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What are we up to this Season?

Lots of things coming up in July / August 2018!

Summer ‘Milonga De Verano’

Our Summer Milonga De Verano is back on! Slightly later than usual, we will be holding a lovely early evening dance on Sunday 26th Aug, 2018, between 5:00pm – 9:00pm, at our usual venue YMCA Orbital Centre, Watford, WD25 7QU.

We will have gluten free cake (I’ve done a few more successful recipes now 🙂 ), and I will continue experimenting with tango tunes from around the world, as well as playing traditional Golden Age music from Argentina.

There will be no class, just dancing. All levels of tango dancers welcome. We only have one milonga rule: Please respect your partners and the other dancers on the dance floor.

Put the date in your diary, and join us for a lovely Summery, easy going, social event.

Price on the door is £10 per person. Click here for more details and a booking form for discounted tickets.

Also, future milonga date: Yuletide Milonga, 23rd December 2018, between 5pm – 9pm. Please put the date in your diary 🙂

Summer Season Argentine Tango Classes

Our Summer Season started on July 5th and will take us through to the end of September. The main class still starts at 8:30pm for approx. 90 mins (or until everyone needs a break) with approx 30 mins practise afterwards. New beginners who never danced Argentine Tango before will get their first lesson for free.

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.

Our current teaching room has limited space so if you want to guarantee your place, please register for our Spring Season Tango Classes using our booking form for now, or just take a chance and pop along to see us. You will find more details and a registration form (to help identify leaders and followers) at the link above.

Finally, I was really looking forward to the Summer ‘Milonga De Verano’ which was to be at the end of June. Sadly, I can’t get the venue/dates I want so this is postponed and will be merged with the Autumn milonga later in the year. Sorry! We will have cake next time (I’ve done a few more successful recipes now 🙂 ), and I will continue experimenting with tango tunes from around the world.

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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