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Tango UK

Towns covered:Bramshaw, New Forest
Contact:Steve & Debbie Morrall
Areas covered: South East
Email: dance@tango.uk.com
Telephone: Office: 023 8081 4851 Steve: 07793 847500 Debbie: 07941 753707
Website: www.tango.uk.com
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We teach group workshops, weekly classes and private lessons at our dance studio in Bramshaw, New Forest only 5 minutes from junction 1 on the M27. We also run regular Milongas and weekends with visiting teachers. See our calendar for up to date information: www.tango.uk.com/calendar

About us
Steve is a life-long musician and creative artist. Before tango, Steve developed his teaching skills as an IT trainer for a national charity and as a horse-riding instructor. Both roles helped him to evolve a pedagogical interaction with people and an understanding that effective teaching requires a development of a student's mind, body and spirit.

Steve and Debbie have run Tango events at various venues in the South since 2000 and at Bramshaw since 2004 when they started the famous and much respected Tango Tangk weekends with visiting Maestros. For 10 years, they taught Argentine tango every week at TLC in Southampton before opening their own dance studio within Bramshaw Village Hall in 2010.

Steve and Debbie have taught at La Rogaia, Umbria, Italy almost every year since 2006. Wolfgang and Annette, who host the holidays, regard Steve and Debbie's Musicality teaching clearer than any other teachers they host, and they host many maestros from the world of tango.

In addition to the teaching week at La Rogaia in Italy every year, they teach workshops at festivals and other tango events around the country and in Europe.


WEEKLY CLASSES AT BRAMSHAW
Tuesdays – Advanced Musicality

8.00-9.30pm plus 1hr Practica until 10.30pm

This is our most advanced class. It does not teach basic technique (see Wednesday and Thursday classes).

Learn how to understand tango music and how to make the music the focus of your dancing. Dance the music!

What is musicality? www.tango.uk.com/what-is-musicality

Wednesdays – Building repertoire

8.00-9.30pm plus 1hr Practica until 10.30pm

This class provides students with moves and technique to expand their dance repertoire and understanding of this beautiful dance. It does not teach basic technique (see Thursday). Repertoire is drawn from our Core Elements Plus curriculum.

Thursdays – 8 week Beginners Course

8.00-9.30pm plus 1hr Practica until 10.30pm

On Thursday nights we offer a beginners class (run in 8 week course modules) that explains the basic steps and technique of dancing in a close embrace. Students learn the five fundamental moves on which this dance is based.

Please contact us for the next start date and to reserve your place. www.tango.uk.com/lessons

Our teaching method
Steve is a natural and intuitive teacher who draws on strengths that Myers-Briggs (MBIT) would categorise as eNFJ(extravert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging) a rare mix of qualities only found in 2-3% people.

Steve is an advocate of the possible, a man who will say 'half full' rather than 'half empty', a teacher who instinctively looks to and expects the best in people. He inspires confidence and self-belief because he is enthusiastically confident and believes in himself.

As a teacher, he encourages with positive feedback, celebrating the smallest improvement. In mixed level workshops, Steve is at his best and can spontaneously and effortlessly dream up activities and imagery that will help students acquire dance skills.

He teaches tango as a process of engaging mind, body and spirit and will draw on all his life skills of theatre, music, dance, clowning and art to help people bring out their inner potential.

Steve and Debbie prefer not to teach choreography which traps dancers in sequences and makes them slaves to their memory.