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Class times and venues

WeekdayLevelVenue
Mondays,
Leeds
Beginners: 7pm-8pm
Improvers: 8pm-9pm
Milonga*: 9pm-11pm
New Burley Club
Burley Hill Drive,
Leeds, LS4 2SZ
Thurdays,
Sheffield
Tango Yorkshire's Thursday classes at St Andrew's Church have now stopped.
These classes are now run by Lucas and Melanie from Tango in the Peaks.
Contact: - 07852 397399 - Facebook.
Fridays,
Leeds
Every 4th Friday of the month, Bailongo Porteño Leeds ball/milonga.
There is no class, just 4 hours of social dancing to carefully selected music.
Check the events page for the latest update.
Saturdays,
Sheffield
Every 1st Saturday of the month, Bailongo Porteño Sheffield ball/milonga.
There is no class, just 4 hours of social dancing to carefully selected music.
Check the events page for the latest update.

* the term Milonga on this page stands for Social dancing by reference to the Tango clubs in Argentina.

Prices

  • Class + Milonga: £7 (£5 concession)
  • Practica + Milonga: £5
  • Milonga only: £4
  • Concession applies to full-time students, the unemployed and pensioners

How do I go about attending?

Our weekly classes run on a drop-in basis so there is no need to book in advance. Just bring yourself, with or without a partner, and a pair of non-rubber soled shoes that hold your foot well.

Novices should join in the first few weeks of our 12-week beginners course which restarts in January, April, July and October. The exact start date and joining period are advertised on the home page. Please note we may not be able to accomodate new beginners outside these periods.

Class levels

  • Beginners: Our 12-week beginners course starts every quarter: in January, April, July and October. Our syllabus covers all the basic key elements of authentic Argentine Tango. People learn at different speeds and it is common for some class participants to take the beginners course more than once. You can join anytime, though you might find it less daunting to get going at the beginning of each quarter when the cycle restarts. Have a look at our FAQs for further info.
  • Improvers:

    To attend the improvers class, participants must demonstrate understanding and aptitude to perform the key elements of our beginner's syllabus. Social dancing is also a very important part of the learning process and can make a real difference to your level. We are happy for improvers to continue to attend the beginners class providing there is enough space.

  • Advanced:

    The intermediate/advanced class is only suitable for people who have been attending the improvers class for at least 2 years. Attendance is by invitation or assessment. There are no regular advanced classes running at present.

  • Visiting participants:

    Dancers from other groups should attend our beginners class before joining the improvers class the first time they come. Different teachers arrange their levels differently and we want to make sure that you take part in the class that will be most beneficial to you. To get a better idea of what class you should attend, have a look at our syllabus.

Class set-up

All our sessions start with a quick warm-up consisting of exercises aimed at preparing you for the moves and enhance the skills that you will require for the class. Then, we usually revise the steps and technique from the previous session before moving on to new things.

The improvers class follows the same pattern. However, the last improvers session every month at each venue is dedicated to Milonga/Vals.