Weekend Tango Workshops

Tango Weekend on Loch Tay

28-30 March 2008

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the thirteenth 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.

Birkit Wildenburg and Muzaffer Demiray

Biki and Muzaffer started dancing tango together in 1992. They founded their own tango school in late 1994. Since then they have been teaching and performing in and outside the Netherlands.
They like to work with the many different forms of tango, sometimes traditional, but also modern or experimental. Our style is playful, musical and dynamic. They like to play with virtuosity in quick, rhythmical movements as well as showing modesty and suspension in slow motion movements. They find the tango to be full off contrasts (intense/casual, sad/happy, quick/slow, open embrace/closed embrace, traditional/modern…) and hope to express that in their performances.
As teachers they dedicated themelves to gathering a thorough knowledge of the technique of movement and improving their analytic abilities. They regularly use exercises in their classes; body exercises to make certain movements easier or get a better understanding of them, but also for example exercises to stimulate improvisation. Another important ingredient of their teaching is humour. “It is their experience that people learn faster and better if they have fun and enjoy what they are doing…”
Besides teaching they really like to perform, not only at milongas and/or festivals, but also in the theatre. In 1997 we danced for the first time in a theatre production and 7 years later they finally made their dream come true with their tango show “Ensueños de Tango”. With this show they are and will be on tour until halfway through 2007. Besides this tango show they have been on tour with Frankt Groothof (Dutch actor) where they danced and acted in his “musical-theatre-production” for children called Örpheus en de Hellehond van de Hades".




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


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

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Or mail firbush@edinburghtango.org.uk