March 19-20: Argentine tango workshop with George and Jairelbhi!

Learn from expert tango instructors George and Jairelbhi Furlong from Dallas when they return to Little Rock for a weekend workshop and milonga! UPDATE: class topics now posted!

SECOND UPDATE: George and Jairelbhi will also be teaching at a special tango night at the Arkansas Arts Center on Thursday, March 17.

The weekend event, at Let's Dance studio in Little Rock, will include classes on Saturday and Sunday and a milonga Saturday evening with performances by George and Jairelbhi.

Whether you're a seasoned tango dancer or just getting started, the workshop will offer something for everyone. No partner required. You won't want to miss it!

Here's the schedule:

Saturday, March 19:

1-2:30 p.m. Putting more dance in your steps: Pivots, musicality and more.

3-4:30 p.m. Paradas and pasadas: technique and combinations.

8:30-11:30 milonga (social dance) with performances by George and Jairelbhi!

Sunday, March 20

1-2:30 p.m. Barridas - linear and circular. 

3-4:30 p.m. Fun with milonga.

The studio is at 7509 Cantrell Road, suite 110, in the back of the Tanglewood Shopping Center at Cantrell and Mississippi Avenue (behind the Edwards grocery store).

The price is $25 per class, with an early-bird discount price of $20 per class for registration and payment received by midnight on Sunday, March 13. The price for full-time students with ID is $15 per class. Admission to the milonga is $10, or FREE for those who take all four classes. 


George and Jairelbhi will also be available for private lessons while they're in town. For more information or to schedule a private lesson, email Andy.

You can find lots of information about George and Jairelbhi on their website here.

Here is some info about them:

Born to an Argentinean family, Tango was a presence in George’s life since his early childhood. Thanks to a highly musical family, he started his musical training at age 10 and continued through high school and college.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Jairelbhi began her dance training at age 9, joining Las Voces Blancas, one of the top dance schools for children in the country.  Because of her graceful movements and perseverance, she became part of the school’s dance troupe, making television performances and traveling frequently.

Recognized for their musicality, George and Jairelbhi Furlong have performed and taught in cities throughout the United States, as well as in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and are seen as one of the most promising Argentinge Tango couples of their generation.

They have performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, Lisandro Adrover’s Quinteto,Opus Cuatro, and with bandeonists Horacio Romo and Daniel Binelli. They toured the USA in 2007 as part of the cast of ‘Tango Buenos’, and Mexico in 2008 with the Hugo Patyn Dance Company. Currently they are part of the cast of "This is Tango Now" created by Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo.

Often invited to be part of the most renowned Tango festivals in the United States, George and Jairelbhi created ‘Evolutiontango’ in 2005, a dance group based in Dallas, Texas, and have produced, directed, and choreographed ‘Tango: Now and Then,’ ‘Evolutiontango,’ and 'Shades of Tango' among several other shows.

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