Ever been to a tango show?
Dancers moving like cats and all that leg flicking set in a bundle of tension you can cut with a knife. Kind of makes you want to have a go.
What about a tango club?
They still move like cats in the milonga but it's less of a show, because dancing for an audience is what they do on stage, tango for export. Walking in an embrace to the music, having a connected conversation but not actually speaking. Think less spangle and acrobatics, more intelligent dancing. Kind of makes you want to learn and learn properly.
Made to make
a taste of tango, a workshop for smooth, confident and connected dancing.
Everything you need to start dancing tango.
Tango is a practice, a craft to hone and nurture, but the basics are simple. Here you get to experience them in a cycle of four weeks to develop your dancing.
You don't have to worry about things going 'wrong' instead you can connect moves, music and ideas to improvise and play. It's easy to find flow.
Feel more balanced and grounded from the get go with exercises that give you a solid base for your dancing and expert guidance to take the pressure off.
What people say
“Time and money very well spent. 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.”
Where do the workshops take place?
Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA. Tube: Covent Garden.
Do I need a partner?
For the intensive workshop yes. It’s really really helpful if you can work with someone you already know. This way you’ll be comfortable and freer to concentrate on what you’re learning. Scour your ICE list, mates, colleagues, family. There’ll be someone, even if it’s someone you hadn’t thought of before. Still no joy? Send a message through to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a waiting list.
When is the next workshop?
18th March, if you'd like to reserves places on the workshop, book and choose the gift option.
What should I wear?
Whatever you like as long as it is comfortable and easy to move in. Remember the sessions are for learning so save the LBD for the milonga. You may get a little sticky, and there is a warm up beforehand. Make sure that you smell good (not overpowering) beforehand and are able to stay that way (spare shirt?).
Shoes should be thin soled and not sticky, you will need to pivot (turn) in your shoes. A strap holding your foot in your shoe is important (no flip flops or slip ons)and a lower heel is advised for ladies who are starting out. Here's some more direction for shoes.
Can I gift this to someone?
Yes, it’s a lovely gift. Just select the “Gift” option. The places are valid for a year after booking.