Edinburgh Tango Society

Tango, the sophisticated and sensual dance from Argentina, is increasing in popularity in Scotland and Edinburgh. Argentine tango is the ultimate, intimate partner dance. It is not the ballroom tango of 'Come Dancing', but an improvised social dance with a rich musical heritage. The Edinburgh Tango Society promotes tango events in Edinburgh and surrounding cities, and organises workshops, practices and dances. Anyone can take the classes whether they have danced before or not. Tango is a challenging and intensely satisfying dance and music, but most importantly it is a social activity. The ETS is a great place to make friends and become part of the international tango community. For those from elsewhere in Scotland, there are now groups organising regular practices and classes in Glasgow, Aberdeen and the Borders.

Next ETS Events

Updated 26th September 2016

Tango Brunch

October 1st

Another great tango Brunch! Great atmosphere, good music, lovely food & warm embraces.

Entry: 6 for food & dancing; 3 dancing only

Venue: The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

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Festivalito with Adrian and Amanda Costa - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

October 7th-9th

The Edinburgh Tango Society is pleased to welcome back Adrian and Amanda Costa

For full details and bookings, check the


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10th Edinburgh International Tango Festival

26th - 29th May 2017

Save the date for this very special edition of EITF

Programme to be announce at the end of this year.

Thanks to everybody who has attended any of the previous editions of our festival. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did, and look forward to seeing you next year.


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Other News

Updated 12th September 2016

Argentine Tango Free Taster Class

with Douglas Cutt

Every Sunday - 5:45 pm-7pm

Don't miss the opportunity to get a free taster class of Argentine Tango. The Edinburgh Tango Society is the only place in Edinburgh where you can try tango completely free of charge! Teacher: Douglas Cutt

Venue: The Counting House, 36W Nicolson Street, EH8 9DD Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What to wear during classes

Check our latest details about our regular social dancing events (milongas)

and practicas in Edinburgh

NEW: Queer Tango Edinburgh

Wednesdays from 7th September 2016

Tango for everyone. Queer is about how we dance.

Louise Tait will be teaching BEGINNERS CLASSES THIS AUTUMN

Lunchtime classes and evening classes

Venue: Epworth Halls, Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square. EH8 9BX

Queer Tango is Argentine Tango danced with open roles. The traditional gender-specific roles are rejected: everyone can lead and everyone can follow; anyone can dance with anyone else. Queer tango is for anyone who wants to play with all that tango can offer. Queer Tango is for those who identify as LGBTQ and all our friends and allies.

Welcome: All sexual identities; All genders

For more information visit www.qte.dance or email info@qte.dance

Next Tango Tea at Dalmeny

Sunday 2nd October 2.00p.m. until 5.00p.m.

Come along and enjoy tango with tea, coffee, cake, nice music, some great tangos in a nice friendly atmosphere.

Please note the slightly later start time

Louise & Willie look forward to welcoming you to Dalmeny for this lovely event

Venue: Dalmeny Church Hall, Main Street, Dalmeny

For more information visit Tango Tea

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