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Tango Therapy Encounter 2009

Sat 31 Oct 2009 10:00 - 23:00

Canton Labour Club, Cardiff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom


Psychologists and physical therapists believe learning tango can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, depression and couples breakdown.

Studies made in Washington University (EUA), Favaloro Foundation (Arg), University of Rochester Medical Centre, Massachusetts Institute and McGill University (EUA), University of New England (AU) among others demonstrated that tango can help people fight Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, hypertension, anxiety, depression and social phobias, to prevent physiological deficiencies and to delay the natural process of ageing, maintain a healthy brain in old age and overpass conflicts and fears.

An now, the first Tango Therapy Encounter for EU will be in Cardiff, Wales.
With the participation of Dott. Massimo Habib, Director of Tango Therapy Italy, the authors of the book “An approach to Tango Therapy” and directors of Tango Therapy UK: Karen Woodley and Martin Sotelano, the presentation of the short films “Into your Arms” directed by Ruth Pethybridge, Dance artist and Project Manager for Oxford Youth Dance among others, regarding tango as a powerful and healing dance and “To Dance Again: Parkinson’s Meet Tango” produced by the St. Louis Home Education (EUA) regarding a study realized by Gammon Earhart, PhD, Pt, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Anatomy and Neurobiology at Neurology Washington University, among others activities and workshops.

The encounter is organized by Tango Therapy UK and the International Association of Tango Therapy Therapists, and will be in the Canton Labour Club in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday 31st of October.

More information on Tango Therapy UK website: or on the International Association of Tango Therapy Therapists website:
Phone: +44 (0) 2920397047
Phone Bookings: 02920397047. Further Information Book Online Now

Dance Event. Instruction, Misc, Practice, Exhibition, Conference, Workshop and Social for Tango and Tango (Argentine) Dancers. Bar. Soft drinks available. You may BYO drinks. Doors open at 09:00. Event is 10:00-23:00. Admission £8.00 (£30.00 for all sessions).

Organiser: Tango Therapy

Contact: Martin Sotelano. Tel: 02920397047.  ►Website   ►Full DanceWeb Entry
Tango therapy is the application of the tango dance as a therapeutic alternative in the prevention or treatment of several diseases. It uses the Argentinean tango dance and the candombe, milonga, tango and criollo waltz music integrated with special exercises in order to help people feel happy and to connect with the most healthy aspects of their bodies, their lives. A powerful technique that explores the personal resources and, at the same time, maximizes the aptitudes of the human being.

Venue: Canton Labour Club

, 74 Llandaff Road, Canton, Cardiff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 9NL ►All Dance Classes and Events for Canton Labour Club   ►Venue Map with Streetview  Show Venue Canton Labour Club on Google Earth
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