Tango Fundamentals Courses

Tango Fundamentals Courses

Suffolk Tango runs a progressive series of Tango Fundamentals courses, taught by Richard and Mandy, that will provide people with a solid grounding in the basics.

There are three Levels. Level 1 classes for beginners are held on Thursdays, Level 2 classes are held on Mondays, and Level 3 classes are held on Wednesdays.

STOP PRESS: Although the courses have now started, there are spaces for two unaccompanied leaders and two couples at Level 2, details of which appear below. Amongst others this course would be ideal for anyone with previous Argentine Tango experience who has not danced for a while, and feel themselves to be in need of revision. Please contact Mandy via Mandy AT suffolktango.org.uk if interested.

All Tango Fundamentals classes are held at Martlesham Community Centre, directions to which can be found here. Please note however that while Level 1 classes are held in the main hall, Level 2 and Level 3 classes are held in the adjacent Richards Room.

There is an upper limit on the number of couples that will be admitted to each course in order to allow for individual attention and for members of the group to become friends.  The course cost is £40 per person per 5-week module.

If you wish to begin learning Tango as a beginner, click here for details of how to register your interest in the next, or indeed a future Level 1 class, and for information about other ways in which to get started.

If however you have danced Tango before and are not sure which course to attend, please contact Mandy via Mandy AT suffolktango.org.uk.

It may be possible to join a Tango Fundamentals course that has already started, particularly if you have previous Argentine Tango dance experience. If you are interested in this possibility, again please contact Mandy via Mandy AT Suffolktango.org.uk .

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The Level 1 Course, Thursdays

The Suffolk Tango Fundamentals Course Level 1 syllabus is contained in this document

The dates for the autumn term classes are:

Block 1 (Lessons 1 to 5)

  • Sep 19th, 26th
  • Oct 3rd, 10th and 17th Oct

Block 2 (Lessons 6 to 10)

  • Oct 31st
  • Nov 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

There will also be:

  • a half-term Práctica on Thursday 24th Oct and
  • a Party Night on Thursday 5th Dec

The Level 2 Course, Mondays

The Suffolk Tango Fundamentals Course Level 2 syllabus is contained in this document

The dates for the autumn term classes are:

Block 1 (Lessons 1-5)

  • Sep 16th, 23rd and 30th
  • Oct 7th, 14th

Block 2 (Lessons 6-10)

  • Oct 21st
  • Nov 4th, 11th, 18th
  • Dec 2nd

There will also be:

  • a half-term Práctica on Thursday 24th Oct and
  • a Party Night on Thursday 5th Dec

The Level 3 Course, Wednesdays

The Suffolk Tango Fundamentals Course Level 3 syllabus is contained in this document

The dates for the first ten classes of the Level 3 course are:

Block 1 (Lessons 1-5)

  • Sep 11th and 18th
  • Oct 2nd, 9th and 16th

Block 2 (Lessons 6-10)

  • Oct 23rd
  • Nov 6th, 13th, and 20th
  • Dec 4th

The final hour of each Level 3 class will take the form of a guided Práctica that will also be open to people not attending the current Level 3 Course who have a minimum of 2 years’ dancing experience.

The Práctica will enable those attending the current Level 3 Course to dance not only with their fellow students, but also with more experienced Suffolk Tango dancers.

For more details, click here

There will also be:

  • a half-term Práctica on Thursday 24th Oct and
  • a Party Night on Thursday 5th Dec