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Rock Bottoms Tango Weekender with Blues

Date: Fri 12 Jan 2024
No. of nights: 3
Hotel: TLH Derwent

This event offers Tango workshops at four levels from novice (those in their first year of regular Tango) right through to expert. There are also Blues workshops covering beginner and intermediate techniques. Workshops run all day Saturday and Sunday.

In the evenings we have two Tango halls (Nuevo and Traditional) and a third venue offering Smooth Modern Jive followed by Blues late into the night. On Saturday night we have a Spectacular Teachers’ Cabaret.

About your hosts

Rock Bottoms run hotel-based dance holidays, specialising in Modern Jive, Lindy Hop, Tango, West Coast Swing and Blues. Since starting in 2002 they have established a reputation for the highest quality dance weekends around. The best teachers from home and abroad bring you a huge variety of amazing workshops throughout the weekend.

What to expect:
  • Dinner, bed & breakfast at TLH Derwent Hotel
  • Line-up of experienced Tango DJs
  • A huge choice of workshops throughout Saturday & Sunday
  • Freestyles each night
  • Cabaret show on Saturday night
  • Use of all the superb facilities at TLH
Workshop levels

Level 1 – Improver 

Aimed at those with 6 to 18 months regular Tango experience. You will refresh the fundamental techniques of walking, rock steps, the cross, ochos, basic turns, close embrace. You will expand your vocabulary to include the parada, right turn, musicality, vals, milonga, and you will gain confidence in dancing socially.

Level 2 – Intermediate 

Aimed at those with 18 months to 4 years regular Tango experience. These classes will help solidify the foundation of your tango, as well as offering more challenging moves such as the boleo, sacada, the ocho Cortado, the left and right turn and gancho in both close and open embrace. This material may be complex, but also practical for social dancing at milongas.

Level 3 – Advanced 

Aimed at those with 4 plus years of regular Tango experience.
Students attending these classes should be willing to demonstrate in front of the class, the sacada, a boleo, and should be able to differentiate between a tango, vals, and milonga. Topics will include boleo sequences, musicality, ganchos, vals and milonga specific steps, volcadas, sacada sequences.

Level 4 – Advanced + 

This is a very high level for those dance Tango regurlarly can do single Axis turns, have advanced musicality techniques and who can show great confidence and styling throughout all the topics mentioned above. Even during complex material you should be able to remain relaxed, engage in musicality and add expression to your movement.



Rock Bottoms

Rock Bottoms run hotel-based dance holidays, specialising in Modern Jive, Lindy Hop, Tango, West Coast Swing and Blues.

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Terms & Conditions

Prices shown are per person for the number of nights specified on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis, unless otherwise stated on the break detail page. Prices are based on 2 people sharing standard double or twin bedded rooms. Upgraded room types may be available at a supplement. Surcharges may apply for under occupied rooms. Dates shown are arrival to departure. Prices include all elements/activities listed on each individual break unless a specific surcharge has been listed. All prices shown are inclusive of VAT at the applicable rate.