August 11-14, 2011
Baltimore Tango Festival 2011

Festival Policies

Schedule & Registration

Tango Element Festival Schedule, August 11-14, 2011*

  Edinburgh (5th Fl) Doric (4th Fl) Chapter (4th Fl) Mirror (5th Fl)
THU Aug 11
5:00pm-6:30pm 1.1CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only) 1.1SM-Sebastina&Mariana (Int/Adv) 1.1AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Int)
Boleos in different forms and speeds
 
6:45pm-8:15pm 1.2CJ-Chicho&Juana (Int/Adv) 1.2SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Int) 1.2MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int/Adv)
Sacadas: From basic to complex
 
9pm-2am Opening Milonga: DJ Felipe, Group performance by the Maestros (Edinburgh Hall)
FRI Aug 12
2pm-3:30pm 2.1CJ-Chicho&Juana (Int/Adv) 2.1MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int)
Connection within the couple: What you need is what I need
2.1LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Int/Adv)
Lateral ganchos: Synchronization in the context of a giro
2.1AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Adv)
Leading desynchronized movements
4:00pm-5:30pm 2.2AL-Alejandra (All Levels)
Follower's Technique
2.2MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int/Adv)
Milonga
2.2AO-Aoniken (All Levels)
Leader's Technique
2.2SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Adv, Couples Only)
6:00pm-7:30pm 2.3CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only) 2.3AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Int)
Binary System: Understanding improvisation
2.3LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Adv)
Synchronizing rebounds and boleos
2.3SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Int/Adv)
10pm-5am All-night Milonga: DJ Robin, Performances by Lucas & Cecilia and Aoniken & Alejandra (Edinburgh Hall)
SAT Aug 13
12:30pm-2:00pm 3.1AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Int/Adv)
Playing with the styles
3.1MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int/Adv)
Relaxation of the muscles through the speed of movement
3.1LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Int)
Yeites (Secrets) of the dance floor circulation
3.1SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Adv, Couples Only)
2:30pm-4:00pm 3.2CJ-Chicho&Juana (Int) 3.2MM-Martin&Maurizio (Adv)
Sharing axis to project movements
3.2LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Int/Adv)
Leading and following boleos
3.2AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Adv, Couples Only)
Turns w/enrosques & counterenrosques
4:30pm-6:00pm 3.3CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only) Practilonga, DJ Jay
4:30pm-7:30pm
"The Private Lesson" screening
6:30pm
3.3LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Adv)
Complex ganchos in a variety of dynamics
3.3SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Int)
9pm-6am Grand Milonga: DJ Varo (9-1am) & Avik (1-6am), Performances by Martin & Maurizio and Sebastian & Mariana (Edinburgh Hall)
SUN Aug 14
1pm-2:30pm 4.1CJ-Chicho&Juana (Int/Adv) 4.1MM-Martin&Maurizio (Adv)
Investigating breaking the axis
4.1LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Int)
Connecting in different embraces
4.1AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Int/Adv)
Different forms of crosses: Parallel, crossed and perpendicular
3:00pm-4:30pm 4.2AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Adv)
Counterdirections and change of dynamics
4.2MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int/Adv)
Organic movements vs. sequences
4.2LC-Lucas&Cecilia (Int/Adv)
Rebounds from the hip: Functionality and practice
4.2SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Adv, Couples Only)
5:00pm-6:30pm 4.3CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only) Practilonga, DJ Tine
5:00pm-8:00pm
"Oh My, What a Night!" screening
7pm
4.3MM-Martin&Maurizio (Int)
Dancing in the Dark: Understanding the Giro from the energetic point of view
4.3SM-Sebastian&Mariana (Int/Adv)
9:00pm-3am Closing Milonga: DJ Joe, Performance by Chicho & Juana (Edinburgh Hall)

Download the schedule in PDF

* Please read information about class levels, descriptions, gender balance, etc. under Festival Policies.

Note on Registering for Couple's Only Classes
Couple's Only classes will be at the advanced level, super-complex and challenging, requiring a good working relationship between partners. There will be no partner rotation in these classes. We understand that requiring a partner may be frustrating for some registrants, but feel strongly that working with a predictable partner will enable attendees to get maximum benefit from their time with the maestros. Registration will be slightly different for these classes this year: One person must register and pay for both, but will not have to specify the partner's name until two weeks before the event. If by that time a partner hasn't been secured, the registration will be forfeited and the refund policy will be in effect. Or, if the registrant still wants to participate in other festival classes, the organizers will adjust your package, but space and gender restrictions will apply. You may be able to secure a partner using the Festival Forum, or the Tango Element Facebook site.

Please note - you cannot select Couple's Only classes as part of a single pass, therefore none of those classes will appear in your single pass class selection. If you would like to sign up for Couple's Only classes you can do so by selecting a Partner's Full Pass or individual Couple's Only class packages (we offer all 8-class, 4-class or 2-class options), based on availability.

Note on Class Subjects - Sebastian & Mariana and Chicho & Juana
At the request of the maestros', no class topics will be announced ahead of time. Instead, all classes by Sebastian & Mariana and Chicho & Juana will be rated by level only. This is what normally happens in Buenos Aires and the purpose is to give the instructors an opportunity to first observe the particular group in the classroom to determine what would be the best topic to teach. They believe that many factors contribute toward the actual level of dancing and request this courtesy to craft a lesson that adapts to what the students in each class can best perceive.

Registration Deadlines and Pricing

Regular registration is available July 1-July 31, 2011. After August 1, 2011 online registration will be closed and on-site registration will be the only option, based on availability. Please note that we only accept cash at the door.

Pricing and Registration

Online registration is now closed. After August 1, 2011 only on-site registration is possible based on availability. For questions regarding the available classes please e-mail us at tangoelement@gmail.com. Please note that we only accept cash at the door.

    On-site
Partners Full Pass (sign up w/partner) for 2, lead&follow $950
Full Pass   $500
Student Full Pass   $350
Partners 2-Day Pass for 2, lead&follow, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $630
2-Day Pass Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $340
Student 2-Day Pass Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $230
Couples Only Classes 8-Pack Pass (sign-up w/partner) $560
Couples Only Classes 4-Pack Pass (sign-up w/partner) $300
Couples Only Classes 2-Pack Pass (sign-up w/partner) $160
4-Class Pass   $160
2-Class Pass   $85
All Milonga Pass   not available
Student Milonga Pass   not available
Intermediate Dancer Pass   $160
Milongas Thu Opening Night $20
  Fri All-night Milonga $30
  Sat Grand Night $30
  Sun Closing Ball $25
Practilongas Sat or Sun $10
NEW! One Day Pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) At door only, receives availability priority over single class purchases $160
Single Class At door only $45
Add-on Class At door only $35

Package Descriptions:

Full Pass. Includes 11 lessons, afternoon milongas, evening milongas and performances.
Partner's Full Pass. Your best value! Special discount for a lead/follow to sign up together.
Student's Full Pass. Valid full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a full time student ID is not available at the time of pass pick up, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend.
2-Day Pass. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Includes 6 lessons, afternoon and evening milongas.
Partner's 2-Day Pass. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun, but you must sign up with a partner.
Student's 2-Day Pass. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Valid full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a full time student ID is not available at the time of pass pick up, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend.
Couple's Only Classes 8-Pack Pass. All 8 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.
Couple's Only Classes 4-Pack Pass. 4 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.
Couple's Only Classes 2-Pack Pass. 2 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.
4-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.
2-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.
All Milonga Pass. Dance any time during the festival.
Student's Milonga Pass. VValid full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a full time student ID is not available at the time of pass pick up, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend.
Intermediate Dancer Pass. 3 Intermediate level lessons, plus both practilongas (Sat and Sun), and 1 milonga of your choice. We strongly recommend the technique lesson for either followers or leaders on Fri (All Levels).

Please note that a $5 fee has been applied to prices on all orders to offset part of the incurred transaction charges and processing costs.

If for some reason you are unable to register online or prefer to pay by check, please download this Mail-In Registration Form in PDF format, fill it out and mail it to the address indicated on the form with your payment check enclosed. Please note that we must receive your registration and payment before the registration deadlines expire, and balance and gender restrictions will apply at the time we receive your order. You will be contacted by the organizers to confirm your registration and it is not complete until this confirmation has been received. Please note we will not be able to accept any mail-in registrations received after July 31, 2011 in order to clear your check.

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