Learn to dance Argentine Tango
with Anthony Howell - professionally trained dancer (Royal Ballet) and creator of Tango Schumann and Tango for Balance
Tango is a wonderful dance that is at the same time simple in its basic structure and complex when danced with a mastery of its technique. The lovely music features the bandoneon and a small "orquesta" - or orchestra. It is a partner dance which can be improvised using the skill of "lead and follow" which is actually a fusion of movement created by the partnership. All over London and around London there are gatherings to dance tango socially called "milongas" - so it's a great way of meeting new friends. It is best to come with shoes which allow you to pivot, on the ball of your foot.
Thursday nights - Tango Fun & Exercise followed by FIERCE TANGO.
Tango Fun and Exercise - 7.00 - 8.00pm - contact - 0208 801 8577
This is a class for beginners which focuses on giving students a thorough grounding in the basic structure of the dance. We work on exercises for musicality, footwork, the body spiral and the technique of moving neatly with your partner. Many of the exercises are really enjoyable to work on together.
This is a class for beginners. Come and start having fun exploring this rewarding dance!
Fierce Tango - 8.00 pm- 9.30pm – then by FREE practica till midnight
Level – intermediate/advanced. Here experienced tango dancers may hone and extend their skills, paying close attention to detail as well as taking on new challenges.
£30 for six lessons, paid in advance on first lesson (they do not have to be consecutive) or £7 drop in.
The standard for Fierce Tango will be pitched to the more advanced in the class but the mechanics of the action will be clearly explained. Participants will be encouraged to give reciprocal help and support to each other so that all can improve their style and technique in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Guest teachers will be invited sometimes and there will be opportunities for sharing. Issues raised by workshop members will be considered as tuition targets. Here skills will be honed.
Contact: Anthony 0208 801 8577 firstname.lastname@example.org
£30 for six lessons, paid in advance on first lesson. £7 drop in
You only pay for the lessons you attend!
To book or for more info, contact here.
Master how the tango is danced from the basic elements to full synchronisation with your partner. Move together with confidence and ease, having developed an authentic sense of musicality. Experienced dancers will be encouraged to gain greater fluidity and an increased vocabulary of movement. During the classes, we provide details of the London salons where couples can go to enjoy dancing.
Your Teacher - Anthony Howell
A former dancer with the Royal Ballet, Anthony is nominated for this year’s Lucas latin dance awards as a teacher of tango. In 2001 he received a £6000 LADA bursary to study the tango in Buenos Aires. He founded Tango Art in 2002, whose work has been seen at The John Thaw Memorial Studio Manchester, The Ikon Gallery Birmingham, SKC, Belgrade, The Place, London, Chisenhale Dance Space, London. Anthony has danced with Tango Code at River Tango 2006 and in Tango Extravaganza 2007. Anthony also dances with Lindi De Angelis as Tango Schumann in art galleries and cultural centres (www.tangoschumann.com)
The Room is also available for practice £15 per hour – reducing to £12 an hour for multiple sessions. Private Lessons with Anthony: £40 per hour – reducing to £30 an hour for multiple lessons.