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Tango Dance Lesson & Party

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

What?: Don’t miss the Argentine Tango Club at OSU’s monthly Potluck Dance Lesson and Social, the first Friday of every month! There will be a tango lesson at 7-8pm taught by Steve Darmo from Toledo. Then there will be open dancing until 10:45 DJ’ed by Steve. The event is at The Women’s Fieldhouse – 1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus 43221.

Cost is – FREE for first-time attendees. Otherwise, $3 for students & $5 for non-students for Lesson & Practica or $2 for students & $3 for non-students for Practica Only. Bring food to share and come dance the night away.

This is a great opportunity to meet new dancers and learn something new:) The instructors will be available to help us out, give feedback, and answer questions. No partner or dance experience is needed!

The lesson will be geared more towards being a musicality class than being a strict class on steps and figures. From my experience, creating good endings comes from either knowing the music or being able to anticipate when (and how) the music will end. The steps are secondary and are necessarily mostly improvisation to fit in what you can within the limitations of the dance space available, the skill level of your partner, and the number of beats remaining when you recognize the music will end.

More about Steve:
Steve Darmo has been dancing tango for over 10 years and has been teaching in Toledo since 2014. Before beginning to learn social dancing he was a distance runner. He competed in college and later finished a dozen Steve Darmo has been dancing tango for over 10 years and has been teaching in Toledo since 2014. Before beginning to learn social dancing he was a distance runner. He competed in college and later finished a dozen marathons including Boston and New York. He began to learn Latin and ballroom dancing in 2008. But when he saw Argentine tango for the first time in a class in Ann Arbor he was captivated. “When I heard Argentine tango music for the first time and saw how they were dancing I immediately recognized that this was the dance for me. I thought – why am I messing around with salsa when I could be doing this?” He found a beginner tango series starting up in Toledo and soon become obsessed with the music and the dance. In the years that followed he has studied with many of the best instructors from around the world and regularly takes trips to Buenos Aires to learn the technique, codes, and finer details of social dancing from the milongueros there.
Steve has danced socially in milongas throughout Buenos Aires and Europe as well as North America. He writes about his travel experiences and observations in his blog “The International Tango Machine.” Steve recently completed his first book, “Tango Endings.” It was published in February 2018. https://www.amazon.com/Tango-Endings-Argentine-Anticipate-Musical/dp/153980724X/
Steve has also been a tango DJ since 2013 and organizes a weekly practica in Toledo. He has an extensive knowledge of tango music and strives to create a fun atmosphere with good energy and excellent music for dancing. He DJs regularly in Toledo, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, and Detroit.

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Date:
January 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Argentine tango club at OSU
Phone:
3303221885
Email:
tangoosucolumbus@gmail.com
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Venue

Women’s Fieldhouse
1790 Cannon Drive
Columbus, OH 43210 United States
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Phone:
3303221885
Website:
https://u.osu.edu/tangoosu/

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