Guest Instructor Bobby Thompson Weekend/Open for registration!

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Date(s) - 25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
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Back by Popular Demand: 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, Oct 25
Location: DanSpace, 1531 Grafton St, 3rd floor
6:30 Registration
6:45-8:00 Class I: Tidal Tango/ Playing with Levels 
High or low…here we go.
2) 8:15-9:45 pm Class II:  Puzzling Two-Footed Pivots (Int)
Forget the rule of always  being on one leg and try stopping with  weight on both feet – a simple premise leading to  intricate turns with probable entanglements – Look out!
Saturday afternoon, Oct 26 Location: DanSpace, 1531 Grafton St, 3rd floor
1-2:30 pm Class III: Core Tango Body: Technique for Men & Women (all-levels)
Take this class as a lead or follow. Bobby  is a professional modern dancer with excellent understanding of tango body mechanics.
 3-4:30 pm Class IV:  Callecitas with Fancy Leg Work (Int/Adv)
The callecita is the entrance to a number of exciting  tango moves, providing we pay attention to balance, timing  and techniques for  turning on one leg, be we the turner or the turnee!
Sunday, Oct 27Location: 1313 Hollis St
1:30-3 pm: Class V: Milonga Basico (Beg/int)
3:30-5  pm: Class VI:  Milonga Magnifico (Int/Adv)
A whole afternoon  on the dance of the milonga –  Bobby’s great passion! 
Sunday after workshop: Closing Potluck chez Margaret
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.
Private lessons with Bobby: one hr = $75  single/$80 couple + 5 floor fee.
General times: Friday thru 5 pm/ Sunday am/ Monday day & evening.
Location: 33 Acorn  Rd/Contact Margaret to schedule via email:
Please include more than one workable time & your phone number.
 REGISTRATION GUIDE FOR SINGLES & COUPLES Via email please at I cannot receive green text until Oct 1 – I am in UK,  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.  I look forward to your participation in Bobby’s fall tango weekend,


Contact: or thru this web site!

Saturday Night Milonga 1313 
Tango Dance Party with DJ Bobby!
1313 Hollis
9 pm-midnight

Cost at the door: $10/$7 students

Wed Oct 30: Bobby Review sessions with Tangonova:
1313 Hollis St
6:30 & 8 pm/deets TBA.

Sunday, Spent 30= Closing Potluck/Chez Margaret/33 Acorn Rd//6- 9 pm

BYOB and a dish to share!