Life is not linear, why should your tango be? In this class, we had a look at how to vary height in ryhtmic tangos. Change of height and of rhythm? Sign me in!
March 5, 2020
February 12, 2020
On 01/03/2020, enjoy both LOS ANGELITOS milonga and a tango concert with Tango star Martín Alvarado, making a whistle-stop visit to the UK – only one concert in London!
Date and Time: 01/03/2020. MILONGA LOS ANGELITOS: 4.30pm – 7pm with DJ Bruno, followed by Martín’s tango concert, 7pm – 8pm.
Location: Los Angelitos, Unity hall, 277A Upper Street, ANGEL, London N1 2TZ (go to the hall at the end of the small alleyway).
Ticket MILONGA + CONCERT: £12, click HERE
Martín’s UK tour will be part of his 47th international tour performing as a soloist and takes in concerts in Finland, Italy, Spain and Russia, where he will be performing in a spectacular tango tribute at the 8,000 seat Kremlin Palace Concert Hall in Moscow for the fifth year in a row.
His concerts in Finland include dates with Finnish with whom Alvarado released a new album, Alma, together with pianist Alexi Tuomarila and jazz sax Eero Koivistoinen, and performed a sell-out concert in Buenos Aires at Centro Cultural Kirchner, then performed the album at Uruguay’s Teatro Solis, in Montevideo.
He also released Barquitos de Papel, an album dedicated to the work of tango poet Homero Expósito.
In December 2019, Alvarado was named “Academico” (Maestro) by the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires in recognition of his distinguished career.
Alvarado has an unforgettable warm tenor voice with incredible nuance and colour, and his performances always delight the audiences. Buenos Aires-born Alvarado discovered his talent to sing at a young age and counts Stevie Wonder and Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes as inspirations. Alvarado is increasingly recognised as one of the most significant vocalists in the history of tango, celebrated both in the media and by his peers who have called him “the best […]
January 15, 2020
Let's keep the festive atmosphere a little bit longer... Here's an easy access to the 23 little tango gems we published for our Advent Calendar. To be enjoyed before or after Christmas without any moderation...
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.