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Westcourt Tango is based in East Kent and holds regular drop in classes in Canterbury. We encourage dancing socially and hold monthly practicas in Canterbury and a monthly Tango Tea Dances in Shepherdswell. Live music is a joy to listen and dance to and 2 or 3 times a year we hold an evening Milonga at Littlebourne with live music.

Everyone, from beginners to the more advanced is welcome at our social events, regardless of where your normally dance or take classes.

Our aim is to get Kent dancers dancing tango together. You are assured of a warm welcome at Westcourt Tango.

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Westcourt Tango hold regular classes in Argentine Tango, in Canterbury, for all levels.

We suggest that if you have no knowledge of the dance you choose the Absolute Beginners Course, otherwise you choose whichever level you feel comfortable with.

All our regular classes are drop in, with no booking or prepayment needed.

CANTERBURY CLASSES

For July 2016 only
Summer Special Practica on July 6th, 13th and 20th
7.15-8pm All Level Class
8pm-10pm Practica
Summer Break from July 27th to September

WORKSHOPS

We hold regular workshops with visiting teachers from Argentina, after the succesful workshops with Pablo Nievas from Buenos Aires or next workshop with visiting teachers should be in the autumn.

OUR TEACHING

Our teaching is based on the methods taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Home of Tango. From the outset we teach the fundamentals of the dance: good posture, balance, technique, body control, musicality, and elegance in your movements. Our aim is to produce confident tango dancers who can enjoy dancing socially. To attain this level of confidence it is crucial to consider correct posture, the embrace, and how to lead and follow this beautiful, improvised dance, not only at special workshops but at every class.

We don't dictate which level of class you attend, you may choose whichever level you feel comfortable with. You will know yourself whether the level you have chosen is too challenging or not challenging enough, and will be free to move to a more appropriate level.

As a guideline we suggest:

Absolute Beginners Course: For those who have never danced Argentine Tango before.

Tango Fundamentals: For those who know some basic movements our Tango Fundamentals class is for all levels,concentrating on posture, technique, balance and musicality.

Intermediates/Advanced: Building on the fundamentals, we will introduce you to more complex patterns, help you to interpret the music, improvise on the dance floor and enjoy this Beautiful Dance

dance the beautiful dance of Argentine Tango

Social dancing is the main reason for learning Argentine Tango, and Westcourt Tango host three regular events that are open to everyone and not just our students.

Our popular Argentine Tango Tea Dance held at Shepherdswell, normally on the 1st Sunday of the month and our bi monthly Milonga at Littlebourne are ideal occasions to dance, socialise with fellow dancers and enjoy tea or coffee and cakes. Our music is played in tandas, and is a mixture of traditional tango, vals and milonga with the occasional tanda of Nuevo and Neo.

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, we hold a Practica from 8-10pm at Canterbury, the hall is split into two, with an area for general dancing and another to practise your steps. The cost is £7.00


LIVE MUSIC

Dancing to authentic Live Tango Music is an experience not to be missed and at Westcourt Tango we actively promote live Argentine Tango Music with some of the best Argentine Tango Musicians.

La Poderosa are our visiting musicians at Littlebourne War Memorial Hall on October 15th, where our milonga is part of the Canterbury Festival Umbrella Events. Those of you who came to the last event with La Poderosa, will remember the excellent music played by Javier Fioramonti, Martin Espindola and Milo Bird, so put October 15th in your diaries.

Doors open at 7.30pm and dancing is until 11pm, with La Poderosa playing 2 sets. Westcourt Tango will be your DJ when the musicians take a break.

Tickets cost £18 in advance and £20 on the door.

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