Intensive Tango Weekend In Paris – 20-21-22 April 2019:

Elegance & Playfulness: Adapting to the music & your partner

Join us for 3 days in Paris in Spring 2019 and discover the 6 easy modules you need to use to be elegant and playful in your tango… so that you can truly dare to go for the dance.

HOW WE'LL HELP YOU TRANSFORM YOUR DANCING

In 3 days you’ll transform your dancing to dance socially with confidence: you will look elegant, feel relaxed and play more on the dancefloor… so that your partners always come back for more

  • 3 days of teaching full-packed with exercises, new movements and technique tips
  • 6 simple ‘modules’ to help you dance more elegantly, find better balance, get clarity on posture, alignment & musicality, feel more confident and play more in your dancing
  • 2 Guided practicas
  • 1 “All of Your Questions answered” practica, where all of your remaining tango questions (if any) will be answered
  • 1 personalized assessment to help you identify the one thing to work on, to take your tango to the next level

And also:

  • Recommended Milongas for Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • Please arrive on Friday evening to join our Welcome drinks
  • We’ll also share the best places to hang out in Paris… (Parisian insider secrets:))… so you can slurp delicious coffee or indulge in cool Parisian shopping in-between classes. 

Important, practical details:

  • Only limited spaces available 
  • Gender Balanced Guaranteed so you are sure to have a partner
  • Minimum level required: at least 6 months of dancing

Lucille

You helped me by pointing out to me one are to improve to change my tango right now, so it was really great to focus just on that one thing.

So with this intensive weekend I could get more confidence, and now I feel more ready to launch into milonga dancing.”

Nicolas

It will definitely change my tango life, because we have taken so many notes.

We have so much material now, that we’ve got a great job to do now that this tango weekend is ending.”

Arsen

Now I feel very confident. I just took my first video dancing.
We’ve covered so many things, but I what I really care about is that I got my confidence back.

EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE

EventIntensive Tango Weekend in Paris: Elegance & Playfulness on the Dancefloor
LocationParis, France
DatesSaturday to Monday - 20-21-22nd April 2019
ArrivalPlease arrive Friday evening for Welcome Drinks
TimesSAT: 10:30AM - 5:00 PM with 1 hour for lunch
SUN: 10:30AM - 5:00 PM with 1.5 hour for lunch
MON: 10:30AM - 5:00 PM with 1.5 hour for lunch
The room will be open from 10:00AM, so you can warm up and get ready for your dancing.
EveningsWith sometimes more than 14 milongas a day to choose from, Paris is a dream city for dancers… We will recommend our favorite ones so you can get the best dances!

PROGRAMME

DAY 1: ELEGANCE

Module 1: Refining the Fundamentals: Walk – posture – alignment – ochos – clarity of the lead

            • Improve the quality of your dancing with the correct posture
            • How small alignment changes in your ochos will give you better balance
            • How to walk powerfully in close embrace

Module 2: Balance, Power & Decorations in Giros (enrosques, lapiz)

            • The woman’s role in powering and balancing the giro (applying module 1 learnings for better balance)
            • Using the frame to protecting the giro’s dynamics
            • Practice: enrosques & lapiz

Guided Practica – Elegance

            • Personalised feedback: Ask any question to the teachers who are present

DAY 2: PLAYFULNESS

Module 3: Playing with the Free leg: Beautiful feet and confident embellishments

            • Which part of the body should be relax for the leg to be completely free
            • How the leader’s frame controls the free leg
            • How to use the free leg to express the music

Module 4: Fluidity & dynamics: mastering off-axis movements

            • Develop trust and connection with off axis movements
            • Use off-axis movements to relax your embrace & master flexible embrace
            • Add unexpected elements to your dancing

Guided Practica – Playfulness

          • Personalised feedback: Ask any question to the teachers who are present

DAY 3: ADAPTING TO THE MUSIC & YOUR PARTNER

Module 5: Expressing the Music: Learn how to dance on the 4 Main Tango orchestras to express all the subtleties of tango music

            • The 4 main tango orchestras
            • How to dance on each orchestra (what instrument to listen to, how the body & embrace change, what types of movements)
            • How to apply this to the rest of Tango music

Module 6: Influencing your partner & Playing with dynamics: 

            • The equal role of leaders and followers in expressing the music
            • The little “gifts” in the music, and how to express them
            • Letting go of the need to do it right to find yourself as a dancer

Guided Practica – All your questions answered

            • We will cover any question that you might still

James

Really working on the key elements, the core stuff, really helps just improve everything else.

I’m going to have a lot of great dances out there that are just gonna be a hundred times better…

because I came out here and was taught by the best

Sophie

Maintenant je me sens plus à l’aise pour m’adapter à différents partenaires.

Je me dis “tiens, c’est encore un danseur différent, il va faire ça différemment, mais il n’y a pas de souci, je vais pouvoir m’adapter”.

Omar

Now I feel like I’m more comfortable in close embrace and dancing with different styles of dancers.

I’m gonna be more comfortable dancing in milongas and socials, so that’s awesome.”

‘It is never about your talent. It is only about how much you practice”

Pablo & Anne