Tango Aberdeen Classes

 We are having a break for the summer but we are back in August. And my we have a lot to offer. A free taster class, visiting teacher, foundation course and our tango dynamic class....all in August.

 

 We are offering a  Free Taster Class on 22nd August 2018 from 7.30-8.30pm. We are offering a 1 hour free Tango taster class for those who want to experience for themselves this wonderful dance. We will cover the very basics and introduce you to Tango music too.

 No partner required but pre-booking essential - tangoaberdeen@googlemail.com

 

Then on 29th August we have a very special night to begin our term with visiting teacher Ali Hartland who will teach a workshop and also stay with us and DJ at our Practica. (more details to follow). 

 

 Foundation course begins on 5th September from 7.30-8.30.   Begin to Learn to dance Argentine tango – 6 week course for beginners

The course will explore the key elements of tango that together make up the ‘tango toolkit’.   For absolute beginners, and those wanting to refresh their knowledge and skills.

The course will cover posture, connection, the 'tango walk', along with the dynamic elements of the dance.  

 

You can come with or without a partner.  We swap partners regularly so you get to know your class mates as well as have the chance to dance with a wide range of people – one of the joys of tango.  If any class participants prefer not to swap partners this is fine, although we can guarantee by the end of the course you will be swapping along with everyone else!

 

The course will run on Wednesdays at 7.30-8.30pm from 5th September until 10th October (inclusive). This includes a ‘guided practica’ session when you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned, focusing on areas you may find more challenging, with the teachers on hand to give friendly guidance if you need it.  You can then go on dancing until 10.30pm if you have the energy!

 

The cost of the course is £30 (£24 concessions) to be paid in advance.

 

Subscribe with your email address, and if dancing as a leader (usually male) or follower (usually female), to tangoaberdeen@gmail.com

 

Upon receiving your email we will give you payment details.

 

 

 

 5th September our normal timetable resumes with Tango Dynamic class from 8.45-9.30 and then a chance to dance from 9.30-10.00 as normal. (five pounds or 4 pounds concession).

 

 

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.