NEWS

6th PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL TANGO FESTIVAL - May 19-22, 2016 - Featuring Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales, Marcelo Gutierrez & Ines Muzzopappa, and Andres Amarilla & Meredith Klein. Plus awesome DJs: Adam Hoopengardner, Marc Hussner, Jake Spatz, Ciko Tanik, Manuk Colakyan, Marcelo Gutierrez & Darya Khripkova. The WEBSITE IS UP and REGISTRATION IS OPEN with special super early-bird discounts offered through March 1.

BEGINNER & ADVANCED BEGINNER INTENSIVES:
** Our Two-Day Argentine Tango Beginner Intensive will take place on March 19/20
** Our Advanced Beginner Intensive will take place on February 20/21, and April 16/17
For complete details, and to sign up, please follow the links above!

WINTER 2016 CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS:
1) Alfredo de Angelis's vals "Pequeña" - starting Saturday, January 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
2) Juan D'Arienzo's "La Cumparsita" - starting Sunday, January 17, 4:30-6:30 pm
Both seminars include four 2-hour sessions, and are taught by Andres & Meredith.
Click here for complete details and registration.

CLASS THEMES JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016:
** MONDAYS - The Grapevine - Tango’s DNA. We will explore how the grapevine is used in turns, in linear figures, in the leader's role and follower's role, and in tango, vals and milonga, in the course of these two months in our intermediate-level class.
** WEDNESDAYS - Seminar on Phrasing in Different Tango Orchestras. During each class we will study two phrases from different recordings by the same orchestra, usually choosing one tango phrase and one phrase from either milonga or vals. The material used will vary greatly from week to week but will be commensurate with the advanced level of the class, either in terms of step difficulty or rhythmic difficulty. Orchestras to be studied:
** January 13: Rodolfo Biagi
** January 20: Juan D’Arienzo
See the google calendar for all dates/orchestras.

ADVANCED BEGINNER WEEKLY CLASS: We now offer an advanced beginner-level weekly class, on Thursdays from 8-9 pm. This class is aimed at students who have completed our beginner level, or have equivalent experience. More info.

WEEKLY BEGINNER CLASS - The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School offers a drop-in beginner class, which takes place every Thursday from 7-8 pm. No experience is required and you may join any week. $10. More details here.

WHYY-TV's ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER - Episode on Argentine Tango - featuring interviews with Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Carolyn Merritt, and Meredith Klein, as well as footage from the 5th Philadelphia International Tango Festival. Watch it online now!

VIDEO: PHILADELPHIA TANGUEROS PERFORM TO WELCOME POPE FRANCIS TO PHILADELPHIA - Click here for videos and description.

FIRST DANCE PREPARATION: We can help you get ready to amaze your friends and family on your wedding day, even if you have never danced before in your life! Details (including videos) here.

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Interested in reading about tango? We HIGHLY RECOMMEND local author, dancer & anthropologist Carolyn Merritt's Tango Nuevo, published by the University Press of Florida. Copies are available at the school or at this amazon link. Also, click here for a review of the book in Dance Magazine.

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