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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Last Followers Technique Class

Last followers technique class for a while!

Tomorrow night (Wednesday) at:
YMCA, 156 Toi Toi St, Victory, Nelson
$25 a casual
Adornments are the order of the night with giros thrown in for good measure!

Wear comfortable clothing ;-)

This Sunday class starts at the earlier time of 4pm - 5.30pm
St John's Hall, Hardy St, (opposite Chipmunks)
$15 - all welcome

Then we head over to Verdict for the monthly milonga where a purchase of a drink and /or dinner is appreciated to help keep us there!


1 August - 10 August - NO PRIVATES, NO CLASSES

I am heading over to Sydney for 10 days departing on the 1st August. YAY! 

See you all when I get back for Sunday class at St John's on 12 August at 5pm.

In the meantime remember there is a new beginners course starting on Wednesday 15 August  at the YMCA in Victory and I hope you will encourage all your non-dancing friends to come along and give it a try. (see earlier post).  PLease note this is an awesome class for those who also dance to come along and scrub up their technique whilst giving valuable time to the beginners.  $100 for the 8 week course.

Golden Bay weekend coming up - won't that be fun!!  Last year the weekend was a great success.  I taught a couple of workshops and we had a fantastic milonga  and curry night at the Wholemeal Cafe, followed by a scrumptious lunch on the Sunday after the last workshop.  I had a blast and so did all the Nelsonians who came over and joined the Golden Bay tangueros.  I hope many of you will come this year and maybe we will get some folks from outside of Golden Bay and Nelson as well!  You never know ;-))

OK and  now we have a little video of some milongueros with lovely footwork from the 1988 movie Tango  Bar.

See you on Sunday - beginners welcome.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Announcing "Exciting New Beginners Class"

This will be the last one for the year!
8 week Absolute Beginners Tango Course
Starts Wednesday 15 August
6pm - 7.30pm
YMCA 156 Toi Toi St, Victory, Nelson
$100 for the whole course
email me if you need more info on
this course is perfect for total beginners and those wanting to refresh basic techniques  -  the building blocks of tango

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunday Technique Class

See you all this Sunday to recap and continue with our "split weight" techniques.  I have one more exciting split weight turn that you have not done yet!  So come along and join in.

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

See you soon ;-)

Oh and just incase you want to have a look at some fabulous snaps of the festival - click here to have a look at the photos that our Festival Photographer Claire Baxter took ... perhaps you are in them?

Click Here for Claire

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Followers Technique Class

Quick reminder about the 3 week Followers Technique Class starting tomorrow, Wednesday 11 July

YMCA , Toi Toi St, Victory
Wednesdays 11 July, 18 July, 25 July
6pm - 7.30pm
$25 a casual or $60 for the three weeks.

Please note this is a tango drill class - please wear comfortable clothing and bring flats and high shoes.

Hope to see all you chicas there and any guys who are interested in learning followers technique.

And now - some more videos!!

Gisela Natoli and Gustavo Rosas at the NZ Tango Festival - check out her footwork in this beautiful tango!

and a milonga performance!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Back in Nelson

Finally back in Nelson after a feast of Tango in the capital.
The festival was amazing with some of the best teachers in the world taking all of us on a tango journey.   The participants came from as far as Italy and the USA with most coming from NZ of course and this year we had a record number of Aussies with every state being represented.

I will be posting the videos of the performances directly on the blog so you can check them out yourselves.

So what's happening with tango in Nelson this weekend and the coming week?  We have some exciting new classes starting up and the regular ones back into the their old timeslots.

Sunday Afternoon Technique Class 8 July
St Johns Hall, Hardy St, opposite Chipmunks
Doors open 4.30 for a 5pm start
$15 on the door

Monday Improvers Class 9 July
St Johns Hall, Hardy St, opposite Chipmunks
Doors open 5.30 for a 6pm start
$15 on the door, or concession $100 for 8 classes

Monday Intermediate Class 9 July
St Johns Hall, Hardy St, opposite Chipmunks
7.15pm  - 8.45
$15 on the door


Wednesday Followers Technique Class 11 July
YMCA, Toi Toi St, Victory
6pm - 7.30pm
$60 for three weeks or $25 a casual class.

Please note that the techniques build up over the three weeks. Please tell me your intention to one as I can only run this with minimum of 8 followers.

The next 8 week beginners course will be as follows so please tell your friends about it!

Wednesday 15 August - 3 October
YMCA, Toi Toi St, Victory
6pm - 7.30pm

Have a great weekend tangueros - No dancing at Kush this weekend but you can dance tonight at Bar Berlin to the piano man from 5.30 - 7pm and then tango till 8 or 9 depending on numbers.

See you on the dance floor!

And now.. the beautiful dancing maestros Cecilia Gonzalez and Somer Surgit at the NZ Tango Festival on 23 June.