Stokie & Essie-Jo Founder's
of Tango Stoke

Tango Classes

Tango Stoke run weekly Argentine Tango classes in Barlaston on a Tuesday evening. The club is based on the dojo ethos used in many martial arts; we promote group learning in an enquiring environment.

We believe that by working together to refine technique, movement and self-awareness we develop the solid foundations needed to become proficient, musical, Tango dancers.

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Come and learn with us on our sprung maple vintage dance floor

We agree with Carlos Gavito when he said:

A good dancer is one who listens to the music. We dance the music not the steps. Anyone who aspires to dance never thinks about what he is going to do. What he cares about is that he follows the music. You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet.”

We invite you to come and paint the dance floor with us


Our Monthly Milonga
Sunday Aug 10th
6:30pm - 10pm

Please note: This month our
milonga is on Sunday

If you haven't experienced a milonga at Tango Stoke yet, this would be a great time to remedy that..

With a warm friendly atmosphere to dance in, and an imaginative blend of traditional music presented in tanda/cortina format, Tango Stoke's monthly social milongas are a way to press the pause button on life and escape for a few hours.

At this milonga there will be a heavy emphasis on traditional music (95%+).

Doors open 6:30pm
La Cumparsita 10pm
Entry is £8
We are at ST12 9AA

We will also be having our ever popular 'sharing table', there is certainly no obligation, but if you wish to bring along something you've cooked, or a packet of snacky type things it is always greatly appreciated.

There is no licensed bar, but fresh teas and coffee are available. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks, soft or alcoholic.

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Alternative Tango Evening
Friday August 15th

Learn the rules...
break the rules!

Learn the rules... break the rules!

After the success of our first Alternative Tango night, Tango Stoke are delighted to invite you for another night of carefree social alternative dancing. The evening consists of two DJs playing a huge variety of non-tango music for you to dance to. There will be music from all sorts of times, places, backgrounds and styles. All of it suitable for carefree social dancing; none of it composed with tango in mind.

There will be no tandas, no cortinas, no traditional tango music, no modern tango music and no cabaceo. Dance with who you like, for as much or as little as you like, eat, drink, laugh, dance and have a good time. What an excellent way to start your weekend!

DJ Stokie - Tango Stoke
DJ Guy - Upton Magna Tango Club

Entry £7
Start Time -7:30pm
End Time - 11:30pm
Opening Night Just £5

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Tango Workshops with
Bill & Ann Froud

Sunday Aug 10th

Tango Stoke has had a wonderful course of summer workshops this year courtesy of Bill & Ann Froud. Each month the standalone workshops have had a common theme; dancing in small spaces.

We have had nothing but excited, positive feedback about their teaching and their workshop content. So we are pleased to announce that we'll be working with Bill and Ann again in August before they leave the UK to teach abroad again. So. Last chance!

Bill and Ann Frouds' themed workshops on dancing in small spaces give you the skills every lead and follow needs in their repertoire. They are standalone workshops that do not require you to have participated in any of the previous workshops. However, there is a very obvious advantage to coming along if you have been to any of the previous 'dancing in small spaces' workshops this summer.

This very special class will teach you how to “link” steps that we have taught over the past 3 months. This class is suitable for anyone who would like to broaden their repertoire of combinations. We show you interesting ways of linking the common elements of tango such as the cross, ocho cortada, promenade, sacada, parada and more.

This will be done to tango music from various orchestras, and concentrate on correct technique including the finer details. ALL of the lead and follow nuance’s will be clearly and concisely explained, leaving you free to concentrate on learning.
Level - Improver

Now it's time to extend your skills from workshop one by introducing the same concepts with tango valse. There will be a seamless transition between this class and the last one so we build on your technique and body movement not learning more “steps”. We will switch in and out of different orchestras so you begin to understand what movement works best with which music.
Level - Improver

The cost of these two workshops and entry into the evening milonga is just £80 per couple. Bookings need to be made in lead/follow pairs. If you can not find a partner to book with, just let Essie Jo know as she is running a list to help partner up individuals.

Strictly limited places available please book early to avoid disappointment

N.B. Paired bookings are to ensure gender balance. You will not be fixed with your partner

To secure your places just call
Essie-Jo on: 07768 469 777

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Contacting Stokie's:
07768 469 777 - - Tango Stoke's Facebook Group