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So Tango instructors Sophia and Pablito share over 30 years of combined tango experience and look forward to sharing that with you! Through their individual tango journeys they've developed a teaching approach that is So Connecting, Soulful and Fun!
By learning tango you'll experience a beautiful and unique way of connecting with other people. You'll get to connect with fellow students and Sydney's tango aficionados through So Tango's fun social events, tango parties ('milongas') and outings to other milongas around Sydney.
In the So Tango complete beginners course, partners can attend FREE. No problems if you don't have a partner - we have a team of experienced assistants who can partner up with you.
At So Tango you'll learn that tango is so much more than just a dance - it's a 'moving meditation' and a conversation of movement between you and another soul. You don't find its mystery from memorising choreography or mimicking other dancers: you find it within. Many of our new students are pleasantly surprised that tango is so much more than they expected; that it's such a spontaneous, soulful dance, and a wonderful way to practice being present.
It's a no brainer that you learn and progress best when you're relaxed and having fun - so we make sure the learning ambience is welcoming and light hearted. At So Tango you'll be taught technique and musicality which is based on precision, captures the essence of tango, and is flavoured with a good dose of fun!
Next Complete Beginners course starts Monday 29 August. Early bird ends 22 August. Click here for how to book.
- ensure all our courses are structured and sequenced to suit our students' skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced.
- provide free video dance lesson reviews of all moves covered in its courses.
- draw upon a pool of experienced tango dancers to gender balance classes.
- include an extra 30 mins of supervised practice time in our group dance lessons.
- limit class sizes - so you get plenty of 1:1 attention and adjustments from instructors.
- organise tango parties ('Milongas') and visits to others around Sydney.
- great venues with mirrors and wooden floors.
Hello! I'm Sophia (Alvarez) de Lautour - the principal instructor of So Tango and a national tango champion. Since 2001 I have helped literally thousands of people in Sydney to learn to dance Argentine Tango. My co-teacher is Paul (Pablito) Warren, a talented and entertaining tango teacher. Together we draw upon a combined tango experience of over 34 years!
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... It's also growing more popular as a wedding dance because it's such a beautiful partner dance and a real audience pleaser with its inherent romance and drama.
Tango is also popular for performances. Here I dance with my good friend Pavel Wagner...
Until we chat, or meet on the dance floor...
Have a lovely day!