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Monday, January 14, 2013

Regular Classes, Absolute Beginners, Summer Tango and Quique


The start to Tango Nelson 2013 has begun with two great occasions.  

We had the Practilonga@The Art Zone last Friday night and had dancers Peter and Sabina visiting from Germany who made Nelson a destination based on seeing the Nelson Tango Website and the Practilonga advertised.  Thanks for a great night to all those 20 dancers who came.  It was hot and sticky and very very tango!

Thank you to all those who came to the Sunday Reviver Class

What a great class it was with exercises around connection and special emphasis put on inviting and assisting the follower onto their axis.  A simple yet fool proof way to make sure we are always looking after each other and dancing as best we can!

Regular classes are resuming as of this Sunday

20 January
The return of the regular Sunday Technique Class
5 - 6.30pm (doors open at 4.30)
$15 casual
St John's Hall, Hardy St (opposite Chipmunks)

Last Sunday of the month class starts at 4pm - 5.30 followed by free milonga at Verdict Cafe and Bar

21 January
Monday Classes Back on Track 
6pm - 7.15pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
7.15pm - 8.45pm Intermediate
$15 one class
$20 two classes

The 6pm class will take on beginners at certain times of the year.  The first Beginners course commencing 4 February.


Did you complete the 5 week Milonga course in November and now you want to continue and build on those skills?  Can you already dance Milonga but want to shape up for the Summer Tango in Nelson weekend?
Then this is the course for you.
13 February - 6 March
6pm - 7.30pm

YMCA, 156 Toi Toi St, Victory
$75 for the course


As of the 4th February we are starting the journey to encourage more beginners into our growing Tango Community.

Please let all your friends know!  This is the perfect class for revision.  I encourage all Improvers to re-do the class, revise the basics and get greta satisfaction out of sharing your knowledge and helping the Absolute Beginners find their feet.

Absolute Beginners Tango Course
8 week course
4 February - 25 March 2013
6pm - 7.15
St John's Hall, Hardy St (opposite Chipmunks)

Please note the final class on the 25th March will have Quique Miller teaching the beginners class and the following Intermediate class and this will be the beginning of his week long teaching stint in Nelson. 


Quique will be holding workshops the weekend of  30 and 31 March. 

Quique will be available for private lessons through the week. 

Quique and the lovely Fabian will be in Nelson from 25 March - 2 April. So make sure you are in town to hang out with Fabian and learn from Quique!


Before Quique and Fabian arrive we have the Summer Tango in Nelson weekend!

3 nights of social dancing around Nelson "in celebration of the milonga"

Again this year we have great venues to showcase our tango to our visitors, we have the Playhouse, The Granary and Fellworth House as our venues as well as a surprise outside venue!  Out-of-town registrations are starting to come in from Auckland and Wellington. The Djs are sorted, the venues booked.

It is full steam ahead!

Easy things you can do to help make the event successful

  • Add to the fever by logging onto the Facebook page and encouraging the out-of-towers, please make them feel special and wanted!   
  • Offer a bed to the DJs or dancers just flick me an email and I'll help you sort it out.
  • Bake a cake for the Saturday night or Sunday milonga, or bring your "signature finger food dish" to share
  • Volunteer to drive some out-of-towners to the Playhouse venue - you are going anyway... why not share the space in the car!
But seriously - if you do want to help out I am always appreciative, just flick me an email with your thoughts.

OK time to watch a video!

Lets watch a milonga video from Michelle and Murat who will be teaching at the NZ Tango Festival this year in June.

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