Ivan Terrazas & Sara Grdan workshop weekend

Oct 22-23, 2016

As instructors, Sara & Ivan have developed a modern systemic approach to teaching traditional tango. Their goal as teachers is to instill strong fundamentals by emphasizing technique, analytical thinking, logic, naturalness and comfort in both the close and open embrace. We are excited to have them in LA for an intensive 2 day workshop series on October 22-23 (Sat/Sun).

Each workshop is 90min long and progressive. While drop-ins are allowed, the workshops are designed to be taken progressively. These workshops totals an intensive 7.5 hour study of Tango with a deep exploration of technique, structure and geometry. Water and a notebook are highly recommended. 

Hope you can join us!

Saturday Oct 22

(all levels)

workshop I (90min)

12.30-2pm Posture, balance, quality of movement and comfort in the open and close embrace; exercises and simple steps for improving connection and continuity of movement for the couple

workshop II (90min)

2-3.30pm The pivot - an essential part of men’s and women’s technique; individual and partner exercises to improve 98% of your dance.

workshop III (90min)

3.30-5pm Turn combinations using both the common and single axis

Sunday Oct 23

(inter/advanced)* 

workshop IV (90min)

2.30-4pm Deconstructing the molinete – technique for better turns, and alternatives to the grapevine for both leaders and followers

workshop V (90min)

4-5.30pm Complex turn combinations using sacadas, ganchos, kicks and changes of direction

*Advanced dancers only, or please take the Saturday workshops as a prerequisite. Partner recommended.


Pricing:

online pre registration:

Saturday pass (3 workshops) $65

Sunday pass (2 workshops) $45

Full weekend pass (5 workshops) $100

at the door:

$25 / workshop

Please note: We can not guarantee a spot without pre-registration

 

location:

10852 Burbank Blvd  |  North Hollywood  |  CA 91601

info@latangoacademy.com  |  818-208-0567

 

Sara Grdan & Ivan Terrazas

Ivan is from Mendoza, Argentina, where he started his artistic career as a soloist at 12 years of age. He was trained by his parents Eduardo Terrazas and Beatriz Herrera in competition Malambo and other forms of Argentine Folklore, as well as classical ballet and Argentine Tango. Upon his arrival in the United States, Ivan added salsa and tap to his repertoire. 

Kinetic since an early age, Sara studied regional folklore dance and classical ballet technique in Zagreb, Croatia. Her obsession with Argentine Tango started in the late 1990s at the milonga, and she subsequently learned Argentine folklore. In order to better understand body mechanics and to teach movement technique, Sara also became a Gyrotonic' and Gyrokinesis instructor. 

Ivan and Sara met in New York City and have dedicated themselves with passion and intensity to Argentine Tango. Trained primarily by Diego DiFalco, Pablo Pugliese and Natalia Hills, and also drawing from many other influences, such as Jorge Torres, Roberto Herrera, Guillermina Quiroga, Gabriel Misse, Carlitos Perez and Raul Bravo, together they are among the youngest and most recognized teachers and performers in the world of Argentine Tango. As instructors, they have developed a modern systemic approach to teaching traditional tango. Their goal as teachers is to instill strong fundamentals by emphasizing technique, analytical thinking, logic, naturalness and comfort in both the close and open embrace. Ivan and Sara encourage students to look for connection, quality of movement, creative expression and musicality to make their dance uniquely their own.

After living for 7 years in United States and Argentina, Ivan and Sara are currently based in Europe, and in addition to being members of the prestigious company ‘Tangueros del Sur’ directed by Natalia Hills, they have recently performed with ‘Tangox2’ and ‘Miguel Zotto in Concert’ directed by Miguel Angel Zotto, ‘Obsesion Tango’ directed by Tamara Bisceglia, and ‘Compania Roberto Herrera’ directed by Roberto Herrera. In addition to their theatre credentials, Ivan and Sara are festival and workshop favorites, and have participated, among others, at the Belgrade Tango Encuentro, Sultans Tango Festival in Istanbul, Perugia Tango Festival, and Puerto Rico International Tango Festival. Their latest project involves creating a curriculum for the online tango video instruction giant Tangomeet. Ivan and Sara’s online teaching videos launched in the fall of 2016.