2016 Class Schedule

All classes take place at the Kona Kai Resort

Thursday ~ December 31st 2015
10:30 – 11:00 amWarm-Up & Registration
11:00 am – 12:15 pmSession 1
FREE! Tango InFormCarrie FieldMove Deliciously from your hips, stretching and swinging into your weekendAll Level
What your partner really wantsVania ReyComfortable and flexible embrace, how to express lyrical, rhythmic and dramatic music through your feet and bodies.All Level
12:30 – 1:45 pmSession 2
Homer & Cristina’s Way of Connected WalkingHomer & Cristina Learn the concepts that keep us glued together and communicating!All Level
Connection & Freedom of movement in Milonguero embraceEva and PabloDiscover possibilities to feel free in the close embraceInt.
Vals MusicalityDaniela & HernanPlaying with the 1,2,3…Int.
2:00 – 3:15 pmSession 3
Parallel and Cross SystemEva & PabloUnderstanding parallel and cross systems to play with them.All Level
Cross-Foot Concepts with Funky Rock-StepsHomer & CristinaSuper charge your standard rock-steps with these rhythmic, fun, and challenging variations.Int.
Rolling Into the EmbraceDaniela & HernanHow to turn and do ochos without losing connection.Int./Adv.

Friday ~ January 1st 2016
10:30 – 11:00 amWarm-Up & Registration
11:00 am – 12:15 pmSession 4
FREE TangoInFormCarrie FieldThe core of tango; elastic, toneastic and fantastic abdominalsAll Level
Chest LeadingEva & PabloManagement of the upper body to lead/follow properly.Int
Volcada (Controlled Falling) WrapsHomer & CristinaHow to safely and confidently lead and follow these beautiful and expressive tango gestures.Adv.
12:30 – 1:45 pmSession 5
What 14 years of leading, often in high heels, taught me.Vania ReyGrounding, balance, energy and leading from the hips. (Leader’s technique – open to men and women who lead)All Level
Make the feet speakEva & PabloLearning floorplay with the feet of your partnerAdv.
Overturned Ochos for Leaders & FollowersHomer & CristinaGet your ocho factory warmed-up.  Leaders and followers alike will learn how to enable these very dynamic and social movements!Int.
2:00 – 3:15 pmSession 6
ValsHomer & CristinaPhrasing, Fills, & Pitter-PatterInt.
Milonga traspieEva & PabloUnderstanding traspie rhythm and how to communicate it to your partnerInt.
Boleos and Sacadas for the social dance-floorDaniela & HernanHow to lead, follow and embellish boleos without losing the idea of dancing in a milonga.Adv.

Saturday ~ January 2nd 2016
10:30 – 11:00 amWarm-Up & Registration
11:00 am – 12:15 pmSession 7
FREE! Tango InFormCarrie FieldVoluptuous spinal spiral and inviting embrace.All Level
Adaptive Technique for Leaders and FollowersAlex & PatriciaChanging posture, axis, the walk, the connection, and musicality based on awareness.Int/Adv
Unconventional Sacadas within the giro.Eva & Pablo Playing with Sacadas for Giro lovers.Adv.
12:30 – 1:45 pmSession 8
The Dynamic EmbraceAlex & PatriciaChanging the embrace to accommodate comfortable movement.Int/Adv.
Boleo and Giro CombinationsDaniela & HernanBuild progressively more complex combinations with turns, boleos and adornments to advance your tango vocabulary.Int/Adv.
Milonga lisa y traspiéEva & PabloPlaying with traspié and lisa, combinations that make milonga fun while keeping the flow of the line of dance.Int/Adv
2:00 – 3:15 pmSession 9
Dance like air, water or earthVania ReySecrets of grounding while being as light on your partner as you choose. (Follower’s technique. Wear clothes for rolling on the floor and bring the shoes you would use at a milonga. Open for women and men who want to follow.)All Level
Micro-tangoAlex & PatriciaCreating a dance in less than a square meterInt./Adv.
ValsDaniela & HernanVals: infinite turns.Int/Adv

Sunday ~ January 3rd 2016
10:30 – 11:00 amWarm-Up & Registration
11:00 am – 12:15 pmSession 10
FREE! Tango InFormCarrie FieldFoot and leg release and rejuvenationAll Level
GirosDaniela & HernanOff-Axis girosAdv.
12:30 – 1:45 pmSession 11
Silky ochos and divine molinetesVania ReyFeel beautiful, powerful and in control in every pivot or molinete. (Followers’ technique. Wear clothes for rolling on the floor and bring the shoes you’d use in the milonga. Open for women and men who want to follow.)All Level
Follower’s free legAlex & Patricia

Leading/Following the follower’s free leg vs. shifting the follower’s axis

MilongaDaniela & HernanDancing to the melody and embellishment for lead and follow.Int/Adv
2:00 – 3:15 pmSession 12
EmbellishmentsVania ReyIt’s not about what, it’s about how, if you want to shine! BOTH follower’s technique classes are PREREQUISITES for this class. (Followers’ technique. Bring your high heels.)All Level
MusicalityAlex & PatriciaDynamics, timing, and interpretation to add expressionInt/Adv
Advanced EnrosquesHomer & CristinaEnrosques (Corkscrew Embellishments) for Leaders & FollowersAdv.