Paulo Araujo in San Francisco,
May 4-16, 2005

Maestro of Argentine Tango Paulo Araujo Returns to SF Bay Area,
by Stella

May 4-16th, 2005

This will be Paulo's 6th visit to the Bay area and his popularity continues to outstrip his availability. He brings something to tango that has been hard to find, passion and an ability to impart the true, deep essence of tango to the students. He brings personalized attention to each individual student, converting their weaknesses to strengths, and intuitively mining their emotions. He has been named as the "best tango teacher" in Brazil. Read the Portland Tango Festival website:

  • 2003 ( " I happen to be a big fan of Paulo who teaches a social dance style")
  • 2004-1 ( " Paulo Araujo is a gem, absolutely brilliant and an incredible dancer as well as teacher")
  • 2004-2 ( " Paulo's class was AMAZING!!! Paulo taught something that will change my tango substantially, he taught a concept that opens up a whole new array of possibilities", " THIS MAN SHOULD BE CLONED" )
  • 2004-3 ( " Please bring Paulo Araujo back. His understanding and teaching of Tango takes you to another level. He's brilliant and unique")

or a recent comment  "His teaching is in another dimension altogether - it's like the difference between fine dining and eating at McDonald's."

This time we will be doing some all new workshops, so don't miss. ( all Google listings )

Claremont Resort Beginners Special, 41 Tunnel Rd. , Berkeley

A series of 4 classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights 8:30-10 p.m. May 3, 5, 10 and 12 th .

An excellent introduction for the beginner which will teach all the fundamentals of the embrace, balance, walking, musicality and beginning patterns. This would also be an excellent review for more advanced students who are new to Paulo's technique.

Single class drop-in $20 (non-member, general public), $15 for members of Claremont Hotel, $10 for teens. Series $65 (NM), $55 (M) and $35 teens. Registration through Katy Yong at 510-549-8512 email: . Validated parking will be provided and 10% discount cards for dance apparel.

A Week-end for Intermediate Students at the Renaissance Ballroom, 285 Ellis, SF

Saturday May 7

1-2:15 p.m. Cayengue Part I- the fun aspect of tango, steps you can use with milonga

2:30-3:45 p.m. The Perfume of Tango

4-5:15 p.m. Adornments for Men and Women: Flirting with your Feet

Sunday May 8

1-2:15 p.m. Cayengue Part II- even more fun as we learn new rhythms

2:30-3:45 p.m. Intermediate Technique

4-5:15 p.m. Boleos for Men and Women

A week-end for Advanced Students at At Lake Merritt Dance Center , 200 Grand Ave. , Oakland

Saturday May 14

12:30-1:45 p.m. Advanced Technique

2-3:15 p.m. Alterations without Altercations

3:30-4:45 p.m. Traspie in Waltz

Sunday May 15

12:30-1:45 p.m. Off Axis Movements

2-3:15 p.m. Milonga with changes in rhythm and dynamics

3:30-4:45 p.m. The 7 th Fundamental according to Paulo: how he defines it and how to achieve it

$28/class drop in, or $25/class with selection of 3 or more and pre-payment by May 5 th . $250 for both series with pre-payment (a savings of $50!). For registration or information contact Stella 510-655-3585, email . Checks may be mailed to: 30 the Uplands, Berkeley 94705.

Paulo Araujo

Maestro of Argentine Tango

He will be teaching additionally at the following classes and prior to the following milongas:

*** Monday May 2 and May 9: 8-9:30 p.m , Lake Merritt Dance Center, with practica 9:30-10 p.m. to follow, 200 Grand Ave. , Oakland , $20 for both class and practica. May 2 nd class: “Never-Ending Ochos”, May 9 th “Front and back saccades”. For more information contact or call 925-283-0191.

** Saturday, May 7 th : all levels class 8-9 p.m. Golden Gate Milonga, hosted and DJ'd by Glenn Corteza, 1 Yacht Club Rd., SF

** Sunday May 8 th : all levels class prior to milonga 7:30-9 p.m. “Rhythmic adornments for fickle feet, men and women”; Sausalito milonga hosted by Gustavo and Jessica Hornos, 10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 340 , Sausalito .

** Friday, May 13 th : intermediate class 8-9 p.m., Monte Cristo Milonga, hosted and DJ'd by Gary and Nirmala, 136 Missouri, SF.

** Saturday May 14 th : all levels class prior to milonga 8-9 p.m., Lake Merritt Milonga hosted by Jeanne and Gene Hill, 200 Grand Ave., Oakland, $15 class and milonga.

Private Lessons Available:

Priority for couples with a some limited slots available for non-couples, maximum of 4.5 hours/couple due to Paulo's limited time here. Series is $400 which includes studio rental fee (3 sessions of 1 hr and 20 minutes each). The series is available only for students who are taking at least one group class.

If purchasing a private not in a series $95/55 min +$10 studio fee Paulo alone, $110/55 min +$10 studio fee for Paulo and Stella together.

Introductory special $75 for the first hour for couples who have never had a private lesson with Paulo.

To schedule please contact Stella at 510-655-3585 or email .

Don't forget the Bouquets of Tango, Mendocino trip organized by Christina Johnson with teachers Eduardo Saucedo and Paulo Araujo June 1-4, 2005 . Stella will be driving a van up and organizing carpools. For more information contact Stella.

For further updates of Berkeley Tango Studio activities check website:


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