Tango York

Learn Tango Argentino in York with Argentinian Teachers

Emilia Andrada & Benjamin Galian

Dance Tango Argentino 7.00pm until 11.00pm every Tuesday

Tango by Beryl Cook

Holgate Club, 6, New Lane, Acomb, York YO4 4NT  (see directions)

Telephone: 01904 798393

"Tango is a passionate and elegant communication between two people by dancing as one in total harmony to the music"

The classes are every Tuesday

Absolute beginners from - 7.00pm to 7.45pm

Improvers & technique - 7.45pm to 8.45pm

Intermediates - 8.45pm to 9.45pm

Practica - 9.45pm to 11.00pm

Prices: Beginners 5, one session 8/5 student; two sessions 12


The practica offers an environment more focused on learning but with no formal teaching. It is easier to explore new ideas and repeat a difficult move many times, building up speed, smoothness and confidence, trying different ways to make it work and keep the connection. It is only through many repetitions that the subleties of balance, connection and movement can be ingrained, making a practica a valuable tool to anyone who really wants to progress their tango. You should attempt to paint the music onto the floor. The practica is generally regarded as an assisted session, when more experienced dancers may help out beginners or improvers if asked to do so. In a practica, everyone has something to contribute and to learn.

There is none of the formality of a milonga or formal dance, but if there are more women than men then early in the evening it may be sensible to limit your partner to two dances. That way all the women have the opportunity to dance and this makes for a more enjoyable atmosphere. And if women want to ask the men for a dance, then we encourage this as well.

The music played is excellent and tends to concentrate on the more traditional Argentinian orchestras playing tango vals, pure tango and milonga.


Classes are also available in Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, York, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne, Darlington. Contact www.northerntangoacademy.com for further details.