I hope to see you at Rhapsody's on Tuesday for an elegant evening of Tango. For those of you interested in fascinating international tango learning experiences, I have an exciting surprise coming up in Febraury. Watch this space for more.....
I have just finished teaching a Beginner's Programme and pleased to announce that Lizelle Steyn is Libertango's first female leader graduate. Lizelle has been dancing as a follower for many years and decided to take the plunge and learn the other side of tango. It was great fun for me to teach her. I love leading in tango and in most international cities there are many female leader and male followers too. The tango is for everyone who wants to enjoy the dance connection. More from Lizelle next week.
See below for information on upcoming tango lessons and events and an article on learning tango from video.
Tango from Youtube: Friend or Foe? There is something I have to admit...... I am a bit of a tango Youtube addict. I love to watch my favorite dancers perform at festivals around the world. I watch tango lesson summaries as well from teachers that I know from Buenos Aires. It provides me with so much enjoyment and inspiration. I would highly recommend that aspiring dancers consult Youtube to learn more about the Argentine tango. Before Youtube became popular in around 2007, many South African tango students were only exposed to a small selection of teachers, many of whom had studied tango from video themselves. Now we, teachers and students, can access visual information about any kind of tango - up -to-date; on demand. Fantastic! Read on
Tango Rhapsody Tuesday 13 November
Date: Tuesday 13 November
Time: 6 - 9 pm
Cost: R40 includes a welcome drink and 10% off the food and drink menu (a la carte)
Venue: Rhapsodys Greenpoint, 83 Somerset Road (near Greenpoint Circle)
Milonga Africana Friday 23 November
Date: Friday 23 November
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 free post beginners lesson for people who have taken some beginners classes or post beginners who want to hone their skills
8:30 - midnight milonga
Venue: iKhaya Lodge, Dunkley Square, Gardens
Cost: milonga R40, Lesson and milonga R70
Upcoming Lessons New Beginners course starting 15 November:
Dates and Times:
The course comprises 6 lessons over 3 weeks (9 hours of tango training!)
Thursdays: 15, 29 November, 6 December: 7:45 - 9:15 pm
Saturdays: 17, 24 November, 1 December: 5- 6:30 pm
Venue: Observatory Community Centre, Corner Collingwood and Rawson Roads, Observatory - FREE SECURE PARKING. See map
Cost: R450 per person
Level 2: Thursdays 6:45 - 7:45 pm
Level 3: Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:45
All lessons at the Observatory Community Centre
Payment options for Level 2 and 3:
R70 per individual lesson
R200 for block of 4 continuous lessons
R300 (membership) 6 lessons over 8 week period.
Other Social Dancing Cape Town Tuesdays: Slaley Estate, Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch, 9 - 10:30 pm
Wednesday: last Wednesday of the month, Cru Cafe, Cape Quarte
Saturday: every alternate Saturday, 6 Spin Street, 5- 8pm, R40
Sundays: Milonga Apasionado, Crucaders Club, Bill Peters Drive, 8 - 11 pm R40.
Dancing, dancing, dancing is the only route to becoming a good tango dancer!!
- Private Lessons - R300 person or R320 per couple. A great opportunity to have focuses feedback on your dancing
- Choreographies - A great opportunity to improve your dancing. Not only will you learn a range of new steps to a song, you will also learn the correct lead and follow, with focus on the technique of the movements. This is a fun project for a couple who may want to perform at a social event or one of the Milonga Africanas
- Wedding Choreographies
082 255 7829