Saturday, 24 March 2012

Milonga course, day workshops and dates for your diary

Those interested in the 4 week milonga course, starting on Wednesday 28th March can now book here:
The course will introduce the basic elements of dancing to milonga (a slightly faster form of tango with a more regular rhythm) in close embrace. You will learn a number of simple steps which can be combined in many musical and playful ways to really enjoy this timeless dance. There will be a strong focus on technique and connection, so you develop the skill to truly dance the steps you're learning. Anyone who has a familiarity with the close embrace is invited to attend this course. You do not need to come with a partner.

Thanks everyone who came to the first 'fitness for tango' session last Wednesday! It was a lot of fun and a good way to begin preparing your body for more advanced techniques, so I think I will run it again in a month or so.

Regarding the day workshop proposal, which will focus on exploring tango technique in more depth and the new possibilities for movement which arise from that, this could be held on Sunday 15th April, or Sunday 29th April from midday onward. There would be 4 hours of teaching, plus breaks and time for practice, ending with a mini-milonga. The cost would be £32 per person - including tea and biscuits. Please let me know if you'd like to do this and which date you prefer (if there's enough demand it could potentially run on both dates).

This workshop format has been tried and tested from the one's I've been running in Cheltenham since last year, along similar lines. Having a more concentrated period of learning and practice makes a big difference to your dancing, so if you want to move forward a bit quicker, or push through that plateau, a day workshop is a great way to go.

For social dancing, here are some dates for your diary:

Thursday 5th April
Milonga Liso @ Pilands Wood
Chamberlayne Road, Bursledon,
Southampton, SO31 8DU

Friday 6th April
Milonga Melodia @ Chilworth Hall,
Chilworth Road,
Southampton SO16 7JZ

Saturday 14th April
Early Burley @ Burley Village hall
Pound Lane,
Burley BH24 4EB
2pm – 11pm (with the milonga starting at 7pm)

Hopefully we can get a little crowd together for these events. Let me know if you're up for any of them, and perhaps we can coordinate travel plans.

Best wishes,

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