Special Monday 29th May 2017

Tango Turns  – Special Workshop

Monday 29th May 2017

 

 

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Come and join us on:

Monday 29th May 2017

for a special Workshop on: 
Tango Turns

by

Renee & Doni

 

 

Where:

Maroochydore Masonic Centre which is in Main St Maroochydore Sunshine Coast.

 

When:

29th May 2017 6pm to 7.30 followed by guided Practica

 

Cost:

Only $20
 

Just turn up …. no need to book.

John & Cheryl Lowry from the Gold Coast

Upcoming Workshop on the Sunshine Coast.


This is a One Off Special!!!
 

 

We are thrilled to haveJohn & Cheryl Lowry from the Gold Coast – experienced and well-respected teachers – coming to do a Special Workshop prior to our Monthly Milonga on Saturday 11th March 2017

at

Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore commencing at 4pm-5.30pm.

You are invited to join us for dinner at the RSL next door after the workshop or before the Milonga.


Tea, coffee and food will be served.

The cost of the Workshop is $15 and the Milonga is $10.

 

Milonga

Time: 7-11pm

– Only $10

Tea, coffee and some light food provided.


Billeting is available –

contact Cath cathscully@controlfreeks.com.au 

Special Workshop Anibal and Hosanna

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Special Workshop

Saturday 15th and Sunday the 16th October 2016
with Anibal Montenegro and Hosanna Heinridch

Venue … and dinner arrangements …. please email Cath for info:

cathscully@controlfreeks  .com.au  (just remove the space)

 

 

Anibal & Hosi

Saturday Workshops @ Caloundra

2-3.30pm 1. Pivots & Torsion

4-5.30pm 2. Turns & Shared Axis

Cost of Workshops: $25 each

 

Dinner @ Caloundra 6pm

(Bookings essential for catering purposes)

Cost $15 BYO Drinks

 

Pop Up Milonga @ Caloundra

7pm till late

$10 Proceeds to Para Los Ninos

 

Sunday Workshops @ Caloundra

2-3.30pm 3. Dancing the Rhythmic

4-5.30pm 4. Using Pauses & Silences

Cost of Workshops $25 each

 

6pm onwards anything goes!

 

Contact Cath for more info:

cathscully@controlfreeks  .com.au  (just remove the space)

Tango Nuevo Workshop with Ron and Esther

Tango Nuevo Workshop
with Ron and Esther

 

Saturday 10th September 2016

Time: 4 – 5.30pm
 
Venue: Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore
 
Cost: $15
 

ALL WELCOME

 
Dinner:
 
We will walk next door to the RSL for dinner – it would be good to have some idea of numbers so I can book a table so please let me know if you will be joining us.
 
 
Milonga:
 
Time: 7 – 11pm
 
Venue: Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore
 
Cost: $10 Proceeds going to Para Los Niños
 

Tango Nuevo Workshop with Ron and Esther

 

Tango is real inner communication between the dancing partners.

It is about discovering yourself and your partner.

The enthralling music drives and inspires the two of you in forward motion as a singular entity.

Tango touches you deep inside.

The lead, the follow and trust between partners are the key elements of the dance.

In a friendly group environment our Tango Nuevo workshop will let you experience the inspiring feeling of spicing up your own dancing.

We will take some well known traditional tango elements and show you how to trick them up into Nuevo combinations. Previous tango experience needed.

Ron and Esther

Esther Zellweger

The Swiss born highschool teacher has acquired her tango skills with the Swiss Argentinean couple Dani & Lorena Ferro, two professional show dancers well known throughout Europe.

Further dancing studies had her practising with many other acknowledged tango instructors such as Annatina Luck & Daniel Aranda, Rolf Schneider, Silvio Grand, Solange Chapperon & Rodrigo Fonti, Quique Miller and Nick Jones.

Living in Byron Bay she teaches Argentine Tango for Beginners and Intermediates every Wednesday at Ewingsdale Hall, she offers private classes at her private dance studio and regularly teaches Argentine Tango at the Byron Community College.

With her partner Ron she shares a taste for everything experimental and new in the field of Tango.

She not only likes how to figure out new dance moves but also appreciates all sorts of unexpected dancing places and enjoys the research for unusual tango music.

Her milongas are infused with an unheard alternative choice of music including Jazz, World Music, R&B/Soul, Soundtracks and Electronic.

 

Ron Fenton

Ron’s passion and ambition for Argentine Tango has been apparent from the moment he started dancing 15 years ago.

Learning from Argentinean master instructors Luiz & Karina Gomez helped him to establish a firm base in Tango.

Currently he teaches on the Gold Coast and Mount Tamborine.

He has performed at a variety of festivals and gala milongas in and around the Gold Coast and surrounding towns.

Ron’s style is a combination of traditional and show tango.

Together with Esther, he is travelling the world in order to track down new inspiration for what was once traditional Argentine Tango.

 

 

 

Judy’s Workshop 13th August 2016

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Special Milonga Workshop

 

 

13th August 2016

 

Special Teacher to teach us Milonga
coming to the Sunshine Coast
on the 13th August 2016
 
 
Topic: Milonga Liso VS Milonga Con Traspié
 
In Milonga Liso, or Simple Milonga, the dancer steps on every beat of the music.
 
Traspié literally means “trip” … Milonga traspié is considered the next level of dancing beyond simple milonga.
 
It plays with the space between the beats to syncopate the tango steps – find the essence of the milonga.
 
In milonga con traspié the dancer may use either traspié or contrapasos (changes of weight) to achieve double time.
 
Time: 4-5.30pm
 
Venue: Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore
 
Cost: $15
 

Judy Gaunt came to tango through the encouragement of her latin dance partners.

She resisted for quite a while and then travelled to Buenos Aires in 2002.

She fell in love with tango and the City of Buenos Aires.

She returned to Buenos Aires the following year and again two years later.

She took leave from work and spent a year in BsAs dance classes and Milongas on that occasion.

She took classes with as many teachers as she could. She learned some Milonga con Traspie and then went to the class of two gentlemen who between them had 100 years of dance experience.

The first time she went to their dance class Pedro asked her if she did “traspie” and she replied yes.

He replied humph, we will see….

He took her in his embrace and they danced Milonga con traspie and he smiled and told her “I love you”; he only had three words of English.

Since then she has loved this form of milonga.

The next two visits to Buenos Aires were three months each so that she could concentrate on learning to lead.

The last visit to BsAs she assisted in a class of one of her favourite tango teachers.

She has been running the Wednesday night practica at Wellers Hill for many years now.

She introduced the class “Small things that make great dancing” at the beginning of the practica in 2010.

The second Wednesday of each month the class is dedicated to “milonga con traspie”.

She has been involved in assisting with “Para Los Niῆos” since 2004.

Profits form the practica are used to help the children of Argentina.

Tango has been an absolute passion since 2002.

 
ALL WELCOME
 
Dinner:
 
We will walk next door to the RSL for dinner – it would be good to have some idea of numbers so I can book a table so please let me know if you will be joining us.
 
 
Milonga:
 
Time: 7-11pm
 
Venue: Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore
 
Cost: $10 Proceeds going to Para Los Niños
 
 
 

Lydia and Michael Saturday 9 July 2016

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Upcoming Workshop on the Sunshine Coast.


This is a One Off Special!!!
 

 

We are thrilled to have Lydia and Michael – experienced and well-respected
teachers – coming to do a Special Workshop prior to our Monthly Milonga on
Saturday 9 July at Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St,
Maroochydore
commencing at 4pm-5.30pm.

The topic is ‘Turns Done Our Way’.

Lydia and Michael started dancing tango in 2003 after being intrigued by
the music (Lydia) and the close embrace style (MIchael).

Multiple trips to BsAs cemented their understanding of the dance and the
styles they liked the most.

Lydia and Michael have been teaching tango around Brisbane since 2008
and regularly dance socially.


You are invited to join us for dinner at the RSL next door
after the workshop or before the Milonga.

 


Lydia has kindly agreed to DJ our Milonga at the same venue (so the music will be wonderful!)
which commences at 7pm – 11pm.

Tea, coffee and food will be served.

The cost of the Workshop is $15 and the Milonga is $10.

Billeting is available –

contact Cath cathscully@controlfreeks.com.au 

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How you can improve your brain by doing “The Tango” at Sunshine Coast Tango

Dance Sunshine Coast – Guess what folks it is now ‘Totally True’ … because a person in a white lab coat said so…. the McGill University research team at Quebec, Canada … where they do all seem to wear white lab coats….. have come up with…..

 

The elegant moves of Argentine tango dancing can benefit the aging brain.

They claim that by learning the elegant footwork that is essential to achieve “The Tango” you will assist your brain cells and naturally improve your balance.

With us baby boomers getting older…. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…. yes I am one of them …. and there seems to be a lot of us…..

 

[As a side note] … RE Baby Boomers ….

If you figure that WWII ended around 1945, you could say that the baby boom started in 1946 (nine months later).

That would make the oldest boomers 67 years old.

As for the other end of the equation — when did the boom end? — we checked the Web for the answer.

It turns out that the boom lasted for 19 years, marked by a lot of babies around the world … but in 1964, the rate fell and thus the boom was over (and funny that seems to be the time that the pill came on the market… but that is another story).

So the youngest boomers currently would be 49 years old.

[End side note]

 

Now here is a fact that I did not know…. that about 33% of us oldies encounter a fall each year…(I am not going into … I think they may have been pushed ‘thing’ here) …and that 40% of hospital admission are due to fall-related injuries.

So … here it is… the pun of this story….. This news that doing ‘The Tango’ improves our balance is music to the health professionals’ ears.

So … here it is… the pun of this story….. This news that doing ‘The Tango’ improves our balance is music to the health professionals’ ears.

And now for some more statistics….. it’s a sad one so have your tissues ready…. ….71% of seniors around the age of 65 now live on their own… and many of these spend more than 7 hours a day without any social contact of any kind.

This isolation, (ohhhh I hate that word) coupled with this inevitable relentless aging process, can lead to cognitive decline. Which is just a fancy way of saying you have lost your ability to think, concentrate, formulate ideas, reason and remembering.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel…. and no
it’s not what you are thinking….

…this is what the white coat mop came up with….

“Our findings suggest that tango may be better than walking for improving the execution of complex tasks and the ability to move within a restricted area without losing one’s footing,” says McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy professor Patricia McKinley.

They did a study where they a number of senior, aged 62 to 90. All were healthy individuals and each one of them had experienced a fall within the last year and had developed a fear of falling.

Now as all good researchers in white lab coats do … they had half the group do one thing and half do another as a control test sample case ….

This is what they call in the jargon talk of determine sample size for matched case-control studies with categorical exposure variable, Non-centrality parameters, with Ordinal exposure and use of likelihood ratio (LR) test, … (you can talk rubbish sometimes Duncan)

Half the group took up tango lessons and the other half just went walking.

Each group did this for ten weeks.

And now drum roll please…… the tango group showed more improvement in balance, posture and motor coordination, as well as cognitive gains, than the walking group.

They also performed significantly better than the walking group at performing a complex cognitive task while walking, standing on one foot, or turning in confined spaces.

Memory testing, however, was inconclusive, perhaps because the sample size was not large enough, says McKinley. (I was going to say something funny here … but it is happening to me too)

“Tango dancing is an ideal leisure activity for this population,” says McKinley. “It satisfies three basic requirements for exercise adherence: it’s fun, it’s a group activity, and it has a tangible goal that can be perceived not only by the dancer, but by his or her family and friends.

“So if you find yourself in that age group …come along to Sunshine Coast Tango and learn how to improve your motor coordination!

(Source: McGill University)

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