Lessons

Tango West, established 17 years ago, was instrumental in bringing Tango to Bristol and the surrounding area. It is run by Andrew and Michele. Over the years we've held thousands of classes and put on and DJ'd at over 400 social dances and events.Tango West is the place to come to learn and dance Argentine Tango




All budding Tangueros  just turn up at 6.30pm on Wednesdays
(no need to bring a partner)

6.30-7.30pm New Beginners & recent dancers

This class is suitable for absolute beginners, recent dancers and anyone wishing to refresh their technique....

We will cover: tango movement technique; posture, balance and axis; connection in the embrace: musicality; tango floorcraft and etiquette. Fun, friendly and structured classes with instructors Michele and Andrew.

This week 25th Feb (& the next 2 or 3 weeks)

INOLVIDABLE VALS

There is something about Vals music that makes us want to dance! So come along to this class for an introduction to this delightful dance. Starting with a variety of exercises we'll build up to a nice combination of steps to make our vals flow with the rhythm and melody. We'll work with the orchestras of Canaro, d"Arienzo & de Angelis.

Click here: D'Arienzo's "Inolvidable"

£6  per class or £30 for 6 classes.

7.30-7.45pm practice time.

 


7.45-8.45 Themes & Technique class

This class is suitable for those with a solid understanding of fundamental tango technique. This class will focus on key themes designed to develop your dancing skills and build confidence for social dancing.

 

This week 25th Feb (& the next 2 or 3 weeks)

INOLVIDABLE VALS

We'll begin with some in depth and challenging exercises designed to improve our fluidity and musicality for Vals. Then we'll work on some key elements to put some spring, suspension and that illusive and special cadence into our movements - all this with the magic Valses of de Angelis, d'Arienzo & Calo.

Click here to see how to dance Vals

£8 per class including practica. ( Rewards system in place).



8.45-10.45 Practica for all      £4 

Practica free with second class, or only £2 with first class

Whole evening inc Practica    £10

 


 

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Milongas & Events

 We host regular Milongas (Social Dances) at the Redland Club, Burlington Rd, Bristol BS6 6TN. We aim to create the atmosphere of a Traditional Buenos Aires Milonga: featuring  Golden Age tango music, played in tandas with cortinas...encouraging good floorcraft and the use of tango etiquette, including the cabeceo.

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Andrew and Michele are also very experienced Traditional Tango DJ's having provided the music for literally 100's of Milongas over 15 years. They are available to DJ at your Tango event if you wish.



Click here to see us dancing Tango, Milonga and Vals at the Redland Club




Thank you all for coming to Tango West's Milonga Esta Noche at the   Redland Club on Saturday night, despite other competing events being on; it was a really splendid night. I'm amazed and so gratified  that people are traveling such distances to be with us.

 

Our next social event:

Tango Cafe Domingo   
Sunday March 1st


2 - 7pm  Cost £10 - refreshments inc.

DJ:  Andrew Oldroyd

Tango West's Classic Traditional Sunday afternoon Milonga. Superbly crafted music in Tandas with Cortinas - set in an atmospheric venue.

Click here for Facebook Events page

If you haven't ever been, give it a try on Sunday.



 

The Wednesday evening PRACTICA will continue-
with the following changes
....

8.45 - 10.45pm   £4      next date: 25th Feb

 

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Click here for our 2015 Milonga dates

Since we've just altered some of our 2015 dates, we are laying them all out here on the Home page for you to see.
Remember, always check with the website before turning out for an event, because last minute changes sometimes cannot be avoided

SUNDAY - TANGO CAFE DOMINGO  2 - 7pm  £10
Jan 4th,  Feb 1st,  Mar 1st,  Apr 12th,   May 3rd,
July 5th,  Aug 2nd,  Sept 6th,  Oct 4th,  Nov 1st, 

 

SATURDAY - MILONGA ESTA NOCHE  8pm - 12am  £8
Jan 17th,  Feb 21st,  March 7th,  Apr 18th,  May 23rd, 
Jun 20th,  July 18th,   Sep 19th,  Oct 17th,  Nov 14th,
Dec 19th (Milonga de Navidad)


 

Tango West - bringing Tango to Bristol & the South West for 17 years

 





Forthcoming milongas

Click below

Sun 1 Mar TANGO CAFE DOMINGO
Sat 7 Mar MILONGA ESTA NOCHE
Sun 12 Apr TANGO CAFE DOMINGO
Sat 18 Apr MILONGA ESTA NOCHE