|Beginners Level Tango:
Ideal for absolute beginners. Learn to dance one of the most popular Latin Dance styles in the world.
Women leaders welcome. This level we will focus on basic moves, building connection with your partner, music and general navigation of the dance floor. Progress to Improvers after beginners level.
|Improver Level Tango:
This level we will start to join simple figures together to create interesting sequences, continue building connections and improving technque. Join after Beginner level.
Salsa Latina Dance Centre
12 Bath Street,
in Studio#2 - see full details here >
- Casual rate $15 per person
- 5 week beginners course $70
- No Free 1st class for Tango
|Teachers & Contact:
Gloria & Graham Whittington- also available for Private lessons.
Phone: 022 394 7694
Dance Company: G&G Tango
Argentine Tango consists of a variety of styles
that developed in different regions and eras, and in
response to the crowding of the venue and even the fashions
in clothing. Even though they all developed in Argentina
and Uruguay, they were also exposed to influences reimported
from Europe and North America. Consequently there is
a good deal of confusion and overlap between the styles
as they are now danced - and fusions continue to evolve.
Argentine Tango is danced in an embrace that can vary
from very open, in which leader and follower connect
at arms length, to very closed, in which the connection
is chest-to-chest, or anywhere in between. Close embrace
is often associated with the more traditional styles,
while open embrace leaves room for many of the embellishments
and figures that are associated with Tango Nuevo.
Tango is essentially walking with a partner and the music.
Musicality (i.e. dancing appropriately to the emotion
and speed of a tango) is an extremely important element
of tangoing. A good dancer is one who makes you see the
music. Also, dancers generally keep their feet close
to the floor as they walk, the ankles and knees brushing
as one leg passes the other.
Argentine Tango relies heavily on improvisation; although
certain patterns of movement have been codified by
instructors over the years as a device to instruct
dancers, there is no "basic step." One of
the only constants across all Argentine Tango styles,
is that the follower will usually be led to alternate
feet. Another is that the follower rarely has her weight
on both feet at the same time. Argentine tango is a
new orientation of couple dancing. As most dances have
a rational-pattern which can be predicted by the follower,
the ballast of previous perceptions about strict rules
has to be thrown overboard and replaced by a real communication
contact, creating a direct non-verbal dialogue. A tango
is a living act in the moment as it happens.
...more > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentine_Tango