Learn to tango

Want to Learn to Dance Argentine Tango?

Argentine Tango exists in many forms from the show tango of Strictly Come Dancing to the more gentle social dance done in the milongas of Buenos Aires and around the world. We teach the social dance, which can evolve towards something more ‘showy’ as you become more skilled and experienced. To give you an example of the social dance this video shows one of our very popular guest teachers, Gabriela Fernandez from Buenos Aires doing a demonstration to a group of her students in France.

The Next Beginner’s Course starts 17 Sept 2018

We normally run beginners courses once or twice a year.  Our next course starts on Monday 17 Sept and runs for 10 weeks at The Richard’s Room, Martlesham Community Centre, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP12 4PB.

To apply click here or on the on-line form below.

During this 10-week course (in two 5-week blocks) Richard and Mandy will provide you with a solid foundation in the key elements of Argentine Tango in an enjoyable sociable environment. It concentrates on how to lead and follow the fundamental steps of Tango.  The dance is improvised to the music so there are no long sequences to learn.

Richard and Mandy both started learning Tango thirteen years ago – Richard in Norwich and Mandy in Cambridge. They met at a Milonga (a Tango social dance) eleven years ago and have been dancing together ever since.  They have been teaching the 2 Year Tango Fundamentals Course for Suffolk Tango since 2013.  During this time, they have helped many people gain the skills and confidence to join the Suffolk Tango Community on the social dance floor.

After this foundation course you can join our fundamentals course classes which continue on a weekly basis.

Prior booking is essential, but no need to book with a partner as we will match followers and leaders if we can. Bookings will be confirmed once we have checked leader and follower numbers (if you can bring a partner all the better). We always rotate partners to speed the learning process and to make the evening more fun.

  • At the Richards Room, Martlesham Community Centre, near Ipswich, IP12 4PB (Behind Tesco)
  • 7:30 to 10.00pm on Mondays from 17th Sept 2018 (no class on 22nd Oct)
  • Party Night on 3rd December

Each 5-week block is £40 per person (payable by 10 September).

Click here to apply on-line
(payment can be made nearer the time)

If you cannot come to this course but would like to be kept informed about future courses please register an interest by clicking here.

Have a Tango Taster

In the meantime prospective beginners are always welcome at the practica (more details), almost every other Sunday evening at Martlesham Leisure.  The teachers and the more experienced dancers will be only too pleased to go over the basic steps with new leaders or followers.  Then just give it a try.  No need to book, just turn up, no need for a partner.

Suffolk Tango runs a Two Year Fundamentals course with teachers Richard and Mandy in order to provide people with a solid grounding in the basics.  It may be possible to join a fundamentals class that has already started, particularly if you have previous Argentine tango dance experience. If you are interested in this possibility please contact Mandy via Mandy AT Suffolktango.org.uk .

(We have used AT instead of @ to avoid spamrobots sending us junk mail).

We are not able to offer places for those under 18 years of age.

Here are some views about why Argentine tango is so special (its in English after the first 60 seconds):