Nortena Tango

Norteña Tango

Norteña Tango

Magical weekends in Edinburgh

Study Opportunity with Jenny & Ricardo

Matinee and evening Milongas

Norteña Tango weekends are an opportunity to dance and study tango in Edinburgh with a mixture of connected workshops, fine-tuning sessions and social dancing.

Upcoming Norteña Tango Weekend - 8th-9th April 2017

Our DJs for the weekend:

Saturday Matinee Milonga: John Newton
Saturday Evening Milonga: Guest DJ Michael Lavocah
Sunday Matinee Milonga: Mike Quickfall

Special Talk on the Music of Troilo

Michael Lavocah, author of Tango Stories, Musical Secrets and the Tango Masters series, brings tango music to life. In this talk he takes us on an express tour through tango music to answer the question, just why is Troilo’s music so good?! We’ll learn how to listen to the different layers in tango music, and then use these skills to listen to the Troilo orchestra, paying particular attention to the unique talents of the key musicians in the orchestra. Michael mostly teaches in Germany - catch this rare opportunity to hear him at home.
Tango Master: Anibal Troilo Seminar 
Saturday 8th April
5.30pm till 6.30pm
Cost: £8 . The price for Saturday matinee milonga plus talk is £12 (a £3 discount).


Our theme this time will be 'Top-to-Bottom: More torso=better feet' An exploration of connection, expression & adornos for leaders and followers.
There are a few places left for the workshops. Advanced booking is essential


Fine-Tuning Session

This is a session where Jenny & Ricardo focus on the individuals/couples in the class, going round and working on what each person needs, rather than giving group instruction. It is a great place to really focus on your dance and any particular issues or questions you may have, or to take the opportunity to get some detailed feedback.

Future Dates and General Norteña information

Next 2017 dates are:

16th-17th September 2017

9th-10th December 2017

What is a Fine-Tuning Session?
A wonderful opportunity for couples to look in-depth at their dance, and to work on the finer points of connection and technique. Limited group size to ensure individual attention.

What happens in the Workshops?

In addition to the Fine-Tuning Session, there will be two connected workshops during the Norteña Tango weekends. The day-time connected workshops are at Intermediate level. The themes will be publicised in advance. For the connected workshops it is better to attend both, but separate bookings are also welcome.


The full address is Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall, Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5AH. Access is from Pilrig Street

Booking and Enquiries:

There are good value passes available for advanced booking.
Please book workshops and the fine-tuning session in advance as numbers will be limited and we will balance the numbers of men and women (leaders & followers). For social dance events, you are very welcome to come along on the day.
Tel: 07753 433 251 (Ricardo)


(Passes in brackets are for students)
Nortena Pass - 2 workshops, 1 fine-tuning, all dancing: £65 (Students £45)
Dance Pass: £20 (Students £12)

Individual Prices and Other Options:

1 Workshop: £16
2 Workshops: £29
1 Fine-Tuning Class: £18
Afternoon Dance (Sat or Sunday): £7
Milonga Norteña: £8

Student Class Prices: 1 workshop £11, 2 workshops £19, Fine Tuning Session £15
Student Milonga Prices: Afternoon Milongas £4, Evening Milonga £5
Student Pass Prices: Nortena Pass £45, Dance Pass £12