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March 19, 2020

Surprises from teaching online

By |March 19th, 2020|

This is my private tuition e-tango setup. And this is fascinating.

Adapt, adapt is the key word – I’ve started to give e-private tuition at the beginning of March 2020, to some students in the U.K. and abroad. At first it felt odd – at the beginning of the year, I wouldn’t have thought giving online private tuition would have any appeal. But, being forced to stay apart, brought a few surprises with e-tango.

First, I found every student to be so attentive and focus on the details, willing to repeat a move several times to make it perfect – in contrast with, in a person-to-person context, they preferred to do it just a few times and quickly come back to the pleasure of dancing.

Some also told me it was surprisingly interesting (they thought it would be less exciting than in embrace), and gave them the homework they needed as they faced isolation or quarantine. A few already took from these lessons their lunch tango training.

And this is what perhaps astounded me the most – the fact online private tuition often feels more intense than dancing in a face to face environment. My students told me they felt they had a true workout in the end. Perhaps, because things get so precise, they need to have a high level of concentration. The result is astonishing- in many cases, the learning is not less but at least equal compared to a face to face context. Also because I need to prepare more solo exercises, the student goes away with things they can practice over and over until they feel perfect.

Of course something is different – since there is no actual […]

Tango height » Vaiven (14/07/2019 class)

By |March 5th, 2020|

Dimension: Height - Theme: Vaiven

The vaiven, these smooth and romantic back and forth movements are often associated with changes of height. They really are a great addition to your tango repertoire and work great and slow music.

Tango height » Americana (10/07/2019 class)

By |March 5th, 2020|

Dimension: Height - Theme: The americana

The americana, with its open embrace in espejo (or mirror position) is always a great starting point to try creative combinations. In this class, we combined the americana and changes of height.

Tango height » Rhythmic tangos (07/07/2019 class)

By |March 5th, 2020|

Dimension: Height - Theme: Rhythmic tangos

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!

February 12, 2020

01/03/2020 Milonga + Tango Concert with Martín Alvarado

By |February 12th, 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

23 little tango gems

By |January 15th, 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

31.12.2019: SPECIAL NYE MILONGA

By |October 12th, 2019|

SPECIAL New Year’s Eve Party MILONGA on 31.12.2019! Come say farewell to the last month, week, day, and hours of 2019, and welcome 2020 with a huge smile on your face!

September 24, 2019

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By |September 24th, 2019|

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8th year at Tanguito – anniversary party

By |September 24th, 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

 

This Autumn, 60=90!

By |September 24th, 2019|

Do you feel you would like to try a private lesson for a full Tango MOT? To celebrate the autumn, if you are a new student and book a sixty-minute private class this month, we will top it up to make it a 1h30 minute class. Perfect timing to treat yourself or as a couple, with private tuition and get the full attention of the instructor to yourself.
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