6th January 1-3pm – £20pp
Come and try tango.
This is a workshop that gives you a way to start and develop your dance. You’ll be challenged to think and move, share thoughts, ideas and experience with other dancers on a similar journey. With a mix of group, partner and individual activity, your dancing skills will develop and deepen, with variations providing new ways to explore and find freedom.
Old school, the new way
Tango was initially ‘learnt’ at academies, rather than what we think of as dance schools, these were meetings groups of men who would dance for hours, inventing, practicing and sharing. Women were usually taught to dance at home by a relative or trusted family friend. Taking elements from this way of sharing tango culture and updating others for modern day life, a taste of tango workshop was born.
1-2:20pm: a taste of tango
2:30-3:00pm: mini milonga
*bring refreshments for er… refreshing…
“learning & focus” + “practice & play”
The first part of this 2 hour session is divided into cycles of “learning & focus” and “practice & play”. The aim here is integrating tango ideas so that you can enjoy smooth and connected dancing with anyone, not just the people you have shared the class with. Rather than learning sequences or a new ’trick’, you are encouraged consider a variety of tango ‘problems’ for solution, or how your body can work better to make movement in the dance. Creating a dance that reflects you and your partner and not a standardised ‘steps’ format.
The final part of the session is a mini milonga where you can experience how the social side of dance tango works. Learn how to invite and be invited, how floorcraft works, get an idea of what dancing works in the milonga.
What people are saying
Thanks again for the Tango lesson last weekend – Jess and I really enjoyed it and thought you were an excellent (and patient!) teacher. I liked how by the end of the class we had got to a point where we could do some basic steps, and the way you mixed technique but made it fun and enjoyable as well. We would be keen to do some more classes – please let us know about the course in January.Lucas & Jessica
We have never Tangoed before….. Jenney was patient and a great teacher. We learnt enough to make us hungry to learn more and come again 😊Kevin & Elizabeth
This was just wonderful! I must say as a non-dancer that Jenney was absolutely sensitive in her way to make me loose my considers and fears to get moving. It is a very good choice to get the idea of tango and feel comfortable with the first moves you make. Thank you for the inspirationOliver & Nina
Time and money very well spent.John
The workshop gives you a real understanding of the principles underlying tango, as well as teaching a few moves. You can see how easy tango could become a passion. Jenney is a brilliant teacher.
a taste of tango
2 hour workshop – £20pp
6th January 1-3pm
Tube: Covent Garden, Leicester Square