About Us

Why Learn Argentine Tango with Brighton Tango?

We aim to give you the confidence and freedom to dance Tango anywhere in the World by:

– Structural approach covering technique, movement, embrace, music

– Attention to detail

– Attention to individual needs

– Introductory courses

– Follow-up weekly classes

– Periodic in-depth workshops with visiting teachers


We will teach you the building blocks and clearly explain the underlying structure

We hold popular monthly Milongas featuring a mixture of old, new, unusual but all very danceable music.

Carola

Carola

Founder of Brighton Tango

Carola Degener-Pereira is an ADTV , RSA, UKA qualified dance and fitness instructor.

She has been teaching dance and fitness since 1987, firstly in Germany then in the United Kingdom, settling in Brighton in 1991.

Her approach to dance and teaching is professional but fun, ensuring that everyone enjoys themselves whilst learning new steps and styles. People from all walks of life are made welcome, from complete beginners to more experienced dancers.

Carola provides a series of classes and workshops to make the dance accessible in the Brighton area. Absolute beginners or those with some experience are welcome to come and learn the basic salidas, ochos and giros whilst workshops with visiting tango experts are organised on a regular basis. On Fridays the classes are followed by an hour of practice and there are periodic tango milongas arranged locally. As a result of these activities there is now a growing tango scene in Brighton.

Julian

Julian

Team Member

Julian runs a Friday night tango class – please see ‘Classes‘ for details.

He has taken lessons from many teachers in the UK, Europe and Buenos Aires.
He continues to learn and study this constantly evolving and fascinating dance by attending classes all and by participating in intensive workshops. Rui & Ines in
Portugal have been a particular inspiration for the last 10 years.

Julian is also a tango DJ and he collects tango music on vinyl.

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Visiting Teachers

Rui Barroso & Inês Gomes

Rui Barroso & Inês Gomes

Teachers

Rui & Inês are professional dancers and teachers of Argentine Tango based in Lisbon, Portugal. From their website…

While dancers, their work is characterised by their improvised performances. An improvised dance is born, develops and disappears forever in front of the eyes of the audience who therefore witness something unique, something alive that grows to the sound of the music and that with it ends. The viewer will never again watch the same show, not even if performed by the same couple at the sound of the same song. According to Rui & Inês, nothing can be truer, nothing can be more honest!

As teachers, and without disregarding the underlying traditions and values of this centennial dance, Rui & Inês have been working to demystify Argentine Tango by making it accessible to everyone and even more interesting to learn.. They’ve been doing so by merging and harmonising the different styles of Tango dancing and the different musical currents associated with each of these styles into a lighter, more organic and more effective teaching methodology.

They emphasise the communication between the couple, the harmony, the dialogue, the fluidity and the natural movement. Because they love improvisation, they teach their students to improvise, thus developing in them an artistic and creative side, more suitable to express feelings, emotions, life.

Rui & Inês are professionals. This is their life. This is their future. Tomorrow they will be better than today and their students certainly too.

José Manrique Y Natalia Pombo

José Manrique Y Natalia Pombo

Teachers

José Manrique and Natalia Pombo are outstanding professional Argentine dancers with a career spanning 15 years. Their dance is characterized by their great versatility and their ability to combine both traditional tango and  modern tango, fusing dances with sensitivity and personal interpretation. José  and Natalia  have together developed a system of classes and teaching based on the needs of each student, working with a focus on both aesthetics and personal taste for the dance and in what is the most healthy and organic form for each body.

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