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Festival Workshops

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Tango Levels 

These descriptions are to help you decide which level of workshop to book into. As everyone learns at a different rate, and has different levels of fitness, fluidity and time on the dance floor, use the description of what you need to be able to do to enter the level as a guide more than the length of time you have learnt tango. Please discuss your level with an advanced dancer in your area.

Teachers at the festival will teach to the level described, especially the Advanced level. If you find you have chosen the wrong level class at the festival, you can go to the registration desk and change into a more appropriate level for free within the first 15 minutes.

Second Step

Understand tango posture, walking technique, parallel system, know giro pattern, can lead and follow ocho easily, leading/following the cross usually works, can lead and follow simple combinations.

Intermediate

Can walk in a straight line with balance, can tell the difference between tango, milonga and vals music, confident leading/following cross and weight change, can lead/follow front sacada, can lead/follow progressive moves in the line of dance, able to find and maintain connection with different partners, keep in time with the music most of the time, follower hardly ever anticipates, reasonable floor craft skills at a milonga – might bump into others every now and then. Upper Intermediate Can balance on the ball of one foot for a length of time, can lead/follow back sacada with confidence, excellent understanding of the cross/parallel systems, new partners are able to understand the lead the first time, understand different embraces, able to do a variety of things on a tight spot as well as progressive moves around the floor while maintaining connection with different partners, keep with music at all times.

Advanced

Can lead/follow advanced improvised combinations, good dissociation, able to lead/follow colgada and volcada, excellent balance and awareness of own and partner’s axis, followers able to express own musicality within lead, advanced floor craft – never bump into others, advanced understanding of musicality and connection with different partners. Master Teachers have full competency in all of the above and excellent understanding of off axis moves. Must come to workshop with a partner or be competent in both lead and follow.

Open level

These classes are open to all levels.

Total Beginners

Have never done any tango before, or would like to gain more confidence at an introductory level.

Private Lessons 

We anticipate a small number of private lessons will be available over the weekend, please contact us to register your interest. Preference will be given to full pass holders.   Workshop timetable

 

Friday, 7th July, 2017

10:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs)

Analyzing movement in this class

Tango elements - Barridas

Techniques for couples and Tango Etiquette

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Concepts and exercises that are helpful for leaders & followers


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Barrida sequences, how to improvise and combine it.


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 15

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 16
  • Followers: 14

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 14
  • Followers: 15

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12:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs)

Advanced Elements

Dancing the Pause

The Ocho Cortado

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Communication, energy, speed transmitting from one axis to another.


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Retention of the movement and pause in the walk.  Pause and Silence: What's the difference?


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 10
  • Followers: 4

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 10
  • Followers: 1

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 15
  • Followers: 20

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14:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor)

Ladies: We also dance.

Dance with Pugliese

Tango Salon

Tango elements - Voleos

Advanced

Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

Preparing the body. How we use our feet, legs, hips and arms to walk and construct the embrace. The meeting with the other.


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Ocho, Giro and Sacada. Simple combinations into turns.


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Technique and connection. Develop a great understanding on how to lead a follow a perfect voleo


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • 16

Max. bookings: 54

Places available:

  • Leaders: 0
  • Followers: 3

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 21

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 10
  • Followers: 6

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16:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor)

Rhythmic tango

Play in your role

Tango is about connection

From the cross-system to the parallel, and vice versa

Advanced

Intermediate

OPEN level

Upper Intermediate


Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Understand when the leader's responsibility finishes and when the follower's responsibility starts. Take advantage of this understanding and make the most out of your role


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Embrace, inner space, cylinder concept.


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

What do I mean by 'being grounded'? Position: where am I at the beginning of each system? How can I improvise using both systems?


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 6
  • Followers: 3

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 19
  • Followers: 2

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 13
  • Followers: 20

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 21
  • Followers: 18

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Saturday, 8th July, 2017

10:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Plaza

Embrace and connection

Sacadas

Leader / Follower Technique

Tango Beginner Class 1

Advanced

Intermediate

OPEN level

Beginner


Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Understanding the invaded space for both the leader & follower. Followers: How do I get/receive a 'Sacada'? What happens next? Resolution


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Smooth out all those sharp edges in this class


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Teacher:
White, Alex

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 16
  • Followers: 5

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 12
  • Followers: 14

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • 43

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 25

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12:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Plaza

Express Yourself

Mens and womens technique

Tango (salida y ocho milonguero)

Tango Beginner Class 2

Advanced

Intermediate

Intermediate

Beginner

Finding Your Own Tango Style


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Teacher:
Javier and Moira

We will explore the possibilities of different salidas. Ocho milonguero


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Teacher:
Neville, Aleece, Craig & Regine

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 18
  • Followers: 0

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • 7

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 3
  • Followers: 14

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 24

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13:40

Room: 3 (upstairs)

Introduction to Feldenkrais (during lunchbreak)

Beginner

Come and learn about the Feldenkrais Method - it's a great complement to dancing particularly tango, where body awareness and precision are so important.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one.


Teacher:
Field, Sue

Max. bookings: 20

Places available:

  • 16

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14:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor)

Circularity in the backward walk

Vals

Musicality

Increase your repertoire

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Upper Intermediate

About each role: When do I start (initiate) / receive the circular mark? What do I use the circular walk for? Being aware of 'the space surrounding my partner' Importance of the base leg (standing leg)


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Music and walking. Easy turns in small space.


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

With a signature move originating from the old milongueros


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 10
  • Followers: 5

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 7
  • Followers: 2

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 15
  • Followers: 19

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 11
  • Followers: 8

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16:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor)

Learn a sequence that will be useful when dancing Pugliese

From the Intention to the Adornment/ Embellishment

Simple combinations

Improvisation

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Upper Intermediate


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

From where I lead and receive the mark/sign of the intention? Foot work and changes of dynamics: the adornment/embellishment, Shared patterns.


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

Tools for improvisation and deconstruction of sequences


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 15
  • Followers: 19

Max. bookings: 40

Places available:

  • Leaders: 14
  • Followers: 0

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 14
  • Followers: 17

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 16
  • Followers: 8

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Sunday, 9th July, 2017

10:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor) Plaza

Tango elements - Ganchos

Caminatas

Embrace, musicality, timing

Understand the Cross System

Tango Beginner Class 3

Advanced

Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

Beginner

Fluid and playful ganchos. combinations for the social dance.


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Teacher:
Ricardo Viqueira

Structure, enter/exit the system. When the follower starts/initiate the cross system. Different resolutions and possibilities.


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Teacher:
Civil, Matthew

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 16
  • Followers: 9

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 19
  • Followers: 13

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 13
  • Followers: 7

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 25
  • Followers: 23

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 22

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12:00

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor) Plaza

Caminatas, Vals & Giros

Rhythm and Embrace in the Milonga

1st taste of Milonga

Dynamic giros

Tango Beginner Class 4

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Upper Intermediate

Beginner

Caminatas (walking) with contratempo and cadence. Vals & Vals musicality. Giros & contra giros


Teacher:
Ricardo Viqueira

How to play with different rhythms, use the embrace in its totality, dance in open and close position, connect, read impulses instantly and effectively for a very comfortable, rhythmic and musical dance.Walking, posture, embrace.


Teacher:
Sebastian and Soledad

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Teacher:
Stephen, Elke, Irina & Ian

Max. bookings: 54

Places available:

  • Leaders: 4
  • Followers: 1

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 11
  • Followers: 6

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 14
  • Followers: 16

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 9
  • Followers: 5

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 22
  • Followers: 25

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13:40

Room: 3 (upstairs)

Introduction to Feldenkrais (during lunchbreak)

OPEN level

Come and learn about the Feldenkrais Method - it's a great complement to dancing particularly tango, where body awareness and precision are so important.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one.


Teacher:
Field, Sue

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • 48

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14:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor) Plaza

Structure of the Spin/Giro in dynamic

Tango salon

Cross System

Milonga (traspie)

Swing for Tango Dancers

Advanced

Intermediate

Second Step

Upper Intermediate

Beginner

Same spot Turn, and Displaced Turns. Follower foot work: how to look for the circularity of spin/giros in dynamic. How do I find the acceleration 'throughout' turning


Teacher:
Quique and Belen

Increase harmony in your dance with improved technique. This class will have the couple walking with elegance, good posture and an easy embrace.


Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Teacher:
Marian Maguire & Rima Herber

Where and when to use traspie. Differences with double time.


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Come and give it a go


Teacher:
Larretapia, Soledad

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 13
  • Followers: 5

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 20
  • Followers: 16

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 14
  • Followers: 16

Max. bookings: 52

Places available:

  • Leaders: 6
  • Followers: 0

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • 39

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16:30

Room: 1 (near Plaza opposite room 2) Room: 2 (near Plaza opposite room 1) Room: 3 (upstairs) Room: 4 (at back, down corridor)

Enrosques for men and women

The secret of an elegant turn using lapiz and planeo.

Milonga (traspie y lisa)

Tango (weight change y speed)

Advanced

Intermediate

OPEN level

Upper Intermediate


Teacher:
Javier and Moira

Teacher:
Amelia and Matthew

Basic concepts with traspié y lisa. Timing, dissasociation & change of weight.


Teacher:
Ricardo Viqueira

Change of weight and speed: as tools for creativity


Teacher:
Alicia Pons

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 12
  • Followers: 12

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 18
  • Followers: 19

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 17
  • Followers: 10

Max. bookings: 50

Places available:

  • Leaders: 15
  • Followers: 11

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Festival-timetable-2017.pdf

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