What's New in Tango in Iceland
Tango into the New Year
Spennandi Tangótækifæri framundan!
(English below) Í lok desember fáum við flotta gesta kennara til Íslands, þær Helen La Vikinga og Mariana Docampo frá Buenos Aires og munu þær verða með okkur á áramótamilongunni okkar á Sólon 2. Janúar 2017. Takið daginn frá til að byrja árið með þessum skemmtilegum tangókennurum. Mariana Docampo verður síðan á Íslandi til 26. janúar. Nánari námskeið með henni verða auglýst síðar.
Exciting Tango Opportunity Coming!
Helen La Vikinga and Mariana Docampo from Buenos Aires are coming to Iceland and will be our guests at our New Year's milonga at Kaffi Sólon on January 2nd, 2017. Save that date and begin the year with these wonderful tango teachers! Mariana Docampo will then remain in Iceland until the 26th of January and plans to offer tango courses during her stay. More information to come!
Mondays - Milonga and drop-in class at Kaffi Sólon
Why not give tango a try? On Mondays from 8-9 pm there is a drop-in class for beginners at Kaffi Sólon, Bankastræti 7a. No experience needed and you don't need to bring a dance partner - only your good mood! After the lesson, we dance until 11 to classic tango as well as modern alternative music. We are on the 2nd floor - go past the bar and up the stairs.
There is no admission charge for the class or milonga, but as our hosts at Kaffi Sólon are kind enough to offer us a private dance space - let's show our appreciation by ordering something from the bar or from their delicious menu!
Practica at Hressó
Every Sunday from 5:00-7:30 pm, we host a guided practica at Hresso bar and restaurant, located at Austurstræti 20. In a cosy corner of the bar with an excellent wooden floor, we practice together and work on details in the dance. We change roles, and sometimes watch tango videos, etc. We play mostly traditional tango music with an occasional mixture of alternative music. Everybody is welcome, no partner needed only enthusiasm for dancing! Or just come for coffee or other refreshments, sit and watch.
Admission is 700 kr. or buy a discount card worth 10 admissions for 5000 kr.
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It's Scientific - Tango is good for you!
In a recent issue of the Danish tango magazine Tangotiden, there was an article covering a study done in Frankfurt, Germany, showing the positive effects of tango both physically and emotionally. Read the Icelandic translation of the Danish article on our website, or download a pdf of the complete results of the study in English from the online journal where it was published.
Have you ever taken a tango class and found the figures difficult to learn even though you understood intellectually the steps you were supposed to do? If so, then you would probably benefit from taking a class in tango technique. Perhaps you have simply not learned to extend your leg properly, disassociate your upper body from your lower, or really connect with your partner as a leader or follower. Once you master these basics in tango movements, learning new steps and figures will be much easier and it will feel more like tango.
Tango History and Music
Check out the Tango Resources section on the links page. We've added a few interesting websites about tango music, dance and history.
Mondays - Drop in class and practica at Kaffi Sólon
Located on the 2nd floor of Kaffi Sólon, Bankastræti 7a - right downtown! Drop in beginners class from 8-9 pm, dancing until 11. No admission charge, but we ask to please help show our appreciation by ordering something from the bar or restaurant.
Wednesdays - Milonga at Kaffitár
There is a weekly milonga at Kaffitár, every Wednesday from 9-11 pm, hosted by the Tango Club Reykjavík. See www.tango.is for more information.
Fridays - El Cramo
On Fridays, the Tango Club Reykjavik hosts a milonga at Kramhúsið - El Cramo. This is a great place to come and dance in a large dance studio. See www.tango.is for more information.
Sundays - Practica at Hressó
Sundays from 5:00-7:30pm at Hressó, Austurstræti 20
Admission 700 kr. or 500 kr. if you purchase a discount card.
Salsa fans can check out the following 2 links for information about Iceland's salsa community: