to sizzle on the dance
floor? We can light the fire.
'Strictly Come Dancing' has inspired
you to learn Argentine Tango, you have found the right place. Our Tango
a dance workshop for
absolute beginners where you can learn the basics of
dancing tango. Have you noticed how many of the celebrities on the
Come Dancing" say Argentine Tango is the reason they wanted to take
part. This is your chance to start to learn this beautiful dance.
teacher Steve Morrall and his wife and dance partner Debbie Morrall
have run Tango UK since 1999 and have a unique and charismatic teaching
style that focusses on technique and musicality. Their classes mix fun
with learning and demonstrations with clear explanations. They
encourage and energise all their students with positive
and guidance. Their teaching has a depth and clarity acquired from
their own experience of the challenge of learning to dance Argentine
tango as adults.
Steve and Debbie teach Argentine Tango full time and have their own 125
square metre dance studio in the heart of the beautiful New Forest
you to a day of workshops designed for people with
who want to learn to dance tango the argentinian way. We have organised
more than 40 tango workshops to much
about our teaching.
provides the fundamental technique for
dancing Tango. The embrace, the five basic movements and the
invitation/response that passes between the man and the woman to be
able to dance using improvised collaboration.
At the end of a Toolkit you will have an understanding of what you need
to do to dance. However, the amount of time and energy you commit to
the process after this introduction will have a bearing on how soon you
will be able to dance effortlessly together.
Many dancers who have started their tango experience at a Toolkit are
now dancing Tango socially. The development time from your first steps
to confident movement is comparable to most other complex sports - at
the very least months of regular practice.
The one day course
covers the same content as a 4 week
beginners' evening course. By immersing yourself in the dance for a
day, this course is much more effective than learning one night a week.
We have found that most people forget what they have learned the
previous week in evening classes. In the past, Tango Toolkit dancers
have come from
all over the country and with our contacts, we can usually advise them
where to continue to learn tango closer to home.
teach in a fun
and absorbing way, using traditional and alternative tango music.
Newcomers are introduced to sharing a tango embrace sensitively,
understanding and playing with tango balance and axis, learning to
communicate tango moves through intention, and shaping and using their
body like a authentic tango dancer. At the end of the weekend tango
course, students will be able to dance basic tango in a social
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tango teachers, Steve and Debbie understand the challenges of learning
to dance and strive to make each tango class as easy and enjoyable as
possible - read about our techniques in the Tango
Pink Papers. We make absolute
beginners tango fun!
Pictured at La Rogaia,
Umbria, Italy where they recently taught a one week tango improvers
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We run an 8
week beginners evening course in the New Forest -
8pm until 9.30pm followed by a 1
hour practice session. £8pp.
start dates please refer to our home page GO
details and weekly
about your hosts
For Steve and
Debbie, tango is more than
just teaching dance. It is
an emotional journey where new dancers can discover ways to be
creative, to communicate without words and to respond and adapt in a
constantly changing environment. It is an affirmation of mind, body and
spirit and the pleasure of intimate contact with another
and Debbie teach internationally at tango workshops in Europe and the
about our teaching style:
"When I looked
at the feedback on your website before booking the Toolkit I thought
"well you would only put the best feedback up for people to read" but
having attended a Toolkit, the feedback was absolutely spot-on. Thanks
AT OCTOBER TOOLKIT 2010
are a great teacher -
funny, witty, sensitive, use lovely visual
images and have an ability to draw out what is hiding in the drama and
emotions of the dance."
so much for such a
wonderful, exhilarating, educational,
amusing, - at times frustrating - but thoroughly enjoyable weekend of
A DANCER AT BRAMSHAW
a very good teaching technique - and I teach teachers for a living so I
am a tough critic!"
A DANCER AT BRAMSHAW
"That was the best tango lesson I have ever had!" A
DANCER FROM BRISTOL
"Steve, when teaching you make the dance like poetry; a profound
movement integrating mind body and spirit and more importantly you
teach the present 'ness'
to hold all 3. Thank you."
Debbie Morrall at
Tango UK are dedicated
to the promotion and education of argentine tango through dance
lessons, workshops and social events in the UK and abroad.
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No problem! Here are some tips and advice to get the most out of this
am a first time dancer with two left feet and have no idea what to
expect from a one day tango workshop...
and Debbie's 124 sqm studio at Bramshaw
the perfect place to learn to dance tango. We only teach Argentine
Tango - it is our passion and our livelihood.
course it takes two to tango
of our workshops require you to come along
with someone to learn to dance with.
old saying 'it takes two to tango' is unavoidably true for us. So pin a
your office, take out a small ad, drop BIG hints, leave messages in
your hubbies lunchbox, wear a "I'm learning tango T shirt' or just
simply ask someone if they want to learn to dance tango the argentinian
way - most people, men and women, have a secret aspiration to 'tango'.
workshops are designed for an equal number of leaders and followers to
create the best learning environment for all participants. Turn up with
someone to learn to dance with and we'll do the rest.
open, coffee on
||Session 1 (75 mins)
||Session 2 (60 mins)
please bring a packed lunch
||Session 3 (60 mins)
answered and supervised practice time
£90 per couple (Please book with a
partner). Tickets are available to buy online using your
credit/debit card via a secure server. If you are travelling a long
distance, please see local B&Bs
for somewhere to stay.
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You must book in advance with a partner.
Tango Toolkit for beginners £90.00
You can pay
by cheque, direct bank transfer or
using your credit/debit card. (This method uses encrypted data transfer
and is secure). Email us with your preferred dates and we will reply
with full details of these payment options. Your place is confirmed
when payment is received in full.
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We cannot accept people who turn up on the day without a confirmed
place. Workshop numbers are both limited and gender balanced.
Your booking is a commitment to attend the workshop on the day. Refunds
will be only be considered if (a) your cancellation is made with at
least 3 weeks to run before the event, and (b) only if we can find a
replacement couple to fill your cancelled places.
will transfer your booking to a later date in the event of
illness or injury.
to tango music for free before
the Toolkit to get tuned in to the music that is the
of this beautful dance.
Spotify is an internet music site that allows you to listen to complete
tracks for free with links to purchase if required.
Preparing for the day
day takes place in our dance studio at Bramshaw village hall on the
edge of the New Forest,
near Southampton in Hampshire, 10 minutes from junction 1 on the M27.
The hall has
a cushioned dance floor, plenty of car
parking, good kitchen
and lots of local B&Bs.
engaging and informative
day of tango tuition for absolute beginners, carefully paced with lots
of breaks for refreshment and relaxing.
full programme listing and times in the blue panel above right.
bring a packed lunch. There
is a fully equipped kitchen.
provide hot and cold drinks and biscuits for tea breaks.
All workshops will be led by Steve and Debbie Morrall. We do not teach
steps or sequences - concentrating more on component techniques and
holistic principles of the dance. We have found this method encourages
confidence, improvisation and creative expression and gets people
What to wear:
clothing, footwear and
Wear loose comfortable clothing for the workshops.
There are washroom facilities but no showers. Be kind to your feet and
wear smooth soled shoes which slide easily on a wooden floor.
brings you into close and personal contact with dance partners so, guys
and girls, make yourself smell gorgeous. We supply mints but
want to bring your own mouth fresheners as well.
and sharing help breaks down the barriers of dancing intimately with
another person. During the day, we encourage people to share not only
their dance, but to circulate and make new friends.
is a lot on
offer. Your new found confidence
in dance can be enjoyed at regular events in this area. If you are keen
to further improve your tango skills, there are group lessons in
Southampton, private lessons locally by arrangement and workshops with
visiting teachers from around the world.
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are our contact details if you are having problems or need to
get in touch with us: TANGO UK