TITANGO 2016: BELFAST TANGO FESTIVAL


Choosing the right level
To ensure that you benefit as much as possible from the teaching please make sure that you attend workshops at the right level for your experience

Beginner:

All Levels:


Improver:

Intermediate:


Advanced:
If you are an absolute beginner then the tango taster class is for you.

These workshops focus on fundamental technical aspects and are suitable for dancers of all experience levels.

Suitable for those with some knowledge of the basics and under two years' tango experience.

For dancers who are competent in the basics and have more than two years' tango experience.

For those who have been dancing regularly for three to four years or more. You should have introduced elements of musicality, decoration, and different styles to your dance.


Partnering in workshops
There will be a policy of swapping partners in workshops. Within this those who book in couples will be given as much opportunity as possible to practice together. Workshop bookings from individual leaders/followers will be confirmed when balancing bookings have been made by followers/leaders.

In the event that 'taxi' dancers are required to balance leaders and followers in workshops preference will be given to those who book earliest.

All workshops will be limited to 20 couples. Women's technique workshop will be limited to 30 women.


Workshops and events
 

FRIDAY 21 JUNE

17:30 – 18:50

1

Embrace, posture, connection with partner
Improver,
Marcelo & Selva




18:00 – 19:30



Tango Taster Class
Beginner

19:10 – 20:30

2


Balance and change of axis - improving partner connection in different types of movement - preparation for volcadas and colgadas
All levels, Jenny and Ricardo

21:00 – 02:00



TITANGO Opening Night - with improvised welcome dance from our three international couples
Music: Nikos Kyriakidis - "El Griego Malevo" (Serres, Greece)
Maja Petrovic (Zagreb, Croatia)


 

SATURDAY 22 JUNE

11:00 – 12:20

3

Rebounds and change of direction
Improver, Marcelo & Selva

4

Volcadas Milongueras - volcadas for social dancing  - defined, dynamic, together...small volcadas that integrate into your dance
Intermediate/Advanced, Jenny & Ricardo

12:40 – 14:00

5

Vals - rhythmical structures
All levels, Maja & Marko


6

Sacadas for men and women
Advanced, Marcelo & Selva



 

14:00 – 17:00


Titango Café

14:20 – 15:40

7

Boleos - techniques for leading and following boleos with different options
Intermediate/Advanced, Maja & Marko



8

Elegant footwork for men and women - everything you need to know about moving elegantly in all types of tango steps
All levels, Jenny & Ricardo

16:00 – 17:20

9

Circular movements around a common axis
Intermediate/Advanced, Maja & Marko



10

Giro technique, sacadas, and improvisation options
Intermediate, Marcelo & Selva



Yoga for tango dancers

21:00 – 03:00


TITANGO Gala Ball - with performances from our three international couples
Music: Enrique Ringa (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

 

SUNDAY 23 JUNE

11:00 – 12:20

11

Walking and embracing - how to walk elegantly in a comfortable close embrace
All levels, Maja & Marko

12

Ooooh...it's a mini colgada
Intermediate/Advanced, Jenny & Ricardo



Yoga for tango dancers

12:40 – 14:00

13

Barridas for men and women - different options
Intermediate, Marcelo & Selva


14

Milonga - attitude and ideas
Improver/Intermediate, Jenny & Ricardo


15

Women's technique - boleos, adornments, and decorations
All levels, Maja

14:00 – 17:00


Titango Café

14:20 – 15:40

16

Playing with the embrace - how to control the giro using the embrace
Advanced, Maja & Marko


17

Enhanced Vals
Improver/Intermediate, Jenny & Ricardo

16:00 – 17:20

18

Enrosque and Lapiz - how to lead and follow
Intermediate/Advanced, Maja & Marko


19

Milonga traspie - musical fun and games
Advanced, Marcelo & Selva

17:30 – 21:00


TITANGO Closing Milonga - with tea, coffee, and cakes!
Music: Alan Anderson (Belfast, Northern Ireland)