Leader's Technique Workshops


north sydney tango lessons
Booking now for next workshops. 
As workshops are limited to 4 leaders it's first in first serve!

Location: Kingsford (address supplied with booking). 

Size: workshops are offered as small group lessons with a maximum of 4 participants. This allows for plenty of one to one instruction and adjustment. It's the next best thing to a private lesson!

Instructor: Sophia de Lautour (Alvarez), a national champion who has been teaching tango for over 17 years.
Go here for Sophia's Bio.

Next dates
  • Saturday 1 December -  1pm - special focus on musicality and the requisite technique for dancing musically.

Content and Approach
This is not a cookie-cutter approach. At the beginning of the workshop Sophia will dance with each participant. She will then tailor the workshop to suit the particular needs of each individual and the group as a whole, covering aspects of any of the following:
  • Walking technique
  • Postural alignment and integrity - dissociation and isolation
  • The lead / follow / lead dynamic
  • Leading linear, zig zag and circular movements
  • Turning
  • Rebounds
  • Musicality 
  • How finding stillness in movement is essential to good leading - and how to do that
  • The right attitude and mindset for leading
All workshops will also include an experiential understanding from a follower's perspective of the structure and subtleties of at least one move (e.g. Cross, Ochos, Giros). Paradoxically, experiencing the follower role is one of the best ways to finesse one's leading skills and it's a great way to improve one's balance and agility! 

Duration
Ranging from 1 - 2 hours:
  • 1 hour (1 - 2 participants)
  • 2 hours (3 - 4 participants)
Investment: $45

How to book / pay
1. Contact Sophia to check availablity. 

2. Prepayment is required due to the number limit in these workshops. 

3. When workshop time is confirmed  payment of $45 will secure your place. This can be paid in class in cash or by fund transfer to:

Bank: NAB
Branch: George St, Sydney
Account Name: Sophia Alvarez
BSB: 082-001 
Acc: 39-265-7537

4. Make sure to use only your initial and surname as the transaction reference. No need to mention other details

5. Email payment receipt to Sophia at info@so-tango.com  with some reference to 'Leader's Technique' and workshop date.

Cancellation policy
Payment is non refundable but transferable to another person.
This means if we can fill your space you will be refunded.