The Magic of Tango
2022 Summer Workshop Series

What is Tango?

  • Tango is a social, improvised couple dance;

  • Tango is invitation and acceptance - it takes two to Tango;

  • Tango is sharing and caring;

  • Tango is an intense, emotional, introverted silent conversation;

  • Tango is dancing a feeling;

  • Tango is not a Latin dance, or static, like club or rock & roll - it is essentially a circular dance;

  • Tango music is varied and complex;

  • Tango is social, a place where anyone can come together to meet, greet and dance with friends.

  • Tango is addictive.

Tango takes time.  It is not "fast food".  It comes from a gentler age, where you can take the time and space to enjoy the moment, the company and the journey.  

What do we Teach

  • We concentrate on technique and feeling, rather than sequences. 

  • We use sequences to demonstrate possibilities, but don't expect them to be the same each time.

  • We emphasise the invite / accept conversation, connection with your partner, everyone in the room, and the music;

  • We will help you find your dance, responding to your partner, the music, the room and the vibe.  (It's a lot like learning your sport - practicing the technique and possibilities, but, once the game is on, responding in the moment).

You will Learn

  1. The fundamentals of social Tango, dancing comfortably in a close embrace with your partner, on a busy dance floor;


  2. The secret of the Tango "silent conversation" between two bodies, equally sharing, giving and taking time and space;


  3. The variety and special beauty of Tango music for dancing;


  4. The codes and history of Tango that lets you walk into any Tango milonga in the world.

You must book as a couple, or with a partner.  There will be no partner changes during workshops.

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THIS IS A COVID SAFE EVENT
All participants will be required to register with the Check-in Queensland App., and demonstrate double-vaccination status.
You must book as a couple, or with a partner.  There will be no partner changes during workshops.
Workshops will be held in accordance with current Ausdance & Qld Covid-safe recommendations.

Numbers are strictly limited

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Workshop Schedule

Day 1

6 March 22

FOUNDATIONS

For beginners, transitioners & refreshers

  • It starts with a hug - embrace, walk, turn, ocho.

  • Break with discussion / video - Tango culture, history & music.  Q&A.

  • Guided practice with Q&A.

Day 2

Beyond the Basics

  • Sharing space

  • Starting the conversation

  • Listen to the music

  • Break with discussion / video - Tango culture, history & music.  Q&A.

  • Guided practice with Q&A.

Day 3

At the Milonga (social dance)

  • A deep dive into Tango music and the codes and etiquette of social Tango.

  • The magic of the milonga.

SHARING SPACE

MAKING MUSIC

13 March 22

20 March 22

BOOKINGS & QUESTIONS

BOOK NOW, OR ASK A QUESTION

Full 3 week course -
$270.00 per couple

This is a ticketed event.  No walk-ups.

Numbers are strictly limited

Ticketing is managed by Humanitix, humane ticketing.

FAQ'S

What should I wear?

Why do I need a dance partner?

FAQ'S

What should I wear?

Even though you do not need a regular partner at the social dance, we decided that you must come as a dance couple to these workshops, in order to give you the best learning environment / experience and to maintain a Covid safe environment in these difficult times.

  • Comfortable clothes (skirt, dress, pants / tights, trousers, jeans, casual / polo shirt.

  • Shoes - leather or any non-grip soles.  Flexible is better than stiff.  Heels for ladies, not clog heels and to a height that is comfortable for you, works best (believe us).

What should I bring?

  • A dance partner

  • Water, mints and refreshments.

  • A hand towel

Other?

  • The hall is airconditioned.

  • Parking is limited, but ample street parking is available

CANCELATION POLICY

If we are forced to defer or cancel due to Covid restrictions, or any other cause beyond our control, you will be given the option to defer to the next available date, or request a refund.  We will refund your full ticket price, less any booking fee charged by Humanitix.

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