|Why do we do this?
Because we can and the weather will permit it. Tango dancers dance anywhere and everywhere. This is fun.
What do I wear?
It can get breezy. Bring a light jacket. Dancing will usually keep you warmed up!
Can I just come & watch?
Yes! You don't have to know how to Tango to be on the bridge and watch the moon rise and the dancers. It's a wonderful sight.
Will there be music?
Are there going to be bicylists on the bridge?
Yes! We will be considerate and move to the sides of the bridge to let the bicyles pass through the middle. If you hear "incoming" or "bicycle" move immediately to the sides.
Do I need special shoes?
No...however, remember concrete grabs your feet and will not allow you to pivot EASILY! Even if you are wearing leather soled shoes. So be aware of limiting your pivots (ochos, turns, boleos, etc...) and get creative with linear moments (rock steps, rocking turns, linear ochos, etc..)
|How did this event get started?
I use to live in Boston, MA. The tango community there dances on one of the bridges over the Charles River. Always wanted to do that. I use to do public performances on the streets in Boston. Put it all together and you have Hit & Run Tango which lead to Full Moon Tango. Just want to have fun and dance tango as often and in as many places as we can.
|Full Moon Tango
|Full Moon Tango|
|Come & Dance Over The River|
|July 18th Free Event
9:00 - 10:00 pm
|Where Is The Bridge?
Behind the Valley River Center. Parking right next to bridge.
Friday, July 18th
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Event only if weather permits
Call 343-7837 day of event
|PAST FULL MOON EVENT
Wow...quite the evening on the bridge, here's some of the highlights that happened during the 60 minutes we were on the bridge last night...
1. Woman taking her cat for a walk.
2. Large fireworks downriver.
3. Guy drinking beer (obviously not the first one) watching the dancers and asking, "Who was the guy in that movie Last Tango In Paris?"
4. Warm wonderful strong breezes caressing our skin.
5. Bicycles threading their way through the center of our dancing.
6. Two Eugene Police cars with flashing lights crossing the bridge in pursuit of something. Somebody had called out "car!" instead of bike and we thought it was a joke.
Thanks to everyone who was there...it was fun.
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|Last Year's Full Moon Dates
May 3 Flower Moon
June 1 Strawberry Moon
June 30 Blue Moon
July 30 Buck Moon
August 28 Sturgeon Moon
September 25 Harvest Moon