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The weekly classes are complemented by weekend workshops with visiting professional teachers, run by the ETS. Teachers that have visited in since 1998 include David and Biljana from London, Biki and Muso from Arnhem, Claudia and Esteban from BsAs, Martina, Bennie and Dries, from Amsterdam, Eric Jorissen from Nijmegen, Zoraida Fontclara from BsAs, Nestor and Patricia from BsAs, Yvonne Meissner, Amsterdam, Eduardo Aguire from BsAs, Pedro Andrade from Brussels, Rudolfo Aguerrido and Miho Omaki, Alex Krebs from Portland USA, and Fabian Sala and Carolina del Riviero from BsAs.

If you need advice on which class would be suitable for you , please ask at the practices. In general the post-beginners or improvers classes will be useful for everyone with less than 1 year of tango. The intermediate classes will be more challenging, but will be accessible to you if you getting the hang of it after about 6 months. The intermediate/advanced classes will be the most challenging.

Some classes you will need a partner, again ask around at the practices, or ask when you book.

 

Programme for 2002

January

Alex Krebs from Portland

January 26/27th

Eric Jorissen from Nijmegen

April 5-6-7

Tango Holiday weekend on Loch Tay with Julio and Gisela

April 13th

Ricardo Oría Easter workshops

May 5-6

Rodolfo 'El Chino' Aguerrodi from BsAs

June 1st

Ricardo Oria

June 8-9

Birkit and Muzaffer from Arnhem

August 1-7th

Julio Mendez and Jessie Kennedy

31st August - 1st September

Fabian Salas from BsAs

September 28th-29th

Tango Holiday weekend on Loch Tay with Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi from Paris

November

Damian and Nancy from Bs As

7/8th December

Rodolfo 'El Chino' Aguerrodi

2003

Jan 7-9th 2003

Alex Krebs

Jan 2003

Eric Jorissen

2003

April

Birkit and Muzaffer

2003

May

Fabian Salas (provisional)

2003

Spring

Los Dinzels (provisional)

2003

 

 Details of last year's workshops are available here: 2000 workshops and 2001 workshops

 The programme more or less repeats itself at the beginning of 2003.

  Jan 5-6 2001                  

Alex Krebs

from Portland

Web Page

Programme

 

 

Saturday

Afternoon workshop

Beginners and Improvers: Milonga

Sunday

Afternoon Workshop

Intermediates: Spins, Boleos, Milonga Traspie, and Surprise

Venue:The Inch Community Centre, Inch Park, Edinburgh [MAP]

Cost: £25 one workshop, £40 two workshops for ETS members. £30 per workshop non-ETS

Booking: with Toby,

 

 

 

  Jan 26/27 2001                  

Eric Jorissen

from Nijmegen, The Netherlands (El Corte web page)

While Eric is not working at El Corte, the excellent tango centre he has helped build up in the Netherlands, he travels the world teaching tango. - he has even be called 'the best tango teacher in the world!' His special teaching style attracts many people to his class, not least dancers from Edinburgh who travel to El Corte. We are lucky to have him in Edinburgh for his fourth visit, and hope you enjoy his classes. He will give 4 workshops over the weekend suitable for those who have followed an introductory course and have experience dancing in a milonga. There are spaces for 15 couples in each workshop, so book in advance.

Programme

 

 

Saturday

12:00 - 14:00

Beginners/improver: salon ochos and boleos (rhythm and blues...)

14:30 - 16:30

Intermediate: waltz and milonga (a party for two hearts and 6 souls)

Sunday

12:00 - 14:00

Beg/improver: simple turns (go with the flow)

14:30 - 16:30

Intermediate: laboratory (20 ways to leave a back ocho)

Venue:The Inch Community Centre, Inch Park, Edinburgh [MAP]. The turn off is on Old Dalkeith Rd - signed to the Council Nursery - please leave time to find it if you have not been before.

Cost: £12 for one class, £22 for 2 classes and £40 for all 4 classes. (These prices are for ETS subscribers - for others £14, £26, £50).

Booking: with Toby,

 

 

 

 

 

April 5-6-7

International Tango Weekend at Loch Tay with Julio Mendez from BsAs

A weekend of tango in the mountains of Scotland.

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the fourth weekend of tango and outdoor activities at the loch-side activities centre on Loch Tay. This is a residential centre, full catered with facilities and instruction for outdoor activities such as skiing, canoeing, mountain biking etc, yoga, and a bar and dance floor for the evening/night. The weekend starts on Friday night and ends Sunday afternoon, and will include tango workshops in the morning and evening, dancing at night and outdoor activities in the day time. Classes will be given this time by visiting teachers from Buenos Aires Julio Mendez (see photo on front page) and partner.

There are spaces for 36 open to dancers from Scotland and visitors from the UK and abroad: we especially welcome visitors. The workshop can be booked now. The price covers accommodation, meals, outdoor activities and 4 hours of tango classes.The places will go on a first come first served basis open to all levels of dancers.

For the lessons the group will be split in two, both groups having 1 1/2 hour morning lessons on Saturday and Sunday, and each group having 1 hour on either Friday or Saturday.

 

Friday

Evening

Dinner
1 hour Class for group 1
Dancing

Saturday

Morning

Breakfast
Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1

Afternoon

Lunch
Outdoor activities
Tea

Evening

Dinner
1 hour class for group 2
Dancing etc

Sunday

Morning

Breakfast
Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1

Afternoon

Dinner
1 hour class
Dancing etc
Return to Edinburgh

Prices: £100 ETS, £80 ETS concessions, £120 others. (provisional)

Booking: with James

The fee should be paid to confirm booking (excepts can be made for those travelling from outside Scotland). It can be refunded if you cannot come and you can find a replacement for your place. The event is run to break even. Any surplus goes to support other ETS events.

PICTURES OF 2000 EVENT and April 2001EVENT

 

 

 

  13th April               

Ricardo Oría Easter workshop

Ricardo, Scotlands resident professional tango teacher is running a workshop on the 13th April at the Counting House.

Workshop 1:Dancing with Different Orchestras

13.00-14.50 - improvers/intermediate

Lower Space and upper space

Balancing technique and expression

Workshop 2 :The Third Space

5.00-16.50 - intermediate

Different styles in tango

The theory of 'yes' and 'no'

Prices: One workshop: £10 Two workshops: £15

Venue: Counting House, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh.

If you are interested in attending please book with Ricardo, as nubers will be kept to a maximum of 10 couples each. Ricardo: 07866 532 026.

  May  4/5                

Rudolfo Aguerrodi (El Chino) from Buenos Aires

Programme

Special weekend of Milonga with this great teacher from Buenos Aires. Here is the chance to really get to grips with Milonga, and also with an innovative way of thinking about tango.

Improvers

Saturday and Sunday 10:00-13:00

Intermediates

Saturday and Sunday 14:00-17:00

 

 

Venue:Counting House[MAP]

Cost: £18 Saturday only workshop, £30 Full weekend ETS members. £20/£35 non-ETS

Booking: with Toby,

 

   June 1st Saturday

Ricardo Oria

Workshop 1 AMERICANA

From 10am to 1pm

Americana and different resulutions

Pure and Impure moves

Giro (Turn)

Workshop 2 COMBINATIONS

From 2pm to 5pm

Ganchos

Barridas

Sacadas

Combinations

Venue:Counting House, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh [MAP]

Cost: On your own £ 15 With a partner £ 24 the couple per workshop

Booking: with Ricardo

 

 June 8/9

Biki and Muso

from Arhem website

Workshop with guest teachers returning from the Netherlands for their 9th visit. Biki and Muso specialise in 'milongero' style dancing, and in their teaching work on leading and following techniques, posture and expression.

Programme

 

Saturday

Improver - 1 hr Womens/Mens Technique separate plus class together

10:30-13:00

Intermediate - 1 hr Womens/Mens Technique separate plus class together

14:30-17:00

Sunday

Improver

11-13:30

Intermediate

14:30-16:30

Venue:the Counting House, West Nicolson St Edinburgh [MAP]

Cost: £12 workshop ETS £14 non ETS

Booking: with Toby,

 

 

  August   1-7th             

Julio Mendez and Jessie Kennedy

(That's not jessie!)
Programme

Julio Mendez, a regular visitor to Edinburgh from Argentina, will be in edinbugh for a week giving group and private classes of various levels.

Venue:TBA Edinburgh [MAP]

Cost:

Booking: with Toby,

 

Request more information and make provisional booking

Please fill in the boxes and Submit.

Select level of teaching
Improvers
Intermediate
Advanced

 What level am I?

Beginners: those with none or only a few month's dancing, still unsure of many basics

Improvers those with 2month-1 year months dancing, but basic technique classes are recommended for all levels of dancer (especailly if you want to loose the bad habits!)

Intermediate: Confident dancers with a reasonable knowledge of basic movements, leading and following, and able to dance to a range of music

Advanced: Ability to improvise well in different styles, mastery of all the usual tango figures (giros, sacadas, boleos, ganchos, etc), strong leading and following skills.

 

 

  Weekend 31st August - 1st September      

Fabian Salas and Carolina del Riviero

Website: Cosmotango.com/FabianSalas

Fabian Salas is one of the top tango dancers and teachers in the world, visiting Edinburgh for the first time as part of our mini tango festival.

"Tireless researcher and maestro, remarkable dancer and connoisseur of the secrets of tango - Fabián Salas has brought light to old beliefs and opened new ways in the conception of the dance, creating an unmistakable style of dancing the Tango. He is the vertebral column of Cosmotango®. He is acclaimed as a teacher and performer by tango lovers around the world. Fabián was a member of the original cast (1994-1995) of the award-winning (Best Musical) argentine tango show "Gotán", and also performed in the stage show "El Patio de la Morocha" (1993-1994) at the "Teatro Municipal General San Martin" in Buenos Aires. In 1997 he became one of the three principal dancers in the award-winning movie - "The Tango Lesson". Fabián Salas is the principal organizer of the Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino (C.I.T.A.) - the world's most important annual event, which brings together in Buenos Aires all the tango lovers, practitioners, and the most representative artists of Argentine Tango. Carolina del Rivero started dancing at the age of 6. She was trained in ballet at the Teatro Colon ballet school. Later on she joined the Teatro San Martin school of modern dance. She's been dancing Tango for 5 years."

Link to an interview with Fabian at totango.net

 

Programme

No. Day Level Start End Theme Venue Price Select
1 Saturday Improver 0:00 11:30 Lead and follow Inverleith Parish Church 15 /17

2 Saturday Intermediate 11:45 13:15 Floorcraft Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

3 Saturday Inter/Adv 14:00 15:30 Boleos Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

4 Saturday Advanced 15:45 17:15 Arrastres y Colgadas Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

5 Sunday Improver 13:00 14:30 Structure Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

6 Sunday Intermediate 15:00 16:00 Turns Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

7 Sunday Advanced 17:00 18:30 Change of Direction Inverleith Parish Church 15/17

Booking or Information request

Please fill in your details, check classes you are interested in above, and Submit.

 

Venue:Inverleith Parish Church Hall, Ferry Road, Edinburgh MAP

Cost:15 ETS subscribers, 17 others.

Booking: with Toby,

 

 

 

   September 28th-29th 2002                 

International Tango Weekend at Loch Tay with Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi

A weekend of tango in the mountains of Scotland.

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the fifth weekend of tango and outdoor activities at the loch-side activities centre on Loch Tay. This is a residential centre, full catered with facilities and instruction for outdoor activities such as skiing, canoeing, mountain biking etc, yoga, and a bar and dance floor for the evening/night. The weekend starts on Friday night and ends Sunday afternoon, and will include tango workshops in the morning and evening, dancing at night and outdoor activities in the day time. Classes will be given this time by visiting teacher from Paris, Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi and Jessie Kennedy.

There are spaces for 36 open to dancers from Scotland and visitors from the UK and abroad: we especially welcome visitors. The workshop can be booked now. The price covers accommodation, meals, outdoor activities and 4 hours of tango classes.The places will go on a first come first served basis open to all levels of dancers.

For the lessons the group will be split in two, both groups having 1 1/2 hour morning lessons on Saturday and Sunday, and each group having 1 hour on either Friday or Saturday.

 

Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi

"The choreographic world of Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi has no boundaries. Although he initially was from the more traditional school of argentine tango, he now never ceases to open up new avenues and to incorporate his dance, with constant research, into a vast framework: that is one of contemporary dance.Impossible to label him, he uses skill to reveal his sensitivity. The apparent simplicity and ease  of his powerful dance form is equaled only by his fluid movements. His creativity is renewed by the unending desire for new challenges. When he produces a show, one can only be bewitched and inspired by the intensity of his commitment.

Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi is recognized worldwide as a dancer, naturally, but also as an excellent teacher. He knows how to communicate his musicality, transmit his technique and to infuse others with his explosive energy. In an unfailing way, his generosity also has no limit. JSR is regularly on tour in the USA and Canada (Montreal, San Francisco,New York, Washington DC...) as well as in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Norway...) and Russia.

In Paris he teaches in partnership with Celine and Damian. Collaborating with the duo of musicians Artango and the dancer Cecilia Gonzalez, he is  choreographer and interpreter of the performance "Artango, bal-concept".

Website

 

Friday

Evening

Dinner
1 hour Class for group 1
Dancing

Saturday

Morning

Breakfast
Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1

Afternoon

Lunch
Outdoor activities
Tea

Evening

Dinner
1 hour class for group 2
Dancing etc

Sunday

Morning

Breakfast
Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1

Afternoon

Dinner
1 hour class
Dancing etc
Return to Edinburgh

Prices: £110 ETS, £90 ETS concessions, £120 others.

Booking or Information request

This event is being organised by Claudia

Please fill in your details and Submit.

Approx level of dancing : (no absolute beginners)

Special Requirements (diet etc)

The fee should be paid to confirm booking (excepts can be made for those travelling from outside Scotland). It can be refunded if you cannot come and you can find a replacement for your place. The event is run to break even. Any surplus goes to support other ETS events.

PICTURES OF 2000 EVENT and April 2001EVENT and April 2002 Event

 

   Weekend 2-3 November          

Damián Eselland Nancy Louzán

http://www.abctango.com.ar/damianynancy/

Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue:TBA Edinburgh [MAP]

Cost:

Booking: with Toby,

  December 7/8 2002                  

Rudolfo Aguerrodi (El Chino) from Buenos Aires

Provisional Programme

Special weekend of Milonga with this great teacher from Buenos Aires. Here is the chance to really get to grips with Milonga, and also with an innovative way of thinking about tango.

Improvers

Saturday and Sunday 10:00-13:00

Intermediates

Saturday and Sunday 14:00-17:00

 

 

Venue:Counting House[MAP]

Cost: £18 Saturday only workshop, £30 Full weekend ETS members. £20/£35 non-ETS

Booking: with Toby,