I hope you're well and enjoying your dancing.
As you may already know, I've been planning some travels for a while and
it looks like that's finally going to happen from the end of Aug now.
So... the last workshop before I go away is coming up on Saturday 10th August, 2-5:30pm.
It's going to be on colgadas - an especially fluid and beautiful
movement in tango. For those who haven't tried them yet or never got the
hang of colgadas (excuse the pun) this will be a good introduction. For
those already confident dancing them, there will be some cool
variations for you to play with and a chance to refine your technique.
The way the workshop will be structured it will be suitable for anyone already able to dance crosses, ochos and giros. All skill levels will be suitably challenged :)
No partner required but pre-booking essential. For full details and to book your place see: http://www.tangolingua.com/workshops/southampton/colgadas-with-changes-of-embrace
Group lesson consolidation:
While it's a bit quieter over the summer and without the beginner
courses, the Monday lesson will be rolled into the Wednesday lesson,
8pm, upstairs @ The Slug & Lettuce, Southampton. It's been wonderful
teaching at The Wool House and I hope to return, but no Mondays for now. Please come on Wednesdays instead. Everyone is welcome.
(Re last Wed, I think most people are checking the Facebook page for
updates and so will already know, but last week there was a late notice
double booking so we had to move to the Wool House. My apologies if
anyone wasn't able to access the FB for details. Back to normal this
week at The Slug and Lettuce!)
If you want to really accelerate your learning, add that extra bit of
smoothness, style and confidence to your tango, or explore new or old
movements in more detail, private lessons are a great way to do it. For
more info and booking see: http://www.tangolingua.com/tango-lessons/private-lessons
Get the latest news by liking the FB page:
If you want to know what's coming up in the group lessons, or get early
notice on workshops, social events then the best way to do that is like
the Tango Lingua Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TangoLingua
For a while now I've been experimenting with non-money forms of exchange
for tango lessons. I've found it can be a great way to pick up new
skills, get help, and get to know people better, while at the same time
offer more of a chance to learn tango to those who couldn't otherwise
afford it. Obviously money is a handy thing and I have just as much use
for it as most people, but I recognise that payment for lessons (or
paying the usual price) isn't always an option, and I really love
sharing what I know and helping people find joy in their tango dancing,
so I'm happy to do skill or resource swaps as well. Things I'm
interested in at the moment include: help with marketing and event
organizing, locally produced organic food, learning Spanish, physio and
sports massage, clothes alterations, and learning other dance forms from
professionals (e.g. salsa, jive, contemporary, jazz). If you think you
would like to offer something along those lines in return for learning
tango, get in touch!
Just a few words on my plans. I feel drawn to go exploring around
different countries for a bit, not least to continue my learning and
development in tango and other dances. I do plan to return, but can't
say exactly when that will be.. I will miss all my students in
Southampton and other places, I've got so much enjoyment working with
everyone and sharing a bit of what I know. And a huge thank you to
Claudia for assisting so well with the teaching these last months. The
Wed lessons will continue until the end of August (check FB page for updates) and private lessons will also be available until then. I'll be posting updates from time to time on my adventures here (feel free to add me) and other places.
What to do if you want to carry on learning tango?
For lessons there are at least two other schools in the Southampton area: TLC and Nu Tango If there are other options I'll let you know.. :)
There are also regular social dances organized by them and others.
Practice is also crucial if you want to develop a smooth and varied
style. For that I recommend either joining a local practica (practice
session) or starting your own as as group. If you want to tips on doing
that, get in touch.
Take care, and I hope to see you soon,