I started dancing in elementary school when I auditioned for a part in the annual production of Let It Snow. Those few weeks learning ballet and tap dance inspired me to pursue dance passionately. Throughout high school and college, I found myself taking dance classes at community centers and studios throughout LA. I even took tango lessons! Learning various dance forms has made me a more confident, versatile dancer. And while the art form is athletic and requires endurance, it is also highly enjoyable.
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Learn to Tango at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Dance lessons can be costly, which is why I am excited to share with you an incredible opportunity for you to learn to Tango this week. In honor of the upcoming show The Spirit of Argentina, performed by Tango Buenos Aires, the Center is offering free tango lessons on Tuesday November 14, 2017 and Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Here is the information you need!
- What: Free Tango Lessons by award-winning tango champion Marcelo Rivero. All levels encouraged to attend and no experience is necessary.
- When: November 14 and 16, 2017 5:30 – 6:30 pm
- Where: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tango Party at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
After you’ve learned to tango, show off your moves at the free Tango Party on the Plaza on Saturday, November 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. After the Tango Party, enjoy a performance by TangoBuenos Aires in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Tango Buenos Aires – The Spirit of Argentina
Tango Buenos Aires has become one of the most authentic representations of Tango. This particular form of dance was created for the Jazmines festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret Michelangelo by the acclaimed composer and Tango director Osvaldo Requena. Their newest program, The Spirit of Argentina, debuts at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts for one weekend, November 18 and 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
From Argentina, The Spirit of Argentina is a soulful program of music and dance. The company includes dancers, vocalists, and musicians who pay homage to French-Argentine singer/songwriter/composure Carlos Gardel. Gardel composed and recorded hundreds of classic tangos, many written with his lyricist Alfredo Le Pera. Several of these compositions are featured in The Spirit of Argentina and are set to music by Astor Piazzolla and other tango icons.
Dinner and a Show
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has teamed up with Bayside Restaurant in Newport Beach and Bistango in Irvine for dinner and a show! Enjoy dinner before or after The Spirit of Argentina and receive a complimentary glass of wine with any food purchase. Please note that this offer is only valid November 18 and 19, 2017 and tickets for the show must be presented.
The Spirit of Argentina is part of LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art and is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California. Tickets start at $39 and are available at SCFTA.org, via phone (714.556.2787), or at the Box Office.