Beginner Bootcamp "Brushing up the Basics" - April, 2016
MAGIC TANGO Beginner Bootcamp - SPECIAL
"Brushing up the Basics"
(6 hours of Intensive workshops)
April, 2016 (Saturday or Sunday - date TBC)
Instructor: Tatiana Balashova
Studio to be confirmed (downtown or Mount Pleasant area)
This is a special bootcamp with a goal to brush up the FUNDAMENTALS of tango leading or following. It requires prior tango experience and is highly recommended for those who took MagicTango Beginner Bootcamps (Part 1-3) or beginner classes (at any school), privates for tango.
Free water and light refreshments are provided.
Basic vocabulary includes salida, basic turns, ocho cortado, salida with a cross, hiros, molinete, sandwich, paradas, pausing steps, and a few other practical and beautiful movements. We will focus a lot on combining the basic tango / vals / milonga elements to join them comfortably in a variety of combinations which can ensure your confidence in improvising at a practica or milonga.
The material is saturated with concepts and exercises which help to get a good jump start for beginner tango dancers as well as to polish tango skills of those who are already dancing tango.
he bootcamp is slightly adjusted to the experience of the majority of the students. Attention to everyone is guaranteed!
By the end of the bootcamp students will be able to connect the tango patterns into a simple and elegant dance and feel the pleasure of moving counterclockwise in a continuous motion, combining linear movements with circular as well as experimenting with musicality and having more confidence in navigation (floor craft).
The bootcamp includes:
(3-hours of instruction & guided practice)
- Silky Elastic Embrace, tango frame
- Specifics of dancing in close & open embrace and switching between them
- Smooth Catlike Walking
- Connection with the partner
- Connection with the floor
- Musicality & Rhythmic tips for tango & milonga
- Essential navigation skills (floor craft)
- Basic Vocabulary (common patterns for tango, vals & milonga)
studio is to be confirmed
No Partner is required however we recommend bringing friends with tango experience. Partners will be rotated at the workshop (when coming as a couple, it is still recommended to try doing some exercises with at least 1-2 other partners).
NB: Registration is required - Registration requires payment.
Fill out the form and you will get a link to pay for the bootcamp.
FREE water for dancers and light refreshments are provided.
Rates for the bootcamps:
EARLY BIRD discounts - till TBD
All early bird payments have to be made before ...)
$35 per person / $60 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$45 per person / $80 per couple (with a partner)
For full-time STUDENTS with valid ID:
(max 6 student tickets in total, unless there are extra spots available)
$25 per person / $40 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$35 per person / $50 per couple (with a partner)
1) to qualify for the couple deal both partners have to be students, otherwise you have to purchase tickets separately
2) max 6 student tickets are available
Participation is limited to 10 couples and bootcamp requires a minimum of 10 people registered in advance.
Please, bring a bottle of water and great tango energy!
Looking forward to seeing you at the bootcamp! :)
Please fill out the form (All your personal information is respected and kept confidential for the logistics and research purposes only).
You can pay for the bootcamp by e-transfer, PayPal, or cash / cheque if paid in person. Note: cash only at the door.
Step 1: fill out the form on this page
Step 2: transfer the right amount to the PayPal or through e-transfer.
With a note "leader" or "follower" and "student" (if applicable).
(!) Students will have to provide their valid student ID on the day of the workshop.
PayPal link >>
E-transfer to: "magictango (at) gmail (dot) com" (Tatiana Balashova)
Notes for payments:
1) PayPal fees are paid by the organizer
E-transfer fees are paid by the participant ($1.5)
2) All tickets are non-refundable (except for force major circumstances), however you can give your ticket to a friend (requires confirmation from the instructor) .
In force major circumstances if you paid for the bootcamp, you can keep that "credit" for later and use it towards another bootcamp or class. (please contact Tatiana for the confirmation of any changes). Transfer is not guaranteed by default as any event requires a minimum of registered participants.