TangoForge London


Spend a weekend with us to deepen your connection and creativity

TangoForge is about:
• anatomically accurate biomechanical tools for sublime connection, clear communication, and dynamic range
• systems for improvisation
• open-minded tango: we encourage role exploration, applying Argentine Tango to the world heritage of music, and dancing the entire tango lexicon

We’re returning to London in January. Venue for all events and privates: 13 Ryder’s Terrace St Johns Wood, London, NW8 0EE

Friday 15 January
19:00… Practica with pedagogic introduction and demo dance

Saturday 16 January
12:00-15:00 Improvisation workshop: Connection beyond the traditional embrace: Dancing with soltadas
16:00-19:00 Biomechanical Toolbox 1: Connection, intention, and step dynamics

Sunday 17 January
12:00-15:00 Improvisation workshop: Linear voleos and flying steps
16:00-19:00 Biomechanical Toolbox 2: Connection, intention, and maximizing the projection

Please note that abundant power exchange happens when all participants prepare our intention to be together. This is why we require advance registration for our events. Space is limited to 30 participants. The workshop is appropriate for all levels except absolute beginners. No partner is required for registration. You can register for 4 workshops for £150 or two for £85. Billing is in Euros.

PRIVATE LESSONS: We can offer a limited number of 90 minute private lessons during which each student works each of us for 45 minutes. The cost is £75. To book please send email to office@tangoforge.com or fb Vio TangoForge. 

The Friday night practica is free for people registered for workshops. Otherwise £7.

There are three ways to register:

  • Fill the form below for payment by Visa or Mastercard. Please note the website is secure and billing is in Euros.
  • Please also send an email to office@TangoForge.com to tell us that you have sent this transfer and what you are registering for.
  • Cash to Matthew or Fiona.
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I want you to know that you are not alone…

… neither in your dreams for tango nor in your frustrations.

My deepest desire is the same as all my students and friends … those who have yet to start dancing and those who dance a lot.

It’s partnership.

One thing I’ve learned on this quest, we need to:

Stop Waiting for Partners, and start Building them.

I’ve written a 10-step Action Plan.

Are you ready to find the Partners you want?




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