Get it solved: Elegance and Beauty for Confidence in Tango and Life

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)

Tango weekend at Baltā Pirts with Dmitry Antonyuk from Pskov

28-29 January 2012

Address: Tallinas street 71

Dima likes the Latvian tango community very much and would like to offer you a set of courses which he designed after having danced several times in Riga and which he considers important topics for you, the Latvian tango community and your dancing. And, of course, he also would like to address the Estonian and Lithuanian tango dancers with it and get into dialogue with them.

Therefore he will come in end of January again to Riga and would like to invite you to take part in his lessons. In Facebook you can also contact him and ask more about the courses and his ideas behind.

He will come together with his partner Aleksandra Orina from Petersburg.

They will arrive on Friday 27th, go to Tango Klubs’ milonga in the evening to dance and say „hello” and give the lessons on Saturday and Sunday at Balta Pirts, where Ieva is so kind to host the event. Ieva & Misha are organising a milonga on Saturday evening to top up the weekend with the opportunity to continue the tango party.


Heidrun & Ieva

4 lessons x 90 minutes; price per lesson/person: 5 Lats

28th January: 15:00 – 16:30; 16:45 – 18:15

29th January: 15:30 – 17:00; 17:15 – 18:45

Please, come with a partner or communicate your partner search beforehand to Heidrun!

Course topics:

Block 1. Intent look at tango technical base

Lesson 1. Comfortable and efficient body alignment, formation and maintenance of the couple.

Lesson 2. “Binary Star” – united motion and united sensations of the couple.

Block 2. The most exciting…

Lesson 3. “Dinner of three courses”: vals, tango and milonga – three rhythms, three styles, three flavors.

Lesson 4. Why we dance? Plans of our tango.

Темы уроков:

Блок 1. Пристальный взгляд на технические основы танго.

Занятие 1. Удобная и функциональная “сборка” тела для танго, создание и сохранение пары.

Занятие 2. “Двойная звезда” – единое движение и единая сенсорика пары.

Блок 2. Самое интересное…

Занятие 3. “Обед из трех блюд”: вальс, танго и милонга – три ритма, три стиля, три вкуса.

Занятие 4. Зачем мы танцуем? Планы нашего танго.

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