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Tango classes in Glasgow

Discover the true authentic Argentinean Tango as it was danced in the Salons of Buenos Aires in the Golden Age.

Vintage 1940s Tango classes in Glasgow with Catherine Daniela Dogaer and Wim Taghon.

Looking for an original and feel-good Christmas present for two? How about a giftvoucher for our Authentic Argentine Tango Beginners series starting in January? By booking online you support local children's charity With Kids at the same time!
Catherine & Wim have been teaching their popular Beginners series for ten years in a row. An absolute must if you want to learn the Authentic Tango! Read what their pupils are saying.
• Series: The series consists of 9 classes on Fridays 6.15pm-7.15pm, 10 weeks starting Friday 16 January, no class on Friday 6 February.
• Location: Glasgow West End, in Turnbull Hall, 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow G12 8LG - details & map
• Total fee for the series: 62 GBP per person. All our proceeds go to local children's charity With Kids.
• Dance partners: You need to enrol with a dance partner - more

Book online: Via JustGiving to With Kids. Please enter a note with your email address so we can confirm your booking.
You need to enrol with a dance partner.

We support With Kids (Big Issue Foundation Scotland) Registered charity No SC022467. Why are we donating our proceeds to charity?

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Why Tango Tipica is unique

  • Dean & Karolina: "We keep telling everyone you guys should teach others how to teach as you are so good at what you do :). With your attitude and enthusiasm I feel sorry for everyone who isn't enrolled in your classes haha they miss out on life's great pleasure." (Dec 2012)
    Lesley & Craig: "Catherine and Wim are fabulous instructors. They explain the moves really well, encourage you and also allow you to express your own style when you become more confident. I highly recommend this tango class :)" (Jan 2013, dancing with Tango Tipica since 2010) On Facebook
  • Tunde & Lindsey: "I have been to lots of dancing classes over the years and tried Tango a couple of times before. Catherine and Wim are fantastic teachers and make a dance I previously found very difficult far easier. A great way to spend a Friday early evening." On Facebook
    Tom & Emilie: "Their class is very enjoyable, while they are approachable and friendly. Very fast learning, with almost immediate 'results' too." (Sept 2013) On Facebook
  • Learning in the company of friends:
    "For more than four years we've driven a hundred and twenty five miles to Glasgow every Friday to dance tango with Tango Tipica. After two years, Catherine and Wim had given us the confidence to join an international tango holiday in Italy, which introduced us to different styles of tuition. The experience was good for us, but it was such a pleasure to return to Tango Tipica where Catherine and Wim's teaching is structured, enthusiastic, sensitive, often challenging, always enjoyable and very effective."
    Peter & Maureen (Jan 2014)

Class schedule 2014-2015

Intake of new pupils is at Beginners level only. We welcome Beginners from all age groups – the authentic Argentinean Tango does not involve any acrobatics. Note that you need to enroll with a dance partner.

After each level you will progress to the next.

Time of year Level Day Type of class Location
October 2014 to December 2014 Absolute beginners: no dance experience
(Tango: the thing for you?)
Fridays Series Glasgow West End
Level 4: Advanced
Tango Tipica pupils only
Fridays Series Glasgow West End
January 2015 to April 2015 Level 2: Improvers
Tango Tipica pupils only
Fridays Series Glasgow West End
Level 5: Advanced 2
Tango Tipica pupils only
Fridays Series Glasgow West End
April 2015 to June 2015 Level 3: Intermediate/Advanced
Tango Tipica pupils only
Fridays Series Glasgow West End
Level 6: Advanced 3/Master
Tango Tipica pupils only
Fridays Series Glasgow West End

Why learn the Authentic Tango?

Dance partners

It takes two to tango. The essence of Argentinean Tango is improvisation and the subtle art of leading and following. Unlike other dances, there are no set combinations or routines you can learn on your own.

We ask you to book with a dance partner. This ensures numbers of leaders and followers are balanced and no-one has to sit out.


Our Tango classes are held in Glasgow West End, in Turnbull Hall (Chaplaincy), 13-15 Southpark Terrace, Glasgow G12 8LG, between Kelvinbridge Underground and Hillhead Underground (Google maps and a simplified map with a photo of the hall).

Argentinean Tango: the thing for you?

You think you're not the dancing type? So did we until we discovered the Argentinean Tango. To dance the Tango, you don't need that elusive 'natural sense of rhythm'.
Argentinean Tango is a restrained, stylish improvisation dance – steps can be combined in endless variations.
You're warned, once you're dancing, it's a passion for life!

What to bring to the class

You don't need dancing shoes but bring a pair of closed-toe shoes with smooth soles if you can (leather or other smooth material) [read more about dancing shoes]. It may be a good idea to bring also a bottle of water.

Tango music

Check out our quick guide to tango music.

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Tango Tipica: Argentinian Tango in Glasgow  Last verified: 16 June 2014