Classes are suitable for all levels of experience and generally follow the same format. You do not need a partner or any dance experience to participate.
The class always starts with a warm up based on walking in a box to develop walking techniques and get you in the Tango mood. We then build up direction and rhythm changes with the music either solo or partnered depending on your circumstances.
The class will be based on one of our core concepts (ocho, sacada, systems of walking or the cross), we will always teach the step from first principle so the those new to tango can learn the step and then move through variations and move complex forms of the step. We adapt the moves so that both solo dancers and couples are able to fully participate.
We have a break at 20.30 to catch up and have a chat, and give notices.
In Person Classes:
The class always starts with a solo warm up based on walking in a box to develop walking techniques and get you in the Tango mood.
We use the the taxi system of dancing so everyone gets to dance. Once partnered we start building up changing direction and rhythms.
The class will be based on one of our core concepts (ocho, sacada, systems of walking or the cross), we will always teach the step from first principle so the those new to tango can learn the step and then move through variations and move complex forms of the step normally finishing with something experimental.
We do not expect every member of the class to be able to do the whole class or remember the whole class. Instead we suggest you stop when you feel like and practice what you have learnt up to that point.
For example we may teach a class on Ochos which will develop into Giros and finishing by adding an independent man’s spin into the giro. Someone new to Tango may learn the Ocho and wish to practice that for the rest of the class, those who have been learning longer may stop after the Giro. When another class covers Ocho those new to tango may then be able to move onto the more complex step. We will come around and help those who have stopped and are practicing.
After the class general music will be played (some tango, some not, please send in requests) and class members are encourage to dance and socialise. This period is not a practica (practice session) and teaching is not allowed in this time, although we encourage you to try new things that you might have seen in this time.
- Every Monday
- 19.30 GMT/UTC Meeting Opens
- 19.45 GMT/UTC Class Begins
- 21.00 GMT/UTC Class Finishes
- Online via Zoom (Contact us for the details)
- Facebook Event
A standalone Milonga in South Wales designed to bring all tango dancers together and build bridges between tango clubs.
We will DJ equal amounts of traditional, nuevo and alternative tango music and we welcome requests.
Until it is safe and we can run an inclusive event this Milonga will be run online using Zoom.
- 1st Friday of every even numbered month
- 2021 Dates: 2nd April, 4th June, 6th Aug, 8th Oct
- 20.30-23.30 GMT/UTC
- Facebook Event
- Online via Zoom (Contact us for details)
Learn to Argentine Tango in a day with a series of workshops that will teach you the basic techniques and moves followed by a practice/social dance known as practilonga.
The workshops will be taught by Chris and Alison of Urban Tango Nights, who have a combined 25 years of dance teaching experience, using their fun and informative teaching techniques.
There will be a series of breaks throughout the day plus a lunch break in which we will provide a picnic buffet.
Here are some reviews from our courses:
“Great day course which I really enjoyed, learnt so much and a lovely lunch. Excellent teachers and hope to attend more lessons. Thank you so much.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to attend! It was a great experience for us. Really recommended 😀 !”
- Next Date to be confirmed.
- 11.00-18.00 GMT/UTC
- Taliesin Create, Swansea University, SA2 8PP
DJ Chris UTN
Chris has DJ’ed at the Grand Benefit Milonga at Kings Weston House in 2018 & 2019 and the Papa Caliente New Years Eve Milonga 2020.
Chris is also part of the NeoTangoTV team and has regular DJ slots.
If you would like Chris to DJ at your event please contact us.