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Tango Therapy: Stairway to Heaven

By Christina Johnson

This is the best class for beginner dancers or tangueros who wish to deepen and improve! The workshop is comprised of exercises and musical movements to use for rejuvenating and invigorating the body and mind. Unlike many forms of exercise that exacerbate joint pain, tire the back, and are repetitive and tedious, Argentine tango is always exciting and creative. We can begin tango as a therapeutic exercise and continue to enjoy it as a dance with more refinement and elegance over the years.

Argentine Tango Workshop
Teachers: Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A. Peinado
Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am–12:30pm
Pure Fitness Studio
Stirling Dickinson, a few doors down from the entrance to Hotel Real de Minas
For information and registration: visionarypower@gmail.com

Few dances involve a heart-to-heart embrace. Human beings need an equivalent of eight hugs a day to enhance the immune system and remain in a satisfactory mental state. Because of the close embrace of tango, a one-hour class would be the equivalent of at least 20 hugs. The biological system has an opportunity to leap into superhealing mode through tango!

A study done by the Society of Neuroscience in Washington showed that dancing tango boosts brain power and can offset negative symptoms of getting older. Seniors aged 68 to 91 demonstrated improved balance, self-esteem, multitasking ability, and motor coordination. Seniors who tangoed were compared with others who walked for exercise, and the tangueros showed more improvement.

With our tango therapy class, we present exercises for people who may be compromised through surgery, accident, or diseases affecting motor skills, the brain, and muscle memory. If you are able to walk, then you can enjoy the therapeutic value of these unique classes. No matter if you are a kinesthetic, visual, auditory, or intuitive learner—all are included in the study of tango. Tango requires listening skills, and stretches your brain to coordinate rhythm and distinguish it from melody. You will start listening and moving music to the heart, releasing endorphins, and soothing the body.

Teachers Ezequiel A. Peinado and I are accomplished professional tango instructors.

No partner needed! 200 pesos for dedicated students (those participants who fairly regularly attend Tango Therapy) or 300 pesos per person or 500 pesos per couple. Please pre-register by sending an email to visionarypower@gmail.com or call Christina at 154 9085. Wear shoes with smooth soles. Sneaker soles and open-back shoes are not recommended. Wear comfy workout clothes.

 

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