Frequently asked questions

+ - What is Argentine Tango?

Argentine tango is a pair dance in which the leader (usually a man) creates his own dance based on the music he hears. Follower (usually a woman) follows his movement and makes him beautiful. Since tango is an improvisation on a melody in the music, invented at the moment, it is not limited to a certain musical style, but is very variable. Two other styles are often danced in addition to the well-known tango with a 4/4 rhythm — the tango waltz is similar to a 3/4 rhythm waltz and the milonga is a brisk and cheerful tango with a 2/4 rhythm (the term milonga also refers to a dance evening of Argentine tango).

A good leader can dance with any tango dancer in the world, while a good follower is able to adapt to any dancer's dance style. This is used at milongas, tango parties that are held all over the world. Tango can quickly find you new friends on all continents where tango is danced. And you won't get bored just like that, because you can always bring new ideas from other dancers to your dance.

Tango is an experience for men, because thanks to their creativity, they can share with the dancer a great feeling of joint movement in connection with the music. Even for a woman, tango is a great experience, because she finally doesn't have to think about anything or organize anything, she just enjoys her man's embrace in the music. In the tango embrace, there is a mutual internal attunement that is very intimate, but at the same time chaste, because the bodies of the dancers always touch only in permitted places. If everything goes well, tango is an ecstatic experience for both dancers that is hard to find in other dances.

Argentine tango (the original, which spread around the world from Argentina) has almost nothing in common with the standard dance, which is known for the rose in the mouth, the significant deviation of the dancers' bodies and the violent jerking of the head. On the contrary, Argentine tango is a gentle dance that does not require much physical effort, and therefore can be successfully danced until a very old age.

+ - How quickly can you learn tango?

Argentine tango is a beautiful and passionate dance that you can enjoy with your partner. But it is not easy because it requires the right technique, posture, connection and musicality. It may take a few months to learn the basics of tango, but you can improve throughout your life. It also depends on how often you exercise, how motivated you are and what your goals are.

If you want to start dancing tango, I recommend you find a quality course where experienced instructors will teach you. You can also be inspired by videos on the Internet, but nothing can replace personal experience and feedback. Tango is also about community, so it's good to visit milongas where you can meet and learn from other dancers.

+ - I know tango from dance classes/I danced competitively, but I want to try the Argentine tango. Should I sign up for beginners or straight away for advanced?

We definitely recommend signing up for beginners. These are different principles of movement, a different technique, and you would needlessly worry about it in an advanced course. If you are interested, you can try the advanced lesson in a trial class.

+ - Am I too old to tango?

No, you're never too old to dance Argentine tango.

+ - What if I can't go regularly?

Lessons take place on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. If you cannot come on the day you signed up for, you can come on another day of the week when the lessons are in session.

+ - Can I apply without a partner?

You can. The presence of a partner is very welcome, but not necessary. Both single men and women often sign up. During the first hours, the situation usually stabilizes at a balanced number of women and men. In addition, part of the teaching is also the rotation of partners, so that everyone practices the discussed material and that no one gets used to the other's mistakes within the same pair.

+ - What is a milonga?

Milonga has at least two meanings:

  • another of the dances of the Río de la Plata region
  • a place where tango, waltz and milonga are danced (just a dance hall)

+ - What clothes and shoes should I wear to the lessons?


The following are suitable: long trousers, polo shirt, shirt, appropriate T-shirt. A suit is not necessary!


The following are suitable: skirts, trousers, leggings, blouses, T-shirts, knee-length dresses


The following are suitable: ankle boots that do not have a rubber sole. In any case, it is advisable to have shoes to change and not to dance in the shoes you came in.


They are suitable: shoes with at least a small heel are ideal. If necessary, it is also possible to dance in thick socks. In any case, it is advisable to have shoes to change and not to dance in the shoes you came in.