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 4th October 2019

Milongas at the Counting House

Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-11pm

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

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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

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Updated 4th October 2019

Guided Practica with Diego Converti and Graciela Gamba

Sunday 27th October, 1pm to 5pm

Diego and Graciela dance and teach a beautiful tango salon with an emphasis on musicality and elegance. They are experienced teachers and dancers who have taught tango in Buenos Aires since 2005 and toured internationally since 2011.

1pm to 5pm

Entry is GBP 10 (GBP 8 students)

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

Tango del Jueves Practica

Thursday evenings 19.00 - 22.00

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

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contact: [email protected]

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

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

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