Adelaide Tango News

2015 Coriole Milonga

Posted: 12:23, Wednesday 7 January 2015 by Lucy Lu

Updated: 10:27, Thursday 8 January 2015 by Lucy Lu

Please join us to kick off a new year of tango with a fantastic night of dancing at the beautiful Coriole winery click for map on Saturday January 31st, 7PM start continuing til 11.30pm.

Entry: $15pp including wine, beer and soft drink. Please bring a plate of food to share.

So car pool with some tango friends and experience the regional platter on offer in the delightful surroundings.

See you all there!

 
 

Workshops in November 2014

Posted: 11:37, Friday 5 September 2014 by Janett Jackson

Updated: 18:38, Tuesday 4 November 2014 by Janett Jackson

Workshops on 14th, 15th & 16th November 2014 with Pedro Alvarez and Hosannah Heinrich. Performance at the milonga 15th November Please note that partners are required for all workshops.

Workshop 1: Caminata (walking) techniques OPEN
Changes Of direction (180-360); Maintaining axis in one leg; Cross step; Dissociation; Stretching the Embrace; Rebounds; Footwork (some embellishments); Musicality; Cross system (Walking with all the above)
Time: 8.00 – 9.30pm
Date: Friday, 14th November 2014
Venue: St Theo’s Church, cnr Swaine St & Prescott Tce
Cost: $25 / person

Workshop 2: Introduction to giro techniques INTERMEDIATE
Introduction to Giro techniques; Rhythmic Giros; Simple Giros; Parallel/Cross system Giros; Close and Open Embrace Giros
Time: 1.00 – 2.30pm
Date: Saturday, 15th November 2014
Venue: Don Pyatt Hall, George Street Norwood
Cost: $25 / person

Workshop 3: Immersion: Culmination of wkshps 1 & 2 ADVANCED
Leading to Lapices and Agujas; Enrosques; Sacadas; Voleos
Pre-requisite is attendance at wkshps 1 & 2
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Date: Saturday, 15th November 2014
Venue: Don Pyatt Hall, George Street Norwood
Cost: Package cost for wkshps 1, 2 & 3 is $70 / person

MILONGA & PERFORMANCE:
Time: 8.30pm – Midnight
Dates: Saturday, 15th Nov (venue is the Don Pyatt Hall, Norwood on the corner of the Parade and George Street. Entrance is on George Street)

Workshop 4: Milonga Traspie OPEN
Time: 1.00 – 2.30pm
Date: Sunday, 16th November 2014
Venue: Eastwood Community Centre, Glen Osmond Road
Cost: $25 / person

Workshop 5: Tango for dancers with 2 years or less experience and dancers wishing to revise technique
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Date: Sunday, 16th November 2014
Venue: Eastwood Community Centre, Glen Osmond Road
Cost: $20 / person

 

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We're back on Fri Nights!

Posted: 12:05, Tuesday 5 November 2013 by Mark Stojani

Updated: 14:47, Tuesday 5 November 2013 by

Siempre Tango milongas are back to our traditional Fri nights starting this coming Friday at our regular venue, the Dom Polski Centre (232 Angas St Adelaide – click here for map) 8-12midnight $10 entry.

Come along and help create and enjoy the atmosphere. DJ Mark Stojani. Drinks available at the bar.

 

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Women’s Technique Workshops April 2012

Posted: 22:02, Sunday 18 March 2012 by Andrew Gibki

Updated: 22:36, Sunday 18 March 2012 by Andrew Gibki

Hi ladies, are you looking to improve your tango technique?

A series of two women’s technique workshops with Kellie Spooner will be held on April 1 and April 15, 2012 at Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood (map | streetview).

These workshops will include a series of exercises designed to improve your technique in walking, connection, ochos, turns and musical adornments. The focus will be on improving your following skills, consistent posture, dissociation and musicality.

Workshop 1: Sunday, April 1 2012 (5.15pm–6.15pm)
Workshop 2: Sunday, April 15 2012 (2.00pm–3.00pm)

Skill level is Open. $15 per workshop.

To enrol in one or both workshops, please email design@siempretango.net.au or enrol in person at practica or class. Enrolments essential.

Please wear comfortable trousers and bring both socks and heels.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts in order to warm up and organise payments.

 

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PRACTICA Change Of Venue

Posted: 11:23, Monday 5 March 2012 by Mark Stojani

Updated: 11:55, Monday 5 March 2012 by Mark Stojani

Due to the unavailability of our regular venue due to the Fringe we are holding this week’s thursday 8th March Practica at a Warehouse rehearsal studio which also features a mirror for those interested in how their tango is looking! The location is still very central and is at the corner of James St and Light Tce, Thebarton click for map We are going from 8-10pm and cost is still $5!!
Big thanks to Ding Production’s Jo Casson for use of the hall.
See you there!

 

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Classes for 2015

New Beginners Enrolments now open for March 2015

If you’ve always wanted to learn to dance Argentine tango, here’s your chance! Siempre Tango warmly invites you to enrol in our beginner tango class, a four week block starting March (date to be finalized) at the Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road Eastwood.

Our introductory offer for the new beginner class is $50.00 for this special four week block, and if you book as a couple, it’s still $50.00!! i.e. 2 for the price of 1! So enrolling with a partner is a bonus.

Please register your interest by emailing dance@siempretango.net.au with your contact details.

This course is designed for students with no previous dance experience and it aims to introduce students to the basics of authentic Argentine social tango. Couples and singles welcome!

If you have always wanted to learn to dance the Argentine Tango in Adelaide or have had a long break from classes, why not register your interest today? All skill levels welcome.

Class times — Continuing Beginners

Continuing beginners classes continue 4pm Sunday 1st February 2015

Sunday beginner and continuing beginner classes held at Eastwood Community Centre, 95 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood (map | streetview)

Sunday Continuing Classes dates 2015
1st Block: 1st January to 22nd February (4 week block).
2nd Block: 8th March to 12th April (no lesson 19th April).
3rd Block: 26th April to 31st May (no lesson 7th June).
4th Block: 14th June to 19th July (no lesson 26th July).
5th Block: 2nd August to 6th September (no lesson 13th September).
6th Block: 20th September to 25th October (no lesson 1st November).
7th Block: 8th November to 13th December.

Class times — Intermediate & Advanced

Classes will commence Wednesday 21 January 2015

Wednesday intermediate (7.30pm) and advanced classes (8.30pm) held at St Theodore’s Church Hall, Prescott St, Toorak Gardens (map | streetview).

Wed class dates 2015
1st Block: 21st January to 25th February (no lesson 4th March).
2nd Block: 11th March to 15th April (no lesson 22nd April).
3rd Block: 29th April to 3rd June (no lesson 10th June).
4th Block: 17th June to 22nd July (no lesson 29th July).
5th Block: 5th August to 9th September (no lesson 16th September).
6th Block: 23th September to 28th October (no lesson 4th November).
7th Block: 11th November to 16th December.

 

Siempre Tango Practica

Practicas will resume 15 January 2015
Practicas are from 8pm to 9.30pm on Thursday nights at North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte Street (map)

Welcome to practice your techniques, dance with friends, and as a tradition: Drink after practica!

Entry $5

 

2015 Coriole Milonga

Please join us to kick off a new year of tango with a fantastic night of dancing at the beautiful Coriole winery click for map on Saturday January 31st, 7PM start continuing til 11.30pm.

Entry: $15pp including wine, beer and soft drink. Please bring a plate of food to share.

So car pool with some tango friends and experience the regional platter on offer in the delightful surroundings.

See you all there!

 

Musings on Tango

Tango Did You Know … ?

Posted: 15:30, Monday 20 January 2014 by Janett Jackson

Updated: 16:02, Monday 20 January 2014 by Janett Jackson

‘La cumparsita’ (The Little Carnival Procession) is the most famous tango of all time. It is to the tango what the ‘Blue Danube’ is to the waltz.

Written around 1917 by the Uruguayan Gerardo Hernan Matos Rodríguez (March 28, 1897 – April 25, 1948) as a marching tune for the student federation to which he belonged, it was turned into a tango by the bandleader Roberto Firpo (May 10, 1884 – June 14, 1969).

In 1924 lyrics by Pascual Contursi (November 18, 1888 – May 28, 1932) and Enrique Pedro Maroni (17 March 1887 – 30 December 1957) were added and the song was recorded by Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardes; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935), with guitar accompaniment.

Ref: Azzi, Maria Susana. 1995. Part 111 The golden age and after: 1920s – 1990s. Pp. 114 to 160 in Tango: the dance, the song, the story, edited by S. Collier. London: Thames and Hudson. P 134.

 

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Tango did you know…? the aigrette headdress

Posted: 01:39, Sunday 19 August 2012 by Janett Jackson

Updated: 01:13, Sunday 19 August 2012 by Janett Jackson

‘In 1913, Madame Lucile of Hanover Square, London, presented gowns designed especially for tango dancing…The aigrette headdress…became particularly associated with the dance.’

ref: Collier, Simon, Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi, and Richard Martin. 1995. Tango: the dance, the song, the story. London: Thames and Hudson. p183.

 

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Tango Did You Know…?

Posted: 19:55, Saturday 14 April 2012 by Janett Jackson

Updated: 19:36, Saturday 14 April 2012 by Janett Jackson

‘Troilo is considered to be the greatest bandoneonist of all time. … The Buenos Aires restaurant Pichuco is named after Troilo and its walls are covered with pictures showing him at every stage of his career. At the Pichuco a pianist plays tangoes every night.’

Ref: Collier, Simon, Artemis Cooper, Maria Susana Azzi, and Richard Martin. 1995. Tango: the dance, the song, the story. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 148

 

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