(Embrace + Walk) x Feelings= Tango
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please Join Our Casa Tango Edmonton Group Our Mission As a not-for-profit association registered with a city of Edmonton, it is our mission to bring awareness and to promote the development of Argentine Tango and its culture in Edmonton. Argentine Tango was inscribed by UNESCO in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Casa Tango Edmonton seeks to preserve and promote the culture, philosophy, and dance form of traditional social tango developed throughout the Golden Age of Argentine Tango (1935-1952) and still danced in the tango salons of Argentina and around the world today. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive environment, fostering the love and enjoyment of tango for all. As a not-for-profit organization, it is our intention to reinvest all funds back into the local Tango community through support for classes and workshops.
We believe that Argentine tango is a social dance that virtually anyone can learn, independent of previous experience, age and physique. Tango is improvisational and natural, rooted in the traditional style of Buenos Aires Milongas. It is danced primarily in a close embrace, with simplicity yet elegance, within the music and a total focus on one's partner. In our lessons, we dedicate ourselves to teaching you the beautiful language of dancing Argentine Tango. Our teaching methods are the same as taught in Buenos Aires: we emphasize the embrace, the walk and the connection as the foundation of tango. We approach teaching tango the same way as learning a new language. Instead of teaching you to memorize individual phrases (steps), we will provide you with the tools needed to learn the Tango language: musicality, vocabulary and grammar. With our teaching method, you will learn how to improvise right from the very beginning. We encourage everyone to find their own "style" which should come naturally and not be copied from or be made up by any instructor. While learning how to dance tango, you will find yourself entering a new dimension of life.
We are dedicated to promoting Argentine Tango in the Edmonton area and to grow our community of Argentine tango enthusiasts through lectures on history, music, tradition and etiquette, dance instruction, milongas and practicas. We also host outstanding visiting teachers who conduct valuable workshops several times per year. We hope that our passion for tango will become yours too.
Abrazos, Vera and Daniel Calcines
Organizers with Casa Tango Edmonton since 2009
Feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.
Warning: Tango contains highly addictive ingredients, such as
pleasure, pain, passion, excitement, connection, freedom, torment, and
bliss. You may experience withdrawal symptoms if you don't dance at
least once a week.