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Loyola offers Argentine tango workshop this summer

June 18, 2010

Ever wanted to learn to tango? This summer, the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will offer a tango workshop instructed by Argentinean musician, singer and dancer Ernesto Rassi.

The week-long Argentine tango workshop is open to the public for a fee of $100 and runs June 28 – July 1. The workshop will culminate with a performance in Loyola’s Marquette Hall on Friday, July 2, at 7 p.m.

The course includes sessions on introduction to rhythms: tango, milonga and vals; embrace and connection; walk forwards and backwards; musicality; intro to basic tango step; forward eight; back eight; left turn; right turn; milonga box step; eight milonguero style; and embrace and endings.

For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Parent, Loyola lecturer of theatre arts, at esparent@loyno.edu or 504-250-8621.

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