In 2013, SoCo Tango Club's visionary and founder, Dyana Foldvary, decided to bring a tango dance to the Santa Rosa area. She held a community meeting at her home on August 3, 2013 and with the help of the dance community, began organizing the foundation for the first practica which took place soon thereafter on September 19th. SoCoTango is now a 501© non profit organization.
SoCo Tango hosts the monthly Milonga de la Rosa most second Fridays of the month (always the Friday between the 1st and 3rd Thursdays) at the Oddfellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa CA, 8:00-11:00 pm. Entry fee is $12 for members, $14 for non-members starting January 2019. Membership can be purchased at at the dance in January for $20 and thereafter at a pro-rated rate throughout the year.
The SoCo Tango Practilonga is held on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Oddfellows Hall as well. 7:00-7:45 pm Lesson, 7:45-10:00 pm Practilonga. Entry fee is $10 for members, $12 for non-members. $6 for the lesson only (and to stay and watch the dancing. We call this dance a practilonga because we encourage line of dance and tango etiquette while also allowing a space for practicing and working things out. It is beginner friendly dance with dancers of all levels attending.
Dyana teaches a lesson on alternate months at the practica and gives private lessons and small group lessons at her home studio in Forestville, CA.
She has been a dancer for over 40 years with experience in modern, jazz, ballroom, swing, African, Contact Improvisation, and finally, Argentine Tango, and a dance instructor for over 15 years.
Her teaching focus is to de-construct tango, isolating the essential techniques, giving an understanding of where a movement originates. She teaches how to express both connection, musicality, and precision of lead and follow communications. Dyana leads and follows, and can train both leaders and followers.
Dyana's goal is to teach her students to understand the elements of what will become an improvised dance rather than teaching sequences and patterns.
To inquire about lessons or SoCoTango Club, email Dyana at: email@example.com
Visit the SoCo Tango Club website at socotango.org