Tango Aberdeen Classes

 

 

Starting 23rd August 2017 -Learn to dance Argentine tango – 8 week course for the beginner

 

The course will explore the key elements of tango that together make up the ‘tango toolkit’.  By the end of the course we hope you will be able to take to the floor and enjoy dancing tango socially anywhere in the world!

 

The course will cover posture, connection and the 'tango walk', along with the dynamic elements of the dance Each class will build on the previous week’s lesson, so ideally participants will attend all sessions.  If you can’t attend all sessions please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

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 23rd August until 11th October 2017 .  This includes two ‘guided practica’ sessions 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 £40 (£32 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.

 


Course 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.  

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.

 

Tango Foundation Course 7.30-8.30

Practice 8.30-8.45

Tango Dynamic Class -8.45- 9.30

Lets dance 9.30-10.00

About our teachers

 

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.