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Brisbane Tango FAQ

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions that people ask in relation to tango.

No. Some general dance experience may help with such things as balance, but then so will having practiced yoga or played a sport. Many people have started with no or little previous dance experience and have become accomplished tango dancers.

No. Tango is based on simple movements such as walking with your partner to the music, and therefore can be performed effectively by most people.

Argentine tango is very different to ballroom dancing. They have very separate histories, different means of lead and follow, different posture and embrace, and the music is different.

In recent years there has been the introduction of some competition for the purposes of promotion but this is not normal. Tango is not a competition pursuit but rather a social one, where people meet to socialise and dance to music they enjoy. Tango is about dancing for yourself and your partner.

It is not necessary to attend our tango classes with someone. Even if you attend a class with a partner, we recommend that you rotate and practice dancing with other people as it helps learn correct techniques for leading & following.

Clothes:  For lessons and classes we recommend you wear comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement.

Shoes:  Shoes need to be comfortable that are secure on the foot and don’t ‘slip off’. Ideally the shoes should have a leather, suede or hard sole that allows you to pivot on a wooden floor.

Please Note:  Tango is a dance that brings you into close physical contact with other people. Please consider their comfort by ensuring you are clean and dressed appropriately.

There are a number of milongas (social tango dances) and practicas (less formal events where you can practice your tango) that run most days of the week in Brisbane. Check the TangoNut website for a complete list of events.

Yes. Gift Certificates can be purchased for individuals or couples and tailored to suit your needs. Click here for further information.

The word “milonga” has two meanings. It may be the dance rythm (2/4 time), or a tango social dance.

At a milonga, music is played in sets called “tandas.” Usually three or four songs are played by the same orchestra followed by the “cortina” which signals the end of the tanda. If you ask someone to dance (and they accept), it is generally expected that it will be for the entire (or remainder of the) tanda.

A cortina is unique to each DJ. Some will use the same cortina for the entire evening and others will use a different one after each tanda. The important thing is that it is clear that the tanda has finished.

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