TANGO – sourcing information – other events

Unless these are well publicised within your own community – you will need to find ways of networking to source the information


UK Tango Timetable

UK Tango Central

You will still need to be innovative in your research, so try internet searches for specific areas to find out what’s going on.

Many organisers have their own detailed Website which can be viewed regularly.  Contact them and ask to be added to their distribution list, if they have one, so you can receive their email updates and information.

A lot of organisers use Facebook.  You need to join Facebook to be able to access any information.  Tango Groups are not always public forums and can have a ‘Closed Group’.  Just send a request to be added to their Group.

If you are good at observation and reverse engineering, there is a great deal to be found here.

Many events you visit will have an Information Table with advertisements on other events.

Other Events
A sample of events other than regular weekly classes and Milongas are:

Tea Dances – typically held on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday afternoon.  These are open to everyone, and the same advice is given as when attending any Milongas.  They often have a buffet table – heavily geared towards cakes!  Some have a share table where you take something to contribute.

Milongas – this is explained in detail – here

Light refreshments are usually included in the price.

Workshops – commonly on a weekend / Bank Holiday afternoon and will cover a specific subject.  These Workshops will be limited in numbers and, require a gender balance.  It’s far better to arrange and book together with someone you are familiar with.  However, there can be a waiting list for single dancers, just contact the organiser.  More about workshops – here

Weekenders / Festivals
Invariably over a weekend or several days within or outside the UK.  They can be residential if they’re not local to you. These extended events have a variety of visiting teachers, running many different Workshops during the day with evening Milongas.

Evening Milongas are usually open to everybody.  Some however can be ticket only if there is a live band.  Most will have Tango demonstrations at some point.  You pre-book how many activities you want to participate in, and this is then paid for in advance.

Events such as these cater for dancers at varying stages in their Tango.  It will be required that dancers only book onto Workshops that are suitable to their current experience.  If in doubt, ask your teachers which programmes would be suitable, or contact the organisers.

cautionary note – the length of time you have been dancing does not always relate to your suitability when planning to attend any Workshop

Quite often designers will be selling both clothes and shoes.

Tango Holidays
These can be anywhere outside the UK including Buenos Aires.  The length of time varies anything from a few days to a few weeks and you’ll stay in either a hotel, guest house, boat etc.  A full itinery can include classes, workshops, private lessons, Milongas and site seeing.  These will be arranged for the group as a whole.  If you don’t have a dance partner this is ideal for the single person.

Class prior to a Milonga
Usually an open class for anyone on a specific subject.  Just beware that as a result there can be an imbalance of numbers, and they’ll have a taxi-rank system for unattached dancers.  In our experience the evening Milonga may not begin on time, so you can then just watch the remainder of the class until the Milonga begins.

Afternoon Workshop prior to an evening Milonga
These mainly have guest teachers and will be on a specific subject with limited spaces.  It’s quite common for these guest teachers to do a short demonstration in the evening at the Milonga.  There often will be at least a 2 hour break between the Workshop and the start of the evening Milonga.

Private Lessons
Probably the single most effective way of progressing quickly, as the time is dedicated to you and your specific needs and requirements.  More about this – here


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