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MITCNC Summer Dance Series - Intermediate Argentine Tango
Jun 30 - Session 1
Jul 07 - Session 2
Jul 14 - Session 3

Argentine tango, over a 100 year old dance, is cherished by those in STEM fields worldwide, for its intricate patterns and the intellectual challenge it offers, much like solving complex problems. The dance's emphasis on precision, improvisation, and connection mirrors the analytical and creative thinking that STEM professionals thrive on, providing a perfect blend of artistry and structure.

In addition, it offers significant benefits for mental health and wellbeing, serving as a powerful stress reliever and mood booster through the release of endorphins. It also enhances cognitive function, social connection, and emotional expression, fostering a holistic sense of happiness and resilience.

Argentine tango’s presence in the US has close ties to Stanford and MIT alums. Tango found its way in the US owing to the Stanford Tango Weeks in the 90s, and from there it traveled to MIT, enriching its vibrant ballroom dance culture, and spreading nationwide.  

The MIT Club of Northern California, in collaboration with Stanford Peninsula Alumni Club, and the art school, Feeling Flow is organizing a series of tango workshops building upon the previous two workshop series in Palo Alto.

Program Details:

  • Date: Three Sundays, June 30th to July 14th
  • Location: Feeling Flow studio in Palo Alto
  • Time: 4:15 PM to 5:30 pm
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Instructors: Diego Lanau & Alejandra Saravia. Diego Lanau and Alejandra Saravia of Argentina launched their dance partnership in 2019 and have since been traveling across the US and internationally to teach and perform. Alejandra started to dance ballet and practice gymnastics at the age of four. Tango become a central part of her life in 2008 when she began studying with world-renowned teachers in Buenos Aires. Diego has been a student of tango since the late 1990s. He has since participated in numerous tango competitions, taught and performed throughout the US and Europe, and is a former tango competition judge at different events in the US.
  • Space is limited. As we gather the community, we will expand to a larger venue. Please register ASAP to secure your spot.
  • Pricing: $60 per person for the  series.
  • Tango Foundations I & II or equivalent experience required. Syllabus is here!
  • You have requested an opportunity to include your non MIT friends. Well, each MIT alum can sign up 3 non MIT folks. So by all means, bring in your partner/spouse, friends, family members.

Over time, it is our intent to grow the program to include many more dances from Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and more.

With this vision, we have launched the MIT Dancers LinkedIn group which we recommend you join. We would like to dialog with you there and understand your needs and desires vis-a-vis dance (dance forms, level, objective, aspiration, location), whether or not you are attending the launch series. This is also the place to ask questions about the launch series and other future events.

Finally, we are looking for volunteers to build the MITCNC dance program. Please let us know in the MIT Dancers LinkedIn Group if you’re interested in volunteering.

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Date and Time

Sunday, June 30, 2024
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM PT

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Location

Feeling Flow Studio
1680 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA, 94301

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Primary Contact

Serena Chung

clubadmin@mitcnc.org

GENERAL ADMISSION

$60

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