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Damian Thompson & Magdalena Myszka

Cork Tango are delighted to announce our first event of 2018 at the beautiful Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork featuring DAMIAN THOMPSON & MAGDALENA MYSZKA.

Workshops on Saturday 24th February 2018 as follows:-

Type Level Time Involves
Milonga Intermediate/Advanced Level 1300 to 1430 How to dance the fast parts of the variation. Small & interesting movements & combinations that work.
Vals Intermediate Level 1445 to 1615 Finishes to use in the “raam, paaaam, ram, pam, pam, pam” or also known as the end of the phrase.
Tango All Levels 1630 to 1800 Creating tango. Methodology to learn & create your tango. Find your strength, feeling & timing.

8.30pm Milonga with DJ Enrique ‘Lora’ Ringa. Performance by Damian & Lena.

Pricing as follows:-

Types of Offer EURO Prices
Milonga & one class 35
Milonga & two classes 50
Milonga & three classes 60
One class only 20
Two classes only 35
Milonga only 15
Non-Dancers 5

Lena
She became passionate about Tango in 2009. From that time she has been learning and practicing very hard. She became devoted to dancing with all its aspects, including participating and performing in many international events, looking for technics, teaching others, running Milonga dance events, dancing almost every day. Her Maestros are Javier Rodriguez, Moira Castellano and Gaston Torelli, Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez, Stefania Colina and Juan Martin Carrara, they have the biggest influence on her style. She collaborated with Damian Thompson, Ney Melo, Łukasz Wiśniewski, Viacheslav Ivanov and Facundo Peñalva.
As a teacher she tries to give her students a balanced mixture of technique and a real spirit of Tango, focusing mainly on creating a connection between a couple, making them be self-confident and aware of their body, teaching them how to be passive and active in the right moment while dancing. Currently, she lives in the capital of Poland – Warsaw

Damian
Damian Thompson has taught on 6 continents and most of the countries that are on those continents.

Having been invited to perform for many national and international events in the past 8 years, Damian is a well known and popular dancer and teacher. Wherever Damian dances, there are always those that want him to return to share his technique and passion for this great dance!

Damian’s style is based on years of learning from many different maestros and tango styles. The teaching is based upon an on-axis style and using the principles of technique to achieve a symbiotic relationship with both the music and his partner. How Damian differs with most teachers, is that there is one consistent principle for leading all movements throughout his dance – once learnt and mastered, you will be able to break down all movements and apply this technique for an understanding and extremely effective lead and follow.

Many describe Damian as a very playful, fun teacher able to teach many levels in the same class as needed. Damian teaches and conveys the basic and complex concepts in a systematic, logical fashion. As a collaborator in the teaching and development of tango, a provocateur who inspires passion in the art of dancing tango, Damian’s classes are not to be missed!

Damian & Lena will be available to teach private classes. Please contact Mary Lavery for all inquiries & bookings at tangocork@yahoo.ie

 

What not to do as a follower!

We get to welcome Magdalena Myszka to teach the intermediate and advanced classes today. It is the start of the 6 weeks for beginners so feel free to come along. Check out the video below for how not to do it if you follow!

Yulia Maluta from Tango L’amore showing how not to follow and then what to do to improve. Our regular teacher, Enrique Ringa, will be teaching beginners classes from 1900 in the Metropole Hotel this Wednesday on MacCurtain Street to later be joined by Magdalena.

Yay!

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Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash

We know we have been struggling for a female teacher but this week we have s special guest. Come along and meet Damien and Magdalena. Magdalena will be teaching with our regular teacher!

Oh happy day!

Just watch

Murat Erdemsel & Sigrid van Tilbeurgh are dancing along. They are improvising “damisela encantadora” by Francisco Lomuto as you do when the milonga is playing.

Classes start in the Metropole Hotel this Wednesday on MacCurtain Street on 1900. Improvise a bit maybe? 😉

So admin stuff…

Ladies and Gentlemen you may have noticed that a bunch of the videos we put in our weekly posts have been taken off air due to a copyright infringement. You may read more information here from 030tango.

With that said, I always try to ensure that people get credit for their work efforts. I support 030 Tango and hopefully, they will be back soon.

The second issue is the website. If you any queries, comments or suggestions feel free to let me know. It is about supporting the growth of Cork Argentine Tango right by the banks of my own lovely Lee. Might throw in a gancho or reverse sacada if the mood takes me.

As ever whisper it in and I will see what I can do. Maybe a minion would work better…

They are coming…

Damian Thompson & Magdalena Myszka dance the El Adios by Pugliese. We trust that they will dance more at our workshop on the 24th of February. Email tangocork AT yahoo DOT ie for further information.

Classes will start at the Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street at 1900 this Wednesday. It is never too late to dance tango.

Just watch it. Seriously!

The song is ‘Paciencia’ sung by Alberto Echague by the well known Orquesta Juan D’arienzo danced by Guillermo Torrens and Maria Maragaki. Just be amazed!

Classes start in the Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street on 1900. Listen and dance