Tango connects students with community

Kristin Wendland, a senior lecturer in the music department, studies the relationship between Argentine tango music and dance. She’s also using tango to reach the community–a grant from Emory’s Office of University-Community Partnerships has allowed her to organize a tango dance party, called a milonga, at the Latin American Association on Buford Highway, and help her add a service-learning component to her spring semester freshman seminar, “Tango: Argentina’s Art Form in Body, Mind and Spirit.” Students in her class will teach Latino children from Woodward Elementary School the roots of tango music.

For more details see the 10-29-10 Emory Report article.

For more Emory tango videos, enter “tango” at http://www.youtube.com/emoryuniversity

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