“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
COMING SOON! My third online SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC workshop on followers technique will take place on the 21st of April 2021 and we will be working on EMBELLISHMENTS FOR PARADAS & CALESITAS. For full info please visit the Facebook event. You can participate live on Zoom or purchase the video with all the exercises and explanations (20 Eur). To register for the workshop or get the video send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missed my second online SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC workshop on followers technique that took place on the 31st of March 2021? You can now purchase the video with all the exercises and explanations (20 Eur). In this 1h30min workshop we worked on the technique of front and back pivots, setting up a strong basis for front and back voleos. To get the video send me a message to email@example.com.
Missed my first online technique workshop SPRINGTIME TANGO MAGIC from the 17th of March 2021? You can now buy the video (20 Eur) with 1h30min of exercises to create good movement habits. In this class 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.
Send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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
Every Thursday at 19hrs Paris time, I am teaching a one-hour bodywork & technique class on Zoom (in French). In April I will be giving 5 classes on steps and figures of MILONGUERO STYLE, including some milonga steps! I have been teaching it since November and continue as long as the pandemic restrictions are in place. 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.
You can also purchase recordings of previous classes. The topics we worked on include: posture, balance, free leg, walking, changes of directions, dissociation, pivoting, turns and sacada technique. This class is originally designed for followers, but it is suitable for leaders as well.
If you would like to participate or buy the recordings, contact me on email@example.com if you are interested.
Available now: Recording + slides of Zoom Webinar
“CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? MEMORISING & SCRIPTING TANGO SEQUENCES“ held on the 2nd of December 2020 (1h15min). Buy the materials for 20 Eur before the 10th of December 2020!
Online Private Classes
If you would like to have an online private class with me, this is how the process can look like:
1) We start with a 15-20 minutes intake video call to discuss your goals and desired results. We define the tools that we are going to use, the topics, the space arrangements, the pricing and the eventual follow up (exercise videos by me and/or my feedback on your videos). We schedule the class.
2) We do a one-hour online class following the procedure as agreed and we adapt as we go. I speak French, English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch. Yep, fluently.
Wondering what you can possibly study with me online? Here are some ideas. 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 tango. 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.
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.