What You Need To Know
We feel very strongly that good basic technique is the basis of being an advanced Tango dancer. Attention to walking technique, posture and embrace will usually resolve most of the problems encountered in attempting to master advanced movements.
At The Berkshire Tango Club developing basic technique is an integral part of an evening session. We use popular Tango movements as a fun based vehicle for learningt.
Our Techniques class is divided into two parts:
Part 1 - Fundamental Technique; and
Part 2 - Advanced Technique.
This page is devoted to Part 2 of the Techniques Class.
What Will You Learn?
This will include, (amongst other things):
Further aspects of walking with your partner (parallel feet, same foot, use of heel/ball of foot, projection and emphasis);
Adding Adornos (embellishments) to Backward and Forward Ochos (Figures of Eight);
Further development of Giros (Turns) - Molinete, Calesitas, Ajugas, adding Sacadas, etc;
Further development of Milonga and Vals techniques;
Continuing the devlopment of Musicality in Tango;
Ultimately, dancing Tango is based on “feel” and without doubt, the best way for you to improve your Tango is to dance with someone who can give you that “feel” and accurately reflect back to you the "feel" that you give i.e. a Teacher!
The intention behind our Loyalty Card is to make “One-to-One” tuition affordable.
Card Holders will get a stamp for every attendance at a Club Class Night. There are two main aspects of the Loyalty Card system.
New Beginners to the club must get stamps in all of the red circles of the Loyalty Card (6 stamps) to qualify for attendance at the Technique Class; completion of the card (the further 6 yellow circles) qualifies you for attendance at the Techniques Class - Part 2 as well.
On presentation of two Cards (24 stamps) the Card Holder will be entitled to a 50% reduction in the cost of a Private Lesson (1 hour) at £30.00 instead of my current rate of £60.00 - this applies to both a solo lesson or a lesson for a couple.