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July 17, 2020

Open letter to our students

By |July 17th, 2020|

To all our wonderful students,

We hope that you’re all keeping well. We “see” many of you with us online, week in, week out and it gives us comfort and joy to know you are carrying on with your tango and keep in touch with us this way.



When we started online classes, we decided to keep them open and accessible to all on Youtube (no apps with prior registration required); to date we have given 100+ online classes – and we want to continue to express our gratitude to all of you for online attendance and support: it does truly mean a world to us.

To keep the Tanguito Youtube channel open was our way to help everyone keep dancing in these tricky times. We are blessed to welcome participants (in some sessions, hundreds of you) from around the world – the UK, France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Germany, greater Europe and further afield, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, New Zealand, Venezuela, Japan… even Polynesia.

In this context donations give us some respite and allow us to continue teaching. To all of you who have supported us with donations in the last months, we extend a sincere, profound and heartfelt thank you.

In the recent weeks we noticed that although we still have a high number of visits to our weekly online lessons, fewer participants contribute towards these lessons. We would like to let you know that now, more than ever, we need your support. So if you are attending our lessons and are not severely financially impacted by Covid, and haven’t done so to date, we would really appreciate if you could make donations […]

May 17, 2020

Tango embrace » Asynchronicity I (09/02/2020 class)

By |May 17th, 2020|

Dimension: Embrace - Theme: Asynchronicity I

This class is the first one of a series of two workshops focusing on how to maintain a nice connexion when doing asynchronous steps - that is with the leader and the follower dancing to different time signatures..

Tango embrace » Asynchronous rhythmical steps (12/02/2020 class)

By |May 17th, 2020|

Dimension: Embrace - Theme: Asynchronous rhythmical steps

This class focused on how to maintain a nice connexion when doing asynchronous steps - that is with the leader and the follower dancing to different time signatures.

March 20, 2020

Tango embrace » Term review (16/02/2020 class)

By |March 20th, 2020|

Dimension: Embrace - Theme: Term review

This class closes the term dedicated to the tango embrace, one of our favourite dimensions. We reviewed some of the steps that we have covered in previous classes: media luna, back sacada, follower's forward walking. Why choose when you can have it all?

Tango speed » Fast giros (19/02/2020 class)

By |March 20th, 2020|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Fast giros

In this class, we explored giros that work really well on different types of music, slow or fast. We explored giros to the left and to the right, as well as giros on the beat and on the half beat. Quite a feast!

Tango speed » Giros (26/02/2020 class)

By |March 19th, 2020|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Giros

In this class, we explored giros that work really well on slow music: giros with static axis around the leader. We also threw in a few adornments for the leader, an enrosque and a lapiz for good measure! Time to shine, guys!

Special vals workshop (01/03/2020 class)

By |March 19th, 2020|

Special vals workshop

In this class, we explored some of our favourite vals cadenas. Vals are irresistible to dance to, so don't miss our learning steps that are designed to match the beauty of this dance.

Tango speed » The cross & slow tangos (04/03/2020 class)

By |March 19th, 2020|

Dimension: Speed - Theme: Using the cross in slow tangos

If you like traditional tango salon, slow tangos are a joy to dance to. They enable self expression and intimate dancing in a way that ryhthmic tangos don't. For this class, we focused on how we could use the cross to dance on slow tangos. Simply beautiful.

Tango height » Term review (24/07/2019 class)

By |March 19th, 2020|

Dimension: Height - Theme: Term review

For the end of our term, we reviewed our favourite steps, the corrida and some variants of the Americana.

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 […]

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