Tango Aberdeen Classes

We have a 2 week break after 10th October

 

and then New Look Wednesdays continue from 31st October.

 

 7.30-8.30 Foundation Class  This is a drop in class and suitable for beginners including absolute beginners and those wanting to refine their tango. We will cover important technique such as connection, embrace, the all important tango walk, as well different moves so that your tango repertoire developes. Only 5 pounds or 4 pounds concession.

We continue the  New format from

8.30-10.00pm.  -We are going to alternate each week with a taught class for those that normally come to out Tango Dynamic classes, with a guided Practica.  This will give you all a chance to practice your tango and the teachers will be on hand to help you on moves or technique that you want to focus on. The first week of term Mike and Laura will teach and the week after will be a guided practica. The Tango Dynamic class is for those who are confident with ochos, giro, the cross and of course connection, embrace and tango walk. Both classes cost only 6 pounds or 5 pounds concession. (And the practica  is only 2 pounds.)

 

 

About our classes 

Our classes are taught in a friendly, relaxed environment and you don't need to come with a partner. We focus on the technique of Argentine tango rather than learning set routines or patterns, as Argentine tango is an improvised dance (not to be confused with ballroom tango!).  We suggest you wear comfortable non-rubber smooth-soled shoes and comfortable clothing.

Venue

St Margaret's Episcopal Church hall, St Margaret's Brae, Gallowgate, AB25 1EA.

  About our teachers

 Teachers this term 

 Laura and Mike

Laura and Mike were introduced to tango when travelling in South America in 2003.They returned to Buenos Aires a year later to immerse themselves in studying the dance and attending milongas.  They continued learning and dancing regularly when they moved to Glasgow.  Whilst there they organised annual weekend tango events featuring teachers from Buenos Aires.  They also taught regularly at a weekly milonga.  Since living in Aberdeenshire they have enjoyed the tango scene here and have been part of the teaching team in Tango Aberdeen for several years.

Their style of tango is based on the development of the connection through the embrace. Their teaching style focuses on the energy and dynamics of movement.  As teachers they hope to give students the tools and confidence to play and improvise to find different possibilities within the dance. 

 Fiona and John

Fiona and John have been dancing tango for a number of years, teaching in Aberdeen and Forfar.  They visit Buenos Aires on a regular basis, where they study tango at Estudio Dinzel, and regularly increase their knowledge by attending various workshops in the UK. 

Their enthusiasm for the dance is obvious and infectious, and John's knowledge of tango music is vast.