Weekend Tango Workshops

Tango Weekend on Loch Tay

19-21 September 2008

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the fourteenth weekend of tango and outdoor activities at the loch-side activities centre on Loch Tay. This is a residential centre, full catered with facilities and instruction for outdoor activities such as skiing, canoeing, mountain biking etc, yoga, and a bar and dance floor for the evening/night. The weekend starts on Friday night and ends Sunday afternoon, and will include tango workshops in the morning and evening, dancing at night and outdoor activities in the day time. There is spaces for 37 guests, open to dancers from Scotland and visitors from the UK and abroad: we especially welcome visitors. The price covers accommodation, meals, outdoor activities and 4 hours of tango classes.The places will go on a first come first served basis open to all levels of dancers with at least 1 year experience. For the lessons the group will be split in two, both groups having 1 1/2 hour morning lessons on Saturday and Sunday, and each group having 1 hour on either Friday or Saturday.

Hugo Carrasco and Monica Marcich

Monica Marcich and Hugo Carrasco met in 2005 to form a perfect Tango duo; with prior experience in dancing as well as teaching internationally and in Argentina, they hold over 10years of dancing experience. While performing together, Monica and Hugo realized the possibilities of creating various, distinct and unique shows in the Buenos Aires area and on a larger scale, in Argentina; taking them to: Homero Manzi (Av. San Juan 3601), Café Tortoni (Av. De Mayo 825) and Café Ideal, typical Tango locals where they can still be found dancing today! As time progressed and word spread Monica and Hugo began to travel to Chile and Italy, where they found great success in: Italy, P.D. (Tango Festival), Bologna (Tango Mania Summer and Buskergarden), Viareggio (Tango Festival); branching to other western European cities as Roma, Sienna, Verona, Lugano (New Style Dance) and Basel (Totem Dances). In addition to the international recognition of European festivals and studios they are also part of the Esquela Argentina del Tango (Bs.As.); were they teach and dance!




1 hour Class for group 1



Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1


Outdoor activities


1 hour class for group 2
Dancing all night



Dance Classes 9:30-11 11:30-1


Packed Lunch
Outdoor activties or Dancing
Tea 4pm
Return to Edinburgh from 4:30pm

Please be aware that there is no public transport to Loch Tay - the nearest train station is 20 miles away and there are no buses on Sunday. If you need a lift, then we can help arrange it, but if youare booking flights to Edinburgh please make sure that they get here in time, and leave late enough to allow for a 2 Hour journey.

VR Panorama of Firbush and Loch Tay - Needs Quicktime 252Kb

If you are taking the minibus from the Sports Centre on the Pleasance, then here is a map of how to get their from the Market St Entrance of Waverley Station

Photos of previous Firbush Trips


No. Day Level Start End Theme Venue Price Select
1 Saturday and Sunday Improver 0:00 0:00 Firbush
2 Saturday and Sunday Advanced 0:00 0:00 Firbush

Venue Map and Addresses


The cost for the weekend is £110. We ask for full payment in advance, which can be returned if a replacement if found in the event of cancellation

Booking or Information request

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

Or mail bookings@edinburghtango.org.uk