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What are we up to this Season?

Well, as we finish off the last couple of weeks of our Watford Summer Season, our new Autumn Season starts in October.

Autumn Season Argentine Tango Classes

Tango Elegante Autumn Season - couple dancing under autumn leaves

Continuing in Watford, our Autumn season will be following on, starting Thursday 4th October, 8:30pm at the YMCA Orbital Community Centre. The main class still starts at 8:30pm for approx. 90 mins with approx 30 mins practise afterwards. New beginners who have never danced Argentine Tango before will get their first lesson for free.

More details can be found by clicking here to read the Autumn Season Tango Classes booking page.

If you haven’t yet experienced Argentine tango, now is the time to give it a go (none of us are getting any younger, so why wait? 🙂 ) Please drop in and try us out.

‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ in Pinner, North London

**STOP PRESS! This course is now fully booked!**

If you would like to be placed on a reserve list, just in case any current bookings drop out, please email me. If you would like to receive my newsletter to keep up to date with any future ‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ courses, or other events and classes, please email me with the Subject line marked ‘subscribe’.

The ‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ course will be in Pinner Parish Church Hall starting Saturday 29th September at 4pm – 5:30pm for ten weeks (up to 1st December).

Couple dancing tango Ten Weeks to Tango version 3

This is a structured course (not a drop in set of classes) aimed at :-

  • beginners (never danced Argentine Tango before)
  • improvers (dancing Argentine Tango for up to 12 months)
  • tango dancers wanting to brush up on basic technique and musicality
  • leaders who want to follow (it’s fun to reverse roles!)
  • followers who want to lead (may help you get more dances…)

Please click here for more details for the Ten Week to Tango course. Please note: the course is now fully booked.

Yuletide Milonga

I am looking forward to our Yuletide Milonga at the Watford YMCA Orbital Community Centre, which is scheduled  for Sunday 23rd Dec between 5pm – 9pm, leaving you a whole day to do last minute Xmas shopping 🙂 Please put the date in your diary. It may be the last chance to go tangoing before Christmas!

Further details of the Yuletide Milonga can be found here.

I look forward to seeing you soon

Steve

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Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Five

In the fourth part of this series I looked at a popular tune ‘Mimosa’ recorded by the Francisco Canaro Orchestra in 1929, and proceeded to break down the structure of the tango tune in some detail. I showed how the structure broke down into musical phrases, sections, and other components, and how these components repeated … Continue reading “Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Five”

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Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Four

In the third part of this series we looked at the Orchesta Tipica, the instruments and how they express different elements of the music. Now we can look at the structure of a tango tune in more detail. I will look at one popular tune ‘Mimosa’ recorded by the Francisco Canaro Orchestra in 1929, hence … Continue reading “Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Four”

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Baking a Tasty Tango

As some of you know I bought myself a bread-maker as a Christmas present, and of course being a man I plunged ahead and started on the first inaugural loaf. I had all the ingredients (well apart from the odd substitute here and there). I had most of the tools required (or thought I did … Continue reading “Baking a Tasty Tango”

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Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Three

In the second part of this series we looked at which elements of a tango tune could be expressed in your dance, and in order to look at those elements in more detail we need to first have a quick look at the orchestra, the instruments and how they express different elements of the music … Continue reading “Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Three”

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