The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds. But the researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere embrace produces a hormone called "oxytocin", also known as the love hormone. This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety. This wonderful tranquilizer is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, who cradled a child, who cherish a dog or a cat, that we are dancing with our partner, the closer we get to someone or simply hold the Shoulders of a friend.
Something about this 19th-century immigrant dance seems to flip people's worlds upside-down; the beauty of improvising one of the world’s most complex dances with another human being is a beautiful and extraordinary experience that has earned its reputation for being notoriously addictive.
TANGO 101 INTENSIVE WORKSHOP:
In this workshop you will learn the essentials to get started leading, following and connecting to the music and your partner. It's a summary of the first 2 months of the Tango 100 curriculum for anyone who's never danced Tango before, but also for the experienced Tango dancer to go back and clean up their basics.
Hugging releases oxytocin and dopamine, meaning that hugs lower stress levels, blood pressure, and heart rate, and they make us happy. They also make us trust and care for each other more, strengthening our relationships and personal connections. In fact, scientists (who are apparently getting around waaaaay more than I thought) recommend hugging for at least twenty seconds, eight times a day.
If you’re interested in learning how to dance, Argentine Tango should be one of your top choices. Some call it the "dance version of yoga" or the “Tai Chi of dance” but Tango can really be just as athletic as you want it to be – your choice! All that is required to be a great tango dancer is your desire and ability to move as one with a partner, fully present and fully aware.
In addition to a long list of wonderful benefits, here are 4 great reasons why you should take up tango:
leave the rose at home:
If you’re not into flamboyant body gestures, the good news is - you don't have to be flashy in Tango… ever. Musicality, (feeling the music) and connection, (body awareness, presence & attention to your partner) are the most desirable traits in a tango dancer.
Tailored to your brain:
Are you strictly a pragmatist, or is your thinking process more abstract? Do you prefer structure, or are you creative? Are you the type who likes to plan, or are you more spontaneous? Whether you approach tango from an artistic or technical perspective, the dance will intrigue you no matter how your brain is wired. You don’t have to be a certain “type” in order to be good at tango.
Tailored to your body:
Since there are so many aspects to tango, you’ll find that on various occasions, your body type – no matter what it is – will give you an advantage.
free to be you:
If you’re an extravert, you’ll appreciate the social aspect of tango: being around other fun tango aficionados, and getting to meet lots of new people. By contrast, if you’re an introvert, tango gives you a chance to tune out all the background noise, and connect one-on-one with someone. Loud or quiet, the dance suits your personality as is.
To the unfamiliar, Argentine Tango has a reputation for being exotic, difficult, and inaccessible. But in reality, learning to dance Tango is like studying a new language or learning to play a new instrument. It’s an unhurried but intriguing experience that invites you to a deeply personal journey of artistic expression and self discovery.
An important consequence of wearing high heels is a re-distribution of our body weight over the feet. On high heels, with the centre of gravity shifting forward, almost the entire body weight becomes concentrated on the inner side of the ball of the foot, instead of being spread evenly across the entire foot. As a result, the ball of the first and second toes experiences added pressure.
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Easter Sunday - March 27 - with Liz Hutchinson
By exploring the extremes of music and style we will get an in-depth look at the intermingling of musicality, embrace, mechanics, and style. How do we change our dance to convey different aspects of the music? How does our embrace impact our dance?
• A Special Performance
• DJ Villano
• Tons of Eggcelent Treats
PLEASE JOIN US:
8pm - midnight
10852 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
$12 at the door
$5 for all Style & Musicality Workshop attendees
What a fun Bootcamp! Lovely new faces kickstarting LATA 2016!
EL ABRAZO: EMBRACE (AS IN DANCE HOLD)
ABRIR: TO OPEN
AL COSTADO: TO THE SIDE
"I left the first milonga I attended after—maybe, at my most conservative guess—an entire seven minutes. In those seven bewildered and embarrassed minutes, I quit tango, hated all humanity (well, that’s nothing new), and had an existential crisis."
In a milonga, it's rude to get up and ask someone to dance, “thank you” does not mean “thank you,” and unusually prolonged eye-contact is entirely legitimate.
Balancing our body and maintaining the balance is a prerequisite for beautiful movements, be they simple or complex. Our high heels influence and effect our spine and pelvis, knees, ankles and the feet, but with all the sparkling heels out there, how do we know what shoe is right for us?
Many people think dancing with advanced dancers will make them better dancers. Really? If someone is compensating for all your mistakes, how will you ever learn anything? How will you ever learn how to stay on time, manage your own momentum, hold your own balance or weight, and maintain connection?
These performances pull our heart strings! Some of the greatest Tango performances in the world are found at social Tango parties; Milongas, mostly improvised on the dance floor in a room full of awestruck dancers.