Friday, 20 July 2012

'Olympic tango', new courses and workshops, mini-milongas and more..

As for the summer, well at least the trees aren't thirsty... :)

I've just returned from 10 days dancing in Holland, with some lovely memories and fresh inspiration. Glad to be back now, and looking forward to seeing you soon.

Here's a quick summary of what's happening in the next couple of weeks:

First up, there's a new 'Core Skills 1' course starting next Monday 23rd July. If you want to revise or clarify the basics of tango, including walking and pivoting, or if your'e a complete beginner, this is the course for you. More details and booking here:

Mini Milongas - I'm trying a new format to the evenings now at Povey's on Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be a lesson from 8-9:15pm. Then, until 11pm there will be social dancing, with some nice lighting, and biscuits. Everyone is welcome, especially recent beginners! The music will be a mix of classic tango, neuvo and alternative. Price: £4. (If you come for the class then the social dancing is free.)
Technique Booster Workshops
The next Technique Booster workshop will be held on Sunday afternoon July 29th. It will focus on interesting combinations of leader and follower secadas, and free leg movements for gancho leg wrap combinations. For less experienced dancers, simpler variations will be given.
As usual, the workshop will be suitable for recent beginners and more experienced dancers alike.
This time it's just £24 for the whole afternoon workshop! For full details and to book now (you must pre-book to attend) see:

Events and Performances
Next Wednesday 25th July I'll be performing again in London, with Bianca Vrcan who runs the Rojo Y Negro tango school. The 'Olympic Tango' event is free and open to guests. You are welcome to come and watch us dance, to a live piano performance. Details here:
Here's a short promo video of the Platform 33 event in London I performed at in June. Check out the little tango clips from about 3/4s of the way through :)

'Question time'
(Once again, in case you missed it on the last newsletter) Here's the idea: If you're keen to learn, each week I invite you to come to me with one tango question after your class. It could a step you're struggling with, a new step you'd like to learn, a general sticking point, something to do with timing or musically. Basically anything tango related you'd like my input on. I will then spend 5 minutes with you individually on your question. Besides hopefully encouraging more people to come to class, I really hope this opportunity will encourage you to focus on how you'd like your tango to develop, and assist you in getting there. Now the rest is up to you!

This Saturday 21st July, is Lisa's leaving party! It's from 7pm at Povey's Dance Centre. You are warmly invited. If you'd like to come please let me know!
Would you like to organize a tango social? Great! Drop me an email with your idea.

Take care, and I hope to see you soon,