Workshops

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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

26th May

Teviot Row House

18:30 – 20:00

 

Improvisation 1: Freedom of Movement

 

 

 

FRI1

*Gastón & Mariana

Advanced

 

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

 

Saturday

27th May

Teviot Row House

11:45 – 13:15

Ladies Technique

Musicality: Timing, syncopation and applications

SAT1A

*Mariana

Imp/Interm

SAT1B

*Horacio & Cecilia

Advanced

 

13:30 – 15:00

Sacadas for both roles

New ideas in Tango: Movements to use with Pugliese and other newer orchestras

SAT2A

*Gastón & Mariana

Interm

SAT2B

*Horacio & Cecilia

Master

Waiting list for unpartnered followers

 

15:30 – 17:00

Milonga musicality: Adding fun & repertoire

Styles & Cadence: Tools for finding your own style

SAT3A

*Jenny & Ricardo

Improvers

SAT3B

*Gastón & Mariana

Advanced

 

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

17:15 – 18:45

Tango Milonguero: Learning the basics of the style

Creativity in Tango: Advanced improvisation and exploring of roles in tango

SAT4A

*Horacio & Cecilia

Interm

SAT4B

*Jenny & Ricardo

Advanced

 

 

 

Sunday

28th May

Teviot Row House

11:45 – 13:15

Welcome to the wonderful world of tango!

Musical Interpretation – see specials below

SUN1A

*Horacio & Cecilia

Improvers

SUN1B

*La Juan D’Arienzo

Int/Adv

 

 

13:30 – 15:00

Boleos: how to lead & follow them

Milonga: musicality & dynamics

SUN2A

*Gastón & Mariana

Interm

SUN2B

*Horacio & Cecilia

Advanced

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

15:30 – 17:00

Tango technique for improved balance, connection & elegance

Tango body awareness: Technique for ladies & gents (note: not partnered)

SUN3A

*Jenny & Ricardo

Improver

SUN3B

*Cecilia

Interm/Adv

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

17:15 -18:45

Vals musicality: Fluidity & cadencia

Musicality as the base for creativity

SUN4A

*Jenny & Ricardo

Interm

SUN4B

*Gastón & Mariana

Master

 

 

Monday

29th May

Teviot Row House

 

Turns with enrosques: Dynamics in giros

Talk: “The 40s: The Golden Age” – see specials below

MON1A

*Jenny & Ricardo

Interm

MON1B

*Horacio

All levels

Times: 13:00 – 14:30

Times: 12:30 – 14:30

14:45 – 16:15

Pivots, ochos and disassociation

Movements using body weight

MON2A

*Gastón & Mariana

Improver

MON2B

*Horacio & Cecilia

Advanced

 

* Waiting list for unpartnered followers *

16:30 – 18:00

Milonga: musicality and dynamic steps

Improvisation 2: Ornaments for leaders & followers

MON3A

*Horacio & Cecilia

Interm

MON3B

*Gastón & Mariana

Advanced

 

Specials

Teviot Row House

Beginners Course

Alongside the main workshop programme, the EITF is also offering an intensive 3 hour beginners course split into 2 sessions. 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.

* Part 1: Saturday 27th May, 11:45 – 13:15
* Part 2:   Sunday 28th May, 11:45 – 13:15

Refreshers Course

EITF will this year offer a 3 hour refreshers course split into 2 sessions. A review for those who have either resumed dancing after a break or anyone who wishes to review their basics. It will be run by Edinburgh Tango Society teachers Jessie Kennedy & Monica Tamariz.

* Part 1: Saturday 27th May, 11:45 – 13:15
* Part 2:   Sunday 28th May, 11:45 – 13:15

Musical Interpretation SUN1B

An Exploration of the D’Arienzo Style: La Juan D’Arienzo have used the original scores from the master himself to recreate his wonderful sound and compás. Using their insight they will guide dancers to a better understanding of the music and how to dance to it.

* Sunday 28th May, 11:45 – 13:15

DJ Workshop

Horacio Godoy has been the DJ who has built ‘La Viruta’ into one of the most popular milongas in Buenos Aires. In this special workshop he will use his vast knowledge and insight to improve your DJing.

* Sunday 28th May, 15:30 – 17:30

Talk: “The 40s – the Golden Age” MON1B

Horacio Godoy probably knows as much about tango as anyone in the world and he has been adviser to the City of Buenos Aires on it. In this unique opportunity he will give a talk about tango’s development and music during its most important period – the 1940s.

* Monday 29th May, 12:30 – 14:30

 

 

Go to the booking form

Discounted passes available until Friday 12th 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.

 

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.