Learning Argentine tango. Where do I start?

Are you fascinated by passionate and graceful movements of Argentine tango? Thinking to learn it, but not sure if it is really for you and where to start?. Well, here are some tips and common myths revelations for you :).

I never danced anything, it isn't it too late to learn Argentine tango?

You can start learning tango at any age, regardless of whether you had dance experience or not. Social tango does not require any special physical training or skills. Moreover, it does have positive physical, social and psychological effects. 

how to start?

So now, when you know you can dance tango- here are some guidens that can help with smooth introduction to tango world.

Try Argentine Tango Beginners Seminar

If you are not sure whether tango is your thing or not, or maybe your are, but  your partner is in big doubt to sign up for full course. Then one of the best ways to dip your toes into the world of Argentine tango is to attend a beginners’ tango seminar Also, tango seminar is perfect gift or date opportunity :). These seminars are specifically designed to introduce newcomers to the basics of the dance and give you a taste what tango is. Seminars typically span a few hours to a day, making them a great option for those who want to explore tango without a long-term commitment.

Take advantage of Open Weeks at Dance Schools with Free First Classes

Many tango/dance schools and studios have open weeks or open houses when new semester starts, where they offer free introductory classes to prospective students. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a taste of tango without any financial commitment. It is also good opportunity to chose your first tango teacher – everyone has it is own style. Take advantage of these events to see if tango resonates with you. You might just discover your newfound love for this elegant dance style.

Visit Milonga

Consider attending a tango event known as a “milonga“. Milongas are social gatherings where people come together to dance tango, socialise, and immerse themselves in the vibrant tango community. They are not just about dancing; they are an opportunity to connect with other tango enthusiasts, watch experienced dancers, and soak up the authentic tango atmosphere. You’ll witness the diverse styles and interpretations of tango while enjoying the music and camaraderie.

Keep in mind that milongas often have their own etiquettes and codes of conduct, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these customs before attending. Don’t be shy to ask more experienced dancers about dance, as it’s customary to do so.

If you are not dancing yet, normally, you will not be charged for entrance. You can kindly explain it to organiser and they would be happy for you to chill with glass of something and socialise with others.

Sign up for Argentine Tango Beginners Course

If you’re ready to dive deeper into the world of tango, enrolling in a tango course for beginners is a fantastic choice. These courses often run for several weeks or months, allowing you to build a strong foundation in tango technique and style. You’ll have the opportunity to progress at a comfortable pace and connect with fellow learners who share your passion for this dance. Look for local dance studios or community centers that offer these courses.

Take It Easy

Remember that learning Argentine tango is a journey, not a race. It’s perfectly normal to feel a bit overwhelmed or frustrated at times, especially in the beginning. Tango can be intricate, but with patience and dedication, you’ll gradually improve your skills. Don’t rush the process, and allow yourself the time to absorb the beauty of tango at your own pace.

Bring Friends

Having a friend or even group of friends joining you on your tango journey can be both fun and comforting. You can practice together, have something to drink or eat after classes, share the excitement of progress, and provide mutual support. 

If none of your friends is interested- no worries, you gonna make new once on the course :).

In conclusion, starting your journey into Argentine tango can be a delightful adventure filled with passion and self-discovery. Whether you opt for a beginners’ seminar, enroll in a tango course, or attend open weeks at tango schools, remember to take it easy, enjoy the process, and, if possible, bring a friend along to share in the magic of tango. Embrace the sensuality, grace, and connection that tango offers, and let this enchanting dance form become a beautiful part of your life.

Good luck and see you at milonga!