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Random Tango thoughts

The milonga is dead. Long live the milonga!

One of our oldest milongas has now ceased. I remember when Margaret and Tricia tentatively started, hoping people would turn up. And after 14 years the choice is now to … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

The dangers of intellectualising tango

We have come back from the summer tango break with renewed enthusiasm. From not only the teacher’s perspective but also from the students’. The Braidwood students are now starting their … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Practilonga in Braidwood

We Braidwoodians need some tango practice, and after the fires our town needs some cash injection. We’ve come to you in the past and now we are asking you to … Continue reading

January 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

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 · 3 Comments

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
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