is a chance for people to get together to develop and improve their Tango skills. It is run by Tony Lane who has been learning and dancing Tango for twenty years , and is still learning. He has taught in the UK, China, New Zealand and other countries.
Assisting is Anita van de Watering, a trained teacher of dance, who brings her sound physical knowledge and discipline to the group.
Tango is a journey of exploration. You never stop discovering , but it is helpful to get to a point where it is enjoyable for both partners. From then on Tango can be developed as much or as little, as quickly or as leisurely as suits each person for the rest of their life.
Tango is not just sequences of choreographed movements danced by highly skilled dancers, it is a language of communication that can be enjoyed by anyone. So we learn how to transmit and receive information through our embrace, connection, movement and rhythms, and to pay full attention to each other. In simple words, we learn to lead and follow. Some dancers like to reverse roles to enable them to better understand that process, but in any case a good leader should know how to ‘invite the follower to move and then follow that movement’.
We learn to dance in couples, together to the music, in the space available, whilst at the same time respecting the other dancers. We cannot have fixed choreography , so we have to learn to improvise early on.