Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Tangueras, Tangueros,

Nov. 3-4, Friday night and all day Saturday, a unique opportunity to watch some of the best performers in Tango, see different Tango styles, learn from the Masters of rather different approaches, and dance! Dancers of Columbus and neighboring communities are all welcome. Please REGISTER to the four Saturday Nov. 4 lessons ASAP; we would like to know in advance the number of students so that the teachers can better plan the lessons (pay in class, email:

So here are the details:

FRIDAY NOV. 3 and SATURDAY NOV. 4, TangoOSU, the Argentine Tango Student Organization at the Ohio State University, is holding a 28+ hour TANGOMANIA, with Tango teachers and performers DIEGO BLANCO Y ANA PADRON of NY, JOANNE and TIM POGROS of Cleveland, VIRGINIA MALTON of Cincinnati, and local teachers from Columbus.

We hold two MILONGAS Friday Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4, of rather different nature. FRIDAY NOV. 3 is an "OpenAir" style MILONGA inside the brand new OSU gym RPAC; SATURDAY NOV. 4 will be at a closed, smaller room: MEMORIAL. Friday night: an iPod prize donated by Apple.

Saturday Nov. 4 WORKSHOPS: 10am and 11:30pm by Diego BLANCO Y Ana PADRON of Big Apple, and 3pm, 4:30pm by Tim/Joanne POGROS of Cleveland, will be $10 per lesson, $15 for two, $30 for all four (students), $15, $20, $40 for adults (prepay prices). We offer FREE basic ACCOMODATION and shower for visitors who bring their own sleepingbag and RSVP by the end of Oct.:

More info:

The website is highly clickable: click on name of performer or teacher for more info (or video for Diego BLANCO Y Ana PADRON).

Click on location name for MAPs & DIRECTIONs. All events will take place on the OSU campus; Friday MILONGA takes place at RPAC: Saturday's lessons at ROYER, Milonga will be at MEMORIAL.

Here is a more detailed description of all events:


9pm-10pm: FREE beginners LESSON: Diego Blanco and others;

10pm until at least 1am: FREE MILONGA; DJ Tim Pogros

11pm: PERFORMANCES by Diego Blanco Y Ana Padron of NY; Joanne/Tim Pogros; Svetlana Iskhakov/Robert Archer; and students of Virginia Malton of Cincinnati

0:15am: raffle prize: iPod; drinks, foods (coffee/bagel shop of RPAC is open until midnight)

Free dormitory style accomodation&shower for out of town visitors with sleepingbag/towel, RSVP by end of Oct.

SATURDAY NOV. 4: ROYER WORKSHOP: lessons suitable for all levels, with: Ana PADRON y Diego BLANCO: 10am, 11:30am Tim/Joanne POGROS: 3pm, 4:30pm

Prepay prices: students: $10 one lesson, $15 two, $30 all four; adults: $15, $20, $40.

RSVP:, specify your level.

SATURDAY NOV. 4: La MILONGA Buckeye: 8pm-last dancer.

ANA PADRON and DIEGO BLANCO bring an electrifying and passionate perspective to Tango. They were featured performers in "Tango Fever", "Sensual Tango Review", and "Tango Undressed". They placed 2nd in the US Tango Congress, took 3rd place in the World Tango Competition, and were awarded 1st place in the national competition ARTS hosted by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Ana and Diego recently moved from Florida to NYC where they teach ( in Manhattan and Long Island. They are the soloist in the off-Broadway musical Gardel.

An example of what they do is at video

The classes will focus on musicality, comfort of the embrace, and body mechanics via a sophisticated step. ANA and DIEGO believe that through practice of these three principles the dancers will enjoy tango. ALL LESSONS WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL LEVELS. DIFFERENT DANCERS WILL BENEFIT IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

Joanne and Tim POGROS traveled to many cities in the US and Argentina to learn and dance Tango. Tim started Tango in
Cleveland, DJed in various festivals and Milongas, and they are currently holding large classes at Wooster and Oberlin
and organize Milongas: "the Milonguero style ... this is the only style Joanne and I dance and teach".

See you on the dance floor!

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