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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

10th NZ Tango Festival

The NZ Tango Festival is under 4 weeks away - in case you have not bought your tix yet and you are keen.  Even if you are a beginner you can still come to the festival, do the beginners classes and then be wowed at night buy the amazing performances by our international lineup.  We will have live music, local and international djs, great performances and great company.

Immersion courses are held before and after the festival.  These are where you get to study intensively with your favourite teacher.

I am Djing the Sat night and the Sunday late night nuevo room -  I love putting on nuevo and neo tango as a challenge - of course it is all danceable ( I always try it out first!) Check out my website in case you are not sure of the difference!

Hope to see some of you there... let me know if you are going to Wellie - I will keep an eye out for you.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tango In Golden Bay 28-29 May

We have just arrived back from a weekend of workshops and a great milonga at the Wholemeal Cafe in Takaka.  40 dancers from Golden Bay, Nelson, Wanaka, Reefton and Westport came to the workshops which focussed on changes of direction for navigation and the beautiful boleo.
Thanks to the Golden Bay folks who made us all so welcome and especially to Reto and Vera from the Sans Souci Inn - for our wonderful accommodation, home made bread and delicious coffee for breakie.  Can't wait to go back and dance some more.
Check out Reto and Vera's Sans Souci Inn in Pohara

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What is the Improvers' Class?

Improvers class
Every Monday Night
6.30- 7.30 followed by a 15 min practica before the beginners' class.

The improvers class focusses on connection and slowly expanding your tango repertoire. 
It compliments the Sunday Technique Class by revising techniques and simpler moves - suitable also for the more advanced dancer.
Feel free to come to this class as a casual $15
Monday night beginners class

Friday, May 20, 2011

10th NZ Tango Festival

The 10th NZ Tango Festival is almost upon us.
Have a look at the line up ... I hope to see many of you there.

I organise the Wallflower Taxi dancers for the milongas and workshops, will be teaching and Djing late into the night at the main events
Last year I Djed three nights including a nuevo room till 4am... owwww!!!

So, I  have been busy putting together new playlists to get everyone one dancing and I will be unleashing one of them at the milonga in Golden Bay!

When I am at the NZ Tango Festival - Sunday and Monday classes and all privates will be cancelled.
The dates I will not be teaching in Nelson are:
Sunday 26 June
Monday 27 June
All privates from and including 21 June - 1 July are cancelled.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

5 week Tango Beginners course

5 week beginners tango course on Monday nights
Starts 23 May  - 20 June inclusive

Encourage your friends to have a taste of tango
$80 for the course, no casuals please for this course - we need commitment!
arrive 7.30 for a 7.45 - 8.45 class
St John's Hall, Hardy St

Students will learn the basics of tango, walking, the embrace, la salida, ochos and musicality.  
Enough to get them moving around the milonga floor and signing up for the next course ;-)
A lean

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tecnique Class - continuing colgadas

Technique Class this Sunday starts at 4pm till 5.30 followed by the Verdict Milonga (5.30 - 8pm)
We will be continuing to look at colgadas and adding in a few little extras to help get that "wooshka" feeling!  
Sonny from Melbourne
Hope you can make it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tango in Golden Bay 28-29 May

In two weeks we are heading over to Golden Bay for a weekend of dancing... workshops and a milonga.  Thanks to all who have enrolled for the workshops - it is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend.
Here are the details again in case you missed them the first time around.

Saturday 28/5/2011 

Takaka Primary School Hall   
2 - 3.30pm 
Theme: Changes of Direction 
suitable for all levels

Sunday 29/5/2011 
Takaka Primary School Hall
10.30 – 12am 
Theme: Boleo Combinations
suitable for all levels

Milonga at the Wholemeal Cafe 
Saturday 28 May 2011 
Commercial Street Takaka

The Milonga will start from 7 pm until late.  
The Wholemeal Café is open for this event and not for the general public. 
They will provide us with their famous curries and of course drinks. 
Please book with the Wholemeal Café (Phone: 03 525 9426)
Anne-Maree will be the DJ for the night with her eclectic mix of traditional and nuevo tandas.

We have a range of private accommodation (free) or at the Sans Souci Inn ( $15 per person) available. 
Please book it early.

We have kept the price low as we know most of you will be travelling from afar!
2 Workshops and Milonga cost $50.00 per person 
or single Workshop $25.00 and Milonga $10.00

Please book with Reto or Vera
Ph (03)525 8663
The Sans Souci Inn where many of us are staying