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Seminar in NYC   Nov 2017

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3 days seminar -   12 hours of classes

 

The seminar has 12 hours of class in total. The 12 hours’ schedule is covered in the following way:

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      3 days seminar of 4 hours of class each, divided in 2 blocks of 2 hours each  -  total 12 hours - Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd, Nov 2017 -

 

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     The last day after the class, we'll use half an hour more for the certificates distribution and then we'll offer a soft drink for those who wish to stay a little more and relax, talk and have social exchange with participants and teachers.
 

 

 

 

Level  -  For whom are these seminars intended:
 
bullet For advanced dancers, teachers  and all those even beginners or intermediate who like good dancing..
 
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And for:

  • For experienced tango dancers

  • For advanced dancers who are involved with teaching

  • For teachers

  • For professional dancers

  • For beginners and intermediate that have the courage of facing the tango as it is, and in its complete magnitude

  • For all those who like to study deeply the tango 
     

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These seminars should be especially interesting to dancers who are involved in teaching because we will focus on the organization of the knowledge and understanding of the dance, as well as its systematic employment.   Through these seminars, teachers with many years of experience, as well as beginning teachers and those who wish to become teachers, will be able to notably enhance their teaching methods in order to improve the learning process of students.
 

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Based on our experience, we understand that the learning process implies to make an effort from which is expected a result, that means “expectations” are created. These expectations, many times, are frustrated, not being able to reach the objectives, as a consequence of a partial treatment of the fundamentals that the tango presents as a dance discipline. We believe that facing the tango in the most complete way as possible, optimizes that effort, permitting to, not only advance dancers but intermediate and beginners as well, to have a learning process much more efficient and effective, a really faster and stronger process with really lasting results.

 

 

 

In Couples

 
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The maximum number of participants will be 50 people, that is, 25 couples.

 

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The seminar will have exactly the same number of men as women.   So, you will only be able to register as couples. That means: partner is required.

 

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During the seminar we are going to be often changing partners in order to better develop your skill in leading and following. This "partner change" will be done in a very systematic way, that won't disturb the regular practice of established couples, and will give the opportunity to try the learned material with someone else having a little fun for a while (one tango or two).

 

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"Looking for Partner" list   for those who have no partner

 

 

 

1.5 hours of Warm up Exercises & Technique
 
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Each day we'll start  with a 15 minutes set of warm up exercises, to prepare our body and avoid risk of injury, then we’ll start the 1st class of the day with another 15 minutes set of a series of technique exercises useful for coordination, precision, rhythm and tango shape. The daily half hour of exercises completes  1.5  hours along the 3 days of the seminar.

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This daily half hour of exercises, won’t be done as couples. We’ll separate in 2 groups, men and women, which will work separately, guided by Gustavo & Giselle, respectively. It is a very good opportunity to make a careful study on specific details of each role that are frequently missed in the intensity of the general class. Part of the daily technical exercising will include elements that will be seen later in the class applied to the dance of the couple.

 

 

 

Seminar Description
 

"The Emrace: opened, closed, sided, reversed & broken" SEMINAR

 

When discussing the correct way to dance tango, very often "the embrace" turns out to be the central subject of the discussion. Probably this is so, because of being the hug the element of the image most graphic and representative of the man-woman relationship given in the tango.

Entering then into this technical discussion we can say that, in our opinion, there are two groups of important elements. One is the group of elements of form. That is to say the embrace of tango has certain lines of construction, certain design, which is what gives that image so special and so attractive. And while we take licenses on that design and play with possibilities, we inevitably return to that basic embrace.

The other group is that of the operating elements. The hug must "work". This means that even complying with all aesthetic guidelines of the embrace, if this does not work, complete harmony is not achieved.

So aesthetics and functioning will go by hand, one cannot give life to a quality tango without the other, both things have to be present.

The quality dance includes the correct lead and follow, the correct position of the torsos, the relative use of the arms, the mutual perception of the axes of support, the use of the spaces, the handling of the distances, etc etc... In all this is 100% involved the hug. That is to say that the hug is a very complex subject in the dance, present at all times.

Now, the problem of aesthetics and functioning can also apply to the legs: if a "Sacada" is performed, it must comply with rules of form but also with rules of operation, ie the foot goes into the position in a certain way (form) but if you do not turn the hip enough and at the right time with respect to the partner the sacada does not work, and therefore is not clear, does not have the cleaning of the dominated step, ie lacks harmony.

Now, if I have to turn the hip, I must also control the hug while I do it, it means that the hug must be functional to the hip turn. It means that if the embrace is not functional the sacada is not functional. In other words, everything is connected. In other words, the hug affects everything that is done in the dance. There it is the fundamental importance of the embrace.

In this seminar we will study it in different ways, first Open embrace, which implies multiple distances and angles. Then the Closed embrace where the steps are at the mercy of a single posture. Then the Sided and Back embrace, old versions but very showy. Finally we will study the rupture of the embrace, which, although controversial, is an enlightening experience.

We strongly believe that it is absolutely necessary to analyze the embrace in an exhaustive way trying to bring to light especially the "reasons" of the technical problems that arise. It is not just a matter of repeating a position, hoping it will magically work. It is rather a question of understanding what happens when you change your posture: that is where you learn.

In all cases, we will focus on both aesthetics and functioning. The style and beauty of lines should always be, but also the embrace should "work", completing the harmony of movements in the dance. If we also give course to emotion and feeling, the embrace will have transmitted its content, and the tango will have reached its magic.

Someone once said: The Embrace is the wonderful metaphor of "complicity" between the role of man and that of woman ... I always thought that the word complicity makes the difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates of Attendance

 
 
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At the end of the seminar the participants will get a certificate of attendance. The only requirement to obtain the certificate is to attend each and every class.

 

 

 

 

"Great Milonga" - Show  - Friday 24th at DANCESPORT

 
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The Friday Nov 24th,  10:00 PM t at DANCESPORT, we"ll  have the "Great Empire Milonga" . This is a Milonga to which every seminar participant is invited. That means their milonga tickets are included with the Seminar purchase. Around midnight there will be a Tango Dance Show featuring Gustavo & Giselle.

 

 

 

New York G&G's Seminars History
Nr Date Event

Place

Openings
 
01

November
20th to 24th 
2010

Saturday to
Wednesday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:
Sacadas & Boleos

DanceSport

Done

02

November
23rd to 27th 
2011


Wednesday
to Sunday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:
Tango Milonguero

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
03

November
21st to 25th 
2012


Wednesday
to Sunday

 

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"All Turn Secrets in Detail & Combinations"

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
04 November 25th to 27th
2013
Monday to Wednesday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"Changes of Turn Direction"

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
05 November 22nd to 29th
2014
Friday to second Saturday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"The Embrace, Distance & Posture"

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
06 November 23rd to 25th
2015
Monday to Wednesday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"Captures, Sweeps & Passing Steps"

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
07 November 21st to 23rd
2016
Monday to Wednesday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"   Fundamentals of rhythm applied to most important tango choreographic ideas including embrace different distances  "

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525 
help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
Done
08 November 20th to 22nd
2017
Monday to Wednesday

New York G&G's Seminar
 

Thematic Program:

"  The Embrace: opened, closed, sided, reversed & broken "

DanceSport
22 West 34th Street,
New York, NY 10001. Phone:212.307.1111,
Fax: 212.307.7525  help@dancesport.com
www.dancesport.com
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