Morning classes: 2hr – Setting the foundation through awareness and body work, drawing from Body-Mind Centering® Technique, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Authentic Movement and Open Floor Movement Practice. We take time to reconnect and explore body systems (i.e. breath, nervous system) and their expressions. Each morning we start on the floor with a guided warm up in silence or with music. The sessions highlight a theme : Feet ~ Hips ~ Spine ~ Head ~ Neck ~ Shoulders & Grounding ~ Balance ~ Spiral ~ Flow ~ Flexibility
Afternoon classes: All tango classes are concept and process orientated. We use the morning themes to dive deeper into tango concepts. Essential explorations in the dance– examples for lead and follow through specifically designed exercises, we will explore the connectedness and the differences of both roles . The aim is to lead and follow comfortably at a milonga . We work on : ~Grounding ~Balance ~Embrace ~Pivot ~Walking together ~Changing rhythms
~Changing directions ~Ochos in all shapes and colors ~Moulinette ~Tango turns and circular moves ~Boleos
There will be a strong emphasis on close embrace.
Evening practica: After dinner the focus and practice is to improvise the daily elements in its infinite way and to express and co - create through both roles. Some of you will have the opportunity to DJ with light supervision and support from Céline.
Special DJ Workshops: Learn to define & recognize the characteristics of the main orchestras of Argentine Tango. Learn the subtle art of developing Tandas with its subtle sequence and progression in relation to other tandas. Acquire bases to modulate the energy uninhibitedly during a evening. Test drive your skills and share in the responsibility of DJing for our evening Practicas!
Excursions and Milongas: We will take a 1/2 day off for a group excursion to either Florence, Siena or San Gimignano. Time, group size and weather permitting a short trip to the local Hot Springs of Petriolo could be possible. Depending on the local Milonga season it may be able to attend milongas in Florence or Siena.
Body Work: Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy sessions will be available (at an additional cost) for those who wish.
**Classes with be taught in English although French, German and Italian speakers will be available for clarity or questions.
WHERE IN ITALY:
The Podere (Italian for homestead) where we will meet is a charming farmhouse dating back to the 17th century, carefully restored maintaining all the original features. Surrounded by greenery & peace of the Tuscan hills, a few kilometers from Volterra, is the residential center for various disciplines at the Holistic Mandala Three Oaks. Made entirely of bio-architecture they offer comfortable rooms with bathroom, a restaurant, three rooms for seminars and group activities, dance and meeting places, a swimming pool with warm salt water at 36 ° C, a bio-lake, a meditative nature trail in the woods, open green spaces and paths spread over the hills. Here you have the possibility to enjoy a unique holiday where body, mind and spirit are in balance, and inspired by the regenerating peace of Nature. In their restaurant you can enjoy excellent vegetarian organic cuisine - zero km, rich in a wide variety of tasty Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by excellent wines of the Tuscan hills. And if you wish, you can make an even more intense experience by visiting some of the more beautiful & evocative cities of Tuscany, not far from the center. (Volterra 10 Km, Siena 40 Km, Pisa 60 Km, Florence 50 km, San Gimignano 16 Km, Cecina seaside 50 Km)
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COSTS: We are now accepting registrations for our September 28 - October 5, 2019. Pre-Registration €1250 after July 15, €1350 (Euros) *Includes accommodation for 7 nights in a double room w/ en-suite bath, (ask about the limited triple & single room rates) Transportation to and from local train station upon arrival and the day of departure, 3 vegetarian meals a day (except a meal on outing days), coffee breaks, Group excursions. Daily body awareness classes & tango courses & DJ workshops.
TO REGISTER: Send an email to telling us your motivation to join us & for how long and what roles you have been dancing.
We kindly request your payment be received within 5 days of acceptance to secure your place in the program. Payments: An installment of €300 of the total program fee is due within 5 days of your acceptance. The final balance will be due by July 15. It is of course, optional to pay all of the tuition in full at the time of registration.
Cancellations made before July 15, 2019: you will be issued a refund for all the balances paid less a €75 administration fee and the €125 non-refundable security deposit for a total of €200 + any transfer fee percentage due usually 3-6%. Cancellations after July 15, 2018 will be issued a 50% refund of your balance + any transfer fee percentage due usually 3-6%. After August 15, 2019 there are no refunds but a partial credit may be considered for a future event. **All refunds will be processed 2 – 4 weeks after the event.