Jay Aland’s personal website; an expression of his love for Argentine Tango, and a place to share insights and information.
Tango for everyone
My life’s work is to make Argentine Tango available to everyone, and as easy to learn as any dance, or driving, or tennis – a few hours of guidance, and you can do it well enough to fit in on the dance floor, where you can practice and learn all you want. Argentine Tango is fun . . . and can be easy to learn.
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In recent years Subwoofers have become popular, but they are not always found in dance halls – yet. This is what they are, how they work, and why we need them. Dance music has 2 components (you could say): The Melody, high pitched, and the Rhythm, low pitched. In the High Fidelity era, the 50’s, we started to separate these 2 functions and we provided 2 separate speakers to play them: little tweeter and big woofer (later on a third “mid range” speaker was added to fill the gap). Tweeters give us the high frequencies that distinguish the violin from the bandoneon, and cause the music to sound like a live band. Woofers, with their big cone, move more air, such that we can Feel the low frequencies. A “crossover” separates the high and low frequency sounds and sends them to the appropriate speaker. High frequency sounds are clear and sharp – except when they echo from the walls and ceiling, or interfere between speakers, in which case the sound is “warm”,...
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All dances are cancelled for now.
Come to Dancing4Fun, on the second Friday and fourth Saturday of every month for a practica, at 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Cost is $10. Location: 6025 Peachtree Parkway Suite #4 Norcross, GA 30092
On Sunday March 8, I will teach Blueswaltz and Tango Vals and I will DJ from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm at http://www.waltzplay.org/
Argentine Tango lessons
For typical examples of tango performances by famous “Milongueros”, see: https://youtu.be/r0tMAz4RFaU Ruben Harymbat & Alicia Pons in Tigre Viejo, and https://youtu.be/jN13VdGnB_A Adrian and Amanda Costa in El Ingeniero.
Videos of social tango dancing are rare. For an example of tango in a milonga in Buenos Aires, see: https://youtu.be/9OZNZv7VqJk