Archive | September, 2012

Video Notes: Debbie & John Gancho/Boleos

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Students of the Month – Dart & Dottye Rinefort

Students of the Month by Lanny Udell
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Tango Tales

Dart & Dottye Rinefort – Tango Tales 2012
Photo: Alli Novak

 

 

 

Dart and Dottye Rinefort

Dancing tango since: 2008

 

Why tango: (Dottye) I was intrigued by the idea and have always liked sampling something new. Then a high school classmate “dared” me to just try it.  Dart has never missed the opportunity to accompany me on a new journey so we embarked on our tango adventure together. His appetite for travel was rewarded when we were able to explore the origin of the dance – Argentina!

Favorite part: Solving a good mystery or piecing together a complicated puzzle is something we have always enjoyed. The study of Argentine tango meets all those requirements and much more.

Dart & Dottye Rinefort
All About Tango 2011
Photo: Dominic Colacchio

 

About Debbie & John: They are dedicated and compassionate instructors of Argentine tango. When we overcome an obstacle in class, they share in our excitement. They give us the individual attention and encouragement that keeps us moving forward, and they always remind us to have fun.

Anything else:  For the more mature dancer, they say to eat your berries and fill yourself with antioxidants to delay cognitive decline. We say, tango every night of the week and there won’t be any cognitive decline.  Once we have accomplished some of the patterns or “tinker-toys” as John calls them, we need to work on their connection with the music (musicality). That’s the allure: the next challenge!

 

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Video Notes: Debbie & John Rhythmic Sequence

From Monday, September 17, 2012

Come with a partner to Monday night Advanced Class for Couples

Argentine Tango with Debbie & John
167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo, Ca
www.AlmaDelTango.org

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Video Notes: Debbie & John Vals Turns

From Monday, Sept 10th, 2012

Come with a partner to Monday night Advanced Class for Couples

Argentine Tango with Debbie & John
167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo, Ca
www.AlmaDelTango.org

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Video Notes: Debbie & John Barridas & Colgadas

From Monday, August 27, 2012

Come with a partner to Monday night Advanced Class for Couples

Argentine Tango with Debbie & John
167 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo, Ca
www.AlmaDelTango.org

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Student of the Month: Boyer Cole

Students of the Month by Lanny Udell
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Boyer Cole

Name: Boyer Cole

Dancing tango since: 2007

Why tango: I had done all the ballroom dances and was looking for something new.

Favorite part: The creativity, trying to come up with steps during the práctica and connecting the dots from one step to the other. Working to keep the steps in the right expression for the music.  I’m amazed at how quickly I can forget what I learned the night before.

About Debbie & John: They’re great teachers. They take a subject and expand on it so I feel more comfortable with some of the details of the dance, and then they will add on something else that can be used with what I just learned. This progressive approach works well for me.

Anything else? I like Debbie’s newsletters and emails; they’re a great way to stay informed.

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