Beginners Tango Course
The Beginners tango course assumes no knowledge of
tango. Though it is a progressive course you may
join at any time. You don't need to book in advance,
just pay for each class when you take it. It's
best not to miss a class but we recognise that sometimes
other commitments make it necessary to do so. Also,
we strongly encourage you to finish the whole Beginners
tango course before moving onto the
Recent Beginners course.
You don't need a partner.
and Ewa Zbrzeska together with their close colleagues
Alberto Ortiz and Asta Morozoviene teach the Beginners
and Recent Beginners courses.
Beginners tango courses start on the first Friday of the
month and run till the end of the month. Usually,
a course is four weeks long. However, because of
occasional closures a course can be three weeks long.
On the other hand, if there are five Fridays in the
month then a course will be five weeks long.
Free entry to
the milonga (dance) if you are taking the Beginners
You learn to dance tango by a mixture of activities.
As well as taking classes you learn by listening to the
music, watching people dance and dancing yourself.
We want you to be comfortable in a milonga right from
We will introduce the basic principles of tango:
walk, posture, embrace, connection, musicality and
etiquette. We will focus on the concepts of
leading and following, maintaining the line of dance,
and improvising using a combination of basic steps and
weight changes. You will also learn to distinguish
tango, vals and milonga music.
You should wear comfortable clothes for the course.
Clothes should not restrict your ability to step.
Wear shoes rather than boots, sandals or trainers.
It is difficult to pivot on shoes with rubber soles so
wear shoes with leather soles if possible. Women
will be more comfortable wearing (low) heels rather than
flat soles as the woman's weight tends to be on the ball
of the foot.
After the course
When you have completed the Beginners tango course you can
move on to the
Recent Beginners course.
Some people opt to take the Beginners course again before
moving on, especially if they have missed a class.
When, where, price
Beginners tango classes are held at Conway Hall in
the Bertrand Russell room. When the larger
Brockway room is available we move the classes there. See
how to find us.
Each class is from 8:30 to 9:30pm and costs £12 per person.
Please note that we do not run these courses in the
holiday months of August and December.
Questions, more information?
Please don't hesitate to email or phone Danny Evans,
one of the organisers of Carablanca if you
have questions. See
You may also find it useful to go to our
home page and browse this site
to get a feel of what we do.