The affinities between tango and coaching

Here’s a video to inspire you ahead of 6th December session on tango with John Leary-Joyce. We’re exploring tango as a metaphor for the relational interactions that we play out in coaching. Book now with Eventbrite.

According to Bruno Romero, an instructor in Argentina Tango:

“Tango must be simply danced, with immense feeling, with a sense of energy flowing between the dancers. This energy grows or decreases as the music ebbs and flows. It is a private conversation, something to be quietly shared, not publicly displayed.” 

John Leary-Joyce tells us:

“In essence tango has a very simple dance structure, one person walking forward and the other walking backwards. Similarly, coaching is essentially a simple conversation between two people one leading the other. However, from that basic form there is a wealth of tools and techniques which develop both into a wonderful complex and subtle approach that produces amazing results.

“So, we will use tango as the vehicle for exploring the nature of the coaching relationship and the controversial area of coach as follower and leader.”

In our session on 6th December, John will outline the practical and philosophical link between tango and theories and methodologies relevant to coaching. Through a series of practical exercises, you will have the opportunity to experience the essence of leading and following and the application to your coaching or leadership style. There will be plenty of opportunity to observe each other, provide coaching and discuss the implications with colleagues.

Tango
6th December 2016, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Space in Marylebone, 10 Daventry Street, London NW1 5NX
Members £30; Non-members £35

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