The Tango Society of Boston presents for the very first time in Boston--Milonguero Oscar Casas an internationally recognized maestro of the art of social Argentine Tango and one of the the happiest milongueros you’ll ever see on the social dance floor.
Let's Celebrate Valentine's Weekend with
February 15-19, 2017
Workshops and Performance
This special weekend we will celebrate Valentine's Day for the entire weekend--we will have workshops, performance and lots of dancing.
Pre-Register by February 14 and Save!! Don't wait until the last moment. Prices will increase at the door. Limited Space available.
When registering, please check if you are a leader or follower.
We'll be offering 5 workshops plus the opportunity to study privately with Oscar, as well as the opportunity to get to know him at our Milonga de Mis Amores on Saturday, February 18.
Watch him dance with Ana Miguel:
FRIDAY 2/177:15pm—Registration and Warm up
7:30-8:45pm ---- Pencils with stops (lapices & paradas). Excellent figures for the dance floor. Technique for men & women specifically focusing on these movements. (Inter Adv).
1:00pm---Registration and Warm Up
1:30pm --- Male and female Barridas (sweeps). This class reveals the specific techniques of all existing barridas. Technique for men and women in detail. (Inter Adv)
3:00pm--- Masculine versus feminine adornments. Elegant body expressions that accompany the pause in the music. (Inter. Adv)
Classic milonguero figures - This class reveals moves that can be immediately absorbed. Enrich your dance today. Take it to another level. (Intermediate)
9pm --MILONGA DE MIS AMORES – Performance with Oscar Casas and Guest DJ. Lots of Valentine's munchies!
3:15pm Registration and Warm Up
3:30pm--- Complex figures and compounded turns. Building blocks for navigation and improvisation. (Advanced)
4:45pm---100% Cadence (Cadencia). A mystical classic milonguero movement that softens the general movements through the famous tango suspensions (Inter Adv.)
In case you don't know who Oscar Casas is, here is a brief bio:
He was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers, and in the 1950s and ’60s they organized three different milongas per week, which regularly drew in 400-500 dancers. He was very much influenced by his father, both by osmosis and discussion. Oscar absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.
Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching.
He is very milonguero, and is respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He is also extremely popular with young tangueros. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation, always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. Oscar is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.
Oscar Casas teaches regular classes at El Beso in Buenos Aires when he is not traveling the world to teach and perform.
Register Now! Students: Code is STUDENT for a 20% discount. Please bring School ID at the Workshops--we will verify then.
Sunday--Don't forget---Practilonga Caminito 6-9pm
Take Oscar's classes and stay later to practice and dance at Practilonga Caminito with Silvana Brizuela. For only $10 you can take a class with Silvana and they practice until 9pm.