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Friday, June 28, 2013

Movie and Milonga + Milonga Class

See you all tonight for the monthly Movie and Milonga night.
Remember doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm movie.

You are welcome to bring snacks, your dinner, your favourite tipple.
I will provide some snacks for the milonga and non-alcoholic drinks.
Masonic Hall, 107 Nile St, Nelson
$15 dancers, $10 non- dancers

SUNDAY
I have just come off a two day intensive Milonga course with Milonguero Milonga experts Hugo Samek and Nicoletta Oscuro.  So appropriately this Sunday's Class will focus on Milonga!  

Every last Sunday of the month will be a milonga class  just to keep you all milonga focussed - so book it into your diaries!  I have some new techniques to share with you to make the milonga even easier and the connection with your partner and the music even stronger.

See you at 4pm at St John's Hall this Sunday for Milonga alla Hugo y Nicoletta!

Chau Chau


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Movie and Milonga Night 28 June


Hello everyone,

We are back from another truly amazing Tango Festival, exhausted but happy!!

We have danced our socks off and are ready to keep dancing this Friday night at the Monthly Movie and Milonga Night.  I am very excited to bring to you another great tango documentary which will touch your hearts followed by a few more hours of dancing together.

The documentary this Friday night is called "La Confiteria Ideal"



This film examines La Confiteria Ideal, a Buenos Aires dance hall where fervent devotees of tango flock to escape everyday life. 
Included in this documentary are wonderful interviews with famous milongueros: Gerardo Portalea, Javier Rodriguez & Geraldine Rojas, a young Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli with his dreams of his future and Puppy Castello.  Also interviews with everyday people about their experiences of and at La Confiteria Ideal.

If you have been to this milonga in Buenos Aires you will recognise some of the locals who frequent there to this day!  You will also recognise it as the famous milonga that was highlighted in Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson. This is a great opportunity to introduce your non dancing friends to tango and to give them a taste of our Nelson tango community.  
Non dancers $10 for the evening. (Its cheaper than going to the movies!)

Please join me on this Friday night, 28 June.
Doors open at 6.30, movie commences at 7pm sharp.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Countdown and New Improvers Course Dates

The count down is almost over!  I leave to go to the NZ Tango Festival in two days!

So before I head off to dancing with many Nelsonians I just want to remind you about tomorrow's last class at 4pm at St John's Hall in Hardy St.

Please come and join us for a sweet class on Connection and Musicality.  All levels welcome.  Then we will head to the pub for a wee drink to farewell us off .... any excuse for a social event!

NEW IMPROVERS CLASS
What a fabulous beginners course we have just completed - with dancing and cupcakes made by Craig and Cara to wrap up! Thanks to all of you for being so willing to give of yourselves during the course - very special.  Thank you too to Jon, Dave and Nicki who helped out and Catherine from Fairfield House for such a lovely venue!  I have posted a video of the class wrap up at the end of this post - have a look  - you may be on it!

So it is time to get you back for more and you all have said that you are keen.

YOU ARE NOW IMPROVERS!
Please come and join me when I get back from the festival for some more great classes.

The 7 week course will be as follows:

Tuesday nights commencing 2 July - 13 August
7pm - 8.30pm
Fairfield House
$90 for the course

Please email me your intention to come.

If you are unable to make the Tues night commitment - you can join the Monday night class at 6pm at St John's Hall.  Give me a call if you are unsure about it on 027 238 0568.

See you all on Sunday!

Click here for Video of Beginner Class



Craig and Cara's delicious cupcakes



Friday, June 7, 2013

Classes over the next few weeks

SUNDAY 9 JUNE
4pm class as usual

MONDAY 10 JUNE
6pm Improvers
7.15 Intermediate

TUESDAY 11 JUNE
Last of the beginners classes, followed by an open invitation to all tangueros to join us for an hour of celebratory dancing afterwards to welcome them into the tango scene. Class finishes at 8pm, please come from 8pm - 9pm to Fairfield House if you want to say hi.  All welcome.

SUNDAY 16 JUNE
Last Sunday class before the festival - ALL WELCOME for a fun class on connection and musicality for all levels.  Let's celebrate afterwards with a farewell drink for those heading off on their tango adventure to Wellington for the annual NZ Tango Festival.

THEN NO CLASSES UNTIL

SUNDAY 30 JUNE
Welcome home to us all and let's do another multi level class to welcome us all back and  to hear all our tales!  You may even catch a glimpse of some new shoes ;-)

MONDAY 1 JULY
Classes as usual

Tuesday night beginners please contact me about your continuation class on
annemaree.therkleson@gmail.com

No Practilonga tonight but tango tomorrow night instead


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PRACTILONGA CANCELLED FOR JUNE AND JULY

Hi everyone,

With the winter months descending upon us I have done an informal poll and the general consensus is not to have the Practilonga for a couple of months..... but a resounding YES to the MOVIE AND MILONGA NIGHTS!

So no Practilonga this Friday 7 June nor Friday 5 July but we will see you all on the dance floor at the next 


MOVIE AND MILONGA NIGHT
28 JUNE at the MASONIC HALL, 107 NILE ST
7PM, $15

MOVIE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

SAVE THE DATE of 28 JUNE - because it is guaranteed to be another wonderful evening of dancing and celebrating tango.  Remember this is the prefect time to introduce someone new to tango, they can watch a great story about tango, watch some dancing, maybe even give it a go with some of our very generous leaders and just get to meet you all and see what an awesome community you have created.