Workshops

We’ve all experienced various tango learning events – classes, workshops, prácticas, private lessons etc.
What is the essential difference of a Workshop?

Workshops – to justify the name workshops need to be special in some way, perhaps the subject, or the learning process.  Our Workshops have an overall theme which we explore in depth, using one to one coaching, and a wide range of exercises to explore the subject.

If they are part of a festival or weekender run by guest teachers, it’s usually called a workshop. However, if there are high numbers attending, at various levels of experience, these workshops often become extended classes out of necessity, rather than specialised workshops.

How long is a Workshop – these can be tailored to your needs.  As a guide many communities prefer a total of 3 hours workshop coaching over an afternoon or evening.

All-Male Leaders’ Workshop – this workshop is suitable for men who are already familiar dancing the basic foundations of tango. It will be a highly participative, motivating and enjoyable coaching experience to develop our skills and confidence.  There’s more on this – here

All-Lady Leaders’ Workshop – this workshop will help you become an even better follower by understanding how to lead.  Also, as many events are top heavy with followers it allows you to continue dancing as a leader and not relying on the good-will from the often limited male leaders.  There’s more on this – here.

Individual Focus
Our physical makeup, our existing experience, and even our way of thinking about it (vitally important but often overlooked) all have an impact on how we learn and absorb information into our minds and our bodies. We will be taking a systemic approach, looking at all the elements that influence our ability to lead the dance.

We are all different, so clearly this has to be focused at the individual level – one size does not fit all!

Individuals’ learning processes are different too, so we use a variety of exercises and fun activities to approach to subject from different angles. Some of these are not typical tango, but the relationship back to the dance will always be clear. Tango steps or moves are used to explore the subject as well, but they are not the central subject in themselves. This works well whatever stage you’re at in tango, as every member has something to contribute.

But can I use it?
We’ve only learned what we can remember. The ability to review, practice and self-coach to reinforce what you’ve learned is a vital part of our workshop design.

The acid test is being able to recall and use it when we are on the dance floor with our partner.

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