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Argentine Tango Society

Argentine Tango Society

Welcome to the Warwick Argentine Tango Society page! We are a fun, friendly and inclusive society that simply want to share the joy of Argentine Tango with as many people as possible. Whether you have been dancing for years, or have never moved to a rhythm before, our society/adorable wee family offers something for everyone!

Like our Facebook page/join our Facebook group/follow us on Instagram to keep up to date on lessons and socials.

Listen to our Spotify for musical inspiration!

Classes

Classes take place twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. We have Fundamentals classes followed by either Improvers or Practicas (when we play tango music and you can put what you’ve learnt from the lesson to practice).

Our Improvers classes are usually based on a skill that we will have developed the basics of in the Fundamentals class - so while we recommend definitely coming to Fundamentals if you are a beginner you are also welcome to stay for the Improvers after (and vice versa improvers can always work on their fundamentals, they are usually the hardest to master)!

Here is what a typical week looks like:

Monday: 18:00-19:00 Fundamentals,

                19:00-19:30 Practica 

 

Thursday: 19:00-20:30 Improvers 

                   20:30-21:00 Practica 

 

Check out our socials linked above to find the full timetable and location of the classes, or send us an email and we can tell you.

Everyone is welcome - whether you're the next Tango Maestro or you think you have two left feet (plot twist - you don't!).

We also have a good split between undergraduates & postgraduates so you're sure to fit right in whoever you are!

 

Payments

Membership: £4.50 standard membership/£5.50 associate membership (pay at the bottom of the page!)

Welcome Week and Week 1 tasters are free!

Either bring cash or use the links below:

NON MEMBERS

MEMBERS

NON STUDENTS

NOTE - there is a 10p transaction fee for online class purchases!

Lesson packs can be used throught the year - so no need to worry about using them all in 1 term!

Socials

With Argentine Tango being a social dance, we are proud to combine the dance with meeting up and socialising. Here are some of the things we get up to:

  • We organise non-dancing socials including movie & potluck nights, game nights, quiz nights and more!
  • We run our own milongas (social dances – ultimately what we dance tango for!) twice a term on campus where we invite members from neighbouring societies and universities, supply drinks and refreshments, and everyone has a great time! These milongas are a great way to see what Tango is all about but in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere
  • As well as hosting our milongas, we visit others across the UK and internationally too, including but not exclusive to UK Tango Festival, Che London, Oxford, Warwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Porto, Corfu,  - the list is endless!

Performances, Collaborations, and Other Activities

We participate in several performances throughout the academic year - including Pizazz, the Pro Bono Talent Show, Warwick Blackout, and more!

We collaborate with other societies to deliver exciting events and socials, such as our exchange workshops with Warwick Salsa and Latin & Ballroom.

We have organised and participated in professional photoshoots, both on and off campus, where our members posed as models for tango photos.

During Term 3 of the 2018/19 academic year, we organised our very first Tango De-Stress session, a free taster session to members and non-members with the aim of relieving exam stress through tango.

 

The exec (2023/24)

President: Manvir Dobb

Secretary: Tamyla Jawahir

Treasurer: May Robinson

Social Dudes: Glen Guyver-Fletcher, Adam Szypula

 

FAQ

Joining a new society can be intimidating, we get it! Here are some of the common concerns we've encountered, but if the following list doesn't answer your question you can always pop us a message (we don't bite, we promise!)

 

“I’ve never danced before!”

That's alright! Most of our members join with zero prior dance experience. Our teachers have years and years of experience and know exactly how to structure a lesson for even the freshest beginners. Give it a go and you may just surprise yourself!

 

“What do I wear?”

Whatever you're comfortable in, really! Put on your dance shoes if you happen to have any, but if not, cotton socks or sneakers do just fine.

 

“Do I have to attend all the lessons?”

No! You can be a member of the society and come to lessons whenever it suits you. Of course, we do encourage you to attend as actively as possible, as we slowly but steadily build up our technique and abilities with every lesson. Don't worry if you have to miss a lesson though - our teachers, exec and other members are more than happy to catch you up to speed at the next lesson or practica.

 

Hope to see you all soon and don't forget to join the society!

 

Resources

  • Constitution

    This is the Constitution of Warwick Argentine Tango Society as approved on 31st March 2020.

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