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September 24, 2019

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.

Help! I’m used to choreographies (part 4/4)!

By |September 16th, 2019|

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)

Oct. 2019 workshops with Lorena Gonzalez and Gaston Camejo

By |September 13th, 2019|

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 […]

Class video & notes – 10/03/2019

By |September 8th, 2019|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Barridas

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

Class video & notes – 17/03/2019

By |August 25th, 2019|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Dancing fast tangos

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.

Class video & notes – 20/03/2019

By |August 25th, 2019|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Combination with pivots and giros I

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!

04/08 Juan Martin & Stefania WELCOME Milonga with Show

By |August 3rd, 2019|

04/08: We are delighted to welcome Juan Martin Carrara and Stefania Colina, London's favourite maestros, back to the UK: WELCOME MILONGA! They will run the Int/Adv workshop and later in the afternoon, will perform a FULL SHOW for our greatest pleasure. DJ Juan Martin mano a mano with DJ Bruno!

July 9, 2019

14.07 Special Milonga with Daniel Pereyra

By |July 9th, 2019|

Join the party before it officially starts: We are excited to announce the pre-CHE LONDON FESTIVAL’s extended milonga this Sunday with famous musicalizador Daniel Pereyra!

Originally from Uruguay, Daniel has extensively DJed for LA VIRUTA de Luis Solanas in Buenos Aires, in the most established milongas & festivals of Buenos Aires and abroad, including the Mundial (Worldwide Tango Championships in B.A.) and the oldest Festival worldwide: Viva El Tango (32th edition in 2019). He also represented officially Uruguay for the festivities of the 100th anniversary of La Cumparsita; and has been on tour for the last 6 years – visiting and DJing in nearly 100 cities.

Recognized as one of the most important world musicalizadores, he received the title of Artist, for his work of musicalizador from the government of Uruguay – first to be honored with this title. He is also professor of musicalizacion, musicality, culture and history of Tango. He taught DJing and culture and history of Tango in the universitad del Tango de Buenos-Aires.

Don’t miss this unique occasion to listen to him!

We will also run a workshop focusing using fluid changes of height and levels, to play with dynamics and refine the lead. You will be surprised how much impact it can have on the feeling and sensation of the dance!

=== PROGRAMME ===

» 2pm – 3pm BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: Using different levels in tango
» 3pm – 4.30pm INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED: FLUID CHANGES OF HEIGHT, technique and applications. With Paula Duarte & Bruno V Abeele

» 4.30pm – 9pm SUPER EXTENDED MILONGA with DJ Musicalizador Daniel Pereyra / DJ Bruno
» Location: Unity, 277A Upper street, London N12TZ (Angel or Highbury & Islington tubes)
» £12 […]

Class video & notes – 24/03/2019

By |July 8th, 2019|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Combination with pivots and giros

In this class, we focused on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a lovely sequence using giro, sacada, planeo and barrida. A great addition to add some umpf to your tango repertoire.

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