There is no Tango Spa this year, negotiations with the new management of the Pump Rooms did not work out. Sorry!
INSTEAD Tango Warwick decided to make a splash a mile or so away in the historic town of Warwick. This mini-festival will give plenty of time for dancing in exciting and beautiful places, to exciting and beautiful music, with exciting..., together with classes and a performance by no-less than the 2014 World Salon Tango Champion Lorena Gonzalez and Gastón Camejo: exciting and beautiful is not enough to describe them, their dancing, and their classes.
Friday 11th October:
7.30 pm to 11.30 pm, Milonga "La Ideal" at the gorgeously elegant Court House Ballroom, Jury Street , Warwick, CV34 4EW. DJ TBA
Saturday 12th October:
2.15 pm to 5.30 pm :Matinee Milonguita at the medieval Great Hall of Lord Leycester Hospital, 60 High St, CV34 4BH, Warwick. DJ TBA. Tea served in the Brethren's Kitchen until 5pm (optional).
8 pm to 12.30 am (approx) Milonga "Warwick" at Warwick SPACE, Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU performance at 9 pm, approx, by Lorena & Gaston. DJ TBA.
Workshops, by Loren & Gaston:
Saturday 12th October at St Nicholas' Church, St. Nicholas Church Street, Warwick, CV34 4JD, opposite the lower entrance to Warwick Castle near the beautiful Mill Gardens:
1 pm to 2.30 pm (Int/Adv) The relationship of axis,
boleos, and dynamics.
3pm to 4.30 pm (Int) Spirals, circular movements, taking advantage of the space.
Workshops and passes must be booked in advance. For this email tangowarks @ gmail.com saying which events you want to attend and whether you are a couple, leader or follower. Please include a contact telephone number, email address, and name(s).
Once we confirm eligibility we will send payment details. Advance payment will be required, and bookings only confirmed once we are aware that payment has arrived. This may not be immediate!
We aim to balance the numbers of leaders & followers for each workshop. To help us please book early, especially leaders! A waiting list will be operated.
Workshops £15 each (will be gender balanced)
Friday Milonga £12
Saturday Milonga £12
(MM) Matinee Milonguita at Lord Leycester: £8.
Passes in advance:
“One Specified wkshp + MM: £18
"Warwick Dance": 2 milongas +MM: £25
"Kingmakers" : 2 milongas +MM +one specified workshop: £38
Warwick is one of Britain's prime tourist spots, so if you are not familiar with "the Heart of Britain" "Shakespeare Country" come along and combine tourism with pleasure, maybe even taking in a Shakespeare play at nearby Stratford. If you need more tango on Sunday there are many places for a further excursion: we will list them later.
HOW TO GET THERE:
To come by air to Warwick it is simplest to use Birmingham airport, but Heathrow also has good connections. Train connections from London (possibly through very nearby Leamington) are good as they are from the North (probably via Birmingham). The venues are a short walk from Warwick Station and a bus or taxi ride from Leamington Spa station, or Warwick Parkway. Access by road is easy via M40, M6, A46,... There are many B&B's and hotels, and many pleasant places to eat & drink. http://visitwarwick.co.uk
See https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20547/warwick_car_parks More tips nearer the time!