Learn Tango

A journey from the working-class port neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires to Perth.

PTC LessonsComing soon:

WEDNESDAY 23 May – WEDNESDAY 13 June inclusive  7-8pm
This will be a four-week course in Boleos and Volcadas led by Wendy and Joe.
If you already regularly incorporate Ochos into your dancing, this will give you a chance to develop and expand your skills to execute these lovely moves.  If you have attempted them before now but would like to be more confident with them, this four-week course will afford you that opportunity.
Come with a partner or come on your own.
Cost: $10 per week per person.  Registration: 15 minutes before the class starts.

Thursday night classes in detail

Classes continue and new courses start at the end of the month

TASTE OF TANGO – Thursday 7.00-7.30pm. This is a free 1/2 hour taster/practice/refresher – an introduction to tango. This is for anybody who is curious about this intriguing dance from Argentina and would like to ‘dip their toes in the water’. Teachers – Marzena Cichon & Michael Hampton. Just come along and try it – no need to book!

TANGO BASICS – Linear Movements, Thursday 7.30 – 8.30pm – This course covers the basic linear movements, structures and music of Tango. No previous experience is required. This course is also useful for dancers who are coming back to tango after a long break or wish to revisit tango basics. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 6 April 2018. Please note that “Taste of Tango” is a part of the “Tango Basics” course and students should arrive at 6.50pm be ready to start the course at 7pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm if you are registering

and /or paying for the course. Teachers – Marzena Cichon & Michael Hampson.

TANGO GIROS – Circular Movements – Thursday 8.30 – 9.45 – This course is an introduction to circular movements and covers Turns & Pivots. This course is for people who have completed the Tango Basics course and are keen to further their skills. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 6 April 2017. Students should arrive at 8.20pm ready to start at 8.30pm. Please arrive at 8.15pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course. There will be an opportunity for students to practise after the lesson. Teachers – Elena Parker/Natasha Richardson/ Melvyn Scholtz.


If you are interested and wish to register for a Tango Basics courses please email Mike Hampson at mhampson@iinet.net.au to book your place, for the Giros course please email Elena Parker at parkerelena5@gmail.com. Please provide your full name and contact phone number in your email and also the full name, contact phone number and email address of anyone else you are wishing to register in your email.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

It is not necessary for you to attend the courses with a partner. The teachers will try to organise volunteers among club members to balance follower/leader numbers. In order for us to organise this you need to register early.

To join the Tango Basics or Tango Giros Courses you must be a member of the PTC. The Annual membership fee is $20 per year 1 July – June 30.

The course fee is $60 for each 8 week course which must be paid before starting the course. Your payment will confirm your place in the course.

Cost $80 “CASH” on registration – the PTC have no card facilities ($60 plus $20 Club annual membership fee)

Dancers who have previously taken these courses are welcomed to repeat the courses and it is acceptable to take both Tango Basics and Tango Giros concurrently – if you have previously done Tango Basics. In fact it is always a good idea to repeat these foundation courses as they are the base of your tango and it is so important to get it right.

Practicas – try out your cool moves at a Practica.

Sundays 3 pm to 5 pm

Tuesdays 7.30 pm to 10 pm

The cost is $2 for members. There will be other club members there who can help you. Don’t be afraid to ask…