Group classes are a great way to learn Tango and to enjoy the social aspect of it. They are the simplest way to meet people with whom to practice and dance. Group classes, however, have some limitations. If you are a quick learner or a professional dancer, you may find the speed of the lesson inadequate as the lesson must cater for the whole group. In that case, you are better off taking private lessons. In group classes, you will be corrected from time to time, but naturally not all the time as that would take too long. That means that you really have to focus on the information given by the teacher, otherwise you might end up practising the moves incorrectly.
Group classes might be an apparently cheaper way to learn than by taking private lessons but it actually isn't if you compare the speed and efficiency of your learning, hence avoiding the formation of bad habits and getting you to the dance floor quicker. Perhaps the right combination of group and private lessons is the best way to progress, but each person has to find what is most suitable for them.
We teach group classes every Tuesday evening. We change topics every lesson, so don't worry about missing an evening as our teaching is circular and we'll cover the topic again in the future, or by request.
Our classes are drop-in, so you don't have to wait for the end of a course and you don't need to tell us you're coming—just drop in! Also, you don't need a partner as we have fairly even numbers and you will dance with everyone during a class.
Group lessons every Tuesday evening
At the Union Tavern
|Beginner/improvers/technique (Level 1/2)||7:30–8:30|
Summer closing times
We're closed from the 7th August to 10th September. During this time, there will be no group lessons or intensive workshops. Our next group lesson is on Tuesday, 11th September.
Beginner, improvers and technique classes
Our beginner/improvers/technique classes are unique in nature. You will not be learning many fancy steps, but will focus on your dance foundations which will enable you to dance Tango well. Our beginner classes are not overcrowded, but we tend to work very closely with everyone in the group. You will have time to practice a lot, both individually as well as part of a couple, and get well-conditioned. You will always be corrected on your posture until you achieve your optimal look and feel. When we think you're ready, we will advise you to progress to the next level, and attend our technique/improver class.
Intermediate and advanced technique classes
In our intermediate/advanced technique classes, we explore different topics and concepts but the emphasis is always around improving your posture, balance, connection, musicality and improvisation skills. Another objective of this class is to link the learned material to the foundations.
In our intensive workshops, we take longer to master a topic, starting with an introduction of the topic, then gradually developing it, allowing enough time to practice a variety of ideas related to that topic.