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End Of Class Demonstrations Monday, 20 March 2017 print

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When students talk about what they most like about our school, our demonstrations at the end of our classes almost always get a mention.

Guiding every student to dance creatively and with their own personality is an integral part of our teaching and we believe these improvised demonstrations help to inspire this.

In these demos, not only do we show the steps that we have been working on in the class but we also show how they can be developed, combined and varied. Tango is not about choreography. Even when we teach a sequence of steps we always show ways this can be dismantled and put together differently, and how it can be played with to express the music.

I never know what tango David will play at the end of the class. But I was really happy when last Wednesday he put on one of my favourites: Marion by Miguel Calo. (See my earlier blog entry on the beautiful lyrics of Marion!)

We always use a lot of decorations into our demos. Partly (and a very big part) because we love decorations and we find it almost impossible to dance without them! But also again to give ideas and inspiration to our students.

Next Saturday 1st and 8th April we will have two workshops entirely dedicated to the wonderful world of decorations!

Now that is something to look forward to!

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