November Intensive for All Levels: Musicality
Every month, tango classes in Boise take on a new theme, allowing beginner dancers to learn a new aspect of tango through repetition ... or allow experienced dancers to deepen their skill in a particular subject. November's theme is musicality. Here's a level guide so you can choose the class or classes that are right for you:
Level 0 (Never danced tango before)
"Tango Fundamentals" lesson, 7:00 pm - 8:00 every Thursday night at Ochos (see description below)
Monday's beginner tango lesson hosted by BSU Tango Club, starts at 7:30 pm (more info)
Level 1 (Some experience with tango)
"Tango Focus" lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:00 every Thursday night at Ochos (see description below)
Level 2 (Comfortable with tango)
"Tango Focus" lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:00 every Thursday night at Ochos. You don't need to have taken the 7:00 beginner class to participate in the lesson (though you should anyway!)
"Tango Beyond" lesson, 7:00 pm - 8:00 every Sunday at Solid (see description below)
What is musicality?
Musicality is the ability to shape your dance movements to the music you’re listening to. The foundation of this is being able to step on the beat, and is something all beginners should focus on being proficient at. But there are many other aspects of tango musicality that enhance and enrich your dance, such as recognizing the phrases, dancing to different layers of instruments, and dancing to different emotions present in the music.
Schedule and Descriptions
7:00 - 8:00 pm Beginner Series - This class will cater to those who have never danced tango before. It is recommended you join the class at the beginning of the series, but if you drop in you will not be lost.
8:00 - 9:00 pm "Tango Focus" - This class will cater toward those who have had a couple of months experience with tango. The goal is to focus on one aspect of tango and learn it in-depth.
November 1st: The Beat and Phrasing
November 8th: Tango Rhythms
November 15th: A Tango Song In-Depth
November 22nd: NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING
November 29th: Intro to Milonga and Vals
7:00 - 8:00 pm "Tango Beyond" - This class will be different every Sunday and will be an accelerated version of the previous Thursday class. We'll go over the material from that class again, then "take it beyond" and cover variations and advanced technique.
November 4th: Make Your Own Choreography
November 11th: Tango Rhythms II
November 18th: Vals
November 25th: TBA