CLASSES for 2023
MONDAYS CLASSES on HOLD for the Summer returning Sept 4th
7.30 - 10.30pm ALL LEVELS WELCOME!!
2023 BEGINNER, INITIATES &
TUESDAY CLASS, 7.45pm, Summer improver / intermediates programme until 12th sept
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FREE TANGO TASTER
SEPTEMBER 9th & 12th
OUR NEXT TASTERS
A wonderful chance to dip your dance toes into the experience of trying a taster class for free
Starts 19th September.
If you can walk, you can learn this dance!
This welcoming and interesting set of classes follows seamlessly on from our beginners course where at the end of the 6 weeks you will have learnt enough to get you round the dancefloor.
This commences on Tuesdays, for six weeks. All classes on the course are held at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds.
Tuesday 19th September, 7.15 to 8.15 pm
The course itself will cost £60 per couple or £35 per person, or £8 on the night
If you have a partner to bring along, that's great, but singles are very welcome, and we will try to match you up with another person,. Please send us your form and we will confirm when we have found you a partner. Please be prompt with this as last time we had too many single leaders on our books in the last week of booking.
BURY T @ THE BARN
Develop your Tango to a new level with these Sunday workshops with Bury Tango.
FOLLOWING ON FROM A VERY SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF WORKSHOPS
2022 will see another set of challenging & interesting classes to stretch and improve our abilities....
So watch this space for details!
Times will be from 12 midday to 2 pm
Structure 45 mins, 10 mins break, 45 mins, 20 minutes summary and practice.
Cost for this will be £10 per couple, per day, paid in cash on the day.
Venue will be Mick’s Barn near Rattlesden Airfield.
Full address on application
Mick will be presenting this series and the content will be based around their discoveries during lockdown and they stress that they themselves are still working on improving the content – Their approach will be one of sharing their experiences and consolidating everyone’s abilities in a co-operative way.
The workshops will focus heavily on technique using the lead/follow dialogue and will involve extensive use of dissociation, suspension, the free relaxed leg, the body spiral and developing flexibility in the embrace. All these techniques will require practice and so they are offering this to couples who are willing and able to spend time together on these techniques.
These workshops are level 3/4 or otherwise “intermediate” level. Please make sure you are ready for this level of learning. They will run this first series with a maximum of six couples only – this permits more than enough space and will ensure each couple gets enough attention.
Running these are an experiment for Mick and represents his determination to improve the level of Tango dancing in this region. If this yields positive results we will repeat these workshops and extend to other topics.
If you are interested, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which workshops you would like to do and state name of your partner. You will be put on a register and any surplus placed on a waiting list. This will have to be first come, first served.
Monday Schedule - The Hunter Club
Doors open 7.15
Techniques class 7.30 -
Followed by a practica until10.30
(when running, if no class available) a practilonga 7.30 - 10.30
Tuesday Schedule - The Hunter Club
Doors open 7.00
Beginners class 7.15 - 8.10
Beginners plus class 8.15 - 9.15
Practica until 10.30
Our Venue for Monday & Tuesday
The Hunter Club,
6 St Andrew's St S, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3PH
All classes £7. If we have a special visiting teacher, the fee is £10.
Practica or practilonga only, £5
WHAT IS A PRACTICA?
Practicas are a less formal way of learning and practising Tango. They allow time for coaching, instruction and dance practise. The music is sometimes arranged in tandas and the dancing is usually done strictly in ronda rotation so it is almost like a Milonga and is sometimes called a Practilonga. Teachers are available to help with questions and instruction.
Everyone is welcome to the practicas irrespective of their level of experience. It is an opportunity to dance with other dancers. Also to gain more confidence on the dance floor and to experience the different types of tango music. Unlike a milonga, you can stop and discuss your dancing.
1. Physical Exercise
• Tango is good for cardiovascular health. • Tango increases mobility, balance, stride length and core strength.
2. Social Satisfaction
• Interaction with people with similar interests.
3. Spirituality and mindfulness
• Tango induces a state of flow and spirituality. • Mindfulness is improved. Dancers must focus on the present task at hand. There is no time to ruminate about other issues or problems that may be troubling them at the present.
• Specific cognitive skills may be improved. The ability to do two things at once, such as navigating in a space and being in synchrony with your partner. Dance appears to be an effective exercise to counteract dementia.
• Purposefulness of Tango. Dancers not only want to learn the steps, but execute them gracefully and to be in synchrony with their partner. They often express a specific purpose for doing tango. They want to challenge themselves to do something new. They want to have fun and to meet new people.
• Tango is goal directed. Anyone who engages in a tango class generally has a specific goal in mind. It might be for social interactions, the ability to dance the tango at a wedding, a trip to Argentina, etc.
6. Emotional and Educational Health
• Tango provides an avenue for learning new skills. Emotional responses are facilitated by tango music and enhanced by dancing. For more information on this topic see: www.todotango.com
THE BENEFITS OF DANCING TANGO
COMING BACK TO TANGO AFTER A BREAK?
You are assured of a friendly welcome on your return. We offer classes for your level of dancing. There are absolute beginner classes. Watch the website for these dates. Or Join one of our classes to continue your tango journey and then enjoy our practicas. During the practica teachers will be on hand to help you with your dancing.
For helpful advice please contact Bury Tango on our CONTACT page.
LEARN TO DANCE ARGENTINE TANGO IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AT BURY TANGO
INTERMEDIATE MONDAYS 2023
MONDAYS, weekly with a LESSON AND PRACTICE SESSION from
Come and learn some exciting and interesting possibilities for your tango repertoire with our weekly MONDAY LESSONS at THE HUNTER CLUB designed for those who know, and are confident in, their tango basics.
We will be covering many themes over the next few weeks, helping you to develop your tango and with an emphasis on technique and musicality. NO NEED TO BRING A PARTNER (but nice if you can).
Please see poster for details
All wonderful, and very danceable moves to help you glide around the floor