Argentine Tango is one of the most beautiful dances around. Focusing on the deep connection between dancers, it has drawn people from all over the world into its warm embrace. In Singapore, we hold regular classes at The Lumen Room to encourage even more people to experience this wonderful dance.
- Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
- Thursday: 8.15pm – 9.15pm
- Sunday: 2pm – 3pm / 3pm – 4pm
Check out the class schedule at: http://www.ytango.sg/schedule/
Instructor: WaiChung Ng
WaiChung’s background includes Modern, Contemporary and Jazz dance as well as martial arts and gymnastics. a chance encounter with Argentine Tango – he was accompanying a reporter friend doing a story on the dance – led to the proverbial love at first sight (or step) for him. That was in 2001 and WaiChung has never looked back.
Hanging up his corporate suit, WaiChung started teaching Argentine Tango in 2006. Since then, he has devoted a few months each year in its land of origin – Buenos Aires, Argentina – training with the world’s top tango maestros, honing his craft, and dancing in the milongas. Popular with the locals and being a fluent speaker of the Argentine language, they soon refer to him affectionately by the similar-sounding nickname “Juancho”.
WaiChung is one of the few dancers with an intimate understanding of the traditional styles of Tango Salon and Tango Milonguero, as well as Tango Nuevo. His dancing is described as elegant, playful, soft, clean and musically expressive.
He has performed at numerous events in Singapore where he is currently based, as well as in Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia and Argentina, including the famous Salon Canning in Buenos Aires.
What can you learn in our Tango Beginners course?
As a beginner, you will pick up basic Argentine Tango techniques on walking and simple movements like ochos, cruzada and the commonly-used ‘sandwich’. Absolutely no dance background needed to start learning and enjoying this dance!
What is the difference between Beginners and Beginners+?
For beginners, there is a strong focus on the basic techniques whereas Beginners+ will introduce you to the social dancing aspects of Argentine Tango.
What about Tango Improvers and above?
As you progress, we will build on your foundation and tango vocabulary, including learning about musicality and giving more depth and texture to your dance.
Where can I find out more information such as the class schedule and fees?
Where can I register for classes?
You can contact us email@example.com or at 913797. Or come by before the start of class at The Lumen Room (10 Winstedt Road #01-11).
We will be holding regular trial classes so keep a look out for those if you are keen to have a try. We would not encourage a total beginner to do walk-ins; it would be better to take the full 6-week Beginner course. Check out when the next Beginner class is and the course rate at http://www.ytango.sg/.
If you have taken tango classes before, you can drop in for a lesson or if you are unsure which level class you should be taking, give us a call at Mobile: 91379787.
Can I join the class if I do not have a partner?
Yes you can! In our classes, we strongly encourage all students to switch among themselves.
I have no background in dancing. Is that a problem?
You don’t need to, just come and have fun in class.
Does tango involve a lot of lifts and mid-air movements like what I see on TV?
A: The media loves to portray Argentine Tango as a high-flying and action-packed dance. There is a form called tango escenario or show tango and people pay to watch that as a form of entertainment. The social dancing is a lot more grounded and enjoyed by people all over the world for the connection it evokes between dances and the beautiful music.
What should I wear for classes?
A: You can come in your office wear or comfortable attire. For ladies, it would be better if you wear heels with straps but if you don’t, then shoes that allow you to walk and pivot comfortably would be fine. Gentlemen can wear shoes with leather soles that help you to pivot. Otherwise, seasoned shoes are ok. Please avoid slippers or shoes with rubber soles.
Also, as with any social dance involving dance partners, good personal hygiene would be appreciated by everyone in the class.
How do I get to The Lumen Room?
Visit this link for a very detailed instruction on how to get there. We are conveniently situated near Newton MRT (7-min walk) and a short walk from the famous Newton Food Centre. Btw, our students regularly have dinner with the senior students and instructors after classes.
Are there parking lots at the venue?
A: Don’t worry, there are plenty of parking lots available.
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Feel free to drop by any of our classes and take a look. Alternatively, drop us an email to one of our senior students at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to share his thoughts and experience with you.