Guest Instructor Bobby Thompson Tango Weekend

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Date(s) - 28/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
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Sunday, Spent 30= Closing Potluck/Chez Margaret/33 Acorn Rd//6- 9 pm

BYOB and a dish to share!

Popular tango instructor Bobby Thompson of Montreal returns to Halifax!  

Co-drector of Studio Tango in Montreal for many years, Bobby currently teaches independently, and hosts a spring tango trip to Barcelona.   An exuberant and generous personality, he  is sought after as both a teacher and social dancer.  With a background in professional dance, Bobby provides a trained eye for technical detail in his classes while also imparting a great enthusiasm for tango. Everyone loves Bobby!  

Weekend Schedule

Friday Evening, Sept 28 
Location: 1313 Hollis St
6:30 Registration
6:45-8:00 Class I: 
Changing Habits (All-Levels) 
Model good tango form/Break old patterns/Reboot your dance!
8:15-9:45 Class II: Lyrical & Dynamic Tango  (Beg-Int) 
Uncomplicated ways to enrich your dance with expression and tone!

Sept 29 
Location: Danspace, 1531  Grafton St
1-2:30 pm
 Class III: 
 Playing with the Cross  (All-Levels)
A classic and endlessly fascinating topic among tango dancers!
3-4:30 pm Class IV:  Milonga: Let the Good Times Roll! (Int)
A sure winner class….Bobby is known for his milonga! 
Saturday Night Milonga 1313  (see separate listing, Sept 29)
Sunday, Sept 30 
Location: 1313 Hollis St
2-3:30 pm:
 Class V: 
The Art of Changing Direction Int/Adv)
Be prepared for the unexpected!
4:00-5:30 pm: Class VI:  Round and Linear Leg Work (Int/Adv)
Teacher’s choice: may include kicks and flicks with twirls and turns for leads and follows. In tango terminology, think enrosoque, boleo, giro, and so forth.


Weekend Workshop Costs  (per person)
Per class: $35/$25 U-students
Multiple Class Discounts
3 classes: $90
4 classes: $110

5 classes: $125
6 classes: $140
Student Discount: $10
Pre-registration requested. See below. 
Work Study Positions available.


Via email or phone (not  text):  Specify class choices, your role and your partner’s name.  If you are not known to Halifax community,  please give a short background of your tango experience. Include your phone number!

Single registrants will remain on a wait list in the order they are received until another single of the complimentary role signs up for that class, and  you receive notice of  acceptance. To avoid the wait list, you may register with a partner of the appropriate level. Remember, once accepted as a single lead or follow, changing your status to coupled is messy,  so  couple up before registering, if that is your intent! 

All registrants, please arrange payment  upon receiving confirmation of acceptance into your class choices.  Payment by interac e-transfer, cheque or cash.  A limited number of work-study position will be available for those  in need.

Gender or role-balanced classes allows for the maximum learning experience and  that is our goal.  However, to incorporate unforeseen cancellations, Tangonova’s guest workshop policy  is to pre-register a role-balance within two  in either direction and implement  a guided rotation thru out the classes.  

Levels will be maintained as best as possible. Bobby has generously agreed to make classes accessible as well as challenging, based on his assessment of the participants’ abilities.  

If you have any questions or concerns with these policies,  please address them at the time of your initial registration. 

Thank you and I look forward to your participation in Bobby’s fall tango weekend,

Private lessons with Bobby:$80 single/$90 couple/ plus $5 floor fee. Contact Margaret to schedule. Available times in general are:  possibly Thursday evening/ Friday 10-6 end time/Sunday morning/ Monday day & evening, Priority  given to  workshop participants. Evening times may be reserved for those with inflexible day jobs. Privates will be held at my home studio, 33 Acorn. When requesting a private, please suggest  at least two available times. Thanks. 902-229-8585
Saturday Night Milonga 1313 
Tango Dance Party with DJ Bobby!
1313 Hollis
9 pm-midnight

Cost at the door: $10/$7 students