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RELEASED VIRTUAL CLASSES JULY & AUGUST 2020

30/08/2020 Master the CONTRA energy in tango, part II, 90 min

Discover the secrets behind one of the most underused tools in tango: the CONTRA energy. A great ingredient to add spice and contrast to your dancing, CONTRA will without doubt become one of your favourite technique in your tango toolbox. We will also work on balance and timing. This is Part II of II, but both can be taken separately.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPROVERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

28/08/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Add Stability & Precision to your Tango, 90 min

Learn the secrets of stability & precision in tango. Stability in tango is often what makes the difference between a great and satisfying dance and one that doesn’t feel right. It is difficult to achieve, yet these tips & exercises will help you understand where this stability is coming from, and how to nurture it. We will add precision to stability, as they work together.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

26/08/2020 Master the CONTRA energy in tango, part I, 90 min

Discover the secrets behind one of the most underused tools in tango: the CONTRA energy. A great ingredient to add spice and contrast to your dancing, CONTRA will without doubt become one of your favourite technique in your tango toolbox. We will also work on balance and timing. This is Part I of II, but both can be taken separately.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPROVERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

23/08/2020 Many Tango Embraces: the art of the abrazo, part II, 90 min

The Embrace (Abrazo). They say Tango is nothing more (and nothing less) than an embrace. Could this be the very reason we all dance tango? Note that we’ve put an ‘s’ in Embraces, because the embrace is, as much as steps and combinations, a tool we can use to vary the feelings and interpretation in tango. This is Part II of II, but both can be taken separately.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPR.(45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

21/08/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Embrace & Posture fundamentals, 90 min

The embrace and associated posture is arguably the most tenuous component of dancing tango. It conditions stability, style and communication. So, what are the fundamentals to get these right? Designed for Solo dancers, these PURE TECHNIQUE sessions will enlighten a lot of dancers, of all levels.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

19/08/2020 Many Tango Embraces: the art of the abrazo, part I, 90 min

The Embrace (Abrazo). They say Tango is nothing more (and nothing less) than an embrace. Could this be the very reason we all dance tango? Note that we’ve put an ‘s’ in Embraces, because the embrace is, as much as steps and combinations, a tool we can use to vary the feelings and interpretation in tango. This is Part I of II, but both can be taken separately.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPR.(45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

16/08/2020 Paradas & Pasadas special, part II, 90 min

No tango would be complete without its paradas and pasadas. Used to close when phrasing comes to an end. Learn the technique behind these two families of steps, and discover new variants with exciting combinations alternating legs and points of contact. A must for every tango dancer!
Part II of II, each part can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPR.(45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

14/08/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Paradas & Pasadas, axis & balance, 90 min

Paradas and Pasadas are much trickier than they first seem. Actually many dancers recognise that this perfect pivot in axis, followed by perfect control and stability is their Achilles’ tendon. Learn the secrets behind in axis pivots followed by a sudden ‘stop’, and see how to decorate at the Paradas (and Pasadas). We will show numerous exercises and styling options for SOLO dancers, both Leaders and Followers. Immensely useful!

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

12/08/2020 Paradas & Pasadas special, part 1, 90 min

No tango would be complete without its paradas and pasadas. Used to close when phrasing comes to an end. Learn the technique behind these two families of steps, and discover new variants with exciting combinations alternating legs and points of contact. A must for every tango dancer!
Part I of II, each part can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPR.(45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

09/08/2020 SPECIAL VALS CADENAS, 90 min

VALS. The name alone makes every tango dancer want to get on the floor and twirl, until the world around fades and becomes a distant memory. Learn how to use vals’ beautiful cadenas, whilst retaining a strong connection with music and partner. Heads will turn!

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS& IMPR.(45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES & UP (45 min)

07/08/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: 10 Tango SOLO exercises for holidays, 90 min

We reached this time of the year when Monday rhymes with railway (or Mai Tai), a perfect time to bring some tango in your bags. What exercises would be useful to practice? 10 solo exercises, 100% useful to further enhance your balance, your control, your axis, your posture, style. Better yet, you can bring them back home for after the holidays.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

05/08/2020, Amazing Americana variations, part II of II, 90 min

The Americana might sound like a coffee variant, but it is one of the most versatile positions in tango, the entry to a multitude of steps and creative combinations. Add the Americana to your repertoire, it will become a close ally beautifying your tango. This is part II of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

04/08 Tango Workout, 45 min

Bored of your sofa? Missing sweat? Worried about not getting enough exercise during the day? OUR TANGO WORKOUT for solo dancers might be the cure!

What it is: no technique, just a very intense session based on tango & milonga movements designed to make you feel in tip top shape. Love sweat again! And the benefit: you will work on your tango speed, so this will help you with the quickest of tangos and milongas! :)

02/08/2020, MILONGA Lisa & Trasie, 90 min

MILONGA! Dancing it brings an infinite amount of joy and fun to everyone. Join us to learn how to enjoy its different speeds and combinations, so you’re truly 100% MILONGA ready for your next outing!

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

NEW! MUSICALITY PACKAGE, 6 classes to master them all, 540 min

Dancing on Di Sarli + D’Arienzo + Pugliese + Troilo + Canaro + Fresedo. 6 full lessons (2 levels) exploring the greatest tango composers.
→ Orchestra anecdotes, musical characteristics & time signature, technique, steps, composition, styling, embrace and interpretation for both roles.
Invaluable for all tango dancers.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of each video: BEGINNERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

31/07/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: adapting Tango technique to Milonga, 90 min

Milonga brings an infinite amount of joy and fun to its dancers. Yet, how does one adapt their technique from Tango to Milonga? What are the fundamental differences between the two? Learn the tricks to look like, and dance like, a milonga expert.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

29/07/2020, Amazing Americana variations, part I of II, 90 min

The Americana might sound like a coffee variant, but it is one of the most versatile positions in tango, the entry to a multitude of steps and creative combinations. Add the Americana to your repertoire, it will become a close ally beautifying your tango. This is part II of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

26/07/2020 Demystifying the CROSS system, part II of II, 90 min

The CROSS SYSTEM is truly revolutionary in tango – a great tool to reinvent how leader and follower interact and literally dance around each other. A beautiful session, as much an eye opener than a fascinating way to play with your dance and repertoire. This is part II of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

24/07/2020 PURE Technique for Solo dancers: mastering the CROSS System, 90 min

The Cross System is inherently what makes tango a dance as diverse as it is exciting. Come join our CROSS SYSTEM special edition, and learn as a Solo dancers the tricks behind understanding how to use it. A fabulous tool to reinvent your tango! No partner necessary.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

22/07/2020 Demystifying the CROSS system, part I of II, 90 min

The CROSS SYSTEM is truly revolutionary in tango – a great tool to reinvent how leader and follower interact and literally dance around each other. A beautiful session, as much an eye opener than a fascinating way to play with your dance and repertoire. This is part I of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

21/07 Tango Workout, 45 min

Bored of your sofa? Missing sweat? Worried about not getting enough exercise during the day? OUR TANGO WORKOUT for solo dancers might be the cure!

What it is: no technique, just a very intense session based on tango & milonga movements designed to make you feel in tip top shape. Love sweat again! And the benefit: you will work on your tango speed, so this will help you with the quickest of tangos and milongas! :)

19/07/2020 Ocho Cortado Special, part II of II, 90 min

Ahh, the Ocho Cortado. Myth has it that it came into existence when a dancer had to suddenly abort a giro. Come learn this iconic and its multiple variants, playing with speed, direction and musicality.
This is part II of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

17/07/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Di Sarli Musicality, 90 min

Carlos Di Sarli, el Señor del Tango needs no introduction. We will explore the incredible art of Di Sarli and show how to interpret his vast repertoire. A must attend to for all Di Sarli fans.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

15/07/2020 Ocho Cortado Special, part I of II, 90 min

Ahh, the Ocho Cortado. Myth has it that it came into existence when a dancer had to suddenly abort a giro. Come learn this iconic and its multiple variants, playing with speed, direction and musicality.
This is part I of two parts that can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)

* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

12/07/2020 Leaders & Followers Barridas part II of II, 90 min

Barridas (sometimes called Arrastres) are the true tango gem: a delicate foot contact – some may call it a gentle foot ‘kiss and sweep’ – that is without doubt a tango symbol. Learn how to prepare for a stable and safe barrida, how to lead it and respond to the lead, incorporate it in the music, and create your own. This is part II of II, best enjoyed together but can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

10/07/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Adorno Secrets, 90 min

Join the Adorno Secrets PURE TECHNIQUE workshop and discover when to decorate, how to decorate, the connection with the music and partner, how to play with the time signature and more. Secrets will be revealed, shhh!!

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

08/07/2020 Leaders & Followers Barridas part I of II, 90 min

Barridas (sometimes called Arrastres) are the true tango gem: a delicate foot contact – some may call it a gentle foot ‘kiss and sweep’ – that is without doubt a tango symbol. Learn how to prepare for a stable and safe barrida, how to lead it and respond to the lead, incorporate it in the music, and create your own. This is part I of II, best enjoyed together but can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

07/07 Tango Workout, 45 min

Bored of your sofa? Missing sweat? Worried about not getting enough exercise during the day? OUR TANGO WORKOUT for solo dancers might be the cure!

What it is: no technique, just a very intense session based on tango & milonga movements designed to make you feel in tip top shape. Love sweat again! And the benefit: you will work on your tango speed, so this will help you with the quickest of tangos and milongas! :)

05/07 Basic to Advanced Planeos, part II of II, 90 min

When things slow down, Planeos are beautiful choices to interpret this sudden heightened connection with ourselves. Join and learn the delicate art of the Planeo – from simple ones for beginners to advanced ones for intermediates and up, playing with displacement, role and adornos. This is part II of II, best enjoyed together but can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

03/07/2020 Pure Technique for Solo Dancers: Speeding it Up, 90 min

When the song accelerate, how do these dancers manage to keep control whilst increasing velocity of their movements? This edition will give you the tools and exercises to know what to do to acquire more speed and precision in your tango. A must see for all dancers in love with d’Arienzo, d’Agostino, Lomuto, Laurenz, Biagi, Troilo, Vals and Milongas!

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: LEADERS (45 min)
* Second half: FOLLOWERS (45 min)

01/07 Basic to Advanced Planeos, part I of II, 90 min

When things slow down, Planeos are beautiful choices to interpret this sudden heightened connection with ourselves. Join and learn the delicate art of the Planeo – from simple ones for beginners to advanced ones for intermediates and up, playing with displacement, role and adornos. This is part I of II, best enjoyed together but can be taken independently.

PROGRAMME:

* First half of the video: BEGINNERS (45 min)
* Second half: INTERMEDIATES (45 min)

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