Daily Archives: July 4, 2010

Tango por dos

Now I have been excluded from the tango classes I am at a loose end on Mondays. The way my shifts work I am coming into a period where I will be on nights for the following two Mondays, but after this I intend running a small informal practica. For this week only though there was just the two of us at Casa Gresford.

Viv has long said we do not make enough use of our dance room, so I set the music in motion and we danced away for a good hour and a half. I would normally dance for longer than this, but without the social aspect it can become a little like practicing scales on the piano. Having time and space however meant we could practice some of the things we have not done for some time, and Viv could iron out her faults, I of course, have none to iron out. We did get more dancing in, in the short time we were at it, than I normally get on a Monday as it was totally uninterrupted and we never stopped.

I get in trouble with Jantango when I am in Buenos Aires for not being able to recognise the orchestras, so in an effort to redress this I decided to stick to D’Angelis, thinking that at least I would be able to recognise his music from now on.

This is my plan then, when I am out of my Monday night shifts, from 19th July I will start an informal practica , just a few friends and hopefully a few students for perhaps three hours of dancing, starting at eight. Wherever possible we will stick to one orchestra a night and, hopefully, in this way we can all learn the various orchestras and their styles.

I intend to make just a small charge to cover drinks etc and if we start running into profit that will be further reduced, hopefully if we can keep it profit free I will not run into trouble with the tax man.

Obviously I need to keep the numbers small and the man to woman ratio even, so anyone who wishes to come should just clear it with me first. The rules are simple: line of dance; no big moves; keep it simple and dance the music. Of course if anyone wishes to test something new or show someone how to do something in particular there will be room in the back. Everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited so ask early.

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