In March we were all skeptical about working, learning, and maintaining our friendships by video. By now we have learned that more is possible than we imagined.
I’ve heard about people who were able to stick to yoga or exercise routines, or even stay on track with writing projects by making regular video appointments with friends across the world or across town.
Inspired by these lockdown study-buddies, we are now offering a special double enrollment in the 18-month MasterCourse.
Your study-buddy is probably not your practice partner, if you even have one now. It’s a friend who you choose because you want to spend time with them helping each other grasp the whole panorama of tango through the MasterCourse.
Double Down on the DistanceCommit to the MasterCourse with Friend/s
MasterCourse Videos: 25 Elements in 16 Sessions
For ambitious students who want to understand all of tango
Includes the KnowledgeBase Encyclopedia,
The Muscle Exercise Center,
and all three Home Practice Courses
All materials except the KnowledgeBase are in both EN and DE
instant access to all material, for 18 months
Each student gets Six 20-minute
private video sessions with Vio to ask questions
(Yes, you may join one another's sessions.)
Free entry to Live Workshops
as soon as we are able to start teaching again
Until the mid-1990s, tango was understood in groups of steps, or sequences. The Cochabamba Investigation Group analyzed tango and identified the basic Elements, from which dancers can compose.
There are 25 distinct tango Elements (see the Lexicon), each with a number of variations ranging from 5-100. We can do any variation with a number of different dynamics bringing our total expressive possibilities to roughly 1000.
The technique for each Element is consistent across its variations, so once we learn how to go looking for variations, and how to move with different dynamics we have a huge vocabulary at our disposal.
Dancing from the Elements empowers dancers to to express every music, challenge partners to maintain intense concentration, and use space skillfully for better floorcraft. Improvisation skills are essential to navigating crowded dance floors and dancing on diverse music.
Interruption is part of the history of tango. During the 7 years of the dictatorship, tango became a family and home practice. It’s really not all about milongas.
Let us welcome this pause as part of the dance, a needed disruption of rhythm, part of a more complex one.
Entering the winter we renew our intentions and strategies for development during this time of Distance.