Workshops

Go to the booking form

Note that we do run waiting lists for sold out or imbalanced workshops. Where we indicate ‘Waiting list for unpartnered followers/leaders’ there are still spaces, but the bookings are currently imbalanced and this may improve as further bookings come in. While we try to keep this as up to date as we can, this is not a live system.

Friday

25th May

Teviot Row House

 

Circular figures for tango and vals

Close embrace, space and change of direction – spirals

FRI1

*Bruno & Rocío

Interm

FRI2

*Pablo & Corina

Advanced

18:30 – 20:00  

19:00 – 20:30  

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

 


Saturday

26th May

Teviot Row House

11:15 – 12:45

 

Quality and control of movement: working with the free leg

 

  

 

 

*MODULE

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:30

Milonga: don’t sit – DANCE IT!

Turns, enrosques and sacadas. Looking for different possibilities in the embrace

SAT2A

*Bruno & Rocío

Improver

SAT1B

*Pablo & Corina

Advanced

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

14:45 – 16:15

Body awareness and technique, connection and embrace

Musical Interpretation: from stillness to speed

SAT3A

*Pablo & Corina

Interm

SAT3B

*Bruno & Rocío

Master

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

16:30 – 18:00

Milonguero Style: embrace and technique

Rebounds and sacadas

SAT4A

*Pablo & Corina

Interm

SAT4B

*Bruno & Rocío

Advanced

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

 

Sunday

27th May

Teviot Row House

13:00 – 14:30

Musical Interpretation: rythmical structures

Inertia of movement, dissociation and spirals

SUN1A

*Bruno & Rocío

Interm

SUN1B

*Pablo & Corina

Master

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

14:45 – 16:15

Introduction to structure and space in the dance

Exploring the cross system: resources and combinations

SUN2A

*Pablo & Corina

Improver

SUN2B

*Bruno & Rocío

Advanced

 

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

16:30 – 18:00

Keys for an independent union

Elements for improvisation: changing linear and circular movements

SUN3A

*Bruno & Rocío

Interm

SUN3B

*Pablo & Corina

Advanced

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

 

Specials

Teviot Row House

Beginners Course

Alongside the main workshop programme, the EITF is also offering an intensive 2 hour beginners course. This is open to those who have never tried tango before or wish to go over the basics again. The course will be given by Toby Morris, an experienced Edinburgh teacher.

* Saturday 26th May, 11:30 – 13:30

DJ Forum

A chance for all tango DJs and those interested in tango music to share experiences and musical knowledge. Led by DJ Johan Steyn this will be a relatively informal session.

* Sunday 27th May, 14:45 – 16:15

 

 

Go to the booking form

Discounted passes available until Friday 11th May

 

Venues

Workshops to be held at Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ.

 

Choosing the right level

To enhance the teaching experience for everyone, please make sure that you attend classes for the right level of your experience.

Beginner: Little or no experience of dancing tango.

Improver: Have some knowledge of the basics* but often find execution difficult. Have been dancing regularly for about 6 months to a year.

Interm: Have good knowledge of the basics* and can do them competently. Have been dancing regularly for about one to 3 years.

Advanced: As well as being competent in the basics, you have introduced elements of musicality, decoration and different styles into your dancing. Have been dancing regularly for at least 3 years.

Master: Have been dancing regularly for over 5 years.

* Basics: balance, posture, walking, leading, navigating the dance floor, forward & backward ochos and giros.

 

Modules

Modules are 3¼ hour sessions (including a short break) which allow for in depth exploration of a topic.

 

Partnering in Workshops

In the spirit of tango in all workshops there will be a policy of swapping partners. Within this, those who book in couples will be given as much opportunity as possible to practice together.

While it is possible for leaders and followers to book classes separately, we will operate a policy of not allowing more than three unmatched leaders or followers at any one time. This may mean a reserve list operating for any class. Couples will always be able to book so long as there is space for them.

Classes will start promptly. Please arrive in plenty of time. All workshops will be limited to 16 couples.