January 2-3, 2013, Riga, Latvia

Tango Workshop for Ladies, Men and Couples
by Ilona Rios (www.tango-rios.de)

Venue: Deju studija DanceSTAR, Lāčplēša iela 125, Rīga (map)

Language of instruction: English

„Life, after all, is a Tango – the male and female energy in each of us
engaged in a dance to strike the right balance.
/„The Tao of Tango”, Johanna Siegmann/

Wednesday, January 2

18:00-19:30 WA1

Ilona’s famous Ladies technique “Relaxed walking, cross and small adornos; tips for the own axis and straightening and for correct placing of foot and leg.

20:00-21:30 WB1

Tango technique for COUPLES “Going into contact” – tips for a relaxed close embrace: how close embrace really works?

Thursday, January 3

18:00-19:30 WB2

Tango technique for COUPLES: Turns (giros): dancing the turn WITH each other and not AFTER the other

20:00-21:30 WA2

Ilona’s Special for Leaders: what women (followers) wish from the man (leaders)

Participation fees for workshops (per workshop per person):

1 workshop – 14EUR/10LVL
2 workshops – 13.5EUR/9.5LVL
3 workshops – 13EUR/9LVL

For participation in Workshops

  1. For couples’ workshops WB registration in couples only. You are welcome to use the partner search option at http://tangobaltica.org/partner-search/ or apply to info@dancestar.lv.
  2. Registration by e-mail to: – info@dancestar.lv before Jan 2, 2013
  3. In your mail please indicate the workshop codes (for example: WA1) and your name and surname as well as name and surname of your partner.
  4. Payment must be made by bank transfer (or in cash upon agreement) beforehand to validate the reservation. Payment (bank) details will be sent to you after we receive your registration mail.

Private lessons:

with Ilona Rios available upon request and subject to availability on January 2 and January 3 between 10:00 and 17:00. Please, request at info@dancestar.lv.

More information: – please, call +371 20227771.

Ilona Rios

Ilona Rios, a professional in Tango Argentino from Monchengladbach, Germany, dances together with Salvador Rios and are well-known Maestros in Latvia – they have been participating in all Tango Sun Festivals since 2008. Besides this they have also been in Riga for different workshop weekends. They are well-known and beloved by our Tango dancers. Tango ladies in Latvia, for sure, will remember women class with Ilona and Gaia Pisauro from one of the previous Tango Sun Festival!

Ilona and Salvador started to dance and teach tango together in 1998. Since 2008 Ilona uses her experience with Alexander-Technique in her tango lessons. It’s all about how to feel more comfortable in their way to dance and also in their body movements.

Ilona started making her first dance steps in Ball-Room dancing, especially for Latin-Dances. Working for years in dancing Schools, she got a lot of pedagogical experience how to teach in a clear and good didactical way. Her teachers were Ruben Terbalca, Gustavo Naveira, Sergio Molini and Gisela Graef Moreno, Eric Mullerand Jeusa Vasconcelos.

The focus of Ilona’s work is teaching a harmonic and elegant Tango style that allows the students to develop a dynamic and creative Tango on the dance floor. (from www.tangosunfestival.lv)