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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Tango Trabajadores MILONGA

Tango Trabajadores MILONGA
Wednesday 30th April from 9pm onwards 
(eve of 1st of May / public holiday).
Embarque de cereales, c.1936. Painted by Benito Quinquela Martín. Mural de la Escuela Pedro de Mendoza.

Embarque de cereales, c.1936. Painted by Benito Quinquela Martín. Mural de la Escuela Pedro de Mendoza.

The milonga is entitled ‘Trabajadores’ meaning ‘Workers’. We will celebrate the beginnings of Tango in the working-class port neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

SPECIAL GUEST Tango DJ Diana will be flying in from The Netherlands to provide the music. For those who have had the opportunity to dance to the music of DJ Diana know that this is not to be missed.

Friends and family welcome to join.

€ 5 at the door.

Event is hosted with pleasure and for your pleasure by Isla del Tango (Malta)

Bookings for tables are open.  You may choose to reserve seats / tables in the Leaders Section, the Followers Section, the Couples Section or the Public Section, Buenos Aires style.

For reservations & queries: info@isladeltango.com

Tango DJ Diana

Tango DJ Diana

Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono  / Isla del Tango (MALTA)

Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)

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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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National Day of Tango 2013

National Day of Tango
National Day of Tango
An assisted practica session in honour of the great masters of Argentine Tango.

Wednesday 11th December 2013 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Fee: € 6

 Reserve your place:  info@isladeltango.com

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

 Aldo C. & Natalie D. / Isla del Tango (MALTA)

Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)

Tel: 79603455

info@isladeltango.com

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“There is a big difference between dancing in class, dancing socially, and practicing. You cannot get the most out of your dance without all three”.  The class is where you learn these things intellectually. You work out in your mind how the steps work, where your feet go and what your torso does. The practica is where you put this knowledge into your body. When your body remembers it for you, that is when you can reliably and comfortably perform the technique at a milonga, without worrying about whether you did it right. The only way to turn intellectual knowledge into body knowledge is repetition. Practice” Kara Ohlinger.

TANGO BEGINNERS COURSE

Introduction to Argentine Tango A:  Tango fundamentals and basic technique

solo tango

 

This course covers the fundamentals of Argentine Tango.  We have designed it in such a way that you explore individual movements which will form the basis of your dance without hindering your creativity.  You will use these movements at will as you get inspired by the music and your partner.  This course will provide you with the basic tools to create your first tango dances.  The journey will be as beautiful as the outcome.

Who:   Absolute beginners, beginners and anyone who wishes to revisit the fundamentals of tango.

The course starting on Friday the 15th of November is also appropriate for those who do not have a dancing partner.  The dates for this course are the 15th, 22nd and 29th November and the 6th of December.  Time 7.30pm – 9pm.

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

What:   Open Tango embrace – The importance of the frame

Walking technique

The normal walk

Alternate Step

The Pause

The Pivot

El Ocho (pivoted figure of eight)

Price:  € 60 per student (this includes tuition and a FREE practice session)

Course taught by Aldo Calleja, assisted by Natalie Debono.

Email info@isladeltango.com or call 79603455 at your earliest to reserve your place.

Looking forward to assist you in your tango journey!