A few of the questions most students ask before their first tango class..
Can I come alone, or do I need a partner?
As you wish! Some people come with a partner, others with a group of friends, many come alone – don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of people to dance with during the class…
What should I expect from a first class?
We’ll make sure you’re warmed-up before starting anything, then introduce you to the tango embrace. You’ll soon learn that Argentine tango is what you see on TV programmes – it’s much more gentle and sophisticated… and very musical. For your first class, expect to walk a lot, meet people, probably make a few mistakes, and have fun. Ah, and don’t leave without having a glass of wine with us, at the practica or milonga afterwards!
Can I come any time?
Yes, all our classes are drop-in. When new students arrive, we usually work with them a little privately before they join the rest of the class. Because all of our classes are focused on technique rather than a choreographed routine, anyone can join at any time.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes. Clothes you can move freely in. Avoid tight skirts and tops that restrain shoulder movement, but apart from that, it’s pretty free. Plenty of our students come directly after work, and find that most of their work clothes are just fine.
Ladies, do not worry about the heels! Actually, until you are a bit more experienced, flat shoes with a flexible sole are probably best. But again, for a first class and before you find your own style, every thing will do.
Is there something else I should know about tango?
Just one thing: Argentine tango is an improvised dance. Which means that there are not set routines – but a technique to learn, to get the ability to improvise…. It is not about learning routines and throwing legs up in the air as you might have seen in TVs and films. It’s beautiful and glamorous, but can be very gentle and connected. You’ll see, improvising is way more fun than following steps 🙂 See you on the dancefloor.