[Tango-L] NA-C: Gato Valdez and Andrea Monti arrive in Chicago next Friday, Feb. 29 for an intense weekend of workshops and performances

PJ Grant windycitytango at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 22 15:55:16 EST 2008

Feb. 29, Mar. 1 and 2 ~ Tango Workshops and Performances with Gato Valdez and Andrea Monti from Buenos Aires return to Chicago for only 3 days and nights plus an incredible evening, on Sat., March 1, with Melina Brufman & Claudio Gonzalez. 
A complete pdf flyer can be viewed at / printed from http://www.tangonoticias.com/tn/ads/20080229-GatoAndrea.pdf or http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/wCm_R74zek2s0yil2W550RjiRMROQumr17szDImxeSZGxfiJmOBjjy_4D7FJXLCoxOixPFoBFXITb6Syb1oit9EvHnyvYeAo34CHyFc/Gato%20and%20Andrea%20Flyer%20-%20feb%202008%20flyer%20-.pdf at ChicagoTango at yahoogroups.com. 
Fri., Feb. 29: Showcase during milonga Nuestro Tango at the Latvian Community Center (4146 N Elston Ave @ Hamlin); milonga Nuestro Tango will be danced from 9:00p–1:00+a with a $15 cover. There will not be a free fundamentals class on Feb. 29. 
Sat., March 1: Gato Valdez and Andrea Monti will perform with Melina Brufman and Claudio Gonzalez in “Love, Passion, and Tango…” with live music at a Tango Eclectique extravagant milonga at Metropolis Ballroom (6 S Vail, Arlington Hts., IL 60005 - www.metropolisballroom.com). The show will begin at 9:00p (doors open at 8:30p);, entry is $36 (single seats) or $46 (seats at table ringing the stage); more information is available at www.chicagotangoshows.com. A special milonga, with Guest DJ Carlos Favre, will follow the performances. Food will be available for purchase and a cash bar will be open throughout the evening. Tickets are on sale at ticketweb.com or from Phoebe; seating is limited. 
Workshops - on Sat., March 1 and Sun., March 2, Gato and Andrea will teach six 1½ hour intermediate and advanced Argentine Tango workshops: 
Saturday, March 1 workshops will be at Tango Life (601 N Western Ave, Chicago 60612): 12:00noon–1:30p “Technique and Adornos: walks, pivots and ochos, turns”; 2:15–3:45 p “Tango I: sacadas and barridas, double and half time, combinations”; and, 4:00–5:30 p, “Vals I: cross system, double time, turns, changes of front”. 
Sunday, March 2 workshops will be at Café Duvall (2257 W 23rd Pl, Chicago 60608): 1:00–2:30p, “Milonga: syncopation with complex combinations”; 2:45–4:15 p, “Tango II: double turns with entradas, stops and voleos”; and, 4:30–6:00p, “Vals II: combinations with syncopation and displacements”. Followed by “Opposites Attract” practica, hostessed by Phoebe J Grant and Jacqueline Cahill – at a specially delayed time 6:00–8:00p, guided by Gato and Andrea. 
Workshop Pricing: Remember, as always with WCT, your price per workshop goes down the more workshops you take: 1 workshop without reservation - $30 (or, with reservation AND pre-paid - $29); 2 workshops with advance reservation - $59 ($57 - if pre-paid); 3 - $87 ($84); 4 - $114 ($110); 5 - $140 ($135); 6 - $165 $155); and, including Friday’s pre-milonga class, ALL for $180. Additional WCT discounts may be available if you travel more than 60 miles (1-way) to study with Gato & Andrea (ask Phoebe for details). You now can pay via PayPal® (send payment to WindyCityTango at yahoo.com)! 
Don’t forget to reserve YOUR private lesson time!! Gato & Andrea will be in Chicago for only 3 days and nights. 
For questions, details, to pre-register or to schedule private lessons, contact Phoebe J. Grant at 312-60TANGO (312-608-2646 text messages welcome) or TangoLadyChicago at yahoo.com (direct email to cell phone) or, for tango business, to WindyCityTango at yahoo.com (allow 24 hours for response from this address).

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