Weekend Tango Workshops

BAILONGO 2! - A Celebration of Argentine Tango in the UK

3-5 December 2004

BAILONGO 2! brings together teachers of tango from all over the UK to give classes and perform in one of the UK's main tango festivals. More importantly it brings dancers from tango centres around the UK to meeting and dance together in Edinburgh. This is the second edition edition of Bailongo, which last year attracted over 130 people from all over the UK. It is organised by Jenny and Ricardo of "Rumbos de Tango", Edinburgh-based tango teachers well known across the UK. OVer 200 people are expected to take classes and attend the ETS Christmas Ball this year.

Jenny Frances and Ricardo Oria

Since beginning to work together two years ago, they have performed and taught all over the UK, in Ireland, Sweden and Spain. They are currently based in Edinburgh, where they teach weekly classes. Expressive and spontaneous in performance, detailed and engaged in teaching, Jenny and Ricardo travel regularly to Buenos Aires to further their training with masters such as los Dinzel. They continue to dance in the sell-out show, The Tango Spell, with Pasodos Dance Company.


Mike Rose and Stephanie Gögelein

They focus on feeling the music, communication with a dance partner, body control and how to enjoy tango. Their progressive system of teaching builds from simple things and how to dance them. Stephanie and Mike have built a growing and friendly tango community in Cambridge through their enthusiasm and passion for teaching.


Richard Manuel and Eleonora Simoes

Having studied with the most renowned tango teachers they developed a "very personal relaxed style". They share a passion for music, which they bring forward through their dance and teaching. They constantly address both leader and follower's roles with precise technical detail, their objective being to achieve an inner body understanding and to open doors to freedom and creativity.


Eduardo Bozzo and Misha

Eduardo has been teaching and performing Tango Argentino around Europe and Latin America including International Festivals in Argentina, Costa Rica, Greece and the UK. He is currently based in Bristol. His interests cover Tango’s traditional forms, as well developing the link between Tango Argentino and another expresive arts. This year he has been working with the company Naked Theater in the play Land of Dust (premiere 16/06/04 in The Tobacco Factory, Bristol).


Jessie Kennedy and Monica Tamariz

They were among the founders of the Edinburgh Tango Society and Jessie has travelled extensively to study tango with the leading maestros. Their teaching emphasizes precision in technique and focuses on the couple relation. In their dance they play with the forces within the couple and with moments of tension and release.


Cesar and Carolina

Cesar & Carolina are a professional dancing couple who unite aesthetics, feelings and diffi cult steps in spectacular choreographies, causing unexpected emotions in the audience, with the passion and the sensual movements of tango. Cesar and Carolina studied ballet, contemporary and folkloristic dance in South America. They have been specializing in tango for the last eight years and have taken classes with Natalia y Gabriel, Roberto Herrera y Osvaldo Zotto. They are dancers of TIEMPO DE TANGO produced by Arte Latino Dance Company based in London as well as performing and teaching around UK and Europe. They appeared in Edinburgh in the 2004 Fringe performing Tiempo de Tango.


Biljana Lipic and Hamza Zeytinoglu

Biljana is a dance teacher, performer and director. She works from an interdisciplinary perspective, encouraging self-expression through body awareness. Biljana is the founder of Tangolab Dance Theatre Group whose most recent work La Milonga Interna premiered at Madeira International Festival in June this year to critical acclaim. Biljana was the first teacher to visit Edinburgh regularly, and one thus one of the founders of the Edinburgh tango scene. Hamza Zeytinoglu was one of the leading figures of the Boston, tangoscene. He is associated with Metin Yazir, Cecilia Gonzalez and Pablo Pugliese. His keywords are connection, rhythm and flow.


Class Information and Booking

All information and booking is available on Rumbos de Tango Website,
or Email: [email protected] or  Tel: 07866 532 026
Please do not use the form below.

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Centre
1 10 - 11.30 Improvers Structure Richard and Eleonora
2 10 - 11.30 Int-Adv Tango Vals Mike and Stephanie
3 12 - 1.30 Improvers Curving moments Jenny and Ricardo
4 12 - 1.30 Int-Adv Surprise Biljana and Hamza
5 2 - 3.30 Improvers Open Tango Eduardo and Misha
6 2 - 3.30 Int-Adv Equilibrium 2 Jessie and Monica
7 4 - 5.30 Improvers Foundations Cesar and Carolina
8 4 - 5.30 Int-Adv Surprise Jenny and Ricardo
9 12 - 1.30 Improvers Surprise Biljana and Hamza
10 12 - 1.30 Int-Adv Creativity in Tango Cesar and Carolina
11 2 - 3.30 Improvers Equilibrium 1 Jessie and Monica
12 2 - 3.30 Int-Adv Surprise Richard and Eleonora
13 4 - 5.30 Improvers Tango Concepts Mike and Stephanie
14 4 - 5.30 Int-Adv Tango Bites and Pirate Hooks Eduardo and Misha


There are many B and Bs in Edinburgh, near the location of the workshops and Ball - Mayfield Road, Dalkeith Road and the Newington Area. There is an Ibis hotel nearby, and 4 YHA Hostels as well as independent hostels.

Try the VisitScotland Website for the B&Bs and local hotels.

Map of Locations. Overview Map

Jenny and Ricardo's Rumbos de Tango Website


The Christmas Ball costs £16 (book here)

See Rumbos de Tango website for full price options

Booking or Information request

Please fill in your details, check classes you are interested in above, and Submit.

Or mail bailongo@edinburghtango.org.uk