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WHERE AND WHAT FROM 1 TO 8 AUGUST

Summer Tango Holiday in St Petersburg

August is a time when St Petersburg is at its most lustrous and is irresistible.
You have to take a close look at the city of St. Petersburg. Known as the former imperial capital of Russia, it’s the country’s second most populous city and a gateway to the frigid Baltic Sea.
More than a hundred islands connected by 342 bridges make up the city.
It was Peter the Great’s vision to build a “Venice of the North” where inhabitants could navigate the city just as easily by walkway or waterway.
To better understand Peter the Great’s grandiose dreams, pay a visit to his fountain palace of Peterhof just outside town, which was built from 1714 to 1725.

Peterhof Palace

The mighty Neva cuts the city in two and most festival activity is centered off the Nevsky Prospect (the main street) and the southern side of the river.
While here, you must visit the world­class State Hermitage Museum and the dark fairytale Church of the Savior of Spilt Blood.

The Catherine Palace is located in the Russian town called Pushkin. The town and its imperial residences are known also with the Russian name Tsarskoye Selo, which in english means “Tsar’s Village”.

Cathrine Palace

The daughter of Peter I and Catherine I order to restructure the whole Palace, creating a sfarzosissima residence in the Russian baroque style. She ordered his favorite architect, the Italian Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, to create the famous Amber Room, the most popular attraction of the palace.

Summer days are experiences not to miss in St Petersburg.

Taken form Lonely Planet.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE PALACES ARE ORGANIZED BY SPECIFIC REQUEST AT TIME OF BOOKING.

IBIS*** Hotel (European-standard) offer ibis Kitchen restaurant and bar, conference rooms and an underground parking garage. Guests can enjoy a pleasant stay in the center of the city, at one of Saint Petersburg’s most conveniently located hotels. The city’s main street and the Moskovsky train station are nearby (547 yd./500 m).
Close to the Nevsky prospekt, main city avenue with the Hermitage, museums, restaurants and river boat cruises on the Neva River.

Hotel St. Petersburg

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DEEP TEACHING TO ENJOY DANCING

A REVOLUTIONARY TEACHING METHOD

Our teaching uses for the first time in tango the Dalcroze method, an idea of a brilliant pedagogue and musician of the early ‘900 that revolutionized ballet and modern dance and has been used by the greatest dancers of the time.
The method assumes that the musical ear and rhythmic skills should be trained with hearing and with the use of the body.
We apply it to tango, because people who don’t live in South America, tango music is not easy to dance and moreover is not part of the culture.
In addition the method, created to teach the use of the body as a tool for listening to music and vice versa, is perfect for learning the awareness of posture, axis balance and how to use it in complex static and dynamic movements, as they are in tango.
Contamination with Meziéres gymnastics and Yoga allows us to deepen this study, making it natural to run on the complex dynamics time, like the children’s learning.
Execution of movements in pairs, with a great attention to technique and intuitive aspect of connecting with each other, make our method unique and innovative!

PROGRAM

Days Yoga classes Tango classes/Holiday program Milongas
1st Tue Arrival Welcome meeting
2nd Wed Erica / Julia y Andrea
The basic musical structures of Tango, vals and milonga: beat, style and interpretation.
A guide to the listening of music and practical exercises
Level: All
16.30 – 18.30
Night Milonga
22.00 to 2.00
3rd Thu Visiting St. Petersburg / Hermitage (FREE ENTRY ONLY TODAY) FREE
4th Fri Julia y Andrea
Men and women technique: walk, embrace, connexion with introduction of musicality and tango rhythm
Level: All
16.30 – 18.00Gioia y Simone
Circular giro technique, with sacadas in parallel systems and cruzado
Level: Intermidiate/Advanced
18.15 – 19.45
Night Milonga
23.00 to 2.00
5th Sat Visiting Peterhof Palace FREE
6th Sun Men and women technique separately
16.30 – 18.30Julia y AndreaGioia y Simone
Men and women technique joined
Level: Intermediate
18.45 – 20.45
7th Mon Visiting Catherine Palace Night Milonga
22.00 to 2.00
8th Tue Departure

The program may have some changes. Languages of lessons are English, Russian, Italian.

The organization of the tour is approximate and will be defined during the booking process. It’s also possible to pay a guide provided by Russian partners.

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Tangopartner

Tangopartner is our partner in the organization of the holiday.

We try to ensure that men and women are paired for the lessons and that are about equal in number to the holiday.

TO BE TRULY FREE, ALL YOU NEED IS A TOUCH OF MADNESS IN YOUR BLOOD

TEACHERS

IMPROVE YOUR TANGO WITH OUR PASSION

Gioia Abballe e Simona Facchini

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Simone Facchini & Gioia Abballe

Italian professional dancers and teachers in Rome

AWARDS:
2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS – TANGO ESCENARIO
2013 EUROPEAN VICE-CHAMPIONS – TANGO DE PISTA
2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS – TANGO DE PISTA Y ESCENARIO (VIII° – VII° PLACE)
2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS – TANGO ESCENARIO (VII° PLACE)
2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALISTS – TANGO DE PISTA Y ESCENARIO (VI° – IV° PLACE)
COMPANIES OF ARGENTINE TANGO:
“TANGO X2” direct by Miguel Angel Zotto
“TANGO SEDUCCION” direct by Gustavo Russo
“TANGO ROUGE COMPANY” direct by Yanina Quiñones Y Neri Piliu
” TANGO SECRET” direct by Fernando Gracia

Simone Facchini & Gioia Abballe started to dance together at the age of six years old with the Latin American dances.
They discover and undertake the study of the Argentine tango at the age of 12 years old.
They studied with the world-renowned masters like Alejandra Mantiñan, Miguel Angel Zotto, Marco Palladino, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Ruben y Sabrina Veliz , Yanina Quiñones y Neri Piliu, Fernando Gracia y Sol Cerquides, Vanesa Villalba y Facundo Pinero, Natalia Hills y Alejandro Aquino and many more.

Julia Zueva

Julia Zueva

Founder of St Petersburg’s school Tangomania

Julia Zueva began dancing tango in 1998.
In 2000 she founded the first Argentine tango club in Saint Petersburg.
At present Tangomania is one of the leading tango schools in Russia, and the Russian Institute-Correspondent of the National Tango Academy of Buenos Aires.
Julia studied tango with Carlos Gavito, Grasiela Gonzalez, Nito and Elba Garcia, Javier Rodriquez and other tango maestros.
Julia is popular thanks to her unique method of teaching improvisational style, focused on connection, embrace, musicality and classical tango salon approach. Julia together with her partner Alexey Barbolin were the champions of the first Russian Tango Salon Championship.
They also became the finalists of the III World Tango Championship in the Tango Salon Category. Julia was invited to take part in the international tango festivals in Budapest, Tokio, Busan, Oulu as international teacher and to many cities of Russia.
Soloist of Tango Dreams show, joint project with Esquina Carlos Gardel theater, at the Theater of Music and Comedy.
Julia, starting with 2002, organize in St.Petersburg well-known international White Nights Tango festival.
And from 2015 – Tango Navidad marathon in Tangomania.

Andrea

Andrea Corvinelli

Italian teacher in Bologna

Have been dancing tango for about ten years, studying with passion with various teachers including Emmanuelle Ponthieux y Luca Giacomoni, Alberto Colombo y Mariela Samethband, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Sebastian Jimenez y Maria Ines Bogado, Sergio Natario, Pablo Veron, Diego Benavidez y Natasha Agudelo, Claudio Forte y Barbara Carpino, Miguel Angel Zotto y Daiana Guspero, Roberta Fersi, Alejandra Mantinan y Aoniken Quiroga.
In 2015 he achieved the diploma “MIDAS (Italian Master of Sport Dance) of argentinian Tango.

Erica

Erica Alberti

Italian professional musician of viola, Yoga teacher and tango dancer

Erica joined her professional music studies to the practice of Hatha Yoga. She perfects her practice in Italy, India and Malaysia and approaches Vipassana meditation. She became a teacher of Hatha Yoga (diploma II ASC/CONI certificate level) after many years of study of teachers training under the guidance of Maurizio Morelli, Antonio Nuzzo and Willy Van Lysebeth.
Exploring body music and dance of breath, intertwining paths and knowledge.

She’s been dancing and studing tango since few years.

Tango is not male, is couple: fifty percent men and fifty percent women.
Emotion, energy, breathing, hug, palpitation.
A virtuous circle that allows improvisation.

PRICES

LESSONS+MILONGAS+ACCOMODATION OFFER

From August 1 to 8.

All prices are per person in a double room in EURO.

VISA is required!

Full offer

539 €

instead of

569 €

SALE EXTENDED UNTIL 15 MAY!!!

FULL PAYMENT IN ADVANCE!

Tango Pass (only Workshop+Milongas)

290 €

instead of

330 €

SALE EXTENDED UNTIL 15 MAY!!!

FULL PAYMENT IN ADVANCE!

Because of too many requests, to be sure that place is available for lessons and milongas, you must pay the Tango Pass in advance.
It’s not possible buy the Tango Pass directly in the reception in August.

DON’T MISS THE 10% DISCOUNT!
ENGAGE LEAST 3 FRIENDS IN OUR GROUP!

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The offer includes

7 nights in Hotel*** in double room

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All Lessons

All Milongas

We highly recommend double room. Triple rooms are also avaliable.

The offer doesn’t include

Touristic Tour of: city, Peterhof Palace, Cathrine Palace

Extra transfers between Airport and Hotel

Surcharges

Tourist tax if required

Single room supplements

External participants

Because of too many requests, to be sure that place is available for lessons and milongas, you must pay the Tango Pass in advance.
It’s not possible buy the Tango Pass directly in the reception in August.

For private lessons ask directly to teachers

The Russian exchange is favourable to Europeans, as 1 Euro is worth around 63 rubles.

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How to get to St. Petersburg

By airplane

The main airport in St. Petersburg is Pukovo

Get to the City Center:

  • By car
    To get to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport Pulkovo highway take the same name. At both the airport terminal there are several parking free or for payment.If you want to rent a car at the airport are the major international car rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar.
  • By bus
    Pulkovo Airport is connected 24/24h by bus with Pushkinskaya and Moskovskaya metro stations. During the day the airport is also reached by bus 39 that connects the first terminal to Moskovskaya metro station.
  • By Taxi
    Among the sectors “Arrivals” of the airport of Saint Petersburg are taxis and the Marshrutka, known Russian taxis. The Marshrutka that depart from Terminal 1 follow the path of the bus 39, as the second terminal is achieved by lines 3, 13, 11 and 213.

To book online flights you can check these web sites:

 

VISA IS REQURED FOR THE TRIP IN RUSSIA!

REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS WITH VISA AND HOW TO GET IT (LOW COST OPTION):

  1. STEP:
    • Passport validity and with a remaining validity of at least six months beyond the date of departure from Russia
    • Invitation letter or visa support
    • Visa application form electronically filled out (you will need to print it, sign it and attach a photo ID card)
    • Health care insurance during the journey

    After first payment to Hotel in Spb you’ll receive the invitation letter necessary for the visa application process.

  2. STEP:
    Complete the application form online:
    Site of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  3. STEP:
    Contact a Russian Visa Application Centre accredited to the city Consulate and ask for VISA with all documentation all the documentation mentioned above (cost: about 70 euros).
    Check on Google to find the Russian Visa Center in your City (ex. Russian Visa Center VHS)

Another more expencive choice is to contact a Russian visa application centre accredited to the city Consulate in which they operate and pay for all services.

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THE PROJECT

MISSION, PROGRAM, IDEAS

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Our project is to share the tango styles, methodology of teaching and passion in all the Holiday’s places.
Mix tango communities in Europe and beyond, opening cultural exchange channels and contamination of tango is the mission that drives us to try to work, where possible, with local schools in the selected destinations.
In addition we always try to leave free time to explore the local culture and to a real holiday intended as a journey to discover a new places, with their cultures and above all the chance to get away and relax from everyday life.

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