Tango weekend with Kati and Tiha
We are happy to welcome you to this great weekend with Kati and Tiha. Some information about the teachers at the end of this page and at trondheimtango.no
You do not need a
partner for the technique classes. Therefore - if you register only for
classes on Thursday, write 'technique class' in the field where you
should write dance partner's name.
Technique classes on Thursday at Befalsforeningen, Vår frues gt. 4, everything else at
Bridgens Hus, Brattørveita 10, 3.etg.
T1:18.30-20.00 women technique class - E (only 2 places left!)
T2: 20.15-21.45 leader technique class - E (cancelled)
Friday 11-18 posibility for private lessons.
Normally six all together .
F1: 19.00-20.30 The magic of pause - dancing milonga - E
M: 21.00- 02.00 Milonga - DJ Kati
L1: 11.00-12.30 Elegance and sensuality of walk - I
L2: 13.00-14.30 Soft ganchos - I
Lunch break: 14.30-15.30
L3: 15.30-17.00 Enrosquez for leaders and for followers - E
M: 21.00- 02.00 Grand milonga with show!- ’knyttis’; everyone brings food to share and we eat together before dancing (remember to bring at least as much as you will eat!)
DJ To be annouced
S1: 11.00-12.30 Sacadas in close embrace - I
S2: 13.00-14.30 Boleo in spiral - I
Lunch break: 14.30-15.30
S3: 15.30-17.00 Led and not led adornos in linear and circular movements - E
Registration is binding. Your partner must also sign up within 3 days in order for you to keep your place.
E – Everyone: all levels, at the minimum you can lead/follow what is tought at our 6-12 weeks semester courses for beginners, basic technique (walking, weight changes, ochos), dance experience: 3 months or more
I – Intermediate: you have integrated what is tought at our 6-12 weeks intermediate semester courses, basic technique (see above, also including giros, double-time steps, rebound steps/change of direction, cross/parallel system), dance experience: 1-2 years or often more
I/A – Intermediate/advanced: your basic technique is good (see above, also the preparation and flow of ganchos, boleos and barridas is getting much better), ocho cortado is easy, you have flow in your vals and your milonga is getting much better, dance experience: 2-5 years or often more
A – Advanced: you are a very experienced dancer, your techique and communciation in the embrace is very good, musicality is an integrated part of your dance and much more important to you than steps/figures, you teach or are able to teach at all the levels below, dance experience: 3-7 years or often more
M – Master: you are an exceptionally good dancer, you teach or are able to teach at all the levels below, dance experience: 5-10 years or often more
Practicing basic technique; walking, weight changes and communication in the embrace, is always time well spent.
I started tango at 2001, before that I danced flamenco and earlier I did martial arts. I have been teaching tango for 10 years. The fact that I am a conductor (teacher of movements) served as a firm base for tango since it has made the understanding, analysing and teaching of natural movement a part of my life.
As a dancer I think that the couple is the most important thing. So (if I say yes to an invitation for a dance!) my aim is to make my partner happy - in every single dance. Consequently as I worked on my technique, the central issue was never style. My aim is to be able to dance with the different leaders dancing all the variety of styles in a way that the two of us become a real couple. The base of my technique is natural movement and comfort: technique is just a tool to express the feelings.
For this reason during my technique course I work a lot on the use of the base leg, the ways we can relax certain muscles, the different types of dissociation, how we use and how we don't use the arms, how we use the music, the adornments as well as the secrets of high heel shoes, posture and of course the walk.
As a teacher the base of my work is the group and the members of the group. More and more challenging and complex tasks come as the group improves.
I believe in the importance of personal feedback and I truly believe in work!!!
I started to dance tango at 2001 in Nässjö, Sweden. I got infected with that in Falsterbo during the next summers Tangocamp....and I got hooked for real just a couple of weeks after on the Tango Island, Waxholm.. Since then everything has just been moving forward in a typical tango way: learning, travelling during the first years and later the list has been completed with teaching and performing.
I like the complexity of tango. Actions are happening on the physical, intellectual and emotional level at the same time with the ever written ultimate dance music around...so you really have to be in presence if you want to dance good. Which is not easy just because of the complexity !! There are potentially disturbing moments everywhere :))
As a teacher I would like to help to my students to develop all the levels..
Finding an easy, organic way to move.
Understand the structure of the tango to be able to combine the elements.
“Handle” the music and emotions and then fill the dance with ….something which is personal and unique.