Friends! Brian and Yuliana are coming! It feels dreamy to have my inspiration finally here at our Friday milonga! What’s even more exciting is that they will also gift us with their special workshop on Saturday! Their amazing Tango pedagogy is NOT to be missed for all tango dancers! (See below for details) Ask your friends about them!
On Friday 9/16 we’ll welcome the return of our friends LA del Tango Ensemble and their awesome music! Beside the magical Live Music, our Tango Champions Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basmajyan will also treat us with their performance to blast the night away!
SEP 16 (FRI) : Milonga Astoria: LA del Tango meets Tango Champions!
8:15 – 9:15pm Pre-milonga class with Brian and Yuliana!
Different technical/musical Qualities in the Compact Turn
9:15 – 1:30 am Live Music Milonga with LA del tango & DJ Derek!
11:00 pm Performance by Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basmajyan
$15 for pre-milonga class
$20 for live band milonga
(*$5 discount for full time students)
*Vino, delightful snacks, and romantic ambiance will be available.
*Tables were out on Wed last time. Get yours soon!
*PM me to reserve. Reserved tables will be held until 10pm.
SEP 17 (SAT) : Tango Intensive with Champions
“The Secrets of the Embrace” By Brian Nguyen & Yuliana Basmajyan
1:00PM – 2:30PM: How to build a DEEP embrace
45 min – Structure of the Embrace
45 min – Nuances of the Close Embrace
2:30PM – 4:00PM: Applying Embrace to Figures
45 min – Seamless transitions in the Close/Open Embrace
45 min – Embracing in Turns with classic sequences
Please click here to register:
Price: $40/Class or $75/Both, $140 for a couple
At the door: $40/Class
Let the tango begin!
Your host, 😀
**More about Brian and Yuliana
Brian Nguyen and Yuliana Basmajyan are the only couple to win two Tango Salon US Championships (2010 & 2011) and to make the finals at the Mundial World Championship in Buenos Aires 4 years in a row! They are also the only US couple to ever place at the Salon World Championship by taking home the bronze medal in 2011.
Brian and Yuliana crossed paths at a milonga in 2007. Together they travel to Argentina a few times a year to continue their tango education with maestros. They’ve taught and performed in several festivals and milongas such as El Congreso in Toronto, Fire & Ice Festival in Ann Arbor, Tucson Tango Festival in Tucson, Valentango in Portland, Tango MundoFestival in Palm Springs, Mercury Cafe in Denver and La Nacional, Ukraine, and Nocturne Milongas in NYC.
Brian and Yuliana have given workshops in Sacramento, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Stanford, San Diego and other cities in USA. In the past, they have taught at several schools and tango clubs in LA such as Oxygen Tango School, Tango Room, Caltech Tango Club, Stanford Tango Club, Latin Pro Salsa School to name a few. Currently, they are established in Los Angeles!