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Student Outing - Friday 10.11.17 - Buenas Noches Milonga - Marrickville

posted Nov 5, 2017, 3:33 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Nov 5, 2017, 3:34 AM ]

SoTango's next Student Outing is to Pablito's milonga which he hosts on the 2nd Friday of every month.

Friday November 10
'Buenos Noches Milonga'
Marrickville Church hall
336 Marrickville Road, Marrickville
8pm - 12am
DJ Alex!

Dress code: smart casual to dressy - whatever takes your mood.
Pay at the door.
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Starting Nov 1 - complete beginners tango course in Bondi

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:58 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:59 PM ]

If you're keen to start learning tango we have good news!

Due to demand we have created an extra course for complete beginners starting in Bondi on November 1. 

Course details
6 Wednesdays
November 1 - December 6
7.15pm - 8.15pm 
@ Waverley Woollahra School of Arts (top floor) 138 Bondi Road.

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our beautiful heritage listed venue in the heart of Bondi!

☆ Go here for how to book ☆

The course rate of $120 enables you to bring a partner for free and includes lots of benefits and extras.

Starting Nov 1 - complete beginners course - Bondi

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:56 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:57 PM ]

If you're keen to start learning tango we have good news!

Due to demand we have created an extra course for complete beginners starting in Bondi on November 1. 

Course details
6 Wednesdays
November 1 - December 6
7.15pm - 8.15pm
@ Waverley Woollahra School of Arts (top floor) 138 Bondi Road.

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our beautiful heritage listed venue in the heart of Bondi!

☆ Go here for how to book

The course rate of $120 enables you to bring a partner for free and includes lots of benefits and extras.


Our 4th Anniversary Milonga! 4.11.17

posted Oct 28, 2017, 2:29 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Oct 28, 2017, 3:42 PM ]

Celebrating our Fourth on the 4th... come and celebrate with us!
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SoTango's Student Night Out - Friday 13 October @ Marrickville

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:21 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 7:42 PM ]

SoTango's next Student Night Out is to...
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Celebrating the return of Pablito's much awaited and popular milongas - now on the 2nd Friday of every month. So looking forward to this!!!
Dress code: smart casual to dressy - whatever takes your mood.
Pay at the door.
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Beginners tango courses starting in North Sydney and Bondi in September 2017

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:13 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 7:37 PM ]

For people who are completely new to tango or who are wishing to revise the fundamentals.

Learn with a national tango champion and receive video lesson reviews and course notes between classes.

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photos by Susan L'Estrange

The Benefits
  • Learn Argentine Tango and find out why it's more than a dance! 
  • Develop confidence and a deeper connection with others.
  • Join Sydney's vibrant tango community. Meet new people or bring a partner.
Special Offers

Early bird rate for this course ends August 30 
Take advantage of our 'Bring a Partner for Free' offer! (conditions apply)
This limited time offer means that if you bring a partner of the opposite role - you only pay for one person!

Course Details

North Sydney
September 4 - October 16
(7 Mondays)
6.30pm - 7.30pm: Lesson 
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Studio space provided for you to practice after class (optional)

Venue: 181 Blues Point Road (Presbyterian School Hall)
For more details click here.

Bondi
September 6 - October 18
(7 Wednesdays)
7.15pm sharp - 8.15pm: Lesson
8.15pm - 9.15pm: Studio space provided for you to practice after class (optional)

Venue: Waverley Woollahra School of Arts, 138 Bondi Road
For more details click here.

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So much Fun!

Here's how to book. Bookings are essential - to enable gender balanced classes. We have a team of assistants we can call in to balance up the classes. 

Read here about our very reasonable rates and special offer.

Read here what others say about us

"Difficult to put words to the experience...When they dance they never cease to inspire and touch me with their collected intensity, tenderness and grace... Both Sophia and Paul are consumate teachers - breaking down such an art form into tiny precise chunks with such classic style. 
What is so impressive is how they are spontaneously able to tailor each step to the students present on the night and patiently understand what each of us needs to 'get it'. 
So it is with huge respect and appreciation that I thank them for all that they share of the spirit, love and intense joy of Tango - and the dedication they have when sharing their skill with us - and for bringing together such a great group of people to dance with. 
Thank you! It has brought so much into my life!" (Cherry Manfield, Dec 2015, early childhood teacher, film-maker)

If you are unable to attend on these dates you can cover the same content through private one to one coaching.

You can attend either group or private coaching with or without a partner. Rotation of partners is encouraged but optional.

Free 'Intro to Tango' Workshop at the markets

posted Jul 3, 2017, 4:29 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 9:34 PM ]

SoTANGO at the markets: a feast for the soul and the senses!
☆ Workshop venue is located in the grounds of the Marrickville organic markets.
☆ No prior tango or dance experience required. 
☆ Attend with or without a partner.
☆ Learn with a national tango champion
☆ Don't delay your booking as numbers are limited.

"Argentine Tango is connecting, soulful and fun - and easier to learn than you might think! Find out why tango is known as 'the ultimate art of connection' and why it's so much more than a dance!"

Next dates:
October 22 and December 10
When: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Stirrup Gallery, Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville

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Tango at  the markets - a feast for the senses!
Why not combine your lesson with a visit to Marrickville's amazing organic markets. The markets are open every Sunday from 9am - 3pm, rain, hail or shine. Click here for more details.
"From the eclectic to the eccentric, from organic to conventional, eco-friendly, chai-tentingly chillaxing this market would have to be the best Organic Market in Sydney's Inner West."

How to book
☆ Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential for the free lesson ☆
1) To check availability and book please email to info@so-tango.com:
your name and mobile number. Make sure to include in the header 'Marrickville Free Workshop'.  We respect your privacy and will not share your details with any third party.

If you turn up on the day without a booking - the cost for the Workshop is $10 (discounted from our casual rate of $25). 

Please make sure to book - not only to save money and secure your place - but also because this workshop's success depends on knowing in advance how many men and women are attending. We bring in a team of experienced dancers to help balance the gender makeup of the group. It's a lot more fun for newbies when we can do that! 

2) You can invite friends to this workshop but each person must book individually to secure the free lesson.

3) When I receive your email (and assuming availability) I will include your name on the free list and email you details about... 
☆ A Special Offer available only to people attending this free workshop! 
☆ What to wear 
☆ What to expect 

Feel free to contact Sophia if you have any questions. 

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north sydney bondi tango lessons The Stirrup Gallery has a beautiful floor and ambience for tango!
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Some pics from our last Intro to Tango workshops in North Sydney...
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and Bondi...
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Winter Promo: Milonga and Vals Workshops $10 - Offer ends July 12

posted Jun 12, 2017, 7:25 PM by Sophia de Lautour

Argentine Vals, the champagne of dances...
or Milonga - the cheeky playful tequila of dances?

Take advantage of SoTango's special rate of $10 workshops (normally $25)!

☆☆ This offer is available to first timers to SoTango or anyone who has not taken a class with SoTango in 2017 ☆☆

Each workshop is one hour and pitched at a particular level - either Upper Beginner/ Intermediate or Intermediate / Advanced. 

For those at the Intermediate / Advanced level consider taking two workshops on the same night at North Sydney for $20 - treating the first as a warm-up and refresher of fundamentals.

Please book in advance as this helps us to manage the gender balance.

Mondays at North Sydney

@ Presbyterian School Hall, 181 Blues Point Rd, North Sydney (McMahons Point)
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Upper Beginners / Intermediate level
8.30pm - 9.30pm: Intermediate / Advanced level

June 19 (Milonga)
June 26 (Milonga)
July 3 (Milonga)
July 10 (Argentine Vals and Milonga)

Wednesdays at Bondi

@ Waverley School of Arts (top floor) 138 Bondi Road, Bondi
8pm - 9pm: Upper Beginners / Intermediate

June 14 (Argentine Vals)
June 21 (Milonga)
June 28 (Milonga)
July 5 (Milonga)
July 12 (Argentine Vals and Milonga)

Please feel free to call Sophia on 0411 747 949 to discuss.

Vals and Milonga - 7 week course

posted May 28, 2017, 8:55 PM by Sophia de Lautour

Which do you fancy?
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or ....
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If dances could be compared to drinks - tango would be red wine, vals - champagne and milonga would be tequila! 

In the May to July 7-week course we  will be focusing on how to dance the romantic Argentine 'vals' and the cheeky 'milonga' (milonga meaning the dance as opposed to the place).

We are excited about exploring these beautiful dances with you and we know it's going to do wonders for your musicality! Further, it's important to know how to dance milonga and vals if you want to dance tango socially as they are always played at milongas (the place).

The great thing about learning these dances, if you already know some tango, is that you don't have to learn lots of new moves - you an use what you already know - only in a different way to suit the different rhythms. We will teach you how to apply your existing repertoire to milonga and vals, and you might learn a few new moves as well.

Here's more details on these courses which are offered at North Sydney and Bondi. Both venues cover the same content each week - making it possible to swap between them to complete your course.

Lesson videos and study notes are provided with the course.

North Sydney
@ Presbyterian School Hall, 181 Blues Point Rd, North Sydney (McMahons Point)
7 Mondays
May 29 - July 10: May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 Jul: 3, 10
7.30pm - 8.30pm: Introduction to Vals and Milonga (our Intermediate level - Level 3)
8.30pm - 9.30pm: Vals and Milonga continued (our advanced level - Level 4)

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North Sydney
or...

Bondi
@ Waverley School of Arts (top floor) 138 Bondi Road Bondi 
7 Wednesdays
May 31 - July 12: May 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 Jul: 5, 12
8pm - 9pm: Introduction to Vals and Milonga (our Intermediate level - Level 3)

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Waverley School of Arts

The following links provide more information:

Next SoTango Student & Friends Outing - Fri May 26 - Ashfield

posted May 22, 2017, 7:58 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated May 25, 2017, 10:20 PM ]

Sophia and Pablito invite you to join them at an exciting new initiative - 'Milonga for Learners' - hosted and organised by a good friend - Alejandro Ibarcena from Buenos Aires!

Here's the details...

Time:
8pm - 12am: Milonga 
7.30pm - 8pm: Optional Q & A about milonga etiquette and social tango in general - with Sophia and Pablito in the Bistro Bar (Level 1).
Allow time for parking in surrounding streets or come by train.

Venue:          
Club Ashfield, Level 2, 1-11 Charlotte Street Ashfield (short walk from station)

Dress code:  
Ranging from smart casual to 'dress to impress'.

Dining:          
Level 1 -  Open till 9pm Click here for:  Vivo Bistro Menu

Cost:              
$15 - pay at the door

Bring a Friend for free -  the more the merrier!

If you'd like to bring n​on-dancers (i.e. they've never had a tango lesson)​ ​they attend for free!
​ 
If you are trying to entice your friends into trying out tango, this would be a fantastic introduction for them - and just in time for our Complete Beginners courses starting next week :-)


Recommended reading (prior to Milonga)
'Milonga for Learners' is a formal social tango event for anyone relatively new to tango that may feel they are just not ready to dance at the milongas where more experienced dancers attend. This will be a gentle bridge to dancing and feeling more comfortable at milongas around Sydney.

You'll get a chance to:
  • Continue to develop your abilities and confidence whilst having a great time in a formal setting where milonga etiquette still applies.
  • Ask Sophia and Pablito questions about milongas and tango in general.
  • Meet new people.
We look forward to seeing you there!

For seating purposes please RSVP by Thursday May 25 to info@so-tango.com 
Feel free to contact Sophia if you have any questions.

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