Welcome to Tanguito (‘small tango’ in spanish, pronounced tang-eeto), an authentic Argentine tango school in the heart of London, offering both group and private classes (in Angel, Islington).
If your first thought about tango was ‘fizzy and orange’, you’re probably new to the idea of dancing Argentine tango. Fear not, you’ve just stepped into an amazing world! We use an original technique to produce happy, shiny, dancy people.
Join our group classes!
Our regular group classes are 90 minutes, followed by a 30-minute free practice time, with music; they are designed by level: (1) Complete Beginners, (2) Beginners+ (3-9 months of previous classes), (3) Improvers & Intermediates (after 9-12 months of classes at Tanguito or elsewhere).
Note: if you’re looking for private classes, call us at 020 3560 0532 to inquire about availability and costs.
Group class and workshop schedule:
• Wednesdays: 8PM Improvers | 9PM Intermediates | from 10PM: Practica
• Thursdays: 7.30PM – 9.30PM, Complete & Recent Beginners (incl. 30 min of free practice time)
• No partner required (see below); no dance experience necessary for the Beginner classes. Most students start with no tango shoes, just bring a pair (or two) of socks!
• Price: £15 per class. SPECIAL OFFER: £5 off your first regular class.
If you don’t have a partner, it’s absolutely fine. When learning tango, it is customary to alternate dance partners every few songs – the best way to learn and to make new friends!
Moving Arts Base, 134 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 1LX. The studio is within Moving Arts Base, just opposite the Regent Pub on Liverpool Road. Tel Moving Arts Base: 020 7609 6969 or Tanguito’s main contact: 020 3560 0532.
Nearest tubes and how to get there: Angel (Northern line, 5 to 8 min on foot or 2 min by horse), Highbury & Islington (Overground and Victoria line, 10 min on foot). To enter the premises, pass under the archway marked ‘Syracusae’. Once inside the courtyard, ring the ‘2/3’ button for access.
Useful to know
For every class, please bring: dance shoes, or sneakers that only saw the lights of gyms and dance studios. If you don’t have dance shoes (yet), socks will do – just make sure they rock!
Tango attracts a whole melting pot of people, some who look like they were bred for it and some who might come as a surprise, so don’t fret if you don’t look straight out of Buenos Aires. And, if you feel you have two left feet, that’s fine too. We hope to meet you soon and share our passion for Argentine tango, so give us a go. When it all clicks into place, the sparkling of Argentine tango lasts infinitely longer than the orange, fizzy version.
We’ve packed a lot of exciting content in this site so please look around! You could start with a peek at our tango culture section, or maybe one at these fairytales around tango. Or, if you are so enclined, a discovery of the history behind the dance, and the different dance styles.
Any other question, like, I dunno, what to wear, can be found on our FAQs.
We hope to meet you soon and share our passion for Argentine tango, so give us a go. When it all clicks into place, the sparkling of Argentine tango lasts infinitely longer than the orange, fizzy version. Whatever your journey, it will be an exciting one. Enjoy your visit!
See you on the floor,
Nathalie, Tanguito – Argentine tango Academy.
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