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
Marek Szotkowski and Ewa Zbrzeska together
with their close colleagues Alberto and Asta Ortiz
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
the start. You have free entry even on special
nights when there is a
performance or live music.
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
room is available we move the classes there. See how to find us. Each class is from 8:30 to 9:30pm
and costs £10 per person.
Please note that we do not run these courses in the
holiday months of July, August, 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.