Weekend workshops

Saturday 20th July - Intermediate workshop, 11am-5pm, Ross Street, Cambridge
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Saturday 19th October - Zero to Giro for absolute beginners, 11am-5pm, Ross Street, Cambridge Book now

Saturday 23rd November - Sacadas, Paradas, Barridas, 11am-5pm, Ross Street, Cambridge
 

Intermediate day

A one day tango course for dancers with 6+ months experience

Saturday 20th July 2024, 11am-5pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, UK

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This workshop is for you if you have a working tango vocabulary and you'd like to work on improving your connection and fluency in the dance.

We will work on technique, step combinations and musicality to improve your fluency and your connection with your partner.

During the day we will work on the giro, looking to create smoothness and fluidity in the steps, and make variations according to the music.

We will look at different options for ending a tango dance (and how to work out when the end is about to arrive!)

We will also spend an hour dancing to milonga music.

The Intermediate day is aimed at people who have been dancing for 6+ months. 

  • You may have completed our our Tango Improvers course.
  • You may be dancing at a local practica or milonga
  • You want to refine your technique and practise new sequences of steps.

Saturday 20th July, 11am-5pm, with breaks for lunch and coffee.

£65 per person (£55 for full time students)

This course is at Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ. 

Email info@simplytango.co.uk if you have any queries.

Zero to Giro

A one day tango course for absolute beginners

Saturday 19th October 2024, 11am-5pm, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, UK

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A whole day dedicated to introducing you to the wonderful dance of Argentine tango. 

We assume no prior dance knowledge whatsoever and will gently guide you through your first steps in tango.

We will start by introducing the posture, then you will learn how to connect to a partner. By the time we break for lunch you will be walking together to music, which is the essence of tango!

In the afternoon we will introduce step combinations such as the the forward and backward ocho. By the end of the day we will teach the giro (pronounced hero), a beautiful circular movement where the follower moves around the leader.

The Beginners day is aimed at people who would like to learn tango but might not be able to commit to a 6 week course of classes. It's also ideal for people returning to tango after a break who want to go right back to basics, or for those who want to learn to dance in the other role.

Saturday 19th October, 11am-5pm, with breaks for lunch and coffee.

£65 per person (£55 for full time students)  Book now

This course is at Ross Street Community Centre, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ. 

Email info@simplytango.co.uk if you have any queries.

“Thank you for a fabulous day, we both enjoyed it and had a great time. It’s testament to your teaching style that the group was able to progress from zero to giro in the day."

Jim and Debbie, Zero to Giro course participants

Sacadas, paradas, barridas

Saturday 23rd November, 11am-5pm

This day is for you if you can lead or follow forward and backward ochos, the cross step and the giro in open embrace, and you'd like to lift your dancing to the next level. 

We will work on technique, step combinations and musicality, improving your fluency and connection. We will introduce new combinations of paradas, sacadas and barridas to add dynamics and expression to your dance. 

This workshop is aimed at people who have taken at least 3+ months of tango classes. 

  • You may have completed our our Tango Fundamentals courses.
  • You may want to go deeper into the basics to refine your technique and practise putting steps together to music.

Saturday 23rd November, 11am-5pm, with breaks for lunch and coffee.

This course is at Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge.

FAQs

What shall I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable in and can move in. There's no need to dress any particular way.

What shoes shall I wear?

If you have them, wear shoes that you can pivot in - i.e., shoes that don't grip to a wooden floor. Leather soled shoes are ideal. For more information about shoes take a look at this blog post: What shoes should I get for tango?

I booked with a partner, do I need to change partners during the class?

We invite couples to change partners often during the class, but you are welcome to stay with the partner you booked with for the whole class.

Is there parking at the venue?

Ross Street Community Centre has very limited parking. It's possible to park in the nearby streets, but allow plenty of time to find a space and check the parking regulations! There is plenty of parking for bikes at the venue.

Do you provide lunch?

No. We provide tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. You're welcome to bring your own lunch, or else get it from one of the local shops and cafes.

How do I book?

Book online here. Or you can email us at info@simplytango.co.uk or call us on 07768529332. We will confirm your place as soon as we receive your payment. 

Any other questions?

Email us if you have any other questions or concerns

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