Practicas

Martlesham Práctica

Fortnightly on Sundays – 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Martlesham Heath Leisure & Squash Club
Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RJ

practica 2016

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.

Directions to Martlesham Heath Leisure & Squash Club

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.

2018:

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.