Welcome to SoTango!

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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...

Our classes are on Mondays in North Sydney, Wednesdays in Bondi and as of 2018 we will be running classes in Glebe on Tuesdays (you will be able to swap between these venues to complete your courses!). Click here for to find out more about our tango courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Details of Glebe will be out shortly.

If you are a complete newbie and miss the start of our beginners course it's still possible to join the course in the second  week - or if later you take a 'catch-up' private lesson. Many of our students start this way. 

Learn with Sophia, a national tango champion and her team of dedicated instructors and assistants. Sophia has taught literally thousands of people to tango, some of whom are now tango instructors themselves - she is a teacher of teachers! 

She has been teaching since 2001 and with SoTango which she founded since 2013. On Saturday November 4 SoTango its 4th anniversary with a birthday milonga! (click on link for more details).

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At SoTango our emphasis is on helping you to develop your own personal style and signature as a dancer - not to be come a copy or clone of others. 

Ultimately our aim is for you to become a confident and popular social dancer! We will help you to develop into a dancer with a beautiful embrace who dances musically and creatively - you are flexible and attentive in your dance, and able to adapt to the dancing styles of your partners.

We provide free video dance lesson reviews and study notes of all moves covered in our courses. These are an amazing learning tool and exclusive to SoTango!

Bring a partner for FREE (conditions apply). No problems if you don't have a partner - we have a team of experienced assistants who can partner up with you!

Special offer on private coaching also available.

Getting married? 
We have prepared literally hundreds of Sydney couples for their bridal dances! Tango is growing more and more popular as a wedding dance because it's such a romantic and connected dance and it's a real audience pleaser with its inherent drama!

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Give the unforgettable gift of tango! Find out about our popular beautiful Gift Certificates here.

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SoTango PhiloSOphy:
SoTango instructors Sophia and Pablito share over 34 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!

So Connecting:
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 SoTango's fun social events, tango parties ('milongas') and outings to other milongas around Sydney. 

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Sophia & Pablito: photo by Susan L'Estrange
So Soulful:
At SoTango 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. 

So Fun...
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 SoTango 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!
Why Learn with SoTango?

At SoTango we:
  • 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.
  • provide studio space for practicing before or after class
  • allow our higher level students to attend lower level classes for free (conditions apply)
  • 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.
  • have well located, spacious, atmospheric venues with wooden floors.
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.

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Hello! I'm Sophia de Lautour (Alvarez) - the principal instructor of SoTango and a national tango champion. Since 2001 I have helped literally thousands of people in Sydney to learn to dance Argentine Tango. In Sydney I am known as 'a teacher of teachers'.  It makes me so proud that some of my ex-students are now teaching!  

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...

Tango is also popular for performances. Here I dance with my good friend Pavel Wagner...
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!