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May 14-15: Tango workshop in Little Rock with Juan and Sol!

Learn from expert tango instructors Juan Cantone and Maria Soledad (Sol) Orozco from Buenos Aires when they return to Little Rock for a workshop and milonga on May 14-15!

UPDATE: Class topics now posted!

Juan and Sol have visited Little Rock several times over the past few years and always amaze us with their teaching and dancing ability. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just getting started, you won't want to miss the chance to learn from them!

The weekend event at Let's Dance studio in Little Rock will include classes on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, and a milonga on Saturday night with performances by Juan and Sol. 

To get us warmed up, Juan and Sol will also be teaching at a special tango night at the Arkansas Arts Center on Thursday, May 12. More info on the Arts Center event here.

Here's the schedule for the weekend classes and milonga at Let's Dance:

Saturday, May 14

1-2:30 p.m. Refining the fundamentals: Tango technique for leaders and followers.

3-4:30 p.m. Dynamic boleos.

8:30-11:30 milonga (social dance) with performances by Juan and Sol!

Sunday, May 15

1-2:30 p.m. Colgadas for social dancing.

3-4:30 p.m. Total vals.

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, May 8. 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. 

 

Juan and Sol will also be available for private lessons. Email us for more information or to schedule a lesson.

You can find more information about Juan and Sol and videos of their dancing on their website. Check out their bios:

Juan Cantone

His tango dance education started in 1992 under the tutelage of the great masters of Argentine Tango, including Esther and Mingo Pugliese, Gloria and Eduardo, Facundo and Kelly Posadas and Gustavo Naveira. In addition, Juan has received an  academic education in dance theatre, ballet and contact improvisation, which makes his dancing fresh and innovative while maintaining the elegance that can only be gained from the tango salon learned from the true milongueros.

Juan's background also includes a broad knowledge of pedagogy and didactics obtained through two different careers at the National Conservatory of Music and at the National School of Dance ,IUNA, where he is presently working on his degree on choreographic composition and dance theatre. By putting together all his knowledge and skills, he has developed a unique pedagogical system to teach tango, which has made him one of the great Tango teachers of today.

He has taught courses in renowned tango studios in Buenos Aires (Estudio Mora Godoy, Tango Brujo, The Academy of Tango Milonguero)  ) as well as prestigious festivals in the northwest of Argentina. The last 4 years, he has been teaching in many cities in Europe and the US with his partner, Sol Orozco. With her they run Centro Cultural "El Esquinazo" in Buenos Aires where they have regular classes.

Sol Orozco 
Sol started her dance training with classical ballet as a child. Her tango education has been with the great tango masters "Lampazo", Facundo and Kelly Posadas, Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naviera and Giselle Anne, Pablo Villaranza and Dana Frigoli, among others. She has enriched her dancing training in Yoga Ashtanga, Contact improvisation, Dance Theatre and Music Theory, which together translate into a very sensual, delicate, and musical style.

Sol  was part of the Project "Tangueros Unidos" from 2000 to 2003, developing a methodology for teaching Tango Dance, she also possess a deep innate understanding of corporal movement that lets her develop new techniques to train dancers and create new exercises for dancers to practice alone for self-improvement. Sol has coordinated the dance workshops at the XII Panamerican Scout Jamboree  and choreographed a performance for this ballet. She has also taught in renowned tango studios in Buenos Aires (Mora godoy, El Esquinazo, Tango Brujo, The Academy of Tango Milonguero) as well as in many cities in Europe and the US over the last 4 years with her partner, Juan Cantone.

 

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