Nathalie's tango scene


Your contact is Nathalie: nathalie@tangomalta.org | 79287755
Venue: Numero Dos, 2 Triq il-Mastrudaxxa,Qasam Industrijali, MOSTA


If interested please contact Nathalie on 79287755 Nathalie @tangomalta.org-


REGULAR WEEKLY SCHEDULE (RE DECEMBER PLS CHECK CALENDAR)

MONDAYS: 7.30pm Intermedios (with partner) / 9.15pm Practica for all.


TUESDAYS: 8.00pm Principiantes

SATURDAYS: 9.00pm MILONGA until 12.30am


OTHER DAYS: Nathalie is available by appointment for individual or small group private lessons of all levels, and for wedding dance preparation. Write to nathalie@tangomalta.org or phone her on 79287755


Always check out the calendar on the right for any last minute changes

Dec 24, 2009

7th January 2010: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur will be starting the year at the Wine Gardens at Villa Madama this coming Thursday 7th January from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, non-dancers free. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584

Intermedios Janauary 2010 Cycle

Intermedios classes January 2010 Cycle:


Dates (Rabat)
Tuesday 12th Jan
Tuesday 19th Jan
Tuesday 26th Jan
Tuesday 2nd Feb

Time: 9.00pm (please note that it is not possible for us to change the time of this class since Gordon is not available earlier)


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Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done Principiantes for at least one cycle, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price: 30 Euros for 4 sessions

How to apply:

* Please apply in pairs.
* Send an email to Claudia indicating your partner's name.
* Bookings can only be accepted in pairs - so make sure you apply with a partner. For this reason we encourage you to come to Milongas & Practicas to exchange contacts in order to find a partner.
* Bookings will be confirmed via email.

Conditions:
Sorry, we are not able to refund missed classes.

Pricipiantes January 2010 Cycle

For those of you that are enjoying the Primeros Pasos and would like to continue, the next level would be Principiantes.

If you still feel very shaky on the elements that you've done in the Primeros, you may repeat the course at half price (€20).The primeros pasos will be held on the same dates as the Principiantes but at 7.30pm. You may also take both classes in parallel so that you continue consolidating the elements of Primeros Pasos, whilst learning new elements.

Dates
Monday 11th Jan (Rabat)
Monday 18th Jan (University Common Room)
Monday 25th Jan (Rabat)
Monday 1st Feb (Rabat)
Time: 9.00pm
Price €40 (Senior citizens and full time students 30euros)

Lessons are 1:30 hours long.

To apply, please email Nathalie. It would be ideal if you try to apply in pairs - ask fellow dancers during classes, practicas or milongas, and remember that we will change partners during lessons so it does not necessarily mean that you have to remain with the same partner throughout the lesson.

Primeros Pasos January 2010

Tango Argentino - Primeros Pasos
(introductory course for complete beginners)
taught by Nathalie Mifsud

Argentine tango is a beautiful dance and it has attracted the attention of most major cities in the world. Even here in Malta we have a group of tango enthusiasts who are only too happy to pass on their knowledge of this addictive dance.


Dates
Monday 11th Jan (Rabat)
Monday 18th Jan (University Common Room)
Monday 25th Jan (Rabat)
Monday 1st Feb (Rabat)

Lessons start at 7.30pm, and are 1:30hrs long.

Apart from these lessons, we also meet every week for our regular Milonga, and other activities. I will hold a 1 hour assisted practice before the Milonga around the time of your last lesson, specifically for your group.

Price
€40 per person / €30 for full-time students & senior citizens.
€20 for those that would like to repeat the course.

Please confirm your attendance by reply email to nathalie@tangomalta.org stating your full name and mobile number (in case I need to contact you urgently) and all details of any accompanying friends.

Dress - What you want, normally, casual.
Shoes - Followers (usually women) are advised to wear well supported shoes, no flip flops. Leaders (usually men) are advised against wearing long pointed shoes. Gym shoes are fine.

Dance partner No need for a fixed partner, but applying in couples makes life a little easier.

IMPORTANT: Payment can be effected on the first lesson. Please arrive a little earlier. NO refunds will be issued for missed classes.

Gift Vouchers: Please remember that you can always give a Tango course as a gift to a loved one or a dear friend.

If you need, private classes, further information and/or booking contact me on nathalie@tangomalta.org, or call 79287755 / 21456408

Dec 19, 2009

Cecilia Pascual Workshop 2010

Cecilia Pascual is an Argentinian professional dancer and tango teacher. She started her professional life in classical dance, eventually turning to contemporary dance and Argentine Tango. After building her career in South America, since 2000, she started to dance and teach Argentine Tango in France and Switzerland. Cecilia travels regularly to Argentina to reach back to the roots of tango. Cecilia will be in Malta for a workshop from the 4th to the 6th February 2010.

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PROGRAMME
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last updated *16 Jan* Extended Early Bird Prices

Workshop A: Back to Basics

Thursday 4th Feb: 19:00 - 20:30
Friday 5th Feb: 19:00 - 20:30
Saturday 6th Feb: 10.00 - 11.30

Workshop B: Figures in Tango

Thursday 4th Feb: 20.45 - 22.15
Friday 5th Feb: 20.45 - 22.15
Saturday 6th Feb: 12.00 - 13.30

Workshop C: Tecnica for Followers
Saturday 6th Feb: 15.00 - 16.30

Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary programme and that times or dates might change. We will keep this page updated accordingly.

Milonga will be held on Saturday 6th February


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PRICE
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Early Registration (up to 28th Jan)

Workshop A: €50 per person
Workshop B: €50 per person
Workshop C: €10 per person
Workshop A+B: €80 per person
Workshop A+B+C: €85 per person
Workshop A+C: €55 per person
Workshop B+C: €55 per person

Late Registration (29th Jan onwards)
Workshop A: €65 per person
Workshop B: €65 per person
Workshop C: €15 per person
Workshop A+B: €95 per person
Workshop A+B+C: €100 per person
Workshop A+C: €75 per person
Workshop B+C: €75 per person

The registration dates will be strictly adhered to, so please do make your payments early to benefit from early bird prices.

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Location: University Common Room

Leader/Follower Balance: In order to ensure maximum benefit from these courses, we will be requesting that you secure a partner in advance. As always, we will be changing partners throughout the lessons.

Booking Policy: Bookings will be accepted upon receipt of payment. No refunds will be given after the 17th Jan. All workshops are limited in places and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. We retain the right to refuse bookings.

Advice: We encourage those taking primeros pasos and principiantes to take Workshop A and C. For those taking intermedios, as always you can benefit from all workshops since refinement in Tango is a very important aspect of the dance. Those of you who are unsure which workshop/s is best for them can consult with Nathalie or Gordon who will be able to guide you accordingly.

What next: For a preliminary reservation please email Claudia. She will then guide you with regards to payment and booking confirmation.

Dec 4, 2009

19th December 2009: Milonga Phoenicia

Come and enjoy Argentine Tango in Malta at Milonga Phoenicia on Saturday 19th December from 9pm onwards. This will be our last Milonga before new year's, so come and spread some Tango Christmas Cheer! As always, email your music requests to DJ@TangoMalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, free for non-dancers. If you need more info email Claudia or call +356 7909 2584.

10th December 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur will be going to Vino Lounge at SouthPort Marsaxlokk this coming Thursday 10th December from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, non-dancers free. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584. Click here for map

Nov 27, 2009

Boleo Workshop

Nathalie is holding a workshop focusing on Boleos and Contraboleos on Sunday 13th December from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. This will be held at St. Augustine's Hall, Rabat.

Price: €7 per person
Apply: Email Nathalie to confirm your attendance, and indicate your partner's name

A practica will be held from 8.30pm till 10pm - free for those who attend the workshop, €3 for the rest.

PS: There will NOT be a Follower's Tecnica class with Claudia on Saturday 12th

New Year's Eve Tango Ball

Celebrate the new year with your Tanguero friends. We are organising a Milonga to be held at Gloria's, 39, Mrabat Str., Sliema.

Bring your own food & drinks (email so that we can coordinate this)
Price: €10 (All proceeds will be going to charity, so if you wish, you can give more!)
Conditions: Buy your ticket/s until 15 December 2009!
Open to all

*UPDATE*
We have made the necessary arrangements and we are happy to announce that all the funds that will be collected will go to the Malta Community Chest Fund. A presentation of the donation will be made to Mrs. Abela in January. Feel free to be generous :)

3rd December 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur will be going to the Wine Gardens at Villa Madama this coming Thursday 3rd December from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, non-dancers free. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584

Nov 17, 2009

29th November 2009: Practica Asistida

A practica is a good opportunity to practice what you have learnt and ask for assistance if you have any difficulties. It is not a substitute for missed classes. It is also a way of meeting other tangueros/as from other groups, in a casual and relaxed setting.

A three hour practica asistida on Sunday 29th November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at 39, Mrabat Str., Sliema.

For those that want, there will be half an hour of exercises between 6.30 & 7.00

Open for all levels.

Fee 3 euros. Kindly put your fee in the purse next to the door.

Nathalie

Intermedios December 2009 Cycle

Intermedios classes December 2009 Cycle:

Dates:
Tues 1 Dec 9pm
Tues 8 Dec 9pm
Tues 15 Dec 9pm
Mon 21 Dec 9pm

Venue: St. Augustine's Hall, Rabat

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Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done Principiantes for at least one cycle, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price: 30 Euros for 4 sessions

How to apply:

* Please apply in pairs.
* Send an email to Claudia indicating your partner's name.
* Bookings can only be accepted in pairs - so make sure you apply with a partner. For this reason we encourage you to come to Milongas & Practicas to exchange contacts in order to find a partner.
* Bookings will be confirmed via email.

Conditions:
Sorry, we are not able to refund missed classes.

Weekly Followers' Tecnica Classes

Claudia is organising weekly drop-in classes for Followers' Tecnica from Saturday 28th November at 3.00pm. This 90-min class will consist of exercises aimed at improving one's balance and tecnica which can later be applied to other classes and in the dance in general. There is no need to book to attend these classes, however it is important to be punctual to benefit from a good warm up. Price will be €3.00 per class or €12.00 for a batch of 6 classes (€2 each class, taken at your convenience). For more information please email Claudia or call +356 7909 2584.

Location: 20, St. John's Str. Hamrun
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm (at this time parking is usually quite easy)
Level: These classes are open to all levels

Please bring a pair of socks and your Tango shoes.

FAQ:
Do I need a partner? - NO! This is a followers' only class - no leaders required.
Do I need to book? - NO! This is a drop-in class, just turn up.
Do I have to come every week? - NO! You come when you can. The class will be held every Saturday, irrespective of the number of people who turn up.

26th November 2009: Milonga

Nathalie and Rupert are organizing a Milonga at the Phoenicia Hotel's Palm Court on Thursday 26th November from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by DJs Roo & dNet, so make sure to send in your requests here. Entrance is of 3 euros for dancers and free for non-dancers. For more information email Nathalie or call +356 7928 7755.

Nov 14, 2009

19th November 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur will be going to Vino Lounge at SouthPort Marsaxlokk this coming Thursday 19th November from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, non-dancers free. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584. Click here for map

Nov 9, 2009

12th November 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur will be going to the Wine Gardens at Villa Madama this coming Thursday 12th November from 8.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. Entrance for dancers is €3, non-dancers free. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584

Oct 30, 2009

18th November 2009: Followers Tecnica Class



A Followers' Tecnica class by Jelena Ivanovic will be held on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm at the University Common Room. This session is ideal for followers who are either at Intemediate level, or about to join the intermediate level. Due to the limit in the number of places available, we will be giving a first preference to those who are regularly taking classes with Nathalie and Gordon, and to those who practice on a regular basis (Milongas and practicas).

Price: €15 per person

Application: Email TangoMalta@gmail.com to reserve your place - Bookings will be confirmed only upon receipt of payment, and must be made until the 11th November. Claudia will be informing you if you are on the waiting list or if your booking has been accepted via reply email - please follow her instructions.

6th November 2009: Milonga de la Gloria

We are happy to have an other Milonga de la Gloria this coming Friday at 39, Mrabat Str., Sliema - click here for map. We will be having a red rose theme! You are free to bring your own snacks and beverages. (We will be providing water and cups). Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584

Primeros Pasos November 2009

Tango Argentino - Primeros Pasos
(introductory course for complete beginners)
taught by Nathalie Mifsud

Argentine tango is a beautiful dance and it has attracted the attention of most major cities in the world. Even here in Malta we have a group of tango enthusiasts who are only too happy to pass on their knowledge of this addictive dance.


Dates
Monday 23rd Nov - 39, Mrabat Str. Sliema
Monday 30th Nov - 39, Mrabat Str. Sliema
Monday 7th Dec - St. Augustine Hall, Rabat
Monday 14th Dec - St. Augustine Hall, Rabat

Lessons start at 7.30pm, and are 1:30hrs long.

Apart from these lessons, we also meet every week for our regular Milonga, and other activities. I will hold a 1 hour assisted practice before the Milonga around the time of your last lesson, specifically for your group.


Price
€40 per person / €30 for full-time students & senior citizens.
€20 for those that would like to repeat the course.

Please confirm your attendance by reply email to nathalie@tangomalta.org stating your full name and mobile number (in case I need to contact you urgently) and all details of any accompanying friends.

Dress - What you want, normally, casual.
Shoes - Followers (usually women) are advised to wear well supported shoes, no flip flops. Leaders (usually men) are advised against wearing long pointed shoes. Gym shoes are fine.

Dance partner No need for a fixed partner, but applying in couples makes life a little easier.

IMPORTANT: Payment can be effected on the first lesson. Please arrive a little earlier. NO refunds will be issued for missed classes.

Gift Vouchers: Please remember that you can always give a Tango course as a gift to a loved one or a dear friend.

If you need, private classes, further information and/or booking contact me on nathalie@tangomalta.org, or call 79287755 / 21456408

Oct 29, 2009

Pricipiantes November Cycle

For those of you that are enjoying the Primeros Pasos and would like to continue, the next level would be Principiantes. If you still feel very shaky on the elements that you've done in the Primeros, you may repeat the course at half price (€20).The primeros pasos will be held on the same dates as the Principiantes but at 7.30pm. You may also take both classes in parallel so that you continue consolidating the elements of Primeros Pasos, whilst learning new elements.
Dates (venues for these dates will be announced shortly)
Monday 23rd Nov 2009
Monday 30th Nov 2009
Monday 7th Dec 2009
Monday 14th Dec 2009
Time: 9.00pm
Price €40 (Senior citizens and full time students 30euros)

To apply, please email Nathalie. It would be ideal if you try to apply in pairs - ask fellow dancers during classes, practicas or milongas, and remember that we will change partners during lessons so it does not necessarily mean that you have to remain with the same partner throughout the lesson.

Oct 26, 2009

8th November 2009: Practica Asistida

A practica is a good opportunity to practice what you have learnt and ask for assistance if you have any difficulties. It is not a substitute for missed classes. It is also a way of meeting other tangueros/as from other groups, in a casual and relaxed setting.

A three hour practica asistida on Sunday 8th November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the University common room.

For those that want to shed off the rust, there will be half an hour of exercises between 6.30 & 7.00

Open for all levels.

Fee 3 euros. Kindly put your fee in the purse next to the door.

Nathalie

Oct 25, 2009

29th October 2009: Milonga del Sur

This week's Milonga will be held at St. Augustine's Hall, Rabat this coming Thursday 29th October from 8.30pm onwards. You are invited to bring your own beverages (We will be providing water and cups). Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584.

Themed Practicas with Nathalie and Gordon

Nathalie and Gordon will be holding two themed practicas as follows:

Tuesday 27th from 9pm to 11pm at the University Common Room: Practica session with milonga music only
Tuesday 3rd November from 9pm to 11pm at St. Augustine's Hall, Rabat: Practica session with vals music only

Nathalie and Gordon will be available to assist you with any difficulties that you might encounter.

Price: 3 Euros per practica

No booking necessary

Oct 23, 2009

1st November 2009: Tecnica Workshop

Nathalie is organising a Tecnica Workshop on Sunday 1st November for various levels split in two parts with the following details:

Part A - Refining the Ocho
6.30pm-7.45pm This workshop is open for all levels. Price 5 euros per person

Break
8.00pm-8.30pm A break in comfortable flip flops. Those of you that would like to bring tea/coffee etc may do so and have them during this half hour. No alcohol at this point.

Part B - Invisible Leading
8.30pm-9.30pm This workshop is open for those at Intermedios level and above. Price 7 euros per person.

It is strongly suggested to those at Intermedios level to take both classes. Price 10 euros per person.

Part C - Dancing
We dance until 11pm (alcohol may be consumed at this point).

It is your responsibility to apply in pairs (follower/leader or follower/follower or leader/leader). To book please email Nathalie at your earliest and specify which part you will be attending (A or B or both).

Venue: St Augustine Hall Rabat.
Suggested parking in front of Tattingers on the Siggiewi Road.

Oct 11, 2009

Intermedios October/November 2009 Cycle

Intermedios classes October/November 2009 Cycle:
Biagi Group
Dates:
Mon 26th Oct 9pm (Location: University Common Room, Msida)
Mon 2nd Nov 9pm (Location: St. Augustine's Hall, Rabat)
Mon 9th Nov 9pm (Location: 147, Eucharist Road, Mosta)
Mon 16th Nov 9pm (Location: tbc)

Canaro Group - Cancelled due to lack of bookings
Dates:
Tues 27th Oct 9pm
Tues 3rd Nov 9pm
Tues 10th Nov 9pm
Tues 17th Nov 9pm


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Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done Principiantes for at least one cycle, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price:
For one group: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions
For both groups: (cancelled) 45 Euros for the 8 sessions (note: the two groups will be covering exactly the same material, however those of you who wish to be more confident with the elements that we cover, you might find it useful to actually attend both groups - this of course is entirely up to you and not necessary)


How to apply:

* Send an email to Claudia indicating which group (Biagi/Canaro) you will be attending.
* Please apply in pairs and in your email indicate who your partner is. If you are attending both groups, indicate who your partner is for each of the groups.
* Bookings can only be accepted in pairs - so make sure you apply with a partner. For this reason we encourage you to come to Milongas & Practicas to exchange contacts in order to find a partner.
* Bookings will be confirmed via email.

Conditions:
Sorry, we are not able to refund missed classes. If you need to switch from one group to another for one of the sessions this is possible only if you shift together with your partner.

Please email back to confirm your attendance. If you need any further clarification let us know.

15th October 2009: Milonga Tango Porteño

Argentine Tango in Malta at Milonga Tango Porteño on Thursday 15th October 2009 from 8.30pm till 11.30pm at Lo Squero, Floriana's Haywharf. Lo Squero offers an appetising menu along with beautiful views of Marsamxette Harbour. Diners are encouraged to reserve a table by calling 21232700. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584.

Oct 8, 2009

18th October 2009: Practica Asistida

A practica is a good opportunity to practice what you have learnt and ask for assistance if you have any difficulties. It is not a substitute for missed classes. It is also a way of meeting other tangueros/as from other groups, in a casual and relaxed setting.

A three hour practica asistida Sunday 18th Oct, at 6.30pm - 9.30pm at St. Augustine's Hall. The first half hour will consist of exercises between 6.30 and 7.00pm. Open for all levels.

Fee 3 euros. Kindly put your fee in the purse next to the door. (I would greatly appreciate if everyone paid. If you cannot contribute please do speak to me.)

Nathalie

Location: Il-Forn, Birgu

Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar, Birgu
Getting there…

Oct 6, 2009

Location: St. Augustine Hall, Rabat

St. Augustine Hall is 3 doors away from Cafe di Rio Bar in Main Street, Rabat. As you are coming from Valletta and you turn to go into Rabat you will see a petrol station (V&J Grima) on the left and Cafe de Rio Bar on the right. St. Augustine's Hall is 3 doors away. For a better view, check out google map here.

Sep 30, 2009

9th October 2009 Milonga Tango Porteño

Tango Argentino in Malta at Milonga Locatelli, St. James Cavalier, Valletta from 8.30pm onwards on Friday 9th October. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call +356-7909-2584.

Sep 29, 2009

Primeros Pasos October 2009

Tango Argentino
Primeros Pasos
(course for complete beginners)
taught & organised by Nathalie Mifsud

Argentine tango is a beautiful dance and it has attracted the attention of most major cities in the world. Even here in Malta we have a group of tango enthusiasts who are only too happy to pass on their knowledge of this addictive dance.

Dates:
Monday 12th October 2009 at 19.30 (St. Augustine Hall, Rabat)
Monday 19th October 2009 at 19.30 (University Common Room)
Monday 26th October 2009 at 19.30 (University Common Room)
Monday 2nd November 2009 at 19.30 (St. Augustine Hall, Rabat)
Lessons are 1:30hrs long

Apart from these lessons, we also meet every week for our regular Milonga, and other activities. I will hold a 1 hour assisted practice session before the milonga around the time of your last lesson, specifically for your group.

Price:
40 Euros per person / 30 Euros for full-time students & senior citizens.
20 Euros for those that would like to repeat the course.

Please confirm your attendance by reply email to nathalie@tangomalta.org stating your full name and mobile number (in case we need to contact you urgently) and all details of any accompanying friends .

Dress: What you want, normally, casual.
Shoes: Followers are advised to wear well supported shoes, no flip flops.
Leaders are advised against wearing long pointed shoes. Gym shoes are fine.

Dance partner: No need for a fixed partner, but applying in couples makes life a little easier.


IMPORTANT: Payment can be effected on the first lesson. Please arrive a little earlier. NO refunds will be issued for missed classes. I do my utmost to maintain a leader-follower balance, therefore inform me of your intentions as early as possible to make the necessary arrangements. However I am not to be held responsible for any unbalance.

Gift Vouchers: Please remember that you can always give a Tango course as a gift to a loved one or a dear friend.

If you need , private classes, further information and/or booking contact me on Nathalie@TangoMalta.org, or call 79287755 or 21456408.

24th October 2009: Milonga Otoñal


Isla del Tango is organising Milonga Otoñal, at Villa Madama, Saturday 24th October 2009 from 9pm onwards.

Join us at the magical Villa Madama in Attard (close to Melita Gardens & San Anton Gardens) on Saturday 24th October 2009 from 9pm onwards for a lovely evening of Argentine Tango, Argentine wine & platters...

Villa Madama are offering: A bottle of Argentinian wine (Misto Chardonnay or Malbec) and a Cheese and Meat Platter (grana, provolone, red leicister, brie, bresaola, prama ham and 2 types of salami) at a reduced price of €22.00

The participation fee for dancers (not taking Eric's workshops) is € 3.

The event is free for all family & friends so the more the merrier :)

The flyer was designed by Rupert Cefai

Principiantes October Cycle

Nathalie is happy to announce the start of a new Principiantes course with a different structure. Principiantes will now be set over an indefinite length of time going over different elements without classes repeating themselves. You will apply for 4 lessons at a time (one cycle) , with the idea that you stay at Principiantes level until you start feeling that they are too easy and you can cope with them well, after which you can move to the Intermedios classes. Principiantes is intended for those who have taken the Primeros Pasos at least once.

The next Principiantes will be held as follows:

Dates
Monday 12th October 2009 at 9pm (St. Augustine Hall, Rabat)
Monday 19th October 2009 at 9pm (University Common Room)
Tuesday 27th October 2009 at 7.30pm (University Common Room)
Tuesday 3rd November 2009 at 7.30pm (St. Augustine Hall, Rabat)

Price: 40 euros (Senior citizens and full time students 30euros)

In order to book, please email to Nathalie at your earliest.

Sep 26, 2009

2nd October 2009 Milonga Tango Porteño

This week's Milonga will be held at Lo Squero's terrace from 8.30pm onwards on Friday 2nd October. Lo Squero offers an appetising menu along with beautiful views of Marsamxette Harbour. Diners are encouraged to reserve a table by calling 21232700. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call 7909-2584.

Sep 18, 2009

22nd September 2009: Milonga Tango Porteño

This week's Milonga will be held at Lo Squero's terrace from 8.30pm onwards. Lo Squero offers an appetising menu along with beautiful views of Marsamxette Harbour. Diners are encouraged to reserve a table by calling 21232700. Music will be provided by id-DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call 7909-2584.

Sep 15, 2009

Tango Workshops with Maestro Eric Jeurissen

Isla del Tango is organising a workshop with Maestro Eric Jeurissen. Following are the details:

Maestro Eric Jeurissen has over 20 years of experience in Teaching Argentine Tango and is particularly known for his ability to explain movements with simple and clear methods. He is the founder of El Corte, one of the leading schools in Europe. Furthermore, Eric travels the world giving workshops in many countries. These workshops are not to be missed.


A. Milonga Milongera Workshops
Tango Experience: Beginners or if it feels like it & anyone wanting to polish their Milonga.

Wednesday 21st October 2009 | 8pm – 9.30pm | 31 Triq l-Isqof Labini, Birkirkara
Thursday 22nd October 2009 | 8pm – 9.30pm | 31 Triq l-Isqof Labini, Birkirkara


B. Compact Turns Left & Right in Tango and Waltz
Tango Experience: Intermediate plus

Friday 23rd October 2009 | 8pm – 9.30pm | 31 Triq l-Isqof Labini, Birkirkara
Saturday 24th October 2009 | 7pm – 8.30pm | Villa Madama, Balzan


Milonga Otoñal
Saturday 24th October 2009 | 9pm onwards | Villa Madama, Balzan
*Deejay Waldo

Price List
A. Milonga Workshops: 2 lessons + free milonga | € 38
B. Compact Turns Workshops: 2 lessons + free milonga | € 38
C. Milonga & Compact Turns Workshops: 4 lessons + free milonga | € 65
Any single lesson: € 20
Milonga: € 3 (for dancers not taking workshops)
*Milonga is free for workshop participants and non-dancers
Link
Note: Please try to secure a dance partner before the workshops! Try finding one on facebook!

For RESERVATIONS & any queries, whinges, clarifications & interpretations contact: natalie@isladeltango.com

* Early reservations are appreciated.

Sep 13, 2009

26th September 2009: Practica Asistida

A practica is a good opportunity to practice what you have learnt and ask for assistance if you have any difficulties. It is not a substitute for missed classes. It is also a way of meeting other tangueros/as from other groups, in a casual and relaxed setting.
A three hour practica asistida Sat 26th , Sep, at 6.30pm - 9.30pm at the University common room
For those that want to shed off the rust, there will be half an hour of exercises between 6.30 & 7.00
Open for all levels.
Fee 3 euros. Kindly put your fee in the purse next to the door. (I would greatly appreciate if everyone paid. If you cannot contribute please do speak to me.)

Nathalie

15th September 2009: Milonga Tango Porteno

This week's Milonga will be held at Lo Squero's terrace from 8.30pm onwards. Lo Squero offers an appetising menu along with beautiful views of Marsamxette Harbour. Diners are encouraged to reserve a table by calling 21232700. Music will be provided by DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses (there will be a small tin where you can put the money in, and a paper to write your name down). In the case that it rains in the evening, we might have to cancel the Milonga, so please email sms Claudia on +356-7909-2584 to confirm.

Sep 4, 2009

8th September 2009: Milonga del Sur

Joe & Jenny are hosting our next Milonga del Sur at the Marsa Sports Club from 8.30pm onwards. We will be dancing by the pool to the tunes of DJ G - email your requests. Entrance is €3 and proceeds will go towards Tango Malta. For further info email Claudia, or check out our previous post for instructions on how to get there.Link

Aug 28, 2009

1st September 2009: Milonga Tango Porteno

This week's Milonga will be held at Lo Squero's terrace from 8.30pm onwards. Lo Squero offers an appetising menu along with beautiful views of Marsamxette Harbour. Diners are encouraged to reserve a table by calling 21232700. Music will be provided by DJ G - for requests email dj@tangomalta.org. An entrance of €3 will go towards expenses. If you need more info, please email Claudia or call 7909-2584.

Aug 26, 2009

Principiantes Private Group

Although you are doing well, it is quite normal to feel rather shaky after doing the Principiantes only once, and most people need to steady themselves more before they continue.
For this reason, along side with your creativo I was considering to do group private classes to repeat Principiantes elements, on 3 consecutive Mondays the 14th ,21st, 28th Sept at the cost of 15 euros per person for the 3 classes.

You would need to apply in couples.
Those of you interested in this please let me know. Venue is at my house, 69, St.Paul's Str. Rabat. Time will be announce later. All this depends on your response. e mail to nathalie@tangomalta.org
Abrazos
Nathalie

Aug 23, 2009

Intermedios September Cycle

After a month's break from intermediate lessons, we are back with two groups available both supported by MUSC & Gehwol with the following details:

D'Arienzo Group:
Dates:
Wed 9th Sept 9pm (Location: University Common Room, Msida)
Wed 16th Sept 9pm (Location: University Common Room, Msida)
Wed 30th Sept 9pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)
Wed 7th Oct 9pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)

Piazolla Group:
Dates:
Thurs 10th Sept 9pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)
Thurs 17th Sept 9pm (Location: University Common Room, Msida)
Thurs 1st Oct 9pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)
Thurs 8th Oct 9pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)


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Information for both groups
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Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done Principiantes at least once, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price:
For one group: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions
If you would like to attend both groups: 45 Euros for the 8 sessions (note: the two groups will be covering exactly the same material, however those of you who wish to be more confident with the elements that we cover, you might find it useful to actually attend both groups - this of course is entirely up to you and not necessary)


How to apply:

* Send us an email indicating your 1st preference group (Di Sarli/Gardel), but let us know if you can make it for all the dates in both groups.
* Tell us if you want to attend both groups.
* Please apply in pairs and in your email indicate who your partner is.
* Bookings will be confirmed via email.

Important Note: If there are elements of Principiantes that you feel you have not yet mastered, we recommend that you re-take those sessions at half price (check out with Nathalie for details). Elements from Principiantes (such as giro and ocho cortado) will be used extensively and obviously we will be assuming that you are fluent in their use, and we will not be re-explaining those elements.

Conditions:
Sorry, we are not able to refund missed classes. We also do not guarantee balance in any of the classes. However we will do our best to ensure that if there is a gap in leaders and followers, this is a manageable one.

Please email back to confirm your attendance. If you need any further clarification let us know.

Tango Creativo September 2009

TANGO CREATIVO

(This is the course you take after Principiantes. May be taken alone or in conjunction with other courses.)

If you feel you need to increase your alertness in the dance, or you would like to trigger your creativity and become more fluent, then this is the course for you.

Dates:
Thurs 10th Sept at 7.30pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)
Thurs 17th Sept at 7.30pm (Location: University Common Room)
* Wed 23rd Sept at 7.30pm (Location: University Common Room)
Thurs 1st Oct at 7.30pm (Location: 147, Eurcharistic Congress Road, Mosta)

Price: 40 euros
People wishing to repeat the course 20euros

Please book at your earliest convenience and in pairs in the best interest of everybody. You can book by email to Nathalie@tangomalta.org (Please send the email now, and Nathalie will answer next week).

5th September 2009: Practica Asistida

Following the success of the past Practicas, Nathalie is hosting another one with plenty of space, air con., a variety of music, and a relaxed environment. Come and experiment, discuss and let loose etc.

Date: Saturday 5th September
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (we just might drag on a little longer ;) )
Place: University common room
Price: 3 euros (please put them in the purse by the door)

Open to all levels

During the practica Nathalie will be practicing too. Do interrupt and ask for assistance, but please note that this is not a substitute for missed classes.

Aug 17, 2009

22nd August 2009: Practica Asistida

Nathalie is holding yet an other Practica Asistida (assisted practice) on Saturday 22nd Aug (just after the Followers' workshop) from 8.30pm till 11.00pm.

The practica is open for all levels. Come practice, experiment, discuss, make mistakes, let loose etc. ... no booking needed.

Price is 3 euros. Please leave fee in the purse by the door. The practica is free for followers taking the workshop on the day.

Nathalie will be practicing too but please do approach her and ask for assistance.

Aug 12, 2009

Primeros Pasos September 2009

Tango Argentino Primeros Pasos
(course for complete beginners)
Organized by TangoMalta & MUSC, taught by Nathalie Mifsud

Argentine tango is a beautiful dance and it has attracted the attention of most major cities in the world. Even here in Malta we have a group of tango enthusiasts who are only too happy to pass on their knowledge of this addictive dance.

Place - University Common Room

Dates
Wednesday 9th September 2009 at 19.30
Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 19.30
Wednesday 23rd September 2009 at 19.30
Wednesday 30th September 2009 at 19.30
Lessons are 1:30hrs long.

Apart from these lessons, we also meet every week for our regular Milonga. I will hold a 1 hour practica before the milonga around the time of your last lesson so that you can come and practice what you have learnt.

Price
40 Euros per person
30 Euros for full-time students & senior citizens.
20 Euros for those that would like to repeat the course.

Please confirm your attendance by reply email to nathalie@tangomalta.org stating your full name and mobile number (in case we need to contact you urgently). I will be out of office for the last week of August.

Dress - What you want, normally, smart, casual.
Shoes - Followers are advised to wear well supported shoes, no flip flops. Leaders are advised against wearing long pointed shoes. Gym shoes are fine.

Dance partner No need for a fixed partner, but applying in couples makes life a little easier.

IMPORTANT: Payment can be effected on the first lesson. Please arrive a little earlier. NO refunds will be issued for missed classes. We make our utmost to maintain a leader-follower balance, therefore we must be informed of your intentions as early as possible to make the necessary arrangements. However we are not to be held responsible for any unbalance.

Gift Vouchers: Please remember that you can always give a Tango course as a gift to a loved one or a dear friend.

If you need further information and/or booking contact me on nathalie@tangomalta.org, or call 79287755 or 21456408. Private classes are also possible if you cannot attend the course.

Supported by:

Aug 7, 2009

August Workshops for Leaders and Followers

TangoMalta is organising two workshops aimed at playful interpretation elements in tango. The workshops will focus primarily on the use of the offbeat, for both leaders and followers.
  • Due to the nature of the different roles, the plan is to hold one two-session workshop aimed at leaders, and one two-session workshop aimed at followers.
  • The workshop is open to anyone who has already taken, or is taking the Principiantes course (formerly known as Beginners II).
  • The workshops must be taken in couples. Most of the work will be in the couple as you have registered. So, make sure you find someone reliable!
  • Due to the nature of the workshops' content, only leaders will pay for the leaders' workshop, while only followers' will pay for the followers' workshop.
  • You are not obliged to take both workshops as the same couple. However, since both workshops focus on the same musical element - the off-beat - participation in both will ensure you absorb more from the sessions.
  • A milonga will be held at the end of the first workshop, and a practica at the end of the second. Entrance fee is 3 euros for each event - but free for paying participants of the workshop.

Playing with the Music: Playful Elements in Tango
A Two Session Workshop for Leaders
It takes three to tango - a leader, a follower, and the music. This workshop will focus the playful use of the music elements in tango walking - using pauses and off-beats to turn a walk into a passionate dance. Leaders participating in the workshop are requested to bring along a willing follower, your dance shoes and a pair of ears. We will provide the rest. Although the workshop will focus on the leaders, there is much that can be absorbed by the followers participating.

When: Friday 14th August 20:00-21:30 and Saturday 15th August 19:00-20:30
Where: University Common Room
Price: 15 euros for the leader. Free for the accompanying follower.
For whom: Anyone who has taken or is taking the Principiantes/Beginners II course.
How to apply: Leaders interested in taking the course are to find a willing (and reliable) follower and contact us with your intention to take the workshop.
Milonga: The Milonga de Santa Maria will be held at the University Common Room after the workshop. Entrance is free for leaders taking the workshop. 3 euros per person for the rest of the world.


Playing with the music - Adorni on the offbeat
A Two Session Workshop for Followers
This workshop will be focusing on what followers can do within the offbeat to adorn their dance. The first session will focus on the technique required and followers will work on their own. The second session will put the techniques gained into actual practice, and therefore you will need a leader to support you.

When: Friday 21st August 20.00-21.30: Tecnica class - Adorni on the offbeat. (exercising alone, no leaders needed) and Saturday 22nd 19.00-20.30 - Adorni on the offbeat during the dance (Willing leaders needed to support you).
Where: University Common Room
Price: 15 euros for the ladies taking the workshop for both days and the practica. Ladies taking the Friday class only 8 euros. Free for the accompanying leader.
For whom: Anyone who has taken or is taking the Principiantes/Beginners II course.
How to apply: Followers interested in taking the course are to find a willing (and reliable) leader and contact us with your intention to take the workshop. If you would like to take the Friday session only, please let us know. Please email Nathalie to register for this workshop.
Practica: The Practica will be held at the University Common Room after the workshop session on Saturday 22nd from 8.30pm to 11.00pm. Entrance is free for followers taking the workshop. 3 euros per person for the rest of the world.


DateWhat's OnComments
Fri 14th 20.00 - 21.30Leaders' Session 1Follower's support required
Sat 15th 19.00 - 20.30Leaders' Session 2 Follower's support required
Sat 15th 20.30 - 23.00Milonga de Santa MariaFree to paying participants, €3 to the rest
Fri 21st 20.00 - 21.30Followers' Session 1Bring socks and shoes
Sat 22nd 19.00 - 20.30Followers' Session 2Leaders' support required
Sat 22th 20.30 - 23.00PracticaFree to paying participants, €3 to the rest

11th August 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur goes to the Marsa Sports Club next week on Tuesday 11th August from 9pm onwards. We will be dancing in an open air area by the pool.

Getting there:

(A) Driving in the direction from Paola/Fgura/Airport - to Valletta:
Main entrance to Marsa Sports Club from Aldo Moro Road (the wide road opposite the Intercomp/Scan/Ventura Appliances showroom). Drive straight up road with sports ground and rugby pitch on left. Entrance to Club on left through barrier.

B) Driving from the Sliema/Qormi/Zebbug/Rabat:
Other entrance to Marsa Sports Club from near the large car park near the Horse Racing track (Near Lowenbrau Brewery). Follow narrow road with high walls either side running along the edge of race track on left /ditch and golf course on right.
Entrance to Club on right through barrier.

PARKING - Along the road as barrier requires members card (or payment to park of approx €2.00). Walk up to main entrance of Marsa Club (approx. 100m).

Straight through entrance to the pool area - Dance area on right (you will hear the music) . There is a very good open air restaurant at the club - meals/snacks/drinks etc will be available.

Tango Malta thanks Joe & Jenny for making this event possible.

Jul 31, 2009

4th August 2009: Milonga del Sur

Our next Milonga del Sur will be on Tuesday 4th August at Il-Forn, Birgu from 9pm onwards.

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Remember that tomorrow (Sat 1st Aug) David is organising a BBQ - I am attaching a map of where it is. We will be there from 7pm onwards - bring your own food and drinks. And if you haven't, don't forget to email David to RSVP - dbugeja@gmail.com - Everyone is welcome!

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On Friday 7th Aug, Henri and Dorothy are organising yet another Milonga! So keep the evening free (more details out later)

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On Saturday 8th Aug, Nathalie is hosting a Practica at the University common room from 6pm onwards.

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And those intermediates who will be missing having lessons during August, Nathalie is holding for the first time Tango Creativo - Come and polish up your ocho cortado, giro and other elements that you have learnt and explore the creative ways in which you can use these elements.

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And finally a big thanks to all of you who have been supporting our activities and creating such a vibrant tango scene. Remember to spread the word to all your friends - Next beginners course (Primeros Pasos) will be starting in September, so help us recruit new tangueros/as and spread the fun!

Jul 25, 2009

Social Event - BBQ

David is organising a BBQ for all the Tango lovers and friends. This will be a nice opportunity to have some time to socialise together. Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 1st August
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Bajja tal Qortin ( the road before Armier, with a sign saying Ramla Bay Hotel)
Food and drinks: everyone brings own food
BBQ sets: At least 3 sets are needed
Charcoal: At least 6 bags of Charcoal

Portable Light: If you have one bring it over

Chef: David Bugeja volunteered (any help is greatly appreciated)

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to David Bugeja on email dbugeja@gmail.com

For those who are going to bring BBQ sets, charcoal or portable light please indicate this in the email.

David and TangoMalta are looking forward to share this summer event with you.

30th July 2009: Milonga al Mar de Marsamxette

Our friends, Henri & Dorothy (Scicluna), have taken the initiative to organise a Milonga for us next week on Thursday 30th July. Following at the details:

Milonga al Mar de Marsamxette
Place: Zmerc, Marsamxette Valletta
Time: 9pm onwards

For further details email us.

Jul 19, 2009

21st July 2009: Milonga del Sur

This coming Tuesday: Tango Malta's regular Milonga del Sur will be held at Il-Forn, Birgu, from 8.30pm onwards.

Jul 9, 2009

14th July 2009: Milonga del Sur


Argentine Tango - Milonga del Sur organised by Tango Malta. Tuesday 14th July at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu, from 9pm onwards, with a one-hour practica from 8pm. Open to all levels.

Jul 3, 2009

7th July 2009: Milonga del Sur

Our next milonga will be held on Tuesday 7th July 2009 at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu, from 9pm onwards. The Milonga is preceeded by an assisted practica by Nathalie and Gordon from 8pm to 9pm.

Principiantes Tango Argentino July 2009

We are holding a four session Tango course in conjunction with MUSC, building upon Primeros Pasos. The course will be taught by Nathalie Mifsud.

Course Content: Sanguichito,Ocho Cortado,Cross and Giro

Who may apply: All those that have done Primeros Pasos (beginners level 1), or have done some private sessions that covered the basic steps in tango, like walking, outside walk, side step and ochos.May I remind you that anyone intending to take intermediate courses have to be fluent in this course first, since we would not be repeating but building on it.

Dates:
Thursday 9 th July
Thursday 16 th July
Thursday 23 rd July
Tuesday 28 th July


Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm (pls be punctual)
Place: University Common Room

Price:
40 Euros for the 4 sessions
12 Euros for a single session
20 Euros for those who would like to repeat the course

Please email Nathalie to register for this course.

Jun 30, 2009

30th June 2009: Milonga del Sur

Argentine Tango by Tango Malta at Milonga del Sur at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar in Birgu from 9pm onwards, with a one-hour practica at 8pm. Free entrance.

Jun 23, 2009

Tango Argentino Primeros Pasos July 2009

Tango Argentino Primeros Pasos
(course for complete beginners)
Organized by TangoMalta & MUSC, taught by Nathalie Mifsud

Argentine tango is a beautiful dance and it has attracted the attention of most major cities in the world. Even here in Malta we have a group of tango enthusiasts who are only too happy to pass on their knowledge of this addictive dance.

Place - University Common Room

Dates
Wednesday 8th July 2009 at 19.30
Wednesday 15th July 2009 at 19.30
Wednesday 22nd July 2009 at 19.30
MONDAY 27th July 2009 at 19.30
Lessons are 1:30hrs long.

Apart from these lessons, we also meet every week at Il-Forn, Birgu, for our regular Milonga before which we hold a practica where you can come and practice what you've learnt .

Price
40 Euros per person
30 Euros for full-time students & senior citizens.
20 Euros for those that would like to repeat the course.

Please confirm your attendance by reply email to nathalie@tangomalta.org stating your full name and mobile number (in case we need to contact you urgently).

Dress - What you want, normally, smart, casual. Followers are advised to wear leather soled well supported shoes. Square or long pointed shoes put you at a disadvantage. Gym shoes for men are fine.

If ladies can bring a dance partner, it will make things a little easier.

IMPORTANT: Payment can be effected on the first lesson. Please arrive a little earlier. NO refunds will be issued for missed classes. We make our utmost to maintain a leader-follower balance, therefore we must be informed of your intentions as early as possible to make the necessary arrangements. However we are not to be held responsible for any unbalance.

Gift Vouchers: Please remember that you can always give a Tango course as a gift to a loved one or a dear friend.

If you need further information and/or booking contact me on nathalie@tangomalta.org, or call 79287755 or 21456408

Thanks
Nathalie

Intermediate Course July 2009 Cycle

We will be having two parallel groups going on, however, this time round both groups will be held at University:

Di Sarli Group:
Location: University Common Room, Msida (supported by MUSC)
Dates:
Wed 8th July 9pm
Wed 15th July 9pm
Wed 22nd July 9pm
MON 27th July 9pm
Gardel Group:
Location: University Common Room, Msida (supported by MUSC)
Dates:
Thurs 9th July 9pm
Thurs 16th July 9pm
Thurs 23rd July 9pm
TUES 28th July 9pm


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Information for both groups
***********************************

Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done beginners level 2 (principiantes) at least once, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price:
For one group: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions
If you would like to attend both groups: 45 Euros for the 8 sessions (note: the two groups will be covering exactly the same material, however those of you who wish to be more confident with the elements that we cover, you might find it useful to actually attend both groups - this of course is entirely up to you and not necessary)


How to apply:

* Send us an email indicating your 1st preference group (Di Sarli/Gardel), but let us know if you can make it for all the dates in both groups.
* Tell us if you want to attend both groups
* As always if you have a partner it is better, so let us know that too.
* We will try to balance out the two groups equally
* We might have to refuse bookings if there is a large unbalance in leaders/followers, or ask you to shift groups to achieve the best balance possible
* We will confirm bookings once we have an equal dis tribution between groups and leaders & followers

Important Note: If there are elements of Beginners Level 2 that you feel you have not yet mastered, we recommend that you re-take those sessions at half price (check out with Nathalie for details). Elements from Beginners 2 will be used extensively and obviously we will be assuming that you are fluent in their use, and we will not be re-explaining those elements.

Conditions:
Sorry, we are not able to refund missed classes. We also do not guarantee balance in any of the classes. However we will do our best to ensure that if there is a gap in leaders and followers, this is a manageable one.

Please email back to confirm your attendance. If you need any further clarification let us know.

These courses are organised with:



25th June 2009 Milonga del Sur

Tango Argentino this Thursday, 25th June at Il-Forn, Birgu, from 8.30pm onwards. Guest DJ: DJ WALDO. Many thanks to Marcette Busuttil for the lovely photo in this week's poster.

Jun 14, 2009

18th June 2009: Milonga del Sur

Argentine Tango at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu, from 9pm onwards by Tango Malta. We will be organising a one-hour practica from 8pm just before the Milonga.

Photo by Tony Busuttil, design by Gordon Pace.

Jun 8, 2009

11th June 2009: Milonga del Sur

Tango Argentino in Malta at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu, from 9pm onwards this Thursday 11th June. A one-hour practica will be held beforehand. Dancers of all levels are welcome.

Jun 3, 2009

Thursday 4th June 2009: Milonga del Sur

Interested in Argentine Tango? Tango Malta is organising regular Milongas (where tango is danced socially) and you are welcome to come and check out this intimate and sensual Argentinian dance. Our next milonga will be held this Thursday, 4th June, from 9pm onwards at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu. Nathalie and Gordon will be holding a one hour practica from 8pm. 

May 25, 2009

Intermediate Tango Course June 2009 Cycle

The next batch of Intermediate lessons are being divided into two days / groups. Each group will consist of the same sessions:

The Gehwol Group:
Location: Professional Health & Beauty Import Ltd., 145/147, Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta (supported by Gehwol, caring for your dancing feet)
Dates:
Wed 3rd June 9pm
Wed 10th June 9pm
Wed 17th June 8pm
Wed 24th June 8pm

The Uni Group:
Location: University Common Room, Msida (supported by MUSC)
Dates:
Tues 2nd June 9pm
Tues 9th June 9pm
Mon 15th June 9pm
Tues 23rd June 9pm


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Information for both groups
***********************************

Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done beginners level 2 at least once, those who have been taking previous intermediate sessions or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price: 
For one group: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions
If you would like to attend both groups: 45 Euros for the 8 sessions 


How to apply: 

* Send us an email indicating your 1st preference group (Gehwol/Uni), but let us know if you can make it for all the dates in both groups.
* Tell us if you want to attend one group (30E) or both groups (45E)
* As always if you have a partner it is better, so let us know that too.
* We will try to balance out the two groups equally
* We might have to refuse bookings if there is a large unbalance in leaders/followers, or ask you to shift groups to achieve the best balance possible
* We will confirm bookings once we have an equal distribution between groups and leaders & followers

Important Note: If there are elements of Beginners Level 2 that you feel you have not yet mastered, we recommend that you re-take those sessions at half price (check out the other email sent out for details). Elements from Beginners 2 will be used extensively and obviously we will be assuming that you are fluent in their use, and we will not be re-explaining those elements. 

May 22, 2009

Saturday 23rd May: Milonga

Milonga by Tango Malta at Alexandra Hotel in St. Julian's from 9pm onwards.  We also have a Coffee & Question session with Argentinian Tango dancer Cecilia Pascual at 8pm. For more info please email us. 

May 17, 2009

21st May 2009: Milonga del Sur

Argentine Tango in Malta at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar in Birgu, this Thursday 21st May from 9pm onwards. A practica will be held by Nathalie one-hour beforehand from 8pm. For further information email us.

May 10, 2009

14th May 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milongas this week :)

Our regular Milonga will be held this Thursday 14th May from 9pm onwards at Il-Forn, Birgu with a one-hour practica preceding it (8PM - 9PM). Dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend the practica - Nathalie and Gordon will be there to answer any questions you have during the practica.

For those who are not satisfied with dancing only once a week, Isla del Tango is holding a Milonga on Saturday, 16th May, at St. James Cavalier, Valletta, from 9.30pm onwards. Music will be provided by DJ WALDO. There is no entrance fee, but you are asked to bring some drink, cakes or snacks so that we can dance and party till late. (if you have any questions about this event pls email Aldo - aldo@isladeltango.com)
 
Classes this week:

Beginners Level 2 (7.30pm - 9.00pm) 
Intermediate (9pm - 10.30pm)
Both classes are held at the Common Room at the University

May 3, 2009

7th May 2009: Milonga del Sur

Tango in Malta this Thursday 7th May 2009 will be held at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar in Birgu (map on the right hand side) from 9pm onwards. We will be holding a practica session from 8pm - 9pm before for all levels. Email us for more information.

May 1, 2009

Argentine Tango Beginners' Course May 2009

We are pleased to announce a beginners' course in Argentine Tango starting on Wednesday 20th May at 8pm, consisting of 4 sessions held every Wednesday thereafter. Lessons are one-and-a-half hours long, followed by a practice session. The cost is of 40 Euros for the whole course (30 Euros for senior citizens and full-time students). You do not need a partner, but if you do have one or encourage someone to come with you, it does simplify things for us. Aspiring leaders without a partner, please note that we already have a list of ladies waiting! The venue will be confirmed shortly.  Please email nathalie@tangomalta.org  for more details.

Apr 26, 2009

29th April 2009: Milonga del Sur

Milonga del Sur goes to Palazzo Parisio this Wednesday 29th April 2009, from 9pm onwards. Entrance to the Red Room is from Luna Lounge on the right of the main entrance. Email us if you need more information.

Apr 21, 2009

Cecilia Pascual Weekend Workshop in Argentine Tango in Malta

Cecilia Pascual is an Argentinian professional dancer and tango teacher. She started her professional life in classical dance, eventually turning to contemporary dance and Argentine Tango. After building her career in South America, since 2000, she started to dance and teach Argentine Tango in France and Switzerland. Cecilia travels regularly to Argentina to reach back to the roots of tango. Cecilia will be in Malta for a weekend workshop from the 22nd to the 24th May.

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PROGRAMME
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Beginners:
Friday 22nd: 7pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 23rd: 9.30am - 10.45pm
Sunday 24th: 9.30am - 10.45pm

Intermediate:
Friday 22nd: 8.45pm - 10.15pm
Saturday 23rd: 12.30pm - 1.45pm
Sunday 24th: 12.30pm - 1.45pm


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PRICE
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Early registration (upto 1st May): 
€50 per person for 1 course
€85 per person for 2 courses
Late registration (from 2nd May):
€65 per person for 1 course
€100 per person for 2 courses


For full details please send an email to TangoMalta


Apr 19, 2009

23rd April 2009: Milonga del Sur

Tango Argentino a Malta: This Thursday 23rd April at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu (Vittoriosa) from 9pm onwards. Email us if you need more info.

Apr 14, 2009

16th April 2009: Milonga del Sur

Tango Argentino in Malta at Milonga del Sur - 16th April from 9pm onwards at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu (Vittoriosa), with a one-hour practica beforehand from 8pm till 9pm. Email us if you need more info.

Intermediate Tango Course - April / May 2009 cycle

The next batch of Intermediate Level 1 sessions are planned for the following dates:

Thursday 23rd April 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Tuesday 28th April 9pm - 10.30pm
Tuesday 5th May 9pm - 10.30pm
Tuesday 12th May 9pm - 10.30pm

Place: To be announced shortly

Who may apply: Those who have recently been dancing on a regular basis AND have done beginners level 2 at least once, or have done the equivalent in private sessions (if you are not sure if you are of the level to take the course you can ask us, and we will guide you accordingly).

Price: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions OR 10 Euros per session. 

As always we need to know if you are planning to attend the course. Those of you applying as a couple will be given preference. Otherwise, we will try to balance out unpartnered people on a first-come first-serve basis. It might be the case that we will have to refuse bookings if there is a large unbalance in leaders and followers, and thus bookings will be confirmed at a later stage.

Important Note: If there are elements of Beginners Level 2 that you feel you have not yet mastered, we recommend that you re-take those sessions at half price (check out the other email sent out for details). Elements from Beginners 2 will be used extensively and obviously we will be assuming that you are fluent in their use, and we will not be re-explaining those elements. 

Please email to confirm your attendance.

Beginners Level 2 Course - April / May 2009

We are be holding a four session Tango course aimed at beginners level 2. The following is the plan for the course:
Course Content:  Ocho Cortado, Sanguichito, Giro
Who may apply: All those that have done beginners level 1, or have done some private sessions that covered the basic steps in tango, like walking, outside walk, side step and ochos.
Dates:  Every Tuesday - 28th April, 5th, 12th, 19th May 2009
Time:  7.30pm – 9.00pm (pls be punctual)
Place: To be announced
Price: 30 Euros for the 4 sessions OR 10 Euros per session. Those of you who have taken this course already can retake individual sessions at 5 Euros per session or 15 Euros for the 4 sessions.

As always we need to know if you are planning to attend the course so that we balance out leaders and followers. Otherwise, we will try to balance out unpartnered people on a first-come first-serve basis. It might be the case that we will have to refuse bookings if there is a large unbalance in leaders and followers, and thus bookings will be confirmed at a later stage. Please email to confirm your attendance.

Apr 3, 2009

7th April 2009: Milonga del Sur

Our next milonga is this coming Tuesday at 8.30pm at Lite Bite, Birzebbugia. For directions on how to get there, please email us.

Mar 30, 2009

Cecilia Pascual confirms weekend workshop in Malta

Cecilia Pascual has confirmed that she will be in Malta from the 22nd May to the 24th May to give a tango weekend workshop to our Maltese Tangueros/as. If you are planning a holiday to Malta and would like to join us, let us know. Programme will be published later when we confirm remaining details and events.

2nd April 2009: Milonga del Sur

Tango Argentino in Malta at Milonga del Sur Thursday 2nd April from 9pm onwards at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Vittoriosa (Birgu). A one-hour practica will be held beforehand. 
We will also be holding a practica on Tuesday at Mosta, open to all.

Mar 23, 2009

26th March 2009: Milonga del Sur

Argentine Tango at Milonga del Sur this Thursday 26th March, from 9 pm onwards, at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar in Birgu (Vittoriosa). There will be a one-hour practica before the Milonga.