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What You Need To Know
We feel very strongly that good basic technique makes for good Tango!
At The Berkshire Tango Club, developing basic technique is an integral part of an evening session. To achieve this we use popular Tango movements as a fun based vehicle for learning.
Our Techniques classes are divided into two parts:
Part 1 - Fundamental Technique; and
Part 2 - Advanced Technique.
We recommend that Recent Beginners moving to the Techniques Classes stay initially only for Part 1 until they have completed a further eight classes - Part 2 requires comcepts introduced in Part 1.
The Loyalty Card
Our Loyalty Card is a useful guide to progression:
) Beginners' Course
) Techniques Class
) Part 2 Qualification
On completion of a complete Loyalty Card, you should feel able to attend the Techniques Class - Part 2 with confidence.
What Will You Learn?:
Development of walking technique (essential to good Tango);
Different aspects of walking with your partner (parallel feet, same foot, use of heel/ball of foot, projection and emphasis);
Enhancements to Backward and Forward Ochos (figures of eight with the feet);
Development of Giros (Turns);
Introduction to Milonga and Vals (alternative Tango rhythms);
Introduction to Adornos (Embellishments);
Devlopment of Musicality in Tango;
The Codiga and Milonga etiquette (How you ask for, and respond to, an invitation to dance; considerate dancing).
More About The Loyalty Card
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.