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.

Have a Tango Taster

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 .

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Register Interest in Future Beginner’s Courses

We normally run beginners courses once or twice a year.  It usually runs for 10 weeks at The Richard’s Room, Martlesham Community Centre, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP12 4PB.

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.

If you would like to be kept informed about future courses please register an interest by clicking on and completing the form below:


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):