Beginner Tango Classes


Please, book you place on the Tango Basics Course.

This course is organisied through Dance House Glasgow

Tel: 0141 552 2442
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We do our best to balance the numbers of followers and leaders in our classes.
You can book your place as a couple or to learn either role. 


Tango Basics; a new beginner's course

Wednesdays 13 September to 29th November

Time; 8.00-9.00pm
Course price: £76 (£64c)
Venue: Scotish Youth Theatre

Teachers; Sari Lievonen & Jeff Allan Read a bit more about the teachers..

Come along and discover the secrets of this wonderful social dance. You will learn the basics of the tango posture, connection and walking technique to enable you to start improvising and dancing this mesmerising dance socially.

What to wear: comfy clothes and smooth, preferably leather/suede soled shoes to allow pivoting and turning.


Beginner's Tango Taster Class & Presentation

Time; Friday 1 December 7-8.30pm
Venue; Centre for Contemporary Art, 350 Sauhiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Price £8/person at the door.

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Discounted Early Bird prices available if you book through Eventbrite..

Our monthly El Abrazo Milonga hosts tonight a taster class of Argentine Tango for total beginners from 7-8pm. Come and discover the simple secrets of this passionate dance. To dance socially we have to create the Tango connection. Thereafter we can communicate with our partners in this beautiful movement language. We walk in unison to interpret the music and will enjoy the first steps of our tango journey.

During the class we work in couples, one learning the leader's role while the other learns the follower's role. You can come along with a partner or alone, singles will be partnered with other singles. We cannot guarantee a gender balance but everyone will have a partner to learn with. Please wear comfy shoes, ideally leather/suede soled shoes to allow pivoting. For followers little bit of heel is better than no heel, while for leaders ordinary formal shoes are the best choice.

The class is followed by a 30-minute long presentation by Glasgow Tango Studio’s co-founders, dance professionals Sari Lievonen and Jeff Allan. They demonstrate different Tango styles and reveal also how this music and dance has come to be enjoyed globally in the 21st century.

After the presentation the evening continues with social dancing in the El Abrazo Milonga with music from Tango DJ Jeff Allan. Those having taken the beginner's class are welcome to stay on and observe how tango is danced by experienced dancers in the formal context of a milonga.

Where to find the classes

The Beginner's Course takes place
at the Scottish Youth Theatre

105 Brunswick Street
G1 1TF

Argentine Tango Classes with Glasgow Tango Studio

Structured classes give you the basics.

Learn to dance tango socially in Glasgow

Learn to dance Tango socially

Learn to dance Argentine Tango in Glasgow with Sari Lievonen and Jeff Allan

What to expect at beginner level

To learn the tango is like learning a new language. We need some vocabulary and the basics of grammar to understand how this amazing movement language works. When danced socially Argentine Tango is an improvised dance based on walking. We will work with posture, connection and walking technique along with introducing you to the basic steps and step combinations. We do not teach you set routines or sequences. You will learn to be creative while communicating with your partner in expressing the classic era tango music.