UPCOMING CLASSES IN April-May - 2009
NEW SERIES FOR BEGINNERS
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
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: www.mariselarizik.com
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.
COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS:
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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