Beginner Classes

Beginner Classes

Beginner Classes

Tango is a wonderful dance to learn, and you have plenty of opportunities to get started! You are very welcome to come along to our classes alone or with a partner. We look forward to seeing you soon.

On Tuesdays we teach at Dance Base. Our beginners classes there run in terms. The terms are usually 11 or 12 weeks long. To book, just contact Dance Base www.dancebase.co.uk.

On Wednesdays we teach our Tango Beginners Basics classes. The Tango Basics course is 12 weeks long, but is split into four 3-week modules, so we can accept new students every three weeks. It is best to start at the beginning of a module. If you have already taken some tango classes, you can just drop in to any class.  For full information see Wednesday Classes.

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


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Dance Base Classes


Dance Base Classes (Beginner)

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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


November 2017

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Nov 2017

Dance Base Beginners Class
Where: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2JU
When: Tue 7th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Dance Base Beginners Class
Where: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2JU
When: Tue 14th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Dance Base Beginners Class
Where: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2JU
When: Tue 21st Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Dance Base Beginners Class
Where: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh. EH1 2JU
When: Tue 28th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Level: Beginner


Wednesday Classes


Wednesday Classes (Beginner)

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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


 

November 2017

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Nov 2017

Tango Basics
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 8th Nov, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Tango Basics
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 15th Nov, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Tango Basics
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 22nd Nov, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner

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Nov 2017

Tango Basics
Where: St. Pauls Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh. EH6 5AH
When: Wed 29th Nov, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Level: Beginner


Core Tango & Practica


Core Tango & Practica (Beginner)

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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

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November 2017

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Nov 2017

Core Tango
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 9th Nov, 2017 - 8:05pm to 8:25pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Practica Redonda
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 9th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Core Tango
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 16th Nov, 2017 - 8:05pm to 8:25pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Practica Redonda
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 16th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Core Tango
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 23rd Nov, 2017 - 8:05pm to 8:25pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Practica Redonda
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 23rd Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Core Tango
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 30th Nov, 2017 - 8:05pm to 8:25pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced

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Nov 2017

Practica Redonda
Where: Kirk o Field Church Hall, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh
When: Thu 30th Nov, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Level: Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Advanced