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When my tango teaching gets turned upside down

My tango teaching has been turned upside down by Joaquin Amenabar’s musicality classes. This is my sixth time at attending his classes; I love them, there is always something new, … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Further thoughts on teaching tango to beginners

I have just watched a video of myself be sergeant major in a tango class. I was shocked at how harsh my voice sounded and how brusque I was. NO … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Book review: Enjoy Getting the Dances You Want by Oliver Kent

Although slightly daunted at the prospect of reading 231 pages of tango tips, Oliver Kent’s book made me laugh and nod from its very first pages. It is crammed full … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

The next tango in Braidwood

I began teaching Argentine Tango to a few Braidwood people about 10 years ago. I had around 6 to 8 students, and of course, more women than men. It lasted … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Dancing in London – Fridays

Last post from the London scene, as I wait for my flight back to antipodean winter. Let me tell you about Carablanca. This entrance is around the back, but Red … Continue reading

July 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dancing in London – Wednesdays

No photo as yet because my friend Karl has it on his phone. I first met Karl at the Dome 5 years ago. I remember we did the cabeceo in … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dancing in London -Tuesdays

Tuesday was a hot day in London. I had arranged to meet Anthony at a venue neither of us had been to before. Tango at the Jewel Bar. We haven’t … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dancing in London – Mondays

It’s World Cup fever and many milongas are cancelled. Which is a good thing because I think I’m jet lagged. See you tomorrow.

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dancing in London – Sundays

Today I experienced two very different sorts of venues; the first a new one for me, the other one for which I have dear memories. I went for a reconnoître, … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Do you remember when you were a beginner?

I am angry. I am writing  because as a tango teacher I heard that one of my students was abused at one of our social evenings. Another teacher recounted to … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · 3 Comments
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