A unique approach
We teach with an original technique using modern tools to produce happy, shiny, dancy people. Our Group and Private classes are fun, relaxed and structured to make you progress quickly, regardless of your previous dance experience. Ultimately, we want you to become great to watch, and even greater to dance with.
Cross our hearts and uncross our fingers (and toes),
we promise …
- to make tango accessible to everyone through clear and personalised teaching.
- to bring out your personality and nurture your creativity.
- to give you the skills to show off at tango parties, known as ‘milongas’, the heart of Argentine tango.
Feel free to play with the funky boxes below, they’ll tell you more about our promises!
You will learn how to dance, not how to replicate a series of steps.
We study each step in depth; there’s no rushing through pre-determined sequences. We think it’s important for you to create sequences you like, not sequences we think you should like. None of us is cut from the same cloth after all.
It makes sense to learn in this way:
Individual steps are easier to remember, meaning you’ll progress quicker.
Tango doesn’t have a fixed rythm. Sometimes the music dictates double time, while at other times slower moves are called for. Individual steps gives you the freedom of musical interpretation.
In tango parties, it helps if dancers avoid bumping into each other. Tango is a ‘social dance’ after all! By learning individual steps, you will be able to smoothly adapt your next move to what is happening on the dance floor.
You will experience beautiful tango from the outside and within.
Our classes begin with essential tango exercises to help you develop your tango ‘self’ both inside and out.
We will help you become an attractive dancer to watch, passing on the technique it takes to create beautiful tango from the outside.
Tango is not tango without a strong connection between the dance partners. For this reason, we encourage confidence and help you grow into someone who is great to dance with, enabling you to experience beautiful tango from within.
You will get equal attention whether you're male or female.
Most of the time, men are the leaders and ladies are the followers (of course, we ladies only allow this when we dance tango!). No matter… Whatever your role, we ensure both followers and leaders get equal attention.
We also encourage role exchange – that’s how tango was passed on in the old days anyway!
You will progress quicker, using clear teaching tools.
Structured classes starting with fundamental technique exercises. We like to frame the purpose of each exercise because we think you will learn better if you understand what it is that you are supposed to be learning!
Short video recordings of yourself. In tango, you can’t see yourself dance as there’s always someone obstructing your view: your dance partner! Videos are the best way for you to see just how impressive you look, or how you might improve a step or two. Recording is of course optional for those who blush easily.
Free self-assessments and assessments for those of you who’d like to keep track of your progress. We think our students should praise themselves and be praised when they’re doing well. It’s good for the soul.
Homework, that dreaded word that conjures up all kinds of awful. It is of course completely optional. There will be no name and shame and no pressure. We know you’re busy people.
You will get from the classroom to a real milonga in no time.
We know that joining a milonga can be a little bit daunting at first. So we organise Milonguita, a cosy monthly tango party for beginners and improvers, or generally for those who are still hesitant to mingle with more advanced dancers normally found in the usual London milongas.
We feel there should be a place for those who recently started dancing. After all, there’s nothing better than putting into practice what you’ve learnt in class, meet new faces, soak in the atmosphere of a milonga and discover the true essence of tango. So, call a few friends and join Milonguita. This may well be your best night out this week!
Hear what our students say about learning tango: