Why do you dance?

This a wonderful video exploring why do you dance in all its forms. When you watch it you are filled with hope, joy and wonder at the breadth and magnificence of all the different ways people can dance.

Remember we teach Argentine Tango at 1930 on Wednesdays in the Metropole Hotel. I love to dance.

(HT: Tango Therapist)

If you happen to be in London

One of our international couples, who attended our festival recently, put on a improvised display of vals over in London. Well, one half of them at least. Just some playful tango to vals over in London. Witness it below if interested.

It is definitely of interest 😉

As the month of October draws to a close if you turn up as a couple there is a special offer when you can pay per person 50 EUR. The offer is gone after this round of classes. It is a new six week course for beginners so better hurry up!

Dancing in the sea

Sometimes, we wish that we could go dancing in the sea…

Origin: Unknown. Instagram: tango_argentino

Origin: Unknown. Instagram: tango_argentino

We hold our regular Sunday night milonga starting at 2000 hrs until the DJ calls it a night at the Metropole Hotel. Dance until the waves etch away the beautiful figures on the sand…

Practica? On a Wednesday?

REALLY?

Yes, Enrique Ringa will be on holidays this week so they will a Beginner’s Class taught by members of Cork Argentine Tango Society from 1930 – 2030. And then will be a practica. A practica is different from milonga. Here people can take what you learned and ask questions during it. Questions about technique, timing of a movement or if what you learned is different to what was taught. Believe that has happened to the best of us!

Remember if you turn up as a couple there is a special offer when you can pay per person 50 EUR for six classes only for the month of October. Remember, the card you receive lasts forever!

Alternatively you can practice on your own as this lady does. Practice. Practice – Milonga!

Women – thank you

This is why we are so thankful to all the women out there.

Slowly, through socializing and lots of creative projects with other women in the community, I started to discover how much loving, caring attunement, hilarity and fun there can be in women’s friendships. How worthy of trust these women were. – Mitra Martin

I remember turning up to one tango milonga on a Sunday night. I was one of five men present. I had been dancing five years at this point. I was with the least experience of the five men present. And I wondered where the hell had all the women gone?

It eventually filled up and there were not enough men to go around. And once again there was beautiful girls in flowing dresses waiting to be picked out. The feet were tapping in time to the music. The faces were neutral but their hearts wanted to sink into the tango world; to carve out the gorgeous circles as they travelled around the room; to give meaning to the word tango if only for twelve minutes.

Have a read. And be the difference you want to see in the world.

(HT: Galway Tango)