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Bridport Argentine Tango Spring Festival



12:00 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 (Europe/London)


23:00 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 (Europe/London)

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BATSfest, the spring weekend Argentine tango festival in Bridport, continues and builds on Tango Bridport & Weymouth’s earlier popular and successful Argentine tango events. We’re very pleased to have Veronica Toumanova and Benjamin Solano join us once again to lead a course of progressive format workshops focusing on tango technique and on the complementary roles of follower and leader. Both Veronica and Benjamin are very highly regarded as Argentine tango teachers – check out our website what people say about them.

But it’s not just a weekend festival of workshops, practíca time and the opportunity of private tuition, important though all those are. There are three evening milongas and on the Saturday morning Veronica will be signing her recently published book of essays on Argentine tango, Why Tango – copies will be available in the hall for you to buy. Later on Saturday there’s what promises to be a fascinating lecture by Veronica, Tango, from theory to practice. And to help you relax and to tone tired muscles from all that activity we’ll have specialist therapists present – Cathy Towers offering Zero Balancing therapy and Tanya Grafton offering Russian/Swedish massage. You’ll find more information on our website on the workshops and other events over the weekend.

Earlybird booking for the festival will save you 20% but closes shortly. Because there's also generous cancellation options you can book now without risk and join all the others coming along - don't lose out by waiting!


Follower's technique class, Fri 14.30-16.00
Leader's technique class, Fri 16.00-17.30
Milonga, Fri 19.30-23.30
Tango, theory to practice, talk, Sat 10.00-11.00
A living, breathing embrace, class, Sat 11.30-13.00
Turns with dissociation, technique class, Sat 14.30-16.00
Saturday night milonga, performance by Vero and Ben, Sat 19.30-23.30
Rapid milonga, how to stay connected, class, Sun 10.30-noon
Musicality and improvisation, class, Sun 14.30-16.00
Closing milonga, Sun 19.30-23.00


Friday milonga, £10.00
Talk, Sat morning, £10.00 or £8.00 advance
Saturday milonga with performance, £10.00
Closing milonga, Sun, £8.00

Dance pass (everything but the workshops) £57.00 or £45.00 on Earlybird booking
Full pass (everything) £142.00 or £109.00 on Earlybird booking.


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