Event Information

This course will introduce you to the authentic social style of Argentine Tango. Learn the basics of argentine tango through the eight steps that make this dance so unique.

What will you learn on this course?

This fun course will introduce you to several aspects of the art of Argentine Tango. You will learn the 8 movements that characterise the dance including the Salida 8 Step, Ochos, and the figure of eight movement. You will also learn how to improvise and change routines depending on floor space, music and other variables so that you can dance anywhere! Argentine Tango is a social dance which can be intimate, fun, romantic and also help your fitness, balance, coordination and memory.

This tango course syllabus will cover: 

An introduction to 3 styles within a tango dance: tango, tango waltz and milonga. 

Embrace: How to hold and connect with your dance partner and develop good posture.

Walking: How to walk in tango and energy, style and precision.

Timing: How to dance in time with the music of tango, tango waltz and milonga. 

Tango etiquette: Learn the secrets of surviving a social tango night!! How to be open and welcoming. How to ask for a dance. How not to be nervous and be confident on the dance floor.

Improvisation: The most important skill in social Tango dance. The main difference between social tango and ballroom tango is that you don’t have to do set routines. You can chop and change routines based on floor space, changes in music tempo and other variables. It’s much more relaxed and fun.

Who is this course for?

This course is for Adults aged 18+. It is open to beginners. It is suitable for all levels.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities who can participate in physical activities. A support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs before booking.

Do you need to bring anything?

Participants should wear clothes that fit well and are comfortable. Smooth soled shoes with a small heel are ideal. Trainers are not appropriate for these classes.

Are there any additional costs?


Who teaches this course?

Thomas O’Flaherty

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Dates & Times

    Learn to Tango (DA28 Summer)