Murat 2018 Workshops & Try Booking Rev 5 24Feb2018 Pg1

This week at Perth Tango Club

Tuesday  13 March

  • practica for all members, 7.30 pm - 10 pm 

Wednesday 14 March

  • milonga Roja, 8.30 pm - 11 pm pm with DJ Belinda
  • couples classes, 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm with Wendy and Joe

this is the last class for a couple of weeks when they will resume in April

- see class details below

Thursday 15 March

  • free 'taste of tango' class, 7.00 pm -7.30 pm with Michael and Marzena
  • beginners' class, 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm with Michael and Marzena
  • levels up to intermediate class, 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm with George/Elena / Natasha

- see details below

Friday 16 March

  • Gala Milonga, 8.30 pm - late with DJ Sam

Saturday 17 March

  • workshop 1 (still a couple of spots left for leaders to join) 
  • workshops 2A and 2B (spots left for both followers and leaders)

Sunday 18 March

  • workshops 3 and 4 (a couple of spots left for leaders to join)

Monday 19 March

  • workshop 5 (a couple of spots left for leaders to join)


Book now for workshop with Murat and Sigrid. There are still spots available in some workshops.
What a wonderful opportunity to experience their teaching here in Perth.  
As you will see, there is something for everyone.

PTC regular class details


6 weeks of tango tuition for couples at all levels with Wendy and Joe. You'll have semi-private tuition with what you want to work on, whether it is connection, technique, lead and follow, or just get some tips on how to negotiate around the dance floor and what steps to use when. 

  • please arrive at 6.45 pm to register 
  • cost per person is $10 per week or $50 for the 6 weeks.   


TASTE OF TANGO -  Thursday 7.00 pm -7.30pm. This is a free 1/2 hour taster/practice/refresher - an introduction to tango.  This is for anybody who is curious about this intriguing dance from Argentina and would like to ‘dip their toes in the water’.
Teachers - Marzena Cichon & Michael Hampson.
TANGO BASICS - linear movements, Thursday 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm. This course covers the basic linear movements, structures and music of tango. No previous experience is required. This course is also useful for dancers who are coming back to tango after a long break or wish to revisit  tango basics. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 8 February 2018. Please note that "Taste of Tango" is a part of the "Tango Basics" course and students should arrive at 6.50pm ready to start the course at 7pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course.
Teachers - Marzena  Cichon &  Michael  Hampson.
TANGO GIROS - Circular Movements - Thursday 8.30 - 9.45 – This course is an introduction to circular movements and covers turns & pivots. This course is for people who have completed the Tango Basics course and are keen to further  their skills. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 8 February 2018. Students should arrive at 8.20 pm ready to start at 8.30 pm. Please arrive at 8.15 pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course. There will be an opportunity for students to practise after the lesson.
Teachers - George Edwards/Elena Parker/Natasha Richardson
DECONSTRUCTING & RECONSTRUCTING TANGO, MUSICALITY AND PHRASING IN THE DANCE -This 8 week course commences 8.30pm 8th February 2018 and will run concurrently with the Tango Giros course. Please arrive at 8.15 pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course. There will be an opportunity for students to practise after the lesson.
Teachers - George Edwards/Elena Parker/Natasha Richardson
Course Details
Past students have asked for a course to help them put together the phrasings of tango they have learnt and other aspects of the dance.
In response to their request we have formulated "Deconstructing & Reconstructing Tango,  Musicality and Phrasing in the Dance".
Deconstruction   the course will look at

  • the various common tango dance phrases and the basic steps on which they were built
  • how and if these common phrases can be broken into smaller sub-phrases

Reconstruction   the course will explore

  • how the basic steps and sub-phrases can be used to formulate other phrases and combinations of phrases
  • the students will be led in exploring and developing their own phrases

Musicality  & Phrasing in the Dance
Here  we will review using different tango tracks

  • what phrases are appropriate to use and where to use them to complement the music
  • students will be provided with various tango tracks and expected to familiarise themselves with the music so that they are able to anticipate the different musical phrases and try to explore for themselves what dance phrases will match the musical segments.    

To dance well you need to be familiar with the music - that means collecting and listening to music.
We always dance better to music we know than to new unknown music.

If you are interested and wish to register for any of the Thursday coursesplease email to book your place. Please provide your full name and contact phone number and also the full name, contact phone number and email address of anyone else you are wishing to register in your email.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
It is not necessary for you to attend the courses with a partner. The teachers will try to organise volunteers among club members to balance follower/leader numbers. In order for us to organise this you need to register early.
To join any of the PTC courses you must be a member of the PTC. The annual membership fee is $20 per year, 1 July - June 30.
The course fee is $60 for each 8 week course and must be paid before starting the course. Your payment will confirm your place.
Cost is $80 "CASH"  on registration - the PTC  have no card facilities ($60 plus $20 club annual membership fee)
Dancers who have previously taken these courses are welcome to repeat the course and it is acceptable to take both Tango Basics and Tango Giros concurrently if you have previously done Tango Basics.


Decisions of Committee are pinned up in the locked notice board in the foyer.  Any member who wants to inspect the club’s books can make an appointment with the secretary to do so.

The Committee welcomes suggestions, comments, ideas and requests, which can be emailed to or placed in the red suggestion box near the front door.

PTC funky pic April 2017

From the Chair

LAST CHANCE!  Only a few places are available for Murat and Sigrid’s workshops.  Book online at Trybooking:  

Leaders – this is a wonderful opportunity to share experiences and learn technique with a follower who is equally keen to ‘give it a go’.
Warm up for the weekend of workshops with a night of fancy dancing at the Masked Masquerade Milonga on this Friday 16 March. You can pay your entrance of $20 members (or $25 non members) at the door or book on-line at TryBooking 

A full supper is included in the price and you can bring liquid refreshment (a little champagne maybe?) 
This week’s Wednesday couples class with Wendy and Joe is the last until April. There will be no class on 21st or 28th March, so please take note.
We will be needing extra people to help out in April and May as a number of our regular volunteers will be overseas during those months.  If you would like to help out and be involved in some way, either on a casual basis or more regularly, please just click this link: to let Lidia know your preference and availability. We have full information about what needs to be done that we can send to you. 

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Murat's and Sigrid's private lessons

They arrive in Perth on 14 March and leave on 20 March. in addition to the workshops Murat and Sigrid will be available for private lessons which need to be arranged directly with them.

Watch them on the links below.


Come along and join others passionate about Argentine tango


Regular Weekly Events

Tuesday: Practica 7.30pm - 10.00pm


Tango Classes. Check club newsletter or Contact the Club -

Milonga Roja 8.30pm - 11pm

Thursday: Tango classes. Check club newsletter or Contact the Club -

Friday: Tango Cafe 8.30pm to late

3rd Saturday of month: Themed Milonga 8.30pm to late

5th Saturday of month (if there is one): Tango Vida 8.30pm to late

Sunday: Practica Domingo 3.00pm-5.00pm

Plus The Ghetto Milonga featuring alternate music every second and fourth Sunday 7-9pm