Tango Practica

Bailarinas en la milongaHello dear tangueros,

Hope you had a wonderful break and a Happy New Year! I wish we have a 2014 full of successes and a lot of tango.

Julie had booked the Cardiff Hall, so YES: our practica starts back January 15 at 8pm at the Cardiff Hall. That is in only one week :-). Everyone welcome, please spread the word, more dancers more fun!!!!

See you at the dance floor,
Ale

A Taste of Argentine Tango, Saturday 21 July 2012

What makes tango tango?  A Tango tasting session hosted by Tango Newcastle aficionados and Tango Teacher Belén Silva.

Come and join us for a special late afternoon tea, and muse over Tango.

Many of you have been interested and curious about this beautiful dance and we have created an opportunity for you to come and check it out, and learn some background. A beginners class is being prepared for the coming months, so if you have been contemplating learning, this is a great chance to find out more, and how to get started.

The session will include discussions about:

  • Why is Tango a popular world phenomenon?
  • How and when did Tango start?
  • What is a Milonga?
Also demos, practica and fun:
  • We will talk about the development of different styles, rhythms and music.
  • We will play you music and show clips of Tango styles over the century.
  • We will discuss and show Tango basics: Embrace, posture and connection.
  • We will have some fun and begin walking to the music, trying an embrace and a few steps (no partner required).
  • We will have some dance demonstrations.
  • Afternoon tea and snacks in Argentine style will be served.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff, NSW 2285.

Donation kindly requested: $10 to cover hall hire and food.

Please RSVP to: Tangonewy@gmail.com and invite anyone who might be interested!

Tango workshops with Belen Silva 23 October 2011

Belen Silva, from Argentina (living now in Sydney), will be back on Sunday 23 October to conduct her last workshops of 2011 in Newcastle:

Sunday 23th October 2011

  • Workshop 7 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: ‘The walk: parallel, crossed in milonga’
  • Workshop 8 – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: ‘Complex sequences for small spaces’

Venue: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Myall Rd. and Harrison St., Cardiff.

Guided practica: Also, a guided practica from 4:15pm to 5pm on each of the above days.

Cost: $25 per person for one workshop, $40 per person for both; $70 per month if doing the 4 workshops of the month.

Tango workshops with Belen Silva every 2nd and 4th Sunday of September and October 2011

The talented dancer and teacher Belen Silva, from Argentina (living now in Sydney), will be back in Newcastle twice a month in September and October 2011 to conduct the following workshops:

Sunday 11th September 2011

  • Workshop 1 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm:  ‘Possibilities in the basic step’
  • Workshop 2 – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: ‘Boleo within the basic step’

Sunday 25th September 2011

  • Workshop 3 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: ‘The walk: projection, dissociation, contraposition’
  • Workshop 4 – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: ‘Boleo within the giro’

Sunday 9th October 2011

  • Workshop 5 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: ‘Controlling the dancing space/The embrace and its possibilities’
  • Workshop 6 – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: ‘Boleos for the dancing hall’

Sunday 23th October 2011

  • Workshop 7 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: ‘The walk: parallel, crossed in milonga’
  • Workshop 8 – 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm: ‘Complex sequences for small spaces’

Venue for all workshops: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Myall Rd. and Harrison St., Cardiff.

Guided practica: Also, a guided practica from 4:15pm to 5pm on each of the above days.

Cost: $25 per person for one workshop, $40 per person for both; $70 per month if doing the 4 workshops of the month.