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London Tango Queens Festival

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London Tango Queens Festival

London Tango Queens Festival

50 out of 100 with 4 ratings


Guest Star Alejandra Mantiñian
Special Edition for Ladies
Tango Queens London Festival
22-25 June 2017
Organized by Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy
in association with Tango Movement
The Artists team:
QUEENS: Alejandra Mantiñan ; Raquel Greeneberg; Kim Benitez ;
PRINCES: Santiago Giachello ; David Benitez; Michalis Karatsioris

~Workshops for Ladies
~Workshops for Men with focus on the Ladies


19:30 - 21:00 // WS1 // ALEJANDRA
TECHNIQUE FOR ALL (Men and Ladies)
Introduction to the biomechanics in Tango
•Control of axes and weight
•Concept of propulsion
•Control of feet, knees and hips
•The importance of the arms in the structure of movement
•The origin of the twist (torsion) and its different intensities

***we recommend to take this workshop as solid base for the rest of the weekend workshops***

21:00 - 23:00 Assisted PRACTICA with all Maestros + Tango improvisation by maestros
FRIDAY 23 June @ Negracha
19:30 - 21:00 // ALEJANDRA (Men & Ladies)
Different forms of the cross
Walks with embellishments
Giros - Technical concepts for the perfect turns

20:30-21:30 // DAVID & SANTIAGO (Special for leaders)
Leadership from the point of view of the follower
Lady awareness - clear, musical and sensitive leadership
What the ladies need for perfect Tango harmony
The transmission of signals through the embrace and the floor - walks and ochos

MILONGA TIME 21:00 - 03:00
Presentation round all artists
Performance Santiago & Raquel
SATURDAY 24 June @ YMCA studios 1,2,3
13:30 -14:50 // WS2 // DAVID (Leadership for leaders)
Leading secrets - David Style

13:30 -14:50 // WS3 // KIM (Ladies)
Ladies Technique Kim Style

15:00 - 16:20 // WS4 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
The difference in handling rhythmic music and the melody dynamics

15:00 - 16:20 // WS5 // RAQUEL (Ladies)
Control of speed transition and embellishments for slow and fast

15:00 - 16:20 // WS6 // SANTIAGO (Men Technique & Leadership)
Lady Awareness - how to lead change of speed, dynamics and directions in walks, giros, ochos and other circular moves
*Giros - Creating the perfect lead to allow freedom playing with elements giro. Enrosque, Lapiz, Sacadas and applications for the ladies

16:30 - 17:50 // WS7 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
All about Boleos - different boleos and management of move starting from quality ochos

MILONGA TIME @ Corrientes Social Club
21:00-22:00 Class at Corrientes // ALEJANDRA (Men and Ladies)
Leading with awareness of follower move and Active following

22:00-01:50 Milonga
Dj Emilio el Fueye (Italy)
Performance Alejandra & Michalis
13:00 - 14:20 // WS8 // RAQUEL (Ladies)
Milonga Technique & Styling

14:30 - 15:50 // WS9 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
Rebounds: linear and circular change of weight and direction

16:00-17:20 // WS10 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
Inverted structures (Tango 360°)

17:30 - 18:30 Ladies Afternoon
Afternoon Tea meal & talk with Alejandra

17:30 - 18:20 // WS11 // SANTIAGO (Men Technique & Leadership) Sacadas linear and circular, Boleos, Ganchos - Technique & concepts for fluid lead and follow

19:30-23:00 Closing Milonga
Dj Michalis (Greece)
Performance David & Kim
Although this is an event designed and focused on the lady’s role in Tango we have created a special space for leaders to work on leadership concepts and technique - this will be a unique opportunity to better experiment and focus on what the lady need in Tango. Santiago and David will take over this part. Ladies who are interested in leading are of course welcome.


  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    Event dates:
    From: Thursday, 22 June 2017 - To: Sunday, 25 June 2017
    London, United Kingdom
    Event dates:
    Event Starts: Thursday, 22 June 2017
    Event Ends: Sunday, 25 June 2017
  • Alejandra Mantiñan
    David Benitez
    Kim Benitez
    Raquel Greenberg
    Alejandra Mantiñan
    David Benitez
    Kim Benitez
    Raquel Greenberg
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