Thursday, February 26, 2009

About teaching

I prefer to challenge my students to be good. I want to challenge my students to be better. I want to treat them as good dancers. I do not want mediocrity among my students; I do not want to treat them as mediocre students or persons, I do not need mediocre people around me to believe that I am good.
I want them to be good so they challenge me to be better and I challenge them to be better yet.

SATURDAY, February 28th

Come for a workshop with Marcelo Solis, dance at the evening Milonga, stay overnight and play on the lovely Monterey Peninsula on Sunday. What a great weekend! Afternoon workshops, and then in the evening, dance at the special "Milonga Sin Nombre" D.J. by Marcelo, with a pre-Milonga class. $25 per workshop class, $40 for both. Workshops: 1st: 1:30-3:00 pm Leader & Follower Technique for all levels: posture, connection, musicality from the leader/follower situation. 2nd: 3:00-4:30 pm Leader & Follower Technique for Intermediates (it is recommended that you also take the 1st workshop to take full advantage of this one): circular movements. (A limited number of privates are available; call Diana 831-373-6762 to reserve this.) Milonga: “Milonga Sin Nombre" 9-12:00. Pre-Milonga class by Marcelo: floor craft, musicality, etiquette. D.J. Marcelo! Milonga $10 Milonga & class $15. Contact: Diana 831-373-6762 Charles 831 601-7199. Marcelo: 415-412-1866. Where; A Park Avenue Studio 33 Park Avenue Monterey, C. 93940

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday02-11-09 class at VIMA review with Olga.

System, pivots, foot change, lead and follow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The way to be in control is to just let it go. If you hold it with tension, that is not control; it is just that: hold and tension. If you hold it, it will explode somewhere because you put to much pressure on it.
Dancing itself should be your tool to relax.

Monday 02-09-09 Intermediate class review at Alberto's Night Club

Combination sacadas.

Monday 02-09-09 Fundamentals and Technique Class at Alberto's review with DalRae.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Friday 02-06-09 Intermediate Class at Lafayette Dance Center review with Susan.

Fundamentals for "sacadas".

Friday 02-06-09 Fundamental and Technique Class at Lafayette Dance Center review with Kristen.

Balance, connection, footwork.

This coming week…

MONDAY, February 9th at Alberto’s Night Club.

7:00 to 8:00pm Fundamentals & technique.
8:00 to 9:00pm Intermediate class on “Sacadas combinations”.
9:00 to 10:00pm Practice.

Price:$13 per class, $25 both classes, including practice.
At Alberto’s Night Club, 736 W. Diana St, Mountain View. *see map.
More info: or call (415) 412-1866.

WEDNESDAY, February 11th at VIMA Dance Studio.

8:00 to 9:00pm all levels class focusing on posture, balance and footwork.
9:00 to 11:00pm practice (new) Try Marcelo’s “practica style rice”
Personalized attention to each student.

Price: $ 14 class and practice, $5 practice only.
At VIMA Dance Studio, 560 Third St, San Francisco, CA 94107. *see map.
More info: or call (415) 412-1866.

THURSDAY, February 12th at Social Hall, C.C.C. of Walnut Creek.

Next series start Thursday, February 12th
6:30 to 7:30pm Latin Rhythms.
7:30 to 8:30pm Beginner tango class.
8:30 to 9:30pm Intermediate tango class on “turns”.

Cost: $45 five weeks session.
Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek.
City of Walnut Creek Recreational Department. *See map
More info: or call (925) 209-4124. Register in classroom.

FRIDAY, February 13th at Lafayette Dance Center.

8:00 to 9:00pm Fundamentals & technique class.
9:00 to 10:00pm Intermediate class on “Sacadas 2”.
10:00pm to midnight Milonga.
Stay after class to practice or join us after 10pm to dance in a nice and friendly atmosphere!

$12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only.
At Lafayette Dance Center 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. CA 94549.
Off street parking is available. *see map
Snacks and refreshments included.
More info: or call (925) 209-4124.

SUNDAY, February 15th Marcelo is DJing at Alberto’s milonga.

7:00 pm - 11:00pm Milonga with the best music from Buenos Aires. DJing Marcelo.
$10 milonga only.

At Alberto’s Night Club, 736 W. Diana St, Mountain View. *see map.
More info: or call (415) 412-1866.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday02-04-09 class at VIMA review with Olga.

System, connection, lead and follow, line of dance.

Sunday, February 8th at Cafe Cocomo

7:30 to 8:30 pm. All levels class on leader’s and follower’s technique and fundamentals working about:
1) The magnitude of the subtleties. Whispering the lead.
2) Moving through sand: footwork, balance, connection, musicality and relaxation.
3) The leg as cable/pendulum-direction/swing determined by leader’s motion.
8:30pm to 12:30am Argentine Tango Favorites by: DJ POLO.
$5 lesson, $ 10 plus. (doors open @ 7pm)
CafeCocomo 650 Indiana st, San Francisco, CA 94107

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Body as a medium: Lead and follow.

You have to let your body to be a medium for the waves that come from my body to travel through your body towards the floor.
You distribute your body weight between the floor and your partner. The proportions in this distribution are not fixed. Dance is dynamism, so these proportions change all the time in a musical/rhythmical way.