Javier Rodriguez y Andrea Missé Hong Kong Workshop 5-11 May 2010

Request an enrollment form by Email: laschinitas.hk@gmail.com

Las Chinitas is honored to present Javier and Andrea to Hong Kong in May 2010.

Javier and Andrea is a celebrated couple both in Buenos Aires and worldwide, and are one of the most sought after teachers in international festivals and workshops. They are known not only for their elegance, precision and musicality in their dance, but also for their pedagogy, which comes as a result of their passion and respect to the traditional Argentine tango. Growing up in the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, their knowledge and understanding of tango come from the old milongueros and milongueras who are married to the milongas, the place where they learnt how to dance. Although the tango has evolved through the years with new elements added, Javier and Andrea remain dedicated to the tango that they have grown up to know - the tango that emphasizes the embrace, the walk, the music, the feeling, and the tradtional codigas of the milongas.
Javier and Andrea not only nurture their students to become better dancers technically and aesthetically, they also inspire them to feel and understand tango not as a dance, but as an attitude and a way of life. We hope that you will join Las Chinitas in welcoming Javier and Andrea on their 4th visit to Hong Kong.

Group Class Format
Enrollment in couples - To ensure equal class participation, we encourage students to enroll in couples. Priority will be given to students enrolling as couples, also, a special couples price have been offered. If you have enrolled as a single, we will put you as waitlisted until another person of the opposite gender enrolls.
Small class size - There will be a limit of 14 couples in each class to allow more individual attention.
Cohesive learning - Classes have been arranged such that students can find cohesiveness in between classes to maximize learning efficiency. Although classes can be taken separately, each class serves as a building block for the next. We highly recommend students to take all 8 classes, and to give our teachers the opportunity to understand the students’ learning progress better. A special price is offered to students enrolling in all 8 classes.
Must-take classes* - Classes 1, 2 and 5 introduces the key elements of tango such as the embrace, the walk, musicality and key techniques. A special price is offered to those who cannot take all 8 classes but will enroll in these must-take classes.
Tango Salon classes - In Tango Salon I, II, III and IV, Javier and Andrea will introduce practical sequences to dance to in a milonga. Through practising these sequences, concepts learnt in classes in classes 1, 2 and 5 will be reinforced and put into practice. These 4 classes are arranged in increasing level of difficulty.They are designed to allow students to put these concepts into practice through the introduction of steps or sequences for practical use in a milonga. However, that is not the end. The essence of these 4 Tango Salon classes is that Javier and Andrea will reveal to their students the secrets of dancing in a milonga, to bring perhaps new understanding to how tango is a dance between man and woman, and to solve the questions many tango learners and social dancers may have had over the years:
How to I make the woman less bored?
How can I dance with so many people around me?
How come he/she never wants to dance with me?
How can I be more desirable?
What is the difference dancing with a foreigner and with a Porteno?
What is a milonguero/milonguera and why do I have to be like them?

The new sequences taught only serve as tools to help students learn and participate in the class, and for Javier and Andrea to guide students to feel the wonderful sensation they themselves feel when dancing. We must not emphasize more on the importance of the “must-take” classes in order to participate in the Tango Salon classes, as the concepts taught there are CRUCIAL to moving on further with any steps with added complexity. However, the “must-take” classes are like the peel of an orange. You can guess by the color and the smell of the surface of the orange the general idea of what the orange may taste like. In order to really taste the sweetness of the orange, you need to peel off its skin completely to go into its flesh and squeeze its juices out. What a pity it would be if you spent all the time and effort peeling that skin off and leaving the orange uneaten?
Class level - ALL classes are suitable for dancers of all levels, but at least 1 year tango experience is recommended.

Class Contents
Class 1. Essence of Tango * - Understand and find your own embrace. Refine and add elegance to your walk. Technique without attitude is an empty glass - learn to develop the right attitude and discover the secrets to dance like a porteno.
Class 2. Technique for men and women* -
Exercises and tips on technique, balance and connection to serve as building blocks for more complex sequences to follow.
Class 3. Tango Salon I -
Simple and practical sequences for dancing in a milonga
Class 4. Tango Salon II -
More sequences for dancing in a milonga
Class 5. Musicality* -
What musicality means to Javier and Andrea. Is it simply dancing to the beats or to the melody? If so, how? And if not, what else is there?
Class 6. Tango Salon III -
More sequences for dancing in a milonga
Class 7. Milonga -
Milonga sequences, technique and musicality
Class 8. Tango Salon IV -
Pausa y cadencia

Class Schedule
Class 1 - 5 May (Wed) 8:30 – 10:00 pm @ DCWC
Class 2 - 6 May (Thu) 8:30 – 10:00 pm @DCWC
Class 3 - 7 May (Fri) 8:00 – 9:30 pm @ DCSW
Class 4 - 8 May (Sat) 4:00 – 5:30 pm @ DCWC
Class 5 - 8 May (Sat) 5:30 – 7:00 pm @ DCWC
Class 6 - 9 May (Sun) 3:00 – 4:30 pm @ DCWC
Class 7 - 9 May (Sun) 4:30 – 6:00 pm @ DCWC
Class 8 - 10 May (Mon) 9:00 – 10:30 pm @ DCWC

Class Fee
*To ensure equal class participation, we encourage students to enroll in couples.*
All 8 Classes - $3,600 (Couple Price)/$2,000 (Single Price)
Must Take Classes 1, 2 & 5 - $1,440 (Couple Price)/$810 (Single Price)
Individual Class - $ 500 (Couple Price)/$280 (Single Price)

Private Class
For private class inquiry and booking, please contact Jessica Ng at +852 9076 1287/laschinitas.hk@gmail.com

Las Chinitas on 7 May (Fri)
A milonga with traditional settings where men and women are
seated separately. with demonstration of Javier and Andrea
*Invitation to dance by cabeceo is highly recommended*
Time:10.00 pm - 2 am
DJ: Emily Luk
All seats and tables are pre-assigned according to the order
of payment.
Fee: $120, including snacks, alcohlic and non-alcohlic drinks
Venue: Dance Concept in Sheung Wan

La Milonga on 8 May (Sat)
A milonga with performance of the Masters
All seats and tables are pre-assigned according to the order of payment.
*Invitation to dance by cabeceo is highly recommended*
Time: 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
- DJ: Emily Luk
Fee: $150, including snacks, alcohlic and non-alcohlic drinks (walk-in $200)
Venue: DanzStage

DCWC - Dance Concept in Wanchai
7/F, Great Smart Tower, 230 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, HK.
DCSW - Dance Concept in Sheung Wan
13F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, HK.
Room 2001-2, 20/F, 148 Electric Road, Tin Hou, HK.

Payment Guide
  • by Cheque payable to Las Chinitas Limited; or
  • by Bank Transfer to HSBC account #808 722169 001 (A/C name: Las Chinitas Limited)
  • Please return completed enrollment form with cheque or transfer advice to Las Chinitas:
~ by Post to Emily Luk, Flat G, 3/F, Block 20, Phrase 4, Laguna City, Lamtin, Kowloon
~ by Fax to +852 2337 0696
~ by Hand to Sandra Mok

Terms & Conditions
  • Registration is not completed until the form and payment have been duly received and our confirmation to you has been made via email.
  • Las Chinitas cannot guarantee even gender distribution in each class;
  • Las Chinitas accepts no responsibility for any losses, injuries or damages incurred by any person
  • All events shall continue under any typhoon or rainstorm warning
Refund Policy
  • If a class is cancelled, you will be refunded for the full amount by cheque.
  • If you cancel a booking 7 days before event commencement, we will refund the full amount. No refund after then.
  • No partial refund will be given for unattended sessions.