Beginner Tango Classes


Booking your class.

You may book in person at any of our tango events or by contacting Sari

Tel: 07495 522377
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We do our best to balance the numbers of followers and leaders in our classes. Booking your place helps us to achieve this. You can book as a couple or to learn either role.

Booked courses or single classes need to be paid in advance to reserve your place.
If you have taken tango classes previously and would like to revise your basics you can book for individual classes as as couple.


Tango Taster Class


Friday 7th December
Beginner's Tango Taster Class & Presentation

Come and discover the simple secrets of this passionate dance.
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 will demonstrate different Tango styles and reveal also how this music and dance has come to be enjoyed globally in the 21st century.

Book your place through Eventbrite here..

This event takes place in the Clubroom which is located in the second floor in the CCA. 350 Sauchiehall St. G2 3JD


7.00 - 8.00pm Beginner's Taster Class
8.00-8.30pm Presentation of Tango Styles
8.30-11.00pm El Abrazo Milonga (formal social dance event)

Early bird - Couple £12 / Early Bird - Follower £5.80 / Early Bird Leader £5.80




Beginner's 8-week Tango Foundation Course

September 15th - November 3rd

Class time 12.30-1.25pm
Course Price: £52
Teachers Sari Lievonen & Jeff Allan Read more about the teachers..

Individual classes: £15/couple
If you have taken tango classes previously and would like to revise your basics you can book for individual classes as a couple.

You can also book this course through Eventbrite..

The Scout Hall 76 Kelbourne St. Glasgow. G20 8PR
View a map for the venue here..


Beginner's 6-week Learn to Dance Argentine Tango Course

September  3rd - October 8th

Class time 7.00 -8.00pm
Course Price: £40
Drop in is available for the first two classes of the course
Individual classes £7.50
You can also book this course through Eventbrite.. 

Teachers Jeff Allan & Caroline Millet

The Dance Factory 142 Calder St, Glasgow G42 7QP
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These two courses are ideal for complete beginner’s wishing to start on the Argentine tango adventure.

Come along to our beginner’s course and discover the secrets of this beautiful social dance. We will start by learning the right posture, connection and walking technique to enable you to build up a proper foundation for your tango skills.

We teach you the style of tango best suited to dancing socially, aiming for a fully improvised dialogue between the dance partners. With us you won’t need to memorise routines but will learn skills to be creative with your dancing. Once you have acquired the basics, you can look forward to joining our informal social dance sessions, referred to as a Practica. Once you feel confident with your dance and floor-craft skills in the Practica environment, you will enjoy attending the more formal dances known as Milongas.

What to wear: comfy clothes and smooth, preferably leather/suede soled shoes to allow pivoting and turning, please avoid textured soles. We recommend that ladies wear shoes with low or medium size heels rather than flat shoes or shoes with high heels. Shoes should stay well on your feet.

You can book your place as a couple or as a single follower or leader. We do our best to balance the numbers of leaders and followers thus places for singles will fill up quickly. Please, book early to avoid disappointment. If you are booking as a single female follower you may be partnered up with another female who has signed up to learn to lead. Usually these ladies are already experienced tango dancers as followers which tends to be an advantage in learning to lead.

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.