Apart from my regular teaching activities with Detlef Engel, I also work solo. I specialise on workshops for double role dancers, women and djs. You can invite me to your community or visit one of the workshops that I organise – usually in my hometown Saarbrücken in Germany.
Corona – Activities
Melina has started a mini-series with online exercises for social dancers. You can find them on Facebook and Youtube. The videos are free, but donations are welcome.
In the next few days, there will also be a crowdfunding campaign by Melina and Detlef with lots of interesting perks: an online workshop series, digital versions of Caminar Abrazados and much more. Stay updated!
Ladies Only seminars
Intensive work for and with ladies by Melina Sedó & Ramona Steckermeier.
Do you want to be a follower or a dancer?
In these intensive seminars, we explore our axis, balance and technique, we discover ways to communicate more actively, to develop our musicality as well as the intricacies of leading. There is a lot of time for eye-opening bodywork based on yoga, spiral dynamics and classical dance. We will also discuss questions, like: How can we increase our pleasure in the dance? How can we progress without a partner? Our aim is to motivate women to make active choices based on a deeper understanding of this beautiful dance.
We offer a basic seminar and several follow-ups in which we dive deeper into the mysteries of body-work, musicality and leading. Each seminar is 9 hours, over the course of 2 days.
We teach in English, German or French depending on the participants and the location of the class.
About my partner:
Ramona is a wonderful young dancer who is equally proficient in both roles. She has been a regular at Encuentros Milongueros for many years. Ramona has graduated from our Tango-Teacher-Training and has been assisting Detlef and me in many classes. In 2015, she took up teaching in Passau, Germany.
This is where have we taught our Ladies Only:
Saarbrücken (Germany), Gütersloh (Germany), Bristol (UK), Oslo (Norway)
Next Dates in 2020:
Play for me!
Interactive workshops and seminars for aspiring and active DJs
In these seminars, we are going to focus on the most important aspects of traditional Tango-DJing: How to structure an evening, how to build up tandas and choose harmonious cortinas, how to distinguish danceable and non-danceable music, how to create a flow in the evening using varying tango styles (lyrical, rhythmic and dramatic) to cater for the different moods of dancers. Depending on the length of the seminar, we will also talk about how to achieve a good sound quality, how to organise your data on your computer, about hard- and software and many more important aspects of dj-ing.
The seminar will contain units in which Melina gives an introduction to her system, but all participants will interact to exchange their knowledge. The goal of the work will be to design an entire evening.
Duration: there are shorter and longer versions of the workshop. A short version will require at least 2 hours, the longest version can take up to 12 hours.
Next date in 2020
I am now scheduling another 9-hour seminar towards the end of 2020. Please contact me for details.
Language: English, German or French depending on the participants