Adelaide Tango News

Workshops in November 2014

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

Updated: 14:04, Thursday 30 October 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 to be confirmed)

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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Next Milonga!

Posted: 16:31, Sunday 19 January 2014 by Mark Stojani

Updated: 22:56, Saturday 25 October 2014 by Lucy Lu

Tango Bar @ Dom Polski Centre

When: Saturday 15th November , 8.30pm-12midnight
Where: Dom Polski Centre Click for map
Música: Mark ♫
Cost: $10

» Always check the calendar for the latest Siempre Tango events.
 

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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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Change of Practica venue Thursday 14th March

Posted: 17:17, Thursday 14 March 2013 by Andrew Gibki

Updated: 17:47, Thursday 14 March 2013 by Andrew Gibki

This week’s Siempre Practica — 14th March — will be held at the Mitcham Village Institute Hall, 103 Princes Rd Mitcham 8:15pm – 10:00 pm. Here is a map.

Also a reminder that lesson block 2 for Wednesday classes will begin on Wednesday 20th of March.

 

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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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Classes for 2014

New Beginners Enrolments now open for August 2014

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 Sunday August 17th and running until September 7th, 3-4pm 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 or calling 0400 257 027

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 17th Aug 2014.

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

Class times — Intermediate & Advanced

Classes will commence Wednesday 29 January 2014

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 2014
1st Block: 29th January to 5th March (no lesson 12th March).
2nd Block: 19th March to 23rd April (no lesson 30th April).
3rd Block: 7th May to 11th June (no lesson 18th June).
4th Block: 25th June to 30th July (no lesson 6th August).
5th Block: 13th August to 17th September (no lesson 24th September).
6th Block: 1st October to 5th November (no lesson 12th November).
7th Block: 19th November to 10th December (4 weeks only).

 

Siempre Tango Practica

Practicas will resume 16 January 2014
Practicas are from 8pm to 9.30pm on Thursday nights at North Adelaide Community Centre, Tynte Street (map)

Entry $5

 

Siempre Tango Milongas 2014

Milongas at Dom Polski 8.30pm to midnight now on the 2nd Friday of the month Click for map

DOM POLSKI
14th February
14th March
11th April
9th May
13th June
11th July
8th August
12th September
10th October
15th November (Saturday night – venue to be confirmed)

 

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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