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
teaching requires a development of a student's mind, body and
and Debbie have been
teaching Argentine Tango for more than a decade and run a dance studio
specialises in the art of Argentine tango in Bramshaw in the New Forest
124 sqm dance studio at Bramshaw within easy reach of
Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth, 5 minutes from
junction 1 on the M27 MAP
also organise regular
social events and teaching weekends with visiting teachers from around
can I learn to
Steve and Debbie Morrall?
workshops, weekly classes, private lessons at our dance studio in
Forest only 5 minutes from junction 1 on the M27. Directions
you are a beginner, you can learn to dance with us on week
The course will
teach you how to
dance salon style tango, 'walking in an embrace to
music'. This takes
place from 8pm - 9.30pm followed by a 1 hour
practice session (see below for the next start date, cost and course
can't make week night evenings,
offer one day intensive starter courses called Tango Toolkits at the
you graduate from the first level 'walking in an embrace to music'
class, we offer an second level class which focuses
on developing the language of the dance based on the five
moves, and rotating
in an embrace to music.
To enquire about private lessons at our studio in Bramshaw, please contact us direct. CONTACT DETAILS
Feedback from a world class dancer/ teacher
"Steve Morrall is one of
the most inspiring tango educators and
personalities of our time. I heard of him, but then met him in person,
worked with him, joined his class. Hands down. I suggest you all to get
to know him."
and Michelle Erdemsel travel the world teaching Argentine Tango. They taught a Tango Tangk at Bramshaw
in April as part of their 2013 European Tour.
and Murat share a background in graphic
design and music and discovered a remarkable similarity and crossover
teaching style and content. Murat and Michelle's amazing style and
musicality is captured on many YouTube videos. Here is one you must see:
from a local dancer who had
series of private lessons with Steve
to prepare for a trip to Buenos
had to write from Buenos Aires and let you know Steve that your
teaching has been much complimented on.
have been told over and over again that I dance like a true tanguera
and they ask who my teacher is as he must be Buenos Airean and I tell
them it is you and that you are someone who is true to the BsAs method
and ethos. They are all absolutey delighted with that.
have now been whisked on the floor for every milonga going including
with Josť whatever his name is
and we 'ripped up the floor' with him
doing all those knee lifts and kicks at Gricel, it was FANTASTIC. Thank
you, thank you, thank you."
Our second level class also takes place
in the dance
studio at 8pm - 9.30pm also followed by a 'practica' (practice
class, we guide you
towards our Thursday night advanced musicality class, private lessons
workshops, advising each dancer on the format that best suits their
workshops and teach at festivals
and other tango events around the country which we publish on our events
page and via our 'opt-in'
Our teaching method
is a natural and
intuitive teacher who draws on strengths that
would categorise as eNFJ (extravert,
iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging)
a rare mix of qualities only found in 2-3% people.
is an advocate
of the possible, someone
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.
Murat Erdemsel, a world renowned
Argentine tango dancer and teacher describes Steve Morrall as "one of the most inspiring
tango educators and
personalities of our time". MORE
teacher, he encourages with positive feedback, celebrating the smallest
improvement. In mixed level workshops, Steve can
spontaneously and effortlessly adapt activities and imagery that
will help students of all levels improve their dance skills.
teaches tango as a
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
and Debbie do not to teach choreography which traps dancers in
makes them slaves to their memory.
is about the
music and dancing from
the heart. In a recent class, Steve and Debbie were working on breaking
the dance down into taking one considered step at a time. In the class,
Steve said "....think
tango as non-verbal
communication. A conversation with a
stranger will start simply and grow in depth and complexity as we learn
how they respond, what they are interested in, what moves them and what
they don't like."
To illustrate this, he showed the dancers an exercise to apply
concept in the way mind and body could understand.
dance simply - even with
a partner you know well. They can have off days too and need to refocus
on you and your dance. Don't hurry steps, savour moments of simply
walking together in an embrace. Ask yourself - can you feel her heart
beat? Can you
feel tension? Are you tense? Don't forget to breathe. A deep, slowly
exhaled breath in an embrace will encourage your partner to relax."
other articles by
Steve on argentine tango inPink
for our 8 week beginners class at Bramshaw
of the tango embrace and the tango walk. Introducing
step or change of weight. So similar yet so different.
Collaborative movement through non verbal
in an embrace to music. Tango is ALL about the music, so lets learn how
to dance simply to it.
to dance tango is like learning another language. Lets tell
each other a story in 'tango-speak'.
the dance or dancing the walk - understanding the difference will help
you move like an Argentinian.
whole dance is made up of 5 core movements, 3 linear, 2
review of all the above and gentle assessment of participants' needs to
improve their dance
Call us for details of
our next 8 week beginners course on 023 8081 4851
workshops and classes that progress and augment our teaching philosophy
Bodyshop is aimed at
dancers of any level who feel their dance needs a boost. It uses the
latest video technology to give instant visual feedback to dancers and
is a very powerful learning and refining
tool for posture, style, axis and balance.
is a weekend workshop organised by
us in three levels. Teaching is provided
maestros from around the world who we know and trust to provide the
very best tuition. Steve is available for private lessons during Tango
Our musicality workshops and seminars separate the processes of (a)
learning to understand tango music and (b) moving with understanding to
tango music. Using a grand piano and bandoneon, Steve Morrall teaches
these workshops using a mix of seated audience
build an understanding of musical structure and movement to music. This
process draws on his experience of engaging left/right brain through
Download lesson notes for our beginner's course here