Festival Policies


Schedule & Registration

Tango Element Baltimore Festival Schedule* August 9-12, 2012

THU Aug 9 Edinburgh (5th Fl) Doric (4th Fl) Chapter (4th Fl) Mirror (5th Fl)
5:00pm-6:30pm 1.1AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Int) Milonga 1.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv, Couples Only) 1.1MM-Martin & Maurizio (Int/Adv) Circularity: Base of the continuous dissociation  
6:45pm-8:15pm 1.2CJ-Chicho&Juana (Int/Adv) 1.2AS-Alex & Silvina (Int) The Embrace(s): All the details of how to have the best embrace 1.2RL-Roberto & Lorena (Adv) Boleos: For those leading and allowing to be led; linear, circular and adorned  
8:30pm-2:30am Opening Milonga: DJ Xavier, 8:30-10pm Welcome Mixer Milonga (meet your peers!) run and DJed by Momo Smitt, Group performance by the Maestros (Edinburgh)
FRI Aug 10
12:30pm-1:30pm   Yoga (Carrie Field) $10 at the door    
2pm-3:30pm 2.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int) 2.1AS-Alex & Silvina (Int) Refining your dance: A basic technique class for more experienced dancers 2.1RL-Roberto & Lorena (Int/Adv) Exercises on improvisation & spontaneity, turns and both role sacadas in turns 2.1AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Adv) Linear and circular movements
4:00pm-5:30pm 2.2RL-Roberto & Lorena (Adv, Couples Only) Enrosques, agujas, lapiz, paradas using the pause and adornments for both roles 2.2MM-Martin & Maurizio (Int) Use of opposite circular movements to achieve aesthetics in foot positioning. 2.2AO-Aoniken (All Levels) Leader's Technique 2.2AL-Alejandra (All Levels) Follower's Technique
6:00pm-7:30pm 2.3CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv. Couples Only) 2.3AS-Alex & Silvina (Int/Adv) Musical interpretations 2.3MM-Martin & Maurizio (Adv) Boleos & soltadas 2.3RL-Roberto & Lorena (Int) True change of weight: Sectional & projected walks
9:30pm-5am The GALA: DJ Ramu, Live Music by Alex Krebs Tango Quartet featuring ALBERTO PODESTA, Performances by Martin & Maurizio and Alejandra & Aoniken (Edinburgh)
SAT Aug 11
11:15am-12:15pm   Yoga (Carrie Field) $10 at the door    
12:30pm-2:00pm 3.1RL-Roberto & Lorena (Adv, Couples Only) Communicative Tango: Frontality, spontan-eous intervention and couple integration 3.1AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Int/Adv) Exploring the cross as "invasion" initiator 3.1MM-Martin & Maurizio (Int) Sensible technique I: From core to foot 3.1AS-Alex&Silvina (Int/Adv) Circular movement and combinations
2:30pm-4:00pm 3.2RL-Roberto & Lorena (Int/Adv) Milonga con traspie: Feeding the creativity 3.2AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Adv, Couples Only) Alternating counterenrosques during the walk 3.2MM-Martin & Maurizio (Int) Sensible technique II: From core to embrace 3.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int/Adv)
4:30pm-6:00pm 3.3AA-Alejandra&Aoniken (Int) Typical sequences from the 40s and 50s Practilonga, DJ Varo
4:30pm-7:30pm
3.3AK-Alex (All Levels) Musicality: Rhythm and dynamics 3.3CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only)
6:15pm - ?? VETERANS ROOM (3rd flr) Open conversation w/Alberto Podesta: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask a partaker about the Golden Age of Tango.
9pm-6am All-Night Milonga: DJ Jay (9-1am) & Avik (1-6am), Performances by Alex & Silvina and Roberto & Lorena (Edinburgh)
SUN Aug 12 Tuscan (3rd Fl)*** Doric (4th Fl) Chapter (4th Fl) Mirror (5th Fl)
11:45am-12:45pm   Yoga (Carrie Field) $10 at the door    
1pm-2:30pm 4.1AS-Alex & Silvina (Int) Giros: Structure, rhythm and technique 4.1AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Int/Adv) Musicality: The dynamics in sequences 4.1MM-Martin & Maurizio (Int/Adv) Slowness as the opposite creator of speed 4.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int)
3:00pm-4:30pm 4.2AS-Alex & Silvina (Adv) Advanced concepts in the giro 4.2RL-Roberto & Lorena (Int/Adv) The Purest: Understanding different styles in the respective orchestral progressions 4.2MM--Martin & Maurizio (Int) Use of energetic opposition to self-generate dissociated movements 4.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv, Couples Only)
5:00pm-6:30pm 4.3AA-Alejandra & Aoniken (Adv, Couples Only) The reversed lead in a woman Practilonga, DJ Tine
5:00pm-8:00pm
4.3MM-Martin & Maurizio (Adv) Going out of axis and projections 4.3RL-Roberto & Lorena (Int) Ritmica tanguera: Dissociations in close and open embrace, posture and balance
9:00pm-4am Closing Milonga: DJ Shorey, Performance by Chicho & Juana (Mirror)

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* Please read information about class levels, descriptions, gender balance, etc. under Festival Policies.
** PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE ON SUNDAY CLASSES

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.

The registration system has been improved to allow you to invite multiple partners for the classes, but unless your partner has consented, registered, and paid, neither pass is complete. This will allow more flexibility for those without a consistent partner, but it is best that you and your partner review availability options and agree on your schedule prior to registering to avoid unnecessary complications. It is also recommended that if you do not have a partner at the time you register that you sign-up for as many classes as your pass allows to take full advantage of that pass because space and gender restrictions are fluid and cannot be reserved. You may be able to secure a partner using the Festival Forum, or the Tango Element Facebook Group site

Note on Class Subjects: Chicho&Juana
The artists request the courtesy to craft a lesson that best adapts to the students in the room. Therefore, no class topics will be announced ahead of time. Instead, all classes will be rated by level only.

Registration Deadlines and Pricing

Early Bird registration pricing is offered through June 25, 2012. Regular registration is available June 26-July 31, 2012. As of August 1, 2012 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.

If you place an order and choose "pay by check" option, your order will not be confirmed until the payment is received. We must receive your payment before the registration deadlines expire, and balance and gender restrictions will apply at the time we receive your order. Until then your order will remain "Pending" and you will be contacted if your selections are no longer available. Please note we will not be able to accept any check payments received after July 31, 2012 in order to clear your check.

Online registration is now closed. As of August 1, 2012 only on-site registration is possible based on availability. For questions regarding the available classes please e-mail us at welcome@tangoelement.org. Please note that we only accept cash at the door.

Pricing:

    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 $240
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 avail
Student Milonga Pass   not avail
Intermediate Dancer Pass   $160
Milongas At door only  
  Thu Opening Milonga $20
  Fri The GALA $35
  Sat All-Night Milonga $30
  Sun Closing Milonga $30
Practilonga Sat or Sun $10
One Day Pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) At door only, receives availability priority over single class purchases $170
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 dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a dated 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 dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a dated 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. Valid dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a dated 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).

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