El Abrazo - Argentine Tango Weekend November

Argentine Tango Weekend
2 nights (Fri & Sat) Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Top Line Teachers
Fantastic DJ Line-up
Beginners Welcome
All Classes Included
Air-conditioned Ballrooms
Friendly & Sociable
Free Parking On-Site
Picturesque setting
Online Booking
Hotel Swimming Pool

Event

At the beginning there is “el abrazo

We are thrilled that once again we are able to bring outstanding Internationally acclaimed Argentine Tango Instructors to El Abrazo. We are delighted to present -  Andres ‘Tanguito' Cejas & Mina Ojeda and Jenny & Ricardo Oria. You can read more about these fabulous couples further down. That's not all though! We also have two fabulous DJ's to take you through the weekend - the exceptional Diego Doigneau​ and Nathan (Stokie), who we all know and love from the Midlands Tango scene.

Our Argentine Tango dance weekends, give you the perfect place to immerse yourself in authentic Argentine Tango. 

EXPERIENCE DANCERS CATERED FOR. BEGINNER CLASSES THROUGH TO THE MORE ADVANCED. 

So, whether you're an experienced Tango dancer or just beginning your journey, you will be in the best hands possible to learn or progress this wonderful dance.

  • Beginners Class Friday evening
  • Workshops Saturday & Sunday
  • Milonga's Friday & Saturday evening
  • Saturday Evening Show
  • Sunday Practica

See an example of our schedule from February (right). New schedule will be posted here nearer to the event.

 

 

 

DANCE CLASSES

Argentine Tango classes run throughout the weekend and a schedule of classes will be supplied on arrival at the weekend.

When you arrive at the hotel, please check into your room, then register with our event staff who will issue you with a wristband. These must be worn at all times. Breakfast and Dinner is included in the cost of the weekend pass, as are all the classes and you will need to show your wristband at these times.

Teachers & DJs

JENNY & RICARDO ORIA

We're absolutely delighted Jenny & Ricardo will once again be on our teaching staff this weekend. This fabulous couple are regulars at our Weekends, teaching and performing - and they always give us a stunning show.

This is what they have to say about Tango:They love tango - its music, its song, and its dance, particularly it's dance. It's wonderful, social, creative, intimate, playful, serious dance.

We love the moment of surrender in the arms of your partner, the feeling of losing yourself and yet finding yourself at one with the music, at one with your partner, at one with yourself. We are proud to be part of the tango community: a rich culture steeped in history, which is still of relevance today.

We continually develop our dance, practicing and also still taking classes, and we have been really fortunate over the years to have been able to learn from some really wonderful maestros**.

We teach and dance tango salon .. tango for the dance floor. Each tango we dance is moved and inspired by the music and the subtle yet powerful conversation within the embrace.

 

ANDRES CEJAS

We are excited to welcome back to El Abrazo Andres ‘Tanguito' Cejas, a very highly respected dancer, teacher, musician, and milonguero from Argentina. 

ANDRES represents the purest style of Argentine Tango and is a part of tango history with his deep knowledge of the different forms and styles of tango, milonga and vals, from their origins to our times.

He is also the organizer of the famous Practica/milonga DE QUERUSA in Buenos Aires. ANDRES ‘TANGUITO’ CEJAS deep knowledge of the authentic Tango movements, and his experience at the highest level of performance and teaching throughout the world, his self- critical and exhaustive technical training make him amongst the most accomplished and grounded teachers.

With an extensive artistic trajectory, Andrés is dedicated to teaching and divulging the music and dance of the Río de la Plata, and sharing the path of life from the hand of Tango.

Watch this short You tube Bio about Andres if you'd like to know a little more: 

MINA OJEDA

We're thrilled to welcome for the first time to El Abrazo Mina Ojeda who will be teaching and performing with Andres.

Mina has studied dance since an early age, from ballet, jazz, contemporary dance to folk dancing with specialization in Argentine Tango. 

A dance artist with a long and established profession in the dance world. Her exceptional work has been recognised by the Arts Council of England, Channel 4, the BBC, renowned Latin American and British choreographers and dancers alike.

Mina has performed in the film Evita with Madonna, created choreography for Dance a Channel 4-commissioned film, and collaborated with Deborah Bull’s BBC dance season Travels with my Tutu.

Mina was chosen to play Lucille in the UK film Crowhurst. She directed artLAT (2003-2012), her main works have included the national touring productions:- Tiempo de Tango (2004), Romance DíCarnaval (2006) and Amazonas Spectacular (2012), all tours supported by the Arts Council of England. Mina was invited as guest dancer for the Argentine tango company TANGO X2 during their London season at the Peacock Theatre in 2000. She currently collaborates with BBC Strictly Come Dancing as resident tango trainer for the competing celebrities. 

DIEGO DOIGNEAU 

We are very pleased to welcome back Diego to DJ at El Abrazo.

He is originally from Argentina and studied Music and Theatre both in Buenos Aires and London. For the last 10 years he‘s been the resident dj at Negracha Tango Club, London’s biggest milonga while also djing in all London and many UK Milongas.

He has also been djing in major worldwide festivals and milongas including River Tango in London, Mediterranean Summer Tango Festival in Porec, Brussels Tango Festival, CircuiTo milonguero in Turin, Festivalito in Edinburgh, Maldito Tango in Sweden, Otoño en Palermo tango Festival, Practica X and Viva la Pepa in Buenos Aires and many more.

His work at milongas is mainly to create the journey the dancers will take that night through the music, for this he selects the songs varying constantly the atmosphere of the night.

He loves music in general, he loves the night and he loves to keep people dancing till after the milonga is over.

 

NATHAN (Stokie)

Joining Diego will be Nathan, who is very well known to those who attend our events and more widely to the Midlands Argentine Tango scene. Nathan regularly runs Alt Tango events - Socials and workshops in and around the Midlands. 

Venue

Rendezvous Hotel
Keighley Road, 
Skipton BD23 2TA

Air conditioned ballroom. The hotel can offers a wide choice of large, spacious double, twin and family rooms, together with suites and studios. Many of the rooms look out over the picturesque Leeds Liverpool Canal to the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales beyond.

As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town of Skipton. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, Skipton is endlessly rich both in history and outstanding natural beauty.

Stunning Location
Beautiful Sprung Dance Floor
Air Conditioned Ballroom
Free Parking
Licensed Bars
Swimming Pool
Free Wifi

Map of the Venue

Pricing

Places at this popular weekender will go fast, so register today and make sure that you don't miss out!

NOTE: Prices are per person for 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) including breakfast and dinner

£50 PER PERSON (NON-REFUNDABLE) DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT TME OF BOOKING. 

Balances due 8 weeks prior to the event date. For bookings 12 weeks or less before the event - full payment is required with booking.

Please read Jive Addictions terms and conditions on the booking form.

Failure to pay the balance due by the due date, may render your booking as cancelled without further reference to you. You cannot sell a booking on to a third party, until full payment has been made. 

Whole weeken passes include 2 nights accommodation, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and all classes

Double/Twin sharing - Includes 2 nights Dinner B&B, workshops and social dancing £279 per person
Single - Includes 2 nights Dinner B&B, workshops and social dancing£329 per person
Event Only pass (does not include accommodation) Includes all classes and social dancing - please email us at john@jiveaddiction to book the Event only pass as these will be limited. £115 per person