Workshops available at the CITF.

We have put together a range of workshops at different levels and in each of the different dances. Please choose workshops which are of an appropriate level for you.

Code Title Teacher(s) Description Dance Level Cost Spaces

GG-1

Technique and axis Gri and Gastón

Gri and Gastón will help you to investigate how the axis is the essential foundation of the freedom of your body and for the construction of your dance.

You will learn how to position and align your body and how to use your axis to communicate with your partner.

Tango All Levels £25.00 Spaces

GG-2a

Embrace - Part 1 Gri and Gastón

In the first of two workshops, Gri and Gastón will look at the construction of the embrace, from its beginnings in pushing against the ground, to its final expression in the arms and hands.

Connection All Levels £25.00 Spaces

GG-2b

Embrace - Part 2 Gri and Gastón

In the second of these two workshops, Gri and Gastón will look at the different types of embrace and explore complex sequences combining close and open embrace, using different points of contact between the couple.

Connection All Levels £25.00 Spaces

GG-3a

Structure - Part 1 Gri and Gastón

In the first of these two linked workshops, Gri and Gastón will help you to see the giro as the foundation from which all other elements of the dance are derived. You will also learn the importance of dissociation in the giro.

Tango Intermediate / Advanced £25.00 Spaces

GG-3b

Structure - Part 2 Gri and Gastón

In the second of these two linked workshops, Gri and Gastón will look at several sequences and you will learn how understanding the structure of the giro will help you to correct mistakes in your dance while, at the same time, improving your creativity.

Tango Intermediate / Advanced £25.00 Spaces

GG-4

Soltadas Gri and Gastón

Now that your body is in axis and available, and you understand the structure of the giro, new possibilities will open before you. Gri and Gastón will make use of this to look at soltadas as a creative tool for improvisation.

Tango Advanced £25.00 Spaces

JA-1

Keep it interesting Jolanta and Adrian

On a crowded floor, it is all to easy to slip into three minutes of ocho cortada. How can a leader and follower help each other to keep the dance alive when there is nowhere to move to?

Jolanta and Adrian look at how you can find that extra bit of space with tight turns, or a bit of excitement with changing dynamics, suspensions or varied texture in your dance.

Tango Improver / Intermediate £20.00 Spaces

JA-2

Non-stop vals Jolanta and Adrian

How do you keep your vals moving?

Jolanta and Adrian look at ways you can make one phrase of vals flow naturally into another. They help you to look for the pulse in the music while making use of the three different beats. Giros, rebotes, cortadas are just some of the ingredients which keep your vals active.

Vals Intermediate / Advanced £20.00 Spaces