2020 FESTIVAL MAY 23-24-25




ALL LEVELS (minimum level Improver. Combines what was previously called 'all level' and 'improver')
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (minimum level Intermediate)
 BEYOND INTERMEDIATE (minimum level Beyond Intermediates)
ADVANCED (minimum level Advanced)

BEGINNER (Total Beginner or Very New) - This level will have Separate Beginners BootCamp Taster


At our festivals, we promote 'happy tango' with fun learning and no snootiness or elitism. There will always be a strong programme of tuition for you whatever your level and social events where everyone comes together and happily share the same floor.

However, for tuition we believe it  incredibly important and insist that students select tuition at their appropriate level. This is based on effectiveness of teaching and continual feedback from attendees.

We offer clear guidance and clarification for levels. Please see grid below to help you to select the appropriate level of tuition.
There are 5 general levels of tuition: Beginner (separate Beginners Bootcamp Taster) , All Levels (previously Improver), Intermediate, Beyond Intermediate  and Advanced.

- It is fine for someone at a higher level (see grid below) to take workshops of a lower level ie to brush up on something.
- In fairness to yourselves, other dancers and the teachers PLEASE DON'T put yourself in a higher level of tuition than your ability/experience.

Teachers have been requested to design and teach classes aimed at the advertised level, not at the lowest level within the room.
-If Booking as a couple, BOTH partners must be at the correct minimum level for theworkshop. If you aren't at the correct minimum level, it isn't possible to book with a more experienced partner who will 'look after you'

- In tango, everyone is at a different stage of their journey and miles on the clock is still probably the best general guidance for level suitability.
We know that it is not foolproof and there will always be the odd exception but for general guidance it is the criteria we use. 



       (previously known as improvers)                (previously known as intermediate/advanced)   
TIME GUIDANCE0-6 Months Tango DancingAt least 4-6 Months Regular Tango DancingAt least 18-24 Months Regular Tango DancingAt least 3 Years Regular Tango DancingAt least 4 Years Regular Tango Dancing
FOCUSES ONFundamental basic patterns, walking + technique.Incorporates more sophisticated patterns, technique, musicality and stylingMore advanced concepts, patterns, techniques musicality + stylingChallenging concepts, musicality and styling.The most technically challenging patterns, concepts, musicality + styling
TARGET STUDENTTotal Beginners who have never danced a step and want to learn quickly and intensivelyTango Dancers who have practiced many times the basics and are hungry to progress their dancing. Happy to dance in busy milongas but still perhaps a little tentativeConfident and experienced Tango Dancers who have mastered basics and have a wide repertoire and solid musicality. Very comfortable in most milongas.Tango Dancers who have mastered most of the intermediate level workshops and content. Also have detailed repertoire and excellent musicality. At home in any milonga. Very experienced Tango Dancers who have mastered all other levels, have a very wide repertoire, exceptional musicality + can navigate with ease any busy milonga
ALSO IDEAL FOR* Near Beginners, anyone who has been dancing a short while but would like a top to toe workover* Intermediate Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling* Beyond Intermediate or Advanced Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling* Advanced Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling 
* Rusty Dancers. People who have learnt tango a while ago and have forgotten most of it.* Beyond Intermediate Dancers to refresh their knowledge, technique and styling.

Advanced Dancers will likely benefit from the Musicality workshops
NOT SUITABLE FORIntermediates,  Beyond Intermediates,or AdvancedBeginnersBeginners or ImproversBeginners, Improvers or IntermediatesBeginners or Improvers or Intermediates or Beyond Intermediate
RECOMMENDED TUITIONBeginners BootcampAll Level
All Level or Intermediate  WorkshopsAll Level, Intermediate or Beyond Intermediate WorkshopsAll Level, Intermediate, Beyond Intermediate or Advanced Workshops