The Concept of Tangocamp

Tangocamp concept (regarding the classes)

 

The concept of Tangocamp is based on the high quality of the classes as well as the social aspect of the festival. Being in the same group for several days gives the participants the chance to meet around 16 other couples of the same level and get to know them better. This way there are already about 16 potential partners to dance with in the milongas. It also enhances the feeling of working together and receiving input as a team.

Tangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango FestivalTangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango FestivalTangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango Festival



By keeping
the number around 16 couples and always having the groups’ gender balanced we ensure the best conditions possible for the group to develop. We adjust the schedule of the groups depending on the needs of each level. Our guide to this is our experience as teachers and organizers combined with the feedback we get from our students and participants. All the above mentioned has taught us that different levels need different instructors. Among the qualities of the instructors can be: being pedagogic, approachable, fun, challenging, inspiring, “difficult”, fundamental, creative. Some levels really need only a few of these elements and gain from doing without the others.

Tangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango Festival
Tangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango Festival
Tangocamp 2010 International Argentine Tango Festival



Classes don’t carry a fixed title
. We discovered that the quality of the lessons rises dramatically, when the instructors are given the freedom to adjust their classes according to the individual level of each group. This way the teachers give their favourites at the moment and not something that inspired them half a year earlier. In the spirit of fairness the instructors are spread out to most of (if not all) the groups. In this way classes don’t get blocked-up by the first ones who register. This ensures that everyone will get an excellent line-up of teachers.