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Ballroom Basics - Workshop - Tangling with Tango

Course code: ZCRV002P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 20:30

Days of week:


Course date:

11th Oct 2024 - 11th Oct 2024

Course location:

Southern Community Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

"Tangling with Tango" invites beginners to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the Tango. Under expert guidance, participants will master fundamental steps, techniques, and styling. From the distinctive Tango embrace to dramatic staccato steps, emphasis is on posture, connection, and musicality. Explore the rich history and cultural significance of the Tango, delving into its emotional and expressive aspects. Whether preparing for an event or seeking artistic expression, join us for a journey of passion and discovery on the dance floor.
- Introduction to Tango: Explore the passion and intensity of this iconic ballroom dance.

- Fundamental Steps: Master basic Tango steps, including the Tango walk, ochos, and the dramatic cross.

- Posture and Embrace: Learn proper Tango posture and embrace techniques for connection and expression.

- Footwork Techniques: Focus on precision and sharpness in footwork, essential for the dynamic movements of Tango.

- Musicality: Develop an understanding of Tango music and timing, dancing in sync with the rhythm and mood.

- Partner Connection: Enhance communication and connection with your dance partner, mastering the lead and follow dynamics.

- Styling and Expression: Discover techniques to add flair and emotion to your Tango, expressing passion and intensity through movement.

- History and Culture: Gain insight into the rich history and cultural significance of Tango, understanding its origins and evolution.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
There are a series of Ballroom Basics workshops exploring Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha-Cha and Rhumba.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £14.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £14.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £7.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £7.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to guide and support you throughout.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.