Long weekend? Longer Milonga?

It starts with DJ Ducky Day at 1900 this Sunday in the Cork County Cricket Club in Richard Beamish Grounds on Mardyke Walk. It lasts until the DJ calls it quits. The smile on this guy’s face means it might go on a bit longer 😉

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It is on!

 

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Going to the festivalito!

 

We are so excited. We are running to the festivalito. We will see you at the Metropole Hotel at 2000 on Sunday the 15th April for close. Some of us may be tango out!

Leaders’ turn

After my last post on what not to as a follower, it would be remiss of me not to address leaders as well.

If you attend many different milongas you will notice varying degrees of floorcraft i.e. how you successfully navigate the floor while being conscious of the other dancers and the dance in general. You may be oblivious to this or you share my frustration with attending numerous milongas.

This is a good video outlining some of the problems leaders face:

Any other problems you can think of? Let us know in the comments below!

Interested in a workshop day?

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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

 

Another Date to Save!

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Damian Thompson & Magdalena Myszka

Cork Tango are delighted to welcome Damian Thompson & Magdalena Myszka to The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co Cork for one day on 24th February 2018. Both are experienced dancers who have shown literally the population of the world how to dance the tango. Check out more information about Damian here.

Milonga/Ball starting at 2000 and finishes at 00130. Our very own fantastic resident DJ Enrique ‘Lora” Ringa will be mixing the decks.

More information on workshops will follow in due course 🙂

When I am old…

I hope to still be dancing tango until the day I die. My heart filled with the sorrowful music that weights heaving on my heart as the longing candour of the song fills my soul.

On Sunday at 2000 hours there will be a milonga played in the Metropole Hotel led by DJ “Ducky” Day until the wee hours. Dance until the music stops