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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

 

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More vals!

As always tango classes start in the Metropole Hotel on Wednesday at 1930. He will be working on many aspects to tango but there is a flavour for everyone’s taste. Witness an improvised style of vals by Murat Erdemsel & Sigrid Van Tilbeurg recently.

Remember, that it is a special 50 EUR offer for couples for the month of October so don’t miss out!

Vals? Don’t you mean waltz?

Is waltz to do with ballroom dancing? Well, yes and no. There are four of types of tango but for the purpose of this exercise let us concentrate on the waltz or vals to use it common term.

Ruben Veliz & Sabrina Veliz are a wonderful couple who graced us on several occasions at Cork Tango Festival. They did a similar performance in Cork in 2014 as they did in this video. You can hear the distinctive rise and fall of the vals tune. The tune is La Serenata by Tanturi orchestra.

The reason this matters is because last week we worked on sequences and option in vals in the improvers and advanced classes. Something for everyone, no?