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Maui Embrace 2018


An Oasis of Connection

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Maui Embrace 2018


An Oasis of Connection

 

A NEW tango Destination

Maui Embrace is a casual and friendly event designed to ignite connection.

 
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Dance


Four days on Maui Hawai'i

February 1-4, 2018

A relaxing and intimate island setting with delicious food, the perfect music, and daily classes.

Just one simple pass.

rEGISTER today

Dance


Four days on Maui Hawai'i

February 1-4, 2018

A relaxing and intimate island setting with delicious food, the perfect music, and daily classes.

Just one simple pass.

rEGISTER today

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Four days with the best tango music

DJs 2


Four days with the best tango music

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Shorey Myers

San Francisco

Shorey was captured by the music and beauty of tango at a young age. Instantly enraptured, she began to travel all over the country and world in search of the perfect tango connection. She is also a famous and devoted tango DJ, well-versed in music recorded during tango’s Golden Era.

 
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Dan Boccia

Anchorage

Dan has been DJing for social dance events since the late 1980s when he played for dances during college using 78s and 45s. He has been DJing for tango events throughout North America since 2001.

Dan will also be in charge of procuring and setting up the sound system to ensure the music will be vibrant and energizing throughout the event. Dan has over 20 years of experience setting up sound systems for social dance events, and he is familiar with the acoustics at our venue. Excellent sound is yet another enticing element of this event.

 
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Felipe Martinez

San Francisco

Felipe Martinez is a full time professional tango teacher based in San Francisco. Besides teaching and touring around, he is an accomplished DJ with years of experience working at milongas and festivals.

He has played music at most important festivals in the US. He DJs regularly in the Bay Area at The Beat (practica) and El Valenciano (traditional milonga) and has also played music in Europe (Spain, Germany, Istanbul) and Buenos Aires, where he was invited to play music at El Beso and Villa Malcolm Club in several occasions. He was also invited to DJ in Seoul, the Bali Tango Festival, and the Taipei Tango Festival, as well as in Tainan, Taichung, and Tokyo. Felipe's musical selection is based on the classics that ensure a great atmosphere for dancing.

Teachers


Five classes to workshop your musicality and connection

Teachers


Five classes to workshop your musicality and connection

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Felipe & Ayano

San Francisco

Felipe & Ayano came together in the tango scene of the SF Bay Area, and embody the global nature of tango, traveling full-time throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia to teach, DJ, and lecture about the music. They also spend time annually in Buenos Aires studying and enjoying the dance and its history. Felipe's background includes a degree in education and 19 years of experience in tango and is widely renown for his clear teaching strategy, enthusiastic personality, and ability to make real improvements in your dancing.

Ayano has been dancing tango since 2005 and is an accomplished and motivated dancer, with excellent movement technique and musicality. She has been teaching with Felipe for the past few years around the country. Together, their demonstrations are clear and precise, offering students an excellent model of movement. Both Felipe and Ayano lead and follow interchangeably which is invaluable for teaching. Their series at Stanford University and their classes at The Beat in Berkeley are always in high demand, which is a tribute to their teaching excellence and wide appeal. We are very fortunate to have tango professionals of this caliber in Maui. Come join us for a wonderful learning experience!

 

Tomás Howlin

Buenos Aires / Montreal

Born and brought up in Buenos Aires, Tomás shares his near 25 years of experience teaching and performing in Buenos Aires and abroad. His knowledge and pedagogy are unique and exceptional. Tomás lives in Montreal and tours regularly around North America offering workshops. His latest project is the Tango Learning Program, a multilayered and multidisciplinary approach to learning the argentine tango.

Through his experience, understanding, and dedication Tomás creates a bridge linking traditional tango with the newer tendencies. His knowledge and pedagogy are unique and exceptional. Tomás believes in a natural, relaxed, comfortable, and skillful tango, one that is unique for each person. Tomás is appreciated for his sharp eye, gentle humor, and accessibility.

To Learn More about Tomás click here.

What is Maui Embrace?


What is Maui Embrace?


 

Four days of CONNECTION THrOUGH tango

Maui Embrace begins on a Thursday and ends on a Sunday.

The event opens with the Welcome Milonga on Thursday. The weekend will continue with many opportunities for dancing, connecting, and learning throughout the weekend. Look at the schedule here.

There is One Simple Pass and it includes all events on the schedule.

Maui Embrace is a role balanced event. We will be mindful of the leader/follower ratio during registration. To register, follow this link.

All classes during the event will focus on connection and musicality. Our first class on Friday at 2:30 pm will be a special class given by all the teachers collectively. We believe that this will set a warm and welcoming tone for the days to come.

The Maui Embrace Team