For Spring 2017, "La Valle Rosada"
Spring 2017 will be open to women tango dancers with
experience in one or both roles.
Workshops, prácticas, discussions and activities will
be appropriate to dancers of "all levels," including
those who are newer to leading ...
Some dancers who are interested in "La
Valle Rosada" may have prior commitments or conflicts
that make it difficult for them to commit to all of the Core
Weekend's events + workshops.
For Spring 2017, an "à la carte" approach
will allow these dancers to choose among Rosada's offerings and
to join Brigitta + Deb for those events + workshops that best
fit their schedules.
To express your interest in joining "La Valle Rosada,"
please contact us by email ...
Some dancers may find it difficult to afford the fees that are
typically associated with a Retreat or Weekend like "La
In order to maximize access to this gathering, for Spring 2017
we will offer all Workshops + Events of the Core Weekend
Participating dancers can choose their own best level of support
for "La Valle Rosada"
and they will be free to make a contribution informed by
the value of their experience and what they can afford.
This approach will also allow gifted dancers of more modest means
the opportunity to join Brigitta + Deb for Rosada, without
the barrier of financial limitation.
Out-of-town dancers who plan to stay overnight in Ojai will still
need to secure their own local housing. To help make this and
future editions of Rosada possible, we encourage visiting
dancers to consider booking their accommodations at Cois
To keep in touch with us, please send your name to:
"connect [at] ValleRosada.net"
... with "Rosada 2017"
in the subject line, and we will be glad to keep you up-to-date.
"La Valle Rosada"
seeks to connect with and amplify the Tango practice, understanding
and influence of dancers who can make a difference with
their partners, in their home communities, and throughout the
larger world that we all share and create together, both on and
off the dance floor.
So that we can get to know you better, kindly send us an email
telling us more about you and your Tango.
Please include any information that you think might be relevant,
significant or of interest for example, you might consider
some of the questions and categories below to help guide
- Your name, preferred email address, best phone number to
use for voice (and/or text) ...
- Where is your home community (or communities) How would
you describe or characterize the Tango in your home community?
- Are there others in your community who dance both roles?
Women? ... Men? ... If so, how many? And how active are
- How did you come to Tango? What kind of spark, impulse,
motivation or catalyst first set you on your Tango journey?
- How long have you been dancing? As a follower? ...
As a leader?
- What and/or who are among your primary sources, influences
and inspirations in Tango?
- What form(s) does your current Tango take? Student,
practice partner, social dancer? ... Teacher, mentor, guide?
... Host, organizer, DJ? ... Writer, musician, visual artist?
... Academic, researcher? ... Performer, choreographer? ...
- How often do dance socially? Primarily in one role,
or typically in both roles? ... If you also study, host, DJ,
teach, or something else: How often do you pursue, practice
or fulfill these other roles?
- What most inspires, motivates or appeals to you about your
- Where do you see yourself going with (your) Tango?
Are there any plans, goals, questions, projects, challenges
or vistas that beckon ahead?
- What (kind of) changes, shifts or developments do you foresee
or hope to see in yourself, in Tango ... and why?
- How has (dancing) Tango changed you? ... And/or: How
has your perception, approach or outlook on Tango evolved over
- What experiences, if any, are (among) your more telling or
significant discoveries, surprises, revelations, disappointments,
or accomplishments with Tango?
- What hopes and expectations do you most have for (participating
in) a retreat like "La Valle Rosada"?
- What are you most curious about regarding "La Valle
- How might a retreat like this best serve your needs, goals
and interests as a person, a dancer, an artist, and a
member of the wider Tango community?
Guided by your own values, intuition and experience, please
choose from among any of the topics and suggestions above,
emphasizing those that appeal or speak to you most and/or
share whatever other ideas, background or information that you
feel would help us come to know you better ...
Then email your thoughts to us at:
connect [at] ValleRosada.net
we will acknowledge your application, share your comments
with Brigitta + Deb, and then keep you up-to-date about for "La
Valle Rosada" 2017 and how
All email inquiries + applications to "La
Valle Rosada" will be shared with Brigitta + Deb.
Together, they will review these submissions, and then select
what they feel will be the best mix of dancers to invite to "La
Valle Rosada" 2017.
Enrollment for this edition of "La Valle Rosada"
is limited to a maximum of twelve (12) participating dancers.
As Brigitta + Deb make their decisions, you will be notified
by email and if invitedyou will be asked to affirm your
commitment to join them in Ojai as a participating dancer
in the Core Weekend, March 30 - April 2, 2017:
- As detailed in the "Important Updates" section
above, this edition of "La Valle Rosada" will
be by donation, and dancers will be able to choose their own
schedule and attend Workshops + Events à la carte.
So that we can better serve all the dancers who may be interested
in attending some or all of this Spring's Rosada, participants
will be asked at registration to identify which Workshops
+ Events of the Core Weekend they expect to attend.
- Because our "by donation" approach for Spring 2017
does not require pre-payment in order to attend, thank you for
keeping in mind that space is limited ... so it is important
to keep your word.
If you tell us that you will join us for a particular à
la carte Workshop or Event, and then do not, this choice may
prevent another interested dancer from attending.
Thank you for honoring the spirit, generosity, openness and
community of "La Valle Rosada" by thoughtfully
committing only to those Workshops + Events that you will attend.
IMPORTANT: Note on Housing
- As you are completing your registration and plans for "La
Valle Rosada" 2017, please remember that in
order to help keep costs low and provide dancers with their
maximum flexibility for how best to engage the retreat
we do not provide housing for this event.
- This means that participating dancers will need to make arrangements
for and secure their own housing in Ojai during the Core
Weekend ... and for any Extended Visit, if they
choose to stay on for any (or all) of the optional post-weekend
outings and tango activities with Brigitta + Deb.
Fortunately, Ojai is a popular tourist destination which
offers a wide range of housing possibilities for visitors
to the Valley including hotels, motels, Airbnb's and
For more information on Housing Options
in Ojai, please visit our Ojai
For more details on Schedule for both the Core
Weekend - and - the optional Extended Visit,
please see our Weekend
2017 page ...
Thank you for keeping in mind that, because of the short time
frame for this edition of of "La Valle Rosada,"
and our need to make prior commitments to secure workshop spaces,
catering, and to confirm other activities + programming, our ability
to offer refunds is limited.
Prior to March 10, 2017:
- Refunds will be available on payments for the Core Retreat,
less a $75 administrative fee ...
As of March 11, 2017 + after:
- No refunds will be available on payments for the Core Retreat
... although, at our discretion, we may be able to offer partial
credit on fees for future editions of "La
Double Rainbow off Creek Road, near Deb's House
Ojai Valley, March 2015