11th ANNIVERSARY VALENTINES WEEKEND (FEB 09/10 2019)
- Masked Ball Milonga with performance by David & Kim (Sat)
- 5 Workshops with David & Kim (Sat + Sun)
- Workshop with Warren & Irina (Sat)
- You can book individual/multiple workshops, individual
milongas or passes.
No partner needed but workshops will be gender balanced
- Cream Tea Milonga (Sunday)
- Beginners BootCamp with Warren & Irina (Sat + Sun)
- Earlybird over but it's still cheaper to advance book. Also the more you book,
the cheaper the price
SELLING FAST. BOOK NOW!
We have 6 workshops at the Valentines Weekend.
3 x workshops are Multiple Level. These are suitable for Improvers,
Intermediates and Advanced. Higher levels will get extra material.
3 x workshops are Intermediate Level (suitable for
Intermediates or Advanced Level)
Workshop 1 (Sat: 16.45 - 18.00) CREATING DECORATIONS WITHIN FIGURES
FOR BOTH LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS (DAVID & KIM) MULTIPLE LEVELS Minimum Level: Improver (at least 4-15 months regular
tango) + Extra content for Intermediate & Advanced dancers. This workshop explores the where, when and how of decorations
- for both the leader and the follower. Part I of the workshop will introduce a number of decoration drills - building your
corporal awareness, coordination and confidence, and enhancing your musical ear. Part II will move on to tango salon figures,
investigating exactly where you can add the decorations. Becoming expressive through adornments works wonders for musical
interpretation, creativity and partner connection.
Workshop 2 (Sat: 18.30 - 19.45) ADDING CONTRAST: DYNAMICS
AND CADENCE (DAVID & KIM) MINIMUM LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED (at least 15-36 months regular tango dancing).
Ensure your dance is more than the sum total of its parts! Changing dynamics and working with cadence is an exciting and rewarding
way to discover new sensations and find ever-deeper connection. David & Kim will provide simple and effective guidance
which will breathe new life into your dance.
Workshop 3 (Sat: 18.30 - 19.45) VALS RHYTHM: FUNDAMENTALS,
SNAKE WALK & GIROS (WARREN & IRINA)
MULTIPLE LEVELS Minimum Level: Improver (at least 4-15 months regular
tango) + Extra content for Intermediate levels. No Valentines event would be complete without the romantic rhythm of Vals.
In this workshop Warren & Irina introduce some intricate foolproof technique and patterns suitable for all levels. Interesting
walks and exciting turns with special attention to suspension and easy musicality. Develop your confidence and dance to Tango's
most flowing rhythm.
Workshop 4 (Sun: 11.30 - 12:45) GANCHOS COMBINATIONS AND CHANGING DYNAMICS (DAVID
MINIMUM LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED (at least 15-36 months regular tango dancing) In Part
I of this workshop, David & Kim will present exercises to help you free up your legs and create the whip-like dynamic
of a gancho. In Part II, they will explore some beautiful gancho combinations with a fail-safe formula to ensure they're
effective, comfortable and safe. This workshop will not only help you with the ganchos we study on the day, but with every
gancho you ever learn.
Workshop 5 (Sun: 13.30 - 14.45) SMALL MOVEMENTS FOR A CROWDED DANCE FLOOR (DAVID
& KIM) MULTIPLE LEVELS Minimum Level: Improver (at least 4-15 months regular tango) + Extra content for Intermediate
& Advanced dancers. Turn a crowded dance floor into your playground. David & Kim will explore the secrets to not only
managing a small dance space but relishing it! A busy dance floor needn't spoil your dance experience. We'll give
you steps, guidance and plenty of inspiration to transform it into a source of creativity for your tango.
6 (Sun: 15.00 - 16.15) OUT OF AXIS MOVEMENTS FOR TANGO SALON (DAVID & KIM) MINIMUM LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE &
ADVANCED (at least 15-36 months regular tango dancing) In this workshop, David & Kim will wade deep into the technique
of out-of-axis movements. Part I will introduce exercises to explore our body alignment when out of axis, and how this applies
when we work with a partner. Part II will focus on out-of-axis sequences for the dance floor. When combined with Part I, these
sequences will feel practical and comfortable, taking the "white knuckles" out of out-of-axis ... and bringing back
Please note: Workshop 2 & Workshop 3 run at same time (in different halls)
Workshops are 1 hour 15 minutes.
You don't need to book with a partner but we aim
to fully gender balance all workshops. Teachers generally rotate partners frequently but couples can stay fixed if prefer.
** MILONGAS **
VALENTINES MASKED BALL MILONGA (SAT FEB 09 2019) 20.00 - 01.30 with Cabaret Performance from David & Kim Benitez
Main Hall: 100% Traditional Tango in Tandas (dj Paolita). David & Kim Cabaret. Second Hall: Nuevo Hall - 100%
Modern/Alternative Tango (djs Dance Inspired, Ira Ro).
SUNDAY VALENTINES CREAM TEA MILONGA (SUN FEB 10
2019) 16.15-19.30 Main Hall: Main Hall: 95% Traditional Tango in Tandas with couple alternative tandas (dj Dance
Inspired). + Cream Tea (homemade scones with clotted cream +jam, cakes, sandwiches)
EARLYBIRD ADVANCE PRICES have now ended.
Prices below are REGULAR ADVANCE PRICES.
It is likely some items will be sold out before the event, so please don't wait till last moment. Prices for any
items remaining will be more expensive 'on the door'.
Prices are 'per person'
Workshop £22 (£22 each)
2 Workshops £42 (£21 each)
3 Workshops £57 (£19 each)
4 Workshops £68 (£17 each)
5 Workshops £75 (£15 each)
Milonga Sat £17
Milonga Sun £15
Milonga Pass £29 (both Sat & Sun)