Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Hoisted from Comments

In response to my post about the classes next month with Ezequiel and Geraldin Paludi, Sophie (on behalf of Tango in Action), said:

Henceforth couples rotation will be enforced in the workshops, although those who have come to work specifically with their partner will be invited to mention it at the beginning so they can be left alone.

So if you were thinking about booking, now you know. Many thanks to Sophie for taking the trouble.

[Edit 1st Jan 09: it didn't happen, though, or at least not always. I took one of the all-levels couple classes, and there was no rotation, and no attempt to rotate. No one piped up and asked to rotate, either. Luckily for me, I'd booked with a suitable partner.]


David Bailey said...

Tango classes are notorious for poor and inconsistent rotation practice - I've been in classes of 90 minutes where rotation happened about twice, and even then it was a casual "please rotate" rather than a proper system.

Tango class teachers could learn a lot from Modern Jive classes in the rotation aspect, I think. They always rotate, and usually very frequently (every 2-3 minutes at most), so ensuring no-one's sitting out like a lemon for a half-hour at a time.

The only Tango class in London I've encountered with enforced, frequent, systematic rotation is Paul Bottomer's Southgate classes.


msHedgehog said...

Some are much better than others - most of the time I've found that beginners' and recent-beginners' classes are much better than intermediates, and proper courses are better than pre-milonga classes.