Tag Archives: Tango

Tango Performance at the University of Victoria

This week, it was a pleasure to dance with Roland Grittani at the celebration for Dr. Oscar Casiro, retiring Dean of the Island Medical Program. The event was blessed with a sunny evening on the beautiful grounds of UVic’s campus, and we especially appreciated the warm response from the audience. Following our dances, Dr. Casiro […]

Runway Tango Class, May 25th

I will be teaching a warm-up class at Runway Tango this Sunday, May 25th, 2:30 – 3 pm.  Catalina Grill House, 9800 McDonald Park Rd, Saanich. Developing the Connection:  Increase awareness of your partner with some fun, simple exercises, including changing roles and communicating clearly with the upper-body frame. Milonga following, 3 – 7 pm. […]

Tango Workshop in Crofton, May 18th

I am pleased to be offering another tango workshop at the Crofton Community Centre.  The focus will be musicality (the essence of dance!), and techniques to express it.  Although a ‘led’ dance, tango is most dynamic when both partners connect to the music together.  I will be joined by Roland Grittani in exploring the styles […]

Tea & Tango, in Cowichan Valley

I will be performing tango at the TeaFarm in Cowichan Valley, April 26th, with Roland Grittani, who will also play accordion.  Guests will get a taste of tango at this beautiful, rustic setting, where they grow their own tea!  Now sold out. http://www.teafarm.ca/events/tea-tango/ And a short clip of the event… https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=656821024388480&set=vb.149140658489855&type=2&theater

Tango Workshop in Crofton with Roland Grittani, October 20th

Teaching a Musicality class with our visiting tanguero, Roland Grittani, on Sunday, October 20th. Roland has lived and danced extensively in Paris, Buenos Aires, and lately, Montreal.  During the milonga following, he will share more musical inspiration by playing a few numbers on accordion.  Class begins at 4:30 pm, “Meet in the Middle” dinner milonga […]

Technique Class at Tango Vita, Saturday, July 13th

I’m looking forward to teaching a tango technique class, focusing on contra-body rotation and footwork, this Saturday, 8 pm, at Tango Vita’s Upstairs Studio, 1303 Broad St.  I’ll  also be the DJ at the milonga following, 9 pm.

Tango Workshop in Crofton, Sunday, June 2nd

Looking forward to teaching another workshop in Crofton, on Technique and Fitting Embellishments to the Music.  4:30 – 5:30 pm, Sunday.  Followed by the “Meet in the Middle” Milonga at 6 pm. http://dancenanaimo.com/dancenanaimo2/

Tango Workshop in Crofton, Sunday, March 31st

Technique workshop, including Contra-body movement and embellishments.  Crofton Community Centre, Musgrave at Robert St., 4:30 pm.  “Meet-in-the-Middle” Milonga to follow. http://dancenanaimo.com/dancenanaimo2/

Tango Workshop in Crofton, Sunday, October 28th

Exploring technique with the ocho cortado, including variations.  Crofton Community Centre, Musgrave at Robert Street. Class 5 – 6 pm, followed by buffet dinner at 6, and “Meet-in-the-Middle” milonga at 7 pm.

Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango Vanessa comes from a family of dancers. Immigrating from the U.K., her parents co-founded the local international folk dancing club, and Vanessa grew up with an awareness of musical diversity. She also took classes throughout childhood in ballet, tap, highland dancing, and music. She later continued to explore other forms of dance, such […]