Tango Maestro Eric Jørissen in Malta: June 2014

We are looking forward for Maestro Eric’s workshops on the 21, 22 and 24 of June 2014.  Besides being Isla del Tango’s mentor, his explanation, delivery and technique are second to none.  His infectious way of living tango will get you hooked 😉

Email info@isladeltango.com or call +356 79603455 soonest.

About Eric Jørissen

If Argentine Tango sounds like double Dutch to you, try Eric Jorissen. With a degree in dance pedagogy and 40 years of dancing of which 33 years teaching, and 27 years tango (updated info 24.06.2014), the Dutchman is the perfect person to get anybody onto the dance floor in no time.

Among the world’s tango dancers, Eric stands out with an approach to tango that emphasizes both authenticity and uniqueness. He is the ambassador of a tango that is truly Argentinian, and yet much more – a tango that speaks to dancers all over the world with its fresh, cheerful and warm approach, emphasizing the connection within the couple.

Many tango aficionados contend that only Buenos Aires, the city in whose underbelly tango was born in the late 19th century, has genuine Argentine tango. Yet with his dance centre El Corte in Nijmegen, Eric Jorissen has created what is probably the world’s most famous tango mecca outside of Argentina, a dancer’s paradise where only sleep comes in short supply amid long days and nights of tango.

Maestro Eric when not on the dancefloor :)

Maestro Eric when not on the dancefloor 🙂

Maestro Eric Jørissen in MALTA, Europe – JUNE Tango 2013



Argentine Tango Workshops & Milonga

Maestro Eric Jørissen in MALTA 18 – 22 JUNE 2013

 Renowned Maestro Eric Jørissen, international tango teacher, teacher of teachers par excellance and director of the tango institution El Corte in Nijmegen will be giving Argentine tango tecnica classes in Malta between the: 18 – 22 June 2013.

Workshop A. Presence in all kinds of ochos  

Tuesday 18th  |  8pm – 9.30pm

Workshop B. Groundedness in cambio de lado

Wednesday 19th  |  8pm – 9.30pm

Workshop C. Tilting the natural axis

Thursday 20th  |  8pm – 9.30pm

Workshop D. The exquisite enrosque

Friday 21st  |  8pm – 9.30pm


Saturday 22nd  |  Dancing from 9pm onwards

DJ: El Profesor


Workshops & Milonga @ Bognor Buġibba

These workshops are open to all levels.  If you need to choose, then beginners (improvers) may opt for Workshops A & B and more experienced dancers may opt for C & D.  Nevertheless, we encourage you to go for the whole package as the tuition is the finest.

We wanted a different concept this time, reflecting the ease, openness, light-heartedness and informality of Maltese summers.  With this in mind we chose Bognor in Bugibba.  A great location, at the water’s edge.  The 3 course menu price is favourable and it would be a great occasion to invite your relatives and friends to enjoy the setting, the music and the dancing.

Menu sajfTANGO @ Bognor – € 15

Starters:  Parma & melon or Penne pesto with cashnew nuts

Main Course: Sea Bream or Chicken Breast with Mushrooms or Lamb Shanks or Roast Beef

Dessert: Ice-cream

Glass of wine



Class A:  € 23

Class B:  € 23

Class C:  € 23

Class D:  € 23

Special Milonga:  € 5

Menu @ Bognor: € 15



Class A or B + Milonga: € 26

Class A + B + milonga:  € 48

Class B + C + milonga:  € 48

Classes A + B + C + D:  € 87

Full programme A + B + C + D + milonga:  € 89 (Apply as a couple and pay € 85 only)

Full programme & dinner:  € 99

Contact Aldo & Natalie on info@isladeltango.com or call +356 79603455 should you wish to take part in these workshops and to book dinner.  If you will be visiting Malta on those dates and need any assistance, feel free to contact us.

Event supported by Meli Car Rentals.  Meli Car Rentals is an established Car Hire and Chauffeur Drive Company. It is the Official Representative in Malta of Dollar Thrifty International.

With a large selection of car hire categories, be they manual or automatic, clients can be sure to find the car of their choice at very reasonable prices. All cars are air-conditioned and comprehensively insured

On the other hand should they prefer to be chauffeur driven, the company can supply vehicles, to individuals and also for groups. With a range of Mercedes and BMW taxis, plus minibuses capable of carrying from 10 to 18 passengers, (together with their luggage); clients can rest assured that they will arrive at their final destination in comfort and complete safety.

For Chauffeur driven transport please contact: Transport@meligroup.com

For Car Hire contact Thrifty@meligroup.com

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UNO Tango programme…15 years down the La Ronda

 UNO Tango programme…15 years down the La Ronda *

Teacher:  Maestro Eric Jørisson of El Corte

Milonga por Dos:  Sunday 17 June 2012 – An afternoon milonga at Villa Madama in Balzan. Dance in the balmy afternoon interspersed with breaks sipping long drinks in the garden.  Think flow, think easy, think calm.  Proceeds go to INSPIRE foundation which offers therapies and programmes for children with special needs.  The music will be beautifully prepared by Sabor Porteño.

4pm – 8pm

A – THREE point structures:  Sunday 17 June 2012

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 9pm

B – THREE free leg actions: Sunday 17 June 2012

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 9pm – 10pm

C – FOUR time beats:  Monday 18 June 2012 – PLACE FOR 3 COUPLES

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 10pm


D – FOURward actions in tango and waltz: Tuesday 19 June 2012 – PLACE FOR 2 COUPLES

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 10pm


Closing Milonga:  Wednesday 20 June 2012 8pm onwards.  Practice all that you have learnt and more to the tango music of Music will be prepared by Sabor Porteño. Proceeds go to INSPIRE foundation which offers therapies and programmes for children with special needs. Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan

A and C workshops are mostly geared  for people who have been dancing for one year or less, those who want to brush technique and those who want to soak up Eric’s unique way of teaching tango.

B and D workshops are geared for dancers who have a good grasp of technique, have some experience of the waltz rhythm and want to take it forward and deeper.


Workshop A:  €16

Workshop B:   €16

Workshop C:  €32

Workshop D:   €32

Workshops A + C:  €48

Workshops B + D:  €48

Package of 4 workshops: €90

Milongas: 5 minimum – All proceeds to go to INSPIRE – a voluntary organisation that helps over 1000 disabled children & adults to achieve a more integrated way of living by offering numerous therapy programmes.

This will be Aldo & Natalie’s first fund-raising efforts towards INSPIRE which will culminate in the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage between the 18th and 25th of September 2012.

For info & queries:  info@isladeltango.com

* This year we celebrate the 15th year of Argentine Tango in Malta.