Mini-intensive Session with Alex Krebs, Feb. 5th, 2017

This 2-hour session will help kickstart your tango and give you the basic skills needed to go out dancing.  We will cover posture, walking, the embrace, connection, musicality and 5 basic pieces of vocabulary to get you going on the dancefloor.  This session is suitable for those new to tango or those with less than 2 months of tango experience.

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Lcoation: Tango Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 24 people.

Cost: $25

For more information contact Alex: tangoberretin@gmail.com

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Technique Intensive Weekend, April 14th-16th, 2017

Over the years Alex has developed the idea that to dance well one needs to not only refine one skill, but refine a variety of skills.  We will be working on introducing/developing these skills and then learning which skill to apply in which situation -- adapting our technique based on the connection of the couple.

Friday

6:30-8pm: Posture, axis, connection, and vasrious types of walking.  Learning how to adjust our walk to connect better with our partner

Saturday

noon-4pm: the embrace(s), the cross, spirals, pivots ("structured" and "unstructured"), ochos and molinetes.

Sunday

noon-4pm: Dynamics, combining elements, review

Cost: $125 for the entire weekend.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

 For the intensive workshops:

Please bring a lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Followers: bring flat shoes in addtion to any heels you might bring.

Temporary reservations are made by e-mailing Alex Krebs (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com), and reservations are then confirmed once payment is made via check to Alex Krebs sent to: Alex Krebs, 6305 SE Foster Rd., Portland, OR 97206 or via PayPal (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com).  Full payment within two weeks of making a reservation is required in order to hold a spot.  Refunds are available 4 weeks before start of the intensive.  If you cancel 2-4 weeks before the start, you can get your money back if somebody on the wait-list signs up and pays (Alex will help with this).  No refunds within 2 weeks of the intensive.

For more information contact Alex Krebs (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com

 

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Musicality Intensive Weekend with Alex Krebs, Nov. 17th-19th, 2017

     Having been a lifelong musician and dancer, Alex brings a unique perspective into understanding and teaching musicality in tango.  Among other things, Alex has played the bandoneón for 15 years, has composed over 20 original tangos, recorded 6 albums, and has backed up legendary tango singers Alberto Podestá and Ariel Ardit.  He has also focused on/taught musicality in the dance for 17 years.

  This weekend will focus on understanding tango rhythms better, being able to hear the structure and layers in the music, cover the history of the orchestras and the subtle similarities and differences between the orchestras, dynamics ans articulation, and also will learn different ways of interpreting the music through dance.

Friday

6:30-8pm: lecture (no dancing).  Please bring paper and a pencil

Saturday

noon-4pm: Rhythm, lyricism and interpretation (dancing)

Sunday

noon-4pm: History, orchestras, dynamics/articulation, and a review of Saturday's material (dancing)

Cost: $125 for the entire weekend

 

 For the intensive workshops:

Please bring a lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Followers: bring flat shoes in addtion to any heels you might bring.

Temporary reservations are made by e-mailing Alex Krebs (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com), and reservations are then confirmed once payment is made via check to Alex Krebs sent to: Alex Krebs, 6305 SE Foster Rd., Portland, OR 97206 or via PayPal (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com).  Full payment within two weeks of making a reservation is required in order to hold a spot.  Refunds are available 4 weeks before start of the intensive.  If you cancel 2-4 weeks before the start, you can get your money back if somebody on the wait-list signs up and pays (Alex will help with this).  No refunds within 2 weeks of the intensive.

For more information contact Alex Krebs (tangoberretin [at] gmail [dot] com