Workshop Weekend with Laura Melo & Ricardo Barrios

1 – 3 April 2011

Laura & Ricardo brought us exciting moments during the 3rd TangoSunFestival in Jurmala 2010 – as teachers, dancers and persons. And we are very glad and excited that they will be with us in April, to give us another piece of their arts.

We have compiled a programme based on wishes from some of you, our own ideas and brushed by Laura’s & Ricardo’s professional eye. It is definitely not for beginners without tango experience and also not for advanced beginners dancing a few weeks or less than half a year. It is meant for the middle and advanced dancing level.

The programme:

Friday (01.04.2011)
18:30 – 20:00 WS1: Different Combinations in Close embrace – for the small dancing space in crowded
(middle-advanced level)
We will organize together with Tangostudio (Aigars) and EL NARANJERITO (Margita & Zigis) a Milonga in Cafe Bastejkalns starting from 22:00 with DJ Bodhi (Latvia) and a little vals by Laura & Ricardo to say hello to you all. The milonga will last until 2:00 and if you want to continue dancing further, Margita invites you to an after-party to her premises at Bruninieku str. 47.
Saturday (2.04.2011)
12:00 – 13:30 WS2: Ganchos: technique and combinations (middle level)
13:45 – 15:15 WS3: Rebounds and change of directions (middle level)
16:15 – 17:45 WS4: Sacadas: technique and combinations (advanced level)
18:00 – 19:30 WS5: Projections and Boleos: technique and combinations (advanced level)
Milonga in Café Bastejkalns (in cooperation with Tangostudio) with the Show of Laura
& Ricardo; DJ: Evaldas (Lithuania)
Sunday (3.04.2011)
13:00 – 14:30

14:45 – 16:15

WS6a: Giros part 1: technique

WS6b: Giros part 2: different combinations with enrosques, sacadas and lápiz

(block workshop, can be booked only as one course)

17:00 – 18:30 WS7: Milonga – without topic (advanced level)


Venue of the workshops will be: “Doles Tautas nams” in Kekava, Rīgas street 26 (across the street from the church). Map

Public transport: minibus from Railway station minibus port to Kekava, get out at church, the yellow building opposite the bus stop, entrance from back yard, 2nd floor.

Tautas Nams Dole


1 workshop 18 EUR 12.50 LVL
Dbl WS Sunday Giros 35 EUR 24.50 LVL
Special price for Baltic dancers*:
1 Workshop 13 EUR 9.00 LVL
Dbl WS Sunday Giros 25 EUR 17.50 LVL

* Special price for dancers from Baltic States upon pre-registration and payment until 28 March!


Registration in pairs please by mail at:
If you have no partner, please use our partner search page to look for other dancers who are looking for partners or to announce that you are looking for a partner. We cannot accept registration without partner.