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Argentine Tango Dance Lessons for Beginners

In the Beginning Argentine Tango Class you learn the basics of dancing the Argentine tango. Strangely, Argentine tango is both one of the most difficult and one of the easiest dances. In this class, you learn the easy version. What makes tango easy is that you can go as slow as you like. In other dances, you have to train your body to keep a rhythm that is faster than thinking. In tango, you can take as much time as you need to take each step. You will be dancing the first day. This is a progressive class starting at the beginning. You learn how to walk with a partner around the room to tango music. You learn the basics of leading and following in tango closed position. Each of the first five weeks introduces a new concept, with the last week practice and review. You can still take this class even if you are going to miss some weeks, because we review everything that you learn previously each week. There is a lot of repetiti ... Gainesville. Gainesville Dance Association - [more]


Dance Etiquette - Be One with Yourself, Your Partner and the Universe, Enjoy What You Get

By Andrew Weitzen Dance competition is different than social dancing. In dance competition, you want to be judged. You want to acquire the best technical skills as fast as possible. Social dancing is different. Social dancing is about having fun. People go social dancing to feel good. In Yiddish we would say to have naches, which Soojin with her Korean English would say is to “have a good feeling”. In Yiddish we say your grandchildren give you naches, but your children give you tsuris, which means aggravation, grief, suffering, or in Soojin’s English a “bad feeling”. The two biggest problems in social dancing that give you tsuris and get in the way of having a good feeling are: (1) People pushing and pulling on you, and (2) People telling you what to do. So, try not to push and pull on anyone and try not to tell anyone what to do. If someone starts telling you what to do, put your finger over your lip. Do not ... Gainesville. Gainesville Dance Association - [more]


Salsa Dance Lessons for Beginners

In the Beginning Salsa Class you learn the basics of salsa dancing. This is not any particular style of salsa dancing. This is an introduction to the basics of salsa dancing in general. From this class, you could specialize in any type of salsa dancing, if you wanted to go more in depth, or you can use what you have learned to dance salsa when you have the chance. This is a progressive class starting at the beginning, getting you comfortable dancing with a partner. Each of the first five weeks introduces a new concept, with the last week practice and review. You can still take this class even if you are going to miss some weeks, because we review everything that you learn previously each week. There is a lot of repetition and practice time, so you get to experience dancing. *Audience* The Beginning Salsa Class is designed for new dancers, that is people who have never danced before. This class goes at the pace of the new dance ... Gainesville. Gainesville Dance Association - [more]

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