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 16th July 2019

TANGO IN AUGUST

All change!

As the Edinburgh festival comes around again, August venues change, so please check the calender (right) for any last-minute updates

Sunday 28th July: Counting House

Tuesday 30th July: Max-30 Milonga

Thursday 1st August: Tango del Jueves - extended

Sunday 4th August: ETS at Charteris

Tuesday 6th August: Max-30 Milonga

Thursday 8th August: Tango del Jueves - extended

Sunday 11th August: ETS at Charteris

Tuesday 13th August: Max-30 Milonga

Thursday 15th August: Tango del Jueves - extended

Sunday 18th August: ETS at Charteris

Tuesday 20th August: Max-30 Milonga

Thursday 22nd August: Tango del Jueves - extended

Friday 23rd August: Tango Effect

Sunday 25th August: ETS at Charteris

Tuesday 27th August: ETS Counting House

Thursday 29nd August: Tango del Jueves

Sunday 1st September: ETS Counting House

Julio Balmaceda and Virginia Vasconi in Edinburgh

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd November

An intensive learning weekend with this world-class couple from Buenos Aires.

Details to be announced.

Milongas at the Counting House

Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-11pm

All milongas at the Counting House start at 7pm Amazing atmosphere, warm embraces.

Local Djs

Free Argentine Tango taster class (for complete beginners) with Douglas Cutt every Sunday at 6pm

Entry: GBP 3, drinks available from the bar downstairs.

Counting House, 38 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD

Other News

Updated 16th July 2019

Venues for August

August

Venues change in August (and at the end of July)

Counting House: 38 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DD

Max30 Milonga: The Space at Dalry, 183 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2EB

Tango del Jueves: Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR

ETS at Charteris: Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR

Tango Effect: Broughton St Mary's Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Cres, Edinburgh EH3 6NE

Tango del Jueves Practica

Thursday evenings 19.00 - 21.30

Tango del jueves is our new community run, not for profit, Argentine Tango practica

We aim to provide a safe and friendly place where dancers at all stages on their tango journey, can practice, dance, catch up with fellow tangueros/tangueras and come together to share and contribute to the running of the practica. We would love to hear from you if you would like to help with hosting or meeting and greeting our dancers.

We're also hoping you will share your favourite tango tunes or even practice your DJ skills

Entry: GBP 4

Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138-140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR

fb: Tango del Jueves

contact: [email protected]

Max-30 Festival Milonga

Tuesday evenings 19.30 - midnight

Friendly and informal Milonga combining food and dance.

Baked potatoes from 7,30 pm and finishing around Midnigh

Please bring what you'd like to drink and invite who you'd most like to dance with.

We're also hoping you will share your favourite tango tunes or even practice your DJ skills

Entry: Donations gratefully accepted.

The Space at Dalry 183 Creative and Cultural Hub

183 Dalry Rd Edinburgh EH11 2EB;

The venue holds a maximum of 30 people so please arrive early to be assured a place.

If you want to reserve a place then please call or text Iain Shaw on 00447920425955 or

For tickets through EventBrite

Edinburgh Tango Friday Milonga

From Friday 29th March 2019, 8pm to midnight

The new monthly Friday night milonga in central Edinburgh hosted by Jar and John

March 29th

April 26th

June 21st

July 12th

August 23rd

September 13th

October 11th

Entrance: GBP 8/5 students

Bring your own booze, and light snacks will be provided

Venue: Broughton St Mary's Parish Church, 12 Bellevue Cres, Edinburgh EH3 6NE

Tango Effect web page

Visitors to Edinburgh from Scotland, the UK and overseas please click here

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