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 11th August 2016

Summer dates for the ETS events: see venue change

Tuesday 26/07 is the last ETS milonga at the Counting House. Tuesdays in August are cancelled, starting again in September.

Milongas on Sundays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th will take place at the Merlin, 168 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4PU

Tango Brunch- September edition!

Saturday, 3rd September 12-5pm

The Tango Brunch is back! As usual: great atmosphere, great food, lovely chats and great dances.

Entry: £6 for food and dancing; £3 for dancing only.

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Firbush Tango Weekend

September 23rd-25th

The Edinburgh Tango Society (ETS) invites you to a weekend of tango and outdoor activities at the Firbush loch-side activities centre on beautiful Loch Tay.

Price: £120 (£110 for Edinburgh University Students only)

Minibus: £21.50

If you are a University of Edinburgh Student, please send an email to book: anto@tangocelsius.com

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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

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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

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Updated 28th July 2016

Cafe Baile

Tuesdays 9, 16 & 23 August. 7pm-11pm

Pick of the Fringe showcase of the best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts are selected to amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances. You'll also get the chance to try new dance styles with a short dance taster session or two, join in Argentinian tango-dancing, or you can just sit and enjoy. In its fourth year, previous Cafe Bailes have seen many award winners appear to give a delightful evening of movement, skill, fun, dexterity and drama.

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Venue: Lauriston Hall (Venue 163) 28 Lauriston Street, EH3 9 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Entry: £9 (£7 concessions)

Tango Summer School - with Jenny and Ricardo Oria

August 24th- September 1st


Course 1 - Everything that turns. Better dancers can turn well. We will cover at comfortable lead & follow, balance and technique in giros and turns.

Weds 24th (part 1) & 31st Aug (part 2) - 6.35pm-8pm

Course 2- Everything Musical. Take your dance up a level by improving musicality. Covering dynamics, leading, timing, adornments and pauses.

Weds 24th (part 1) & 31st Aug (part 2) - 8.05-9.30pm

Leaders & Followers Technique Workshops:

Thurs 25th Aug & 1st Sept - 8.30pm-10pm

Thurs 25th Aug - Technique for Followers (all welcome)

Thurs 1st Sept - Technique for Leaders (all welcome)

Level: - To stretch & include improver, intermediate & more experienced dancers. 1 Workshop = £14 | 2+ workshops = £12 per w’shop Course (2 workshops) = £24

Venue: Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall, Pilrig St, Edinburgh

For Bookings and payments please email embrace@oriatango.com


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

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