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Autumn Season – Watford, Hertfordshire

As we come to the end of the Autumn Season in Watford (Thursday classes still running up to 20th Dec, at the YMCA Orbital Community Centre, 8:30pm to 10:30 pm), we have one main event to run before Christmas.

Yuletide Milonga – Our 3rd Anniversary milonga

I am looking forward to hosting our Yuletide Milonga at the Watford YMCA Orbital Community Centre, which is on 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 tango before Christmas!

Further details of the Yuletide Milonga can be found here.

Spring Season – Watford, Hertfordshire

In the New Year we are going to try something different in Watford for the Spring Season.

A Taste of Tango workshop – Watford

Beginners Workshop in Argentine TangoOn Thursday 10th Jan we are running our ‘A Taste of Tango’ workshop at the YMCA Orbital Community Centre, for one night only. If you haven’t yet experienced Argentine tango, now is the time to give it a go. 🙂

This workshop is for new beginners who have never danced Argentine Tango before (or maybe not even danced before). This is a two hour workshop which will give you an introduction to some basic technique and musicality, plus some classic tango figures, so that hopefully by the end of the workshop you will be able to dance a simple tango.

Please note this is NOT a drop in session, so please book to guarantee entry (places are limited). Click here for more details about ‘A Taste of Tango’ Workshop in Watford and to book your place.

Ten Weeks To Tango – Watford

Couple dancing tango Ten Weeks to Tango version 3

Following the ‘A Taste of Tango’ Workshop, on Thursday 17th Jan, we will be running our ten week Argentine Tango course. 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…)

If you want to do the taster workshop in Watford first, to decide if you like tango, please do so but note; places on this course are limited and already being booked.

Or you could dive right into the wonderful world of this sophisticated, elegant dance and take the 10 week course. Click here for more details of the ‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ course in Watford and a booking form

Spring Season – Pinner, North London

A Taste of Tango workshop – Pinner

Beginners Workshop in Argentine TangoOn Saturday 5th Jan we are running our ‘A Taste of Tango’ workshop at the Church Hall, Pinner Parish Church (St John the Baptist), Church Lane. If you haven’t yet experienced Argentine tango, now is the time to give it a go. 🙂

This workshop is for new beginners who have never danced Argentine Tango before. It lasts two hours and will give you an introduction to some basic technique and musicality, plus some classic tango figures, so that hopefully by the end of the workshop you will be able to dance a simple tango.

Please note this is NOT a drop in session, so please book to guarantee entry (places are limited). Click here for more details about ‘A Taste of Tango’ Workshop in Pinner and to book your place.

‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ – Pinner

After the success of our recent ten week course in Pinner, we are repeating this course, starting Saturday 12th January, same location as above.

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…)

If you want to do the taster workshop in Pinner first, to decide if you like tango, please do so but note; places on this course are limited.

Or, you could dive right into the wonderful world of this sophisticated, elegant dance and take the 10 week course. Click here for more details of the ‘Ten Weeks to Tango’ course in Pinner and a booking form

Ten More Weeks to Tango – Pinner

We are running an Improvers course called ‘Ten more weeks to tango‘ in Pinner. This starts on 12th January

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

  • Those people who have already taken the ‘Ten week to tango’ course.
  • Those new tango dancers having a minimum 3 months experience who want to continue improving technique, musicality, elegance of movement, and who want to learn some more advanced figures to flesh out their abilities.

This is NOT suitable for absolute beginners – see the above taster workshop or the Ten Week to Tango course as a more suitable alternative.

Click here for more details of the ‘Ten More Weeks to Tango’ course in Pinner and a booking form

Finally…

Towards the end of the 2019 Spring Season we are planning to run a Tango Vals workshop, and a Tango Milonga workshop. More details to come…

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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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