Previous Guest Teacher Workshops Topics

Previous Guest Teacher Workshop Topics

Here are some of the previous topics for the Sunday workshops at Henley. (Click here for the forthcoming workshops at Henley).

2019

Nov: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • Putting Extra Spice into Milonga
  • Bringing it all together: the embrace, the walk and the music

Oct: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • Putting Spice into Milonga
  • Bringing together the embrace, the walk and the music

May: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • Using the middle of the step for alterations, especially in vals
  • A simple sacada and further adventures with the giro

Mar: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • Exploring the Dark Side – working on the closed side of the embrace in tango, milonga and vals
  • The Space Between – how to give yourself more time in every step, improve your stability and open new possibilities in the dance

2018

Nov: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • Circularity and Rhythm in Vals
  • Playing with the melody in Vals

Oct: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • Vals – making it flow
  • Beyond the Cross – Honing the cross and then adding some special exits

Jul: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • Milonga Traspie Lateral – a double-time whenever you need one
  • Milonga Lisa (smooth) – Finding and using the musical phrases to increase your enjoyment of Milonga

May: Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock of Tango y Nada Mas

  • The emblematic figure ‘Salida del 40’
  • Developing the skill of embracing the walk and the music

Mar: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • Playful Elements and Surprises: Ways to keep your dance fresh and alive by introducing the unexpected
  • Starting and Finishing: Twenty Ways to Start a Tango and One Seriously Classy Finish

Jan: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • The Road to Poise and Fluidity. Exploring the Axis
  • Leg Displacements and Tasty Turns

2017

Sep: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • New possibilities – exploring the closed side of the embrace
  • Moving in opposition. The perfect ocho cortado

Jul: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • The Art of Soft – exploring sensitivity and responsiveness
  • Milonga Essentials – a toolkit for dancers

May: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • A sacada toolkit
  • Mastering the Giro

Mar: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • The Cross and Some Variations
  • Spirals – a look at the way of getting the essential quality of flow into your turns

Jan: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay of Tango Abrazo

  • Dancing With Strangers – practical ways of improving the tango conversation; plus a surprising pivot with a nice suspension
  • Tango Toolkit Part 1: Changes of Direction – finding freedom on the dance floor

2016

Nov: Caro Hosier

  • Dancing Nuevo Tango

July (Manor Ballroom): Solveig and Bogdan

  • The rolling embrace and tight turns.

June (Manor Ballroom): Omar Sosa

  • When you are up you are up, when you are down you are down.

March and April: Kate Isotta and Tony Ramsay

  • Off Axis Adventures
  • Free Up Your Dancing – The Cross-Foot Cross

2015

Nov: Caro Hosier

  • Nuevo immersion

Oct: Siobhan Richards

  • colgaditas in a close embrace
  • Spice up your dance: musical finesses for him and her dancing ochos

May: Siobhan Richards

  • Rhythmic turns for Vals.
  • Salon-friendly Boleos

April: Raquel Greenberg

  • Milonga technique and Musicality.  Fine tuning the lead and follow and with some fun combinations.
  • Giros develop a good connection and technique. Control of start and finish of a giro and play with simple but useful combination.

March : Raquel and Diego

  • Milonga – musicality and rhythm and how to use the double time and other syncopas (12 months plus)
  • Giros – techniques and combinations in closed and open embrace (12 months plus)

Feb : Amir Giles

  • Rhythmic variations and decorations
  • Men: Leading and being led (plus women interested in leading)

Jan : Michael Lavocah

  • Milonga from basics to ochos and giros – all levels
  • All levels : Changing the embrace

2014

November: Mabe Rivero

  • Creating romantic moments in your dance
  • Ladies – continuity and support

October : Siobhan Richards

  • Combining turns, changing direction within a turn
  • Ladies poise and styling.

April : Siobhan Richards

  • Dynamic walking turns for tango and vals
  • Improver: Playful ocho cortado variations.

(Click here for the forthcoming workshops at Henley).