Learn the secret art of the Giro! We start with beginners with the half giro, its simpler version. Intermediates will learn in depth Giro technique: both in terms of lead, and how to execute them. We will cover advanced technique, how to improve balance, precision in giros, time signature and musicality - and how to vary their shape and speed. Fun and deeply informative, both for solo dancers and couples alike!
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29/03/2020 Half giro (Beginners) & Detailed giros in depth (Intermediates)£12.00
13/09/2020 Fabulous Cadencias part II£12.00
13/09 DO YOU HAVE CADENCIA? (part II). Having great rhythm, a fabulous musicality, being in tune with your partner and the song... All these can define cadencia. Cadencia in tango is without doubt what makes a great dancer and you can spot these on the floor straight away: rather than complex sequences that rarely fit the music, they prefer playful movement in complete sync with the music - something that will bring a big smile on their partner, every time. Part II of II, but can both lessons can be taken independently.
09/08/2020 Vals special: Cadenas£12.0009/08/2020 Vals special: Cadenas
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 this Sunday!
25/10/2020 Varying Speed and Style in your Giros, part II£12.00
25/10/2020 Varying Speed and Style in your Giros, part II, 90 min.
Ah, the mighty giro. Learn how to add depth and colour to it - from style, energy to how it feels. Delve into the secrets of how to adapt your technique when you suddenly change the speed and amplitude in the giro, how to retain control and grace when things are faster and see what adornos can be added for extra fun. Sunday is part II of II (best enjoyed together but each part can be taken independently).
23/08/2020 The Art of the Tango Embraces part II£12.0023/08 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? The embrace is, as much as steps and combinations, a tool we can use to vary the feelings and interpretation in tango. Part II of II, each part can be taken independently.
05/04/2020 CROSSES VARIATIONS Beginners + Intermediates£12.00
Front and back crosses, but not as you know them! Add style and novelty to your crosses, in speed, direction and add some adornos. Trust us, you will love your ‘cruce’ again! The first half will explore the cross for beginners, and the second half will push the envelope into new territory. Usable for the dance floor!
10/11 Beautiful Vocadas: master Tango’s off axis£12.00
10/11 Beautiful Vocadas: master Tango's off axis, 90 min.
Discover or perfect tango’s Leaning Tower of Pisa! Volcadas (off axis) require leader and follower to be in deep interdependence for balance and axis. Master these beautiful tango steps and make them part of your repertoire!Joining as a couple? Thanks for purchasing two tickets :). Note: you agree to our disclaimer and terms when joining a lesson, live or recorded.
12/07/2020 Leaders & Followers Barridas part II£12.00Barridas (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.
19/07/2020 Advanced Ocho Cortado part II£12.00Ahh, 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 II, best enjoyed together but can be taken independently.
15/08 Tango: does size matter (and how to enlarge your tango)£12.00
15/08 Tango: does size matter? (and how to enlarge your tango), 90 min.
No, we are not going to make an easy joke after this title. Let's just say that often, tango can be owning more space by applying simple principles and technique. If you feel your tango needs an amplification, look no further. And it's not only about larger movements: sometimes small movements, with control and energy, are the right choice. Get some size in your tango!Joining as a couple? Thanks for purchasing two tickets :). Note: you agree to our disclaimer and terms when joining a lesson, live or recorded.
10/05/2020 Musicality series: dancing with Anibal Troilo£12.00
Anibal Troilo: an incredible artist and composer, genius bandoneonist, profoundly marked tango with his rich and complex tunes, to the greatest pleasure of the dancers. However his flexible rhythm isn’t always easy to interpret, so we will explore how to put these beautiful songs to movement, with an emphasis on contrasts.
21/10/2020 UP? DOWN? Creatively using Height in tango, part II£12.00
21/10/2020 UP? DOWN? Creatively using Height in tango, part II, 90 min.
Today Tango will rise and fall, like a sheer and rugged mountain range. Add the height dimension to your dancing, for the greatest pleasure of your dance partner and achieve contrast whilst maintaining control. Sunday is part II of II (best enjoyed together but each part can be taken independently).