Our weekly classes, practica and milonga

Every Monday evening in Leeds

Timings

  • Beginners class: 7pm-8pm
  • Improvers class: 8pm-9pm
  • Practica: 9pm-10pm
  • Milonga: 10pm-11pm

Venue

New Burley Club
Burley Hill Drive, Leeds, LS4 2SZ
See map and directions below

Prices

  • Class/evening: £8
  • Concession: £6*
  • Practica & Milonga only: £4

*applies to full-time students, job seekers and pensioners only.

Your teacher

Yohann started learning Argentinian Tango in the late 1990s with teacher Yazmin Burel from Buenos Aires, after years of ballroom. When moving to Yorkshire, he joined Tango Leeds and, in 2001, started teaching with Janeen.

Over the years, they have run weekly classes in many Yorkshire cities including York, Sheffield, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Bradford and workshops nationally and internationally. Yohann was also a resident teacher at the Yorkshire Dance Centre for many years.

Many of the other teachers in the area started their journey with Tango Yorkshire.

Yohann is a licentiate member of UKA Dance.

High level syllabus

Beginners

  • Skills and technique: posture, balance, embrace, walking, dissociation, coordination, leading and following
  • Choreographic elements: walk, cross, figure eight, turns and cross-system

Improvers

  • Skills and technique: tango styles, vals, milonga, musicality and choreography
  • Choreographic elements: advanced ochos and giros, decorations, displacements, out of axis and other complex figures

Frequently asked questions

How do I go about attending the class?

Our weekly classes run on a drop-in basis so there is no need to book in advance. Just bring yourself, with or without a partner, and a pair of shoes that you can swivel in easily.

You can join anytime, though you might find it less daunting to get going at the beginning of each quarter when the course restarts.

How long before I can move up to the 2nd class?

The beginners course last for 12 weeks or so. Once you have completed the course at least once and feel ready, then you are welcome to attend the second class. Staying for the practica and the milonga will also help you acquire the skills faster and develop into a confident dancer.

About the venue

The New Burley Club is located west of Leeds City Centre, between Kirkstall and Headingley. It has a large dance floor, a bar, and ample parking.

Getting there by car

From the M621

Exit at junction 2 (not 2A) and take the A643 towards the city centre (sign-posts for Wetherby, Harrogate and York). At Armley Giratory, take the 3rd exit sign-posted City Centre. Then follow the signs for the airport - they will lead you onto Kirkstall road.

From Leeds on Kirkstall Road (A65)

Driving from the city centre on Kirkstall road, pass under the viaduct, and continue for about a mile. Turn right at the traffic lights immediately after the Ready Steady Store warehouse onto Burley Wood Mount. Continue onto to Burley Hill Drive.

Getting there by bus

Kirkstall Hill / Burley Hill Drive Bus Stop #45010965

  • 49 - Monkswood Gate - Bramley
  • 50 & 50A - Seacroft - Horsforth

Kirstall Road / Birfed Crescent Bus Stop #45011562

  • 33 & 33A - Leeds - Otley
  • 508 - Leeds - Halifax
  • 670 - Bradford - Leeds
  • 757 - Leeds - Leeds Bradford Airport
  • 760 - Keighley - Leeds