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Tango Weekend Workshop & Milonga with Matias Sotto from Argentina April 20-21 2024 Fairfield IA

SAVE THE DATE! Join Mati Sotto from Buenos Aires, Pro Argentine Tango Dancer & Instructor in Fairfield, Iowa April 20 -21 for 2 days of his inspired and inspiring teaching of “Natural Tango” technique! This is his 2nd residency in Fairfield, and we are thrilled to welcome him back for this “Dynamics of Tango Partnership” weekend workshop for dancers of all levels.
Click here for full details & workshop schedule.

Questions on the weekend, email Thomas at fairfieldiowatango@gmail.com

Dancers appreciate Mati’s ability to identify and teach the fundamentals of tango for both leaders and followers by coaching them to move in a more balanced, effortless and natural way. He focuses on strengthening his students’ ability to master the elements of tango so they can more easily incorporate these “building blocks” into their social dancing.

Matias Sotto is an internationally recognized Tango Instructor and award-winning dancer who has taught and performed extensively since 2009 in Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Shanghai, Manilla, and Mexico City, and was a featured instructor and performer with Luciana Valle at the 2023 Portland Tango Festival.

April Milonga & Special Lesson

Join Iowa Tango on April 13th for our “Tango Through Time” milonga transporting you to the vintage ballrooms of the 1920s-1950s.

At the historic DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher, IA, you’ll be immersed in a romantic bygone era as you tango across the original 1929 hardwood dance floor surrounded by nostalgic decor and classic tango music spanning the decades. Embrace the theme and dress in your tango-inspired vintage best!

We have an exceptionally special guest instructor this month – Matias Sotto, a renowned tango dancer and teacher hailing directly from the tango capital of Buenos Aires, Argentina. With two decades of professional experience, Matias was the first man to compete in the prestigious World Tango Championships in both lead and follow roles.

Matias will share his mastery focusing on the giro/molinete – the essential circular traveling movements that are the foundation for progressing to more advanced figures. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the true Argentine tango masters!

Matias will also be offering private lessons in Cedar Rapids during the day on Saturday for those wanting more personalized coaching. His visit is timed perfectly to help promote his upcoming Tango Workshop in Fairfield, IA on April 20-21 (See the event posting for more details).

Our very own DJ Irina has curated a special vintage tango playlist spanning the golden era to set the perfect ambiance for this event. You’ll swoon to the sultry sounds of legendary orchestras like Donato, Troilo, Di Sarli and more!

You’re welcome to bring snacks or food to share. Please note that outside drinks are prohibited, but a variety of drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

Lesson plus Milonga Entry: $20
Milonga only: $10
Please cash only

Please help us plan and support tango in Iowa by letting us know you are coming at our Facebook page: #TangoThroughTime @IowaTango 

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March Milonga in Cedar Rapids

Come to experience the world of Argentine Tango with us in Cedar Rapids, as we blend the elegance of dance with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day! Join our friendly community for a dual celebration – a lively milonga paired with the festive charm of St. Paddy’s!

Kick off the night with a special tango lesson led by the talented Victor! Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or taking your first steps, all levels are embraced. Feel free to bring a dish or drink to share, and let’s enjoy good company, great music, and, of course, some wonderful tango moves. Save the date, extend the invitation to your friends, and let’s make this dancing evening unforgettable!

We’ve got a delightful twist for you! Let’s add a dash of spice and joy to the dance floor by encouraging everyone to dress up in a fun and festive way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Whether it’s a hint of green, a full-on leprechaun ensemble, or your own creative twist, let’s infuse our Milonga with a vibrant burst of St. Paddy’s Day spirit!

We’ll be voting for the most fun costumes! The outfits that bring the most joy, laughter, and St. Patrick’s Day spirit will be the ones taking home a fun prize. Spread the word, invite your friends, and let’s make this night a visually stunning celebration with the added fun of our St. Patrick’s Day Costume Contest!  See you on the dance floor, spiced up and dressed to impress.

As the dance floor beckons, our fantastic DJ Irina will keep you twirling and swirling all night long. Get ready for a magical night of Argentine Tango, spiced with the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

If you let us know you are coming we can plan well and make the experience better for you. Go here and say you are going! Share the link with friends to help us spread the word. https://fb.me/e/1V7uWqS6Q

Admission to the event is $10 per person or $15 per leader-follower couple. Please, cash only. See you on the dance floor!

Cedar Rapids Milonga

Join us for an evening of Argentine Tango in Cedar Rapids after a 4-year hiatus!
Let’s gather for a casual, friendly milonga. Feel free to bring a dish or drink to share, and let’s enjoy good company, great music, and, of course, some wonderful tango moves.

Before the dance floor heats up, Victor and Patricia will lead a special tango lesson. All levels are welcome, so whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just starting out, come and learn some new steps. Save the date, invite friends, and let’s make this reunion memorable.

Plus, our fantastic DJ Irina will keep you dancing all night

Catherine & Craig Tango Connection Workshop – February 29th, 2020

The theme of the two classes is deepening the conversation in the dance. Class 1: Connection and Collaboration Connection and Collaboration will help leaders and followers deepen their abilities to be aware of their partner, improvise with each other and the music, and deepen somatic communication through games and exercises. Class 2: Awareness and Agency Expanding on the Connection and Collaboration class, Awareness and Agency explores pivots, pasadas, and the molinete in the context of deepening the conversation between leaders and followers. We will look at how pivots can be an avenue of expression for followers, a variety of entrances into the pasada, leaders and followers using different rhythms in the molinete. We’re excited to welcome Catherine Young and Craig Rypstat in Iowa, they’ll share their vision of Argentine social tango in a refreshing and unpretentious way.

The theme of the two classes is deepening the conversation in the dance.

Class 1: Connection and Collaboration

Connection and Collaboration will help leaders and followers deepen their abilities to be aware of their partner, improvise with each other and the music, and deepen somatic communication through games and exercises.

Class 2: Awareness and Agency

Expanding on the Connection and Collaboration class, Awareness and Agency explores pivots, pasadas, and the molinete in the context of deepening the conversation between leaders and followers. We will look at how pivots can be an avenue of expression for followers, a variety of entrances into the pasada, leaders and followers using different rhythms in the molinete.

Morning yoga class offered by Dre Merello- Yoga for yummy tango- cultivating subtle space in our breath & spine.Powerpoit Catherine1

Holiday Tango

Did you know that Iowa City has an extremely friendly group of Argentine tango dancers? Have you always wanted to try dancing but not sure where to start? Save the date! Holiday Tango at High Ground Cafe, 301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245. Saturday, December 7th.

7 – 8 PM: free class with Ryan and Giang Rudderham
8 – 11 PM: free social dance, music by courtesy of DJ V.V.

You can come to get to know our group, dance with us, or just watch if you’d like. Two-left-feet are definitely welcome!!

Cedar Rapids Classes *Fall/Winter Schedule 7:00 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 7:00-8:00 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 7:00-8:00 p.m. Practice: 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost for the class will be $ 5.00 p/ person.

Locations:

See the event calendar for details on specific dates.