Regular Public Group Dance Lessons Class and Event Calendar
All classes drop-in.
Regular Public Dances
"Lois Donnay is totally fabulous. She is an excellent instructor and is well-known and well-respected within the Twin Cities dance community. She is friendly, kind and a fabulous dancer and dance teacher. I can't say enough kind words about her."
"Loisa is a Good Teacher of Tango feel the Style Tango, very properly She is always look ing for the mistery of this dance, she dedícate so much And always represent this Style argentino very well !!!!" Maria
TANGO LESSONS: Lois Donnay teaches in a fun, friendly and relaxed manner, but don't let that fool you - getting you to experience Tango Nirvana is very important to her! You will start in close embrace, as that is the way tango is danced and is proven to be the best way for you to learn. Lois has a lot of experience bringing people to tango, and many of the best have come from her studio, so don't worry - relax and let's find your inner tango! You may have heard that tango is the hardest dance to learn-there is no basic (that was introduced for ballroom tango, a different dance), and the music is challenging. You dance very close, a little scary for North Americans at first! But if you can walk, and you like to hug, you can tango. Lois brings her years tango training experience, along with years of working in industry as a corporate trainer to help you get to be your best in the most enjoyable way. Tango is beautiful, and it should be fun! All classes taught in Close Embrace.Lois Donnay Home Studio "CasaTango" - 3142 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. One block east of Nicollet Ave, and one block W of 35W, just south of Lake Street. 1st Ave is a one-way going N. Look for a white house with green trim, one building away from the corner of 32nd St. and 1st Ave S. Free parking on the street.
What to expect...
Classes are casual - wear clothing that is easy to move about in. Avoid long or narrow skirts as we need to see your legs. Shoes are the dancer's most important accessory. Your shoes should fit well, have straps or other means to help them stay on your feet, and have smooth soles that allow you to pivot. Of course, you can purchase dance shoes, or check out Lois's boutique and purchase some shoes from Argentina, or some practice shoes there.
When you arrive at the studio, look for the cash box on the table, and drop in your payment for the class. Once you have settled in, changed your shoes, etc. find a partner and start dancing! Or just start to get to know people. Dancers are a friendly and social group, and are always interested in meeting new people. Don't be shy!
You will also get lots of information on tango culture, tango music, and the history of the dance. Lois brings her years of working with Argentines and traveling to Argentina to help you to really understand all of the aspects of tango - the music, the people, the culture, as well as the dance. This is essential to truly understand tango! As you will come to learn, tango is not a dance, but a shared conversation about the music....
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