Category Archives: Argentine Tango Beginner Lessons

Tango workshops and classes for the beginner in Argentine tango

August Summer Series with Clarry & Elizabeth

INTERMEDIATE
TANGO, MILONGA & VALS
CLASSES

WITH
CLARRY & ELIZABETH

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5 WEEKS

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

EC_August_2016Please join us for our 5 week Series of Tango Classes for August 2016
on Tuesdays at 4015 Fraser Street

Argentine Tango, Milonga & Vals – Intermediate Level

$75 Per Person
(includes admission to milonga 8:30 – 11:30)

Tuesdays August 2 – 30
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Partners required
By pre-registration only

4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC (La Tangueria Esposito)

If you do not have a partner contact us and we can put you on a waitlist.

For August we are going to have 1 week of milonga, 1 week of vals and 3 weeks of tango. It is going to be a fun month. Our main focus will be the review and re-affirmation of fundamentals incorporating elements from some of our favourites throughout the year. 

Join us for a month of weekly instruction followed by the milonga which is included in the price.

We put a special effort into providing a follower/leader balanced class, so please register ahead of time so that we can accommodate everyone.

 

El Dia de Los Muertos in Nelson

Clarry & Elizabeth in Nelson
Oct 16 – 18, 2015

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We are once again thrilled to be going to beautiful Nelson. B.C. to give workshops and perform for the local tango community.
This is always such a wonderful experience for us. The tango community and our hosts, Heather & Beth of Soul Tango are so welcoming. We have a lot of fun every time we are there.
If you are in or around Nelson, B.C. Oct 16 – 18 please join us what will be a fantastic weekend of Argentine Tango

Beginner Tango Classes

BEGINNER TANGO CLASSES

WITH

CLARRY & ELIZABETH

5 WEEKS

SEPT 12 – OCT 10

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  Please join us for our 5 week series of

 classes on Saturdays at 2155 Commercial Drive

ARGENTINE TANGO – Beginner Level

$75 Per Person
Saturdays September 12 –  Oct 10
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Partners required
By pre-registration only

2155 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC (Tango Media Luz)

If you do not have a partner contact us and we can put you on a waitlist.

In this series you will learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango. You will also become acquainted with the codes of Argentine Tango so that you will be able to confidently step out onto the dance floor. What are the 4 most important things a follower must know ? What are the 5 most important things a leader must know to be a good leader on the dance floor? Come and find out …    We put a special effort into providing a follower/leader balanced class, so please register ahead of time so that we can accommodate everyone.

Dancing Argentine Tango is fun and very rewarding ….

 

Guest Instructors for June 2015 – Steven & Joanna

We are very happy to have

Steven & Joanna  

continue as our guest instructors for June 2015
at
La Tangueria Esposito

TANGO CLASSES

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
with
STEVEN & JOANNA

Tuesdays – JUNE 2nd – 30th, 2015 (5 weeks)

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7:30pm – 8:30pm
$75 per person (includes milonga)
4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver

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classes on Tuesdays at La Tangueria Esposito

Tango – Intermediate Level

Semi-circular Sacadas
combinations of right front and left back entries
Alternating Sacadas
alternating left & right front entries with over-turning front ochos
Circular Sacadas
combinations of R & L first entries
Back Sacadas
alternating outside left & right entries
Colgadas
Introduction to colgadas

$75 (includes admission into the milonga)
Tuesday’s (June th – th)
7:30pm – 8:30pm
4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC (La Tangueria Esposito)

info@yvrtango.com
clarry – (778) 999 4280

 

What a blast ..

Our weekend in Nelson was a blast as usual and what a blast it was. Heather & Beth are so accommodating and such wonderful hosts and friends. The time always seems to go by so quickly. We are very much looking forward to our next visit.

The weekend itself was an enormous success. We had very well attended classes in the Shambala Centre. What a perfect serene space.  And for the milonga evening we were at Ric’s Grill on Lakeside. A fine dinner … wine and tango in Nelson. Can life be any better?

Here is a video of our Milonga perfomance. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed performing it.

007 Tango in Nelson

The ladies of Nelson … namely Heather Grant & Beth Hargreaves of Soul Tango…have done it again and come up with a fabulous theme their next event.

The next milonga workshop in Nelson B.C. is set for April 17th – 19th, 2015 and has a 007 theme. How cool is that ..?

We are very excited to be invited again to Nelson to give workshops and a performance. We had tonnes of fun coming up with ‘Bondish’ names for the workshops … having to tread a very fine line at times …

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Please join us for what promises to be a fabulous weekend in beautiful Nelson ….

For more information call or email

Heather Grant     –    250 505 0109 – 2hvgrant@gmail.com
Beth Hargreaves –    250 352 5081 – eliz63@gmail.com

Workshops in Nelson

How wonderful that we have been invited back for workshops in Nelson by Heather & Beth of Soul Tango who started the whole Argentine tango thing happening in that neck of the woods. We love being in Nelson with the local tango community there. It is a very special place and ideally suited for tango.

Our workshops in Nelson will take place on October 24, 25 and 26, 2014. There will be workshops every day and a special milonga and performance  by Elizabeth and me on Saturday evening. The theme for this series is Mysterioso.  A perfect name and theme.

Tango is such a mysterious dance. Two people who do not know each other can dance together in the most intimate of situations, have a unique connection for those 3 or 4 minutes of the dance.  For Argentine tango more than any other dance, the connection you have with your partner is very important. The more advanced the dancers, the more they work on their connection and dancing to the music rather than seeing how many moves they can cram in to a song.

One of the most amazing experiences is the ‘Cinderella’ dance. The Cinderella dance you will only realize has happened to you when the song is over. It is usually with a complete stranger. Usually at a festival or large event that draws dancers from all around the world. They can be anywhere from beginner to advanced level. But ….. the connection is so strong that the rest of the dancers seem to fade away and it is as if there are only two people on the dance floor. You .. your partner .. and the music. Every invitation by the leader is immediately accepted by the follower with grace and elegance. Two bodies truly dancing with one soul. The music pours into every fibre of your being and almost dictates what your next move should be. There is no rush, no frantic adjustments of weight, no axis corrections. Just the euphoric gliding and movement of you and your partner guided by the music. In many cases you do not know your partner’s name. You may not even remember what they look like. But you will remember that dance …… forever. They are far and few between. I hope you all get to experience it at a milonga somewhere.

Tango Mysterioso in Nelson BC Oct 24, 25, 26 2014

Tango Workshops in Nelson

We hope that if you are or around the area you will join us ….

 

Next Workshop with Clarry & Elizabeth

We had a great time at our workshop in Nelson. What a wonderful community. Keep posted for the next workshop with Clarry & Elizabeth.

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Great Gatsby Milonga at Ric’s Grill in Nelson

There were many new faces and many that had been to our last few workshops over the years. The workshops went extremely well. Everyone was really keen and worked very hard. It is so refreshing to see a community grow like they have in Nelson.

The very appropriate theme for the milonga on Saturday night at Ric’s Grill as can be seen in the picture above, was The Great Gatsby and everyone bought into it.

Thanks as always to Heather and Beth of Soul Tango for all their hard work and commitment.

We look forward to our next visit  ….

See you at our milonga in Vancouver on Tuesday’s … La Tangueria Esposito and on Friday’s at Tango Media Luz

 

Boarding the Soul Tango train to Nelson

Elizabeth and I are delighted to be boarding the Soul Tango train to Nelson, B.C. once again to give workshops and classes in Argentine Tango April 25th – 27th, 2014

Heather Grant and Beth Hargreaves are such wonderful hosts for this fabulous event in what I consider to be the most beautiful town in Canada and they do a spectacular job of keeping Argentine tango alive and well there.

According to Wikipedia …
Nelson (Sinixt: k’iya’lmup,[2] Ktunaxa: ʔaqyamǂup[3]) is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Known as “The Queen City”, and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush, Nelson is one of the three cities forming the commercial and population core of the West Kootenay region, the others being Castlegar and Trail. The city is the seat of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. It is represented in the provincial legislature by the riding of Nelson-Creston, and in the Parliament of Canada by the riding of British Columbia Southern Interior. Highways 3A and 6 pass through Nelson, while a scheduled commercial airline service is available at the West Kootenay Regional Airport, approximately 43 kilometres south-west of the city.

We always have the best time with the tango community there. It really is an enormous treat for us to be invited to teach tango in Nelson.

Register now ….

Contact:
Heather    (250) 505 0109 …………………. email: 2hvgrant@gmail.com
Beth           (250) 352 5081 …………………. email: eliz63@gmail.com

 

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Clarry & Elizabeth give tango workshops in Nelson, B.C.

Milonga Workshop with Clarry & Elizabeth

We are once again delighted to offer  our

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL MILONGA WORKSHOP
Clarry & Elizabeth Milonga Workshop Feb 1 - 22, 2014

Milonga cannot learnt or taught in a day. Our workshops are a progressive,  graduated series so that you can digest the information and included is a 1/2 hr supervised practica.  By the end of 4 weeks  you will be able to confidently dance Milonga.

This is also an ideal opportunity to review techniques , elements and to hone your musicality skills

Many of you were at our last series of Milonga workshops which we hope you enjoyed and has been of some value to you. From the feedback we have received from our students, and from what we see on the dance floor,  we are thrilled by the results.

Partners are strongly recommended. However if you do not have a partner please let us know so that we can try and fit you in.

The milonga workshop is now FULL … Please check back with us for our next workshop

Email: clarry@tangomedialuz.com or Tel: (778) 999 4280
Email: elizabeth@urbanbeatdanceco.com or Tel: (604) 299 2199