Hello and happy new year!
I hope everyone was able to enjoy some time with friends and family over the break.
Here's what's happening at Tango Lingua in January 2012:
For improvers/intermediates, Core Skills 2 - This challenging and fun course is designed to broaden out the tango
vocabulary, while consolidating good posture and balance. Over 6 weeks
we will develop the concept of
the 'free leg' and introduce barridas, leg wraps, boleos, secadas and ganchos.
We also explore some more decorations. (Don't know what all those things are? Don't worry, all will be made clear on the course!)
Each new movement, technique or step is introduced first in the form
of exercises and games. Moving then towards using the step in the dance
in a variety of ways, with the music and in the line of dance. The idea is to give you the knowledge and confidence to start enjoying each new step in your social tango dancing.
This 6 week course is held on Wednesday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm, starting on 11th January. No need to bring a partner. Read more and book here.
On Wednesday 4th January there will an improvers class, for
anyone who has done a beginner course and want a slightly more
challenging lesson. No need to book this one, just turn up.
For beginners (or those who want to refresh the basic techniques), Beginner course -
this course is designed to start building a solid foundation from which
to continue your discovery of Argentine tango, while introducing the
basic techniques of walking together with the music, with turns and
weight changes. Classes are friendly and relaxed. No need to bring a
This 6 week course is held on Monday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm, starting on 9th January. Read more and book here.
All tango classes and courses are held at the usual venue, Povey's Dance Centre in Southampton.
- remember whether you're doing classes or not, you can always come
down on a Monday or Wednesday 8-11pm and use the hall for practice. E.g. if you're doing the Core Skills 2 tango course, you can also come along on Mondays any time from 8-11pm and practice what you've been learning. Regular practice is absolutely essential if you want to consolidate your learning and get (and give) the most enjoyment from your tango dancing.