SYTYCD and DWTS Argentine tango choreographers teach classes in November

“So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” Argentine tango choreographers announced their November schedule of classes this weekend. Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo will be teaching every Monday and Tuesday in November except Monday, Nov. 12. If you want to improve your dancing skills, this couple will polish what you have and make you shine on the dance floor. The classes are held in Downey with plenty of free parking available.

You can register using Paypal at For 14 classes, you can get a pass for $199; a four-class pass is $64; a 3-class pass is $48, but for beginners only. One class is $18.Passes for classes are non-refundable and expire at the end of November.

Don’t skip on the women and men’s styling classes. They help build muscle memory, increase flexibility and balance skills to make you a better partner. Think of it as tango yoga and styling exercises are for all levels. You get to immediately practice your skills, too, if you’re an intermediate/advanced dancer, too.

Monday, Nov. 5th
Beginners: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:  “Basic codes for cross and uncross”
Intermediates: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.:  “Dancing in Close… Tiny & smooth”

Tuesday, Nov 6th
Women & Men’s Styling:  8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:  “Embellishments and Dissociation”
Intermediate PLUS: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.:   “Spirals & Paradas”

Monday, Nov. 12th
Tuesday, Nov 13th
Women & Men’s Styling: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: “Technique for smoothness and balance”
Intermediate PLUS: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.:  “VALS: Turning and spinning”

Monday, Nov. 19th
Beginners: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: “Basic Sandwiches & navigation codes”
Intermediates: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.: “The Zig-Zag: Navigation skills”

Tuesday, Nov 20th
Women & Men’s Styling: 8:00pm to 9:00pm “Rhythm and musicality”
Intermediate PLUS: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.:  “Canyengue: with cortes & quebradas”

Monday, Nov. 26th
Beginners:8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: “Technique for basic barridas + musicality”
Intermediates: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.:  “Cadence & pauses on beautiful figures”

Tuesday, Nov 27th
Women & Men’s Styling: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. :”Use of your body on off axes figures”
Intermediate PLUS: 9:05 p.m .to 10:30 p.m.: “Sharing axes and change of direction”


About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times, and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly and I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

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