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Уроки танго! с 21 октября 2011. Ждем всех желающих [Oct. 21st, 2011|02:27 pm]
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bruja_enamorada

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Базовый курс танго с Эрнесто Кармона. Сентябрь-октябрь 2011. [Aug. 27th, 2011|06:57 pm]
Dancers who got started late & still want to excel

bruja_enamorada
Аргентинское танго – это не просто танец, состоящий из набора различных фигур и элементов, это диалог с партнером, это те чувства и эмоции, которые переполняют Вас в данный момент. Научиться танцевать аргентинское танго – это научиться выражать своим телом то, что порой сложно сказать словами, научиться слушать другого, научиться радоваться и грустить, любить и ненавидеть. Передать ощущения от этого танца

практически невозможно – это можно только почувствовать самому.

Если Вам давно хотелось открыть мир аргентинского танго, но не было возможности или не складывались обстоятельства, то возможно сейчас настало то самое время!

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"Tango-improvisation or art to be yourself" [May. 30th, 2011|02:51 pm]
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bruja_enamorada
"Tango-improvisation or art to be yourself". The unique course from legendary Norma Gomez Tomasi.


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http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207066379332285

http://vkontakte.ru/event27313609
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(no subject) [May. 28th, 2007|02:45 pm]
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museumfreak
Southeast Contact Improvisation Jam, July 6-8, Atlanta GACollapse )
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First Time in a Long Time [Jun. 1st, 2006|11:44 am]
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penguido
Last night I went back to Hot Pot Studios (Sacramento, CA) for my first bellydance class in 6 months. I got hugs from Amy (the troupe leader), who remembered me, and hellos from some of the other girls I used to dance with, so it was a warm and happy atmosphere. I wore comfortable clothes, a little more "hippy" than I'd go out in but fine for dance class (last winter skirts were all the rage in class, and I was out of place in my yoga pants), brought water, and stepped into the Into class, the very basic super-beginners class. I thought I'd do that class for a few weeks as warm up, make sure I remembered the steps, and then switch to a beginner (next level up class) on another night once summer school starts.

I thought I'd retained most of my ability from last winter. I was wrong.

I got into class to find the fashion had shifted and they're all back to yoga pants. Fine, great, now I can be more comfortable when I go next week. This was not a problem. The class is getting ready for a recital so they were on the last leg of a choreography, instead of explaining a lot of moves we did just a small portion, mostly upper body. In Mychelle's class we did mostly lower body and some rib circles but I'd done these moves at Hot Pot before so I knew the techniques.

What I don't have any longer is the muscle to back the techniques up.

Everything hurt, and my stamina is shot - I was trembling after holding moves for a few minutes. Moreover, my wieght is really holding me back ... In Mychelle's class*, because it's caberet (which is mainly solo dancing) and very movement based (we move around the room a lot) and leg shimmies, I could do that, and do it well, and feel good. In the tribal classes it's very performance based, you're in a block of dancers all doing the same moves because the main troupe makes their living from doing performances, and the lower level classes are taught those same songs (the current intro song is the same one the intro class learned last year, so I actually know most of it still) so they can perform too. My wieght makes it look as if I'm not taking moves as far as I think I am, and you can't see much difference when I move.

I'm frustrated. I'm certainly not dropping the classes, but I'm frustrated with myself for losing so much this semester when I barely danced at all. I know I actually weigh less than I did last winter but I look worse. I feel as if my brain has the knowledge but my body has to start all over again from Day One.

My plan is to keep up with class each week, plus add in workouts during the week specifically to help with the dance (my daily walking is good for my health but doesn't make me dance better) like yoga and going back to DDR. I'll keep up with the weight loss and diet (lost another 2 pounds this week) and hopefully in a few months all of these things together will let me see a difference.

I still had a good time, and I still love dancing.

*Formerly at Healthy Habits, Mychelle is taking a break from teaching dance right now.
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