Tango Aberdeen Classes

 

Term starts on Wednesday 1st November 2017.  

Mike and Laura will be your teachers for this term.

 

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.

 

 

Tango Foundation Class 7.30-8.30.  This class is for those wishing to build and consolidate the basics of Tango, build up your repertoire and concentrate on connecting with your partner and the music. We will cover such things as ochos, parradas, barridas and the all important Tango walk. It is suitable for beginners as well as those who have done our course and want to build on their knowledge and skills.

Practice 8.30-8.45

Tango Dynamic Class -8.45- 9.30 Come along and explore and refine your Tango. This is for those who are confident with the basics such as the Tango walk, ochos, giro and the cross and who want to add new elements to their dance.

Lets dance 9.30-10.00

 

5 pounds or 4 pounds concession.  (6 pounds for both classes)

 

The last Wednesday of each Month we have a Practica from 8.30-10.30 where we put some great music on, provide some nibbles and light refreshments and give over the space for you all to come and practice your moves. It is a friendly and social environment to practice your Tango and only costs 2 pounds.

 

 

Our next Tango Foundation Course (pre-booking essential) will begin in January 2018 and we will give more details of how to book this nearer the time. 

Venue

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

  
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.

We occasionally organise Milongas which are social occasions where there is a party atmosphere and a night of dancing and socialising.  Also there are other occasions to learn more about Argentine tango when we organise workshops sometimes with visiting teachers.

 

 

About our teachers

 

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.