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Nov. 7-8: Argentine tango workshop and milonga with Juan and Sol!

Come learn from amazing dancers and instructors Juan Cantone and Maria Soledad (Sol) Orozco when they return to Little Rock for a weekend workshop! UPDATE: There will also be a special tango night with Juan and Sol at the Arkansas Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 5. Details here.

This event will include classes on Saturday and Sunday and a milonga (social) dance on Saturday night, with performances by Juan and Sol!

After the Little Rock workshop, Juan and Sol will be giving a workshop in Memphis on a different set of topics the weekend of Nov. 14-15. So, if you're up for a road trip you can take classes with them two weekends in a row. Check here for details on the Memphis workshop. 

Here's the schedule for Little Rock:

Satuday, Nov. 7

1-2:30 p.m. Tango technique (all levels).

3-4:30 p.m. Giros (turns): Technique and combinations.

8:30-11:30 p.m. milonga (social Argentine tango dance party) with performances by Juan and Sol!

Sunday, Nov. 8

1-2:30 p.m. Sacadas for leaders and followers.

3-4:30 p.m. Milonga (a rhythmic variation of tango).

The weekend classes and milonga will all be at the Let's Dance studio at 7509 Cantrell Road, suite 110. It's in the back of the Tanglewood Shopping Center at Cantrell Road and Mississippi Avenue.

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, Nov. 1. The price for full-time students with ID is $15 per class. Admission to the milonga will be $10, or FREE for those who take all four classes. No partner required!

You can pay with a credit card or Paypal account by clicking on the "add to cart" button below.

 

Juan and Sol will also be available for private lessons. To reserve a lesson, contact Andy.

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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