Stokie’s Alt-Tango Weekender

May 13 at 4 PM – May 15 at 5 PM

Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre

Packington Hill,
DE74 2DF Kegworth

A message from the organisers:

A full weekend dedicated to nothing but the very best in Alternative Tango. Expect top tuition through the day, great food, comfortable rooms, and fantastic DJs through the evening into the wee small hours. We throw open the doors on Friday and we’ll be dancing, socialising and learning right through until Sunday.Stokie’s Alt Tango is now in it’s sixth year of monthly milongas! And it’s with that wealth of knowledge and experience that we are delighted to being to you our BRAND NEW weekend of dance – Stokie’s Alt Tango Weekender!

At Stokie’s Alt Tango Weekender we will be running two SEPARATE learning streams:
A Fast Track into Tango for people who have little or no Tango experience (generally less than 12 months). The Fast Track classes will allow you to join in the freestyle dancing in the evenings, and by the end of the weekend your Tango will be coming along leaps and bounds – places for the Fast Track stream of classes are strictly limited and balanced (lead/follow) for maximum learning potential.

Running alongside the Fast Track stream will be the more advanced learning stream for more proficient Tango dancers. There will be a variety of classes with top quality Tango teachers that will help to bring out the very best in your Tango, maybe they’ll even get you to see Tango from a new perspective! Places for the Tango Competente stream of classes are being balanced (lead/follow) for maximum learning potential.

Many people love dancing Tango to non-traditional Tango music. At Stokie’s we feel that any music that isn’t traditional Tango music is an ‘alternative’ to what you would hear at a traditional milonga. The music played at the weekender will be world music, nuevo, electro and modern Tango, all structured with you as a Tango dancer in mind. There will be no tandas, no cortinas, just a huge variety of superb music that will inspire you to dance. If, like us, you also adore traditional Tango music, we have a Tango & Blues weekender in August that caters for that too!

Every evening there will be a top quality Alt Tango milonga through to the wee small hours. These milongas will consist of top quality Alt Tango DJs playing incredible music for you to dance to, on one of the very best dance-floors in Europe.

This weekender is FULL BOARD! It takes place in the intimate environment of a friendly small hotel in the East Midlands. Due to the layout of the hotel you can arrive on Friday and stay in your dance shoes until Sunday – perfect. The hotel has recently been updated, and they have really friendly staff. The hotel benefits from an excellent chef, and food is prepared on-site, meaning they are able to accommodate most special diary requirements. You will not be disappointed. The hotel is about two miles from the nearest busy train station, it is on a busy bus route and it is only three miles from East Midlands International Airport!! How handy is that?!

Booking couldn’t be easier – contact Essie-Jo for availability enquiries and booking via PM or on 07768 469 777. The cost of this full board weekender is £260 per person (or £230 per person if booked before March 20th 2020)*. Places are secured by a £40 non-refundable deposit, or a £20 non-refundable deposit if you book while at any of our monthly Alt Tango events. As all of our events are gender neutral, we will book you onto this weekend as a lead or follow rather than a male or female.

This weekender is planned to be a fully immersive experience for the dancers who attend – to ensure that this is the case ONLY residential passes will be issued for this event. There will be no ‘classes only’ passes, nor will there be any ‘freestyle only’ passes.

We look forward to welcoming you at Stokie’s
Essie-Jo & Stokie

*Price is for a place in a gender shared room, or for a place in a double room – other options available, surcharges may apply.

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