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, Alex

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 2001

January 27/28th

Eric Jorissen from Nijmegen

April

Tango Holiday weekend on Loch Tay

May 26/27th

Birkit and Muzaffer from Arnhem

June 16-24th

Julio Mendez

August 16-19th

Julio Mendez

September 29-30th

Tango Holiday weekend on Loch Tay with Julio Mendez

December 8th-9th

Weekend workshops with Biki and Muso

 Details of previous year's classes are available here: 2000 workshops

  Jan 27/28 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 third visit, and hope you enjoy his classes. He will give 2 worksshop over the weekend suitable for those who have followed an introductory course and have experience dancing in a milonga. Unlike other workshops the saturday classes are not at a lower level than the sunday classes. There are spaces for 12 couples in each workshop, so book in advance, and we encourage participants to take both afternoons if possible

Programme

 

Saturday

Afternoon workshop

Theme 1: Musicality

Sunday

Afternoon Workshop

Theme 2: to include Milonga and other topics

 

Complete Beginners Saturday 11:00-12:30 with James £7 (5 members and conc)

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,

 

 

6/7/8 April

Weekend at Loch tay with Bennie Bartels

The ETS have arranged a second weekend at the Edinburgh University activities centre, at Firbush on Loch Tay. This is a residental centre, full catered with facilites and instruction for outdoor activities such as skiing, canoeing, mountain biking etc, and a bar and dance floor for the evening. 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 activites in the day time. This is the second time we have run this weekend. There are spaces for 36 ETS members and visitors from abroad. The workshop and can be booked now. The price covers accomodation, meals, outdoor activties and 4 hours of tango classes.The places will go on a first come first served basis, with a preference for regular attendees of ETS events, but 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 Satuday 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.

Booking: with James

Please pay the full amount up front. This can refunded if a 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 LAST YEAR'S EVENT and now THIS YEAR'S EVENT

 

 

  26/27 May                  

Biki and Muso

from Arhem website

 

Workshop with guest teachers returning from the Netherlands for their 7th visit. The Saturday classes are recommended for those with less than a year's experience, although anyone could benefit from their exercises in fundementals. The sunday classes are more advanced, covering more detailed techniques and special aspects of dancing. Biki and Muso specialise in 'milongero' style dancing, and in their teaching work on leading and following techniques, posture and expression.

Programme

Saturday

1.00-5:30pm

Theme 1: Basic Techniques for post beginners/improvers

Theme 2:Milonga

Sunday

12:00- 5:00pm

Theme 3:Advanced techniques

Theme 4: Special theme

Complete Beginners Saturday 11:00-12:30 with James £6 (5 members and conc)

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

Cost: £20 per afternoon ETS (£25 non-ETS)

Booking: with Toby,

 

  16-24 June                  

Julio Mendez

from Argentina

Programme

Julio will be teaching courses for three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. The courses run over two days at the weekend, one evening class during the week and two practicas. We would encourage people to book for a full course to benefit most as he will build on material throughout the course. However, it will be possible to take the weekend package and the evening class separately. Julio will be providing help on the course material during the regular practicas for those who book for the courses. On Saturday 23rd Julio will give a general class in the afternoon. He will also be available for private classes most of the week - so take advantage! It is possible to take more than one level class - many people will find it useful to take both the beginners and improvers' classes. If you are not sure of your level check on the list below, or ask for advice.

Beginners Course

Saturday 16th
Sunday 17 th
Thursday 21st
11-12:30
11-12:30
7:45-9pm
Marchmont / Kilgraston church hall
Dance For All
Dance For All

£20 ( 2x1.5 hr weekend and practicas x2 )

(£4.50 or DFAll pass)

Improvers Course

Saturday 16th
Sunday 17 th
Thursday 21st
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
9-10pm
Marchmont / Kilgraston church hall
Dance For All
Dance For All

£20 ( 2x1.5 hr weekend and practicasx2)

£4.50 or DFAll pass

Supervised Practicas for all courses

Tuesday 19th
Thursday 21st

8-9pm

10-11pm

Counting House
Dance for All

Included in course price

Private Classes

Most weekdays and Saturday 23rd

Day time and evening

Enquire for individuals couples and small groups

                August 16-19th

Julio Mendez

from Argentina

Programme

Julio will be teaching classes for post beginners and improvers. If you are not sure of your level check on the list below, or ask for advice.

Thursday 16th

Improvers Class
8-9pm
Dance For All

£5

Practica

9-11

£4

Saturday 18th

Complete beginners
2hours 11am-1pm
Marchmont St Giles Church Hall

£12/£10 in advance

Improvers

2hours 2-4pm

£12/£10 in advance

Basic/improver Milonga class

1 hour 4:30-5:30pm

£6/£5 in advance

Sunday

Intermediate Class

3 hours 12-3:30pm

The Inch Community Centre (Inch Park)

£18/£15 in advance

Intermediate Milonga

1 hour 4-5pm

£6/£5 in advance

Private Classes

Please Ask

Venues:
Thursday: Dance for All Studios, 106 St Stephen's St [MAP]
Saturday, Church Hall at junction of Marchmont / Kilgraston Rds, in Marchmont
Sunday: Inch House Communnity Centre, Inch Park (nr Cameron Toll Shopping Centre)
 

Booking: with Toby or by this form,

 

  28-30th September                  

Weekend at Loch Tay with Julio Mendez

The ETS have arranged a third tango weekend at the Edinburgh University activities centre, at Firbush on Loch Tay.

Full details of this event and booking go to the FIRBUSH PAGE

 

PICTURES OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT and now THIS YEAR'S SPRING EVENT

26/27 May                  

Biki and Muso

from Arhem website

Workshop with guest teachers returning from the Netherlands for their 8th visit. The Saturday classes are recommended for those with less than a year's experience, although anyone could benefit from their exercises in fundementals. The sunday classes are more advanced, covering more detailed techniques and special aspects of dancing. Biki and Muso specialise in 'milongero' style dancing, and in their teaching work on leading and following techniques, posture and expression.

Programme

Saturday

11:00 &endash; 12:00

Follower's technique (All levels)

£6(£7)

12:30-15:00

Improvers workshop: vals rhythm & intro to milonga

£12(£14)

15:30 &endash; 16:30

Leader's technique (All levels)

£6(£7)

Evening

Christmas Ball

Sunday

12:00 &endash; 14:00

Intermediate workshop:leading & following turns

£12(£14)

14:30 &endash; 16:30

Intermediate workshop:changes of direction

£12(£14)

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

Cost: All classes for international teachers are charged at a standard rate of £6/hour for ETS subscribers (£7 for non-subscribers). If you book for a whole day, a discounted price of £20 (£24) will be applied. Preferrence will be given to those booking a whole day.

Booking: with Toby,

Please fill in the boxes and Submit.

Follower's Class Saturday
Improver's Class :Saturday  
Leader's Class Saturday
 
Intermediate Class
Sunday 12:00-14:00
Sunday 14:30 &endash; 16:30
 
Private Classes
Tick for interest

 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.