Argentine Tango Classes


If you are looking for something exciting, fun, healthy and life changing - then you have found it!

TLC has taught Argentine Tango in Southampton since 1999 and thousands of people have enjoyed the intensity and magic of this dance since then.

If you want to learn this beautiful dance with TLC, please see below for our classes which run throughout the year except at Christmas.
We have a very friendly group where we encourage everyone to dance together. This way, you do not need to book with partners.

As an Absolute Beginner, you can try the Taster class at the start of our 2-monthly beginners courses either on Tuesdays or Weds (see specific dates below), then if you like it (and we are sure you will), you can continue the course.

While Beginners have their course on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, there are classes for Recent Beginners, Improvers and Intermediates which run concurrently with other teachers for those who already dance the Argentine Tango. For the higher class (Level 4) Tracie invites wonderful guest teachers wh
o teach the Level 4 class with her on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The format for Tuesdays and Wednesdays is:
7.45pm      Arrival / registration / dancing / warm up
8pm           Level 1        Beginners Course
8pm           Level 2        Revising simple core elements and technique
8pm           Level 3        Working slightly harder
8pm           Level 4        A challenging class with Tracie & guest teachers
9.30pm     Milonguita +DJs Claire, Debbie, Josephine & Gill until 11pm

The list of our fantastic visiting guest teachers at TLC Tango this year are listed in the Intermediate section - click here


All classes concentrate on the magical Tango music and the connection in close embrace.
Take the chance, it might just change your life!

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Absolute Beginners

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St. Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton. SO14 6QS



2017 Course Dates

Our next Tango taster for Absolute Beginners is
on any of the dates below (ahead of the 2 month course) and there are Tasters at the beginning of every 2 months of the year, so first 2 weeks of Jan, March, May, July, Sept & November:


Tuesday & Wednesdays:

7 & 8 & 14 & 15 March 2017 (8 week course)

Class Start:    8pm
Class Finish: 9.30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm


Cost: £10 taster - redeemed against:
£54  for a discounted 7 week course
£63  for a discounted 8 week course

£72  for a discounted 9 week course


Student Discount: £7 Taster, redeemed against the discounted 8/9 week course fee of £42/£48

(After completing a Beginners course,
NUS students would pay £6 each night
instead of £9, presenting a valid ID)




Level 1: Absolute Beginners:

Please note, unlike Level 2, 3 & 4 which are drop-in classes, the Absolute Beginners class is an 8 or 9 week course and you need to start at one of the taster workshops at the beginning of every 2 monthly period. See opposite for dates.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are run in parallel so it doesn't matter which day you attend - whatever suits you best.

You can join the next Tango taster for Absolute Beginners on any of these dates:

 Tues/ Weds 7/8 &/or 14/15 March 2017

where you can pay £10 for the first class as a taster and then decide to continue the 2 monthly course thereafter (subject to availability).

If you attend the first week of the Taster class, the 2nd week will be a revision and deemed as the 2nd week of the course.  If you attend the 2nd week as a Taster class, you are welcome to attend another week during the 2 month course to catch up on the missing first week.

If you miss a Tuesday night during the course, you can join the Wednesday night course which runs in parallel, or if you miss a whole week, you can join both the Tuesday and the Wednesday class the following week - it's very flexible.

For our Absolute Beginners taster class and course, we assume you know nothing and this is designed for people with 2 (or more) left feet! When you complete the 8/9 week course, you progress into the Level 2 class - see below.

After the classes finish, the lights go down and everyone is encouraged to practise and dance together until 11pm or as long as you want to stay

Places are limited and booking is suggested to secure your place, but you can always turn up on the Taster nights without partners and without booking. All details are held on the next page for information on paying for the Tango Taster night & courses


If you want to see us in action, then please visit us at TLC on a Tuesday or Weds night and ask for Tracie (when she is not teaching!)

Level 2 

Tuesdays at TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton  SO14 6QS

TLC Tango classes take place every

Tuesday & Wednesday (except at Xmas)

Level 2 :  8-9.30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm
Cost: £9 on the door

NUS: £6 on the door


Level 2:
Recent Beginners

This class will focus on technique, your axis (balance) and core elements to enhance your connection with your partner and the music.

Revising the ochos, the cross, simple moves and double time

This is a drop-in class on a weekly basis.

Level 3

Tuesdays at TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton  SO14 6QS


TLC Tango classes take place every

Tuesday & Wednesday (except at Xmas)

Level 3 :  8-9.30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm
Cost: £9 on the door

NUS: £6 on the door



Level 3: Improvers

This is a class for dancers with at least 8 months continual and current experience, or rusty Level 4 Intermediates.
This is a drop-in class on a weekly basis.


Level 4 

Tuesdays at TLC, St Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton  SO14 6QS

TLC Tango classes take place every

Tuesday & Wednesday (except Xmas)


Class Start:   8pm
Class Finish: 9:30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm
Cost: £9 - unless stated otherwise + guest teachers
£3 for dancing after 9.30pm



Level 4 - Intermediates:

For those of you with at least 2 year's regular experience of Argentine Tango, our Level 4 classes are held with Tracie and guest teachers, where you can drop-in on a weekly basis.  Tracie teaches mostly close embrace and the nuances of making a harmonious connection with your partner and the music within the moves

NB Every Wednesday Tracie and Joe Hudson will be teaching the Level 4 class together at TLC, (when there is not a guest teacher) sharing their passion, knowledge and technique

7/8 February            MABEL     £11
28 Feb & 1 March   ISOLDE     £11
21/22 March            MABEL      £11

Learn from these legendary guest teachers who travel all over the world, and you will find new ways of enjoying the dance, connecting with your partner, feeling the music and how to share a wonderful moment:

NB :
If you have had more than 2 months off from learning or dancing Tango, then we would suggest you join a lower level, until you are up to speed with your technique again.


& finally:


It's a step when you walk with your arms together…
It's a hobby when you start walking with people you do and don't know…
It's a dance when you start walking with the music….
It's an art when you get the meaning of it…
It's a way of life once you understand it…
It's a tango.

--Joel Smith, Age 14, July 2002, Polly's Grandson, after dancing tango about six months.