Thursday, 20 June 2013

'Sexy leg wraps and ganchos' workshop on Sunday 30th June, new venue, and other news

It's been a while since I sent out a newsletter, I hope you're well and enjoying your dancing.

I've just made a little preview video for the upcoming 'sexy leg wraps and ganchos' workshop on Sunday 30th June. Check it out here:
If you'd like to learn how to dance these movements with confidence and style, you can find full details and booking info on the workshop here:
(No partner needed, but pre-booking required)

Venue change for Mondays and a new arts project:
The Monday lessons are now at the beautiful Wool House building, on the corner of Bugle Street, near Red Funnel Ferries. If you don't already know about it, it's a stunning, 15th century, grade 1 listed building. See a map here:

Most of you will know Claudia. Well she's running a rather exciting community centric arts project there: "This summer, Element Arts will open the space to the public, to host a variety of activities from exhibitions to workshops, loosely based around the stories and heritage of this building since it was built in early 15th century". Join the FB page for more details:
The main program will be starting from July, but already you can enjoy tango there on Monday evenings :) Same time, 8pm, with practica after the lesson.
And yes, there are also plans afoot for some milongas..

No new beginner courses over the summer:
Both Monday and Wednesday group classes will be for students already with some experience of tango for the duration of the summer. (If you are a complete beginner and want to start learning now, you may want to consider taking a couple of private lessons before joining the group class). As numbers tend to be a bit lower over the summer, if you come along you'll enjoy the learning benefits of a small group class :)

Private lessons:
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:

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:

Skill swaps:
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, 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!

That's it.