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 🙂

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Taster Class: Argentine Tango

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You’ve been wanting to try out tango for some time?  Now there’s an opportunity to have a taste of this wonderful connecting dance…Taster Class:  Argentine Tango for good cause.

 Date:  Wednesday 7th May

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Fee:  10 euro per person – All proceeds will go to the Lifecycle Malta Foundation

Clothing:  Informal relaxed clothing, preferably leather soled shoes, non-pointed and with a little heel for the ladies.

Teachers:  Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono of Isla del Tango.

School:  Top Floor, Calleja Ltd. 31, Bishop Labini Street, B’Kara.

Email info@isladeltango.com or call 79603455 and book your place now OR JUST DROP BY!

Let’s Tango!

Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono / Isla del Tango (MALTA)
Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)

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Isla del Tango School Top Floor, Calleja Ltd. 31, Bishop  Labini Street B'Kara

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Top Floor, Calleja Ltd. 31, Bishop Labini Street B’Kara

Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses

tangoConnection1Argentine Tango Course…the next steps

We are happy to announce the course:  Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses between the 24th and 26th of January 2014.  This will build on the Fundamentals and Basics A.

Email info@isladeltango.com to reserve your places soonest!

Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses

Building on the substantial benefit of the fundamentals of tango, this course is focusing on the connection experienced in the open and closed embrace, taking the normal and alternate walks to a new level and introducing the outside walk.  Transitioning between the walks will be key to confidence building on the dancefloor  together with enjoying learning new steps like the essential the placed ocho and la cruzada.  Time for play with the low boleo for embellishment.  Course fee €60 including free practica session at end of course.  Email info@isaldeltango.com for reservations and questions.

Who:           Those who have already a good introduction to tango fundamentals by following Introduction to Argentine Tango A or otherwise and anyone who wishes to revisit them.

Workshop:   This course will take the format of a workshop. The beauty of the workshop is that we are working together on consecutive days, building from one hour to the next, from one day to the next.  We will maximise what we have learnt by practising in the following week without adding new material so as to let the body understand and absorb the tecnica taught in the workshop.

When:  Friday 24th January:  7.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 25th January: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday 26th January: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

+ Free Practica Session (Tuesday 28th January 7.30pm – 9.00pm)

Where: Top Floor, Calleja Ltd, 31 Bishop Labini Street, B’Kara

What: Revision of the change of balance, normal, alternate walk and pivoted ocho.

Low boleos

Connection exercises

Outside Walk

La Cruzada

Introduction to the Musicality of The Tango – dancing to the rhythm

Introduction to floor craft – navigating corners confidently

Introduction to the close embrace

Price:  Price: € 60 (price includes tuition + a free practica session. Improvers (students of Isla del Tango who have already done the same course) may be eligible for a discount.  No reimbursements given for missed classes by students. Payments on first day of class. No deposit but commitment required as we work on trust basis.

Looking forward to continue guiding you on this wonderful journey of Argentine tango 🙂

Abrazos

Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono / Isla del Tango

Isla del Tango School of Tango: Celebrating 16 years of Argentine Tango in Malta

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Argentine tango night in MALTA: FIESTA DE QUINCE: 27 October ’12 – OPEN TO NON-DANCERS

MILONGA QUINCEAñERA on Saturday 27 October 2012 

  

7.30pm:  Doors open

8.30pm:  Opening of the evening programme with tango music and dancing.

9.30pm:  The beautiful jazz singer Deborah Harrison and the accomplished Laura Best will give a rendition of loved and well known songs.

10pm – 1am:  Argentine Tango Dancing.

DRESS CODE:

Women:  Think elegant, bring out all your crystals (crystals symbolise 15th anniversary) and SPARKLE!!.  For beautiful, unique clothes visit Verve Boutique in Naxxar.  For stunning organic hair colouring, hair dos and stunning make-up look no where else but Perfect Look Health Shop and Beauty Salon in Mellieħa.

Men:  Think 3 piece suit and don those hats.  If not wearing a hat, side-part your hair.

VENUE for workshops and milonga will be none other than the best – Palazzo de Piro – the unique, historical gem in our beautiful old capital, Mdina, MALTA.

PRICE:   All the above programme including a glass of bubbly:  € 10.  For reservation of tickets drop us an email on info@isladeltango.com or sms 79603455.

DINNER: A lovely menu is prepared.  Early booking of a dining table is highly recommended at events@xarapalace.com.mt or (+356) 2145 0560

This classy & elegant event is brought to you by Isla del Tango

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Milonga @ Luciano’s Valletta

With deep thanks to all who made it to Going back to the Roots While Forward – Celebrating 15 years of tango in Malta – a fringe event with the big do on the 27th of October 2012


Outdoors Milonga

Luciano’s, Valletta (this venue has a place in Isla del Tango’s history)

Thursday 2 August 2012 from 8pm until 1am

The donation from this charity milonga went towards INSPIRE FOUNDATION – €112.50
We sweated with passion to the swoony music by DJ Aldo and enjoyed each other’s company and Luciano’s wine.  Thanks all for being there as it is because YOU were there that it was amazing…Isla del Tango x

Photo by Elaine Bugeja.