PGH TANGO WEEK March 17-19

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PGH TANGO WEEK March 17-19

PGH TANGO WEEK March 17-19

Guest Instractors: Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales
Alberto Cordero & Micaela Barrett
Guest DJ: Edmond Bardhi (Ann Arbor) 
Ekaterina Klepikova (Buffalo) 
Wendy Hu (Toronto) 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH

Workshop 1:8:00pm-9:30pm
1. Musicality interpretation (Alejandro & Marisol)
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Welcome Milonga
Time: 9:30-1:30pm (Alberto & Michealla Perfomance)
Location Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206 Cover: $15 (Students $10) BYOB. Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
DJ: Ekaterina Klepikova (Buffalo)

SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH

12:45 Registrations
Track 1: Intensive Beginner 1-4pm ( Alberto & Michealla)

Track 2
Workshop 2: 1-2:30 pm (Alejandro & Marisol)
Working inside of the embrace, different qualities flexibility, contact and dynamics. (Int)

Workshop 3: 2:45-4:15pm (Alejandro & Marisol) 
Milonga musicality. (Int) 

Milonga Buenos Aires
Time: 9:30-1:30pm
Location Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206 Cover: $15 (Students $10) BYOB. Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
DJ: Edmond

SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH

Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
12:45pm Registration

Track 1: 
1-4pm Intensive Beginner (Alberto & Michealla)

Track:2
Workshop 4 1-2:30 pm (Alejandro & Marisol) 
Change of direction with Sacadas for men and women (Adv)

Workshop 5: 2:45-4:15pm
Exploring ganchos possibilities. (Adv)

*Workshop 4 & 5 gender-balanced intensive workshops for advance dancers only. The participents must sign up for workshop 3 & 4 togther. Contact Yulia for more info. 


MILONGA DE CONNECTION

Time: 7:00 pm-11:00pm
Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $10 Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Wendy Hu (Toronto) 

WORKSHOP COST: 


Track 1-two days Intensive beginner workshops $80 ($40 Saturday ONLY)

Track 2-$30 each workshop.
*All Workshops Pass...$140
*SUNDAY WORKSHOPS: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH A PARTNER If you need help finding a partner, please let us know. 
EARLY BIRD: 10% off if paid/postmarked by March 13th.
TRAVELERS: 10% off if traveling 100+ miles
FULL TIME STUDENTS: $20 for workshops

Private Lessons available. Please contact Yulia to schedule the lessons asap via email: zhukovay@gmail.com
Send Checks Payable to:
Koichiro Suzuki
471 Allenby Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218

or Paypal: Koichiro Suzuki
koichiro@pghtango.com 

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Tango Valentino

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Tango Valentino

Sunday, February 11th. Come learn Romantic Argentine Tango! Bring your Valentine or just yourself (no partner required) and meet new people. Experience tango the way it is danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires. This event will be Black tie Formal so come dress up fancy outfits! 

Admission includes Fundamentals of Argentine Tango for Absolute Beginners (1hour) and Entrance to Champagne Milonga (argentine social dance) light snacks, dessert and, of course, champagne. $15.00 per person

Sunday, Feburary 12th
7:00pm-8:00pm: Fundamentals Tango for Absolute Beginners
8:00 pm-11:00pm: Champagne Milonga (Social dance)

Where: Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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PGH TANGO WEEK

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PGH TANGO WEEK

PGH TANGO WEEK
Join us for Tango weekend in Pittsburgh! We invite Maestro Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morale from Buenos Aires. Alberto Cordero & Micaela Barrett from Cleveland. fun weekend of tango workshops, practica and 3 milongas!! 

You don't want to miss this weekend in Pittsburgh!

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MUZZOPAPPA RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH JAN 19-22 2017.

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MUZZOPAPPA RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH JAN 19-22 2017.

MUZZOPAPPA RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH JAN 19-22 2017. 

Join us for Ines Muzzopappa Intensive weekend in Pittsburgh. Tango Salon World Champion Ines Muzzopappa and her partner, Nico will be teching 6 workshops, technique class, and guided practica. In addtition, we have 3 guest DJs Alberto from Cleveland, Katya from Buffaro and Nico from Buenos Aires who will keep you dance all night! 

You don't want to miss this weekend in Pittsburgh! 

Thursday, January 19th

7:30-8:30pm Informal Practica

8:30-9:30pm Men's & Women's Technique. 
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$20 (Full time students $10)

8:30-10:30pm Practica
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cover $5


Friday, January 20th  
8pm-9:30pm Workshop 1: From the floor to the embrace : Axis, weight, feet how to build the embrace. 
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
9:30-1:30pm Welcome Milonga with Performance by Ines & Nicolas
DJ: Alberto from Cleveland
Cover: $15 Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Saturday, January 21st
12:45 Registration
1-2:30 pm Workshop 2: Linear Movements: Walk w/changes in the dynamics. 
2:45 pm-4:15pm Workshop:3: Fast tango: bounces,double time, sharp movements. 
4:30-6 pm Workshop 4: Walking with Pivots and Ochos
Wilkins School Community Center 7604 Charleston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Milonga Teutonia
9:00pm-1:00pm (Performance by Ines & Nicolas)
DJ: Katya from Buffalo NY
Cover: $15 Simple snacks will be provided. 
Teutonia Maennerchor Hall
857 Phineas St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 

Sunday, January 22nd**

12:45pm Registration
1-2:30 pm Workshop 5**: Turns with Sacadas
2:45-4:15 pm Workshop 6**: Ganchos for men and women
*SUNDAY  WORKSHOPS: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH A PARTNER
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Milonga de Conexión
Time: 7:00 pm-11:00pm
Wightman Community Center (3F) 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $10
DJ Nico

Workshop Cost
*Each Workshop…$30
*All Workshops Pass...$160
*SUNDAY  WORKSHOPS: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH A PARTNER
If you need help finding a partner, please let us know. 

EARLY BIRD: 10% off if paid/postmarked by Jan 16th.
TRAVELERS: 10% off if traveling 100+ miles
FULL TIME STUDENTS: $20 for workshops or $120 for all workshops (No early Bird or Travelers discounts for students) 
*All milongas and Thursday technique and practica paid separately.

Private lessons available. Please contact Yulia to schedule the lessons via email: zhukovay@gmail.com

For those who are planning their travel to Pgh during the workshop weekend, please let us know if you need help with the housing. 

Send Checks Payable to:
Koichiro Suzuki
471 Allenby Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218

or Paypal: Koichiro Suzuki
koichiro@pghtango.com 

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Milonga de Conexión with DJ George

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Milonga de Conexión with DJ George

Milonga de Conexión

This Sunday November 20th Milonga de Connection
Guest DJ: George Mangieri at Wightman Community Center

Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm: Intro Tango Lesson
8:00 pm-11:00pm: Milonga (Social dance party) 
Where: Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover $10
Simple refreshments,snacks will be served.

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PGH Tango Memorial Weekend!

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PGH Tango Memorial Weekend!

PGH Tango Memorial Weekend! 

Guest Instractors: Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales
Alberto Cordero & Micaela Barrett

DJ's: Ekaterina Klepikova (Buffaro) 
Wendy Hu (Toronto) 

PGH Tango Memorial Weekend
Thursday, May 26th
7:30-8:30pm
Tango Basic Technique and structures. (All Level) Alejandro & Marisol
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$20 (Full time students $10)

Welcome Practica -Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cover $5

Friday, May 27th
8:30pm-9:30pm Exploring the Embrace (All level) -Alberto & Michealla
$15 (Full time students $10)
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Milonga Blanco (White) 
Time: 9:30-1:30pm
Location Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206 Cover: $15 (Students $10) BYOB. Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
DJ: Chewy  

Saturday, May 28th 
12:45 Registrations
Track 1:
Intensive Beginner 1-4pm ( Alberto & Michealla)

Track 2
Workshop 1: 1-2:30 pm (Alejandro & Marisol)
Technique for men and woman: Different qualities in the movements, action and reaction to the leading.(Int)

Workshop 2: 2:45-4:15 (Alejandro & Marisol) 
How the sacadas has evolved in the time? Sacadas for men and woman in differents dynamics (Int) 

Milonga Rojo
Time: 9:30-1:30pm
Location Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206 Cover: $15 (Students $10) BYOB. Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
DJ: Katya

Sunday, May 29th
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
12:45pm Registration

Track 1: 
1-4pm Intensive Beginner (Alberto & Michealla)

Track:2
Workshop 3 &4: 1-4 pm (Alejandro & Marisol) 
Mixed Musicality: A different way to interpret the music between the men and woman. (Adv)

*Workshop 3 & 4 gender-balanced intensive workshops for advance dancers only. The participents must sign up for workshop 3 & 4 togther. No-walk in. pre-register only. Contact Yulia for more info. 

Milonga Azul (Blue) 
Time: 7:00 pm-11:00pm
Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $10 Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
DJ: Wendy  

Workshop Cost: 
Track 1-two days Intensive beginner workshops $80 ($40 Saturday ONLY) 

Track 2-$30 each workshop.

EARLY BIRD: 10% off if paid/postmarked by May 23rd.
TRAVELERS: 10% off if traveling 100+ miles
FULL TIME STUDENTS: $20 for workshops

*All milongas and Thursday technique and practica paid separately. 
Private Lessons available. Please contact Yulia to schedule the lessons asap via email: zhukovay@gmail.com

Send Checks Payable to:
Koichiro Suzuki
471 Allenby Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218
or Paypal: Koichiro Suzuki
koichiro@pghtango.com

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Veronica Novelli & Sergio Diaz workshop weekend in Pittsburgh

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Veronica Novelli & Sergio Diaz workshop weekend in Pittsburgh

Veronica Novelli and Sergio Diaz, dancers and choreographers, have distinguished themself professionally by both their tenacity and discipline as artists. Their performances have been featured in some of Buenos Aires’ most renowned tango shows including Madero Tango, La Ventana, Tango Rojo, and Esquina Homero Manzi, Festival de Tango Buenos Aires 2014, “No Bailaras” tango company, “Tempo Tango” Company, among several others.

Their choreographic experiences are exemplified by their work in the tango spectacular “Tango Balvanera” in Buenos Aires from 2005 until 2012 as assistants director and choreographer, in addition to Sergio has participated in the choreographic creation from the movie “Un Tango Mas” directed by German Kral in 2014 and in the Last Choreographic of “Otango Company “.

Their dance experience includes being casted in Mora Godoy’s tango musicales “Milonguera” y “Tango Emotion” and touring worldwide with the company “Tango Lovers,” which showed at prestigious theatres such as The National Center of Performing Arts in China, The International House of Music in Moscow, Russia, Broward center for the performing arts in Miami, Florida, and The Jackie Gleason in Miami, Florida, among others.

As Tango teachers, Veronica y Sergio focus have been the creation and investigation of new forms in how to convey the tango. They were part of the staff of maestros for the school of Mora Godoy from 2007 to 2013 and were in charge of the school’s curriculum from 2010 to 2013. Sergio was invited as one of the guest teachers to the CITA Tango Festival and the Buenos Aires Tango Festival. In 2014 he formed part of the official selected jury for the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PZJWlUpzY

Thursday, Feb 25th
7:30-8:30pm Tango Basic Technique and structures. 

Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$20 (Full time students $10)

Practica
Thursday, Feb 25th Welcome Practica
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cover $5

Friday, Feb 26th
Milonga Buenos Aires
Time: 9:30-1:30pm ( Veronica & Sergio perfromance) 
DJ: TBA
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cover:$15 ( Full time students $10) 
Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Saturday, Feb 27th
12:45 Registrations

Workshop 1: 1-2:30 pm
-The importance of the embrace in couple dancing/sequences of tango salon.

Workshop: 2: 2:45pm-4:15pm
-Smooth transitioning between rapid changes in rhythm

Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Sunday Feb 28th
12:45pm Registration

Workshop 5: 1-2:30 pm
-Fluidity in complex sequences of ganchos

Workshop 6: 2:45-4:15 pm
-Sacadas mixing rebounds and change of directions

Milonga de Conexión
Time: 8:00 pm-11:00pm
Wightman Community Center (3F) 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $10

Workshop Cost
1 class…$25
2 classes…$45
3 classes…$70
4 classes…$85

EARLY BIRD: 10% off if paid/postmarked by Feb 22nd. 
TRAVELERS: 10% off if traveling 100+ miles
FULL TIME STUDENTS: $15 for workshops or $60 for all workshops (No early Bird or Travelers discounts for students) 

*All milongas and Thursday technique and practica paid separately.

Private Lessons available. Please contact Yulia to schedule the lessons via email: zhukovay@gmail.com

For those who are planning their travel to Pgh during the workshop weekend, please let us know if you need help with the housing. 

Send Checks Payable to:
Koichiro Suzuki
471 Allenby Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218

or Paypal: Koichiro Suzuki
koichiro@pghtango.com

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Pittsburgh Tango Fierro-Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso

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Pittsburgh Tango Fierro-Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso

Federico & Sabrina are coming to Pittsburgh for the first time! 


Federico Naveira was raised among the highest qualified dancers and teachers of Argentine tango, what made him one of the top exponents of the Argentine tango youth in Argentina and the rest of the world. At the age of 10—together with his sister Ariadna Naveira—he started to assist at the classes organized by his mother and dance instructor Olga Besio. This opportunity gave him a rich experience and prepared him as dance instructor, and since then he has never stopped dancing and teaching. In 2008, together with other young instructors and dancers, Federico has founded “Postango” dance studio, a platform that gave him a new advantage point in his career this time as organizer and director. From 2008 to 2011, participated as teacher and dancer in very renowned international festivals: G & G's Tango Festival, Austin Spring Tango Festival, Berlin Tango Festival, Istanbul Tango Festival, CITA, Festival Estilo Parque Patricios, etc. He is also one of the founders at Tango Generations Show Cast.

Sabrina Masso toured numerous venues in the world. She was part of companies like For Ever Tango, Tango Passion, O'tango and Tanguera among others, performing with great professionalism. Her vast experience and virtuosity made her also to be required to participate in numerous European festivals where she highlighted showing also her mastery of the dance track, showing skill and beauty with a taste for the traditional "walk" of tango and figures in close embrace. She joined the “Tango Generations” show in January 2012.

 

Thursday, October 8th

7:30-8:30pm Tango Basic Technique and structures.
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$20 (Full time students $10)
 
Practica
Thursday, October 9th Welcome Practica
Time: 8:30-10:30pm
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206
Cover $5
 
Friday, October 9th
8pm-9:30pm Workshop 1: Giros (Turns) & Lapices
Location Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
 
Friday, October 9th
Milonga Fierro with a Performance by Federico & Sabrina!
Guest DJ:Guest DJ Alberto Ramos Cordero
and shoes for sale by Michela
Time: 9:30-1:30pm
Location Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $15 (Students $10) BYOB. Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
 
 
Saturday, October 10th
12:45 Registrations
Workshop 2: 1-2:30 pm Enrosques
Workshop:3: 3pm-4:30pm Figures for crowded dance floor
Workshop 4: 5pm-6:30pm Special figures in close embrace
 
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Saturday, October 10th
Milonga at PearlArts Studio Hosted by Pittsburgh Tangueros
Time:  9:30pm to 1:30 AM
Admission:  $10
DJ: Francis Pionati
7538 Thomas Blvd

 
Sunday, October 11th
12:45pm Registration
Workshop 5: 1-2:30 pm Ganchos for men and women
Workshop 6: 3-4:30 pm The Back Sacada
 
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
 
Sunday, October 11th
Milonga de Conexión
Time: 7:00 pm-11:00pm
Wightman Community Center 5604 Solway Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Cover: $10 Simple refreshments and snacks will be provided.
 
Workshop Cost
1 class…$30
2 classes…$60
3 classes…$85
4 classes…$110
5 classes…$135
6 classes…$160
 
EARLY BIRD: 10% off if paid/postmarked by Oct6th.
TRAVELERS: 10% off if traveling 100+ miles
FULL TIME STUDENTS: $20 for workshops or $80 for all workshops
 
*All milongas and Thursday technique and practica paid separately.
 
Private Lessons available. Please contact Yulia to schedule the lessons via email: zhukovay@gmail.com
 
Send Checks Payable to:
Koichiro Suzuki
471 Allenby Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15218
 
or Paypal: Koichiro Suzuki
koichiro@pghtango.com 

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New Location for Practica TONIGHT!

Exciting news! 

Tonight's Technique Class and Practica will take place at the Christine Frechard's Gallery

Here's the updated information:

Thursday Practica & Technique Class 
When: April 23, 2015
Time: 7:30- 8:30pm Technique Class $10 
           8:30-10 pm Practica $5      

FOOD: BYOB and snacks 
Where: 5871 Forbes Ave (Between Murray and Shady Ave), Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 

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Marina Kenny Tango Seminar in Pittsburgh April 9-12

Marina Kenny Tango Seminar in Pittsburgh April 9-12

Marina Kenny Tango Seminar in Pittsburgh April 9-12
 

Born in Lincoln, Buenos Aires. She discovered the tango at age 18 in the city of Rosario. Since then it has formed with the most recognized tango teachers of the country. He also studied modern dance, ballet and contact improvisation, and has been part in several investigation groups in body work. Is important to note that Marina is also Music therapist and Yoga instructor.

Since she moved to Buenos Aires in 2007, has taught regular lessons of tango and perform in recognized studios and milongas of the city, including Viva la Pepa Milonga, Practica X, Tango Brujo, Salón Canning, El Esquinazo and Milonga 10, amoung others.

For the last four years, she´s been working as a dancer and teacher in diferent countries like United States, Canada, México, Poland and China, where she has also participated in renowned festivals.

As a Performer she stands out for her refined technique, precision and expressiveness. Her knowledge of other artistic disciplines gives her a very personal style in the dancing. Respecting the traditional tango essence, she also dominates the most contemporary elements of this dance.

As a professional tango teacher she is clear and accurate in the technical concepts, and transmite her knowledge in a simple way, giving the students the necessary elements to express themselves freely.


THURSDAY, APRIL 9H 7:30-8:30 PM: TANGO TRAINING CLASS 

Proprioception development through practice.

Build a sensitive and awake body. Recognize and master tone changes in the body and use them effectively.

Train the body in using bony and muscular chains, find the possibility of joint movement, allowing us to create internal spaces in the embrace and creating a clear and fluid communication with the other. A conscious presence in the very movement that translates into a full and with no stress embrace

Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
$15 (Full time students $10)

Practica 
Time: 8:30-10:30pm ($5)
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206


SATURDAY, APRIL 11TH –“TANGO SEMINAR"

This progressive series of seminars aims to work both technical and formal aspects of the dance, taking as a main shaft the proprioception, working on it through practice, seeking to build a sensitive and awake body. A conscious presence on the own movement that translates into a full and with no stress embrace.

We will work both individually and in pairs, so it is not necessary (but recommended) assisting partner.

Saturday classes are separated by different topics and walking-ins are welcome in each class, we encourage students to participate in all 3 classes as part of the progressive series. 

 12:45-1:00pm Registrations

Workshop 1: 1pm- 2:30pm 
The Movement-Axis displacement, movement mechanics.

Workshop 2: 2:45-4:15pm  
The Form-Circularity. Spirals and twists

Workshop 3: 4:30-6pm 
The Embrace-Communication. Action, reaction

Cost:  1 class: $25   /   3 classes: $60

Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


SUNDAY, APRIL 12TH -  WOMEN’S TECHNIQUE 2PM-4PM 

Cost: $25
Absolute Ballroom 6617 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206