We have compiled and answered a list of the most frequently asked questions about Bournemouth Tango
and what we do. If you require further information, please free to contact us by email or call 07595 397184.
Answers to your questions.
What is Argentine Tango
Argentine Tango is an improvised social dance and a musical genre that originated in
Argentina and Uruguay.
What style of Tango do you teach?
We dance close embrace milonguero style tango and teach tango for social dancing
with the emphasis on connection, simplicity, musicality, creativity and improvisation.
The essence of Argentine Tango is improvisation unlike its highly-stylised ballroom
counterpart. This means that we do not teach sequences or set routines. Instead, we
provide the building blocks and basic skills & techniques (leading/following, posture,
etc.) to let you develop and choreograph your own dance.
I want to learn to dance Argentine Tango but I am a complete
beginner. Do I need to have any dance experience?
Absolutely no dance experience is required. We currently hold 6 week courses for absolute
beginners on Sunday evenings in Bournemouth. We teach to a structured syllabus that assumes
no previous knowledge and you do not need any dance experience at all.
We start at the basics and work our way through the fundamentals and progress through the 6
levels of the course. The class is lively and interactive, so come along, relax and enjoy the
evening. We hope to get you dancing socially at the end of the series, after the final review class.
Do I need a partner?
Not at all, everyone rotate around the class so you get the chance to dance with various partners.
This is a fantastic way to make new friends and socialise with other like minded people. Since
everyone starts the course together, all new dancers are in the same position.
Is there an age limit to learning and dancing tango?
There is no age limit to learning and dancing tango, the love for tango dancing transcend age.
The age range is between 23-65, you will be in good company.
What is the size of the class?
Our lessons are run as semi-private and the class size is limited to a maximum of six couples per
session in order to offer personal attention to each student and maintain the quality of instructions.
When we have more than six couples at any session, we run a second class. As a result of this policy,
we have been able to achieve our objective of getting students to dance in a relatively short time.
Do I need to book?
First we advise that you book for the FREE Taster session to maintain gender balance and also for the
Beginner 6 week course as we limit the number of new intakes to increase your enjoyment. However,
if you are attending the course on a drop-in basis, booking is not required. To book your place on the
next FREE taster session, please email info@firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07595 397184
Do I need to pay for the full 6 weeks?
If you are booking the Absolute Beginners to Improvers-Intermediate and would like to take advantage
of the discounted rate, then you will need to pay for the full course.
How long are the class Sessions?
All classes are for an hour plus an extra hour for guided practice session. We advise that you stay for
the practice session and try our out everything learnt in class in a more relax environment.
Do I need to pay for the full 6 weeks?
If you are booking the Absolute Beginners to Improvers-Intermediate and would like to take
advantage of the discounted rate, then you will need to pay for the full course.
What is the progression through the course?
Absolute Beginner classes through to Improver-Intermediate classes are structured around
6 week courses. Completion of each level of the course enables you to move on to the next
level. However, you may choose to repeat the same level if you need to consolidate the
foundation of tango and manage your progress.
What should I wear?
Please wear something cool, comfortable, loose clothing is recommended. We also advise
wearing footwear that will give support as well as comfort; preferably shoes with low/small heel,
closed toes and leather or smooth material sole.
How much does it cost?
Semi-Private lessons cost £10 per person/session and include two, one hour lessons, Guided
Practica and a Milonguita. The cost of workshops averages about £25 per person, usually about
three hours. Course series (Beginners/Intermediates) meet over the course of 6 weeks and cost
only £50 pre-paid in advance. There is no further obligation to continue. Most people continue
because they truly enjoy the interactivity, the socialization and the fun!