Workshop with Marcelo Varela & Analia Vega

Marcelo and Analia are returning to Albuquerque for a Summer Workshop titled “More Fundamentals and Musicality”.

Las Puertas_edited-2 Marcelo Varela and Analia Vega are considered among the best professional tango dancers and teachers from Buenos Aires.  Their tango style reveals the mastery of the improvisation matching the expression of the music.  They have a great career and have given exhibitions and workshops at major Tango Festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Argentina.

The workshop and private lessons will be held at Studio Roma which is located at 1508 Roma NW (Southwest corner of 15th St and Roma NW).  Marcelo & Analia will be available for private lessons from Wednesday, June 25th through Sunday, June 29th and Wednesday, July 2nd through Friday, July 4th.  One person is $100 per lesson or three lessons for $260.  A couple is $140 per lesson or three lessons for $380.  To schedule private lessons, please contact Darcy at [email protected] or 505-244-0290.


Thursday, June 26th ($10.00 per person)
8:00pm – 10:00pm   Guided practica which will include a Chacarera class & personal assessments

Friday, June 27th
7:00pm – 8:30pm      Embrace and Walk I
8:30pm – 10:00pm    Embrace and Walk II

Saturday, June 28th
12:00pm – 2:00pm    Milonga I
2:15pm – 4:15pm      Milonga II

8:00pm – Midnight
Milonga de Las Puertas with DJ John Dunbar
Featuring special performance by Analia and Marcelo

Sunday, June 29th
12:00pm – 2:00pm    Musical nterpretation I
2:15pm – 4:15 pm     Musical Interpretation II

Full workshop price which includes Thursday night and the milonga Saturday night is $100.00 per person and pre-registration is recommended.  Price per class is $20.00 per person @ the door (Friday thru Sunday)

You can mail in the registration form with your check, fax it to 505-244-0298 if paying with a credit card or pay via PayPal below.

Registration Form Marcelo & Analia June 2014


Analia Vega and Marcelo Varela Workshop 2014

Las Puertas is excited to announce that Analia Vega and Marcela Varela will once again be in Albuquerque to teach their unique style of dance at their workshop this coming February into the first few days of March.  Analia and Marcelo are considered among the best professional tango dancers and teachers by the tango community in Argentina.

Their style together is full of joy, liberty, and sensuality making it very recognizable.
They teach with open hearts and with true engagement with their students.  Don’t miss this truly talented and enjoyable couple for a fun and informative workshop.

Private lesson available with Analia & Marcelo for $100 each or three lessons for $250.  Email them at [email protected] to schedule between February 24 – March 2, 2014.  Lessons at Studio Roma, 1508 Roma NW Albuquerque NM 87104.

Workshop classes are related and progressive so we advise taking the entire workshop for the full benefit.  Workshop package is $175 including Milonga & performance.  Daily classes are $50 for the pair only.    Registration Form

Watch a performance on YouTube http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Analia+Vega+%26+Marcelo+Varela&FORM=HDRSC3#view=detail&mid=E3472D17CED796A4B3B8E3472D17CED796A4B3B8

Thursday, February 27
7:00pm – 8:30pm    “Movement Awareness: bodywork on physical weight, spatial volume & direction
8:30pm – 10:00pm  “Sequence” walks with direction changes.  Putting into practice previous classwork

Friday, February 28                                                                                                         7:00pm – 8:30pm    “Dynamics of Turns” drive, pivot & torsion
8:30pm – 10:00pm  “Cadences of Turns” displacement & fluency.  Putting into practice previous classwork

Saturday, March 1                                                                                                         12:00pm – 2:00pm  “Elements of Complex Movements” technical analysis of elements (sacadas, barridas, boleos, colgadas & volcadas)
2:15pm – 4:15pm    “Putting it all Together” combining elements of previous class

8:00pm – Midnight    Milonga de Las Puertas with DJ John Dunbar from Santa Fe and featuring a special performance by Analia & Marcelo

Sunday, March 2                                                                                                             12:00pm – 2:00pm  “Embrace Language & Communication”
2:15pm – 4:15pm    “Improvisation & Musicality”


Marcelo Varela and Analia Vega Workshop


BACKGROUND                                   Marcelo and Analia have been dancing ballet, Argentine Folk dance and Tango since they were six years old.  They have participated in festivals; they have performed tango in Argentina, Peru, U.S., Canada and Europe and have taught numerous tango workshops as only they do – with knowledge, humor, creativity and graciousness.

FORMAT The format of this workship will be a set of progressive sequence of classes covering the weekend.

Full weekend pass is $175 if registered by June 15, 2011.  After June 15, 2011 the price will be $200.   Attendance for this special workshop will be capped at 40 paid participants – 20 followers and 20 leaders.