"So You Think You Can Dance" fans everywhere know that the go-to choreographers for Argentine tango are Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo. These two dancers extraordinaire live in Los Angeles area are presenting a special "I ♥ TANGO Weekend" September 20th- 22nd 2013. If you are "Dancing with the Stars" fans, this weekend features two go-to professional couples that the DWTS pros seek advice from: Larici and Barrionuevo and Sandor and Parissa.
This isn't about ballroom tango, so don't come if you're looking for American tango or International tango which belong in ballroom. This is the sultry original tango from Argentina and Uruguay. Expect the weekend to be intense. Expect to become obsessed because Argentine tango isn't just a dance; it's a way of life. Besides Larici and Barrionuevo, two other couples will be teaching and dancing. Leonardo's brother and sister-in-law, the San Diego-based, Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes, and the Los Angeles-based Sandor and Parissa.
Carlos and Valdes star in the 2013 independent movie "Niña del Tango."
Sandor and Parissa will be familiar to Dancing with the Stars fans. They performed on that TV program. Parissa was also Antonio Banderas' ballroom and tango coach for "Take the Lead."Sandor and Parissa and Larici and Barrionuevo helped choreograph Argentine tango routines for various couples on "Dancing with the Stars" over the seasons because Argentine tango isn't part of the regular ballroom curriculum and isn't always part of ballroom competitions. Argentine tango has its own look and feel, but has proved popular enough to be included in many movies and TV series. Isn't that reason enough for you too to go out and learn from the top couples in the world?
The I Love Tango weekend is full of classes and milongas (DJ John Tice) and Saturday night features a special gala dinner show with all three couples and singer Elizabeth Figueroa performing. Sandor and Parissa will be performing only, during the Saturday night gala. Get your tickets now!
Full Package (Single): $280
Full Package (Couple): $499
Dinner Show only: $75
Registration is required. They expect this event to sell out.
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