Welcome to the Argentine Tango Society,
Since 2019, our society has been providing weekly Argentine Tango classes to anyone willing to try. This year, we will also be introducing a student practica and more social dancing events which we are sure will add a new dimension to our society.
We believe that learning how to dance tango is a lifelong skill that will allow you to connect with people from all around the world. Dancing tango teaches you how to be confident, social with strangers and comfortable in your own body. As you approach people to dance you will not only impress others, but impress yourself due to how much you are capable of.
Despite being a relatively small society, our aim is to encourage students to take up tango in a warm and encouraging environment. We are confident that new members will soon grow friendships with their fellow tangueros and tangueras. We are open to all students, whether you have a dance background or think you have two left feet, we are confident that together we will kick off your tango journey!
How do we work: TERM 1 2021
(NOTE: This 1st Term is very experimental, and we may change the system in Term 2 if any inconvenience is found with the current system).
To join our lessons, and our society, a few steps are required.
Step 1: You will need to buy the 5GBP membership from our student union website. In all transparency, those funds allow us to organize events and make the society experience more enjoyable; as well as making sure our society has emergency funds (just in case).
Step 2: Every session is charged 4.5GBP, and must be paid in advance. Every penny goes into the teaching fee of our teacher.
Step 3: Show up with good shoes (that can slide on wood), and comfy clothing. Then, enjoy the dance!
We also host special events (sometimes) that we post on Facebook. Though those will mostly come from Term 2 onwards. Our Facebook page is linked on the right-hand side of your screen.
We also have a WhatsApp group, that we recommend any member of our society to join, as this is where we chill and talk news. You will note I did not mention how to join it, as you need to attend the sessions to join it (a reward fit for your effort).
If you want to Contact us, we are most responsive on Messenger and Email. Our Instagram is still out of service for the moment but will hopefully be recommissioned by Term 2.
Tango email : [email protected]
More about Tango:
Tango was conceived in Argentina from the 1880’s to the 1900’s, in a mix of African, Native & European dances, that were danced by immigrants of the working-class suburbs of Buenos Aires & Montevideo. Born out of the harsh daily lives of workers, between factory lives, poverty, crime, or melancholy; people danced it in brothels and bars, to evade reality. At the turn of the century, the art popularized throughout society. Its reputation for being a sexual and inappropriate dance both fascinated and revolted, and the dance became a symbol of rebellion against the then-conservative norms.
Throughout history, many kinds of Tangos have been evolved. The most famous one, the one we are dancing now, is the original Argentine Tango (Tango Argentino). This is the most intimate and pure form of tango, an improvised dance based on a true connection established between the leader and the follower. In our classes, we teach both leading and following roles, so you can choose how you would like to dance.
(Find more info on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tango#Comparison_of_techniques )