Switch Tango Series & Practica

When
Event has passed (Tue Oct 16, 2018 - Tue Oct 16, 2018)
Where
Studio Valencia
Time
08:00 PM
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Description

Equalize Follow, Lead & Roletrade Tango skills in Weekly Sessions of Class & Facilitated Practice, cumulative in Monthly Topics. $16 Dropin, $35 Pass, $65 Add-on Privates. CLASS 8pm. PRACTICA 9pm. TEACHER: Ali Woolwich. INFO: Call/Text 415-335-6384. *Common Questions in FAQs Below.*


RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/203522696889057
SEPT 2018 Topic: Ocho Cortado Springboard. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

DO I NEED TANGO SHOES & A PARTNER?
No Partner Required. Yes, you need smooth-bottom pivot-turn FLAT shoes (leather or suede soles). NO heels, NO rubber soles, NO slip-on shoes or boots: must lace or strap. 


WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Weekly Class & Practica taught gender-neutral, LGBT-inclusive, & sequential in Monthly topics. All partners rotate, in each duet both dancers work on all 3 skills in each exercise & phrase. Warm-up Solo Exercises help dancers more rapidly level-up w/ home-practice. Music is 50/50 Classic Tango & Fusion/Electronic. This is a platonic, team-oriented, focused training environment; we encourage the formation of 4-Person Practice Teams. We integrate floor navigation skills with Roletrade transitions and provide Switch etiquette to make it easy to find Switch dancers in every milonga worldwide.
7:55pm WARM-UP. Change your shoes, sign in, do a warm-up walk in Line of Dance. Warm-Up is strongly recommended before Class.

8pm CLASS.
LEVEL is Pre-Intermediate: at least 1 month's experience required. Beginners who have never danced Tango before can book 4 Private Lessons for $160 prior to attending STS. Attend Class as a DropIn or by the Monthly Topic.
9-10pm PRACTICA.
Attendance til 9:15pm is REQUIRED.
Partners change after each 2-song set (tanda), initiated by cortinas, while Teacher is on hand to answer questions. Practica runs line-of-dance to allow practice of roletrades mid-song integrated with floor navigation skills. Per tanda, partners can opt to dance Both-Role: one song each in Lead and Follow, or dance Switch: continuously inviting & receiving roletrades back & forth (pass, steal & place) throughout the Tanda. In this Practica environment it's OK to both verbally ask partners to dance as well as practicing your cabaceo (The Look & Nod) to non-verbally change partners.

WHAT-TO-WEAR?
Casual pants with give/stretch that allow you to move in every direction. NO big belt buckles, NO big jewelry.

WHEN ARE YOU CLOSED?For closures for Holidays & Tour Dates, check our FB Group/Event and tangomango.org weekly. Closures 2018-2019: SEP 4, OCT 30, NOV 27, DEC 25, JAN 1 2019, APR 30 2019. SF SWITCH TANGO is a project of Humilityswim Dance Media (HDM).
Join our FB Group for weekly updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sfswitchtango/


WHO's THE TEACHER? 
Ali Woolwich has been a professional Modern/Contemporary Dancer and teacher for 30+ years, taking up Argentine Tango 10 years ago and teaching Switch Tango nationally since 2012. Ali has been Director of Humilityswim Dance Media (HDM) in San Francisco since 1999, producing weekly Class Series, Workshops, and dance conference events in Modern/Contemporary Partnering, performance techniques, dance-for-camera, and Social Dance Forms both locally and nationally for universities, studio professional dancers, teacher training programs, LGBT community organizations and a range of recreationalists: kids, teens, disabled dancers, and elders. Ali's teaching is informed by decades' training and practice in Release Techniques, Dance Conditioning for Movement Efficiency and Injury Prevention, yoga and and massage. 


HOW DO I BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS?
Private lessons with Ali Woolwich are available at 4 San Francisco studios by appointment Wed-Sun, to book: FIRST call/text 415-335-6384 to confirm a timeslot; then select the Private Lesson 1-Session or 4-Session option from the Eventbrite Ticketing Menu and complete lesson payment.

Location

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  1. Studio Valencia 455A Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA