ARGENTINE TANGO - ART742
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5pm in Persons Auditorium
Teachers: Jim Mahoney with Kenyon Acton and Amber Nuite
1 credit. May be repeated for credit.
The Argentine Tango is an inprovised social partner dance currently popular all over the world, including here in Brattleboro. If you've never seen it before, check out the "Tango Bar" video in the library,
or any of the video clip links on the resources
In each 90 min class you should expect some posture / stretching
exercises, some new moves, and some open practice time.
Please be on time. Repeated arriving late will affect your grade.
The course requirements include
- attending each class,
- writing a short final evaluation paper, and
- dancing at least once at a public milonga or practica.
You'll also be expected to read and watch
various online articles and video clips.
Attendance is crucial, particularly since the material builds
sequentially. Please do come to each class, on time.
If you're injured or not feeling well, often
you can still get something out of sitting in and watching.
If four or more classes are missed, no credit will be given.
Up to three missed classes may be "made up" by attending
a downtown Tues evening tango class within three weeks of
the missed class. Jim can usually help with transportation.
Tango is a close contact activity - personal hygiene matters.
Please make sure that other people will enjoy embracing
you by being washed, brushed, and if need be, scented.
The right sort of shoes are also important,
ones that are comfortable to walk in,
will stay on your feet, and allow you
to pivot easily on the ball of your foot.
page has more information.
(And we may put in a group order for some dance
sneakers if there is interest.)