Argentine Tango Classes

St. Barnabas Church Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton. SO14 6QS
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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 Improvers and Intermediates which run concurrently with other teachers for those who already dance the Argentine Tango. For the higher class (Level 3) Tracie invites wonderful guest teachers wh
o teach the Level 3 class with her on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The format for Tuesdays and Wednesdays are identical
7.45pm        Level 1        Beginners Course
7.45pm        Level 2        Simple moves working on technique
7.45pm        Level 3       A challenging class with Tracie & guest teachers
9.30pm        Milonguita    with DJ Tracie  until 11pm

Take the chance, it might just change your life!

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Absolute Beginners

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



2015 Course Dates

Our next Tango taster for Absolute Beginners is on:


Tues 5/12 May - 30 June (9 week course)

Weds 6/13 May - 1 July (9 week course)

Tues 7/14 July - 25 August (8 week course)

Weds 8/15 July - 26 August (8 week course)

Tues 1/8 Sept - 27 oct (9 week course)

Weds 2/9 Sept - 28 Oct (9 week course)

Tues 3/10 Nov - 15 Dec (7 week course)

Weds 4/11 Nov - 16 Dec (7 week course


Tuesday & Wednesday
Class Start:
Class Finish: 9.30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm


Cost: £10 taster or £63 for a 8 week course
Cost: £10 taster or £72 for a 9 week course
discounted course fee


Student Discount: £7 Taster  and the course fee reduced to £42/£48 for an 8/9 wk course respectively

(After 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 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 below for dates.

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

Our next Tango taster for Absolute Beginners is on 5 or 6 May or 12/13 May at St Barnabas Hall 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 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 Improvers, Level 2 class held with Gill - 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

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

TLC Tango classes take place every

Tuesday & Wednesday (except Xmas)

Level 2 : 7:45-9.30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm
Cost: £9 on the door

NUS: £6 on the door


Level 2:

This class will focus on technique, your axis (balance) and the needs of dancers as they graduate from Level 1 Beginners, and prepare to progress to the next Level 3 class. This is a drop-in class on a weekly basis.


Level 3

St. Barnabas Church Hall,

Lodge Road, Southampton.

SO14 6QS


TLC Tango classes take place every

Tuesday & Wednesday (except Xmas)


Class Start: 7:45pm
Class Finish: 9:30pm
Dancing ‘til: 11pm
Cost: £9 - unless stated otherwise + guest teachers
£3 for dancing after 9.30pm


Level 3 - Intermediates:

For those of you with at least 1 year's regular experience of Argentine Tango, our Level 3 classes are held with Tracie and guest teachers, where you can drop-in on a weekly basis.

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

Tues 12 May only - Raquel Greenberg £10
26/27 May - Los Ocampo £12
16/17 June - Mabel £10

SAT 20 June + Sophie Martinez - click here
23/24 June - Isolde £10

NB :
If you have had a few months off, we would suggest you join Level 2, until you are up to speed with your technique again.

TLC Tango Milonga
SAT 20 June 2015

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

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Start: 8pm doors open

Finish: midnight

Cost: £8




TLC Tango Milonga - Sat 20 June 2015

with DJ Tracie


8pm Doors open & a warm welcome awaits you
to the fantastic NEW home of TLC!

DJ Tracie will keep you dancing all night with a wonderful mix of traditional and neo tracks in tandas (no cortinas) until midnight

£8 entrance
Free tea, coffee, non-alcoholic punch and nibbles
Please bring any other drink you wish (and receptacles!)


FAB new dance floor
Very friendly vibe
Dance under the fabulous fairy lights!
Kitchen facilities
On site parking for ladies only
Additional parking opposite in Kwik Fit, Simply Bathrooms, next door at Condor and Indigo Printers in Cambridge Road

Click here for the parking map:


Looking forward to seeing you on the FAB new floor!

& 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.