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Nearly there…

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YIKES!

I just looked at the Calendar, and realised that ‘Septonathon’ is only 7 weeks away.

Ok, no need to panic, but perhaps it’s time to get the DJ squad sorted out and announced? Don’t worry; it’s nearly in place and the final piece of the jigsaw looks like it’s falling into place nicely.  We’ll have a mix of regular favourites, new faces, and an international element too, with a bit of luck.

I’m sure it’ll all be fine, but until then we’ll do our level best to keep everything under control.

Darwin does Tango

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Lately there’s been some changes to a number of regular Milongas around.

The long-running weekly Milonga ‘Negracha’ in London has been forced to leave their venue and still hasn’t found a replacement venue. Calesita closed last year, and a monthly Milonga in Guildford is now closing because the organisers are moving away. Recently another long-running milonga in the South – Menuda – closed also.

At the same time, it’s years since a successful regular milonga was started in the South East. The milonga calendar locally looks pretty much the same as it did 5 years ago.

So, what’s going on?  Why aren’t there new Milongas being established and thriving?  Why are the choices for dancers getting fewer?

Back to basics

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This week has been a busy one for private lessons; we’ve been teaching most days, and we’ve been getting great results.

In fact, we’ve found lately that private lessons are much more successful than group lessons ever were.  We get better results, faster, and have more fun along the way!  That’s because the lesson is totally focussed on just one student (or one couple) and so we can give them exactly what they need. We can judge the pace of the lesson to suit the individuals, and tailor the content to suit their needs and priorities.  The lessons plan is less generalised, and much more personal.

People seem to like the private lessons too; currently we’re booked up for 3 months in advance.