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Tango Beginners Classes

  • 8 Aug 2024
  • 26 Sep 2024
  • 8 sessions
  • 8 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 15 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 22 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 29 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 5 Sep 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 12 Sep 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 19 Sep 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 26 Sep 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (AWST)
  • 82 Cambridge Street
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  • Booking for couples (includes $35 each for membership)

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DanceThe Tango Today

Lesser Town Hall, 82 Cambridge Street, West Leederville, Perth

Thursdays 7.30 - 8.30pm

Tango Basics is an 8-week dance class for adults, covering the basic movements, structure and music of Argentine tango. This class is ideal for beginners, no previous experience is required. No partner is required, but couples are most welcome. These lessons are also useful for dancers who are coming back to tango after a long break, or want to revisit the basic elements of tango.

Tango Basics covers the following elements: walking, turning, stopping, navigation, musicality and some embellishments. After this course, students will be able to participate and navigate a milonga (i.e. a social dance).  The eighth lesson will close with a social "graduation" dance (called a milonga) finishing at 11pm.

Fee: $100 per person for 8 weeks. The fee also includes Club membership which offers reduced fees for Club events and free parking (during Club events). Members pay $65.

Course Registration: Arrive at 7 pm Thursday for registration. New registrations will only be allowed for the first two weeks into the course. 

Taste of Tango: From 7.00 to 7.30 pm a Taste of Tango session provides an obligation-free introduction to tango for people who drop in to try it out. The class follows on immediately after, from 7.30 – 8.30 pm. If you are available though, our teachers encourage you attend from 7.00 pm for an extra bonus half hour of tango dancing.

Dress: Comfortable neat casual clothes.  Dance shoes are preferable; however you will need shoes that allow you to freely pivot on your feet.  Rubber sole shoes are not good for dancing as they can hurt the knees.

Hygiene: Argentine tango is a close embrace dance, hence the need for good personal hygiene to make the experience enjoyable.

Instructors: Your instructors are Mike and Marzena. Mike and Marzena are experienced dancers and have been running this course for over 5 years. Mike can be contacted via email mhampson@iinet.net.au. 

Guided Practice: The Club also offers practise sessions called "practica". These run on Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 pm and Sundays afternoons between 3 to 5 pm.  We encourage our students to take the opportunity to attend these to cement the key elements of the lessons into muscle memory and to get to know your follow students and other Club members.

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