This page is short and simple. Please send us any question you may have!

Beginners

We teach intensive weekend courses for beginners. These span over eight hours, Saturday and Sunday. 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. We also teach courses at two other levels:

Intermediate: This is a four-hour course for those of you who have done the beginner’s course and have gone out to practicas (practice events) and milongas (social dance events).

Experienced: This is a four-hour course for those of you who have plenty of experience as social dancers.

Please check this page for dates and more information (in Norwegian): https://www.tangotango.no/kurs/oslo-erfarne/

Sign up

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.

Social dancing

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.

Teaching language

One of us teaches in English when we have non-natives in the class.

Assistants

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.

Shoes

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.

Buy shoes

There are two places in Oslo selling tango shoes:

http://www.dodadans.no/
https://ladanse.no/