Tango Training Focus Sessions

Tango Melbourne runs intensive tango training with the tango focus sessions!

These tango focus sessions are a great way to give clarity to your tango training and help you focus on specific topics.



Saturday 16th Jan
3 – 5pm
@ Fitzroy Studio.

Focus Session

Tango Embrace

A discovery of the heart of Tango.

Tango is an incredible art form and for the most part beginners believe its all about the steps.

We will take you on an exploration of the vast possibilities you might be missing out on.

The Tango Embrace is a complex thing that shares all your thoughs of movement with another. Whether you are a follower or leader, your embrace says a lot about how you make you body function in the dance.  Come and explore the tango embrace with us and broaden your vision of the effect of that embrace on the dance.

This will be a not to be missed exploration of some really amazing of the dance and how to create new ideas within them.

Join us for this 2 hour tango training course to discover the secrets of tango EMBRACE.


Saturday 29th Feb 2020 4 – 6pm
@ Fitzroy Studio.

Focus Session

Morphing Vals

A journey into Poly-rhythmic musicality

Vals is an incredible musical form and for the most part people believe its all about the 1 of the bar.

Doni will take you on and amazing exploration of the vast opportunites you might be missing out on.

A few orchestras sure as Gobbi and Troilo use complex rhythmic structures.
These Poly-rhythmic ideas are about combining 2 time signatures at the same time. That means you will be dancing a 3 4 (vals) with a 2 4 structure.
Now that all sounds complicated but when understand and use these musical ideas you will feel like another world of possibility has opened to you.
Even if you use the same movement you will hear the ideas in a very different way.

This will be a not to be missed exploration of some really amazing pieces of music and how to hear new ideas within them.

Join us for this 2 hour tango training course to discover the secrets of tango Vals.


Saturday 4th Jan 5:30 – 7:30pm
@ 12 Surrey Rd.

Focus Session

Tango Boleos

Dynamic and Smooth energy for Tango Whips

Boleos are created with excess energy into the free leg.  Often the lead for boleos are created in an uncomfortable back breaking pulling of energy.  We need to explore and better understand how to create boleos and how to use energy given to the free leg.

In this focus session discover how to lead and follow excess energy given to the free leg.  This results in a Tango Boleo.

Join us for this 2 hour tango training course to discover the secrets of tango Vals.


Past Tango Training sessions

Tango Melbourne runs tango training sessions throughout the year. Below are some of the more recent tango training sessions.


Saturday 23rd Nov 4 – 6pm
@ Fitzroy Private Studio

Focus Session

Tango Vals

How to enhance your use of Vals

Tango has many different musical types.  Vals or Waltz is a musical style that is often defined by it meter. This time signature contains 3 beats per bar. Giving Vals a very specific timing and feel.

In this focus session our tango training goes deep as we explore tango Vals and how the elements of Vals can be enhanced or broken by your choices within the movement and musical ideas

Join us for this 2 hour tango training course to discover the secrets of tango Vals.


8th – 10th Nov
@ Sunshine Coast Queensland


Exploring crosses

How to use crosses and find them everywhere!

The Tango Bootcamp is a 9 hour tango training course conducted over 2 days in the Sunshine coast.

Each year we look at our own tango training and pick a subject to explore in depth and to get you improving and understanding your dance deeper.  This years subject is the cross.  At first sight this seems like a simple enough subject. Some might even say ‘I already know the cross.’

The cross is a very extensive subject that can be implemented in many different forms. If you know how to do a cross that is not the end of your tango training in cross.  There is much more beyond ‘doing a cross’

Join us on the Sunshine coast November 8th – 10th. 

To book your spot in this fantastic tango training event please contact Cath through the sunshine coast tango website.



Saturday 2nd Nov 5:30-7:30pm
@ 12 Surrey Rd. Before Milonga NEW

Focus Session

Optimising Communication in Tango

How to focus on communication effectively

Imagine being able to read minds. Tango goes some way into this feeling however, it is often hit or miss.
In this focus session our tango training goes deep as we explore what makes for clearer and easier communication and what could result in missed communication.

Join us for this 2 hour tango training course before Milonga NEW to discover the secrets of tango communication


Saturday 27th Oct 4-6pm

Focus Session

Advanced Rhythm

A Drummers Perspective

Having rhythm comes in layers. Most tango dancers perceive that keeping the beat is musical and rhythmical This 2 hour tango training course will broaden your perspective and enrich your tango art with a new way to see the effects of rhythm. Giving practical and technical examples to implement you will expand you rhythmic horizons. Doni will guide the tango training session. He has been playing drums since the age of 12, winning championships and awards for his efforts. He will share his expertise of rhythm with you.

Special Tango Courses

Tango Melbourne runs specialty courses and focus sessions that target specific aspects of tango.
Ranging from musical focus to fancy steps, communication to technical exploration.
We have you covered when it comes to exploring the specifics of tango.

All course require you to pre-book your spot.

Sunday Beginners CLASSES

Get involved in Tango with the Tango Melbourne 'Introduction to Tango' Classes on Sundays.

An exciting and easy way to get dancing tango faster and with more fun.

Focus Sessions

Tango Melbourne runs Tango sessions the are highly conceptual and built on discussion and understanding.

For those wanting to understand deeply all elements of this amazing dance

Teacher Training

Tango Melbourne educational method is unlike any other. We are not behaviouralists we are constructivists.

Train as a teacher with us and become one of the worlds leading educators in the Tango space.


All courses require you to register and are not drop in.
You must register your spot for any of the Tango Melbourne courses.

“Introduction to Tango”

Beginner Tango Course

Tango Melbourne runs specialty beginner courses ‘Introduction to Tango’ that runs 10 hours over 5 weeks. This course is a perfect way to get on top of all the tango fundamentals. We take you on a 5 week journey into what makes tango so addictive and fun. The basic curriculum for the ‘Introduction to tango’ course is:

Week 1
Embrace and Moving together

Week 2
Turning straight steps and making flowing movement

Week 3
Moving around the partner

Week 4
Twisting to create Ochos and Pivots

Week 5
Circular movements creating the Giro

This curriculum will have you dancing tango in no time. Make new friends and learn a new skill that will give you the language of tango to take anywhere in the world.


Courses are not drop in You must register your spot. Contact us to register for the course you wish to attend.

Wednesdays 8-9pm

“Choreography class”

Let’s get fancy!

@ The Exford Hotel 199 Russell st, Melbourne

We give you the tools to perform and look amazing! This is not a social dancing class it is a class designed to understand choreographed performance. You do not need to commit to building a full tango performance you can treat each session as drop in however, the session will link together into a full routine that can be performed at ‘Milonga NEW’ if you wish to push yourself to perform.

Mondays / Thursday

Tango Practica 'M'

@ 66 Cecil St. Fitzroy

Practicing Tango is a great way to get social and improve at the same time. Its the kind of Tango events that comes with a no worries attitude. Because it is tango practice if anything doesn't workout you can have a laugh and try again.

"The practica was so important for me. It helped me get my confidence up because I could get feedback in the practice space."

Meet new people and connect to them through the tango practice event every Monday (after Level 3 classes) from 9-11pm @ The Exford Hotel.

Tango Melbourne is growing!

The Tango Melbourne dance studio is constantly growing both online and realworld.
Stay tuned to some new online classes and venues opening up in the near future!

Every first Saturday

“Milonga NEW”

8 – 11:30pm @ 12 Surrey Rd. South Yarra

The most fun social dance for those NEW to Tango!

A Tango event is designed especially for those that are looking for a safe and friendly place to dance! Here all you will find is friends and people that will make it all very easy for you to get involved!

Christmas milonga 2020 Tango Melbourne

Christmas milonga

Sunday 20th Dec 2020
Register Now! (COVID restrictions)
7:30 - 10:30
Let's Celebrate being able to dance again!
@66 CECIL St Fitzroy

Come and join us and party for the festive season. 
This year it means a lot more to be out and about dancing. So make the most of it and get dancing!
Come and join the fun!

Goodbye 2020 NYE Milonga Tango Melbourne


Thursday, 31st Dec 2020
Register Now (COVID Safe)
9pm - 1am
Say Good riddance to crazy 2020 and welcome in the new year with some Tango Love.
@66 CECIL St Fitzroy

Get into your new year with a bang!  Tango Melbourne is hosting a NYE Tango party.  It's going to be fun! Come and dance the night away with us and welcome in the new year swirling around the room in dance heaven!

forget steps, just dance!

Tango is a social dance not a choreography. The Tango Melbourne method is not about remembering steps its about moving with another person. Tango Melbourne has revolutionised how to get dancing tango like a pro within weeks not years! The method is easy and fun, getting you dancing within the first 45 minutes. Go way beyond what you thought possible with Tango Melbourne.

We make Tango so easy both your left feet will love it!

Yes! It’s drop in.

With Tango Melbourne there is no need to wait for the next cycle of tango classes to start. Tango Melbourne has designed its tango class curriculum in such a way that you can drop into it at any point. The Tango Classes follow a cycle that will repeat so you will always complete all tango classes.

We make easy for you to start tango today!


Tango beginner classes

Tango can be taught in way that make you fail over and over again. Our beginner classes will get you doing things within moments that you never thought possible. We love the dance and with our passion and your joy we will get you out and dancing socially within weeks.

Beyond Beginner Tango Classes

After discovering all the freedom and potential that tango has we start sculpting your ideas into internationally danced movements. The level 2 classes are all about getting to know the named movements. Just like any other pursuit we’ll teach you the foundations of tango movement then take you deeper into some fancy but really easy tango movement.

Advanced tango classes

Once you know a little tango you will find an entire world of tango ideas will opens up to you. The Tango Melbourne method will have you asking amazing tango questions about what is possible in tango communication and how you can become one of the worlds sort after tango dancers! We will be there guiding you on your amazing journey in tango.

Tango Melbourne is growing!

The Tango Melbourne dance studio is constantly growing both online and realworld.
Stay tuned to some new online classes and venues opening up in the near future!

Class Prices

Tango Melbourne has 3 kinds of payment methods to make things easy for you and reward you for more commitment.

Membership Options

From $10

A range of Tango Melbourne are designed to give you amazing value . If you sign up for a membership you can look forward to super low cost classes and access to our online library as well as events.


Casual Class

At Tango Melbourne we try to make attending class as easy as possible. If you are attending less than 3 Tango Melbourne tango classes we suggest you just pay casual.


5 Class Pass (Christmas special)

$20 per Tango Class that's amazing value. Tango Melbourne Tango 5 Class Passes are a perfect way to commit yourself to getting through the beginner level classes.


10 Class Pass

$18 per tango class is unheard of for any entertainment let alone Tango classes. When you realise that you have fallen in love with tango and our tango classes the 10 pass is there for you.

Beginner Tango Classes

Tango Melbourne Beginner Tango Classes are fun and easy to do!

Intermediate Tango Classes

Our intermediate tango classes take you beyond beginner tango ideas.

Advanced Tango Classes

The Advanced Tango Classes are designed to get you to an international standard.

Specialty Tango Courses

Tango Melbourne runs many specialty tango courses that require registration.


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A friendly and welcoming community that made me feel one of the gang from the moment I stepped through the door. A high quality and fun teaching program, got me confidently dancing sooner than I imagined.

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If you want to learn to tango THIS IS THE WAY. These teachers are phenomenal and it’s a really casual and friendly environment to learn in.

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Tango Melbourne is your total tango experience, amazing teachers, super nice crowd and two cool venues. It’s seriously life changing, not to mention the perfect excuse to buy fabulous shoes.

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Tango is a social dance. 

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Private Tango lessons are the best way to jump start your tango dancing. Tango Melbourne has teachers to suit your style! Private Tango lessons packages are available to get you going or growing faster in Tango.

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A message to members from Doni & renee

We are excited to have you as a member to Tango Melbourne.  It is our goal to share our love of Tango and movement with you.  We are always looking to improve the experience for our members and as such we invite feedback and communication.  Here are some thoughts on how we approach both movement and teaching.

We are social tango dancers.

All Tango Melbourne teachers love dancing tango socially! Our teachers are all regulars on the Melbourne social tango scene, commonly dancing 4 - 5 nights every week.  Tango Melbourne not only runs events in the Melbourne tango scene but we attend every event we can to support anyone trying to be part of this amazing art form. Our teachers believe that we are so lucky to do what we love and if you go social dancing tango anywhere in Melbourne on any night of the week most likely you have seen more than one of us dancing tango social or even possibly performing.

We are proud of our standards.

Tango Melbourne teachers pride ourselves on producing arguably the best social tango dancers in Australia, but more importantly contributing the most amount of New dancers to the Melbourne Tango scene.  We love to see you out dancing! Our obsession with tango constantly drives us improve.  Our study of cutting edge of educational theory and methodology, bio mechanics, communication, and psychology places beyond the general tango educator. Most importantly allows us to create an easy and fun approach to tango that is unique and very effective. All of this is why Tango Melbourne successfully conduct seminars on our teaching methodology to tango schools throughout the world.

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"Its a cliche but true... Tango changes everything! I have now taught 100's of students to dance and have fun doing it!"


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Tango changes everything

Imagine being able to travel anywhere in the world and connect with complete strangers .

Tango events are a way to meet new people and create more meaningful travel experiences connect through dance.

some of the many we've danced with!