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Learn with a national tango champion. Teaching tango since 2001

At SoTango we offer high quality instruction, tailored and paced for you to get great results, while having a ton of fun in the process!

Practilongas in North Sydney 
@ 181 Blues Point Road, North Sydney 

Held every 8 weeks or so. A chance to practice and dance tango socially in a welcoming and friendly environment. All welcome.

2pm - 4.30pm

Next dates: 
Saturday 22 October 2022
Saturday 17 December 2022 (combining with SoTango's Xmas party)

2pm - 2.30pm - Tango Drill to improve connection, posture and musicality - join in or practice on your own (included with entry and a great warm up)
2.30pm - 4.30pm: Practilonga

practilonga is a cross between a practica and a milonga.  The former is an Argentine tango practice session whose main focus is on practicing and experimenting with tango moves and technique. The latter is typically a more formal event, with dancers making more of an effort to dress smartly.  A practilonga is thus somewhere between the two -  both informal and with plenty of space to practise – and a party as well!

Afternoon tea provided.  

Dress code: from smart casual to 'dress to impress' (your choice)
Parking is available in surrounding streets
Entry: $25

SoTango's next courses...
In 2022 SoTango offers  7 and 8 week courses throughout the year at Crows Nest:
@ Level 1, Evolution Performance Centre 11-15 Falcon St (cnr Alexander Street)
On street parking or 2 hour free parking in Woolworths just across the road.


8 Wednesdays starting 24 August 2022
7.30pm - 8.30pm

Fundamentals 1:  (for complete beginners)
24 August  - 12 October

Fundamentals 2: (pre-requisite: Fund.1)
19 October  - 7 December

Intermediate / Advanced
7 Mondays starting  22 August 2022

Advanced: 6.30 - 7.30pm 
Practica: 7.30 - 8pm
Intermediate:  8 - 9pm

For more details go to the links below:

Thinking of taking a tango lesson but not sure if it's the right dance for you? 
If you're hesitating because you think tango is too difficult, you're too old - or too young, not fit enough or you just can't dance, then read...

Why you should learn with SoTango
Go here for the SoTango philosophy and here for testimonials.  

SoTango's Director and principal instructor is Sophia de Lautour (Alvarez).   Sophia is a national tango champion who has been teaching tango since 2001.  She has taught literally thousands of people to tango, some of whom are now tango instructors themselves - she is a teacher of teachers!  

For bios on Sophia and her co-teacher Pablito (who share a combined tango experience of 35 years +) go here.

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Give the unforgettable gift of tango! Go here for more about SoTango's Gift Certificates.

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Our services include group courses, private coaching, bridal tango, gift certificatesshows and performancesteam building. We also host a popular Practilongas every 7 weeks.
For more details go to All that we offer.

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Welcome to SoTango!

If you've never tried tango before I invite you to take a lesson with us. It could change your life!

The popularity of Argentine tango as a social dance is certainly growing in Sydney where it is now possible to dance every night, often with a choice of venues. To get a taste of the social form of tango (the style we teach) here's a video of a typical 'Milonga' (tango dance event) in Buenos Aires...

And here is footage from the iconic tango night club in Buenos Aires - La Viruta. 
Watch how the feet connect with the floor and play with the music!

Tango is also popular for performances. Here I dance with Pavel Wagner...

Here is a recent end of class demo with Paul (Pablito) Warren...

Check out this TED talk about how Tango can be addictive!

Feel free to contact me to discuss anything to do with tango.
Until we chat, or meet on the dance floor, have a lovely day!

For more information (in addition to our What is Argentine Tango page) SoTango refers visitors to: Unesco gives Argentine tango world heritage status, and the following Wikipedia pages: About Argentine tango and The different forms of tango.