Tango Boise Inc. is very pleased to announce Anna León as our very first Artist-In-Residence! For the month of October, Anna will be teaching our Thursday and Sunday evening classes, rotating between Fort Boise and Boise State Tango Club on Wednesday evenings, teaching semi-private lessons, and privates at our Artist-In-Residence home. For Anna's brief bio, please go HERE!
Artist-in-Residence, October Pass
We are breaking new ground with our Artist-in-Residence program! Please join us in doing so by purchasing an October Pass! Your October Pass includes:
- 12 Group lessons with Anna (4 Thursdays, 4 Sundays, & 4Wednesdays)
- Thursday and Sunday evening practicas
- Milonga on October 24th!
Save when you purchase your pass by:
- Paying online
- Paying early - use EARLYANNA promo code at checkout
- Signing up with a partner
- Using ALL discounts! See pricing chart for comparison.
With early bird online pricing -- you will pay only $54.00 for an Individual October Pass or $90.00 for a Couples October Pass. With all discounts, the per person per group lesson/event can be as low as $5.
Semi-Privates with Anna
Semi-private workshops are limited to 10 people per workshop. Workshop are offered as a four week series and are not sold individually. Four different workshop series to choose from:
Monday Night (four semi-privates, October 5 - 26)
- Fundamentals, 7-8:15PM. Basic grammar and building sentences. 0-60 Tango! Singles or Couples. Understand the entirety of the language of tango in a rough draft form, and polish it up later.
- Women's Night w/practica, 8:30-10:00 PM. A space for women to learn together. Everyone will learn to lead as well as practice good follower's technique, adornments and secrets too! Bring your flats and be prepared for a good time.
Tuesday Nights (four semi-privates, October 6 - 27)
- Advanced class, 7-8:15PM. Paradas! Sacadas! Boleos! Planeos! Trick out your tango!
- Men's night w/practica, 8:30-10:00 PM. A space for men to learn together, like the olden days in Buenos Aires. . . practice and learn privately with each other, then show up new and improved at the dance!
Go HERE for Semi-Private Workshop Pricing Chart. With early bird online pricing -- you will pay $7.50 to $9.60 per class. Discounts for signing up online, early, for multiple classes and for signing up with a partner (lead+follow).
Anna's October Schedule
MILONGA - on Saturday, October 24
8 PM - 9 PM Chacarera Class by Anna León & Tommy Smith
9 PM - 1 AM Halloween Milonga (costumes optional) - w/DJ Tommy
Location: Pat Harris School of Dance - 1225 N McKinney Street, Boise, ID 83704
$10 Individual, $8 Student or Senior, no charge for those that purchased the October Pass
7:30 - 9:00 PM — All Levels Lesson by Anna
9:00 - 11:00 PM — Practica/Practilonga
Anna’s lessons will be figure-based, for all levels of dancers, focusing on technique for both leaders and followers. A typical class will start with a simple, easy version of a figure, then add on bells and whistles for intermediate and advanced students.
- Thursday, Oct 1: Paradas
- Thursday, Oct 8: Sacadas
- Thursday, Oct 15: Boleos
- Thursday, Oct 22: The 6 tracks for walking
- Sunday, Oct 4: Grammar - Focus on building block steps of tango, break into groups and build your own figure, and then present the figure at the end of class.
- Sunday, Oct 11: Milonga - Musicality/figure mixed class, using a check step/back cross combo.
- Sunday, Oct 18: Technique - Focus on fundamental technique for both leaders and followers, as well as shared technique in close embrace.
- Sunday, Oct 25: Vals - Musicality/figure mixed class -- geared for preparing us for the vals and turn-focused November workshops.
- 9/30 Fort Boise 7:30 - 8:30 PM
- 10/7 BSU 6:00 - 7:30 PM
- 10/14 Fort Boise 7:30 - 8:30 PM
- 10/21 BSU 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Privates with Anna
Take your tango to the next level! Benefits of private lessons are learning at your own pace, focusing on your own specific needs and interests, and scheduling based on a time that work best for you. Schedule a private with Anna León by contacting her through the form below. Anna's rates for one hour privates are:
- $75 for one private
- $190 for three privates
- $300 for six privates
Meet Anna León
Anna León grew up in Los Angeles listening to tango music at her grandparents’ asados (Argentine barbecues). After graduating from college, a year of milonga hopping, and her second visit to Buenos Aires, she decided to defer her career in architecture for her new-found love of teaching tango. She now splits her time between touring the United States and living in Buenos Aires.
Anna blends elements of golden era tango teaching techniques with more contemporary views of the lead and follow relationship. "I focus on teaching the iconic gender roles that existed in Buenos Aires in the 30's and 40's, because it was this specific culture that fundamentally created the dance, and with this knowledge we can dance the tango with a rich Argentine accent."
Forever a student of the dance, she continues to learn from her mentor, Daniel Trenner in Massachusetts. When in Buenos Aires she studies extensively with her inspirations and maestros Cecilia Garcia and Julio Balmaceda.