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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hosana and Anibal

My lovely friends Hosana and Anibal performing in Sydney and coming to the NZ Tango Festival!  YAY!
A very nice performance.


Special thanks to Nicki, Kay and Bevan, Sophie and Mike and of course my fabulous partner Jon for performing with me and promoting the tango at the Bride of The Year fundraiser.  We all had a fabulous (if not slightly nervous time) and the performance went really well.  The crowd went mad and whooped when the boys came on stage.  We all dressed in black and looked very sleek and panther like.  A lovely contrast to the elegant and very white brides!

We promoted the new beginners class starting on July 11... lets hope we get some more budding tangueros so we can make Nelson the Tango hub of NZ!

New Beginners Course - 11 July

11 July heralds the beginning of the last 8 week beginners course for the year.

11 July
7.45 – 8.45pm
Monday nights for 8 weeks
St John’s Hall, Hardy St
$130 for the course

Please spread the word and keep the tango community growing.  If you have anyone who is interested they can email me and please feel free to share this blog with them.

Classes resume 3 July

Sunday Class will resume Sunday 3 July and I have a special guest from Sydney who will be joining me in the class.  Some if you will know him from the last Sydney Tango Tour…Paul Warren fabulous cinematographer and tanguero.

Class will start at 4pm on July 3 followed by milonga at Verdict at 5.30.  Please join Paul and me for a dance and a vino.

Last classes for two weeks!

Sunday Technique Class this Sunday is the last Sunday class for two weeks.

Topic this week - changes of direction and we will go over the tasty little change we did last week and add to it… so make sure you are all dissassociated before you come to class!
Doors open 4.30 for a 5pm start.
Monday night Improvers class as usual starting at 6.30,  last class of this beginners course starts at 7.45.

While I am in Wellington at the NZ Tango Festival, Tony has offered to open the Monday night doors and fill the hall with his selection of Tango music for a practica to keep the night alive.  A gold coin (or red note!) donation towards the hall hire would be appreciated.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tango this weekend 11 and 12 June

Baby G is on again this Sat night from 6pm - 9pm - FREE ENTRY

Bring your ipod or mp3 player and play your favourite dance music and tango the evening away.
As usual please support this local bar by buying a drink or some food.
Click here for info on Baby G

Doors open at 4.30 for a 5pm start.
St John's Hall, Hardy St, $15

Topic this week - "changes of direction" and we will revise that tasty colgada + leg wrap from last week.

Hope to see you all on Sunday and don't forget the Improvers class is a great class as well - on a Monday at 6.30pm at St John's Hall  - if you want to get some extra practice in before the festival....
followed by the Beginners class at 7.45.

Happy dancing tangueros!

Bride of the Year

No I am not getting married!
Tango libre has been asked to perform at the Bride of The Year Hospice fundraising event to be held in Hope on Saturday evening 11 June.

We will be dancing a tango to Gotan Projects "Una Musical Brutal" and a quirky milonga to Canaro's "Milonga Criolla".

The performers are Kay, Nicki, Bevan, Sophie and Mike, Jon and myself.  It is a great opportunity to promote the dance and I am very proud of all the performers for all the time and effort they have been putting into rehearsing.  Wish us luck!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tango fix Queen's birthday weekend

Classes as usual this Queen's Birthday weekend.
Sunday Technique Class, doors open at 4.30 for a 5pm start
St John's Hall, Hardy St, $15

Topic - colgada + leg wrap - technique for a comfortable leg wrap after another gorgeous colgada.  This will become one of your favourites!

Monday night classes back to normal
Improvers 6.30 - 7.30pm $15
Beginners 7.45-8.45pm $65 for the rest of the course
St John's Hall, Hardy St

Look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A little light relief

check out this colgada!
The colgada in this video is exactly the same as the one we have been learning in class - just a few more rotations than you are used to!