Tango Fundamentals 1

This 6 week course teaches you the fundamental movement patterns of tango and is designed for absolute beginners. We assume no dance experience whatsoever. 

Over the six weeks we will show you the tango posture, teach you how to connect with a partner, and lead you through the basic steps of tango.

Tango is a completely improvised dance, but certain combinations of steps and pivots occur repeatedly and are valuable tools for learning. 

“Tango is so much fun, you owe it to yourself to try it for at least a couple of months!” 

Next course dates

The next Tango Fundamental 1 course dates are:

Wednesdays 5th June - 10th July 2024 (6 weeks), 7.30-8.30pm Register now

Wednesdays 18th September - 2rd October 2024 (6 weeks), 7.30pm-8.30pm

in the Upper Hall at St Paul's Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

£65 per person (£55 for full time students)

Register on your own or with a partner.

If you can't commit to a weekly course, take a look at our 1 day tango intensive workshop for absolute beginners: Zero to Giro on Saturday 19th October 2024, 11am-5pm.


Booking details

Book your place now through our online store. If you have any queries, email us at info@simplytango.co.uk or call us on 07768529332.

We limit the number of couples to ensure individual attention. Our recent courses have been fully subscribed, so please book early to secure your place.

Book on your own or with a partner. 

If you book with a partner your place will be confirmed immediately.

If you book on your own, please state which role you wish to dance (leader or follower) so we can balance the numbers. We will put you on a waiting list until someone from the opposite role books.  

You will not be matched with a specific partner for the course - we change partners often in every class.


What shall I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable in and can move in. There's no need to dress any particular way.

What shoes shall I wear?

If you have them, wear shoes that you can pivot in - i.e., shoes that don't grip to a wooden floor. Leather soled shoes are ideal. For more information about shoes take a look at this blog post: What shoes should I get for tango?

I've danced a bit of tango already. Is this the right course for me?

This course is designed for absolute beginners. Take a look at Which course is right for me? to see exactly what we teach on Tango Fundamentals. If you already know the moves in Fundamentals 1, you may prefer to join Fundamentals 2 or Improvers.

I booked with a partner, do I need to change partners during the class?

We invite couples to change partners often during the class, but you are more than welcome to stay with the partner you booked with for the whole class.

Is there parking at the venue?

There is plenty of on-street car parking on St Paul's Road and Glisson Road. 

There are lots of cycle racks by the church entrance.

How do I book?

Book online through our website

If you have any queries you can email us at info@simplytango.co.uk or call us on 07768529332. We will confirm your place as soon as we receive your payment. 

Any other questions?

Email us if you have any other questions or concerns

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