Professional Argentine Tango Tuition in Scotland
Tango classes at a glance.
- Tango Taster Deals (for new students & beginners)
- Beginners Tango Course
Two Argentine Tango beginner courses coming up
16th September to 21st October. (six weeks) Price £39 | £33 P
28th October to 25th November (5 weeks) Price £33 | £27
Both beginner courses are at the Scottish Youth Theatre
Wednesday 8.00 to 9.00pm
- Tango Basics II-III (5-week post-beginner level course)
Wednesday 16th September to 14th October
Time 6.45 - 7.45pm Price; £35 for the block.
Venue; Downstairs in Backfires, G1 LG Book by Wednesday 9th September
- Elements and Technique for Tango and Milonga
(4-week Intermediate Level Course)
Saturday 12 September to 3rd October.
Time 1.30 - 2.30pm Price: £38 for the block (4 classes & 4 practicas)
Venue: Scout Hall, 76 Kelbourne Street, G20 8PR Book by Thursday 10th September
- Private Classes & Tuition With Sari or Jeff.
Workshops compliment our regular Tango lessons
Exploring the Small and Beautiful (3 Advanced Level Workshops)
Wednesday 26 August, 2 & 9 September
From 6.30 - 8.00pm. Venue tbc.
Price: £30 for the three workshops or £13 each subject to available places.
Milonga Basics III (General level previous Milonga experience is recommended)
Saturday 29 August
From 1.30 - 2.30pm
Price: Workshop & Practica £10 | Workshop only £7 |
Venue: Scout Hall, 76 Kelbourne Street, G20 8PR
Book your place by Thursday 27 August.
The recommendation is that combining our classes with the Practica and our Milongas offers the best path to becoming a classic Tango dancer. Once acquired, this is a skill you can be proud to use in milongas throughout the world.
What is Argentine Tango?
When danced socially, it is an improvised walking-based dance. Though this notion might not be obvious to the uninitiated, the sooner one discovers this simple truth about Tango the easier it becomes to learn.
Alongside establishing a good walking technique, acquiring correct posture and connection are the core elements we need for pleasurable social dancing. The skill of improvisation comes naturally with this approach. In our teaching we concentrate on establishing a solid base which readily lends itself to social dancing. Once you are confident with these skills and know the basics of floor-craft and Tango etiquette, you can dance socially anywhere in the world. This international and intercultural dimension is the unique beauty of Argentine Tango.
Social Argentine Tango dancing embraces three different, (though related) dances: Tango, Milonga and Tango Vals. Milonga (the same word refers also to the social dance event itself) is an older form from which Tango itself was developed over 100 years ago. Tango Vals is a dance in ¾ tempo. Our teaching starts with Tango but we encourage our students to take Milonga and Tango Vals on board as soon as possible. The basics of posture, connection and walking technique apply to all the dances; the difference between them lies in the musical interpretation alongside preferred steps or movements that best match the music.
Should you wish to venture beyond the social form of Argentine Tango, we are able to guide you in that direction. If you wish to learn and experiment with ´flashier´ moves seen in stage performances (which tend to be choreographed rather than based on improvisation) or would like to have a personalised choreography for a special occasion such as a wedding dance, we will be happy to help you with that project.
The best endorsement of a Tango teacher is how well their students can dance.
Tango Classes & Lessons are available for all levels with the Glasgow Tango Studio
Web site By Jeffrey Allan