This Workshop gives dancers from either Blues OR Tango the confidence and expertise to cross to the ‘other side’ or to create their own unique Fusion Style*
‘Wrap it UP!’ revisits Blues basics for those that are currently Tango-only or relatively new to Blues dancing, hones your technique for Wonderful Wraps and Gorgeous Ganchos from Tango, and then shows you how to make them really Bluesy and mix them up with Blues Dancing whenever you want… If there’s time, we may even throw in some Sizzling Sweeps and/or Cool Colgadas…
Mandy and Basil – the Island Dance Wizards – have over 40 years of full time professional teaching experience between them. They specialise in Tango, Blues and Tango/Blues Fusion, and were the first UK teaching couple to offer dancers a choice of weekly lessons in all of these styles concurrently. They are widely seen as the experts in Connection and strongly believe that a Conversation based on clear Communication lies at the heart and soul of partner dancing.
* N.B. You need some previous experience in Blues and/or Tango to attend this Workshop, but please note that those who have learned their Blues elsewhere *must* attend the first part in order to get the best from the rest of the afternoon, as our approach to the Blues fundamentals may be radically different to your previous experience!
Arrive at 14:00 for 14.15 start
Part 1 (14.15-15.15): Introduces Blues dancers from a Contemporary/Modern background and Tango dancers to some of the core elements of Traditional Blues Dancing – if you have attended a previous Workshop with us in *this* series you may choose to omit this part and arrive at 15.15 instead, or use it as a refresher / come along anyway to support newer dancers.
Part 2: The main Workshop is 15.30-18.15, with a chance to dance and practice to a mixture of music afterwards – we can’t wait to see you there!
We will be rotating all partners in this Workshop. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure plenty of personal attention (and places book early, so please do not delay!) and we can only accept bookings from leader/follower pairs. Pre-book is essential. For details of how to book/pay via BACS, see below (or please PM Island Dance Wizards for details of how to pay by PayPal).
Dancers who are not sure if they meet the minimum experience requirement for our Intensive Workshops in Southampton may wish to consider our monthly Beginner-Friendly Blues Workshops in Chichester – see https://www.facebook.com/events/163760040698759/
For more details of all of our events, including classes on the Isle of Wight, other Blues/Tango Fusion Workshops in Southampton and Monthly Blues/Expressive Workshops and Freestyles in Chichester, please see our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/IslandDanceWizards
To book for Wrap it UP! (£55/leader-follower pair – an Early Bird discount price of £48/pair applies to all places paid for by midnight on Sunday 23rd October) using BACS, please use your own name as reference, and make payable to:
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