You can start taking tango classes with or without a dance partner. Many people start without a partner and find one by coming to ourintro classes and our Tango Beginner Drop-in Classes on Saturdays. Also try to ask your network to see if somebody would like to dance. There are also several dance partner search forums on the Internet.
At M2tangoStudio we a partnersearch box. Put your name on a card with your height and level and write your wishes to level, class, and height.
We recommend that you use shoes that do not press your toes and that are comfortable. Choose some with a sole that does not stick to the floor. Women can start with a pair of shoes that have a low heel and have straps that support the foot well. Men can start with a pair of shoes with a thin, flat sole or a pair of “kinasko” from the supermarket. We have a selection of these in all sizes that you can borrow the first times. Later you can invest in real tango shoes.
Argentine Tango is danced in an embrace (el abrazo) that can be more or less close. We will teach you how to adapt your embrace so you can dance with many different people and in different styles.
Our Tango Classes are based on practicing steps and techniques that enable you to dance tango at the milongas. From an early stage in your training programme we recommend that you come to our Practica El Diego – 10 (practice night) so you can experience how a dance evening takes place.