Workshops available at the CITF.

We have put together a range of workshops at different levels and in each of the different dances. Please check the Programme page before booking to ensure that your choice of workshops do not clash. Please also choose workshops which are of an appropriate level for you.

Code Title Teacher(s) Description Dance Level Cost Spaces

MJ-1

Accelerate your milonga. Michelle and Joachim Michelle and Joachim help you to increase your speed when dancing fast milongas, while at the same time staying relaxed and keeping your figures fun to dance. Milonga Intermediate £24.00* Spaces

MJ-2

Complex sequences with back sacadas and more. Michelle and Joachim Michelle and Joachim help you master back sacadas focusing on the embrace, connection and acceleration for precise, fluid movements. Please note that this a Master level workshop for dancers with a solid foundation in pivots, balance and complex tango movements. Tango Master £24.00* Spaces

MJ-3a

Introduction to circular colgadas - Part 1 Michelle and Joachim In part one of this two-part seminar, Michelle and Joachim begin sharing techniques and tips for how to play with weight in out-of-axis movements. Please note that this a Master level seminar. Colgadas are one of the most challenging elements in tango. Success therefore requires a high level of experience in tango, confidence at acquiring new skills and a lot of patience and motivation. Fortunately, you will be in good hands! Tango Master £24.00* Spaces

MJ-3b

Introduction to circular colgadas - Part 2 Michelle and Joachim In part two of this two-part seminar, Michelle and Joachim continue working with circular colgadas, including combinations of colgadas and how to create and maintain these dynamic movements. Please note that this a Master level seminar. Colgadas are one of the most challenging elements in tango. Success therefore requires a high level of experience in tango, confidence at acquiring new skills and a lot of patience and motivation. Fortunately, you will be in good hands! Tango Master £24.00* Spaces

MJ-4

Secret steps for small spaces Michelle and Joachim Michelle and Joachim investigate sequences and secrets for keeping your dancing stress-free when the floor gets crowded. Tango Improver / Intermediate £24.00* Spaces

MJ-5

Circular movements and cadenas Michelle and Joachim Michelle and Joachim look at enjoyable turning movements in vals to keep your vals fluid and rhythmic. Vals Intermediate / Advanced £24.00* Spaces

MJ-6

The art of styling and decoration. Michelle and Joachim The art and technique of adding style to your dancing and designing different types of adornos and decorations for leaders and followers. How to use these in a unique and individual way to keep the dance interesting for your partner! Tango Intermediate / Advanced £24.00* Spaces

SP-1

In tune with the music Sofia and Pablo Sofia and Pablo will help you to adapt and modify your movement according to different musical ideas. How can we change the dynamic in order to create contrasts and give texture to our dance? Musicality Intermediate / Advanced £24.00* Spaces

SP-2a

Exploring pivots and crosses - Part 1 Sofia and Pablo In part one of this two part seminar, Sofia and Pablo look at ways to mix pivots and crosses to create new possibilities, find different uses for pivots and investigate usual and more unusual crosses.
They look at how to lead and follow them and how to compare and mix them.
Tango Advanced £24.00* Spaces

SP-2b

Exploring pivots and crosses - Part 2 Sofia and Pablo In part two of this two part seminar, Sofia and Pablo continue to look at ways to mix pivots and crosses to create new possibilities, find different uses for pivots and investigate usual and more unusual crosses.
They look at how to lead and follow them and how to compare and mix them.
Tango Advanced £24.00* Spaces

SP-3

Milonga lisa and traspié for the dance floor. Sofia and Pablo An opportunity to work on milonga in both the lisa (smooth) style and traspié (double time) styles and learn how to switch smoothly between them while dancing. Milonga Advanced £24.00* Spaces

SP-4

Adapting the embrace Sofia and Pablo Sofia and Pablo investigate ways that the couple can adjust their embrace according to the momentary needs of the dance. They will look at ways to keep these transitions smooth and danceable. Please note that this a a Master level workshop. We would expect that you have a good knowledge and experience of tango and that your embrace is is comfortable and effective while dancing and that you already have some ability to work as a couple to vary your embrace. Tango Master £24.00* Spaces

SP-5

Cool turns Sofia and Pablo Sofia and Pablo will teach you basic, yet effective rebounds and giros as well as how to use these to play with the rhythm in tango. Tango Intermediate £24.00* Spaces

JB-1

Yumminess for your tango Jolanta and Bassem Jolanta and Bassem look at how to build a tango dance using simple steps and make it enjoyable for you and your partner. They will help you to understand how to remain connected with your partner and the music and to move your tango from your head to your heart. Tango Improver £24.00* Spaces

JB-2

Secrets of vals Jolanta and Bassem Jolanta and Bassem explore different dynamics and the specifics of vals, helping you to understand the difference between dancing "triple-timed tango" and truly dancing vals. Vals Improver / Intermediate £24.00* Spaces

JA-1

Next steps in canyengue Jolanta and Adrian Adrian and Jolanta will expand your knowledge of the wonderful canyengue with fun and exciting figures. They will also look at how to develop your understanding of the look, feel and rhythms of canyengue.

We would expect that you have already learned the basic embrace and rhythms and danced a little canyengue as Adrian and Jolanta will not be starting from the "beginning". However, we appreciate that not everyone gets the chance to regularly practise canyengue, so Adrian and Jolanta will begin with a refresher and will judge the level of the class according to people's current skill levels.
Canyengue Intermediate £24.00* Spaces