What is the Tango Underground?

Social tango without the traditions; Neolongas, featuring modern music from many different and unexpected genres; fun and inclusive dancing in a friendly atmosphere.

Embrace Difference

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.

Next event: X-Tango Neolonga

Fri 25th Oct at Otford Memorial Hall, Otford Village

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.


Next Event:

TangoSynthesis - Tango Classes

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.

What do people say?

Fantastic teacher, great atmosphere!

What an amazing tango school in South Norwood and Sevenoaks. Learning tango with Graham is an absolute delight, and a life changing experience. He inspires you to improve, motivates you to attend classes, equips you with wide ranging skills and ultimately makes you look great dancing! The collaborative, friendly and FUN atmosphere he creates among students is a testament to the quality of his teaching. The classes offer great value for money. While his skill level is very high he is so humble you still feel like anyone can tango. After I did one class (5 months ago) I was hooked!

Alina (Classes)


What is Neotango?

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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