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Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown


Free Beginners Classes

Saturday 7th July 2018 10 - 11.30 and 12 - 1.30pm

Never danced tango before? Well, this is your chance to try it out for free, drag your friends along or come on your own, have a go, and hang around for the lunch-time milonga where you can try out your moves, and check out what the other dancers are doing. Register for the free beginners classes here.

The free beginners classes continue on Sunday 8th July 2017 11am - 1.30pm and 2.30 - 3pm.

View the New Zealand teachers to see which local teachers will be teaching the beginners classes

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Free lunch-time Milongas at Te Whaea

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July 2018 1.30 - 2.30pm, Sunday 8th 12.30 - 1.30pm

A great opportunity for beginners to try out what they have learnt in the classes, and to see more experienced dancers in action.

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Brendan Varcoe on the Bandoneon

Friday 6th July 2018 4 - 4.30pm in the Plaza at Te Whaea

Back from some time in BA Brendon will wow us with his bandoneon playing while we recharge between classes

Check out his YouTube Channel here

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Feldenkrais Classes

Saturday 7th July 2018 1.40 - 2.30pm and Sunday 8th July 12.40pm in the Back Studio at Te Whaea

There will be lunchtime Feldenkrais workshops at the tango Festival. Read how the method helps tango dancers :


For me the benefit of Feldenkrais classes is they help me discover new ways of moving that I would never have found by myself - we never know what we dont know, but when I discover that hidden gem, in the genius of a Feldenkrais lesson, there can be wondrous advancement in my balance, sensitivity and responsiveness to my partner, as well as more comfort and ease in my tired body at the end of the night.

Craig Love, Auckland
Tango dancer and teacher


Feldenkrais has extended my range of movements in the dance, and makes moving easier. I've noticed changes in my shoulders (they're softer) and legs, which seem to move more evenly. I find Feldenkrais has the possibility of unlocking options for moving in a more fluid and natural way, which is surely what we all want in tango.

Cashy Yates, Wellington

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