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Organized by JCC Tango Club in Palo Alto and Dorcas Hendershott

Mountain View & Palo Alto
November 29 – December 1, 2008

( previous visit of Robert Hauk to Palo Alto & Mountain View)

Igor has invited

Robert Hauk,
a milonguero

Robert Hauk

Five Tango Workshops
Milonguero Turns

Photos of previous workshops

Robert Hauk is one of the most prominent and highly regarded Tango teachers, dancers, and DJs in North America. For many years he teaches and promotes Milonguero style of Tango which is most close to the way Tango is danced in Buenos Aires nowadays and in the past. For the first time Robert is invited to San Francisco Bay Area to teach us a series of 6 workshops covering most important topics of the Milonguero style.
Here is Robert & Cristina dancing at 2007 Chicago Mini Tango Festival

Igor Polk: "What is so good about Robert? He is dancing like an Argentinean, but he is not an Argentinean. He understands us and knows what language to speak to us like no other Argentinean would never dreamed of ! Robert knows how most of the best dancers in whole America dance in close embrace. Learning from him we are becaming a part of local community of the best dancers. I've seen many who might have great ideas or not, beautiful dancing style or not, but no one of them could give a clear, precise teaching on how to become among the most popular tango dancers in America and Europe - at our great local tango festivals. How to enter this circle. And Robert does !!!"

Alberto's Night Club, 736 W. Dana, Mountain View, CA 94041
Please, contact:  Dorcas Hendershott for reservations,

Saturday, November 29

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Workshop 1:  Tango is Walking. 
This class will explore the fundamentals of posture, walking and embrace.  Everything in tango is walking and we return again and again to work on our walking.  We will develop a language of body mechanics that we will use in all of the classes.

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Workshop 2: Walking and Turning in Crossed Feet
We will develop the back ocho and use it as an entry for walked turns.  This family of turns can be done either as walked turns or as turns with enrosques.  We will explore these possibilities.

Sunday, November 30

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Workshop 3: 
Unusual Transitions To and From Crossed Feet
This class will explore interesting and unusual ways to transition to and from crossed feet.  We will explore situations where the follower takes extra steps to make these transitions.  From this work we will develop building blocks for some very nice figures.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Workshop 4. The Quick Reversal. 
In this class we will study ways to transitions from walking forward to walking backward.  We will again use walking exercizes to develop an important movement, a close embrace forward ocho, and then we will use this to make very compact and beautiful figures.

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.+  MILONGA @ Alberto’s 
DJ - Robert Hauk  
$10 – in the atmosphere of a real Tango Bar

Next workshop !

Palo Alto JCC Tango Club
Cubberley Center Auditorium,
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303-4760
Contact Igor Polk,

Monday, December 1
8:30 – 10;00 p.m.
Workshop 5: Constructing Combinations
In this class we will explore a way of developing more complex combinations from simpler movements.  We will use the walked turn developed in the second class as a starting point in this study.  In Robert Hauk’s own dancing he finds it more useful to study situations and use these situations to open possibilities rather than learning fixed figures.  This class will explore how that is done.

One workshop $25
Monday workshop: JCC Tango club members $20.





Special offers by pre-registration:
Both Saturday workshops $40
Both Sunday workshops $45 (includes Milonga)
All five workshops $100 (includes Milonga) with pre-registration before Friday 28th.

Discount for JCC Tango Club members in Palo Alto.
Please, contact  Dorcas Hendershott for reservations at Alberto's and the whole series,
and Igor.
Igor highly recommends everyone to take the complete series of the workshops.

Robert Hauk is a nationally renowned tango teacher and DJ,
who has been dancing and teaching tango for nearly a decade. His specialty is “apilado” or “milonguero” style, in which he has achieved an extraordinary level of skill – sufficient even to win the praise of Buenos Aires toughest judges – milongueros themselves. His ability to communicate the music and the emotion has made him a highly sought after dance partner at milongas across the United States.

Robert has been dancing and teaching the Milonguero Style for eight years since he met his main teacher Susana Miller. He has spent significant time in Buenos Aires dancing among the older dancers of this style, learning their way of dancing tango. He has also spent years learning about the music and is a highly regarded DJ for tango dances. He has been a teacher and a DJ at many festivals around the country.

Robert's popularity as an instructor at tango festivals is a result of his practical insight and straight-forward teaching that makes milonguero style tango readily accessible students. His skillful techniques quickly empower students with the “feel” of connected social dancing. As a result, his teaching has been influential and has engendered tango community growth in Portland and other cities across the United States.

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Interested in circumstances this photo "Dancing under the rainbow" was taken? Visit this page: Denver Tango Festival 2007