Beginners group classes
Learn the first basics of Argentine Tango
- in a friendly relaxed environment*
- in small class groups
- with professional teachers
- no (dance) partner necessary
- and no previous dance experience required
- all ages are welcome!
Want to know more? Check out our FAQ section further down this page
How it works
Every month (almost!) we start a new short 5-6 week intensive beginners' course (that we'd love for you to join of course).
These are always available as a full course (recommended) or as drop-in classes (we understand that some prefer a more flexible approach)
Choose one of our four convenient central London locations:
Mondays in EUSTON
Tuesdays in ANGEL / FARRINGDON
Wednesdays in CAMDEN TOWN
Once you've completed, and hopefully enjoyed, the beginners course, you can continue learning in our Group Classes.
When does the next begginers course start and where?
Drop-in classes are available too, if you need more flexibility
MONDAYS in Euston starts: 03 September 2018
Class dates: 03, 10, 17, 24 Sep, 01 Oct
Time: 19.00 - 20.00
Next cycle start date - Monday 08 October
Location: 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA
TUESDAYS in Angel/Farringdon starts: 18 September 2018
Class dates: 18, 25 Sep, 02, 09, 16, 23 Oct
Time: 19.30 - 20.30
Next cycle start date - Tuesday 30 October
Location: 24 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Tube: Angel / Farringdon
WEDNESDAYS in Camden Town starts: 26 September 2018
Class dates: 26 Sep, 03, 10, 17, 31 Oct
Time: 19.30 - 20.30
Next cycle start date - Wednesday 07 November
Location: Colomba Space, 31 Oval Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7EA
Tube: Camden Town / Overground Camden Rd
Drop-in, pay-as-you go: £12 Full course: £10 p/class with a 6 week class card (£60) 2-for-1 OFFER: £60 for TWO people on 6 week course. (applies to Tango 1 classes only)
Drop-in, pay-as-you go: £12
Full course: £10 p/class with a 6 week class card (£60)
2-for-1 OFFER: £60 for TWO people on 6 week course. (applies to Tango 1 classes only)
FAQ ABOUT TANGO CLASSES
We can imagine that you might have some questions regarding Tango classes, especially if you have never taken any dance classes before. So to give you a better idea, we've listed some of the most common asked questions below. But please feel free to contact us any time if you need more additional information!
WHEN CAN I JOIN YOUR TANGO CLASSES?
You can join our Tango classes at any time when you like to, on a drop-in or class card (course) basis!
But all our Beginner Tango courses (Tango 1) are designed in such a way that there is a gradual progression in the class material, starting from very easy and basic. To a bit more challenging towards the end of the course.
DO I NEED A DANCE PARTNER?
NO you don’t have to bring a dancer partner! If you have one that’s great, and you can use our amazing 2-FOR-1 OFFER together with a friend or partner. But individuals are very welcome too, and we make sure that everybody gets to dance and practice!
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES DO WE WEAR?
All our classes are very casual and relaxed, so you can wear anything that YOU feel comfortable in! Jeans and T-shirt are absolutely fine, and if you come directly from the office in a suit that's also not a problem too.
WHAT KIND OF SHOES DO I NEED?
No need to buy dance shoes just yet! Also for the shoes you can wear anything you feel comfortable in, but we strongly recommend not to wear any sneakers/sport shoes (they are normally too sticky to dance on the floor).
I ALREADY KNOW I WILL MISS A CLASS (OR 2), IS THAT A PROBLEM?
It is NOT a problem at all to join our courses, even if you’re missing a class or two. There are two options:
- You can catch up the classes that you’ve missed at another Tango-Fever venue
- Or you can use the classes that you’ve missed as a credit in the next level up (Tango 2)
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO LEARN TANGO?
This is a difficult question to answer… As every person is unique and progresses in different speeds, it also depends on how much time and effort you (can) put into learning it.
Because of the nature of the dance (we improvise everything), Tango is a dance that you can continue exploring for the rest of your life. This includes the music, history and social dance etiquette too.
The great thing is that Tango can be broken down into simple easy to understand elements, so that after a few classes you’ll be able to start improvising already and feel comfortable when you’re dancing.
In our school, we offer weekly classes for Absolute Beginners (with no dance experience) up to Advanced classes (who’ve been dancing for several years). And we organise practice sessions too (Practicas) where you can work on your Tango skills.
I’VE STUDIED OTHER DANCES, CAN I SKIP THE BEGINNERS CLASSES?
We always recommend that you start at the beginner's course, as there are some techniques and principles that are unique to Tango. That you don’t find in any other dances, but really need to understand in order to move on comfortably to the next level.
But don’t worry if you think the beginners classes will be boring! The technique and concepts of dancing Tango will be new to you, and we will see straight away see that you have previous dance experience. So we will give you a little bit extra to put your teeth in and keep you challenged
HOW CAN I BE SURE THE CLASS IS ON?
Our website is updated on a weekly basis so you can be sure that all the information here is up-to-date.
Whenever there is a class cancellation (which very seldom happens), we will notify everybody as soon as possible.
We will also update you via our Tango-Fever Facebook group and via our Newsletter below.