Taught by tango veteran Rachael Glaser
Dates and Times:
The course runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Wednesdays: 17, 24 April, 1 May 7:55 - 9:20 pm
Saturdays: 20, 27 April, 4 May, 5- 6:30 pm
Venue: Observatory Community Centre, Corner Collingwood and Rawson Roads, Observatory - FREE SECURE PARKING. See map
Cost: R500 per person
More about Rachael Glaser
My romance with Argentine tango started in 2001 on the shores of Bondi Beach, Sydney when I met Australian Tango Champion Pedro Alvares. I fell in love with the dance immediately and have been ochoing ever since. I spent two years studying the tango intensively in 2008 and 2009 when I lived in Buenos Aires before returning to my beloved Cape Town. I return annually to Buenos Aires to further my training in leader and follower technique and aim to offer the highest quality of teaching to my students.
Very broadly, my key influences are from Tango Salon ie. traditional tango danced in affluent suburbs of Buenos Aires; and Tango Nuevo. Tango Nuevo loosely describes a form of tango that has developed over the last 30 years in Buenos Aires since the fall of the dictatorship in Argentina when tango was 'reborn'. It emphasises natural body movement and exploration of movement dynamics I love the closed embrace, fusing traditional and modern elements. I believe that it is essential to understand the anatomy and physics of the body in order to dance well.
I have studied with over 70 tango teachers in the heartland of tango, Buenos Aires including Jose Halfon and Virginia Cutillo, Dana Frigoli, Julio Balmaceda, Chicho Frumboli, Gustavo Naveira, Moira Castellano and Gaston Torelli, Horacio Godoy,, Pablo Inza, Gabriel Glagovsky, Luciana Valle and Oscar Casas, amongst others. In addition to my tango training, I have a Bachelor of Science focusing on applied anatomy and the relationship between anatomy and movement and a qualification in adult education.
For me, teaching is a natural vocation that gives me a lot of satisfation. Teaching the tango enables me to share my passion and to lead students on a path of discovery with unanticipated gems. Teaching itself is a rich process that reveals all the wonderful complexities of tango.
My attitude towardes tango is that it is a form of play, connection and meditation. It is a life long learning process bringing continuous joy and fascination......... I love it!!!!!!!!