Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado in Washington, DC 2015

Response to their 2014 workshops…

Thank you, Rick, for putting this together! I am so glad I took the workshop and met Sebastian and Ines. They were so very kind and encouraging!
- E. S.
Their dedication to the heart and art of dancing tango was palpable. They were amazingly attentive during the Saturday workshops. and they really seemed to be having fun with us and each other. Delightful.
- T. B.
Incredible teachers and incredible lessons with Sebastian and Maria Ines. How lucky to have the best teachers come to town. Thanks to Rick Kim! It's worth driving long long distance here to have lesson. If you are in town, don't let your busy holiday plans take away this incredible chance to learn from the best.
- O. T.
Rick, thank you so much for bringing Maria Ines and Sebastian!!! To finally see them in person and take classes with them was a dream come true for me!!! This event was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for making sure that the group was balanced, that makes all the difference in the world when it comes to group classes!!! I also want to thank all of my partners, I would not have gotten so much from the classes without your wonderful input and support!!!
- L. L.
Thank you Rick for all your hard work and your love for Tango to organize this awesome event. We truly appreciate the opportunity to have lessons with Sabastian. and Ines. They are truly amazing! In talent and in person!!! Yes we are really wishing for next year!!
- V. H.

Organizer’s Forward

With much excitement, Rick’s Tango Club presents Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado to DC, for a week of workshops, private lessons, and performance!

 

Since they won the world tango championship in the category of tango de pista (social dancing) in 2010, they have been one of the most sought-after couples in the world of tango. After the sold-out workshops in DC last year, they are coming to DC this year, with a more comprehensive workshop curriculum and with a more dazzling and enchanting performance.

 

Save the dates, grab this opportunity to meet and learn from them and experience their tango!

Biography

Sebastián Jimenez

Sebastian Jimenez began his dance training at the age of 4 with Folklore Argentino. At age 10, he discovered the Tango and clung definitely. From 14 years was associated with one of the best living exponent in tango (Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte). He began working as a couple with Maria Ines Bogado at the end of 2007, performing in the most traditional milongas. In 2008, he began to prepare for the competition “Metropolitan Championship” and became the Metropolitan champions of 2010 in the vals category. Having turned 18 and with this result, he was encouraged to participate in the Mundial de Tango (world tango championship), where he became the World Champions of Tango Salon 2010 and the youngest champion ever.

María Inés Bogado

Maria Ines Bogado began dancing at age 13 in Folklore Argentino. At 18 finishing her study, she discovered tango, taking classes from Cristina and Diego Gauna Pugni. Since 2007, she has been dedicated to learning from Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte in Club Sunderland, one of the most important teachers and figures of tango salon. She began working as a couple with Sebastian Jimenez in 2007 and with him, won the Metropolitan tango championship in the vals category and the world tango championship in the tango salon category in 2010.

Locations

Friday workshops and milonga and Sunday milonga: Dance on Loft 14, 4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Parking: Street parking (some are free at night)

Saturday and Sunday workshops and Saturday milonga: DansezDansez, 4907 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Parking: Street parking (paid and free) and Woodmont Rugby public garage (free on Saturday and Sunday, 8216 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814). Don’t park at the on-site parking spots by the building next to DansezDansez.

Schedule

Friday Saturday Sunday
Dance on Loft 14

DansezDansez

DansezDansez

2:00-3:30pm Workshop 3 Workshop 6
3:30-5:00pm Workshop 4 Workshop 7
5:00-6:30pm Workshop 5 Workshop 8
7:00-8:30pm Workshop 1
8:30-10:00pm Workshop 2
Milonga Milonga de Luz
10pm-2am
Dance on Loft 14
$15 regular
Included in Friday Pass
Included in Fri/Sat/Sun Pass
Rick's Tango Club Milonga
9pm-2am
DansezDansez
$15 regular
Included in Sat/Sun Pass
Included in Fri/Sat/Sun Pass
Cafe Dominguez
7-10:30pm
Dance on Loft 14

Workshop Topics

In choosing this year’s class topics, the main focus was giro. With this focus, Sebastian and Ines’ core technique is introduced on Friday, followed by one day of intensive training on giro on Saturday, and then by one day of intensive training on vals on Sunday. The goal is fluid, dynamic, and elegant dancing with a lot of turns.

 

Sebastian and Ines were Buenos Aires champions in the category of vals before winning the Mundial in 2010. Their vals is very dynamic with a lot of intricacy and playfulness.

 

I believe that this line-up of core technique – giro intensive – vals intensive will contribute to improving the quality of dance by the incorporation of fluid, dynamic, and elegant circular movements.

 

Friday: Core technique and social dancing
Workshop 1. Embrace and marca – Sebastian and Ines’ way (all level)
Workshop 2. Favorite steps of Sebastian and Ines (all level)

 

Saturday: Giro intensive
Workshop 3. Giro: Technique for balance and embrace (intermediate/advanced)
Workshop 4. Enrosque made simple: How to start enrosques, for man and woman (intermediate)
Workshop 5. Lapiz and enrosque advanced technique (advanced)

 

Sunday: Vals intensive
Workshop 6. Vals musicality (all level)
Workshop 7. Vals sequences (intermediate)
Workshop 8. Barridas in vals (advanced)

Private Lessons

Private lessons will be available from Wednesday 12/9 to Friday 12/11 and on Sunday 12/13. Additional dates will be announced if available.

 

The private lessons with Sebastian and Ines were almost sold out last year. As in the last year, private lesson inquiry will have two phases: open for workshop attendees and then open for non-attendees. Each phase will be announced.

Prices and Registration

Single Registration (Leader)

  • At Door

  • $40
    • One workshop

  • Friday Pass

  • $75
    • Workshop 1 and 2
    • Friday Milonga de Luz

    SOLD OUT

  • Saturday Pass

  • $110
    • Workshop 3, 4, and 5

    SOLD OUT

  • Sunday Pass

  • $110
    • Workshop 6, 7, and 8

    SOLD OUT

  • Sat/Sun Pass

  • $220
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

  • Fri/Sat/Sun Pass

  • $275
    • Workshop 1, 2
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Friday Milonga de Luz
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

Single Registration (Follower)

  • At Door

  • $40
    • One workshop

  • Friday Pass

  • $75
    • Workshop 1 and 2
    • Friday Milonga de Luz

    SOLD OUT

  • Saturday Pass

  • $110
    • Workshop 3, 4, and 5

    SOLD OUT

  • Sunday Pass

  • $110
    • Workshop 6, 7, and 8

    SOLD OUT

  • Sat/Sun Pass

  • $220
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

  • Fri/Sat/Sun Pass

  • $275
    • Workshop 1, 2
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Friday Milonga de Luz
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

Couple Registration

  • At Door

  • $80
    • One workshop

  • Friday Pass

  • $145
    • Workshop 1 and 2
    • Friday Milonga de Luz

    SOLD OUT

  • Saturday Pass

  • $215
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5

    SOLD OUT

  • Sunday Pass

  • $215
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8

    SOLD OUT

  • Sat/Sun Pass

  • $435
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

  • Fri/Sat/Sun Pass

  • $535
    • Workshop 1, 2
    • Workshop 3, 4, 5
    • Workshop 6, 7, 8
    • Friday Milonga de Luz
    • Saturday Rick’s Tango Club Milonga with performance

    SOLD OUT

There is 10% discount for full-time students (register and send Rick an email through PayPal).

Accommodation

Hotels

The following hotels are very close to DansezDansez, which is the Saturday and Sunday workshop and Saturday milonga venue, with the price per night (excl. taxes and fees) for 12/11 to 12/14 at Hotels.com at this moment of writing:

 

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda ($115)
Hyatt Regency Bethesda ($87)
DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda ($93)
Golden Tulip Bethesda Court Hotel ($110)
Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown ($179)

AirBnB