Focus Seminar 7: Changes of Direction from Simple to Complex

Date: Saturday, June 30 - Sunday, July 1, 2018
Location: H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel Switzerland
Level:  Intermediate and Advanced
Teacher: Joachim Dietiker (Michelle is on maternity leave during the first half of 2018)
Group size: maximum 7 couples with 1 teacher
Price:  200 CHF per person

**Due to a last-minute cancellation, there is 1 place available!  Contact us directly if you are interested.**

This “Classical Tango Topic” will give you a map to better understand the logic of tango structure.  The concept seems simple: we change the direction of the turn… and we are surprised how complex and challenging it can be! :) We’ll share some ideas and exercises for how to integrate the concept, and how to “think faster." We’ll also create new possibilities using the concept, and learn “to go with the flow and let things happen without controlling them all the time.”  Sounds abstract, but you will see, it is very down to earth and a wonderful experience!

Focus Points

  • Understanding of the structure and logic of changes of direction
  • Different “centers of turning” and the consequences for changes of direction
  • Changing direction using different classical tango elements
  • Changes of direction in the giro using rhythmical variations

Extra Private Classes: For Focus Seminar participants, Joachim is available for a limited number of private classes on the day before and the day after the seminar. Please write him separately via email ( with the day and possible times you are available.  


During the 2 days, the 8 hours of class are usually organized like this:

Day 1
14:00-16:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
16:00-17:00 Break (1 hour)
17:00-19:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 2
11:00-13:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
13:00-14:00 Break (1 hour)
14:00-16:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Basel, Switzerland

Rathaus, by  Anders Sandberg

Rathaus, by Anders Sandberg


Basel is at the "Dreiländereck", the "Tripoint" where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. We have curated for you a list of hotels and B&Bs located in Basel and nearby in France and Germany.  These are our recommendations.


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It is as if we change the whole course of life by changing our attitude towards it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson