Tomás Howlin - Missoula/Potomac - 2019

Save the Date! - July 5th - 8th, 2019

Yes, Tomás Howlin is coming back to Missoula and Potomac this summer! 

We'll have workshops and milongas in Missoula, as well as our annual pot luck BBQ, camping and dancing in Potomac!


Friday, July 5th

Afternoon private lessons available!

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Workshop 1 Connection Strategies - All levels

Invigorate your tango connection with partner communication techniques.
There is nothing better than a good connection. During this workshop we will focus on three different, central techniques that tune and improve connection and communication between partners.
  • How to signal, match, and amplify your partner’s musicality.
  • Acompañar y llevar; unpacking the original metaphor for connection.
  • Proximity drills: how to signal, respond, and switch between close and open embrace.
8:00 pm to 12:00 pm - Opening Practilonga!  DJ - Patrick
Two song tandas for the first 1.5 hours. (75/25 trad/alt)
At DDC studio - 121 W. Main

Saturday, July 6th

Advanced Rotation Techniques using planeo and lápiz
Gain a concrete understanding of the three distinct techniques used for rotation in tango: pivoting, body spiralling, and spreading.
Intensive: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
At DDC studio - 121 W. Main
7:00 to 8:00 pm - Beginning intro. class - Taught by Tim Sterns and Gloria Kornish
9:00 pm to 1:00 am (??) - Saturday evening Milonga/social dance. DJ - Rob Gallimore (90/10 Trad/alt)
At DDC studio - 121 W. Main

Sunday, July 7th

Two workshops with Tomás for experienced dancers:
At the Senior Center (Hip Strip Ballroom) - 705 S. Higgins Ave. (Just South across the Bridge)
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
Workshop 2 - Tango-Vals
Quick and fun footwork for tango-vals: Give your waltzing feet a workout - Intermediate +
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Workshop 3 - Shared Axis Turns
Discover the super pivots that can make your turning exquisitely fun. Shared Axis Turns are also called one-axis turns or turning using a share axis structure.

Sunday evening:

Potluck BBQ at Patrick & Lori’s
Food starting around 7:00 pm.
Dancing in the Yurt as late as we want to go!
      DJ - Patrick (75/25 trad/alt)
Camping, resting, playing, lounging...

Monday, July 8th

Still at Patrick & Lori's in Potomac!
Brunch, more dancing...
Other activities: floating, fishing, hiking… perhaps a craft activity too!
Can you help with setup and logistics? Click here and add your name!
Can you host some out of town guests? Contact Patrick.
Online registration is closed!
You can sign up at the door for everything!
See you tonight!
Whole weekend, all events - $145 .

Whole Weekend Student Rate - $120

Saturday intensive (four hours) - $75
Saturday Intensive (four hours) Student Rate - $60
Individual Workshop (Friday or Sunday) - $25


Individual Workshop (Friday or Sunday) Student Rate - $15 .

Milonga - $12

    Milonga student rate - $8


    Camping at Lori and Patrick's on Sunday night for everyone! If you're coming from out of town, you're welcome to camp on Friday and Saturday nights as well!
    You can find directions to our home here.
    Some private lessons with Tomás are available. Contact Patrick.
    And some photos from our summer party and BBQ last year: