Upcoming Tango and Tangofusion-workshops and classes around Brisbane & Sunshine Coast:

I will be going to Europe at the beginning of December and probably come back to Brisbane in February 2018. Private lessons are available until December 5, 2017.

Theme: How to instantly multiply your current dance-repertoire using some simple principles
Date
: Thursday, November 30th, 2017 (last event organizes by Tangowizards this year)
Venue: St Marks Church Hall in Mainstreet, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Time: 19:00-20:00 followed by a 2 hour  practilonga (until about 22:15), DJ Magic Klaus (30% traditional, 30% modern/nuevo, 30% alternative, 10% magic musical surprises!)
Price: 14 AUD (including Practilonga!). Practilonga only: 9 AUD.
Target group: Intermediate to advanced. Giros and ochos should come comfortably.

In this workshop, we will explore a few simple but powerful principles that will multiply some of your own commonly used dance-moves. Both leaders and followers, at any experience level, will apply proven tools that open new possibilities that will likely create that magic smile of a pleasant surprise on your partners face.

This unique, individualized workshop is designed to utilize moves you already know (each of you can individually choose what that should be!) and turn them into something new and exciting.

Bonus for Xmas: This time you will have at least two hours to try out your new repertoire right after the workshop, to the widest range of music Australia’s east coast has seen since Klaus left Cairns and Sydney 8-10 years ago!

Theme: Ganchos & boleos – combining & distinguishing them – with (magical) clarity
Date
: Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Venue: St Marks Church Hall in Mainstreet, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Time: 19:00-20:00 followed by a 1 hour supervised practica (until about 21:00)
Price: 14 AUD (including practica).
Target group: Intermediate to advanced. Giros and ochos should come naturally.

This workshop will give those who missed out on the previous separate gancho and boleo workshops the chance to get the best of  both worlds. If you have done any of the previous workshops, you will recognize the little-known principles we have uncovered previously, and you will be able to apply them more easily in a new and exciting context (combinations & variations).

Ganchos and boleos have much more in common than most people would acknowledge – and hence, often sources of confusion. This workshop will clarify what is necessary to lead and follow them (and distinguish them), naturally, and without worries. We recommend trousers or flexible skirts/dresses for the followers to maximize this magical experience.

Theme: The secret to lead and follow boleos in every step
Date
: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Venue: St Marks Church Hall in Mainstreet, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Time: 19:00-20:00 followed by a 1 hour supervised practica (until about 21:00)
Price: 14 AUD (including practica).
Target group: Intermediate to advanced. Giros and ochos should come naturally.

Like ganchos, boleos can be performed in any of the five (traditionally) possible steps in Tango, with either leg of  the follower.

In this workshop, we will review the ideal conditions to lead ganchos comfortably but we will perform boleos instead. After this workshop everyone will have the essential knowledge to lead/follow simple boleos in every step. More advanced students will have the opportunity to explore more complex boleos on request. Questions during the practicum are very welcome!

Workshops in the recent past (these may trigger some memories by those who participated):

Theme: 3 tricks to do comfortable ganchos in every step
Date
: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Venue: St Marks Church Hall in Mainstreet, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Time: 19:00-20:00 followed by a 1 hour supervised practica.
Price: 14 AUD (including practica).
Target group: Intermediate to advanced. Giros and ochos should come naturally.

Ganchos are often treated like black sheep in Tango communities. Everyone knows them but hardly anyone is comfortable dealing with them. As a result, followers either kick (the “hammer”) or fake (the “air gancho”) them. Of course, this is not all their fault.. 🙂

Ganchos can be executed in all three steps, the front cross, the back cross, and the side step, with either leg of the leader.

For the leader, the key to a comfortable Gancho lies in the timing, the correct upper body lead, and the relative position of the leader to the follower. The follower has three technical challenges. In this workshop you will practice three tricks that ensure your ganchos (as leader or follower) will soon be flowy and comfortable, and with some extra training, well timed to the music too!

We will include one version where you can use what you learned in the previous workshop (Common and not-so common turns in Tango).


Theme:
Common and not-so common turns for leaders and followers in Tango
Date
: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Venue: St Marks Church Hall in Mainstreet, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
Time: 19:00-20:00 followed by a 1 hour supervised practica.
Price: 14 AUD (including practica).
Target group: Beginner to advanced. Most turns will be equally new to everyone but challenges will be available  to individuals, on request.

Turns not only add dynamics and inspire creativity, they are also essential navigation tools for crowded floors. They also work well with traditional and non-tango music. We will explore the key elements of turns, performed by leaders and followers, that go beyond the classic giro/moulinette concept.

While the moulinette is a relatively complex turn pattern that can take a long time to master, there are many simple turns that require little more than an open mind, a stable axis, and awareness of a few essentials. After this workshop you will be able to perform several common and less common turns, comfortably, and immediately!

There will also be opportunities to combine them with the leg wraps from James’ practica last week.

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