(Angie demonstrating with one of our guest teachers, Carlos Esquena from Buenos Aires)

 

We run weekly classes in Tynemouth on Tuesdays and in the city centre of Newcastle on Fridays. Both events are informal and meant to give a joyful introduction to Argentine Tango. Just wear shoes that allow pivoting -you do not even need to bring a partner .....

 

Tuesday class

 

When: Every Tuesday from 8 pm until about 9:30 pm

How much:  £ 5 per session

Where: Holy Saviour's Parish Hall, Manor Road, Tynemouth, NE30 4RH

What else: We usually go for a social drink in one of the local pubs after the class.

 

Friday class

Regularly on Fridays between October and May. The event is always announced on the front page.

 

When: Fridays from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm

How much: £ 5, concession

Where: Summerhill Pavilion, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH

What else: Following the class there is social dancing (a so-called 'milonga') until midnight. This event is included in the price of the class.

 

If you practice at home and get stuck, there are a number of websites explaining some of the basics and also more advanced moves.

The list below includes some of the principles and figures that we teach in our classes.

Leading and following

Basic eight (steps; salida)

Forward ocho

Backward ocho

Turn/molinete/giro

Media luna

Sandwich

Ocho cortado