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Important changes to Monday lessons - starting August 29

posted Aug 21, 2016, 7:27 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 8:27 PM ]

Important changes to So Tango Monday lessons - starting August 29

Due to the increasing number of students attending our Monday lessons we are creating an extra level and class to better meet divergent skill levels. 

Starting next term, the new structure for Monday nights is as follows:

6.30 - 7.30pm
Beginners (alternating between Beginners and Improvers every 8 weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm
Intermediate (pre-requisite: completion of Improvers)

8.30pm - 9.30pm
Advanced (by invitation*)

These changes mean there is no longer sufficient time for a supervised Practica.  Students will however be encouraged to practice after class in a space reserved for them at the back of the studio.

At So Tango we really appreciate the value assistants add to our classes. We also realise how assisting and role reversal is such a powerful way to accelerate ones own skill development. For this reason we want to encourage more students to take on this role.

So as of next term, all So Tango students will be encouraged to attend lower level class/es for FREE as an assistant. Assistants will need to:
  • Be open to reversing roles when / if necessary to help with gender balancing.
  • Be mindful to only partner up with students of a lower class level - rather than partner with other assistants.
  • (and this goes without saying) provide feedback that is specific,  constructive and respectful and constructive. 
* Everyone who is currently in Intermediate / Advanced level is now eligible for attending the Advanced level.