Spend an hour learning the tango from a professional dance instructor in Cape Town - exclusively for you!
- (Cape Town)
- Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
Discover the intricate beauty of Argentine Tango during this hour’s private lesson, in Cape Town. Share an intimate moment with your partner, and learn to move gracefully as one.
Argentine Tango developed in Buenos Aires and Uruguay from around the 1880s. There are several variations, but all have in common a sensual elegance, distinctive embrace, and heavy reliance on improvisation. Your teacher, Rachael, has been dancing tango since 2001, and you’ll benefit from her considerable expertise throughout the session. Rachael draws upon her wealth of experience – much of it gained among the world’s best teachers and in the late-night milongas of Buenos Aires – to offer a uniquely holistic approach to dance. This encompasses mind, body and spirit, with emphasis on the non-verbal communication and mindful connection between partners. Whatever your ability, you’ll be delighted by your improvement after just an hour!
The Private Couples Tango Lesson, in Cape Town, is an opportunity for couples to reconnect over an impassioned new hobby. An Experience Days voucher makes a wonderful gift for your sultry other half.
Tango lessons can be booked on weekday and weekend dates throughout the year, subject to availability.
No previous dance experience is needed.
Experience Duration: 01:00
Time at Venue: 01:15
This is a one hour private dance class.
You can increase the duration of the class for R300 per half hour, paid directly to the instructor upon booking.
Participants: The Private Couples Tango Lesson in Cape Town is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: 2
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
The private class is for one couple only.
You are welcome to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
The weather should not affect your tango lesson in Cape Town.
If you’ve always had an interest in the Argentine Tango but not known where to start, check out our expert interview with Rachael from Libertango in Cape Town. Offering private classes for couples who have a flair for fancy footwork, an introductory class is the best way to get started with this beautiful dance.
Q: Can you tell us how Libertango began?
A: I started Libertango in 2010 when I returned from living from Buenos Aires for two years. I was in love with the tango and wanted to share what I had learned in Argentina in South Africa, and grow the Cape Town tango community.
Q: What is your favourite tango move?
A: I don’t have a favourite move. It all depends on the music. Different movements are suitable for different moments. Some are simple and some are more complicated but we always try to connect to the music.
Q: Why do you teach tango over all the other types of dancing?
A: The Argentine tango is completely unique. It is an improvised lead and follow dance and therefore needs a strong presence and connection with your partner. When we dance tango we get lost in the moment with our partner and the music. For this reason, I see the tango as a form of meditation which is good not only for the body, but for the mind and soul. It is a subtle and sophisticated dance that has so many layers of depth.
Q: Where is the best place you have performed the tango?
A: I have performed at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town with the Cape Town Tango Ensemble. But essentially the tango is a social dance and I have had the fortune to have a lot of dance experience in Buenos Aires, where I think the tango is in it’s most authentic form.
Q: Do you have any funny stories from your classes at Libertango?
A: For me the most exciting classes are those for absolute beginners. It is really a revelation for people that they can start a conversation through touch, without speaking or using visual information, but through feeling.
I also enjoy the partnership with couples to prepare a tango demonstration for their wedding. These are always very exciting projects.
I am a very relaxed teacher and always adapt my teaching to the needs of my students to bring out the best in them
We would like to thank Rachael for answering our questions about Libertango. It is clear that she has a real passion and energy for the tango and is exactly the right person to share her dancing skills with others!