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NewsA big thanks to Masha Abapolnikova for teaching a wonderful class and Corina Tufa-Dragos for dj-ing the milonga. Special Thanks to Tom & Susan White, Victoria Elinson, Ruth Kubishen, Jose Ortiz, Rick Kim, Aja Fenn, Bill Griffiths, Raj Boya, Eugenia Park and many others for helping with the setting up, running, and cleaning up the milonga.
Date & Time Track A Track B December 4 Sunday 7-8pm Dance Class with Masha Abapolnikova 8-11pm Milonga DJ Corina Tufa-DragosClass & Milonga@Colvin Run Dance Hall, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066.
Colvin Run Dance Hall has an attached space parking lot. Street parking is available but please read and follow local parking signs.
HistoryTangosutra, held annually at the end of October, started in 2005 with an overall weekend attendance of 250 people and was the second annual festival in the DC Metro area. In 2005, Tangosutra was the first tango festival to have only female Djs. In 2006, it was the first environmentally friendly tango festival in the world with an attendance of 325 people. In 2007, it became the first sustainable Tango festival in the world. In 2008, classes were fully enrolled one month in advance of the festival. In 2009, a second track of dance classes was added and it was fully enrolled three weeks before the festival. In 2010, a third track of dance classes was added and it become the first tango festival in the world to devote a track of classes for musicians to learn to play live tango music for social dancing.
Masha is a professional tango dancer and teacher with over a decade of experience. Formerly the Executive Director of an arts-education DC-based non-profit, Masha has helped build the Washington DC's tango community through outreach programs, regular classes, special and ongoing events and much more. She is known for her clarity, musicality and connection, as well as a warm, engaging teaching style. To fully embrace this dance Masha has immersed herself in studying both leading and following roles and is often seen switching between both on the social dance floor. She is passionate about finding the unique key to improvement for each student and she emphasizes individual technique and natural movement as the foundation for a deep tango connection. Masha has traveled all around the world to study and dance tango, including the US, Argentina and Europe.
Masha's current web page is at www.fabricatango.com.
Corina is one of those people who cannot sit down when the right music starts to play. She actually cannot sit down when the wrong song starts either. The dance comes first, and it opens the door for new musical discoveries. Her tango journey followed the same path: the dance, then the love for the music. In her desire to learn, she volunteered to DJ at Pablo’s Practica in Washington DC. When she thinks about the next tanda she tries to understand the feelings of the dancers and hopes to find those tangos that would resonate best with the moment.
Corina can be reached via her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.