Happy New Year everyone. You are warmly invited to the first Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga of 2014 (Hosted by John and Dominika) at the fabulous award winning Maryhill Burgh Halls  www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk - 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 8YE on Saturday 25 January - 8pm till Midnight. 

This month we are delighted to welcome Georgia Moffa, who will entertain us with a solo ballet performance of Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux Variation.  

As it is Burns Night it would be great if everyone could add a little(or as much as you like) Tartan to those outfits!!!

We may even have a special appearance from the choir with some special Scottish Songs!

Entrance to the Milonga is £8 for dancers and £6 for non dancers. Students are asked to contribute what they can afford. No bar - BYOB.  Soak up the atmosphere of captivating Argentine Tango music whatever your level of dance ability and please encourage friends to come along and enjoy the evening and see the performance.  

The proceeds of this exciting evening will be used to support arts and cultural activities in the local area of Maryhill. Very many thanks to all who have attended the events so far - we have raised in excess of £3,000. We look forward to seeing you all there.

A full on night not to be missed!

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Georgia Moffa Biography

Georgia was born in Scotland and brought up in Rome, Italy. She began her ballet training at the Teatro Dell’ Opera di Roma for three years and other local ballet schools. At 16 she was accepted for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the BA Modern Ballet Course. She has recently graduated and is currently auditioning for ballet companies in Europe . She worked on the City Glimpses project, for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a project involving complete improvisation, or “real time choreography”.

She has danced in partnership with the Scottish Ballet Education Department performing the Balanchine Solo from the Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh.  She toured the Scottish Highlands and Islands in the autumn 2012 with a 20 minute piece choreographed by Christopher Marney. This involved engaging with the community and performing with community dance groups and is an area of dance in which she is very interested in - bringing ballet to the more remote areas of the world.

In the spring of 2013 she choreographed for the 100th anniversary of the Rite of Spring, choreographed to Stravinsky’s original music score for two pianos, and performed at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with live music.   It is a six piece choreography consisting of three group pieces, two Pas De Deuxs and a solo.

She is a professional Argentine Tango dancer and teacher and has trained and taught in Italy for four years before moving to Scotland to further her ballet training. She was taught by and is dance partner to Ali Namazi, founder of the Argentine Tango Dance society in Italy.