This class shows the basic rhythms and movement in tango that are built from milonga. The class includes a background on the many meanings of milonga and its importance in tango's development.
Carmen and Andrew of the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo have performed at milongas and taught tango workshops throughout the United States since 2002 and they are co-founders of the Grand Rapids Tango Community where the work as musicians and dance instructors. Carmen Maret began dancing tango and performing tango with the Kansas City, MO based group, Tango Lorca in 2001. She also studied tango as an ethnomusicology Master’s student at Michigan State University, and produced a Master’s thesis in 2005 that looked at tango in the Michigan Argentine Tango club based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Andrew Bergeron’s original tango compositions and arrangements have been recorded on four separate Folias CD releases which are on the Blue Griffin Recording and White Pine Music labels. www.foliasmusic.com
** Ladies bring bring shoes with high heels to dance!