The University of Michigan Argentine Tango Club has announced their annual Fire and Ice Festival for January 28-31, 2011. The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor hotel will provide special hotel overnight rates for those attending the Festival.

The Festival Schedule is still tentative but generally is shown as follows:

Friday, Jan 28th, 2011

6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Warm Up Vandenberg,
Michigan League
6:30pm – 8:00pm Walking with Elegance
and Cadencia

(All levels)
Ney and Jennifer Vandenberg,
Michigan League
8:15pm – 12:00am Milonga
DJ: Denzil Bernard
Vandenberg,
Michigan League

Saturday, Jan 29th, 2011

11:30am – 12:00pm Registration and Warm Up Ballroom,
Michigan Union
12:00pm – 1:30pm Hypnotic Musicality with the “Milonguero Groove”
Featuring review and drilling of rock turns, milonguero turns, and the ocho cortado. Basic milonguero experience required. (All levels)
Jaimes and Christa Ballroom,
Michigan Union
1:45pm – 3:15pm Colgada in Close Embrace
(Intermediate/Advanced)
Ney and Jennifer Pendleton,
Michigan Union
Beautiful Liaisons between the Milonguero and Salon Aesthetics:
Featuring ochos, paradas, and pasadas. Milonguero skills required, basic salon skills recommended. (Intermediate)
Jaimes and Christa Ballroom,
Michigan Union
3:30pm – 5:00pm Complex Steps for the
Social Dance Floor

(Intermediate/Advanced)
Ney and Jennifer Pendleton,
Michigan Union
Molinete Roulette
Extreme salon turn drilling with games engineered to improve your giros quite a bit in a rather short time. (Intermediate)
Jaimes and Christa Ballroom,
Michigan Union
5:00pm – 6:00pm Practica
DJ: Mani Kashanianfard
Ballroom,
Michigan Union
6:00pm – 9:00pm DINNER BREAK
9:00pm – 1:00am Milonga
DJ: Lung-Kuei Lin
Ballroom,
Michigan Union
2:00am – 6:00am Milonga
DJ: Yulia Kriskovets
Pittsfield Grange

Sunday, Jan 30th, 2011

1:30pm – 2:00pm Registration and Warm Up Ballroom,
Michigan Union
2:00pm – 3:30pm Ladies Technique and Embellishments
(All levels)
Jennifer Ballroom,
Michigan Union
Leaders Technique
(All levels)
Ney Pendleton,
Michigan Union
4:00pm – 5:30pm Milonga con Traspie
(Intermediate)
Ney and Jennifer Pendleton,
Michigan Union
Turns with Sacadas and
Phrase Drilling

Your dancing will never be the same. In a good way. Positive attitude strongly recommended. (Intermediate/Advanced)
Jaimes and Christa Ballroom,
Michigan Union
6:00pm – 7:30pm Musicality and Rhythm
(All Levels)
Ney and Jennifer Pendleton,
Michigan Union
Boloes from Planet Boleo
The skills you’ll need in the post-apocalyptic future. (Advanced)
Jaimes and Christa Ballroom,
Michigan Union
7:30pm – 8:30pm Pizza Social Pendleton,
Michigan Union
9:00pm – 1:00am Milonga
DJ: Tine Herreman
Ballroom, Michigan Union

Monday, Jan 31st, 2011

6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Warm Up Pendleton,
Michigan Union
6:30pm – 8:00pm Instructor’s Choice Jaimes and Christa Pittsfield Grange
8:15pm – 12:00am Milonga
DJ: Elizabeth Garcia
Pittsfield Grange

Please Note:

  • Changes to schedule and venue are possible.
  • Students must show a valid student ID for discounted rate.
  • Registrations before 12:00am JAN-24-2011 qualify as “early.”
  • Envelopes of mailed checks must be post-marked JAN-24-2011.
  • Checks should be made out to the “Michigan Argentine Tango Club”
  • A legal form of identification is required at the door.
  • The All-Night Milonga is part of the Saturday Pass (although it starts ‘technically…’ on Sunday

The Lamp Post Inn is offering a special housing option and pricing for those that will be attending the Tango Festival. To take advantage of the special pricing simply to the the Lamp Post Website and use the promo code TANGO. You will be directed to a special page for your pricing options.