University of Minnesota
Summer 2012 class begins on Thursday, May 17, 2012
series will be taught by
Eric Li and includes: 12 Thursday Lessons &
open practice sessions on Sunday evening
Cost : $35 students
$45 non students
(Faculty, Staff, and Community Members)
first lesson is free!
Baptist Church Gym
University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. It
is next to the Purple Onion and kitty corner from Sanford Hall.
Please don't use the main church entrance! The entrance is on the SIDE
of the building, between the church and the library.
All Levels 1 - subject to change
Open embrace - walking - rockstep
Open embrace - rockstep -
turn to the left parallel system
embrace - Cross system walking -
changing from parallel to cross system - cruzada
- floor craft - how to practice
Open embrace turn to the left
in cross system
Open embrace - rock step turn
to the right in parallel system
embrace - ocho cortado
Review - how to catch the ending
Levels 2 - subject to change (not in particular order)
Footwork / loose legs / heel toe
Partnering / body awareness
as a whole / also partnering
Practica time is on Sunday
from 6pm-9pm at the University Baptist Church Gym.
encourage all of our members to attend practicas to get the chance to
work on movements covered in class. There are no formal instructors,
our assistant teachers will be there to help you. Practicas are free!
will always be at the University Baptist Church Gym.
lessons on Thursday and Sunday are taught by Eric
We also have assistant teachers
help you during the lessons and practicas.
1) What do I wear?
Wear something that you are
comfortable moving in. We're mostly
students, so it's a very casual environment.
If you have shoes that have soft soles
(suede, etc) they are IDEAL for
tango. You want a smooth surface on the bottom of your shoes. DO NOT
feel like you have to go out and buy special shoes for tango. Socks are
really good too! Be sure, however, that you wear (if possible) shoes
that will not "come off." Ankle straps for heels, no flip flops, etc.
3) When do I pay?
Membership due is due on the
second lesson in the
4) Do I need a partner?
Absolutely not! We rotate partners
often and there is usually a good
ratio of girls to guys. Just bring yourself!