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Argentine Tango with Lisette Perelle & Diego Lanau ! (Saturday, September 27)

Maestra of Tango; Lisette Perelle, returns to teach the Saturday Tango class this week. Joining her will be special guest instructor Diego Lanau, in town briefly from Buenos Aires.

Lisette and Diego will teach a class from 12:30-1:30 p.m., designed for both leaders & followers. The focus will be on timing with attention to axis and smooth execution.

Lisette Perelle is one the Bay Area's premiere Tango Teachers. She has taught throughout the United States and abroad. She has been featured in the Tango film shorts, "Burn" and "Tango in the Park". In short, you'll learn from her, you'll love her!

Special guest instructor Diego Lanau began studying tango in 1997. In 1999 Diego joined the Mora Godoy group in Club Almagro where he met his first tango partner, Natalia Arcidiacono, became a finalist in the Sin Rumbo Club in Villa Urquiza and in December 2003 was crowned champion by a nearly unanimous public vote, in Club Saraza. 

Diego has traveled and taught in various cities in the USA: San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland New York, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and Aspen, with festivals in Portland and Seattle. His teaching and performances in Europe include the Kerallic tango festival in Bretagne, and other locations in Italy, Spain and France. He continues to return to the SF Bay Area to teach and perform.

Cost: $15 ($12 w/class card) Included in the cost of this workshop is the regularly scheduled practica from 1:30 - 2:00 that follows the class.

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Annual Oktoberfest Celebration & Poka Class!- (Friday, October 3)

The Okie-Dokiest Polka Party You Ever Did See!!! By Howdy we will dance Polka on Fri. Oct. 3rd for all levels from 8-9 pm. 9-10:30 We\'ll Dance Polka, Ballroom, Latin & Club. -Of Course we will be wearing our Dirndles and Lederhosens - You Betcha\'! In The Wee Studio we\'ll savor: Sausages, Saurkraut & Mustard with Beer!

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11th Annual Halloween Bash & Showcase of Terror!!! (Friday, October 31)

This Hallows Eve; Friday, Oct. 31st - Bay West Ballroom Gets Bit By The Black Widow! Be Not Afraid as you dare to climb our Haunted Stair Well ..Zombies Only Bite, But Incidentally. Should you survive the climb you'll find the Ballroom Transformed into a Haunted Forest filled with Ugly, Magical & Whimsical Characters. We Invite you to search your Alter Ego-All Of Them-and dress to impress at our 10 Annual Costume Ball. Mark & Andrea will conduct an Evil East Coast Swing Class for Monsters of All Levels from 8-9 pm; followed by dancing with the whole Motley Crew from 9 pm until the Witching Hour of 12 Midnight. Ballroom * Latin * Club Styles & Body Parts are all on the Turn Table! If you get low on energy we will be Serving Sweet Treats & Punch in the Wee Studio. We will conduct our Annual Tradition ..THE MONSTER MASH LINE-DANCE! Get out that box of old VHS LINE DANCE VIDEOS and start studying. ***AT 10 PM -- Our Feature: THE 10TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF TERROR!!! Be prepared to be amused or scared or scarily amused-as Staff, Students & Friends Entertain you with all of their dancing & theatrical skills. This Most Anticipated Halloween Dance Event of the Year is only 20. (Flat Fee Structure).

See You On The Dance Floor - Alive ..Hopefully

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Special Topics Professional Series - Argentine Vals w/ CHRISTY COTE (Saturday, November 15)

On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15th, Bay West Ballroom proudly continues its Special Topics Professional Series; this time with one of the most notable maestras in the world of Argentine Tango: Christy Cote. Popularized by her many series of instructional DVDs brought to the public through Dance Vision Productions, Christy is a force, both as a teacher and promoter. She has performed and taught both at home and abroad in many incarnations. Perhaps most recently & visibly with her all Female professional troupe, Tango Confusion. On Saturday 11-15, she will teach us a deeper understanding and add to our repertoire in the Argentinean Vals (Tango in quick 3/4 time). She will teach the class from 2-3 p.m., followed by a guided practica from 3-4 pm.

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Introductory Special

4 Privates (1/2 hour)
4 Group classes
1 Dance party (w/ bonus class)
$139.00 Package Single
$170.00 Package Couple

Wedding Special - Silver Package

A great package when you're short on time!
-6 hours of personal instruction
-personalized choreography to your chosen song

Wedding Special - Gold Package

Our most popular package.
-8 hours personal instruction
-personalized choreography to your chosen song
-bonus 45 min. class for the wedding party
and/or the weddng couple.

Wedding Special - Platinum Package

For a very special dance to stun your guests!
-10 hours personal instruction
-personalized choreography to your chosen song
-bonus: two 45 minute sessions for the wedding
party and/or wedding couple.