Getting into the rhythm of Tango

I have just come back from a workshop with Joaquín Amenábar in which we tapped and sang and listened carefully to some of our favourites as he explained about the basic tango rhythm and melodies. I spend hours listening to tango music - and hours dancing to it - but there is always something more to learn. I also spent hours learning to play a musical instrument, studying music theory and supervising my childrens' music practices and I have done this workshop before - and it was still inspiring and exciting.
When you sing to the music as you dance it is very difficult to dance out of time - though if you concentrate too hard on obscure things as I did a couple of times it can be done.  Professor Amenábar uses popular and well-known orchestras such as Di Sarli, Canaro, Orquesta Tipica Victor - songs every one of us had danced to many times. At the moment he is travelling around Australia giving workshops and performing at some of the milongas.
You can read more about these workshops here

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