Weekend Tango Workshops

Tango Weekend on Loch Tay

16-18 September 2005

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to the ninth 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. Classes will be given this time by visiting teacher Bennie Bartels. 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.

PRIORITY BOOKING will be given to people who could not go on the Spring trip. Since this trip is starting to attract more people than places I think this is the fairest way of manage booking. We also try keep keep a balance of Edinburgh dancers, and visitors, and of course of advance and intermediate /leaders and followers. Currently there are spaces for 4-5 leaders and 2-3 followers

Bennie Bartels

Bennie Bartels is a contemporary dancer and tango teacher from the Netherlands. He has performed in the Edinburgh Festival in several occasions and has become a favourite tango teacher in Edinburgh over the last 6 years. This is his forth time teaching (and swimming) at Firbush.



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

Photos of previous Firbush Trips


No. Day Level Start End Theme Venue Price Select
1 Saturday and Sunday Improver/Intermediat 0:00 0:00 general Firbush
2 Saturday and Sunday Inter/Adv 0:00 0:00 general Firbush

Venue Map and Addresses


The price for this trip is expected to be 110/90. We ask for full payment in advance, which can be returned if a replacement if found inthe event of cancellation. Non-ETS subscribers are asked to join for 10 ( including free CD)

Private and Group Private Classes

No private classes this weekend

Booking or Information request

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

Or mail firbush@edinburghtango.org.uk