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Bridport Argentine Tango Spring Festival - BATSfest 2016

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Festival and Weekender

Atmosphere (people's friendliness, number of dancers, fun): 69% - 4 votes
69%
Organisation ( venues, comfort, schedule ): 65.5% - 4 votes
65.5%
Artists ( shows, workshops, DJs ): 77% - 4 votes
77%
Dancing ( level, etiquette, leader/follower ratio): 71.75% - 4 votes
71.75%
Would you come back or recommend? - 3 votes
30

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Bridport Argentine Tango Spring Festival - BATSfest 2016

Bridport Argentine Tango Spring Festival - BATSfest 2016

Great tango events where you can enjoy yourself and learn from experts ...
Great tango events where you can enjoy yourself and learn from experts ...
71 out of 100 with 16 ratings

Description

BATSfest, the spring weekend Argentine tango festival at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, just outside Bridport, Dorset, continues and builds on Tango Bridport & Weymouth’s earlier popular and successful Argentine tango events.

We’re very pleased to have Veronica Toumanova and Benjamin Solano join us once again to lead a course of progressive format workshops focusing on tango technique and on the complementary roles of follower and leader. This runs to 7.5 hours and includes both leader and follower dedicated specialist workshops. There's also over 16 hours of practíca time for you to build on and reinforce your understanding of what you've learned from Vero and Ben. Both tutors are very highly regarded as Argentine tango teachers – check out our website for what people say about them and how impressed they are with their approach and support (and watch some more videos): tangodorset.org.uk/BATSfest

But it’s not just a weekend festival of workshops, practíca time and the opportunity of private tuition, important though all those are. There are three evening milongas and on the Saturday morning Veronica will be signing her recently published book of essays on Argentine tango, Why Tango – copies will be available in the hall for you to buy. Later on Saturday there’s what promises to be a fascinating lecture by Veronica, Tango, from theory to practice. And to help you relax and to tone tired muscles from all that activity we’ll have specialist therapists present – Cathy Towers offering Zero Balancing therapy and Tanya Grafton offering Russian/Swedish massage. You’ll find more information here on the workshops and other events over the weekend.

On the Saturday morning Veronica will be signing her recently published book of essays on Argentine tango, Why Tango – copies will be available in the hall for you to buy. Later on Saturday there’s what promises to be a fascinating lecture by Veronica, Tango, from theory to practice. There are three evening milonga and over 16 hours of practíca time as well.

Earlybird booking gives you 20% off the standard ticket prices - don't lose out by missing that! You can book and pay on line or in other ways but again, because of interest in the event, don't leave it too late and miss out on a great dancing, learning and theatre experience. And because there are generous cancellation options if you suddenly find you can't go you can book without risk.

The event is nearly full but as of now we have space for two more couples and one, possibly two, single followers for the full event pass - price held to £109.00 per person for everything - a very generous discount on the total price for the individual elements. Don't miss out!


EVENT DETAILS

  • Location:
    Bridport Town Hall, Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF (view map)
    Event dates:
    From: Friday, 15 April 2016 - To: Sunday, 17 April 2016
    Location:
    Bridport Town Hall, Bucky Doo Square, Bridport, DT6 3LF (view map)
    Event dates:
    Event Starts: Friday, 15 April 2016
    Event Ends: Sunday, 17 April 2016
  • Number of Participants:
    75 dancers
    Milonguero Ticket Price - Includes all milongas:
    45.00 GBP - United Kingdom Pound
    Number of Participants:
    75 dancers
    Milonguero Ticket Price - Includes all milongas:
    45.00 GBP - United Kingdom Pound
  • Is registration required prior to the event?
    Recommended - Tickets might be available at the door
    Registration Opens:
    Tuesday, 01 March 2016
    Registration Closes:
    Friday, 15 April 2016
    Is registration required prior to the event?
    Recommended - Tickets might be available at the door
    Registration Opens:
    Tuesday, 01 March 2016
    Registration Closes:
    Friday, 15 April 2016
  • Veronica Toumanova
    Benjamin Solano
    Veronica Toumanova
    Benjamin Solano
  • Accommodation:
    No
    Beverages:
    Yes
    Transfer:
    No
    Massage:
    Yes
    Accommodation:
    No
    Beverages:
    Yes
    Transfer:
    No
    Massage:
    Yes
Read 4644 times Last modified on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:07

EVENT ORGANISER

Murdoch Mactaggart

Our aim is to bring to our events musicians and teachers sharing our views on connection and musicality so that those who come along will greatly enjoy themselves and in doing that grow their tango skills and pleasure in the dance.
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  • Comment Link Murdoch Mactaggart

    We're privileged to have Benjamin Solano join us as DJ for tomorrow's milonga, Friday 15 19.30-23.30 at the Town Hall, Bridport, DT6 3LF. Benjamin has been DJing for some five years and is well regarded in his native France and elsewhere in Europe as someone with an extraordinary knowledge and depth of understanding of tango music.

    "My role is to ensure that the energy created by the music takes the dancers somewhere emotional" explains Benjamin. "My aim for a successful milonga is simple - has everyone had as good an evening dancing as is possible, has everyone reached this emotional place naturally?"

    Because of this experience Benjamin can bring come and judge for yourself.

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