An exciting class, and an excellent Tango Terra

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Tonight’s intermediate class was building on last week’s class, adding a couple of different ways to continue it.

I won’t bother describing the sequence in any detail, as that wasn’t the point of it for me. I’m never going to use it in a milonga, but I liked it for three reasons …

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A temporary return to The Crazy Days, and increased milonga vocabulary

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This week might look a little like a return to The Crazy Days, as it comprises one private lesson, either two or three group classes and three milongas. But that’s merely the coincidence of a teacher’s availability, the monthly Tango Space workshop falling on this weekend, and what sounds like an interesting class before the Los Angelitos milonga on Sunday. Honest.

After yesterday’s private, I was looking forward to a chance to seeing whether I could feel a difference in my ochos in a milonga, and the answer was a clear yes …

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Around and around: an excellent ocho technique class with Maeve

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My last lesson with Maeve was way back in March of last year, when we devoted a two-hour lesson to following instead of leading. That turned out to be one of my most valuable lessons.

Today’s lesson was me leading, but the theme was very much the same …

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Time for a new approach to my privates

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Scheduling challenges meant I didn’t have any private lessons last month, but now have three arranged for this month: two with Maeve while she’s in London, and resuming my regular privates with Fede and Julia toward the end of the month.

A lot changed for me in BsAs, so I realised I needed to take a fresh look at what I wanted to get out of my privates. Two elements are easy …

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My first visit to Carablanca, and probably my last

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My planned exploration of new-to-me London milongas hadn’t got very far, albeit for the best of reasons: finding one I adore.

But I was curious to try Carablanca because it seems to be a Marmite milonga. I’ve heard reports from those who love it and those who hate it, but rarely anything in between …

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A fantastic class, and a wow milonga at Tango Terra

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Intermediate classes can vary tremendously in focus, from long, complicated sequences to pure technique.

Tonight’s Tango Space class was my idea of the perfect group lesson: half technique, and then a sequence which was really also a disguised technique exercise …

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