ArtBeat 2016 tango taster classes

Have a go at Tango this ArtBeat Festival

This year we have many opportunities to test out your toes and try new styles at our dance events. Today we’re focusing on our two tango taster sessions.

ArtBeat 2016 Tango Events

ArtBeat 2015 tango taster night at CulturaThis year we have two chances for you to learn some new steps in the Argentine Salon style with Zoe and Darren from Tango Northampton.

Both the events are free, so come along and have a try.

The Tango Taster Class on Saturday 25 June, 1-2pm at Avenue Primary School is a great opportunity to learn some new steps ahead of the Tango and Latino Dance Night on Sunday.

Don’t miss Queens Road’s very own “milonga” Tango and Latino Dance Night on Sunday 26 June, 7:30pm at Cultura. A social Latin dance night featuring Tango and Ceroc, hosted by Tango teachers Darren, Zoe, Anne and friends.

What to Expect

Zoe and Darren led the hugely successful tango night at Cultura last year and are back again to seduce Clarendon Park once more. The buzz in the room was fantastic with about 25 participants dancing their hearts out. Most of the people were beginners and novices, so don’t be afraid to come along and give it a whirl and a twirl.

Sound like something you’d like to try? Or maybe you had such a great time you’ll be back for more! Either way, now’s your chance to twiddle your toes to the most beautiful dance around.

Does it really take two? No way! Come along solo or with friends – no partner necessary to enjoy the ArtBeat taster class or Latin Dance Night. These events are open to all.

About the Instructors

Zoe and Darren have been teaching Tango in Northampton for 3 years. Darren has been dancing Argentine Salon Tango for ten years and Zoe for four. Zoe and Darren have learnt from internationally recognised Salon teachers who teach around the world including in the home of tango: Buenos Aires.

Their Northampton-based club is becoming well established and has a brilliant social scene. We are delighted to have Zoe and Darren here in Leicester to help promote this beautiful dance. If you’re interested in finding out more about local classes, check out Tango Leicester or chat to Zoe and Darren after the taster classes.

Tango History

The internet (Wikipedia) describes tango as: “a dance that has influences from African culture and European. Dances from the candombe ceremonies of former slave peoples helped shape the modern day Tango. The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.”

You can also see some local tango videos on the Leicester Tango website.