What we're about

Tango Essence is all about learning and enjoying traditional Argentine Tango in Swansea.

We run a weekly class and practica for all levels of ability at Holy Trinity Church in Sketty Park, Swansea. We invite visiting top quality teachers from the U.K. and abroad for weekend workshops, and also host a popular milonga in Swansea which attracts dancers from Cardiff, West Wales and Brecon as well as the Swansea area. We have been established in Swansea since 2011 and are a friendly group of people with a wide range of ages and experience, drawn together by our love for the dance and music of traditional Argentine Tango.

About us

Tango Essence is a team endeavour. We created it out of our passion for tango, and our wish to help grow a thriving, viable and high quality tango community in Swansea. As the teaching team, we offer our time and experience for free. Income from classes and milongas pays for hall rentals, equipment, increasing our music library, and covering website and advertising costs. Any remaining profit subsidises events with visiting teachers brought in for the benefit of the whole Swansea tango community. The Tango Essence team are all qualified and experienced teachers in various fields in our professional lives, and bring a commitment to creating a fun and safe environment for learning in which each person can develop at their own rate.

About our Tango classes

Traditional Argentinian Tango is a dance of feeling and connection. In a Tango Essence class we focus on building good technique, musicality and the ability to improvise with the music. Our classes are friendly and fun, and there’s no need to bring a partner! Our regular weekly class is on Wednesday evenings at Holy Trinity Church, Parkway, Sketty SA2 8JQ, from 7.00pm-8.30pm, followed by a practica till 10pm. Cost for the class and practica is £6. We don't have separate beginners and improvers classes, as we find the best way to learn is in a mixed group. Dancers of many years experience always need to continue refining the basics of walking, embrace and good technique, and beginners are helped by dancing with people more experienced. So we start the class at a level suitable for all, including new beginners, and gradually progress in complexity and challenge. This way we can adapt each class depending on the abilities of those attending. Beginners can follow for as long as they wish, and continue then to practice and consolidate more basic skills if they find the new material too demanding.

Most months we also so have visiting teachers and social dances. Have a look at our website (https://www.tangoessence.co.uk/events/) to see all that's going on.

"Dancing tango is the most fantastic stress reliever. Whatever else is going on, when I dance, I can only think about what I am doing and it always makes me feel happy."

"Our venture into the world of traditional Argentine Tango has provided us with a social, musical and dance experience like no other. The unpressured and supportive style of the Tango Essence classes provides a relaxed learning environment that embodies the traditional style of dance with emphasis on enjoyment and social interaction."

Upcoming events (5+)

Argentinian Tango Class

Holy Trinity Church

We're a friendly and welcoming group of tango-lovers, ranging in age from students to pensioners, with abilities from complete beginner to many years experience. If you're not sure whether it's for you, you're welcome to come and meet us and watch the class. This is our usual schedule, but it can vary, with beginners starting at 7pm some weeks, so get in touch before you come the first time. 7.00pm-8.30pm The class will start at a level suitable for all including new beginners, and gradually progress in complexity and challenge. Beginners can follow for as long as they wish, and continue then to practice and consolidate more basic skills if they find the new material too demanding. [masked] Practica ; a chance to enjoy dancing, socialising, watching and experimenting with the material presented in class. More experienced dancers are available to help the newer ones, so you can get out on the dance floor right from your first class – or just sit and enjoy the music There’s no need to bring a partner. Wear soft-soled shoes with a sole which allows pivoting, if you don’t have anything suitable then socks will do. Cost; £6/(£4 unwaged) for class and practica http://www.tangoessence.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/tangoessence

Argentinian Tango Class

Holy Trinity Church

We're a friendly and welcoming group of tango-lovers, ranging in age from students to pensioners, with abilities from complete beginner to many years experience. If you're not sure whether it's for you, you're welcome to come and meet us and watch the class. This is our usual schedule, but it can vary, with beginners starting at 7pm some weeks, so get in touch before you come the first time. 7.00pm-8.30pm The class will start at a level suitable for all including new beginners, and gradually progress in complexity and challenge. Beginners can follow for as long as they wish, and continue then to practice and consolidate more basic skills if they find the new material too demanding. [masked] Practica ; a chance to enjoy dancing, socialising, watching and experimenting with the material presented in class. More experienced dancers are available to help the newer ones, so you can get out on the dance floor right from your first class – or just sit and enjoy the music There’s no need to bring a partner. Wear soft-soled shoes with a sole which allows pivoting, if you don’t have anything suitable then socks will do. Cost; £6/(£4 unwaged) for class and practica http://www.tangoessence.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/tangoessence

Argentinian Tango Class

Holy Trinity Church

We're a friendly and welcoming group of tango-lovers, ranging in age from students to pensioners, with abilities from complete beginner to many years experience. If you're not sure whether it's for you, you're welcome to come and meet us and watch the class. This is our usual schedule, but it can vary, with beginners starting at 7pm some weeks, so get in touch before you come the first time. 7.00pm-8.30pm The class will start at a level suitable for all including new beginners, and gradually progress in complexity and challenge. Beginners can follow for as long as they wish, and continue then to practice and consolidate more basic skills if they find the new material too demanding. [masked] Practica ; a chance to enjoy dancing, socialising, watching and experimenting with the material presented in class. More experienced dancers are available to help the newer ones, so you can get out on the dance floor right from your first class – or just sit and enjoy the music There’s no need to bring a partner. Wear soft-soled shoes with a sole which allows pivoting, if you don’t have anything suitable then socks will do. Cost; £6/(£4 unwaged) for class and practica http://www.tangoessence.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/tangoessence

Argentinian Tango Class

Holy Trinity Church

We're a friendly and welcoming group of tango-lovers, ranging in age from students to pensioners, with abilities from complete beginner to many years experience. If you're not sure whether it's for you, you're welcome to come and meet us and watch the class. This is our usual schedule, but it can vary, with beginners starting at 7pm some weeks, so get in touch before you come the first time. 7.00pm-8.30pm The class will start at a level suitable for all including new beginners, and gradually progress in complexity and challenge. Beginners can follow for as long as they wish, and continue then to practice and consolidate more basic skills if they find the new material too demanding. [masked] Practica ; a chance to enjoy dancing, socialising, watching and experimenting with the material presented in class. More experienced dancers are available to help the newer ones, so you can get out on the dance floor right from your first class – or just sit and enjoy the music There’s no need to bring a partner. Wear soft-soled shoes with a sole which allows pivoting, if you don’t have anything suitable then socks will do. Cost; £6/(£4 unwaged) for class and practica http://www.tangoessence.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/tangoessence

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Argentinian Tango Class

Holy Trinity Church

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