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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vals Vals Vals

1 2 3, 1 2 3, 1 2 3

Yes we have been valsing for the past two weeks and are loving it!

We accidentally swooned into vals when I put on the wrong music in class and thought ... "Let's do a vals class!" .... this is turning into a workshop extravaganza!  So please come to this Sundays class at 4pm so we can continuing whirling (in control) around the dance floor!  

Here is a beautiful Vals by Ariadna and Fernando (which I know I have shown before but I just love their musicality!)  We will learn the move on Sunday which they do at 1:12 ;-)

Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Great Gatsby, Leaders special and regular class update

Are you are a leader who is tempted to get back into the tango groove but needs some encouragement?
 I am going to help you get back to class by offering you private lessons 
for the discounted price of $50 per private (usually $70)
This offer is valid till 21July.
                   You know who you are so call me on 027 238 0568 to check availability and let's get dancing! 



Sunday technique classes are still starting at 4pm each Sunday at St John's Hall in Hardy St.  Once clas ends at 5.30 we then start a free 30 min class on swapping the lead. Leaders get to follow and followers get to lead - we had our first swap the lead class last night - it was loads of fun!
Please come and join us for a Sunday class and remember the last SUNDAY class of the month is ALWAYS MILONGA!

Monday Night Improvers 
This is the last 6pm Monday night Improvers class at St John's.  We will be moving the Improvers class to a Tues night at Fairfield House instead at 7pm.  So if you are a follower or leader who normally comes to this 6pm Monday night class class please swap after tonight.  We need a couple of more leads for the Tues night class so if you are a lead who needs a brush up - please come to this class - it will be perfect for you!

Monday Night Intermediate Class
This class will continue and will take place at the earlier time of 6.30pm - 8pm on a Monday night at The Tango Room, 7 Dundas St, Nelson  for the time being.  This class is a popular and I urge you to come and join us for a try out.  For the next few weeks are are looking at improvisation and musicality all in the name of taking the stress out of the dance!


Save the date for the next Movie and Milonga night! (movie info to come)


Fancy a trip to Wellington with me?

9 - 10 August 2013 Workshops and milonga

I am Djing the Great Gatsby Milonga on 9 August at Tango Atelier's Milonga - flyer coming
I am in the midst of creating a fabulous Great Gatsby playlist and have collected a great number of 1920s and 1930s tangos for the milonga. You may also see me around town trying on some 1920's hairpieces to look the part!  Someone asked me if there would be any nuevo music at the milonga ... my answer? YES - absolutely from the 1940s!! 
(For a little more more inspiration I thought I would go to the The Great Gatsby movie this Thurs night... let me know if you would like to join me.)

And then I will be teaching 2 workshops on Saturday 10th August in Wellington and be back in Nelson to teach the Sunday Technique Class on the 11th!

Workshop 1
Working together to find Fluidity and Dynamics in your dance
This workshop will look at how to create fluid movement and dynamism together using your own energy, the embrace and communication as a starting point.  Open to all levels.  This workshop will give you the valuable techniques needed for the following workshop.

Workshop 2
Spiralling in Control
Learn how to connect to and move from your centre using this spiralling technique for pivots, turns and also to create space and quietness in the dance. This technique will prove to be an enjoyable and accessible technique for us all.  We will also focus on the ideas of active following and generous leading to support this technique.  This will make every tango seem special and highly enjoyable!

I will also be available for private lessons in Wellington so if you know anyone who lives over there and would like to join me for some workshops please pass on the info and Sharon's contact details:

Sharon Vanesse, Tango Atelier
021 215 1222

Gracias y hasta la pista tangueros!