Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Tango Teacher Co-op
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Goodhue
Hennepin
Olmsted
Ramsey
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$22,660
Direct expenses
$27,660
Administration costs
$350
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The education of Argentine tango dance instructors and non-professional social dancers. The number of instructor and dance participants will be tallied and compared against the 2012 numbers; acquiring input through surveys; receiving stories of impact. 2: The education of Argentine tango dance instructors and non-professional social dancers. The number of instructor and dance participants will be tallied and compared against the 2012 numbers; acquiring input through surveys; receiving stories of impact.

Measurable Outcome(s)

General Students and Dancers Track: Professional teachers introduced new concepts in a calm and welcoming environment to general student ages ranging from 21 to 70+. Guided instructional practices including the master instructors provided answers to questions. 2: Online survey was sent out following the camp on effectiveness of the programming. Follow-up emails encouraged participants for further feedback, observations and suggestions, as well as to gather stories of impact.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Recipient Board Members
Sabine Ibes, Lynda Cannova, Donald Rowe, Jean Mueller, Jennifer Wang, Diana Devi, Avery Harrington, Megan Harrington, Paul Lohman, Janeen Rae
Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

The Tango Teacher Co-op will present Minnesota Tango Camp in Frontenac. Offering nightly social dances, daytime practice sessions, high-level training for students of Argentine tango, and classes focused on pedagogy for teachers of Argentine tango.

Project Manager
First Name
Jean
Last Name
Mueller
Organization Name
Tango Teacher Co-op
Street Address
1305 Brighton Sq
City
New Brighton
State
MN
Zip Code
55112
Phone
(612) 501-7956
Email
karmicorder@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No