Westcourt Tango is based in East Kent and holds regular drop in classes in Canterbury. We encourage dancing socially and hold
weekly practicas in Canterbury, monthly Tango Tea Dances in Shepherdswell and bi-monthly milongas in Littlebourne.
Live music is a joy to listen and dance to, and occasionally during the year we have live music at our tea dances or milongas
Everyone, from beginners to the more advanced is welcome at our social events, regardless of where your normally dance or take classes.
Our aim is to get Kent dancers dancing tango together. You are assured of a warm welcome at Westcourt Tango.
Westcourt Tango hold regular classes in Argentine Tango in Canterbury and Whitstable
We suggest that if you have no knowledge of the dance you choose the Whitstable Beginners Class.
Come with or without a partner
CANTERBURY - Kendall Hall
Starting May 3rd 2017
7.15-8pm Beginners Course
A 6 week course for the absolute beginner or those wishing to revise the fundamentals of this beautiful dance. £42 for 6 week course, (£30 for students with card)
8.15pm-10.15pm Intermediate/Advanced Class
A short class with an intermediate/advanced sequence, technique and building on the fundamentals, followed by freestlye practise time £8
WHITSTABLE - Whitstable Castle , Tower Hill, Whitstable. CT5 2BW
Starting May 2nd 2017
7.30-8.30pm Absolute Beginners Class
8.30-9.30pm Social Dancing
The emphasis on Tuesday evenings will be towards Nuevo and Neo Tango music. Admission Class and Social £7, Social Dancing only £3
Our teaching is based on the methods taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Home of Tango. From the outset we teach the fundamentals
of the dance: good posture, balance, technique, body control, musicality, and elegance in your movements.
Our aim is to produce confident tango dancers who can enjoy dancing socially. To attain this level of confidence it is crucial to consider correct
posture, the embrace, and how to lead and follow this beautiful, improvised dance, not only at special workshops but at every class.
We hold regular workshops with visiting teachers from Argentina,our next workshop is in June, when
Pablos Nievas makes his annual visit to Canterbury as part of his European Tour
Social dancing is the main reason for learning Argentine Tango, and Westcourt Tango
host regular events that are open to everyone and not just our students.
Our popular Argentine Tango Tea Dance held at Shepherdswell, normally on the 1st Sunday of the month and our bi monthly Milonga at Littlebourne are ideal occasions to dance, socialise with fellow dancers and enjoy tea or coffee and cakes.
Our music is played in tandas, and is a mixture of traditional tango, vals and milonga with the occasional tanda of Nuevo and Neo.
Every Wednesday, after the intermediate/advanced class there is time for freestyle social dancing, with a seperate practice area.
At our Easter Ball on Saturday 15th April, we are privileged to have two very talented musicians to play a selection of Tango, Vals and Milonga for us. Live music is a real pleasure both to listen to, and dance to. The vibrancy brought by the presence of musicians playing for you brings an added dimension to your dancing.
Martin Espindola, has studied classical and contemporary tango for over 15 years, he has produced and choregraphed Tango Shows and teaches Argentine Tango. He is an accomplished Bandoneon player and Tango singer and plays regularly in London at Tango Tierra.
Tim Sharp on piano, trained at the Guildhall School of Music, in Havana in Cuba, and Lima in Peru. He is well known for his skill in playing Latin American music especially Argentine Tango. Tim frequently plays with Martin and other Argentine Tango musicians throughout the UK.
Make sure you get your tickets for this event by e-mailing Westcourt Tango on email@example.com. Admission is £16 in advance, (£19 on the door). The event is to be held at Littlebourne War Memorial Hall from 7.30 to 10.30pm.