From the streets of Buenos Aires, to the practice floors of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp
The exact origins of tango—both the dance and the word itself—are lost in myth and an unrecorded history. The generally accepted theory is that in the mid-1800s, the African slaves who had been brought to Argentina or their descendants began to influence the local culture. The word “tango” may be straightforwardly African in origin, meaning “closed place” or “reserved ground.” Or it may derive from Portuguese (and from the Latin verb tanguere, to touch) and was picked up by Africans on the slave ships. Whatever its origin, the word “tango” had acquired the standard meaning of the place where African slaves and free blacks gathered to dance by the time Argentina banned slavery in 1853.
Jevgeni Davidov looks back at a decade of dancing, performing and competing in Argentine Tango. His Tango journey started in Munich, where he was introduced to this unique dance that became his primary focus and passion. He has worked alongside renowned Tango masters and legends such as Jorge Torres, Guillermina Quiroga and Maximiliano Cristiani. The highlights of his career include 2018 US Vice Champion in Argentine Tango Salon, 2015 US Vice Champion in Argentine Tango Salon, 2015 Champion in Argentine Tango Stage. Jevgeni brings his elegant style of dance onto the dance floor and will make you immerse into this dance with fun & ease. For these seminar series, Jevgeni will be assisted by Natalia Sidorenco.
INTENSIVE TANGO SEMINARS: These intensive Tango series are geared towards Tango dancers of all levels, from beginners to intermediate/advanced. Intermediate/Advance requires more than 1 year dance experience in Argentine Tango. No partner is required for the seminars. Please wear comfortable clothes as well as proper Argentine Tango dance shoe. Seminars are offered in a particular order but can also be taken on a drop in basis.
ARGENTINE TANGO METHODOLOGY - SERIES: A good dancer & performer is not automatically a good teacher, as we know. This seminar series are a unique opportunity to learn about the methodology and philosophy of teaching Tango. How do you introduce a student to this beautiful and passionate dance, how do you inspire students to learn Argentine Tango and most importantly, how do you keep a student motivated for years to come. Although recommended for dance instructors & professionals of ALL DANCE BACKGROUNDS, this seminar series is open to public.
*Please not that Intensive Tango Seminars and Argentine Tango Methodology can be purchased separately and as a package together.
Tango Immersion Schedule
There are 2 programs offered as a part of 2018 IDBDC Tango Immersion please make sure you select the correct one.
Tango Immersion Location:
The location for the 2018 IDBDC Tango Immersion program will be as usual at:
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, United States 20852
We have arranged a special rate of $99 + tax per night to find out how to reserve a room please refer to our Location page for instructions.
*All items can be purchased at the door, however we do request for you to make your purchases online ahead of time to avoid a sell-out situation
SEMINAR Full pass: - (includes 8 seminars totaling 8 hours of Tango Intensives + Milonga with Pre-Milonga class and DJ): $225
METHODOLOGY Full pass (includes 3 blocks of Argentine Tango Methodology Seminars totaling 3 hours): $89
À LA CARTE:
Cost of 1 Seminar: $30
Cost of 1 Methodology block: $25
Milonga with Pre-Milonga class and DJ: $15