“The first person you need to connect to is yourself, then you need to connect to the floor and next, to the music. Only then will you be able to connect properly to another person as well.” From Why you should practice tango both alone and in couple
Since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic I have developed an offer of online workshops, lecture and private classes. Below you will find some of the recorded workshops from the lockdown period that you can purchase. I am also always available for online private classes on Zoom. Wherever you live, you can now study various subjects with me, alone or with your partner, such as: technique, aesthetics, musicality, following and leading, couple connection and improvisation. With time I realised that with the right approach you can achieve great results without me even being in the same room!
Online Technique Workshops for Solo Practice
You can now purchase my three online technique workshops for followers from the series SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC that I have taught in the spring of 2021. Each workshop recording is 1h30min long and the price is 20 eur/video. To get the videos send me a message to email@example.com.
XMAS DISCOUNT UNTIL THE 31ST OF DECEMBER 2021:
Buy all the three SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC workshops for the price of two (40 Eur). In this total package you will get solo exercises to improve your posture, balance, walking, pivoting, voleos, some cool embellishments and even calesitas.
SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC #1
In this class “PLANT GOOD HABITS AND WATCH THEM GROW” you will learn:
– how to correctly align your posture and protect your lower back, especially when walking backwards;
– how to make large back steps without losing your balance;
– a magic trick for pivoting light and easy.
SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC #2
In this workshop “PLANT PIVOTS, GROW VOLEOS!” you will work on the technique of front and back pivots, as well as correct dissociation technique, setting up a strong basis for front and back voleos. You will learn how to properly relax and control the free leg in these movements without losing balance or hurting yourself.
SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC #3
In this workshop “PLANT A FLOWER GARDEN!” you will study some common as well as less common embellishments for the free leg, to use during pivots but also for CALESITA movements. After this class you will never feel lost when dancing a calesita!
Online Courses with Tango Amistoso (London)
Stuck in a lockdown alone or with your partner? Missed our online workshop on GANCHOS with Winston & Silvia of Amistoso Tango, London, from the 16th of January 2021? You can now buy all the workshop materials (slides + video) to practice ganchos by yourself: “HOOKED! GANCHOS FOR FOLLOWERS AND LEADERS”
Missed our online Workshops “FOLLOWER POWER 1” and “FOLLOWER POWER 2“? Each workshop proposes a special choreographic routine to practice basic moves and adornos, that our participants found extremely useful. You can still buy the video recording and all the materials to practice by yourself. This workshop on followers technique and embellishments was created in collaboration with Silvia Bivolaru from Tango Amistoso.
Here is the full list of our online workshops with Tango Amistoso. You can buy each course and receive the slides and all the video materials.
Course #1 “Elegance & Aesthetics in Argentine Tango”, April/May 2020
Course #2 “Mastering Giros with Sacadas, Embellishments & More”, May/June 2020
Course #3 “Taking Milonga and Vals to a whole new level”, July 2020
Course #4 “FOLLOWER POWER, 1st edition“, 18/11/2020
Course #5 “FOLLOWER POWER, 2nd edition“, 8/12/2020
Cours #6 “HOOKED! Ganchos for followers and leaders“, 16/01/2021
Online Weekly Classes in French
From November 2020 to June 2021 I was teaching a one-hour bodywork & technique class on Zoom in French. Each 1-hour class consists of 30 min of mat and standing exercises derived from yoga and Pilates, and 30 min of tango technique exercises around a particular topic, both for followers and leaders.
The topics we worked on include: posture, balance, free leg, walking, changes of directions, dissociation, pivoting, turns and sacada technique. We have also worked extensively on giros technique, salon and milonguero vocabulary.
If you would like to buy the recordings, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available now: Recording + slides of Zoom Webinar
“CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? MEMORISING & SCRIPTING TANGO SEQUENCES“ held on the 2nd of December 2020 (1h15min). You can buy the materials of the webinar for 30 Eur. This includes a pdf document with the slides and a video recording of the webinar.
Online Private Classes
Wondering what you can possibly study with me online? There are many things that I can help you develop and practice alone or with your partner, related to posture, technique, specific vocabulary, musicality, embellishments, aesthetics and how to avoid injuries when dancing. This might also be the time to ask the questions you have always asked but never got a satisfying answer. I teach followers and leaders alone as well as couples. I speak French, English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch. Yep, fluently.
Free Online Talks to Help Your Solo Practice
Here are some short video talks in which I give tips & tricks on how to start and structure your own solo technique practice at home:
1) How to start practicing tango technique alone
2) Why practicing alone feels so different from practicing or dancing with a partner
3) How our body and brain learn movement and what it means for your solo practice
4) Things you need to understand about your body and nervous system in order to manage your balance when practicing alone
5) What does it mean to be grounded in dance and how to ground yourself while moving
6) How to choose and to make the most of online tango classes
Free Online Workouts & Footwork Videos
Video (free): Quick full-body warm up for tango dancers, leaders and followers. To warm up before your practice or to use as a short workout to power up your body!
The following video workouts are available for free. You will find all of my videos on my YouTube channel VEROTANGO.