Friday ~ December 27th, 2013


11a – noon Warm-Up & Registration Kona Kai
noon – 1:15p Session 1 Kona Kai
Maria & Felipe Playing footsie: A hidden language. Interm/Adv
Maria & Gustavo Speaking a silent language: embrace, communication, connection. All Levels
1:30 – 2:45p Session 2 Kona Kai
Maria & Felipe Turns and the foundation of tango structure. All Levels
Maria & Gustavo Milonga: 2×4= 3: The mathematics of traspié. Interm/Adv
Saturday ~ December 28th, 2013


10:45a – 11:45a Kona Kai

11a – noon Warm-Up & Registration Kona Kai
noon – 1:15p Session 3 Kona Kai
Maria & Gustavo Elegant and yet playful: secrets to make the Salón style as fun as you can take. All Levels
Vanja & Jay Sacadas with syncopas Int/Adv
Alex Krebs Turns in close embrace for a crowded dancefloor. Adv
1:30p – 2:45p Session 4 Kona Kai
Ney & Jennifer Making Room for Embellishments Int/Adv
Maria & Felipe Felipe & Maria’s favorite moves: Fun sequences with playful dialogue. Adv
Alex Krebs Technique I for Leaders and Followers: body mechanics for posture, balancing, walking, the embrace and connection All Levels
Sunday ~ December 29th, 2013


11am – 11:45am Warm-Up & Registration Main Ballroom
Carrie Field Tango Body Foundation™ warm up – Free to Festival Participants Coronado Room

Noon – 1:15p Session 5 Kona Kai
Alex Krebs Technique II: body mechanics for pivots, ochos, and molinetes/giros Int/Adv
Ney & Jennifer Close-Embrace Turns: Super-cool, super-compact turns for the social dance floor (Int/Adv) Interm/Adv
Maria & Felipe Dissociation and the power of spiral movement. All Levels
1:30p – 2:45p Session 6 Kona Kai
Maria & Felipe Changes of dynamics and qualities of movement. Intermediate
Maria & Gustavo Vals: Spinning around the line: In and off axis turns to navigate the floor. Adv
Homer & Cristina Tension and Release (relating embrace & musical phrasing) All Levels

Monday ~ December 30th, 2013


noon – 12:45p Warm-Up & Registration Main Ballroom
Carrie Field Tango Body Foundation™ warm up – Free to Festival Participants Coronado Room
Iona Italia Musicality Lecture: Listening out for the violins Pt. Loma 1

1:00p – 2:15p Session 7 Kona Kai
Maria & Gustavo Musicality: Surfing the depths of the music to enrich your dance beyond your dreams. Int/Adv
Vanja & Jay Dancing to DDP (Di Sarli, D’Arienzo and Pugliese) All Levels
2:30p – 3:45p Session 8 Kona Kai
Ney & Jennifer Fantasy Combinations and Their Social Versions (Adv) Advanced
Homer & Cristina Compact Colgadas Int/Adv
Alex Krebs Adding expression to your dance through timing and dynamics of movements. Int/Adv

Tuesday ~ December 31st, 2013


noon – 12:45p Warm-Up & Registration Main Ballroom
Carrie Field Tango Body Foundation™ warm up – Free to Festival Participants Coronado Room
Derrick Del Pilar Tango Lyrics Lecture Pt. Loma 1

1:00p – 2:15p Session 9 Kona Kai
Ney & Jennifer Close Colgadas for Vals Adv
Homer & Cristina Close Embrace Surprises Int/Adv
2:30p – 3:45p Session 10 Kona Kai
Vanja & Jay Circularity and elasticity All Levels
Maria & Gustavo The geometry of traspié: lineal and pivoted traspiés. Adv
Ney & Jennifer Paradas and Cruzadas: Technique and Variations Int/Adv