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Friday Dance - Tango & WC Swing - J Martinez & D Lachtrupp
Friday, September 17, 2021, 07:00pm - 11:30pm
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Diane Lachtrupp & Johnny Martinez

Tango & WC Swing - Both halls

Trying something different this week.

Upstairs w/Johnny - WC Swing

Downstairs w/Diane - Tango

Dance w/DJ Tricia !!!

 

Don't mis their Dance Demo

Private lessons available before classes- 860-559-6179

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Having top level instructors in the are and not having them teach here, just doesn't seem right. They've been to the Friday Night dance a few times recently, and figure it's about time to put them to work. :-)

 

The first time I saw Diane, was in Northampton, Ma., sometime in the early 90's. She and Angel FIgueroa were doing a workshop weekend. That Saturday Night they were to do an Argentine Tango Demonstration, Problem was ... the club couldn't get the music to work. Come to find out, the wasn't a problem after all. Angel & Diane were undaunted ... started the demo without music, and never missed a beat. Eventually the sound came on and they finished ... with perfect timing.

 

Check out these Bio's

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Diane Lachtrupp Martinez is an award winning Tango, Salsa and Swing dancer who has also been recognized for her work as a choreographer.

Currently a resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, Diane spent 20 years in NYC dancing, teaching dance and choreographing for stage, film and television, including training Meryl Streep in Argentine Tango. She founded Stepping Out Dance Studios in NYC which was a leading ballroom and latin dance studio credited with being the first New York City studio to feature Argentine tango lessons. It also pioneered the West Coast Swing movement being one of the first studios to feature future legends like Mario Robeau Jr, John Festa & Angel Figueroa (co-owner) to name just a few.

 Johnny Martinez began his dance career in the worlds of modern dance and musical theater performing with several dance companies and touring in productions of West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof (amongst others) nationally and internationally. He also directs and choreographs theater for children and adults and teaches theater/dance in public schools and the National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts.

Together Diane & Johnny have been invited as guest artists throughout the US, Europe and South America as well as competing in tango and west coast swing They created/directed multiple productions of Tango Fusion shows, an evening length concert bringing audiences a fusion of dance forms and dancers on one stage. Tango Fusion has been adopted as the name of the company they operate which teaches all forms of partner dance to children and adults in upstate New York. They are both extensively involved in theater and dance, Diane winning a choreography competition and performing as Isadora Duncan in the show Revolutionary.

Recently they created and starred in a swing and salsa ballroom show for Proctor’s Collaborative Studios

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Lessons - Upstairs WC Swing with Johnny Martinez

 7-8PM - Novice WC Swing(Prep for class #2)

8-9PM - Intermediate WC Swing

 Downstairs - Tango With Diane

7-8PM - Basics & More(Prep for class 2)

8-9PM - More Interesting patterns

 Dance 9-11:30PM - (Or so depending on crowd)

Dance W/Tricia DJ'ing

 

2 Lessons & Dance - $20

1 Lesson & Dance - $15

Dance Only - $10

 

 

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