July 25–28, 2013

(last weekend in July)

 

Festival Policies


Schedule & Registration

Tango Element Baltimore Festival Schedule July 25-28, 2013

THU July 25 Edinburgh (5th Fl) Doric (4th Fl) Oriental (4th Fl) Mirror (5th Fl)
5:00pm-6:30pm 1.1NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int/Adv) Vals: Utilization of rhythmic structures. 1.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv, Couples Only) 1.1RI-Roberto & Ivana (Int) Milonga lisa and with traspie.  
6:45pm-8:15pm 1.2NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Adv, Couples Only) Boleos: Leader’s and Follower’s Technique. Different qualities. 1.2MC-Melina & Corina (All Levels) Followers Technique I – walk, balance, weight, moving your axis in the space. 1.2AK--Alex (Int) Sacadas: Technique and combinations.  
8:30pm-2:30am Opening Milonga: DJ Paul, Starts with Welcome Mixer Milonga 8:30-10pm (meet your peers!) MCed and DJed by Momo (Edinburgh)
FRI July 26
11:00am-12:00pm Stretching for Tangueros (Arja Pirinen) $10 at the door to the instructor (Doric)
12:30pm-2:00pm 2.1NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int) Giros I: Changes of direction during the turn. 2.1MC-Melina & Corina (Int/Adv) Small movements on a crowded dance floor and dancing on an empty dance floor. 2.1RI-Roberto & Ivana (Adv, Couples Only) Embrace and elegance. Staying connected while using changes in dynamics. 2.1CJ--Chicho & Juana (Int)
2:30pm-4:00pm 2.2NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int) Giros II: Turns and counter-turns, adjusting the embrace. 2.2MC-Melina & Corina (All Levels) Followers Technique II spirals and rotations for ochos, giros and boleos 2.2RI-Roberto & Ivana (Int/Adv) Vertical and horizontal connection in tango. 2.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv. Couples Only)
4:30pm-6:00pm 2.3AK-Alex w/live Orchestra (Int/Adv) Musicality - Tools to Dance to Live Music. 4:30-7:30pm – Mixer Practica - Meet your peers! MCed and DJed by Momo - FREE 2.3RI-Roberto & Ivana (All Levels) Argentine Folklore – Chacarera and Malambo – both roles. 2.3CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int/Adv)
5:00pm-7:30pm Social mingle Happy Hour – meet your fellow dancers over FREE wine and beer! Facilitated and hosted by Beth Anne Osborne (Baltimore Bistro Restaurant in the Hotel)
10:00pm-6am The GALA: DJs Robin & Travis, Live Music by Alex Krebs Tango Quartet featuring Ariel Ardit, Performances by Melina & Corina, and Noelia & Carlitos (Edinburgh)
SAT July 27
11:45am-12:45pm Stretching for Tangueros (Arja Pirinen) $10 at the door to the instructor (Doric)
1:pm-2:30pm 3.1CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv, Couples Only) 3.1RI-Roberto & Ivana (Int) Walk, projection, musicality and technique. 3.1AK-Alex w/live Orchestra - (All Levels) Musicality: Tango structure and rhythms. 3.1NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int/Adv) Giros III: Elasticity in the embrace, different points of contact, and rolling.
3pm-4:30pm 3.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int) 3.2RI-Roberto & Ivana (Adv, Couples Only) Giros and enrosques, agujas in tango and in vals. 3.2AK-Alex w/live Orchestra (Int/Adv) Musicality: Expression/Fraseo 3.2MC-Melina & Corina (All Levels) Follower’s Technique III – improving your reaction to the lead.
5pm-6:30pm 3.3NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int/Adv) Milonga I: Containment and control of the movement. Qualities. Practilonga, DJ Jay
5:00pm-8:00pm
3.3AK-Alex (Int) Interaction: Observing, Changing, and being Active in the dance. 3.3MC-Melina & Corina (Adv) Change in dynamics, acceleration and density.
9pm-6am All-Night Milonga: DJs Xavier & Avik, Performances by Alex, and Roberto & Ivana (Edinburgh)
SUN July 28
11:45am-12:45pm Stretching for Tangueros (Arja Pirinen) $10 at the door to the instructor (Doric)      
1pm-2:30pm 4.1RI-Roberto & Ivana (Int/Adv) Tango and the Evolution of its styles. 4.1MC-Melina & Corina (All Levels) Follower’s technique IV – Putting it all together + adornments. 4.1AK-Alex (All Levels) Leader’s Technique for MEN only. 4.1NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Int/Adv) Milonga II: Different sequences for the dance floor.
3:00pm-4:30pm 4.2RI-Roberto & Ivana (Int/Adv) Tango Salon a la carte – students offer a topic in class! 4.2MC-Melina & Corina (All Levels) class for LEADERS – follower’s perspective on being a good leader. 4.2AK-Alex (All Levels) class for FOLLOWERS – leader’s perspective on being a good follower. 4.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv, Couples Only)
5:00pm-6:30pm 4.3NC-Noelia & Carlitos (Adv, Couples only) Giros IV: Rhythmic variations in turns, creating different qualities of movement. Practilonga, DJ Shorey
5:00pm-8:00pm
4.3MC-Melina & Corina (Int) Boleos: relaxation in the movement and different modes of leading. 4.3CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int/Adv)
9:00pm-4am Closing Milonga: DJ Varo, Performance by Chicho & Juana (Edinburgh)

Download the schedule in PDF
* Please read information about class levels, descriptions, gender balance, etc. under Festival Policies.

NEW THIS YEAR – PRINT YOUR OWN PASS!!!
This year to speed up the process at the registration desk you will be able to print your own pass and you will only need to come to registration desk to stamp/validate it. The pass won’t be valid without the validation! To print your pass go to My Classes - -> Print My Schedule in the registration system.

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 allows 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, the Tango Element Facebook Group site or the 2013 Event Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/500638253282698/?fref=ts.

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 and classes will be rated by level only. We discovered that the quality of the lessons rises dramatically, when the instructors are given the freedom to adjust their classes according to the individual level of each group. This way the teachers give their favorites at the moment and not something that inspired them half a year earlier.


Registration Deadlines and Pricing

On July 21, 2013 the on-site pricing will kick in and as of noon on July 25th on-site registration will be the only option, based on availability. Up until July 25th you will be able to change your schedule online yourself, based on availability. All on-site schedule changes will incur $10 charge per change. 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 15, 2013 in order to clear your check.

Registration questions: welcome@tangoelement.org
General: tangoelement@gmail.com

Pricing:

    On-site
Partners Full Pass (sign up w/partner) for 2, lead&follow $950
Full Pass   $510
Student Full Pass   $370
Partners 2-day Pass for 2, lead&follow, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $630
2-day Pass Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $320
Student 2-day Pass Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun $240
Couples Only Adv Classes 8-Pack Pass for 2, lead&follow $580
Couples Only Adv Classes 4-Pack Pass for 2, lead&follow $310
Couples Only Adv Classes 2-Pack Pass for 2, lead&follow $160
8-class Pass   $315
6-class Pass   $240
4-class Pass   $160
All Milonga Pass   not avail
Student Milonga Pass   not avail
Intermediate Dancer Pass   not avail
Milongas: At door only  
  Thu Opening Milonga $20
  Fri The GALA w/Live Music $35
  Sat All-Night Milonga $30
  Sun Closing Milonga $30
Practilonga Saturday or Sunday $10
Friday Mixer Practica   FREE
Friday Happy Hour Mixer   FREE
One Day Pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) At door only, receives availability priority over single class purchases $160
2-class Pass At door only $85
Single Class At door only $45
Add-on Class for a pass holder 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 validate your registration pack at the desk. If a dated full time student ID is not available at the time of pass validation, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend. If a dated student ID is not available, another proof will be required (such as Registrar’s Office paperwork or a letter confirming you are a full time student). Discount is not available for PostDocs.

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 validate your registration pack at the desk. If a dated full time student ID is not available at the time of pass validation, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend. If a dated student ID is not available, another proof will be required (such as Registrar’s Office paperwork or a letter confirming you are a full time student). Discount is not available for PostDocs.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 8-Pack Pass. All 8 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 4-Pack Pass. 4 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 2-Pack Pass. 2 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

8-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

6-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

4-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

2-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included. Available at door only.

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 All Levels technique lessons for either followers or leaders.

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