All Classes

All Classes

All Classes

We teach regular group classes for all levels in Edinburgh on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also visit different places, events and Tango communities where we dance-teach-showcase.

For Beginners we have beginners classes (Basics) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; The next level up is Tango Improvers (Dynamics) also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. From there we have our Monday classes, which explore a variety of topics to further stretch every dancer when we have the Intermediate and Advanced classes. We also run regular Core Tango Sessions on Thursdays, which are for all levels including beginners, and our lovely La Redonda Practica de Tango, which is also open to all levels and is a space to socialise, practise and learn with our help. We hope that you will find everything you need here to plan your tango journey with us, but if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.


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Dance Base Classes


Dance Base Classes (All)

At Dance Base we teach Beginners and Improvers classes on Tuesdays on a termly basis. Dance Base is Scotland's National Centre for Dance and we are honoured to be able to teach there in their fantastic studios. You can come alone or with a partner.

Beginners - 8.30pm-9.30pm

Each term is usually around 12 weeks long. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the intricate world of this dance. During this first term we explore Tango’s main foundations, teaching you how to move and communicate with your partner, how to understand the music and some of the first structures that the dance will be based on.

Improvers - 7.30pm-8.30pm

The improvers classes really build on the beginners course, adding more types of movements and steps, but also improving how you are moving and dancing with the music and social dance skills. The Improvers courses can be taken more than once as they continue to develop your skills.

Booking

These classes need to be booked by the term through Dance Base. Their telephone number is 0131 225 5525, or you can look online at www.dancebase.co.uk


February 2015

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Feb 2015

Tango Basics (The Cross & Variations)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 4th Feb, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Level: Beginner

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Feb 2015

Tango Basics (The Cross & Variations)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 11th Feb, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Level: Beginner

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Feb 2015

Tango Basics (Backwards Ochos)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 25th Feb, 2015 - 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Level: Beginner


Wednesday Classes


Wednesday Classes (All)

On Wednesdays we teach our Tango Beginners Basics and Tango Improvers Dynamics classes. These are excellent classes arranged in modules of three weeks.

Tango Beginners (Basics)

These classes cover the basic principles of Tango Dancing, teaching you how to hold your partner and yourself, how we move and connect, tango techniques and of course a range of core steps that we use when we dance tango. In these classes you will start to find your tango feet, and to understand and move to tango music.
 
- These classes are especially for beginners, but are also great for those looking to revise aspects of their tango dance.
- The classes are in three-week themed modules, focusing on the foundations of the dance.
- There are 4 modules in total, making the whole course 12 weeks long.
- For absolute beginners, we recommend coming first at the beginning of a module.

Module start dates for Autumn 2017 are: 6th September, 27th September, 25th October, 15th November, 6th December

Class Information:

TIME: Wednesdays. Tango Basics 7.30pm-8.30pm
VENUE: Pilrig St Paul's Church Hall, Pilrig Street
CLASS CARDS: 6 Classes=£45, 12 Classes=£86. 6-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 3 months. 12-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 6 months. Monthly, Annual and other passes available on request. Student discounted passes available too.
DROP-IN PRICE: £8 per class

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Tango Improvers (Dynamics)

Following on from Tango Beginners Basics is the Tango Improvers Dynamics Series of classes. These classes are designed to introduce some of the main elements in tango dance, improving connection, technique, musicality, repertoire and social dance skills. Attendance at these classes requires having completed all the Tango Basics modules at least once or the equivalent in other classes or experience. These classes are organised into modules of three classes and provided a great door to take your Tango journey into the next level.

Class Information:

TIME: Wednesdays. Tango Dynamics 8.45pm-9.45pm
VENUE: Pilrig St Paul's Church Hall, Pilrig Street
CLASS CARDS: 6 Classes=£45, 12 Classes=£86. 6-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 3 months. 12-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 6 months. Monthly, Annual and other passes available on request. Student discounted passes available too.
DROP-IN PRICE: £8 per class


 

February 2015

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Feb 2015

Tango Dynamics (Sacadas)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 4th Feb, 2015 - 7:50pm to 8:50pm
Level: Improver

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Feb 2015

Tango Dynamics (Sacadas)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 11th Feb, 2015 - 7:50pm to 8:50pm
Level: Improver

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Feb 2015

Tango Dynamics (Tango Vals)
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 25th Feb, 2015 - 7:50pm to 8:50pm
Level: Improver


Monday Classes


Monday Classes (All)

Our Monday workshops are for Intermediate and Advanced tango dancers, who are developing and embracing the wonders of the ultimate dance. 
 

Intermediate Class

This is a good Intermediate level class, for which dancers will need to have been dancing a several years, and to have taken several improver and beginners courses plus social dance practice. You can come alone or with a partner, and we will change partners during the class.

The Classes are run in 3-week modules, but can also be taken on a drop-in basis.

Class Information:

TIME: Mondays. Intermediates 8pm-9pm
VENUE:
The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
CLASS PASSES: 6 Classes=£45, 12 Classes=£86. 6-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 3 months. 12-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 6 months. Monthly, Annual and other passes available on request. Student discounted passes available too.
DROP-IN PRICE: £8 per class

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Advanced Tango for Couples

This is a high level class for experienced dancers who wish to develop their tango in a profound way. It is designed for dancers looking to create more depth in their dance and explore movements, connection and musicality ideas. At this level it is best if you know the person you are working with, so for the Advanced Class you need to arrange someone to work with during the class.

Class Information:

TIME: Mondays. Advanced 9.15pm-10.15pm
VENUE:
The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
CLASS CARDS: 6 Classes=£45, 12 Classes=£86. 6-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 3 months. 12-Class Card valid for any of our classes for 6 months.
DROP-IN PRICE: £8 per class

CONTACT US


February 2015

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Feb 2015

Monday Workshop
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Level: Improver, Intermediate

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Feb 2015

Monday Workshop
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 9th Feb, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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Feb 2015

Monday Workshop
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Level: Improver, Intermediate


Glasgow Workshops


Glasgow Workshops (All)

Our monthly Glasgow Tango Workshops! Please see www.glasgowtango.org.uk for more information.


February 2015

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Feb 2015

Core Tango
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 - 8:05pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Feb 2015

Core Tango
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 9th Feb, 2015 - 8:05pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Feb 2015

Core Tango
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 - 8:05pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced


Core Tango & Practica


Core Tango & Practica (All)

On Thursdays we offer a Core Tango Session and Practica Redonda, an assisted social dance/practice. It is open to all Levels.

Core Tango Session

A twenty five minutes session to inspire you in your own tango. Each week we pick a theme, such as posture, embrace, dissociations, quality of movement, rhythm or one of many other possibilities. The sessions usually focus on each dancers own movements, but also often include partner work. All welcome. For all levels. No partner necessary. 

Class Information:

TIME: Thursdays. 8.05pm-8.30pm
VENUE: Kirk O' Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
CLASS CARDS: Core Tango+Practica = one class for pass holders
DROP-IN PRICE: Core Tango+Practica = £8 (drop-in). Practica passes and Class passes available too. Student Discounted passes also available.

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La Redonda Practica

Without the restrictions of a class setting, Jenny & Ricardo are free to work with each dancer or couple individually on whatever is needed. It is a place where even the most advanced dancers can practice essential basic technique, where dancers can go over class material that was difficult or that warranted further exploration, and where questions are welcome, and mistakes part of the learning process. Beginners are very welcome too.

The practica provides an opportunity for dancers to take responsibility for their own learning experience, with supervision and direction where needed. It offers dancers time and space to gain dance practice in a relaxed environment outside the class, without the rules of the Milonga (social dance environment), and yet while gaining many of the skills that make a successful social dancer.

You can arrive with a theme to work on, or ask us to suggest a direction of practice. All welcome. No partner necessary.

Class Information:

TIME: Thursdays. 8.30pm-10.30pm
VENUE: Kirk O' Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
CLASS CARDS: Core Tango+Practica = one class for pass holders. Practica Passes available. Student Discounted passes also available.
DROP-IN PRICE: Core Tango+Practica = £8; Practica only= £6

CONTACT US


February 2015

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Feb 2015

Rumbos Studio Night
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 2nd Feb, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Feb 2015

Rumbos Studio Night
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 9th Feb, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Feb 2015

Rumbos Studio Night
Where: The Counting House, 36 West Nicolson Street, Southside, Edinburgh. EH8 9DD
When: Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced


Private & Studio


Private & Studio (All)

Private Classes

We offer Private classes for individual dancers and couples of all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced and teachers. Classes can be taken with Jenny or Ricardo. We do the classes in our Leith studio. They are a useful way to work on posture, technique, connection or other specific issues, and can often help dancers to progress more quickly. Please contact Jenny and Ricardo if you would like to arrange a private class. We can also arrange for vouchers for private classes, should you wish to give this as a gift.

WHEN? by appointment

WHERE? Usuall at Pilrig, St Pauls Church Hall, Edinburgh, but please confirm
HOW MUCH? please enquire


February 2015

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Feb 2015

Advanced Workshop
Where: Our Studio, 130.8 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5DT
When: Thu 5th Feb, 2015 - 12:30pm to 12:00pm
Level: Advanced

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Feb 2015

Women's Technique Class
Where: Our Studio, 130/8 Leith Walk, EH6 5DT
When: Thu 26th Feb, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Level: Improver, Intermediate, Advanced