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TANGO, INSIDE OUT ™
Series of Workshops (Shoreline, WA)

Level: Intermediate-Advanced
(Advanced Beginners welcome too!)


      December - January - March

Although we often approach tango from the outside, what we find most memorable is usually on the inside. Come explore techniques for connection, presence, and improvisation from the inside-out.


3 weekends - 11 workshops
- 2 guided practicas -
20 hours of instruction

NOTE* 3rd Wknd moved to March


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MORE INFO:

* Guided Practicas FREE for workshop participants

+ LOCATION: Shoreline, WA
(call 206.778.3239 for details)

+ Pre-pay for entire Series and save $60

+ Limited Space! | Reserve Your Spot by Pre-Registering

Bio & Teaching Philosophy

Pre-register early & save your spot!


Weekend #1 - "Connection"

SATURDAY
- Technique for the Yellow Hippo in All of Us
- Fundamentals of Four-Leggedness
- Guided Practica/Potluck*

SUNDAY
- Tango is About the Connection
- Let's Play Footsie: Pasadas

TOTAL: $80 / pre-register: $70


Weekend #2 - "Elasticity"

SATURDAY
- Play With Your Feet, Ladies/Follows!
- Good Things Happen in Small Spaces
- Guided Practica/Potluck*

SUNDAY
- The Elastic Connection
- Let's Play Footsie: Sacadas

TOTAL: $80 / pre-register: $70
($55 pre-register w/o Ladies Feet)


March 2-3: Weekend #3 - "Improvisation"

-- NOTE: This Weekend was moved from February to March --

SATURDAY
- Tango: A Game of Improvisation
- Guided Practica/Potluck*

SUNDAY
- Presence: A New Flavor of Chocolate
- Feel the Music: Be The Music

TOTAL: $95 / pre-register: $75






----------------------------- Workshop Descriptions ----------------------------

Workshop Descriptions

Author & Argentine Tango Teacher Gabriela Condrea

“Connection” Weekend

SATURDAY

1-2pm: Technique for the Yellow Hippopotamus in All of Us... $15

We all have moments in which we feel out of place, clumsy, like, Whose feet are these?! The Yellow Hippopotamus is about learning to love even the parts you don’t like about yourself, finding poise in unfamiliar and unpredictable situations – connecting with yourself better so that you can more seamlessly connect with others.


2:15-4:15pm: Fundamentals of Four-Leggedness... $25

Dancing/living as a four-legged creature implies the vulnerability of collaboration and the gratification of feeling heard, of feeling like your partner's two legs are yours and vice versa. It requires a flexible mentality, in which the ultimate goal is to work together to maintain the connection as you move through space and time.


4:15-5:30pm: Guided Practica/Potluck... $5 *

Let’s share some snacks and discuss and practice the concepts explored in the workshops. Gabriela will be available for questions/trouble-shooting. Come tango, tango, tango!


SUNDAY

1-3pm: Tango is About the Connection... $25

Gabriela has shared her approach to tango through the prism of connection across the country, both through her book When 1+1=1: That “Impossible” Connection and her tango teaching. This is her signature workshop: an introduction, a reminder, an excuse to slow down and listen, really listen to one another so that connecting becomes the foundation of the dance. From there, the possibilities are endless. Tango is about connecting with your partner, with those who share the space with you, and with yourself. Tango is About the Connection. (Testimonials)


3:15-4:15pm: Let’s Play Footsie: Pasadas... $15

These “footsie” workshops explore technique for specific movements from the inside-out. Through this organic approach, even tangueros with more experience will discover details that turn foot play from clumsy and uncomfortable to delicious and delectable, with insights that will take your tango footsie game to the next level.
FOCUS: pasadas and sanguchitos (sandwiches)

Weekend TOTAL: $80 / $70 pre-paid


“Elasticity” Weekend

SATURDAY

1-2pm: Play With Your Feet, Ladies/Follows!... $15

Liberate your legs; play with your feet. One hour of tools to help you personalize your tango by creating your own embellishments and finding your own style. Tango is walking with style.


2:15-4:15pm: Good Things Happen in Small Spaces... $25

When we dance at a milonga, we dance not only with our partner but with all of the couples on the dance floor. Managing limited resources in tight places requires clarity, creativity and a more flexible mentality. It requires us to be more patient with one another and develop a more elastic approach. This workshop will explore awareness, presence, and intention and the magic that happens in small spaces.


4:15-5:30pm: Guided Practica/Potluck... $5 *

Let’s share some snacks and discuss and practice the concepts explored in the workshops. Gabriela will be available for questions/trouble-shooting. Come tango, tango, tango!


SUNDAY

1-3pm: The Elastic Connection... $25

A rigid embrace can complicate our relationships. We sometimes get stuck in structures, paradigms, in patterns we develop, but life is fluid, like the tide. In order to meet each partner where they’re at, we need to be more elastic and we need to adapt to one another. Dance like seaweed, flow like water. This workshop is designed to shift your focus from what should be to what is.


3:15-4:15pm: Let’s Play Footsie: Sacadas... $15

These “footsie” workshops explore technique for specific movements from the inside-out. Through this organic approach, even tangueros with more experience will discover details that turn foot play from clumsy and uncomfortable to delicious and delectable, with insights that will take your tango footsie game to the next level.
FOCUS: sacadas

Weekend TOTAL: $80 / $70 pre-paid
($55 w/o Ladies Feet Wkshp)


“Improvisation” Weekend - March 2-3, 2013

SATURDAY

1:00-5:15pm (15 min break) Tango: A Game of Improvisation... $45

*modeled after Rodolfo Dinzel's Seminario de Improvisacion
Co-create an active partnership, see "mistakes" as opportunities, dance in the moment, be in the moment. Spend four hours of your life feeling rather than thinking. This workshop will help you focus on the present: on yourself, your partner, and the conversation that is tango. Tango is a game of improvisation: seize each moment of every tango – and play. (Testimonials)


5:15-7:00pm: Guided Practica/Potluck... $5 *

Let’s share some snacks and discuss and practice the concepts explored in the workshop. Gabriela will be available for questions/trouble-shooting. Come tango, tango, tango! (*FREE for Workshop participants)


SUNDAY

1:00-3:00pm: Presence: A New Flavor of Chocolate... $25

This workshop will focus on developing presence, intention, and depth for a richer conversation. Learn to subtly tease out new flavors and nuances in your dance.


3:15-5:15pm: Feel the Music: Be The Music... $25

The tango couple is a musical instrument; both partners contribute to musical interpretation and participate in the conversation with the orchestra. In this workshop we will explore a multi-dimensional approach to connecting and playing with the music we dance to.

Weekend TOTAL: $95 / $75 Pre-paid by February 22, 2013



----------------------------- Bio & Philosophy ----------------------------

Gabriela on teaching tango:


“I teach tango with the idea that the connection comes first; that if you can build a good connection, the possibilities are endless. Tango is about what is, not what should be. Each tango is unique and each person brings something exceptional to the dance. Since the tango couple is more than just the sum of its parts, you can’t dance tango by yourself. Tango is about the connection with your partner, with those who share the space with you, and with yourself.” (video -->)



Bio:


Gabriela Condrea is an educator by trade, an Argentine Tango teacher since May 2010, and the author of When 1+1=1: That “Impossible”Connection, a tango-inspired book on interpersonal connection and human relationships – tango as a metaphor for life. Since releasing her book in August of 2011, Gabriela has taught tango and presented her book from Los Angeles to Orlando, Florida; Tempe, Arizona to Richmond, Virginia; Philadelphia to Portland, Maine; and many places in between. Since tango took over her life, Gabriela has become a bit of nomad. Catch her while she’s here! (more)



----------------------------- PRE-REGISTRATION INFO!----------------------------

Pre-register, Reserve your spot, and SAVE $$


* Pre-Pay Options: Use a credit/debit card or PayPal account to prepay online, pay cash in-person (to Gabriela or local organizer), or mail in a check. Drop-ins can also pay Gabriela the day of (credit card payments, too!).
* Pre-registration is non-refundable. Thank you for understanding.


Pre-Pay Discount Weekend & Series Packages:

SERIES Total Value = $255;
Pre-pay by Nov. 20th
and save $60 = $195

Or save per WEEKEND:
- Connection Weekend by Nov. 20th
- Elasticity Weekend by Jan. 3rd
- Improvisation Weekend by Feb. 22nd


Pre-Register for Individual Workshops (Save your spot!):


"Improvisation" Weekend - March 2 & 3, 2013


March Workshop Discounts (by 2/22/2013):
Please Indicate Role:

WEEKEND Total Value = $95
4 hours of instruction + FREE guided practica!

Pre-register by February 22, 2013 and Save:
$75 for entire weekend
$40 for Saturday
$45 for Sunday


Regular Price or A la Carte:

SATURDAY
- Tango: A Game of Improvisation $45

SUNDAY
- Presence: A New Flavor of Chocolate $25
- Feel the Music: Be The Music $25

March Workshop Options (Regular Price):
Please Indicate Role:











Private Lessons with Gabriela:

Gabriela Condrea teaches private lessons for beginning-advanced men, women, (follows, leads) and pairs and has done so all over the United States. Her focus is developing the connection, in the dance overall and in specific areas of difficulty. Gabriela's approach is holistic, seeking to shape her students' dance from the inside-out. In the more intimate setting of private instruction, she has the opportunity to address deeper issues particular to each individual or couple. (Please contact Gabriela for availability)


Pricing & payment:

$70/hr for individuals or pairs – Save $30 w/ purchase of 3 lessons
* Private lesson prices do not include floor fees/rental costs. An additional fee may apply.*

private lesson options


Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, or by pre-paying here:





Questions? Contact Gabriela Condrea directly:

  206.778.3239 | info[at]gabrielacondrea.com


More on Gabriela's Writing & Tango Projects:

  blog: Invisible-Ties.blogspot.com | twitter: @gcondrea
  facebook: Tango is About the Connection & When 1+1=1 by Gabriela Condrea