I’ve never danced in my life… will it be hard?
No. If you can walk you can tango. We make the classes fun and friendly and we encourage students to help each other. The pleasure of tango is all to do with responding to the music – however simply – and your partner, who may be a complete stranger. And, the music is fantastic.
Do I have to wear agonising shoes?
No, no, no! Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes that will not fall off. Leather soles are easier than crepe or rubber – try them out on a wooden floor, can you do the Twist? Ladies you don’t have to wear heels and something with a strap is a good idea, avoid mules and court shoes. We often dance in flat slip-ons or socks when doing new things so that we can feel our feet and be safe.
What about clothes?
Please come to all classes in comfortable clothes. Ladies, if you wear a skirt make sure you can do a big side step in it without being constrained. Please bring low supple shoes (or socks), as well as your normal dance shoes.
Do I need a Partner?
In most cases, no. However, with some more advanced classes you may need to book with a partner to keep numbers even making it possible to attempt more difficult steps and concepts. Generally, you will dance with everyone, all students have a chance to do everything, leading and following, and we are careful to ensure that no one is left out. We use a booking method that limits the numbers in a class so that you will get the best possible instruction. We also try to ensure that the roles are equal in number. However, even when we have equal bookings from both leaders and followers, we cannot guarantee that on the day this will be the case. If role numbers are not equal you will still get good instruction and a chance to dance with everyone.