Robin Thomas and Jenna Rohrbacher in Atlanta.

June 28-30, 2013

 

Robin Thomas and Jenna Rohrbacher, from New York, will be back in Atlanta June 28-30, 2013. This will be their third visit together to the Atlanta Tango community, after their big succeses the last couple of years.

Robin and Jenna do not travel too far from New York ofen, but they love Atlanta and the tango scene here, and they are looking forward to their visit in June. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from two of the most innovative social teachers in the country. No matter what style of tango you like the most, you will like Robin and Jenna's teaching.

For their visit, we have prepared a really exciting program, with 5 classes, 2 milongas, and one practica. All for the afordable price of $105. Scroll down for details.

The workshop program includes classes on milonga (Friday evening), technique (second class both Saturday and Sunday), and two classes on how to dance to D"Arienzo and Pugliese, two of the most popular orchestras we always dance to. There will be steps, but always in the context of the music.

Also, they will be a 10 minutes CHACARERA class between the two workshops Saturday. Robin insists that no more time in needed to learn this Argentine folk dance.

For the few of you who do not know Robin and Jenna, here are a couple of videos of them dancing

Vamos!...
Milonga de los Fortines

If you want more detailed information about Robin and Jenna, scroll to the bottom of the page.

WORKSHOP AND MILONGA SCHEDULE

All workshops are for intermediate and up levels of dancers, but different levels of dancers will be in the class and couples are free to work at their own level.

Friday, June 28th
8-9pm: Special class: MILONGA CLASS
Drop-in price $15 (or included in the weekend pass).

9:15pm-12:30am: LUNA, Special Edition
Perfomance by Robin and Jenna around 10:45pm

$10 (or included in the weekend pass)
Daza Dance Studio Buckhead
721 Miami Circle, Atlanta 30324

Saturday, June 29th
1:30pm: DANCING TO PUGLIESE
3:00pm: CHACARERA
3:30pm-5pm: PLAYING WITH THE EMBRACE

9:00pm-12:30am: LUNA DOS, Special Edition - guest DJ Robin Thomas
$10 (or included in the weekend pass)
Daza Dance Studio Buckhead
721 Miami Circle, Atlanta 30324

Sunday, June 30th
1:30pm: DANCING TO D'ARIENZO
3:15pm: TURNING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

Saturday and Sunday workshops will take place at:
The GYM at Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

YOU WILL NOT NEED A PARTNER FOR THE WORKSHOPS.
No partner is needed to sign up for the classes, but bringing a partner will secure gender balance.

Partner rotation during the workshops will be completely optional. You can stay with the same partner all weekend long or change partners when suggested to do so by the teachers.

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LOCATION

Saturday and Sunday workshops will take place at:
The GYM at Peachtree Presbyterian Church
3434 Roswell Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Friday and Saturday's milongas will take place at Daza Dance Studio Buckhead
721 Miami Circle
Atlanta, GA 30324

PRICING AND REGISTRATION

We can help your economy by pricing the workshops and milongas as low as possible.

These are the prices for INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION:

All Access Pass (5 classes + 2 LUNAS+ Practica).......$105 ($85 for students)
4 workshops:..............................................................................$85 ($60 for students)
1 day of workshops:................................................................$50 ($35 for students)
Each workshop:..........................................................................$30 ($20 for students)
Friday Workshsop:....................................................................$15
Each LUNA....................................................................................$10 each

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Special offer for locals: We want to attract as many out of town dancers as possible to make this a real regional event, so we want to offer visitors the possibility of staying with local dancers for the weekend.
If you host a visitor from out of town in your home, we will give you a substantial discount . Please let us know of your availability, how much room can you offer and any special conditions.

Visitors: Please send us a message using our CONTACT form if you need help to find a place to stay. We can not guarantee an offer from a local dancer, but we will try to find you accommodations.

PRIVATE CLASSES

Robin and Jenna will be available to teach private classes in a limited basis. The available spots will be assigned in a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to people registered for all the workshops.

Please contact us by e-mail or phone (404-376 6732).

MORE INFO about Robin and Jenna

Known and respected internationally both as a dancer and DJ, Robin Thomas' enthusiasm for Argentine tango can be seen most clearly in his wholehearted dedication to teaching. He believes that it is very important for students to dance simply and musically from the very beginning. Building that strong base of connection and musicality early, Robin believes, will allow even very new beginners to feel comfortable and confident on a crowded dance floor and will also lead to a more comprehensive and fluid understanding of more complicated techniques later on. Robin's teaching style reflects this philosophy, and his students appreciate the humorous but still down-to-earth way he presents the material.

Robin is one of the more sought after Tango DJ's in North America. In addition to his regular milonga in New York, he has been invited to teach and DJ in many successful Tango events in the US, Canada and Europe.

To Jenna Rohrbacher, dancing tango is an ongoing search for the complete. Balanced by complexity in movement and purity of sensation, her elegant dance embodies the traditional roles of Argentine tango and beyond. In teaching, Jenna encourages students to discover their individual connections to the music as well as focus on laying a foundation of solid technique upon which they can build their dance. Jenna has taught and performed for the last three years around the U.S. with several acclaimed dancers, as well as in Europe and Buenos Aires. In September 2010, Jenna wrote, produced, and directed Tango Éxtasis! for the Miracle Theater’s La Luna Nueva festival in Portland, Oregon; the following month, she taught and performed at Portland Tango Fest. Jenna is currently in New York teaching tango classes with Robin Thomas and private lessons.

More information at www.robinthomastango.com

 

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Atlanta April 2011.
Photo by Lena Hrybok