Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A special event, what's it like to be afraid, and a new tango course!

First off, there's a fun filled event coming up on the 9th July in Winchester, with a tango performance by yours truly and partner. If you want to come you need to book by this Friday. Scroll down for more
details on the special event.

Yes, it's that time again to announce the next Tango Lingua beginner Argentine tango course! Starting 4th July, Independence Day for some, tango day for others. In fact, learning tango (not to stretch the comparison too far) is a wonderful way to gain more freedom of self-expression and connection, and certainly a cause for celebration.

The beginner course is designed to be fun, relaxed, and to give you the skills, experience and confidence you need to start enjoying social tango dancing. It's also a great way to meet people, learn more about yourself, and forget any stresses you may be having in day-to-day life.

If you like the idea of dancing tango, but the fear of being humiliated or looking like a fool is stopping you, the feeling can be a little like wanting to reach out for an elegant bowl filled with the most delicious food you've ever heard of, but not doing so because you'd have to first traverse a hall filled with banana skins, wearing greased shoes, while a line of friends and colleagues look on with a mixture of bemusement and mirth... Maybe whatever's in that bowl isn't worth it, you might think. But fear not! The teaching environment is very friendly and supportive. The aim is purely to support everyone through their own learning process, working together and accepting that people naturally learn in different ways and at different speeds. Everyone is a beginner once, and if you feel drawn to tango in your heart, then you have it within you to learn to actually do it! Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Read the great reviews from people who have already done the course:

If you'd like to book a place on the beginner course starting this Monday, it's still not too late! Just go to:
and click on the 'Buy Now' button. When you complete the quick checkout process your place will be automatically confirmed. It's just £39 per person for the whole 5 week course. You do not need to book
with a partner. Satisfaction guaranteed!

More people now are wanting to develop their understanding of tango beyond the beginner level. Currently there are non-beginner classes running from 9:30 to 10:30 every Monday. These are drop in classes, just come along and join in. (If there's a particular aspect or kind of movement within tango you'd like to focus on, drop me an email and I'll see what I can arrange.)

Currently all tango courses and classes take place at the Povey's Dance Centre, 159 Shirley Rd, SO15 7RX, Southampton. Beginner classes go from 8pm until 9:30pm each Monday, with free practice time after that.

As mentioned at the beginning of this email: On Saturday 9th July, an evening of dancing, fun and laughter, a charity event with a Soul and Blues Brothers theme featuring 'The Groove Brothers' - a Smooth Soul vocals and saxophone duo playing the stirring sounds of Motown and great soul favourites that you can dance your heart out to! Also, there will be a Argentine tango demonstration by Emma GS and Joe Hudson so please come along and support this event which is in support of The Alliance for Fibromyalgia, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The venue is the Twyford Parish Hall, Hazeley Road, Twyford, SO21 1QY, 7.30 pm till late. Tickets are £12 including food (this is either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option so please specify this when booking). To reserve your ticket, please contact Opal Webster-Phillip on 01962 878803 by the end of Friday 1st July. Opal needs to know numbers by then to allow for food catering.

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