Workshops in Tango Port Tallinn festival 2020


CM – Carlos Espinoza and Majo Martirena (ARG/URY)

CB – Carlos and Brigita Rodriguez (ARG/LTU)

D – Daniel Urquilla (ARG)

M – Majo Martirena (URY)

B – Brigita Rodriguez (LTU)

All the workshops take place in Teacher's House, Raekoja plats 14


Friday, 17th July


WS11 - CB - INT I-II

Tango technique for couples. Development and connection of the lower centre of the body and development of taking the space.

Tango Tecnica para parejas. Desarrollo y coneccion de centro bajo y desarrollo del volumen en el espacio.

Tango paaritehnika. Enda kehakeskme arendamine ja kasutamine ruumi täitmiseks.


WS12 - CB - INT I-II

Giros and their initializing. Different starting possibilities to move the ronda forward or using the space to keep backwards.

Giros y sus marcas. Formas varias de comenzar un giro para el avance o retroceso en linea de baile.

Erinevad pöörde alustamise võimalused tantsuliinil edenemiseks või tagasitõmbumiseks.



Tango vals: walk, giros and rhythmical variations.

Vals: caminata, giros y variaciones rítmicas.

Tango valss: kõnd, girod ja rütmilised variatsioonid.



Musicality, choosing the movements and your interpretation based on the music.

Musicalidad, eleccion de movimientos de acuerdo a la musica y su interpretacion.

Musikaalsus, liigutuste valik vastavalt muusikale, muusika interpreteerimine.

Saturday, 18th July


WS21 - M - ALL

Women technique: connection with our body.

Tecnica para mujeres: conexión con nuestro cuerpo.

Naiste tehnika: ühendus enda kehaga.



Embrace: use of tones for dynamics and music (compression, expansion)

Abrazo: uso de tonos para dinamicas y música (compresion, expansion)

Tantsu kallistusvõte: tonaalsuse kasutamine dünaamika ja muusika jaoks (tihendamine ja avardamine).



Milonga traspie. Reading of musical phrase to use in interpretation of combinations and sequences.

Milonga traspie. Lectura de frase musical he interpretacion para usar combinaciones y secuencias.

Milonga traspie. Muusikalise fraasi intrepreteerimine tantsulisteks kombinatsioonideks ning figuurideks



Introduction of the rhythm of Chacarera, basic step, traditional choreography. How to dance free and have fun.

Chacarera rütmi, põhisammu, traditsioonilise koreograafia sissejuhatus. Kuidas tantsida vabalt ja nautida seda.

Sunday, 19th July


WS31 - B - ALL

Women technique: balance and control of the upper and lower center of the body, use of turns and free leg. Hip positions.

Tecnica para mujeres: balance y control del up center and low center, uso del pivot y pierna libre. Posiciones de cadera.

Naiste tehnika: üla- ja alakeha keskme tasakaal ja kontroll, pöörde ja vaba jala kasutamine. Puusa asendid.



Centre: use of centre of the body to create dynamics and find a fluent leading through the central body.

Centro de cuerpo: el uso del centro del cuerpo para crear dinamicas y buscar sutileza en la marca desde el centro.

Tasakaalukeskuse kasutamine dünaamikate loomiseks ning sujuvaks juhtimiseks tasakaalukeskme kaudu. s.



Voleos: linear and circular, voleo as a rhythmic element.

Voleos: lineales y circulares, el voleo como elemento ritmico.

Voleod: lineaarsed ja ringjoonelised, voleo kui rütmiline element.


WS34 - D - ZAMBA - ALL

Basic rhythm and step of Zamba, perception, handkerchief expression. The purity of the movements.

Zamba põhirütm ja põhisammud, teise tajumine, käeräti väljendused. Liigutuste puhtus.


EARLY BIRD PRICES available for pre-registration and payment only till March 31!

Pre-registration and payment from April 1 until May 31

Pre-registration from June 1 and during the festival at the doors

Each single 75 min technique class or 90 min theme class

20 EUR

22 EUR

25 EUR

“Dynamics” of 2 X 90 min classes together. Can only be booked as a package.

40 EUR

44 EUR

50 EUR


High Beginner

(is welcome to attend lessons for ALL levels)

You are an improver who has had at generally 1-2 years of lessons/practice in Argentine tango and you have achieved the following: familiar with the core principles of tango, main movement possibilities and the embrace (open or close). You demonstrate awareness of tango etiquette.

Intermediate I

(is welcome to attend lessons for ALL and INT I levels)

You are an experienced improver with generally 2-3 years of lessons/practice in Argentine tango and you have achieved the following: able to establish, maintain and recover a comfortable close embrace and switch between open and close embrace while dancing. You are able to apply core tango movements into the interpretation of your dance. You respect and apply the tango etiquette and musicality to your dance and behaviour at the dancefloor. You hear and dance on the beat of tango, vals and milonga. You adapt to different tempos by different orchestras.

Intermediate II

(is welcome to attend lessons for ALL, INT I and INT II levels)

You are a committed student, have had generally 4-5 years of practice, lessons and dancing in Argentine tango and have achieved the following: proficient with a wide range of tango movements and different concepts behind expressions. You are able to apply variations of movements fluently while smoothly transitioning between open and close embrace (depending on the partner’s style of dance). You apply respect of the etiquette and musicality to your dance and behaviour at the dancefloor, so to be a good example for others. You interpret tango music from a large variety of orchestras.


(is welcome to attend any of the lessons)

You are an advanced dancer who have generally had more than 6 years of practice, lessons and dancing in Argentine tango and have achieved the following: excellent conceptual, technical and musical skills. You interpret music not only by dancing on the beat but as well the details in the melody. You apply respect of the etiquette and musicality to your dance and behaviour at the dancefloor, so to be the best example for the others. You dance confidently, but respectfully and adaptively to the bigger or smaller spaces on crowded floors. You are eager to keep refining complex intermediate concepts and creatove interpretations to develop and define your personal style.

About Chacarera

Chacarera is one of popular and traditional Argentine folk dance. It is the dance to celebrate and bring the happiness to let your souls fly. Chacarera is danced by a couple or group of people...

The important thing to learn about Chacarera is the meaning of the choreography - every movement has the meaning.

And so we dance in a space full of music.

About Zamba

Zamba is the most beautiful and sensual dance from traditional Argentine folklore. Filled with poetry, elegance and connection between woman and man.

The difference from Tango is that in Zamba the couple get the connection without any physical contact. We use the perception. The expression of your feelings will be danced by your handkerchief.

The beauty of this dance is to be very fragile and that makes Zamba full of emotions.