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Sept. 2-3 workshop and milonga in Little Rock with Oscar Casas and Jesica Arfenoni!

Come learn from these world-renowned dancers and instructors from Buenos Aires when they return to Little Rock for a workshop, milonga and practica over Labor Day weekend! Whether you're a seasoned dancer or just getting started, you won't want to miss it!

The events will include classes on Saturday and Sunday and a milonga on Saturday evening. Since it's a holiday weekend we'll also have a practica right after the classes on Sunday. All the events will be at the elegant Club 27, on the upper floor of 614 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock's River Market district.

Here's the schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 2

1-2:30 p.m. TANGO TECHNIQUE FOR LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS: Elegance, cadence, posture, musicality. Vital elements for a social dance.

3-4:30 p.m. CLASSIC MILONGUERO FIGURES: Enrich your dance today with these essential elements for the social dance floor.


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

Sunday, Sept. 3

1-2:30 p.m. GIRO, LAPIZ AND PARADA: Combinations and technique for leaders and followers.


3-4:30 p.m. FUN WITH MILONGA: Add the right ingredients to make a fiesta of this dance.Club 27

4:30-6:30 p.m.: Practica libre.

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, Aug. 27. 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. Admission to the practica is $5 or free for those taking at least one class.

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. (All options include free admission to the Sunday practica).

 

Oscar and Jesica will also be available for private lessons. 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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