You can use the platform for the on-line lessons and meetings from your
computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone
The device you will use should have speakers or headphones (recommended), a microphone, and a web camera.
Most all of modern devices now have all of the above.
You will be emailed with all the instructions you need to connect to the platform for your attendance and participation in the course.
For those of you who are not comfortable with the technology we promise it is simpler than you imagine and we will be at your disposal to help.
Online Participation Payments
The subscription fee can be paid in two ways:
- Online banking by deposit or
- Via Paypal using a debit or credit card or if you have a paypal account through your account.
You will receive payment information by email after completing the free lessons.
Tango Technique for Leaders and Followers (Monday 19:00)
by Jordi Moragues
Jordi is explaining about the
Tango Technique for Leaders and Followers course
"In each class you'll practice a selection of exercises that you can do without a partner. The exercises are based on steps for tango, milonga and vals. You'll practice fundamental basics and useful short sequences that you can apply directly to your dance. For each exercise you'll learn structure, proper technique, musicality and expressiveness through dynamics. You'll also learn adornment possibilities for men and women."
Tango Musicality (Monday 21:00, Sunday 15:00, Saturday 21:00)
by Theodore Georgedakis
Theodore is explaining about the Tango Musicality course
"Talking as simply as possible about music.
A trip to the rich ocean of Tango music.
From the easy to the most complex, from the obvious to the exceptions.
The aim of the seminar is to give the "tools" to the participant to adapt to each path suggested by the music.
For all levels.
Includes theory and movement.
No music skills required.
Prerequisite is a good mood and appetite for work.
This class is contains homework."
TANGO BODYWORK (Wednesday 18:00, Saturday 13:00)
by Sergios Tsagkaris
Sergios is explaining about the Tango Bodywork course
"Tango Bodywork is a simple and effective whole-body workout system for tango dancers/students and more.
Exercises and kinesiology come from tango, modern, ballet, kelp gymnastics, and even martial arts.
It promises you that you will feel the difference from the first lesson. All you need is a mattress (or rug), a towel and some space around. "
TANGO ON FOCUS (Wednesday 20:00)
by Evelina Sarantopoulou
Evelina is explaining about the TangOn Focus course
“Dancers sometimes believe that they cannot develop their tango or practice if they don’t have a partner. That’s not true!
As a matter of fact, there are a lot we need to explore alone in order to become an asset in the embrace of our partners. Considering the 4-dimension connection we need to achieve during dancing (connection to our partner, the music, our body and our floor), I would say we shouldn’t lose time and grab the opportunity to study alone, at home!
TangOn focus Online is going to approach and analyze primarily the two connections we use as a strong base to develop: connection to our body and to our floor.
We will study possibilities and limitations of the body, as well as the natural forces we deal with while dancing.
Focusing on the fundamentals (how to sustain balance or take a nice turn etc) while at the same time referring to musicality references and examples of popular figures (voleos, sacadas, colgadas etc) to help us to apply what we learned.”
The man behind the music (Thursday 19:00)
by Marisol Morales
Marisol is explaining about "The man behind the music: Stories of different Tango orchestras maestros." course
"Every orchestra is different and has a unique way to express their ID in tango through the music. The connection between the director of the orchestra and the arrangements, the compositions they made and the interaction between the musicians is an intimate relationship that had given to each orchestra a personality. The objective is to arrive to understand the personalities behind the music to go deeper in what we are dancing and to reflect in the fact that we are also unique...and we need to find the path of reflection about what we feel and what we share when we dance tango. I am Looking foward to share with you their tango life stories that had motivate them to create a stamp and understand why we love and dance with them till today.
Photo and music material is shared to all participants during the course. ”
SPANISH FOR TANGO (Thursday 21:00)
by Ioanna Papachristou
Ioanna is explaining about the Spanish course
“It is a Fast-speed online Spanish course, of 3 months duration, focused on the understanding of written and spoken language. We will approach the Argentinean language (Spanish with local peculiarities), with the aim of understanding the lyrics and the wider cultural environment where Tango was born and took its shape.
The course includes linguistic material with exercises (special tango vocabulary, grammar and slang), translation of lyrics, historical and sociological observations.
The language is approached from scratch. This class is theoretical and contains homework.”
WOMEN’S TANGO TECHNIQUE (Friday 20:00)
by Elli Karadimou
Elli is explaining about the women’s technique course
“The course is destined to those who want to have the time to explore and maximize the possibilities of their body as far as it concerns tango movements. Followers and leaders could take value from attending, as we all need some time apart from a partner in order to develop our body language and realize consciously our own movements, our own musicality, our own ideas to improvise.
Particularly for the women that learn to passively follow. And it is natural because when we dance, we are very concentrated to the messages that the leader is giving. We try to feel him carefully, so many times we ignore our own body language. When a time for an initiative comes, we stay passive and we wait from the man to explain us our lacks. In this class we take time to hear our own body. Our own musicality.
That’s why we work on improvised combinations so that we connect with the music and our own expression.
This knowledge will give us eventually a sensation of a more comfortable, active and enjoyable dance.
The class is divided in three parts.
1. Warm-up ( basics of tango posture, balance, core strength, stretching)
2. Practice of walking tango technique (gradually adding embellishments)
3. Choreographed mini tango combinations for practice. (they include the basic walk, ochos and giro and then we add embellishments and musicality).”
TANGO CAFÉ (Saturday 18:00)
by TANGart's Teachers
With the “relax” mode ON, we meet for small talk and to listen some music. It is the chance we have to exchange our thoughts about tango, our concerns, our ideas and memories. A chance to meet people from other cities and counties, and get to know them. A cozy meeting with all the people that are available at that time and want some company. Occasionally there are going to be some topics to discuss and special guests to share their stories.
We are waiting for you to have coffee and cookies and stay connected while we need to stay apart.
TANGO BASICs (Sunday 18:00)
by Marisol Morales & Evelina Sarantopoulou
“The lesson is separated in 2 sections.
One is with tango motion that the teachers will teach basic structure and movements. The second is about the history of tango named as
"Putting together the puzzle of tango history”
It is an interactive game-lesson to help us learn and understand what made tango the dance it is today. All participants can contribute to the composition of the tango history map. Through questions and assignments, participants will be guided to search for information and build together the matrix of dates and events that transformed tango during the years. Social and political circumstances, global events or local incidents, important persons (composers/dancers/politicians etc) that changed the course of things, as well the music and the lyrics of representative songs will be studied. Small projects will be announced every week to a different group of students so that they have the time to prepare their answer and present it to the rest of the group.