to perform and to teach seminars and workshops in very important venues. Also, he has his own school "Zaraza Tango" in Buenos Aires.

 

Julio and Virginia have created a unique style recognized for their interpretation of the music and their dynamic. They combine elegance with technique, elasticity with strength, to create the perfect ingredients for beautiful, passionate and talented tango.

 

 

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