Tango dancing and music!
KS2: year 3, year 4, year 5 and year 6
Have fun and learn about the history, music and dancing of Tango with our Argentinian dancers and musicians.
Tango is a popular dance and music originated in Buenos Aires over a century ago in Argentina and Uruguay. Discover Tango dancing and take your first steps in a super interactive practical session and feel the music at your fingertips with our musicians: bandoleón player and guitarist.
– Learn Tango in just one-off session, whilst improving your Spanish!
Facilitators: Female tango dancer and male tango dancer/musician. Guitarist/pianist, optional.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Number of participants and sessions: 30 pupils per session and 5 sessions maximum
Years 5 and 6 students had a fantastic afternoon last Friday, learning about the roots and the origins of tango, thanks to the fantastic workshop carried out by Carolina and Martín, Canela Fina! tango professional dancers. Our students also had the chance to learn the main moves of this fantastic South American dance and to play the bandoneón (an essential instrument in most tango ensembles), some of them really impressively: Lloyd Day and Kunal Patel formed a spectacular tango couple! The Spanish Department would like to thank all the students for their great work and impeccable behaviour, as well as Miss Coles and Miss Campbell for their support and help; and, of course, Carolina and Martín, we can’t wait to have them back at Portland Place!!! Muchas gracias!!
Ruth Picado – Head of Spanish – P0rtland School – 18 year 5 & 6 students