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 15th January 2017


from January 10th-March 14th 2017

Practica will start at 7:30 pm and last 30 minutes only. Milonga will start at 8pm as usual.

El Tango Club - DJ Ricardo Oria

28th January, 9pm-1am

For our first El Tango Club of 2017, we have one of Edinburgh's favourite DJs: Mr Ricardo Oria!

Join us for an evening of fantastic music, warm embraces and great atmosphere. Soft drinks served, however, feel free to BYOB. Special baked goodies will be served!

Entry: £8/£5 students and OAP

Venue: Marchmont St Giles Parish Church, 1A Kilgraston Road, EH9 2DW Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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11th-12th March

One of the must go events of the year for many regular Edinburgh dancers, a fabulous weekend of workshops with Eric Jorissen from El Corte, Nijmegen, teaching with Edinburgh local teacher Jessie.

For full programme information and to book, just click on the link:WEEKEND PROGRAMME

10th Edinburgh International Tango Festival

26th - 29th May 2017

Bookings are now open for this very special edition of EITF. This year's artists are:

Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra

Gastón Torelli & Mariana Dragone

Jenny & Ricardo Oria

Sexteto Milonguero

Orquesta Tipica La Juan D'Arienzo

With two balls in Greyfriar Kirk, plus our usual milongas and afternoon tango cafes as well as over 25 workshops for dancers of all levels it will be an amazing celebration of tango.


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Other News

Updated 12th January 2017

NEW: New term of beginners classes starting in January in Edinburgh.

1- Tuesday classes at the Counting House, with Jessie Kennedy and Monica Tamariz. January 10th-March 14th, 6:30-7:30 at the Counting House.To enrol, click on the link:Classes at the Counting House

2- Tuesday Classes at Dancebase, with Jenny and Ricardo. Now sold out!

3- Wednesday classes at Pilrig Church, with Jenny and Ricardo. For more information: Classes at Pilrig Church

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

Next Tango Tea at Queensferry

The next Tango Tea at Queensferry will be held on Sunday 29th January in Queensferry Parish Church Hall from 2.00p.m. until 5.00p.m.

Louise & Willie hope you can make it and we look forward to welcoming you there.

Further details can be found on Facebook.Click here :

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