A few of the students who participated at our tango lessons at La Rogaia, some of them making their first tango steps here, became tango teachers, running their own tangoschools.
- Steve and Debbie Morrall, two excellent tango dancers and teachers who will reveal to you the secrets of beautifully dancing with the music
A few of them became professional dancers, dancing in tango shows.
We admit gladly, that we´re happy and even a little proud about this.
But we know well that most of the participants of our tango lessons do not intend to make a living as tango dancers performing on stage every evening. Most of you simply want to have fun dancing tango as a nice hobby (Okay, maybe a little more than a hobby:-).
- Dance Tango, relax and have fun. LikeMetin Jazir, internationally renowned tango teacher and living Tango legend, and our legendary chef Ornella Carletti. 2014 Metin returns to La Rogaia.
Therefore we place particular value on offering courses where you learn everything you need to move beautifully, relaxed and safe on the dance floor together with all the other dancers.
This applies specially for the classes for beginners, improvers and the classes to refresh the basics of the dance.
But also at the intermediate classes we place value on choosing tango teachers who don´t bombard you with tons of figures and sequences of steps, you will never have a chance to dance in the reality of a busy dance floor, and will therefore forget as fast as you learned them.
Instead we try to offer you tango teachers who place value on the basics of dancing tango, the quality of the movement, musicality and safe dancing in the round of all the dancers on the dance floor – and who have the ability to impart this to you.
At the classes for advanced dancers we assume that participants are able to master all this (though experience shows that it is always good to refresh the basics)
Therefore the advanced and master classes focus much stronger on extending the participants repertoire beyond what you need normally on the dance floor. This might be help for choreographies as well as giving valuable impulses and suggestions for tango teachers who want to improve their own teaching.
One thing we attach great importance to, and what is another of the advantages of the tango classes at La Rogaia: The small groups (An opinion that is shared and appreciated by the participants of our tango holidays)
We restrict the number of participants consequently to a maximum of 9 couples.
We want you to profit from the tango classes at La Rogaia more than anywhere else. And we are profoundly convinced that for a teacher it is impossible to care for each participant individually in a big group.
Not least we try to invite teachers who are enjoying to stay in touch with you even when there are no classes.
A tango workshop, beyond learning steps, always is a personal encounter with the tango teacher you have chosen.Many things you will learn or consolidate outside the classes at the “practicas” or simply chatting with your tango teacher at the dinner table.
Many questions will come to your mind only after the class has finished. Often the answers to these questions are to be found beetween the lines. Sometimes a little hint is sufficient to understand:
Queries for a better understanding, practical corrections of the things you have learned or questions about the personal careers of your tango teachers can help you to develop your own style.
Big advantage if the tango teacher is available for these questions and is willing and enjoying to talk with you.
In the relaxing atmosphere of an intensive tango week (relaxing for participants and teachers) this is very likely to happen.