Update TanGoa 2009/2010
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Argentine Tango in Goa, India.
From Dec 10 2009 to March 4 th 2010
Argentine Tango classes twice a week:
tuesdays/thursdays : 19.30- 20.30, practica* till 21.30
Levels: Beginners and intermediate
Price: 300 rp pp/250 en couple
Milonga : fridays, 200 rp
Classes will be followed by a practica*, which is continued dancing in the same space but without further instruction. A place to practice what you've learned with the teacher on hand to answer any questions. On Friday nights there will be a milonga ( a salon for social dancing) where all Tango lovers will be welcome to come together and enjoy the dancing. Other professional Tango teachers and/or couples will be invited to come by and give workshops. During these three months I will be your host/teacher.
I'm inviting everybody that would like to learn to Tango but never did, to come and have a go at the first steps; and everyone else already taking part in the Tango community around the world to take a trip to beautiful Goa to enjoy a Tango-filled tropical holiday!
Goa can be found on the south-western side of India. It is the smallest state of India with Panjim as its capital. It is a long strip of palm-fringed coastline, with beautiful soft white sand beaches, lapped by the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. On top of that it boasts tropical forests, happy smiling locals and lots of exciting tropical delights.
Tangoa is located around one of the best known northern beaches called Anjuna. To westerners Goa has long been famous mostly for its beautiful beaches and a very liberal lifestyle which has evolved since Anjuna was discovered by the Beatles in the sixties. Besides the chilled out beach life and famous rave parties, there are a lot of other things happening during the winter months in Goa.
All along the northern beaches: Anjuna, Vagator, Morjim, Ashwem etc. there are lots of high level yoga classes-and retreats on offer. From Ashtanga to Vinyasa style yoga all types of yoga are catered for, taught by professional-western- teachers.
( check out Brahmani Yoga and Purple Valley retreat ). And of course there are meditation courses and Ayurvedic massage as well for total relaxation.
For the more adventurous there is kitesurfing and paragliding. If you travel inland from the beaches, Goa has beautiful wildlife and a rich, Portuguese and Hindu cultural heritage.
Tango is fairly new to India, but in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore thriving Tango communities are becoming part of the ever expanding global Tango family. If you happen to be around India or are heading that way between December and March 2010, come and enjoy some Tango fun in Goa! Don't forget to bring your dancing shoes ;-)
Regular updates on this blog about classes and milonga and on TanGoa facebook group.
If you're interested in TanGoa or have any questions related to accomodation, flights, prices, yoga etc. please, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more then happy to point you in the right direction!
Hope to see you soon in a 'sunset-palmfringed' milonga in Anjuna !