This Week at Tango Lewes – Jay & Rachel Lessons

First of all we must give a belated Thank You! to Lana McAra for all her vision and help  with our Social Dance last month. Also Thanks go to Adam and Suzanne for their demonstration dance showcasing tango to our visitors.

Last Call for Private lesson with Jay & Rachel! We have one slot available at 6.30pm on Friday 16th. Call Chris on (443)326-2096 if you would like to book this lesson

Tuesday February 13th – Practica and Lessons at The Rodney Hotel

7.30-8.15pm – Intermediate/improver lesson with Adam

Practica-All Levels–8:15-10:00

Donation: $5-$10

Saturday February 17th – Jay & Rachel Lessons at The Yoga Studio

“Fun with Rhythm, Elasticity, & Embellishment”

11.00- 12.15pm Beginners/Improvers: Basic & Travelling Cadencia

In this class we’ll use a fun and useful tango movement to explore rhythmical timing and a stretchy connection within the embrace. We’ll first learn the basic and use it to create an exciting way to travel down the line of dance.

12.15 – 1.00pm – Pot Luck Lunch
Please bring a dish or snacks to share.
12.15 – 1.00pm – Intermediate: Cadencia in turns with variation and embellishment.
We’ll apply the Cadencia in giros, to create a rhythmical & elastic variation. Plus, we’ll add an embellishment perfect for this element!
These classes are intended as a progressed pair. We  would encourage intermediates to attend both classes.
Cost: $20 per class. Both classes for $35

Sunday February 18th – Practica at The Rodney

Practica-All Levels–5.00pm-7.00pm

Donation: $5-$10

 

This Week at Tango Lewes – 2/6-2/11

SAVE THE DATE!!

Jay and Rachel are coming for group and private lessons on Feb 16/17th. Information on group lessons will follow shortly.  We still have 2 slots available for private lessons. Contact Chris for more details on (443) 326-2096

Fresh Look at Learning

Over the past year we have worked hard to get visiting teachers to Tango Lewes and our members have responded positively both to the group and private lessons that have been offered. Your commitment to both this program and to improvement in general is very visible.

In an effort to optimize your efforts,  we are working with Jay and Rachel (utilizing their new syllabus that they have developed for Intermediate/improver levels) to add more structure to the learning process.  We will be providing some additional tools to help us remember the steps AND the techniques that are critical to execution. This will include:

  • Providing a custom video PRIOR to their visit that will not just show Jay and Rachel dancing the steps, but will focus on the necessary techniques and, where possible, introduce potential embellishments. The video will be available on the Tango Lewes website and will allow you to practice before and after the lesson.
  • Our Tuesday night Intermediate/improver lessons will seek to reinforce understanding of the most recent lesson, focus on the techniques, and examine variations of the moves that will offer more variety into our dance.
  • We will bring the videos to Tuesday/Sunday Practica’s (hopefully connecting to the Wall Monitors!) where you can review as you practice. 

Our next lesson with Jay and Rachel will be on Saturday February 17th. We should have videos available early next week so that you can preview the program on the Tango Lewes site and have an opportunity to hone some of your skills before Saturday’s class.

Tuesday February 6th – Practica and Lessons at The Rodney

7.30-8.15pm – Intermediate/improver lesson with Yvonne

Practica-All Levels–8:15-10:00

Donation: $5-$10

Sunday February 11th – Practica at The Rodney

Practica-All Levels–5.00pm-7.00pm

Donation: $5-$10

 

This Week at Tango Lewes – 1/30-2/4

Our second TL Social Dance went well at The Glade Clubhouse on Saturday.   Bringing together dancers of different styles is no easy task but we are learning and will work towards an even better event that we are anticipating for late Spring. Thanks to everyone that helped and particularly to Dennis, Brenda, Linda, Beverly,Yvonne and Chris for their tireless efforts.

Congratulations to Beverly Wells for successfully completing her beginners series and graduating to ‘Improver’ level. Great Job!

Tuesday January 30th – Practica and Lessons at The Rodney

7.30-8.15pm – Intermediate/improver lesson with Yvonne

Practica-All Levels–8:15-10:00

Donation: $5-$10

Sunday February 4th – Hockessin Road Trip

Its the first Sunday of the month again so we will be travelling to the Lesson and Milonga in Hockessin, DE. If you haven’t arranged transport and would like to share a ride please contact Chris at (443) 326-2096 and she will help to coordinate.

SAVE THE DATE!!

Jay and Rachel are coming for group and private lessons Feb 16/17th. Information on group lessons will follow shortly.  We still have 3 slots available for Private lessons. Contact Chris for more details on (443) 326-2096

 

This Week atTango Lewes – 1/23-1/28

We had a good turnout for our weekend with Steve Curlen and Carolina. All the sessions seemed to be well appreciated and the Pot Luck Lunch was wonderful!

We’ve just added some videos of the session reviews to our ‘Lessons’ page.  Click here to review.

Tuesday January 23rd – Practica and Lessons at The Rodney

No beginners lesson this week.

7.30-8.15pm – Intermediate/improver lesson – This will be a chance to review/practice Steve and Carolina’s lessons from this weekend. What was really meaningful to you from these sessions? Bring your thoughts (what was your number one takeaway?) and share with us all.  Check out the videos to refresh your memory.

Practica-All Levels–8:15-10:00

Donation: $5-$10

Join us for our 2nd Tango Lewes Social Dance – Saturday Jan 27th at The Glade Clubhouse

Because We Love Our Tango & Want to Share It we have opened our Milonga to Dancers from Local Ballroom Groups & Clubs

Please come out and enjoy an evening with new folks.

We will share an Argentine Tango Lesson 7:00-7:45pm.  Tango demonstration to follow the lesson.

We would love our community to come out to partner & encourage any potential new member to join Tango Lewes

Dancing after the Lesson 8:00-11:00 with DJ-Dennis.

Playing Tango~Swing~Latin~Tango

Cost: $15 

Please bring some Food to share with Our Guests!!!!

Suggestions: Finger Food: cheese, dips, crackers, veggies, wine and paper products or whatever you would like to share.

Contact Brenda, who is our Hospitality Host at 302-947-1572 

Sunday January 28th – Practica at The Rodney

5.00-7.00pm – Open Practica.

Donation: $5

SAVE THE DATE!!

Jay and Rachel are coming for group and private lessons Feb 16/18th. Information on group lessons will follow shortly. Contact Chris for private lessons on (443) 326-2096

 

This Week at Tango Lewes – Steve Curlin & Carolina!

Tuesday January 16th – Practica and Lessons at The Rodney

7:00 pm – Beginner Lesson-Intro to Molinete-All Levels Invited

7:45 pm – Intermediate/Improver Lesson-Molinete Left from Capture the Moon

Practica-All Levels–8:15-10:00

Donation: $5-$10

Weekend Workshops with Guest Instructors-Steve & Carolina 

Location: The Yoga Studio, Rte 24 at Peddlars Village

Saturday January 20th– Workshops~Luncheon~Clothing Sale

11:00 to 12:15 pm – Beginners and Improvers with Steve & Caroline 

This class will begin with tango warm-up skills and drills, followed by a discussion of embrace, ways of walking, pivots and change of direction. This class is designed to get dancers dancing in a confident manner.

12:15 to 1:00 pm – Pot Luck Lunch & Tango Accessories Swap/Sale

Bring a dish or drink to share & go thru your jewelry, box, closet, shoes, and other accessories to find no longer used Tango Fashions to Sell or Exchange. Kathy Huegel’s Handmade Earrings will also be offered – Donations from Sales to Benefit Tango Lewes!

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm – Ladies’ Styling class with Carolina

This class is designed to beautify each step of your tango with graceful walks, ochos and embellishments. The first 10-15 minutes of the class will consist of basic stretch and tango prep drills to be performed by participants in socks, ballet slippers, dance sneakers or barefoot. Participants will have the option of switching to tango shoes for the rest of the class.

Investment: $20 per class or $35 for Both

 

January 21st-Sunday- Workshop & Practica

12:30 to 2:00 pm – Pre-Practica Class- Intermediates/Improvers

Geared towards Intermediate & Improver Level Student, this class focuses on tango sequences in close embrace. Students will be able to add different options to their existing tango. Including a simple, smooth turn. You will be able to incorporate these tango sequences into your social dance immediately through practice at the following practica.

2:00-3:30 pm-Guided Practica – Open to All Levels

Guest Instructors on hand to answer questions, dance with us, offer additional guidance to attendees.

Investment: $25 for Class & Practice   $5 Practica Only

What’s on at Tango Lewes – 1/9-1/14

Hockessin Road Trip Update

If you haven’t joined us on our Road Trip To Tango we encourage you to join us next month on the first Sunday in February.  It’s a great opportunity to bond with our own community members as we pilgrimage up north .and a wonderful chance to dance with a larger community of dancers. We are meeting new friends, learning new steps and enjoying a new venue.

Tuesday 9th of Jan – Practica at the Hotel Rodney

7:00-7:40 pm – Beginners Class with Yvonne.  Intermediate students are invited to review the “basics” and improve their leading skills while helping our newbies.

7.45-8.15 pm – Intermediate Class with Adam.  Beginner students are invited  to join the intermediate lesson.

8:15-10.00pm -All Level Open Practica

Donation: $5

Sunday 14th of January-Chuck and Dennis’s Practica  at the Hotel Rodney

All Level Practica 5-7 pm

Donation: $5

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 20th and 21st – Steve Curlen and Carolina

Steve and Carolina will be with us this weekend for classes, private lessons and a guided Milonga. Schedule as follows:

Saturday Jan 20th at The Yoga Studio

11.00-12.15pm – Beginners/Improvers lesson

12.15-1.00pm – Pot Luck Lunch and TL Ladies Clothing Benefit Sale.

LADIES:  Please be combing your closet, jewelry box and accessory drawer for gently, no-longer used Tango gear.  Price so your friends get a  bargain and Tango Lewes  grows its bank account!

1.00 pm-2.15 – Ladies embellishment class with Carolina.

Cost: $20 per class. (Both classes for $35)

Sunday Jan 21st at the Yoga Studio

12.30-2.00 pm – Intermediate Lesson

2.00-3.30 pm – Guided Practica-THIS PRACTICA REPLACES CHUCK AND DENNIS’S SUNDAY PRACTICA AT HOTEL RODNEY

Cost: $25 ($5 for Practica only)

Private Lessons

Steve and Carolina are also available for private lessons outside of these times. Contact Yvonne at 302-222-3755 to reserve a slot.

Sunday January 27th – SOCIAL DANCE BENEFIT

BREAK THE ICE at THE GLADE CLUBHOUSE

Tango Lesson and demonstration  7:00-7:45

Dancing 8:00-11:00

$15 admission

This benefit dance helps raise funds for our expenses i.e.  liability  insurance premiums, venue rental,  guest dancer class charges, food.

We need volunteers to bring food, man the registration desk, set up and clean up.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES

Jay and Rachel are planning on coming to Tango Lewes again for the weekend of Feb 16th/17th for Classes and private lessons. More details to follow.

Whats on at Tango Lewes 1/1-1/7/18

Happy New Year to our Tango Lewes friends!!

Tuesday 2nd Jan – Practica – Change of venue!!

Tonight will be at The Yoga Studio (Rte. 24 at Peddlers Village)

7.00-7.45pm – Beginners Class with Yvonne

7.45-8.15 pm – Intermediate Class

815-10.00pm – Open Practica

Donation: $5

Sunday Jan 7th  – Trip to Milonga at Hockessin.

We will be travelling again this week to Take the Lead Dance Studio in Hockessin,DE for Abby and Andre’s Milonga.

If the format is the same as last month it begins with a 50 minute lesson at 5.30pm followed by a Milonga until 9.30pm. Snacks and Beverages were provided. Cost is $15 per person.

If you are interested in car pooling for this event please call Chris on 443-326-2096 for more details.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan 20th and 21st – Steve Curlen and Carolina

Steve and Carolina will be with us this weekend for classes, private lessons and a guided Milonga. Schedule as follows:

Saturday Jan 20th at The Yoga Studio

11.00-12.15pm – Beginners/Intermediate lesson

12.15-1.00pm – Pot Luck Lunch and TL Benefit Clothing Sale.  Ladies, donate your gently used Tango gear and find something new!!

1.00pm-2.15 – Ladies embellishment class with Carolina

Cost: $20 per class. (Both classes for $35)

Sunday Jan 21st at The Yoga Studio

12.30-2.00pm – Intermediate Lesson

2.00-3.30pm – Guided Practica

Cost: $25 ($5 for Practica only)

Private Lessons

Steve and Carolina are also available for private lessons outside of these times. Contact Yvonne at 302-222-3755 to reserve a slot.

SAVE THE DATES

Jay and Rachel are planning on coming to Tango Lewes again for the weekend of Feb 16th/17th for Classes and private lessons. More details to follow.

 

 

 

New Years Eve Milonga!

Join us at the Glade Clubhouse on New Years Eve for our final Milonga of the Year and ring in 2018 with fun friendship and Tango!

Where: The Glade Clubhouse, 16 Glade Farm Drive-Rehoboth

When: Sunday Dec 31st—8pm til Midnight

Donation; $10

Bring party food to share and don’t forget your Tango Shoes!

 

 

Christmas at Tango Lewes – 12/19-12/31

Tuesday Dec 19th – Practica at The Rodney Hotel

7.30-10.00pm – Open Practica (No Lesson)

Suggested Donation: $5

Christmas Break – Happy Holidays!

There will be no Practica’s On Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th December. We wish everyone at Tango Lewes a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New  Year!

New Years Eve Milonga – Sunday 31st December – The Glade Clubhouse

Need some exercise after the holidays?  Then Tango into the New Year with us at The Glade Clubhouse. Dance until Midnight and don’t forget to bring some goodies to share

8pm – Midnight at The Glade Clubhouse

Suggested Donation – $10

 

This Week at Tango Lewes – 12/12-12/17

 

Tuesday Dec 12th – Lesson and Practica at The Rodney Hotel

7.30-8.15pm – Lesson with Adam

8.15-10.00pm – Open Practica

Suggested Donation: $5

Sunday Dec 17th – Chuck’s Practica at The Rodney Hotel 

5.00-7.00pm – Open Practica

Suggested Donation: $5

Road Trip Update

Nine Tango Lewes Members went on the trip last Sunday to Hockessin for a lesson with Andre an Abby followed by a Milonga.  Everyone enjoyed the evening so much that we decided that we will go to these events on a regular basis. Therefore, beginning January, we will cancel our Practicas on the first Sunday of each month in order to attend.  We will be giving ride-sharing info in our newsletter the week prior to each event and hope you can attend.

New Years Eve Milonga – Save The Date!

By popular demand, we will be changing the date of our December monthly Milonga, usually on the last Saturday of each month, to Sunday 31st. Come and ring in the New Year with Tango! More details to follow….