I hope to see you at iKhaya Lodge on Friday 23rd November for Milonga Africana. Take advantage of the free pre-milonga lesson which is aimed at a Level 2/ post beginners level but would benefit anyone who is hoping to add to their repertoire and enhance their tango flavour. In the meantime, enjoy all the tango learning opportunities out there and make your tango as smooth, senual and enjoyable as it can be. In this newsletter, read an interview with Lizelle Steyn who recently became Libertango's first female lead graduate.
A Leading Woman: Lizelle Steyn
Last week Libertango's first female lead graduate, Lizelle Steyn, completed the tango beginners course. Lizelle is pictured above with Ranmalee Gamage from Sri Lanka. Lizelle has been dancing tango as a follower for many years and decided to learn about the other side of tango. It is not uncommon for experienced followers to be interested in the lead. I asked Lizelle a few questions about her experience in learning the lead.
1. Why did you decide to learn the lead?
Firstly, learning to lead the tango has absolutely nothing to do with wanting to "play the man". For me, it is about taking responsibility for the choreography of the dance, as well as getting a better understanding of the "mechanics" at play. Read More
Electrotango Zone at Friedas Tuesday 20 November
This is a praktica which has a casual atmosphere to practise your tango. I play a mix of traditional and alternative music
Date: Tuesday 20 November
Time: 6 - 8:30 pm
Venue: Friedas on Bree, 15 Bree Street, Cape Town
Milonga Africana Friday 23 November
This milonga is in the traditional format of a milonga such as those in Buenos Aires. I play groups of 3-4 songs (a tanda) of a tango rythmn from a particular orchestra, with a break inbetween (cortina). People usuually dance one tanda together and then separate for the cortina.
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 and lesson R40 inclusive
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
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