Fortnightly on Sundays – 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Martlesham Leisure Club
Please note that Practicas run from 6.00pm to 8.30pm, and that there will not be a techniques class on every occasion.
Join us for our next practica at Martlesham Leisure for a chance to practice and also for some one-to-one coaching. This can be a chance to really boost your tango by practising and asking for one-to-one guidance on the things that you may be having trouble with, or perhaps there are new steps you would like to learn.
No need to book, just turn up – Dancers £5 (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.
New beginners who would like a taster of the Argentine tango should come along and the teachers and more experienced dancers will be only too happy to show you the basics to get you started. No need to come with a partner. We look forward to meeting you.
Techniques Class: Some Practicas will include a 30-minute techniques class starting at 7.00pm. If you plan to participate, please arrive before 7.00pm 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.
Coaching: When a Practica has begun with a techniques class it will usually be possible for single dancers or couples to book a 15 minute slot for one-to-one coaching with a teacher.
Directions to Martlesham Leisure Club which is in Gloster Road, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RJ. On the 66 bus route from Ipswich, get off at BT and walk 50 yards to the venue.
Loads of free parking, air-conditioning, bar, and a large dance floor.
We try and run the practica every fortnight, however occasionally the interval between adjacent practicas is extended a little in order to avoid a clash with a major event. Please check the dates below.
- Sun 28 Nov – with a technique class by Cliff and Rosemary
- Sun 12 Dec – with a technique class by Dave and Julia
- Sun 2 Jan 2022
- More being planned
Membership: There is no need to be a member of Martlesham Leisure.
Our Covid Policy requires you to show an NHS Covid Pass for Domestic Events (currently available to those who have had 2 jabs, OR registered a recent negative PCR test, OR registered a recent negative Lateral Flow test, OR have officially been proven to have had Covid in the past) or an NHS Travel Pass (for those who have had 2 jabs). Full guidance on obtaining a Pass is at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/. No Pass – No Entry.