What are we up to this Season?

Summer Season – Pinner, North London

We have a number of classes and workshops available for booking now. These are all running in Pinner. We have the following coming up in June and early July.

Argentine Tango Open Classes Summer Season Part 1 – Pinner

This is a series of open classes, starting on Saturday 6th July running up to 10th Aug (Part 2 will run from 24th Aug – to be confirmed).

These classes are aimed at all levels from recent beginner to intermediate. Each class will review and consolidate what you already know, and help you improve your dancing with new figures, movements and walking patterns, while learning more about musicality and how you can use the music to influence your dance.

Click here for more details about our Argentine Tango Open Classes.

Please note these classes are limited in numbers (max 14 people) due to current venue size, so please book to let me know who’s interested. You don’t have to pay until you attend  :-).

Holiday Dates coming up

Tango hat on a coconut on the beach

Our recent holiday was so good (hiking in the Austrian mountains – 35+ degrees C but still able to walk on snow, oh yes and wine tasting 🙂 ), so part way through Summer  Season, Tango Elegante is going to take another day off. Who knows what we’ll get up to this time 🙂

Therefore, we will not be open on the following dates.

  • 17th August


From late August we are planning to run further open classes and in September we plan to run a couple of Tango taster workshops for anyone who has not yet tried Argentine tango, with a ‘Ten Week to Tango’ beginners/improvers course starting late September. More details to come…

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Oh, and if you are short of a Birthday present for your partner, who has always wanted to learn the Argentine tango, why not book yourselves on one of the courses/workshops starting this year, or maybe even a private lesson? 🙂

I look forward to seeing you soon


Milongas (social dances)

OK, yes it is confusing using the word ‘milonga’ 🙂 Are we talking about a tune, or a dance style? Well, no we’re talking about a type of social dance for Argentine tango dancers. In fact you can dance a milonga (style) to a milonga (tune) at a milonga (social dance). How did this all … Continue reading “Milongas (social dances)”

Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Five

In the fourth part of this series I looked at a popular tune ‘Mimosa’ recorded by the Francisco Canaro Orchestra in 1929, and proceeded to break down the structure of the tango tune in some detail. I showed how the structure broke down into musical phrases, sections, and other components, and how these components repeated … Continue reading “Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Five”

Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Four

In the third part of this series we looked at the Orchesta Tipica, the instruments and how they express different elements of the music. Now we can look at the structure of a tango tune in more detail. I will look at one popular tune ‘Mimosa’ recorded by the Francisco Canaro Orchestra in 1929, hence … Continue reading “Musicality in Tango Dancing – Part Four”

Baking a Tasty Tango

As some of you know I bought myself a bread-maker as a Christmas present, and of course being a man I plunged ahead and started on the first inaugural loaf. I had all the ingredients (well apart from the odd substitute here and there). I had most of the tools required (or thought I did … Continue reading “Baking a Tasty Tango”