Let us ignite your passion for the dark side! Tango can be full of intensity, but also playful and full of fun. We can set you on a pathway to change your life!

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

If you want to learn this beautiful dance with our expert teachers at TLC, please see below for our classes for all levels, which run on Tuesdays & Wednesdays 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, but you can if you wish.

We also regularly host internationally renowned guest teachers; for the weekly Level 4 classes, and weekend workshops.  These include:

Look out for our Saturday Milongas (party nights) on the Events page, as well as the annual TLC Ball at Winchester Guildhall. You’ll also find the TLC Tango Facebook group a useful page to visit.

We also have vouchers available to purchase as a gift, for any of our courses or individual classes.

Rough Guide to our Tango Class Levels

Absolute Beginners

An 8 week course (not a drop-in class).

The first week of each course is a Taster class.

More Info

Beginners Plus

Drop-in classes.

For those who have recently completed the 8 week Level 1 course

Improvers

Drop-in classes.

For those who have been dancing tango regularly for approximately 8 months.

Intermediate / Advanced

Drop-in classes.

For those who have danced tango for approximately 2 years or more.

Tuesday Tango

Details

Tuesday tango is at the TLC studio.

Level 1 is only available as a course (beginning with a taster class).  We teach Levels 2, 3 & 4 concurrently with different teachers according to experience, followed by a very friendly social after 9.30pm where we all dance together until 11pm.  All classes are drop-in and pay on the door so no need to book.  If you haven’t been to TLC before, please ask Tracie to advise on which class you should take.  No partner is necessary.

Prices

  • £9 on the door (price varies on Guest Teacher Dates – see below).
  • £6 concessions (NUS & IoW). ID required on the door.
  • Discounts – pay only £5 on the Wednesday if attending both nights in one week

Further discounts are available with our monthly subscriptions.

Class and social dance schedule
TimeWhat’s on
7.30-8.00pmArrival / registration / dancing / warm up (music playing)
8.00-9.30pmLevel 1: Beginners Course
8.00-9.30pmLevel 2: Beginners Plus
8.00-9.30pmLevel 3: Improvers
8.00-9.30pmLevel 4: Intermediate/Advanced with Tracie & guest teachers
9.30-11.00pmMilonguita: Social / practice dancing with DJs Claire, Debbie, Josephine & Charles

Wednesday Tango

Details

Wednesday tango is at the TLC studio.

We now have an exciting new structure on Wednesdays with back to back classes for Levels 2, 3 & 4.  (We only have the beginners courses on Tuesdays).  All  classes  are on a drop-in, pay on the door basis, so there is no need to book (except when we have guest teachers).  If you haven’t been to TLC before, please ask Tracie to advise on which class you should take.  No partner is necessary.

Prices

  •  £9 on the door (price varies on Guest Teacher Dates – see below).
  • £6 concessions (NUS & IoW). ID required on the door.
  • Discounts – pay only £5 on the Wednesday if attending both nights in one week

Further discounts are available with our monthly subscriptions.

Class and social dance schedule
TimeWhat’s on
7.30-8.30pmLevel 2/3: Beginners Plus / Improvers
8.30-9.00pmPractica (assisted practice with music)
9.00-10.15pmLevel 4: Intermediate / Advanced with Joe & Tracie
10.15-11.00pmMilonguita: Social / practice dancing for all

Guest Teacher and Theme Nights

We regularly host internationally renowned guest teachers.  The next few special classes are shown here.

Tue 28 Nov: Tuesday Tango Classes Paul Vossen

Wed 29 Nov: Wednesday Tango Classes Paul Vossen

Tue 12 Dec: Tuesday Tango Classes Los Ocampo Xmas Party

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