TangoOSU Argentine Tango lessons and Milongas at the Ohio State University
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Saturday, September 14, 2019
TangoOSU, the Argentine Tango Student Organization at the
Ohio State University, holds weekly lessons and milongas for all.
We welcome everyone - all ages - need not be an OSU student,
need no partner, two left feet ok.
Schedule (updated details are at http://tango.osu.edu):
SATURDAYS: 7:30pm Beginner class, 8:30pm Intermediate class; 9:30pm Milonga
WEDNESDAYS: 7:30pm BOOTCAMP (and Intermediate lesson).
Weekly MILONGA: Saturdays 9:30pm.
During the summer our schedule is reduced (see http://tango.osu.edu).
Details: http://tango.osu.edu (current prices: $50 for the quarter - 10 weeks - all lessons;
or $10 per lesson. Reduced student prices: $20/$5 for UGs and $25/$6 for grads ).
All events are on the OSU main campus at Denney Hall 311 or
Ohio Union Dance Room 1. Visit http://tango.osu.edu for updates.
Ohio Union: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?area=engineering&building=161
Denney Hall: http://www.osu.edu/map/building.php?area=oval&building=030
MILONGAS (dancing parties): Saturdays, 9:30pm, $5.
$5 - $10
Order & Box Office Information
Most cities in the world have tango communities, and in Columbus that community is lead by TangoOSU. However, because this community is still in its infancy, members of this organization are working to encourage more participation in their dances and their classes.
TangoOSU is a student organization whose purpose is to promote the quality instruction and practice of Argentinian tango and to serve the tango needs of central Ohio. The organization was established in autumn 2004 by a group of people who love to dance, learn and teach the tango.
Tango is more than just a dance - it's a conversation, said Jennifer Torpie, 18, a freshman in zoology said.
"You can talk to people and not really get to know them," she said. "But when you dance with someone, you know automatically who they are."
Torpie is a member of the Ohio State University Tango Club. She discovered the club during Welcome Week and has been hooked since her first lesson.
"I've always wanted to dance," Torpie said. "I know it takes a lifetime to perfect and I really want to get there."
Tango originated in Argentina during the late 19th century. It is a combination of many dances from many cultures. Its music was formed from the rhythms of European, South American Milonga and African songs. It is introduced to people in many different ways and in many different places.
Cheek to cheek, eyes locked, chests touching, the legs invading each others space; an exchange of sultry glances as the music flares. The tango, a dance of passion and storytelling, which originated in smoky bars and brothels of Buenos Aires, has become one of the most exciting new programs at Ohio State. Tango OSU gives adults and students alike the opportunity to learn a unique form of expression, but also the chance to impress and romance that someone special, after all, it does take two to tango.
Unlike the limiting rules of ballroom tango, the Argentine tango is very different. According to the organizer of the Tango OSU program, the two dances are very different in terms of the posture of the dancers, the importance of improvisation in Tango Argentino, the music it is danced to, and in their general feel emphasizes improvisation. The importance of reciprocity in this dance is very important. According to the Tango OSU program coordinator Yuval, in Argentine Tango it is four legs with one heart.
The originator of the program, who is also a professor in the college of Mathematical and Physical Science, began the program at OSU in the autumn of 2004. According to him (he doesnt want his name used, very mysterious, no?), Tango is prevalent in many major American and European cities. If it is successful at any self respecting city, and at the University of Michigan, there is no reason why wont it flourish here as well, he said.
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