Intro Ballroom: Tango & Rumba
Tango is the "Dance of Passion" and Rumba is the "Dance of Love" among the Ballroom Dances. For this 4-Week Intro Ballroom Course, you will be learning Basic Patterns from both the Ballroom Tango and Rumba. We will spend the first 30 minutes on Tango, and the last 30 minutes on the Rumba. If you have been thinking about learning some Ballroom, this is the course you want to take!!!!
No Partner, No Experience Required
When: Saturdays May 10, 17, 24, 31 @12:00-1:00pm
Where: Sherman Oaks Dance Academy
14622 Ventura Blvd, #204, Sherman Oaks, CA
** Studio on 2nd Floor, above Jamba Juice. Park in the back (validation up to 2 hrs), or on the side streets. Please read street signs carefully.
Instructor: Marisa Hamamoto
New Class & New Meetup Special:
$25 for All 4 Weeks! (Normally $50) Prepay below by May 2 midnight
***Limited to 20 students - Must Prepay Below by Friday, May Midnight. Prices will go up to $50 thereafter, space permitted.
Minimum to open class will be 12 people.
*** Due to a largely discounted price, there will be no refunds or make-up classes for this course.
This gorgeous and improvisational style of dancing has its origins in the brothels of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century. Argentine gauchos (cowboys) would dance with the prostitutes in what was then the world’s first Milonga. Argentine Tango has evolved to become the extraordinary dance form that is today.
* Video to the right: One of my favorite Argentine Tangos on Youtube
Rumba is universally recognized as the dance of love. It is danced to slow, sensual music with a Latin beat and features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion.” Rumba is derived from the Afro-Caribbean dance “Son” and has been popular in the states as a ballroom dance since the 1930′s.
* Video on the Right: Currentl World Latin American Dance Champions Joanna Leunis and Michael Malitowsky demonstrate Basic steps in the Rumba