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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tango Info for Anzac Day, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Please come along this Anzac Day and dance the afternoon at Bar Berlin.

Class starts at 2pm - 3.30pm followed by a milonga till 6.30pm.

The topic will be "Let's play .... with the free leg.  Unlocking the secret to Improvisation"  This is the perfect class to get us up to speed for Cecilia's Tango Retreat weekend.

$15 class only
$20 Class and Milonga
$10 Milonga only

Hope to see lots of you there on this holiday of dancing!

Sunday Technique Class will be at 4pm - 5.30pm followed by a milonga at Verdict Cafe and Bar.

The topic of this class will be "Connection and finding small happy movements!"  This class will be at The Tango Room, 7 Dundas St, The Wood, $15

Beginner's Tango Course finishes next Tues 29 April.  Please put it on your diaries to come along after class and help us celebrate with cake and a cuppa.  Come along at 8.30pm to Fairfield House after class and celebrate with us and welcome the new beginners into the tango scene :-) 

Classes as usual on Monday at Old St John's
Improvers 6 - 7.15pm
Intermediate/Advanced 7.15 - 8.45pm

Happy holidays everyone and see you soon. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Upcoming Important Tango Dates

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I have changed the venue for the Sunday Technique Classes over the winter months to the cosier Tango Room at 7 Dundas St.  There are also a few Sundays where there will be no class due to other activities and  also I have had a few requests to change the class time - so in a bid to keep everyone dancing the new class time will be 4.30 - 6pm! Of course on the weekend of the Verdict Milonga the start time will be 4pm.   Please come and join us over the winter months and keep warm tangoing. 

For your ease here's the list of Sunday Technique Class info up until the end of September.

20 April - NO CLASS
27 April - 4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga
4 May - 4.30 - 6pm
11 May - NO CLASS 
18 May - 4.30 - 6pm
25 May - 4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga
1 June - NO CLASS - Cecilia Gonzalez Tango Retreat in Golden Bay (Zatori)
8 June - 4.30 - 6pm
15 June - 4.30 - 6pm
22 June - 4.30 - 6pm
29 June - 4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga
6 July - 4.30 - 6pm
13 July - 4.30 - 6pm
20 July - 4.30 - 6pm
27 July - 4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga
3 August - 4.30 - 6pm
10 August - 4.30 - 6pm
17 August - 4.30 - 6pm
24 August - 4.30 - 6pm
31 August - 4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga
7 September - 4.30 - 6pm
14 September - 4.30 - 6pm
21 September - NO CLASS - A-M's Golden Bay Tango Weekend (Sans Souci)
28 September  4pm - 5.30 then Verdict Milonga

All Monday classes continue through the year at Old St John's.

Easter Monday Class - One Class only at 6pm - 7.30pm  "Helping each other in the dance"
This is an Open Level class and it is a great opportunity for beginners and more advanced students to get together and dance.  All welcome.  $15

All other Mondays
Improvers - 6pm - 7.15pm, $15
Intermediate/Advanced - 7.15 - 8.45, $15

The beginners class at Fairfield House will complete its course on Tuesday April 29.  We will celebrate with a little free milonguita (with a cuppa & cake) at Fairfield House afterwards to congratulate the beginners and to encourage them to keep dancing!  Please come :-)
The beginners will then be invited to join the Monday night Improvers class at 6pm starting 5 May.


Please come and improve your dancing at our various milongas around town.  Here are the details in a nut shell and flyers are attached.  Please note the usual third Friday of the month Milonga held at the Masonic Hall will become the third Saturday of the month Milonga at Bar Berlin with a free beginners class before hand over winter.  So please tell all your friends about the free classes and let's see if we can get some more interested dancers to join us over winter in our Winter Milonga Series!

25 APRIL - ANZAC DAY SPECIAL Class + Milonga BAR BERLIN, see flyer, 2pm - 6.30pm
10 MAY - Cafe Del Tango Milonga at KUSH, see flyer
16 MAY  - LAST La Catedral Milonga at the Masonic Hall - 7pm -10.30pm for a few months!
14 JUNE - Cafe Del Tango Milonga at KUSH, see flyer

21 JUNE - free beginners class followed by milonga at BAR BERLIN, see flyer
19 JULY - - free beginners class followed by milonga at BAR BERLIN, see flyer
26 JULY - Cafe Del Tango Milonga at KUSH, see flyer
9 AUGUST - Cafe Del Tango Milonga at KUSH, see flyer
16 AUGUST - free beginners class followed by milonga at BAR BERLIN, see flyer
13 SEPTEMBER - Cafe Del Tango Milonga at KUSH, see flyer

I have had an overwhelming response to this upcoming event and it is sure to be one to remember.  Perhaps the first tango retreat in NZ …. will you be here?  I have dancers booked in from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and all over NZ.  I still have places for dancing couples if you are interested - so send me an email and book in to take advantage of Cecilia's renowned teaching.

Hope you have updated your diaries!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Tango Room Hire for practice

The Tango Room is now available for hire again for you to practice.  $10 an hour. 

Contact Anne-Maree if you want to book in a time on 027 238 0568

New Sunday Class Time

New winter class time will be from 4pm - 5.30 on a Sunday afternoon.

We will be focussing on the embrace this Sunday. Finding comfortableness in the embrace to happily facilitate some of our most common moves and navigation.

Class will be at Old St John's Hall this Sunday 13 April. 

There will be no Sunday Technique class on Easter weekend (20 April).

As of 27 April (and all through winter) the Sunday Technique Class will be held at The Tango Room, 7 Dundas St, $15 a class as usual.

Here's video for the leaders …. don't try this at home till you've warmed up your adductor longus!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sebastian Arrua - Lots of tango this weekend

Argentinean tutor Sebastian Arrua is in town for a series of workshops and 2 milongas.

Kick off the weekend with a Milonga at Bar Berlin, 6-10pm, $10 (food available to buy)

Sat and Sunday Workshops as detailed in attached flyer - all workshops suitable for all levels (with the exception of the last workshop which is for Intermediate level only)

Saturday night milonga at  Kush, 7-11pm, $10

Please buy a drink and or dinner at the milonga venues to support the venues.

No Sunday Technique Class this Sunday.  See you on the dance floor!