Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Tonight El Abrazo Milonga hosts a taster class of Argentine Tango for total beginners from 7-8pm. Come and discover the simple secrets of this passionate dance. To dance socially we have to create the Tango connection. Thereafter we can communicate with our partners in this beautiful movement language. We walk in unison to interpret the music and will enjoy the first steps of our tango journey. During the class we work in couples, one learning the leader's role while the other learns the follower's role. You can come along with a partner or alone, singles will be partnered with other singles. We cannot guarantee a gender balance but everyone will have a partner to learn with. Please wear comfy shoes, ideally leather/suede soled shoes to allow pivoting. For followers little bit of heel is better than no heel, while for leaders ordinary formal shoes are the best choice.
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 demonstrate different Tango styles and reveal also how this music and dance has come to be enjoyed globally in the 21st century.
After the presentation the evening continues with social dancing in the El Abrazo Milonga with music from Tango DJ Jeff Allan. Those having taken the beginner's class are welcome to stay on and observe how tango is danced by experienced dancers in the formal context of a milonga .
We are Sari Lievonen and Jeff Allan. We work together as tango teachers, performers and event organisers. We have been developing the tango scene in Glasgow for over a decade. Our teaching concentrates on the styles of Argentine Tango best suited to social dancing. If you can walk, like dancing with a partner and enjoy tango music, you will have a stimulating adventure with us as your teachers and guides upon your tango joyrney.