To learn to dance well, you have to give yourself time.

Mastering a figure takes a while and mastering it with a certain quality of the movement can take even longer.

For example, if you want to learn how to do a nice sequence of sacadas, it is best to go back to the basic technique the walk even if you think you have mastered it all already and then revisit the main principles of musicality, and finally let yourself become aware of new ways way to connect with your partner. It will be thanks to this exhaustive work that the lovely sacada sequence will become elegnant and will remain in your vocabulary for a very long time.

© Oliver Richter
© Oliver Richter

Of course, doing all of this in a single lesson is either impossible or sloppy work. That is why I particularly appreciate teaching seminars, where we have the time to start from the basic techniques and fundamental concepts to gradually lead the students to discover new aspects in their dance, new ways to think about movement, new ways of feeling and dancing the music.

With seminars I have the time to meet each student, to examine attentively and meticulously their dance and to accompany them as intensively as possible on their way to becoming a better tango dancer.

A seminar can have the following formats:

  • A weekend (8 to 12 hours.)
  • A week (15 to 20 hours.)
  • A double lesson (2−3 lessons of 1h30)