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Bachatango

Bachatango:  (a sensual form of Bachata) is a style of dance that fuses the four-step Dominican Bachata with Argentine Tango moves, including eloborate kicks, dips, turns, ganchos, leg wraps and long pauses.

This fusion dance will be taught in Alaska for the first time this summer!!!

Starting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 we will be teaching a begginer level course in Bachatango over the span of a 12 week series. Certificates of Completion will be given to those students who successfully complete the full 12 weeks and pass a dance exam at the end of the course.

The class will be limited to 8 students allowing individualized attention for each dancer to maximize their learning in both the technique and improvisation of the dance.



Learn to Swing the easy way!

This 6-week series breaks down the techniques and basic moves for Lindy Hop, one of the original forms of Swing dancing from the late 1920's.  The series begins with connection techniques and partner movement that's ideal for any form of partnered dance and progresses to easy-to-learn steps to be used on the social dance floor!

Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm starting September 15, 2016

Alaska Aviation Museum, Odom Hanger

Save $20 if you register as a couple!


Private Lessons-By Appointment Only

In addition to the classes and intensives below, Richard is also available for 1 hour Private Lessons at $100/hr (one person or a couple).  Please call 907-529-9559 or email Roxanne at back2basicsdance@yahoo.com to schedule your appointment.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016-Meet and Greet
 

Meet and Greet with Richard Council

Time:  8:30-???

Location:  Red Chair Cafe

                337 E 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK  99501

Cost:  Free

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016-Individual Classes

Class 1 (7:00-8:00 pm): Subtlety in connection and building more complex figures from simpler elements

Class 2 (8:00-9:00 pm): Establishing lanes of movement within the partnership and using them to create rotation and dialogue

 

Location:  Turnagain Arts Building, Suite X

                4105 Turnagain Blvd E., Anchorage, AK  99517

Cost:  $25 pp/class

Preregistration is required.  Class Size Limited to 8 Dancers.

 

SOLD OUT


Thursday, September 29, 2016-Individual Classes

Class 3 (7:00-8:00 pm): Milonga - Simple movements to accent different rhythms

Class 4 (8:00-9:00 pm): Milonga - Developing vocabulary and connection

 

Location:  Turnagain Arts Building, Suite X

                4105 Turnagain Blvd E., Anchorage, AK  99517

Cost:  $25 pp/class

Preregistration is required.  Class Size Limited to 8 Dancers.

SOLD OUT

 

Friday, September 30, 2016-Individual Classes

Class 5 (7:00-8:00 pm): Vals - Musical accents and phrases

Class 6 (8:00-9:00 pm): Vals - Creating turns and changes of direction

Following the Friday classes will be a practica reception until 10:00 pm.

 

Location:  Turnagain Arts Building, Suite X

                4105 Turnagain Blvd E., Anchorage, AK  99517

Cost:  $25 pp/class

Preregistration is required.  Class Size Limited to 8 Dancers.

 

SOLD OUT


Saturday, October 1, 2016-Saturday Intensive 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Class 7 (9:00-10:00 am): Playing with crossed and parallel systems in movement down line of dance and building awareness of your partner

Class 8 (10:15-11:15 am): Lead and follow in ochos and how to use them as transitions to other movements like social boleos and contra-boleos and their embellishments

Class 9 (11:30 am-12:30 pm): Finding options in crossed system and using them in navigation

Lunch (12:30-2:00 pm):

Class 10 (2:00-3:00 pm): Paradas, dialogue and flirting with the feet

Class 11 (3:15-4:15 pm): Finding the flow of movement in molinete and turns

Class 12 (4:30-5:30 pm): Understanding the music to make your dance memorable

Dinner (5:30-7:45 pm):

Group Photo (7:45-8:00 pm):

Milonga (8:00 pm-12:00 am):

Workshop Price includes evening Milonga from 8:00 pm-12:00 am

 

Location: 3333 Denali St, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK  99503

Cost:  $100 pp/Preregistration (Full Day/Night)

          $150 pp/At the Door (Full Day/Night)

 

 

Preregistration-CLOSED

 

Sunday, October 2, 2016-Individual Classes

Class 13-2:00-3:00 pm: Making sacadas effortless

Class 14-3:15-4:15 pm: Communicating different options within a pattern for greater variety

Class 15-4:30-5:30 pm: Customizing a sequence of movements to make suitable for tango, vals and milonga

 

Location:  3333 Denali St, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK  99503

Cost: $25 pp/class or $50 pp/Full Day

Preregistration-CLOSED

 


Special Bundle:

Get Saturday and Sunday for one low price of $125*

*price valid on preregistrations

 
Preregistration-CLOSED