Tango Queens Festival

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Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy presents:

We are proud and honoured to host and welcome back La Pantera of Tango, the Tango legend Alejandra Mantiñan, in this special edition TANGO QUEENS festival designed and dedicated to the Lady in Tango.
Alejandra has danced for 30 years and is world-renowned for both her dancing and her teaching. She is one of the leading female dancers of her time, and has inspired a generation of tango dancers with her unique dancing style.

The Artists team:
THE QUEENS: Alejandra Mantiñan ; Raquel Greeneberg; Kim Benitez ;
THE PRINCES: Santiago Giachello ; David Benitez ; Michalis Karatsioris

~Workshops for Ladies
~Workshops for Men with focus on the Ladies

Although this is an event designed and focused on the lady’s role in Tango we have created a special space for leaders to work on leadership concepts and technique – this will be a unique opportunity to better experiment and focus on what the lady need in Tango. Santiago and David will take over this part. Ladies who are interested in leading are of course welcome.
LEVEL: Improvers, Intermediate & Advanced



19:30 – 21:00 // WS1 // ALEJANDRA
TECHNIQUE FOR ALL (Men and Ladies)
Introduction to the biomechanics in Tango
•Control of axes and weight
•Concept of propulsion
•Control of feet, knees and hips
•The importance of the arms in the structure of movement
•The origin of the twist (torsion) and its different intensities

***we recommend to take this workshop as solid base for the rest of the weekend workshops***

21:00 – 23:00 Assisted PRACTICA with all Maestros + Tango improvisation by maestros

FRIDAY 23 June @ Negracha

19:30 – 21:00 // ALEJANDRA (Men & Ladies)
Different forms of the cross
Walks with embellishments
Giros – Technical concepts for the perfect turns

20:30-21:30 // DAVID & SANTIAGO (Special for leaders)
Leadership from the point of view of the follower
Lady awareness – clear, musical and sensitive leadership
What the ladies need for perfect Tango harmony
The transmission of signals through the embrace and the floor – walks and ochos

MILONGA TIME 21:00 – 03:00
Presentation round all artists
★Performance Santiago & Raquel★


We propose a complete versatile program of 11 workshops and recommend you the Golden Pass to get the best our of this coherent and building up, eye opener and full of enlightenment Festival.

£20 per workshop
GOLDEN PASS 8 workshops £140
more discounted packages:
4 workshops £75
5 workshops £95
6 workshops £110
7 workshops £130

Milongas – Pay at the door:

Sunday La Divina Milonga £10
Thursday La Divina Practica £5 if you do the workshop or £8 solo practica

Classes at Negracha and Corrientes are charged at the door with Milonga regular price.

Please specify by email which WS you would like to attend.

Workshops Tango Queens Festival

Limited number of private classes is available with artists. Hurry up to secure your space (email:raqueltangoacademy@gmail.com)

SATURDAY 24 June @ YMCA studios 1,2,3

13:30 -14:50 // WS2 // KIM (Ladies)
Ladies Technique Kim Style

15:00 – 16:20 // WS3 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
The difference in handling rhythmic music and the melody dynamics

15:00 – 16:20 // WS4 // RAQUEL (Ladies)
Control of speed transition and embellishments for slow and fast

15:00 – 16:20 // WS5 // SANTIAGO (Men Technique & Leadership)
Lady Awareness – how to lead change of speed, dynamics and directions in walks, giros, ochos and other circular moves
*Giros – Creating the perfect lead to allow freedom playing with elements giro. Enrosque, Lapiz, Sacadas and applications for the ladies

16:30 – 17:50 // WS6 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
All about Boleos – different boleos and management of move starting from quality ochos

MILONGA TIME @ Corrientes Social Club
21:00-22:00 Class at Corrientes // ALEJANDRA (Men and Ladies)
Leading with awareness of follower move and Active following

22:00-01:50 Milonga
Dj Emilio el Fueye (Italy)
★Performance Alejandra & Michalis★


13:00 – 14:20 // WS7 // RAQUEL (Ladies)
Milonga Technique & Styling

14:30 – 15:50 // WS8 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
Rebounds: linear and circular change of weight and direction

16:00-17:20 // WS9 // ALEJANDRA (Ladies)
Inverted structures (Tango 360°)

17:30 – 18:30 Ladies Afternoon
Afternoon Tea meal & talk with Alejandra

17:30 – 18:50 // WS10 // SANTIAGO (Men Technique & Leadership) Sacadas linear and circular, Boleos, Ganchos – Technique & concepts for fluid lead and follow

19:30-23:00 Closing Milonga
Dj Michalis (Greece)
★Performance David & Kim★


LA DIVINA: 5 Rossmore Road, NW1 6NJ
Marylebone tube

YMCA: 112 Great Russell street, WC1B 3NQ
Tottenham Court Road tube

NEGRACHA: 4 Wild Ct, London WC2B 4AU
Holborn Tube

CORRIENTES: 2bq, 24 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2BQ
Chalk Farm tube

★Watch Alejandra in action★

★Watch Santiago in action★