Weekend of 26th – 28th April 2013
This is what many of you have been waiting for – Detlef and Melina here in Cambridge! Too good to be true? No, it’s actually going to happen because we booked them before their schedule was sold out over a year ago.
If you don’t know of them take a look at their website which describes what they are all about.
It’s about tango de salon… the intimacy of the embrace, being part of a beautiful ronda, and the music, music, music.
All of the classes are for all levels except complete beginners. How can this be? How can an advanced dancer gain from a class that includes “improvers”? Because “we focus on the quality of movement and adapt the content to the proficiency level of each couple, we will always start with basic exercises and add more”. For this reason class sizes are limited and we need you to book with a partner.
Here is their weekend schedule.
Friday 26th April 2013. St Pauls. 20.00 – 21.30:
Milonga – Rhythm and step dynamic
You don’t need complex moves to dance a good Milonga – a unique dynamic and your
connection to the music is what makes this dance special! We’ll explore rhythmical variations
of the walk and – given time – insert them into known simple movements.
A fun class for all levels that will greatly improve your understanding of Milonga.
This class will be followed by a Practica until 23.00 – price £2 open to all – but no admittance til class ends at 21.30
Saturday 27th April 2013. St Pauls. 11.00 – 12.30:
Caminar Abrazados – Walking in an Embrace (Workshop No.2)
“Tango is walking. During this workshops we’ll work on different aspects of the movement: an appropriate inner and outer posture, dissociation, relaxation, changing the length of your steps, smooth changes to the outer lanes and on the most important factor of well-being – the embrace”. If you only do one, make it this one! – John
Saturday 27th April 2013. St Pauls. 13.00 – 14.30:
Tango Musicality – Rhythm, Syncopation and Upbeat (Workshop No. 3)
“In this class, we‘ll talk about the basics of Tango musicality: changing the speed freely and dancing pauses. We will also insert simple decorations, that enrich the dance and are great fun. (Although this class is quite basic, we recommend it to every advanced dancer, if he is programmed on walking quick-quick-slow patterns only. You‘ll need the skills acquired in this class for every other musicality class, that we teach.) If you only do two….. (John)
Saturday 27th April 2013. St Pauls. 14.45 – 16.15:
Improvisation with Pivots, Ochos and Linear Turns (Workshop No.4)
”We’ll start this class with the technique of dancing and leading pivots and ochos. Our focus will be on bodywork and elegance as well as on organic movement. We‘ll go on combining the basic elements to linear turns. Have fun while exploring the numerous possibilities”.
On Saturday evening there will be a Milonga at the Centre at St Pauls – from 20.30 til midnight. DJ Melina!
Sunday 28th April 2013. St Pauls. 12.30 – 14.00:
Phrase and Melody (Workshop No. 5)
“Interpreting the melody on basis of the musical phrases and more freely to the melodic rhythm”.
Sunday 28th April 2013. St Pauls. 14.15 – 15.45:
Asynchronous Caminitas (Workshop No. 6)
“We‘ll explore variations of the caminar in which leader and follower walk with different speed. We‘ll vary our movements rhythmically and make it even more challenging by turning them”.
Sunday 28th April 2013. St Pauls. 16.00 – 17.30:
Elegant Variations of Ochos (Workshop No. 7)
“After some basic work to Ochos-technique, we‘ll combine the elements to fluent movements appropriate to slow and lyric music.
Booking and Prices:
You will need to find a partner – and email email@example.com referring to the Workshop No.(s) you’d like to do.
The workshops are £20 each person (£18 concessions). If you want to grab this opportunity, and it can’t be recommended highly enough, the early bird catches the worm.
You can get the yukky bit out of the way relatively painlessly here then it won’t hurt on the day: