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Redwood Tango Trio – Des Moines – Saturday 8 September 2018

Get this one on your calendar now! It will be another wonderful night of dancing Argentine Tango to live music. The trio had played in Iowa City in the past and we now will have a milonga in Des Moines in September. Look forward to seeing you there!

When: Saturday September 8, 2018 – 8pm-12am

Where: Salsa Des Moines

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Cedar Rapids Classes *Summer Schedule 7:30 start*

Thursday Classes in Cedar Rapids

Have you ever wanted to learn the most sexy and sensual dance in the world? Now is your chance. Thursday Nights from 7:30-8:30 PM our tango instructors from South America teach the Tango in ways everybody can understand. It is explained in such a way that all can follow along and no prior dance experience is necessary. The lessons are taught in a group format with individual instruction.

Develop the foundations of Tango, walking technique, embrace, connection, posture, rhythm and navigational skills.

What are you waiting for? Join us and have some fun!

  • No previous dance experience or partner is required
  • Every Thursday 7:30-8:30 p.m. Practice: 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Cost for the class will be $ 5.00 p/ person.

Locations:

See the event calendar for details on specific dates.

Iowa City Classes

Tuesday and Sunday Classes in Iowa City

The Iowa City Tango Club  offers Tuesday evening tango and drop-in classes beginning 7:00pm at The Center, and Sunday evening classes beginning 7:00pm at Jazzercise. 

  • No previous dance experience or partner is required.
  • Classes taught by Carlos Rodriguez and Lana Dolovcak
  • Practica directly following class
  • Cost for the class will be $ 5.00 p/ person.

Tuesday Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Level 1 Class
  • 8:15-9:15 p.m. Level 2 Class

Sunday Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Level 1 Class

See the event calendar for details on specific dates.

Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio – Live Tango Music in Iowa City – Friday March 23, 2018

We are excited to host the Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio from Buenos Aires and San Francisco for a night of live Tango music and dancing! Come to dance or just to listen and watch!

When: March 23 8-12pm
Cost: $15

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Mariano Barreiro, pianist and arranger born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. In his vast artistic tour, Mariano has integrated with tango, jazz and Argentine folklore ensembles. Mariano has presented concerts in Europe, North America and Asia; performing in concert halls and milongas. He recorded his first tango duo album with Santiago Cursach and the special participation of musicians of the stature of the violinist Pablo Agri, the bandoneonist Horacio Romo and contrabassist Horacio Cabarco. He has made musical arrangements of tango for international productions and artists, amongst which stands out the international singer Candi Sosa de Cuba. Mariano has also participated in international festivals including the International Festival of Tango of Tallinn (Finland), Tangopostale Festival (Toulouse, France), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, NV USA), Festival of the Five Continents (Switzerland) as well as Festival de Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Santiago Cursach, guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher of tango and folklore. Santiago has toured Europe and North America giving concerts in concert halls and milongas. Some notable shows and events include: Festival of Tangopostale of Toulouse (France), Festival of the Five Continents (Switzerland), Festival de Tango (Montreal, Canada), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, NV USA), Tango de Tampere (Finland), Festival de Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He has also performed at milongas in Russia and Germany. Santiago has arranged and recorded CDs of tango, folklore, bosa nova, samba and rock. He has recorded with celebrated musicians such as maestro Horacio Romo, the violinist Pablo Agri, singer Esteban Riera and bassist Guillermo Ferrer (musician of Osvaldo Pugliese’s Orchestra), amongst other recognized artists.
 
Bandoneonist, and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango EnsembleCharles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome. Redwood Tango Ensemble was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015, and has shared concert bills with Kronos QuartetDel Sol QuartetRob Reich Quintet, and members of Tango Sin Fin. Charles was a guest bandoneonist with the California Symphony and San Jose Chamber Orchestra, toured as bandoneonist with the Argentine ensembles Tango BC Trío, Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio, Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and premiered his own works with the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. His compositions and collaborative works have been released with the record labels 482 MusicSereinRopeadope Records, and Front Forty Press.

Live music with Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrell Footer – September 19th – Iowa City

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The Iowa Tango Club has the honor of hosting Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrell Footer on Tuesday, September 19 at The Center located at 28 S Linn Street Iowa City. These are 2 musicians who blend Tango and Blues music. We will have a beginner/introductory tango class from 7:00-8:00 with their multmedia presentation to follow from 8:00-10:00. The cost will be $10 which includes the tango lesson. See you on Tuesday!