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March 18-19: Argentine tango workshop in Little Rock with Oscar Casas and Jesica Arfenoni!

Come learn from renowed tango instructor Oscar Casas when he returns to Little Rock -- this time with fellow instructor and World Tango Salon Champion Jesica Arfenoni!

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling conflict, the location for the Saturday classes and milonga has changed. They will be at Let's Dance studio, 7509 Cantrell Road, suite 110 in Little Rock. It's in the back of the Tanglewood shopping center at Cantrell and Mississippi.

The classes on Sunday will be at Club 27, in the former Juanita's location at 614 President Clinton Avenue in the River Market. 

Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just getting started, you won't want to miss the chance to learn from these two masters from Buenos Aires!

The weekend will include classes on Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, and a milonga (social dance) on Saturday evening with performances by Oscar and Jesica. 

Oscar will also be teaching a special all-levels class on Thursday, March 16, at a special tango night at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Here's the schedule for the weekend workshop:

Saturday, March 18

1-2:30 p.m. TANGO TECHNIQUE: Vital elements for a social dance.

3-4:30 p.m. BARRIDAS (SWEEPS): Technique and combinations.

8:30-11:30: Milonga (social dance) with performances by Oscar and Jesica!

Sunday, March 19

1-2:30 p.m. FUN WITH SACADAS: Technique and combinations.

3-4:30 p.m. TOTAL VALS: Musicality, accents and steps.

The Saturday classes and milonga will be at Let's Dance, 7509 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. The Sunday classes will be at Club 27, at 614 President Clinton Avenue in the River Market.

The price is $25 per class, with an early-bird discount price of $20 per class for registration and payment received by midnight on March 12. The price for full-time students with ID is $15 per class. Admission to the Saturday night milonga is $10, or FREE for those taking all four classes.

You can sign up and pay now with a credit card or Paypal account by making a selection and clicking on "add to cart" below.

 

Oscar and Jesica will also be available for private lessons March 16-19. Email us for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Here's some more information about Oscar and Jesica:

Oscar Casas grew up in Buenos Aires, breathing tango. His father was a milonguero who organized milongas in Parque Patricios, a tango barrio in Buenos Aires. Oscar is a well-known figure in the milongas of Buenos Aires, and his distinctive style is greatly admired by other milongueros.

Oscar’s improvisational dance reflects some current techniques of different styles of tango but never loses the spirit of the Old Guard. He believes that tango is “a feeling that is danced” and, for him, tango is endlessly fresh and fun

Jesica Arfenoni is the World Champion of Tango Pista 2013.
She does tours around the world teaching and performing in different countries such as Italy, Asia, England, USA, Germany, France, Indonesia, Bali, among many others.

She worked in Tango companies performing shows in Brazil and Argentina for several years and is also a Folklore dancer. Jesica was a juror in championships in Russia, Argentina, Chile among others.
Jesica exudes elegance, combining simplicity and complexity, and emphasizing the original tango essence.

 

 

 

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