October 12, 2019
September 24, 2019
OMG, has it been 8 years already?
After a few years in the making, mid 2011, we officially launched Tanguito, Argentine Tango Academy, with the idea of providing tango classes with a yearly curriculum, a milonga (which actually started in 2014, we called it Los Angelitos), free class videos for students, trips to Buenos Aires and beyond. I still remember our very first private student – we had a cat back then, and the cat had decided to interfere with the lesson in a systematic (and efficient) way. It was a lot of fun, to avoid this cheeky moving feline – a bit like in a crowded milonga with unruly dancers, but with an added moving tail for extra challenge.
8 years later, here we are, thanks to you – on the way we added a clothing collection (now being sold in Buenos Aires), a London festival, a trip to Japan, and a few other things to make sure we are never unoccupied.
So, a big thank you for your continued support. Long live tango in London! We hope you can join our party on the 6th of October.
*** ♫ PROGRAMME: OCT. 6TH Anniversary Party ♫ ***
♫ 2pm – 3pm: Beginners & Improvers class: the Americana
♫ 3pm – 4.30pm: Intermediates and Advanced: creative changes of direction with the americana
♫ 4.30pm – 9.00pm: SUPER EXTENDED MILONGA with Guest DJ and plenty to drink and eat, anniversary cake, bubbly…
♫ LOCATION: UNITY, 277A Upper Street, Angel, London N1 2TZ
♫ ENTRY: Beginners & Improvers class £12, Intermediates & Advanced £16, both £20. Milonga only: £10
If you’re used to learning choreographies, don’t panic! Yes, improvised dancing takes a bit of adjusting, but once you relax, things become much easier and you’ll get a very worth-while buzz. (4/4)
Straight from Buenos Aires! We are thrilled to welcome the 2014 tango salon world champion Lorena Gonzalez together with Gaston Camejo to teach eight classes in London this October.
Reknown for their graceful and fluid dancing as well as their attention to detail, Lorena and Gaston are amongst the most approachable and skilled maestros in Buenos Aires and beyond.
The workshops are unmissable for anyone who wants to drastically improve their style, stability, power, fluidity and refine the communication in embrace. To this effect, the maestro have prepared four themes that will be developed during the two weeks they will be in London.
WORKSHOPS THEMES & SCHEDULE
Beginners and Improvers: Wednesdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
Intermediate and Advanced: Wednesdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
» 13/10 (Sunday): 2 workshops, followed by Milonga until 7.30pm with DJ Lorena
♪ Beginners and Improvers: Fundamentals of movement in tango, individually and in couples
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Lead, embrace to lead and communication: myths and truths.
Learn with Lorena and Gaston the methods to enhance the communication in the embrace, in all situations. Improve precision, timing, body position, and timing of response, for a beautiful connection, every time.
» 16/10 (Wedn.): 2 workshops, followed by guided practica until 10.30pm
♪ Beginners and Improvers: How to walk; concepts of parrallel and cross system
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Power and stability in tango: learn the tricks and methods to understand the source of all movements, enhance how you move with your partner, enhance synchronicity and create a sensation of strength and precision.
» 20/10 (Sunday): 2 workshops, followed by Milonga until 7.30pm with DJ Lorena
♪ Beginners and Improvers: Pivot and ocho fundamentals
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Elegance and creativity in crowded milongas: learn the tricks and methods to adapt your use of […]
In this class, we has a look at a classic tango step, the barrida where one partner sweeps the other's foot on the floor. We had a look at how to play with the speed and energy of the barrida to generate soft barridas or high energy ones.
August 25, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a couple of simple structures that can be used in fast tangos or more generally to interpret the rhythmic section of most tangos. Simple but powerful.
In this class, we worked on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a variety of combinations using the famous and classic entry to the ocho step. Bring it on Pugliese, we're ready!