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Tangology 101 is dedicated to the study of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. Our Online Video Dance Lessons primarily focus on the social forms of Argentine Tango. You can watch and learn everything from the basic steps to the most advanced concepts of the dance. Our History of Argentine Tango section focuses on the history of the music and its' orchestras.
Our Classes and Workshops area educates you about our weekly Atlanta tango classes as well as our lessons in Macon and Athens, Georgia. It also has information about our workshops in other cities and private dance lessons in Atlanta, Macon and Athens. The Milongas and DJing section fills you in on our Atlanta Tango Community Milongas (Dance Parties) and about my DJing.
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05/15/2013 at 09:53 PM in Tango Classes
Teachers: Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks
This video is from our class on creative and unexpected boleos. We do not cover all of the instruction given in the class in this video. This demo is for our students to remind them of the material covered in the class.
05/13/2013 at 05:20 PM in Traditional Tandas
This week's tanda is a set from the Guardia Nueva period by Adolfo Carabelli and is great for dancing canyengue.
Adolfo Carabelli (1893 -1947) was a brilliant pianist and one of the best orchestra leaders in the early days of tango. As a young man, he studied music in Europe, but returned to Buenos Aires during the First World War. In 1926, he was hired as the artistic director of the Victor label. He recorded many famous tangos under his own name and as the Orchestra leader for Orchesta Tipica Victor. These orchestas were made up of some of the greatest musicians of the time and was only for recording only, they did not play live. This tanda includes two of his orchesta's most famous tangos, "Inspiración" and "El Trece."
This tanda also features two of the earliest singers of tango, Carlos Lafuente and Alberto Gomez. Both of these singers began their careers in the 1920s as refrain singers.
04/27/2013 at 01:38 AM in Alternative Tandas
This week's alternative tanda is a very high energy set inspired by Dubstep.
This set is a lot of fun and has gone over well here when I have played it. Personally I love dancing to "Too Close." I think this is an example of what I look for in alternative music to dance tango to. The thing that I love about tango is the structure: verse, chorus, verse, chorus, verse. You have 4 shifts of energy during a song, usually from more lyrical/melodic to more rhythmic/beat oriented. While I find "Radioactive" a little cheesy and pop music sounding, it has the shifts that I like for dancing. "Too Close" has those shifts also from very tender to very bold. I love those transitions. It gives me opportunities to go crazy and to calm down.
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