Sebastian Jimenez and Joana Gomes in Washington DC 2017

Organizer’s Forward

Rick’s Tango Club presents Sebastian Jimenez and Joana Gomes to DC, for a week of workshops, private lessons, and performance!

 

Sebastian Jimenez, the champion of world tango championship in 2010 and one of the most sought-after tango maestros in the world, and Joana Gomes are coming to DC again. We have prepared an exciting program to help improving your dance this year.

 

Join us, go to the next level in your dance, and have fun with Sebastian and Joana in DC 2017!

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.

Joana Gomes

Joana Gomes has a PhD in interactive art and has always been involved in the creation of interactive graphics and interactive dance shows. She learned to dance with the most renowned teachers of Buenos Aires.

Sebastian & Joana are now a couple since they partnered up in June 2016. Since then they have been capturing people’s attention with their elegance and class, transmitting real emotions to their audience in each performance. Beside the artistic side, their classes are receiving a special attention from the students since they have been developing new concepts and strategies for learning that have been improving the students ability to learn.

Workshop Topics

Since Sebastian and Joana have been coming to DC and the US for a few years now, this year we will explore more complex elements of tango dancing.

 

Saturday will be about how to create fireworks with free legs! Sacadas, barridas, and ganchos will be covered and interesting steps with them will be presented. Marking and executing the steps with these elements can be complicated, and thus there will be one workshop on the technique of how to mark and follow difficult steps well, which will be helpful for your executing any complex step together.

 

Then, Sunday will cover Sebastian and Joana’s most sought-after topic – turns (giros)! From the deep technique of giro to giro with enrosque to complex giro steps, everything you need to know to do giros and enrosques like Sebastian and Joana will be presented on Sunday.

 

Digesting these exciting materials of Saturday and Sunday needs solid fundamental techniques. To help, Friday will have two technique classes, one on leader’s and follower’s technique and the other on couple’s technique.

 

All the workshops together, you will have an enormous amount of elements to have fun with!

Schedule

Fri 10/27 Foundation for the Weekend Sat 10/28 Free Leg Fireworks Sun 10/29 Turn like/with Sebastian
12:00 am - 1:00 am
Milonga Legado at Latin Dancer Studio $12
12:00 am - 1:00 am
Milonga Rick's Tango Club at Crown Dance Studio with performance of Sebastian and Joana $15 (included in Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun passes)
12:00 am - 2:00 am
1:00 am - 2:00 am
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
W3 How to better communicate during difficult steps & sequences (Int/Adv)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

W4 How to create interesting barridas sequences (Int)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
W6 Secrets of Circularity (Int)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

W7 Different types of enrosques (Int/Adv)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
W5 Sacadas and Ganchos for the dance floor (Int/Adv)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
W8 How to turn like/with Sebastian Jimenez: Complex giros and steps (Adv)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
W1 Leaders & Followers Technique (All)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

W2 Couple’s technique: the base for everything else (All)
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Milonga Legado at Latin Dancer Studio $12
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Milonga Rick's Tango Club at Crown Dance Studio with performance of Sebastian and Joana $15 (included in Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun passes)
10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Fri 10/27 Foundation for the Weekend

  • W1 Leaders & Followers Technique (All)
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • W2 Couple’s technique: the base for everything else (All)
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Milonga Legado at Latin Dancer Studio $12
    10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Sat 10/28 Free Leg Fireworks

  • Milonga Legado at Latin Dancer Studio $12
    12:00 am - 1:00 am
  • W3 How to better communicate during difficult steps & sequences (Int/Adv)
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • W4 How to create interesting barridas sequences (Int)
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • W5 Sacadas and Ganchos for the dance floor (Int/Adv)
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Milonga Rick's Tango Club at Crown Dance Studio with performance of Sebastian and Joana $15 (included in Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun passes)
    10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Sun 10/29 Turn like/with Sebastian

  • Milonga Rick's Tango Club at Crown Dance Studio with performance of Sebastian and Joana $15 (included in Sat/Sun and Fri/Sat/Sun passes)
    12:00 am - 2:00 am
  • W6 Secrets of Circularity (Int)
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • W7 Different types of enrosques (Int/Adv)
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • W8 How to turn like/with Sebastian Jimenez: Complex giros and steps (Adv)
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
No events available!

Locations

All Workshops and Friday milonga: Latin Dancer Studio, 1057 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
Parking: On site and street parking (free)

Saturday milonga with performance: Crown Dance Studio, 2820 Dorr Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
Parking: On site and street parking (free)

Private Lessons

Private lessons will be available. The dates of availability will be announced soon.

Prices and Registration

Single Registration (Leader)

Leader’s Fri Pass
Workshops W1 to W2

$60.00 Add to cart

Leader’s Sat Pass
Workshops W3 to W5

$95.00 Add to cart

Leader’s Sun Pass
Workshops W6 to W8

$95.00 Add to cart

Leader’s Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W3 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$190.00 Add to cart

Leader’s Fri/Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W1 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$240.00 Add to cart

Single Registration (Follower)

Follower’s Fri Pass
Workshops W1 to W2

$60.00 Add to cart

Follower’s Sat Pass
Workshops W3 to W5

$95.00 Add to cart

Follower’s Sun Pass
Workshops W6 to W8

$95.00 Add to cart

Follower’s Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W3 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$190.00 Add to cart

Follower’s Fri/Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W1 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$240.00 Add to cart

Couple Registration

Couple’s Fri Pass
Workshops W1 to W2

$110.00 Add to cart

Couple’s Sat Pass
Workshops W3 to W5

$180.00 Add to cart

Couple’s Sun Pass
Workshops W6 to W8

$180.00 Add to cart

Couple’s Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W3 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$370.00 Add to cart

Couple’s Fri/Sat/Sun Pass
Workshops W1 to W8
Sat milonga with performance

$460.00 Add to cart

Group Registration

Register in a group of 4 or more people to get the full Fri/Sat/Sun pass at $220!

 

Message with the names and roles in the group using the contact form on the right to register in a group.

Tell your friends that you are going!