The Tango Center

... in downtown Eugene

Marisela Rizik Classes & Events


Marisela Rizik Classes & Events

Regular tango classes on Tuesdays and on Sundays. Click link above for details. Write me or call 485 - 6647 I organized La Milonguita every Sundays (practicing and dancing) 7:30-8 supervised practica. 8-10:30 dancing. $5.00

Location: Eugene, OR
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2009

Tango Level 1- Sunday, May 10 - 3-4pm

Intermediate- Sunday,4-5 pm- Close embrace Intermediate on-going.

It may change according to attendance. Intermediate(close;open embrace) is on-going

Each level:
6 week series -$55 (60 at the door). Drop-ins$12

No partner necessary. Private lessons available.

All my classes emphasize connection, posture, elegance and musicality.

I have a great passion for teaching. I have been teaching Spanish for over 20 years. There are many similarities between teaching a language and teaching a dance. It requires patience, perseverance and practice.
My emphasis, when I teach Argentine tango, is in preparing the students to achieve a sense of easiness and flow caused by the intimate energy of two bodies moving as one. To achieve this higher level of dancing argentine tango, the student must be willing to work in improving the connection to his own body.
The second part of my approach is to work on the connection to the partner, learning to listen to the ever subtle messages of another person's pulsating energy- the music within. This preparation makes the drawing of patterns effortless.

General background information: (for more) check my website:
Author: Of Forgotten Times," a novel published by Curbstone Press (2004).
BA Telecommunication and Film, University of Oregon
BA Spanish literature.
Spanish teacher for the last 20 years.

Dear Marisela:
Learning the fundamentals of Argentine Tango from you has been invaluable to me. Now I am beginning to float on the floor; and can follow the lead with much more grace. I have learned that the very best dancers have all worked on fundamentals first and let the "Tango steps" come on their own much later.
Alison Asher, Artist and tango dancer. July, 2008

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Downtown Eugene

We are part of an alliance of people and organizations who have revitalized West Broadway in downtown Eugene. We've done everything: we even experimented with a The Weekday Market.

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The Downtown Neighborhood Association

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The Tango Center was a critical part of the Downtown Revitalization now in place ... actually saving the downtown from destruction, in cooperation with many colleagues, in the 2007 ballot measure that stopped the city from funding the destruction with 'Urban Renewal' funding. In the process of shutting down with much publicity in 2009,  the building was sold to a different non-profit, which is preserving the building:

Lord Leebrick Theatre



About Us

The Tango Center
2003 - 2009

Greg Bryant
Executive Director Emeritus

Olga Volchkova
Art Director Emerita

Evan Griffiths
Artistic Director Emeritus

Rebecca Rorick Smith
Artistic Director Emerita

Andrew Dugas
Artistic Director Emeritus

Rebecca Oswald
Music Director Emerita

Rhonda Kalista
General Manager Emerita

Adrienne Black
Operations Director Emerita

Yifang Qian
Event Manager Emerita

Elizabeth Foster
Events Manager Emerita

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Eugene Weekly TC Closure

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