Learn Argentine Tango with Ani Tchakmakdjian



Learn Authentic Tango with Ani through Classes, Practica and Deep Dives, Private Lessons, Tango Jams and Workshops with visiting world class Damian Thompson in residency teaching and performing alongside Ani. In collaboration with Dance Base, Scotlands National Dance Agency, Ani runs a series of Foundation/Beginner Drop-In Classes/Courses and Practica combinations for everyone wishing to learn or improve their Argentine Tango. She also offers a Thursday Open class in Dalry, that caters for those who wish to develop a sophisticated Tango vocabulary with exciting and more challenging moves. Additionally, if you are visiting Aberdeen, you can find Ani at the Holburn Bar on a Tuesday night teaching all levels, where her group also run a post class Practica. In all events you can stick with the same partner if you choose or rotate with the class. And you are most welcome to learn both roles and interchange during class. Why not give it a try! Do drop in! Everybody is welcome!

Private lessons in conjunction with class accelerate your learning. These are intensive sessions bespoke to you, as you gain a deeper insight into your  Tango practice. Arming you with the personal tips and skills you want to be considering working on as you attend Classes and Practica. The latter being the perfect transition into the wonderful world of social dancing, you’ll find a few options for practicing available from Ani. And when you feel ready to social dance you will find her in a wonderfully friendly group of fellow participants, regularly at Milonga nights in Edinburgh.

Ani’s approach and policy is that learning Tango should be made easy, comfortable, fun and sociable. That does not compromise technique, quite the opposite. She is passionate about dancing qualitatively and with ease and being able to just express the joy of dancing!

To find out more about Ani’s Tango please see Who’s Who on this website and to take a closer look still at all her dance work visit her website. And please do feel free to contact her anytime.

Dance Base is Scotland’s National Centre for Dance. As a creative charity located right in the heart of Edinburgh, Dance Base aims to both support Scottish dance artists to develop successful careers and provide opportunities for dancers of all ages and abilities to develop new creative skills through dance, improve health, fitness levels and wellbeing and participate in a range of social activities. Ani has a long standing relationship with Dance Base in her previous incarnation as Artistic Director of Elbow Room Dance Company.



Reduced hours at the Counting House on Sundays

Please note that from Sunday the 7th April 2024 there will be a change in the timing of the Sunday milonga at the Counting House


We will now start at 19.30 and finish at 22.00.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Edinburgh Tango Society | 01 Apr 2024

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