Social tango without the traditions; Neolongas, featuring modern music from many different and unexpected genres; fun and inclusive dancing in a friendly atmosphere.
Tango is a creative dance style that works with a wide range of music, so why shackle it to traditional music and stuffy milongas full of rules and regulations? The Tango Underground is all about stepping away from the traditions and opening your tango to new and exciting musical influences, from modern electro-nuevo reworkings of favourite tango themes to tracks of every possible genre from around the world.
With music from as wide a range as this, some of what we play will be perfectly suited to other dance styles as well as tango. But whilst some traditional venues would frown on you dancing blues or slow jive to one of their tracks, we actively encourage it. Just find a spot in the centre of the ronda (tango dancers tend to progress anti-clockwise around the edge of the room, so there is usually a gap in the middle) and dance however you like. All we ask is that you keep an eye on what is going on around you, as static dancers can sometimes forget that other dance styles involve movement around the floor.
Welcome to the Tango Underground, where Graham's DJ sets will take your tango experience in completely new directions. With all the best neotango, nuevo, and alternative music throughout the evening, and a scattering of traditional added to the mix, there is something for everyone at X-Tango. Sometimes challenging, sometimes familiar, and sometimes completely unexpected, but always 100% danceable.
No tandas, no cortinas, and definitely no cabeceos! Just dancing from the beginning to the end of the evening.
£12 on the door or £10 if you pre-book at one of our classes or via our website. Free tea, coffee, water, squash, and nibbles. Cheap soft drinks. Bring your own alcohol if you want.
For information about our classes and workshops, please visit tangosynthesis.dance where you will find our class diary, information about our venues, reminder videos, and much more.
Tuesdays are one of the highlights of the week now I have tango. The classes are serious fun, in that learning to tango is an art and more complicated than many dances but the teaching makes it accessible and we always have a laugh. It's a lovely atmosphere and a great escape from the working week to just get absorbed in dancing and good music.
The teaching is inclusive so whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer you'll learn new things and feel like you are making progress.
It's a good value class, plenty of individual tuition and time to dance and practice at the end.
To find out more about neotango, where it came from and how it relates to its more traditional tango relatives, head to neotango.dance where you will find links to other neotango organisers from around the EU (and occasionally further afield).
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