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We are Tanguito ('cute little tango' in spanish, pronounced tang-eeto).

We live and breathe tango and have been told our passion is contagious.

We are London based and do all things tango-related: classes, milongas, corporate events, clothing & even holidays to Buenos Aires. If you wonder what tango is all about (or love it already), we would love to hear from you!

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Tanguito, Argentine Tango Academy

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For beginners

September 16, 2017

Class video & notes – 13/09/2017

By |September 16th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Rebounds and changes of weight

In this class, we had a look at how rebounds make us change directions. We did a simple rebound for beginners and for intermediates looked at more advanced versions where the leader and the follower move independently from one another, including a very original step where the rebound leads to a pasada.

Class video & notes – 10/09/2017

By |September 12th, 2017|

Dimension: Directions - Theme: Creative ways to stay in the line of dance

The idea in this class was to explore creative ways to go forward in the line of dance. With beginners, we started with a 360 degree pivot from the cross. In the intermediate class, we looked at a synchronised lapiz adornment, then a pivot to the right and last a very nice sequence using a change of front.

5 reasons to start tango

By |September 4th, 2017|

If you've ever been to a tango class or a tango party, you might have noticed how diverse the tango population is - tango dancers come in all ages, shapes and sizes. This diversity is what makes tango exciting. Now, the reasons why people start tango are as varied as the tango scene itself...

July 28, 2017

Class video & notes – 26/07/2017

By |July 28th, 2017|

Dimension: Height - Theme: Grounding

In this class, we worked on what we call the grounding technique, where the leader uses a soft pressure to transmit information to the follower and we applied it to the cross. We first led a wide cross which transformed into a planeo, then applied the same concept to a lateral cross with the right leg and finished with a pivot on two feet which leads to a cross.

Class video & notes – 16/07/2017

By |July 18th, 2017|

Dimension: Height - Theme: The quebrada

In this class, we focused on a step called the quebrada, where the leader goes down with his knees together. It is a very elegant posture which creates opportunities for a wide range of versions. In the intermediate class, we saw a lovely adornment for the follower, a boleo and a version of the quebrada from a change of front.

Class video & notes – 09/07/2017

By |July 10th, 2017|

Dimension: Energy - Theme: Boleos

Boleos are high energy steps which come from a change of direction. In this class, we started with a simple boleo combination for the beginners. We then looked at a high back boleo which can be used in milongas as it is led within the embrace and we closed the class with a forward boleo.

How did tango conquer the world?

By |July 7th, 2017|

Watch this short, educational and fun video about how tango was born and how it spread from Buenos Aires slums to Paris before taking over the world!

Class video & notes – 05/07/2017

By |July 7th, 2017|

Dimension: Energy - Theme: Varying the energy of rebounds

Rebounds are by nature quite energetic but in this class, we looked at how to vary the energy of this classic step. We started with a simple rebound on both sides for the beginners and then moved on to a slow romantic rebound in parallel system and a couple of challenging versions in cross system.

Class video & notes – 02/07/2017

By |July 5th, 2017|

Dimension: Energy - Theme: Varying the energy at the cross

The cross is such a classic step, it's nice to know ways to play with it to match the music. We started the class with the salida cruzada. We then moved to a step called la salida de los cuarentas, we also added 2 adornments at the cross and last finished with an original cross/sandwich step that we are very fond of.

June 20, 2017

Class video & notes – 18/06/2017

By |June 20th, 2017|

Dimension: Energy - Theme: High energy steps

In this class, we had a look at rebounds in backward ochos for beginners & improvers. We then put a bit more energy in the step to create what we like to call baby backward ochos. We also had a look at baby forward ochos and how to link both.