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Saturday 29 April: Matthew Civil
1:30 Fundamentals: The Basic Techniques of Tango. Essentials for all.
2:30 Open: Simple Steps to change your habits. We will practice some simple sequences to break habits and leave us more present in the dance and able to express the music within the space we have.
3:30 Int/Adv: Circular contra boleos backward and forward, left and right, but just for the follower. This is inspired by Cecilia Gonzalez' 4 day course in Nelson.
4:30 to 7:00 PM The Saturday Práctica run this week by Matthew. Post práctica everyone will quickey transform into their most "dress for sucess" clothes to attend Emilio and the Bravo Ensemble's Una Noche - Gran Milonga with live music and Peter DJing. This is simply not to be missed! And will be a suitable spectacle for your non-tango-dancing friends to come to as well. So who can you invite?
The Fundamentals class provides some foundations of the technique for dancing Argentine Tango. While it is targetted at people who are just starting or at the early stages of their tango dancing journey, the class is also a very useful refresher for more experienced dancers. Open and Advanced level class attendees are invited to be taxi dancers.
The Saturday Práctica has been an institution since 2000. A relaxed space where everyone can practice their tango, walking, technique, ask questions of others, or simply have a dance. People of all levels and styles of tango are welcome. Music is mostly but not exclusively traditional tangos, milonga, and vals. The Práctica forms an important stepping stone for integrating new things learnt in classes into your instinctive dance. This keeps the milongas purely for enjoyment. Teaching at the Práctica is OK if and only if the feedback is invited. All are welcome to join us when we go for a meal afterwards.
Classes are $15, workshops $25, more advanced dancers are invited to help the students in the fundamentals class for free. Práctica is $8 or $5 if you do a class on that day.
The venue is upstairs in Studio 2 at 22 Webb Street - to the left at the top of Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
Matthew.Civil@gmail.com 0274 882 646
Contact one these people if you are interested in personal tuition:
Craig and Régine Barkwith
Social and Stage Tango, Vals, and Milonga. Wedding Dances, Choreography, and Private lessons by appointment.
0274 882 646
Private lessons by appointment.
021 147 4301
Nina van Duynhoven
Private lessons by appointment
021 0588 047
Private lessons for couples / leaders / followers, wedding dances and choreography for performances by appointment
With over 16 years experience teaching tango Alex specialises in social and performance / competition Tango
also for weddings, take as a single or couple to improve fast!
021 8482 53
Stephen White, Elke Schaefer
Private lessons to develop your technique and style, including wedding dances.
Contact: 022 0245311,