TangoAires goes online!

21 April 2020. We’re running a series of online workshops while regular classes are postponed

We hope everyone is staying well at the moment.

Given the lack of opportunity for classes and milongas at the moment, we wanted to do something to support and maintain the tango community out there, while helping us keep in tip top tango shape for when we’re all able to dance together again.

With this in mind, we’re launching a series of Tuesday tango online workshops at 8pm. They won’t be every week, but new classes and workshops will be added below, as and when we announce them.

The classes will cost £5 (plus an optional donation if you can contribute), and all funds will go to the teacher, with some subsidies from TangoAires as well. If you would like to join the class, simply get in touch and we will provide our bank details for you to transfer the class fee. We’ll then forward the link for the class on zoom and just join on the right date and time to participate.

 

Workshop schedule

 

Tuesday 28 April – Our first teacher is Benjamin Galian, a fantastic teacher from Argentina, who will be teaching an hour long workshop ‘Perfecting your Pivots.’ This class is suitable for any levels, and for people dancing solo or in partners.

Tuesday 19 May – For our second online workshop, Emilia Andrada, a fabulous dancer and teacher from Buenos Aires will be teaching us about ‘Musicality for your Feet.’ Don’t miss it!

Tuesday 9 June – Join us online for  ‘Technique for leaders and followers: Elegant Legs, Stable Core. Balance and lots of those all-important details‘ with the fantastic Jenny & Ricardo Oria, based in Edinburgh.

Future dates tbc

 

Coronavirus update: Cancellation of all classes and milongas until further notice

17th March 2020. All classes and milongas will be suspended due to Coronavirus.

It is with considerable regret that we have decided to cancel all classes and milongas with immediate effect until further notice. This includes private classes.

We’ve made this decision in order to do our best to limit the spread of the virus and avoid overwhelming our health services, aiming to limit the casualties as much as possible.

The Easter Social, which had been scheduled for Tuesday March 31st, is cancelled as well.

We’ll miss you all and look forward to dancing again once the situation is back to normal. Look after yourselves and keep healthy!

In the meantime,

  1. We recommend you follow government advice, particularly on regular and thorough hand washing.
  2. Don’t forget that people with underlying health issues or vulnerable family members may have particularly valid concerns.
  3. If you think you’ve been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
  4. Join our WhatsApp group for all hot-off-the-press updates 🙂

Homework! If you would like to do some practice while we’re on hiatus, try taking a look at some of the following:

Abrazos,

Paris, Raphaël, Helen, Marc and Violaine.

Los Milonguitas June milonga

28th February 2019. Join us in June for a night of live music and dancing, followed by a musicality workshop

We’re very happy to announce that Los Milonguitas, a live tango trio, will be returning to Liverpool for the third time to play at our monthly milonga and hold a musicality workshop the following day.

Like the past two years, the event will take place in the beautiful Ullet Road Unitarian Church hall on Friday 21st June 2019 (from 19:00 to 23:30; £20.00).

On  the Saturday, Los Milonguitas will hold a musicality workshop on the history and structure of Argentine tango. We will follow this workshop with a practilonga.

Only a limited number of tickets are available and the event sold out both previous years, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

Milonga

To book for the milonga:
  • Friday 21st June, 2019
  • 19:00 – 23:30
  • Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Road, Liverpool L17 2AA

Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tangoaires-summer-festival-with-los-milonguitas-milonga-tickets-56722096317

Musicality workshop

To book for the musicality workshop:

  • Saturday 22nd June, 2019
  • 11:00 – 13:00
  • All Hallows Church Hall, 1 Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ

click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tangoaires-summer-festival-with-los-milonguitas-musicality-workshop-tickets-56725183551

 

Autumn 2018 workshops

– 26th October 2018 We’ve got plenty going on this autumn! Join us for some workshops this November

We’ve got plenty on this term with not one but two workshop sessions in November:


Workshop One: Follower’s technique workshop from Lucy Wishart at Strictly Tango Preston

What? Lucy will be providing us with a fantastic workshop, aimed at followers of all levels, both female and male. Come along to 2 workshops specifically designed to improve your footwork, posture, balance and core strength. We will be working on base technique which supports all the movements in tango, this technique will then build up to achieving fluid ochos, boleos and sacadas. We will also add in some ideas for decorations.

When? Sunday, 11th November 2018 from 16:00 – 18:30.

Where? Our usual venue for Tuesday classes, the Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Rd, Liverpool L17 2AA.

Price is £12 for both workshops. No need to book in advance; just turn up on the day.


Workshop Two: Los Ocampo visit on the 13th November

What? Paris, our regular teacher, is away on Tuesday the 13th November so we have got guest teaching that week from the fantastic Monica and Omar of Los Ocampo.

When? Tuesday, 13th November 2018. Beginners class 19:00 – 20:00, intermediate / advanced 20:15 – 21:45, practica 21:45 – 22:15.

Where? Our usual venue for Tuesday classes, the Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Rd, Liverpool L17 2AA.

Price is £15 per workshop. No need to book in advance; just turn up on the day.

 

Classes starting next week for Autumn term, and download our syllabus

27th August – Join us next week for the start of autumn term

Our new term starts next week on the 4th September at 7pm! Join us for another term of Argentine tango with teacher Paris Allen.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it on Tuesday 4th – you can drop in at any time throughout the term to start learning.

We’ve also developed a new curriculum so you can look at what skills and techniques you’ll be learning throughout the year. Download it by clicking on the following link: TangoAires Syllabus

 

Come and learn tango nuevo this summer

1st August 2018 Join us for some August tango nuevo workshops

Although we’re on our summer break, the tango doesn’t stop! Come and join us for two workshops this August focusing on the style of tango nuevo:

Workshop 1: Tuesday 14/08 with Adam Parnell from White Rose Tango
Workshop 2: Tuesday 28/08 with Simon and Conchi from 21st Century Tango

Both workshops will be at the Unitarian church, Ullet Road 7-9pm followed by a practica until 10:15pm. £12 for the night. No advance booking, just turn up on the night.

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Dance on the streets of Liverpool

Come and take part in our flashmob in Liverpool on Sunday 29th April

We will be holding our next flashmob this 29th April to coincide with the International Day of Dance.

We just set up a speaker and dance for an hour: it’s all very informal. It’s covered so we’re ok if it rains but remember the floor isn’t as smooth as usual so we don’t recommend your best shoes!

We’ll also be handing out a few fliers about our classes and milongas to any interested passers by who would like to know more about tango.

When?:  1pm – 2pm, Sunday 29th April

Where?: LiverpoolOne at Keys Court (between Hotel Chocolat, Next and Kiehl)

Who?: anyone interested in tango who can dance a few steps or would like to watch us! For more information, give Helen a call on 074434 66952

 

 

Live tango in Liverpool this May!

1st March 2018
Come to our milonga and workshops this May with live music

The fabulous trio Los Milonguitas comes back to Liverpool to play at our monthly milonga after their big success last year.

The event will take place in the beautiful Ullet Road Unitarian Church hall on Friday evening 18th May 2018 (from 19:00 to 23:30; £16.00). Diego Doigneau, an Argentine DJ based in London, will be providing the music in between the live sets to keep everyone dancing all night.

There is more: on Saturday 19th May 2018, they will offer two different musicality workshops on Musical elements in tango (£12.00 for each workshop). Those workshops will take place in the Holy Trinity Church Hall (junction of Church Road and Woolton Road, L15 9EQ). The morning workshop (10:30 to 12:30) will cover “Musical Elements in Tango: Accompanying models: the Marcato” and the afternoon one (13:30 to 15:30) “Musical Elements in Tango: the Melody: legato and rhythmical phrases”.

You will need to buy a ticket in advance so please visit our Eventbrite page for more information and to book your ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tangoaires-weekend-with-los-milonguitas-tickets-43417286272?aff=efbevent

 

Intermediate / Advanced workshop in Liverpool

25th October 2017
Workshop on how to dance in small spaces

This November, we will be holding an intermediate / advanced workshop on the theme of dancing in small spaces. This is a tricky but incredibly useful topic, and our resident teacher Paris is sure to bring his own fun and pragmatic style to this 2 hour workshop.

The details for this workshop are:

Sunday 19th November 2017

14:00 – 16:00 workshop

16:00 – 17:00 guided practica

Venue: Unitarian Church, 57 Ullet Road, Liverpool, L17 2AA

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

£12 for the whole afternoon.

 

Hope to see you there!

New term starting!

5th September 2017
Our new term of tango classes starts today

From 7pm tonight we’ll be starting our new term of tango classes.

The 1900 class is open to everyone, whether intermediate dancer or complete beginner, and will cover the fundamentals of tango and technique.

From 2015 we’ll cover tango for intermediate dancers, then we have a practice hour from 2115 – 2215.

If you plan to come to most of the classes, don’t forget you can buy a pass for the whole term and save money and time each week. Prices are:

Silver pass (one class each week): £65

Gold pass (two classes each week): £105