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We teach intensive weekend courses for beginners. These span over eight hours, Saturday (usually 10-14) and Sunday (usually 11-15). Price is 1.400 kr/person. If you repeat the course, it is 1.000 kr/person.
Please check this page for dates and more information (in Norwegian): https://www.tangotango.no/kurs/oslo-nybegynnere/
After the beginner’s course
Many people choose to take the beginner’s course many times. After the beginner’s course we only have one other level. We call it «Open level», and it is taught as workshops, usually Saturday, 15-20, and Sunday, 16-20. The workshops are indepdendent, but we recommend that you take both of them.
To benefit from the open level, you should have taken the beginner’s course and have gone out to at least a few practicas (practice events) and milongas (social dance events). You must know an ocho, some other repertoire, and not feel totally lost on a social dancefloor.
Please check this page for dates and more information (in Norwegian): https://www.tangotango.no/kurs/oslo-erfarne/
If your Norwegian is good enough, then please sign up here (this is both for couples and singles): https://www.tangotango.no/kurs/pamelding/
NB! If you are single, make sure to tick “Nei” on the first question about if you have a partner or not.
We believe the intensive weekend courses is an excellent way to begin dancing, and it is a great way to learn more, but it is not enough to become a good dancer.
There is a rich tango community in Oslo. After the course, we will advise you about practicas/milongas and other teachers and tango schools. We will tell you where and how you can enjoy tango almost daily.
We only give some instructions in English when we have non-natives in the class. We prefer to honour that we are teaching the course in Norway. However, we usually have two or even three assistants with us, so you can always ask us to clarify something if you or your partner don’t understand. Moreover, some of the instruction will be so corporeal that you may understand it even if your command of Norwegian is poor.
We are always two teachers, and we usually have two teaching assistants. This means that you can always ask for help when you don’t understand what is being said. Most of all, the assistants are participating to serve and help you become better tango dancers.
Are you single?
We only accept even couples. This is so that everyone gets the best possible experience from the course. We always have a waiting list with ladies who want to learn tango.
Men: Just tell us, and we will find you a partner
Ladies: As we said, there is a waiting list, but please do get in touch. You will keep your place on the waiting list for future courses. NB! If you are willing to lead and dance with another woman, it is much easier to get a spot in the course.
Our philosophy is that tango should be as enjoyable as possible, and that goes for shoes too. I, Magnus, use jazz shoes, and Anne Marit has some regular flats that she has had suede soles attached to. She actually does performances in flat shoes too.
You do not need to buy dancing shoes before the course. What is most important is that the shoes are comfortable to wear. Ideally, you should be able to pivot/turn in your shoes, so shoes with rubber soles are usually not good. Leather sole is the best, but hard rubber may be ok. You can also use a trick of the trade that many use, and that is to have socks on the outside of your shoes! Yeah, it sounds silly, but it works. With socks on the outside you can turn with just about any shoes.
There are two places in Oslo selling tango shoes: