Meet Your Organisers, DJ's & Teachers
Darren & Zoe
Darren has been teaching in the UK for 15 years, teaching at many class nights and also on weekenders.
He started teaching both traditional tango and Neo/Alternative tango in 2008.
Darren can teach and dance BOTH lead and follow, his understanding of the dance, technique and music is a very unique gift, his ability to break down and communicate easily and clearly every nuance of this dance.
In 2016 Zoe joined him in teaching after learning for many years, her ability, attention to detail, understanding and clear teaching techniques, alongside also being able to dance and teach BOTH lead and follow make her also a unique teaching talent.
This Husband and Wife teaching team make a complete, fully rounded and ultra experienced teaching couple, they offer a fun, friendly approach to teaching making you feel relaxed, welcome and above all, an enjoyable experience while you learn this fantastic dance!
Tango Northampton teaching focuses for the first 45 minute beginners class on key foundation technique for both lead and follow. The next classes are then based on a 3 tier system approach of teaching, in brief terms:-
1) Where am I moving to? With which foot?
2) Once in bedded, learning correct technique for lead and follow
3) Learn how to dance to music!
These are tried, tested and trusted techniques to give you the confidence to dance socially tango at all levels from beginners to advanced in the UK
We are running the following classes:
Traditional Salon Style at Kislingbury on a Wednesday evening
Nuevo & Traditional Salon Style at Kettering on a Sunday evening
(No partner required)
Darren & Zoe also teach on weekenders, private individuals, couples and party groups, including wedding / prom / anniversary dances / Corporate / School Workshops
We also run two types of Milongas at Lutterworth
The 4th Saturday:
Traditional Milongas with music played in the traditional way in tandas with cortinas from the 'Golden Era' with resident and guest DJ's regularly appearing.
The first Saturday:
Alternative tango nights at Lutterworth, with resident and guest DJ’s
Returning for 2024 to Northampton will be the quarterly traditional tea dances!
Our group DJ's, Darren & Zoe also guests for dance clubs, corporate and social events.
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Tango Northampton History
In 2008, Northants Neo Tango was born out of an idea by Rob, Julia and Darren
Rob was playing alternative tango at Negracha’s for sometime and they all liked the idea of setting up a small, non traditional tango event in Northamptonshire, these were run initially from a back room in a pub in Blisworth and then moved to Bugbrooke.
In 2013 Rob and Julia commitments changed, Darren decided to carry on running and changed the name from Northants Neo tango to Tango Northampton and moved to the venue in Kislingbury Northampton where they still run from!
Running Traditional and Neo/Alternative events since 2008