Tango Aberdeen Classes

 

Our classes are on Wednesdays and the last part of the term its back to Mike and Laura teaching.

Tango Foundation Class 7.30-8.30.  

Our Tango Foundation Class is for those wishing to learn and continue to learn the fundamentals of Tango. Ideal for absolute beginners as well as those wishing to gain confidence in the Tango walk, ochos, and the giro.This class is great for those who have already attended our Tango Foundation class too. John and Fiona will be introducing new moves, ideas and themes to build up your Tango connection and skills.

Practice 8.30-8.45

Tango Dynamic Class -8.45- 9.30 Come along and explore and refine your Tango. This is for those who are confident with the basics such as the Tango walk and who have brought musicality into their dance and who want to add new elements to their dance.

Lets dance 9.30-10.00 

 

One class is 5 pounds or 4 pounds concession and if you come to both only 6 pounds or 5 pounds concession

 

About our classes 

Our classes are taught in a friendly, relaxed environment and you don't need to come with a partner. We focus on the technique of Argentine tango rather than learning set routines or patterns, as Argentine tango is an improvised dance (not to be confused with ballroom tango!).  We suggest you wear comfortable non-rubber smooth-soled shoes and comfortable clothing.

 

 

The last Wednesday of each Month we have a Practica from 8.30-10.30 where we put some great music on, provide some nibbles and light refreshments and give over the space for you all to come and practice your moves. It is a friendly and social environment to practice your Tango and only costs 2 pounds.

 

 Venue

St Margaret's Episcopal Church hall, St Margaret's Brae, Gallowgate, AB25 1EA.

  

About our teachers

 Teachers this term 

 Laura and Mike

Laura and Mike were introduced to tango when travelling in South America in 2003.They returned to Buenos Aires a year later to immerse themselves in studying the dance and attending milongas.  They continued learning and dancing regularly when they moved to Glasgow.  Whilst there they organised annual weekend tango events featuring teachers from Buenos Aires.  They also taught regularly at a weekly milonga.  Since living in Aberdeenshire they have enjoyed the tango scene here and have been part of the teaching team in Tango Aberdeen for several years.

Their style of tango is based on the development of the connection through the embrace. Their teaching style focuses on the energy and dynamics of movement.  As teachers they hope to give students the tools and confidence to play and improvise to find different possibilities within the dance. 

Fiona and John

Fiona and John have been dancing tango for a number of years, teaching in Aberdeen and Forfar.  They visit Buenos Aires on a regular basis, where they study tango at Estudio Dinzel, and regularly increase their knowledge by attending various workshops in the UK. 

Their enthusiasm for the dance is obvious and infectious, and John's knowledge of tango music is vast.