Morena Dancewear is proud to present, 4 Times World Tango Champions, direct from Argentina Daniel Nacucchio & Cristina Sosa.
In 2008, they have achieved what nobody else was able to: Four championship titles in one year.
World Tango Championship (Tango Salon),
Metropolitan Tango Championship (Tango Salon),
Metropolitan Tango Championship (Milonga), and
the Japan Open (Tango Salon).
Cristina and Daniel are a couple of generous and warm-hearted teachers who teach Tango de Salon emphasizing on connection and musicality. They have become one of the most sought after dancers and teachers in international festivals and workshops. Their performances as dancers are spectacular and precise and they have participated in many major national and international tango shows such as '' El Café de los Maestros'' and ''Tango mas Tango''.
Daniel & Cristina are no stranger to Australia as they had visited it on several occasions. On their last visit in 2010, Daniel and Cristina participated in the Australian Dance Festival where they performed at several venues with their main performance at the Sydney Town Hall (over 2000 attendees). Daniel and Cristina were also featured on Channel 7 Morning Show promoting the Australian Dance Festival.
Here are some reviews: "Cristina Sosa and Daniel Nacucchio are a couple to watch - inspiring, knowledgeable, methodical & approachable teachers and stunning performers. No wonder they have collected a number of significant awards...They are also a delight to watch dancing socially - understated and elegant...As teachers, their lessons were well prepared & appropriate to the level of workshop participants...They communicated effectively, using humour appropriately, and they were warm and very generous with their attention to participants, constantly moving around and helping people, despite the popularity of their classes. I should add that this view was shared by everyone I spoke to at the event." - Patricia Petronio, Tango Salon Adelaide (>>view her blog)
Daniel & Cristina will be visiting Sydney and Perth in July 2012, where they will be giving workshops, private lessons and performances.
INTENSIVE WEEKEND - Saturday the 14 & Sunday the 15 of July
Daniel & Cristina will teach 6 x 1.5-hour workshops on Saturday 14 of July and Sunday 15 of July . Workshops are open for all level of dancers (see Table below).
Strictly Limited Numbers, Book Early to avoid disappointment.
NB: You are not required to book as couples, however let us know if you don't have a partner so that we can balance the number of leaders & followers.
|Date||Time||Brief Workshop Description|
|Saturday, 14 of July||11:00am-12:30pm||Workshop 1: Elegance and Natural Movement|
|01:15pm-02:45pm||Workshop 2: Musicality|
|03:00pm-04:30pm||Workshop 3: Pivots and the arts of pausing|
|Sunday, 15 of July||11:00am-12:30pm||Workshop 4: Milonga|
|01:15pm-02:45pm||Workshop 5: Boleos|
|03:00pm-04:30pm||Workshop 6: Villa Urquiza Style Tango|
As Daniel and Cristina have been to Australia in the last 5 years and are familiar with our level of dancing, they have suggested the following workshops (please note that this is a translation of their very own words):
Workshop 1. Elegance and Natural Movement (Balance, lead and posture) - Learn vital skills for greater balance, intensity & connectivity between the leader & follower. Achieve greater control & refine your technique to lead/follow in a natural way.
Workshop 2. Musicality – If you can't hear it, you can't dance it. In this class we work with the different possibilities the tango music brings; from understanding the compass to the variety of potential movements the music offers depending on the orchestra. A must-do workshop for leaders and followers, not just to dance tango better but to feel it more.
Workshop 3. Pivots and the art of Pausing - Giros y Pausas - Pivots are essential for navigation on the dance floor. This workshop will explore the musicality and technique of turns, in particular with respect to the uses of pauses, thus expanding the possibilities for interpreting the music.
Workshop 4. Milonga - Milonga lisa and Traspie with focus on musicality.
Workshop 5. Boleos (marca, recepcion y entrenamiento ) - This workshop will cover the foundations of the Boleo technique, how to lead and follow, training and several variations.
Workshop 6. Villa Urquiza Style Tango ( turns, walk and embellishment) - Estilo Villa Urquiza (giros, caminatas y adornos ). Daniel and Cristina belong to the very few teachers of the Villa Urquiza style which is characterized by an elegant walk, musical adornments and spry movements with abundance of giros, enrosques, lapices and agujas. Learn from them the very elegant steps of this style of refinement and subtlety made famous in the milongas Club Sin Rumbo and Sunderland in Buenos Aires and adopted by the best dancers of Salon Tango. Nowadays, Villa Urquiza Tango-style is also adopted by most of the dancers competing at the World Tango Championship.
|No of Workshops||Cost per Workshop|
|1 Workshop||$45 per person|
|2 or 3 Workshops||$40 per person|
|4 or more workshops||$35 per person|
Cash payable at Morena Dancewear store,
Bank Transfer, the details will be sent once registration is confirmed, or
Credit Card, in person at Morena Dancewear store or by phone on 02 9181 4004 or 0415 073 307 (A surcharge of 2.5% applies, MasterCard or Visa Only).
The workshops are held at the Canada Bay Civic Hall in Drummoyne. The venue is close to all amneties including coffee shops, restaurants and public transport. Free parking in council car parks and street sides. more...
Workshop topic: Advanced Sequences with focus on musicality & connection and their use respecting the Line of Dancing.
Date: to be advised.
Cost: $50 per person.
Contact Andrea (mobile 0415 073 307) for more information and bookings.
Limited Private Lessons are available on request. Contact Andrea (mobile 0415 073 307) for more information and bookings.
Wednesday, 11 of July 2012
Posture, Embrace and Walk - Postura, Abrazo y Caminata - A bad embrace and poor posture limit the ability of the couple to move smoothly around the dance floor. And it's also contagious. One partner's bad posture can be uncomfortable for both. In this workshop, we will explore the anatomy of the embrace (close vs. open) combined with a correct natural posture when walking together. Technique and practical exercises for men and women to achieve a relax embrace.
Address: Austrian Club, 20 Grattan Crescent, Frenches Forest.
Time: Doors open at 7pm, Workshop starts (Sharp) at 7.30pm - 9pm with a guided Practica from 9pm to 10pm.
Cost: $40 per person (includes workshop and assisted practica)
Inquiries & Booking: contact Margarita - Tango Embrace - 0407 017 538
Daniel and Cristina will delight us with two special showcase performances at two popular Sydney Milongas:
Friday, 13 of July 2012 - Milonga organised by Tango Australia
A Buenos Aires style milonga featuring Golden Age music.
Inquiries & Booking: contact Carol - TangoAustralia - 0419 496 970
Club Willoughby: 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby
From 8pm to 11.45pm
Saturday, 14 of July 2012 - A Little Buenos Aires Anniversary Milonga
Inquiries & Bookings: contact Mimi - ALBA Mimi - ALBA - 0411 458 830
Petersham RSL Auditorium: 7 Regent St Petersham
Extended Hours: 8pm - 1am
For information about Perth Intensive workshops and milongas, please contact Rod from Tango Partnership in Perth