Immersion Seminar 35: Classic Turns and Giros with Adornos (Easter/Ostern)

Date: Friday, April 19 - Monday, April 22, 2019
Location: H95 Raum für Kultur, Horburgstrasse 95, 4057 Basel Switzerland
Level: Good Intermediate and Advanced
Teachers: Michelle Marsidi + Joachim Dietiker
Group size: maximum 20 couples
Price:  390 CHF per person

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In this seminar we will focus especially on turns and giros and adorn them with elegant embellishments such as planeos, enrosques, barridas, etc.

Focus points:

  • Understanding the structure and technique for stable and fluid turns

  • Common entries and exits to begin and finish turns

  • Tips for creating a comfortable, solid and functional embrace

  • Positioning and orientation for safe dancing and easy navigation

  • Specific technique for adornos for leaders and followers

  • The role of the leader and follower in creating dynamic circular movements

Please note: due to the holiday, this seminar begins on Friday and ends on Easter Monday.


During the 4 days, the 16 hours of class are usually organized like this:

Day 1
16:30-18:30 Part 1 (2 hours)
18:30-20:30 Dinner Break (2 hours)
20:30-22:30 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 2 & 3
14:00-16:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
16:00-17:00 Mid-Afternoon Break (1 hour)
17:00-19:00 Part 2 (2 hours)

Day 4
11:00-13:00 Part 1 (2 hours)
13:00-14:00 Lunch 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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