Weekend Tango Workshops

Tango Weekend on Loch Tay

3-5 April 2009


The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the fifteenth 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. There is (optional) organised transportation to Firbush. This must be booked in advance.

Jean-Sebastian Rampazzi

"The choreographic world of Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi has no boundaries. Although he initially was from the more traditional school of argentine tango, he now never ceases to open up new avenues and to incorporate his dance, with constant research, into a vast framework: that is one of contemporary dance.Impossible to label him, he uses skill to reveal his sensitivity. The apparent simplicity and ease of his powerful dance form is equaled only by his fluid movements. His creativity is renewed by the unending desire for new challenges. When he produces a show, one can only be bewitched and inspired by the intensity of his commitment. Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi is recognized worldwide as a dancer, naturally, but also as an excellent teacher. He knows how to communicate his musicality, transmit his technique and to infuse others with his explosive energy. In an unfailing way, his generosity also has no limit. JSR is regularly on tour in the USA and Canada (Montreal, San Francisco,New York, Washington DC...) as well as in Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Norway...) and Russia. In Paris he teaches in partnership with Celine and Damian. Collaborating with the duo of musicians Artango and the dancer Cecilia Gonzalez, he is choreographer and interpreter of the performance "Artango, bal-concept".




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


110 per person The price covers accommodation, meals, outdoor activities and 4 hours of tango classes

Private and Group Private Classes

Private classes can be arranged for Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon with Jean-Sebastien. Bookings can be made in advance with Jessie.

Booking or Information request

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

Or mail firbush@edinburghtango.org.uk