OUR CLASSES


We teach in a number of great cities across the north of England. We have carefully chosen our venues for our classes, not only ensuring a good location but also looking making sure that the floor and space provides only the best environment to dance in.
All classes are run on a drop in basis, you don't need to bring a partner and you don't need any dance previous experience. 
Come along and join our group and immerse yourself in this wonderful dance. Click on your nearest city from the menu above to find the closest classes to you!


FAQs

- Do I need to book to join a class?

No, all our classes are run on a drop in basis, so you can join our class at any time of the year.  Check your nearest city lessons and just turn up on the day! We have all levels of lessons, from beginner, to intermediate and advanced running on a weekly basis. 

- Do I need a partner?

No, we ask our students to regularly change partners during class, not only to give  the opportunity for everyone to dance with each other, but also because it is very important in tango to learn to feel and perceive different types of leading and following from different dancers; this is especially important because Argentine Tango is an improvised dance.

- What should I wear?

If you are coming to classes please wear comfortable clothes and make sure that your shoes have a sole which will not stick to a wooden floor when you pivot. If you don't have dance shoes any shoes with a suede sole will be suitable. If you are planning to on purchasing some tango shoes please feel free to contact us for advice about how to choose the best ones.
If you are coming to a "Milonga" (social dancing) we suggest a dress code of elegant sport.

- How long does it take to learn Tango?

Argentine Tango is a dance in which there is always something new to learn, which is one of the reasons it has become so popular across the globe.  In contrast to many other dances, Tango is 100% improvised, and therefore we have to learn to connect with the other person fully and develop our body intention - we call this "leading" - in order to be able to communicate to our partner what movement we are going to make.  At the same time we always have to be fully aware, not only of our partner but also of the music and the floor space we are dancing in. Tango isn't just a dance but a culture, the "Milonga" has a lot of etiquettes that have been establish since 1900 and born in Buenos Aires. These etiquettes are in place in order to make our experience of dancing in the Milonga enjoyable.  Therefore given all thee different factors, the time then to learn the basics of tango varies greatly according to your own body capacity, and the number of hours of practice that you put in, but we would say to start to feel comfortable with tango, will take between 6 months to a year.  The way you learn the foundations of tango is very important, as once you have solid technique and understanding you will then be able to progress much more easily.  But don't worry! Because our tango teachers will make sure that you learn in the right way.  Our tango academies are the only ones in the UK to have resident teachers from Buenos Aires and we carefully select talented couples to join our team, who are both exceptional dancers as well as strong teachers in order to give you the best tango training.  And they are also all professional dancers who are still constantly training, performing and competing in Buenos Aries themselves in order to continually improve and develop as dancers.

-How do I know which level of class to attend?

If you are wondering what your level of dancing is we might be able to help you, but this also always depends on your own honesty and self awareness with regards to your dancing. You can look at the following guidelines in order to get an idea of your level but please don't depend on this too much as it can only give an approximate level.

Beginners:  No previous tango experience is required.  These classes are also good for students of all levels who would like to re-visit the basics.

Improvers: A good basic understanding and ability to apply the core techniques in tango.

Intermediate: Good base in Tango, Milonga and Vals and a clear concept of the embrace, ochos, giros and musicality.  Confidence dancing in milongas and in understanding the codes of the milonga.

Advanced:  To be qualified as an advanced dancer you should have very strong technique in Tango, Milonga and Vals; good giros and contragiros; excellent leading/following in both close and open embrace; and good musicality including syncopation and double timing.  Additionally you will be confident dancing in a crowded milonga.

- I am getting married, can you prepare a Tango piece for our wedding dance?

Yes, definitely, and we would love to do that for you. We have a special blog where we have details of our different packages listed according to amount of time you and your fiancée have until the big day, it could vary from 6 months to a month in advance. In this section of our webpage you can also see testimonials from our previous clients.
We meet for a coffee before we start to work together where we ask you some questions about the size of the dance floor, music you would like to dance and dress limitation that will help us to make a perfect choreography for you. Then we can also meet to discuss with your photographer and film crew to arrange these moments that will stay forever with you and in your photo album. To visit our wedding dance page just click here