Fortnightly on Sundays – 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Martlesham Heath Leisure & Squash Club
Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RJ
No need to book, just turn up – Dancers £4 or just come and watch, listen and chat (no charge). Everyone welcome from beginners to advanced. There will be non-stop Argentine Tango music (plus the occasional contemporary track), a bar and a chance to meet and dance with other tangueros. Air-conditioned venue so its comfortable all year round.
New beginners who would like a taster of the dance should come along and the teachers and more experienced dancers will be only too happy to show you the basics to get you started. We look forward to meeting you.
With short techniques class from 7:30 to 8ish, then practice time.
Loads of free parking, air-conditioning, bar, and a large dance floor. No need to be a member of the Leisure Centre.
We try and run the practica every fortnight, however occasional we skip one if another major event clashes with it. Please check the dates below.
29 July Practica with techniques class by Cliff and Rosemary
12 Aug Practica with techniques class by Cliff and Rosemary
26 Aug Practica at the BURNESS PARISH ROOM, MELTON with techniques class by Cliff and Rosemary (Note change of venue due to bank holiday weekend leisure club closure)
9 Sep Practica with techniques class by Richard and Mandy
23 Sep Practica with techniques class by Richard and Mandy
7 Oct Practica with techniques class by Cliff and Rosemary
21 Oct Practica with techniques class by Cliff and Rosemary
More being planned
Techniques class at the practica
The techniques classes are 30 minutes long, beginning promptly at 7.30 and finishing equally promptly at 8pm. If you plan to participate, please arrive before 7.30 so that the class can begin on time.
The class has two aims:
- To focus on one basic technique, in an ‘all-levels’ approach, which may be something new for those starting their tango journey, and may be a refresher or reminder for those further down the line.
- To give dancers a focus for the practice session, so that if you wish you can work further on the technique with a view to mastering it in the practica with the teacher still present.
Although a ‘move’ may be taught in the course of the class, the focus is on developing mastery of the technique and not ‘learning’ the move.