Beginner Bootcamp - February 13 & 27, 2016
MAGIC TANGO Beginner Bootcamp - Part 1-2-3
(6 hours of Intensive workshops)
February 13 & 27, 2016 (Saturdays)
Instructor: Tatiana Balashova
In collaboration with BC DANCE STUDIO (Downtown Vancouver)
Get a taste of the beautiful Argentine Tango, be inspired and start learning the FUNDAMENTALS of tango leading or following. This bootcamp is good both for beginners and those who want to brush up basic Argentine Tango dancing skills and get lots of tips for improving your dance..
Free water and light refreshments are provided.
Notes: Usually I teach Bootcamps for Beginners 4-5 times a year, the bootcamps never repeat each other in the same way, they all are slightly different and I have about 3 versions of various vocabulary patterns. So if you take them in different time of the year you will learn more patterns.
Basic vocabulary includes salida, basic turns, ocho cortado, salida with a cross, molinete, sandwich, paradas, and a few other movement combinations depending on the students and level of the group. 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 Part 3 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.
Bonuses: Magic Tango Bootcamp students get a link to the special playlists with selected tango music & tango demos by world-renowned instructors.
February 13 - 2pm - 5pm - Beginners - Part 1-2
- Silky Tango Embrace
- Smooth Catlike Walking
- Establishing Connection with the Partner
- Musicality & Rhythmic tips for tango
- Salida and Salida with a Cross
- Basic Vocabulary (common tango patterns)
- Essential navigation skills!
- Tango Etiquette
February 27 - 2pm - 5pm - Beginners - Part 3
- Connection with the partner
- Connection with the floor
- Silky Elastic Embrace (specifics of dancing in close & open embrace)
- Catlike Walk
- Musicality (tango, milonga)
- Floor Craft
- Introduction to other basic vocabulary:
BC DANCE STUDIO
877 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R7
(One block from the Vancouver Public Library)
No Partner is required however we recommend bringing friends!
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 recommended (to ensure everyone has a partner)
Registration requires payment. Fill out the form and you will get a link to pay for the bootcamp. *** Drop-ins are welcome, if there are enough spots.
BD DANCE provides FREE water for dancers and light refreshments.
Special Offer 1: MagicTango students who took part in previous similar bootcamps or took private classes are most welcome and get a discount on the bootcamp rates ($10 off for 1 day and $15 for 2 / and $5 off each bootcamp for students). Tickets for special rates have to be paid at least 2 days before the bootcamp.
Special Offer 2: Participants of the Winter Fusion Project tango workshops with Carlos (assisted by Tatiana) are eligible to the "student" rates. Dancers with student IDs get a $5 discount for a bootcamp or $15 when registered for both Saturdays. (NB: this offer can't be combined with couples rate).
To register & pay: 2 days before the bootcamp.
Rates for the bootcamps:
EARLY BIRD discounts - till February 8th (Monday evening)
All early bird payments have to be made before Tuesday Feb 9th)
NB: cash only is accepted at the door
$35 per person / $60 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$45 per person / $80 per couple (with a partner)
NB: Part 3 workshop is not meant for complete beginners - taking Part 1-2 is required or having relevant tango experience.
$65 per person / $110 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$80 per person / $120 per couple (with a partner)
For full-time STUDENTS with valid ID:
(max 8 student tickets in total)
$25 per person / $40 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$35 per person / $50 per couple (with a partner)
$40 per person / $70 per couple (with a partner) (EARLY BIRD)
$45 per person / $80 per couple (with a partner)
1) to quality for the couple deal both partners have to be students, otherwise you have to purchase tickets separately
2) max 8 student tickets are available
Participation is limited to 10 couples --> register in advance!
Bring friends and get $5 off your ticket for each person you bring.
(NB: can't be combined with the promo for couples)
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) For the $5 referral discount, please first "register" through the contact form mentioning the name(s) of the friends you are bringing. Friends have to pay for their bootcamp tickets at least 1 day before the bootcamp to get you a discount.
NB: Referral discounts can't be combined with Couples & Student discounts unless you bring 2+ extra people. Thank you for understanding!
2) PayPal fees are paid by the organizer
E-transfer fees are paid by the participant ($1.5)
3) 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 some cases if you paid for the bootcamp but could not come come to the bootcamp, on a prior notice, you can keep that "credit" for later and use it towards another bootcamp or class. (please contact Tatiana for the confirmation of any changes).
NB: Tickets with a referral discount are non-refundable/ non-exchangeable