Focus Seminar 8: Close Embrace and Sequences for Small Space 2

Date: Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24, 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

Focus Seminar 8 is currently full.  Register for the Waiting List by clicking on the button below.

Many people have requested another seminar on "Close Embrace and Sequences for Small Space," so here it is!  The content of the seminar will be adapted to the group so that it is possible to participate with or without having participated in Focus Seminar 3 (i.e. it is not necessary to have taken Focus Seminar 3). 

This Focus Seminar will enable you to have more fun and freedom to dance in a crowded milonga, while enjoying a wonderful, comfortable embrace with your partner.  Enrich your dance even more by being able to choose from a variety of different sequences that you can use to interpret the music.

Focus Points

  • Finding a comfortable close embrace
  • Variety of sequences especially suited for dancing in compact space
  • Circular and linear movements
  • How to control movements so you can move more freely
  • Positioning and orientation for safe dancing
  • Interpreting the music by using the same sequence in different ways

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


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The essence of tango is in the embrace.
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