"So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars" fans, you have two more days to sign up for the I ❤ Tango Weekend 2013, September 20th to 22nd in Downey. The weekend features SYTYCD and DWTS choreographers teaching and performing as well as the stars of two tango films.
Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo are the go to instructors for "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars" professionals consult with them every season. Joining them are Leonardo's brother
Carlos Barrionuevo and his wife and dance partner, Mayte Valdes. Mayte and Carlos star in two independent short films "("Niña del Tango" and "Dead Drop") as tango dancers.
For the Saturday gala performance, these two couples will be joined by "SYTYCD" performers and choreographers Sandor and Parissa for your viewing pleasure. Singer Elizabeth Figueroa will also be featured for the gala performance.
DJ John Tice will be spinning classic tangos for all the milongas.
Still on the fence about learning tango from these masters? Here's the weekend schedule below:
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: "Improvisational Essential Tools" (All Levels)
9:15 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.: "Opening Milonga" DJ: Mr. John Tice ($15 Milonga Admission)
3:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.: "Do the Planeos you dream about" (Int./Adv Level)
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: "Planeos Technique & Cleaning up" (Int. Level)
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: "Sacadas: Essential Training" (Int. Level)
4:30 p.m - 5:45 p.m.: "Mastering Sacadas" (Int./Adv Level)
6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.: "Immerse on a Stage Experience" (Tools & Steps for Exhibitions) by C&M (All Levels)
8:30 p.m - 2:00 a.m.: "Gala Dinner Show" & Milonga DJ: Mr. John Tice
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: "Off-axes Figures" (Int. Level)
2:15 p.m- 3:30 p.m.: "Colgadas Power Workshop" (Int./Adv Level)
3:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m.: "Milonga: Tips & Tricks" (Int./Adv Level)
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: "Up & Running with Milonga" (Int. Level)
5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Ladies Styling - Men's Technique" (All Levels)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: "Master Class" (All Levels)
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: "Farewell Milonga" DJ: Mr. John Tice ($15 Milonga Admission)
Miriam and Leonardo will be switching classes halfway through each session with Carlos and Mayte so students will get a different perspective on the same topics. -
Full Package (Single): $280
Full Package (Couple): $499
Dinner Show only: $75 (Few places left)
Friday Milonga: $15
Sunday Milonga: $15
11233 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
You can also call: (206) 255-3634