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Tango FUN III (Close Embrace) in Murwillumbah

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A Workshop in the FUNdamentals of Social Tango ... for Beginners with some experience.

This workshop Tango FUN III typically follows on from Tango FUN II.

It covers more FUNdamentals of Social Tango, SPECIFICALLY Close Embrace: 
different embraces, the invitation, posture/timing and a simple cute social 'basic', called the ocho cortado.

If you already dance, come brush up on your technical skills!!  Some things in Close Embrace really matter to improve connection and enjoyment.

For this workshop please bring a partner, or check to make sure a Lead/Follow Spot is available.  There'll be a waitlist, to help balance the class. So please email if you're interested and would like to check. 

Tango FUN I&II or some experience of the social form of Argentine Tango.

Participants will be better able to dance in Close Embrace socially and attend practicas after attending this workshop.




[Tango FUN III]: Tango in Close Embrace (2hrs)

Sat, 1 April 2:30-4:30PM

$70 couple / $40 single (individual spots will open progressively to balance class, please check)

- Tickets MUST be pre-purchased ONLINE before 1 April.




With migrant origins in the Rívo de la Plata region (Argentina, Uruguay) modern Social Tango is now a global phenomenon - the ultimate way to relate authentically through an embodied language ... connecting, dancing and sharing without words.

Primarily improvised, it allows for a great deal of personal self-expression. Yet, for a tango to be successful in connection, intimacy, and pleasure, it requires the understanding of a shared, physical language: the FUNdamentals of Tango.

And the experience of it in play (practica).

Once embraced, Tango FUN opens up the body, allows for greater creative expression, and increases your satisfaction of the in-the-body experience.

Once the FUNdamentals are understood, the dance can be creatively deepened in its practice. It can be shared with family, friends, lovers, sisters, brothers AND even strangers.

Join us in this workshop and connect in with our growing Northern Rivers Tango family.

We will be walking for most of the time, so wear comfy clothes and shoes that are easy to walk backwards, forwards and sideways, and can pivot with some ease on a wooden floor. Otherwise, socks work too.





For more Tango FUN [II, III, IV & V] and weekly improver class/practica please see for info.





Dana Parker is a lover and weaver of dance, movement, the sacred feminine arts and spiritual connection. She has 20+ years experience facilitating groups of individuals wishing to connect more deeply with their bodies, their knowledge base, other bodies or simply explore themselves. Her teaching speciality is connection, and her professional in-the-body training encompasses Pilates, contemporary dance, ballet, some martial arts, massage and mindfulness.

She is trained in multiple Tango styles (salon, milonguero, nuevo) in both lead and follow roles. A teacher of Tango in Australia since 2004, she established Tango Butterfly as an institution of inclusion: to love on Tango in all-of-its-forms, in its diverse combinations and incarnations.


“I will take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing. I acknowledge that this class involves movement suggestions and exercises that may be new to me. I understand that it is my responsibility to ask for direction if something feels uncertain. I own my ability to say ‘no’ and step out of the movement, in the event that something feels not quite right for me. Class facilitators will provide guidance and support, they hold no liability for any injury that might occur during this workshop. If I come with a partner, I acknowledge that I may be asked to change partners some of the time. There is no expectation that I must dance with everybody, and I also do not expect that everybody must dance with me.”


Please purchase your ticket with the intention to be there.In the event of class cancellation, the full fee will be refunded.In the event of an individual’s cancellation, the full fee of the ticket is forfeit.

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