Marek Szotkowski

Argentine Tango teacher

Based in
Richmond, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Burley, Devon, Guildford, London, Richmond, Shepperton, Staines upon Thames
Marek Szotkowski | Argentine Tango teacher

Rates: 10- 60


Make an enquiry Phone: 07798937182

Learn to tango as it’s danced in Buenos Aires and around the world at Tango Conexion, under the expert tutelage of Marek and Olivera.

We promote traditional Argentine tango, which is a beautiful, captivating and sensual dance based on simple, elegant movements in a warm, tender embrace.

We welcome everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced dancers – the only thing we ask people to bring with them is a willingness to learn and openness to new experiences.

Classes are fun and involving, and while you can learn at your own pace, we’ll be there to encourage you to advance your skills every step of the way.

We look forward to being part of your tango journey.

Group Classes

Beginners Tango Course

Beginners Tango Course

The Beginners tango course assumes no knowledge of tango. Though it is a progressive course you may join at any time. You don't need to book in advance, just pay for each class when you take it. It's best not to miss a class but we recognize that sometimes other commitments make it necessary to do so. Also, we strongly encourage you to finish the whole Beginners tango course before moving onto the Improvers course. You don't need a partner.

Course structure

Beginners tango courses start on the first Wednesday of the month and run till the end of the month. Usually, a course is four weeks long. However, because of occasional closures a course can be three weeks long. On the other hand, if there are five Wedensdays in the month then a course will be five weeks long.

Course content

We will introduce the basic principles of tango: walk, posture, embrace, connection, musicality and etiquette. We will focus on the concepts of leading and following, maintaining the line of dance, and improvising using a combination of basic steps and weight changes. You will also learn to distinguish tango, vals and milonga music.

Clothing

You should wear comfortable clothes for the course. Clothes should not restrict your ability to step. Wear shoes rather than boots, sandals or trainers. It is difficult to pivot on shoes with rubber soles so wear shoes with leather soles if possible. Women will be more comfortable wearing (low) heels rather than flat soles as the woman's weight tends to be on the ball of the foot.

After the course

When you have completed the Beginners tango course you can move on to the Improvers course. Some people opt to take the Beginners course again before moving on, especially if they have missed a class.

Questions, more information?

Please don't hesitate to email or phone Marek, one of the teachers if you have questions. See contact us.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church
Location: 
Ormond Road, Richmond, TW10 6TH, Surrey, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Every Wednesday 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Rates: 
£10 – drop in

Mini tango boot camp for 3 couples open for all levels.

We will place strong emphasis on technique and provide you with a series of exercises that we routinely practice ourselves. We will repeat them until you can execute them with ease. You will be working in front of the mirrors, so you can make auto-corrections, and receive personalized attention from 2 instructors. Each workshop will be followed by a practice session, where we will be available to give any additional pointers.

For more info go to our website:http://tangoconexion.com/BootCamp.html

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Dance studio
Location: 
Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturday July 20 (11:00am - 2:00pm) & Sunday July 21 (11:00am - 2:00pm)
Rates: 
£60 per person (£120 per couple)

Experience

Argentine tango teacher

I have been teaching tango since 2001, including five years in USA, and four years in Paris, France. In addition, I've taught workshops in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the Czech Republic. In November 2009, I moved to UK, where I teach classes and workshops.

I've been also professional ballroom teacher for 10 years in the Czech Republic and USA.

Dates: 
Sep 2001

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07798937182

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