Summer Classes

For Summer Classes, all Lessons will be 60 minutes.

  • Beginners:                               8 – 9  pm
  • Improvers/Intermediate:          9 – 10 pm

Beginners Classes

Tango Dubai  will continue classes through July and August.

Start Date1 July
Time8 - 9 pm
TeachersKatrin Villems-Charles + Maya Saliba
Course FeesJuly (5 weeks) 250 dhs, August (4 weeks) 200 dhs

Please register with Maya in one of your classes in June.

For the August course you can register by 28th July via e-mail or in one of the July’ s classes.

NB! Please note we reserve the right to cancel this course if minimum number or participants have not registered.

Milonga Course

Milonga Course for Improvers/Intermediate level

Start DateTuesday 24th June, 1st July, 8th July and 15th July (4 weeks)
Time9 - 10 pm
TeachersKatrin Villems-Charles + Maya Saliba
Course FeesAED 200 per person paid at beginning of course

Please register by e-mail:

NB! Please note we reserve the right to cancel this course if minimum number or participants have not registered.

​Cross Over Course

Cross Over Course for Improvers to Intermediate Level

Start DateTuesday 22nd July, 29th July, 5th Aug, 12th Aug, 19th Aug, and 26th Aug (6 weeks)
Time9 - 10 pm
TeachersKatrin Villems-Charles
Course FeesAED 300 per person paid at beginning of course

Please register for the course by 7th of July by e-mailing

NB! Please note we reserve the right to cancel this course if minimum number or participants have not registered.

Course Subjects

The below course subjects are the per-requisite skills to be able to join the new Intermediate level class from September)

  • Switching between Close Embrace and Open Embrace
  • Switching between parallel and cross system
  • Cruzada (Cross)
  • Ochos in open embrace, Ocho Cortado, Milonguero backward Ochos (ochos in close embrace without pivot)
  • Giro (Code of march)

The cross-over course will go over every one of those subjects very intensively, hence it is not suitable for beginners who have never learned these moves before.

Any questions, please feel free to ask:

Katrin Villems-Charles, e-mail,  Mob: 056 2747 385 (after 6pm)

GERRY & ELMER classes

Tango & ballroom dance instructors available for private classes after Dubai Tango Festival

Elmer Celocia & Gerry Guzman

Argentine Salon Tango
Latin + Ballroom Dance –chacha, rhumba, samba, jive, ballroom tango, foxtrot, waltz, bachata + salsa



available from May 26 – June 1

state your preferred time + day of the week
Single or double AED220/class

A 100% cancellation fee is applicable for cancellations within 48 hours
unless you find a replacement

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7th KL Tango Festival, 6 – 9 March 2014

Here is the 7th Edition of Kuala Lumpur Tango Festival approaching

We’ll be very delighted if you can join us at the 7th KL Tango Festival starting 6 March 2014 till 9 March. We were there for the last 6 editions, and we always had unforgettable and great times.

Enjoy the fantastic Kuala Lumpur spirit and sight seeing; Hang out in China Town, walk to the tango workshops, eat local food at the roadside stalls, see old town Kuala Lumpur, old Central Market and enjoy visiting the marvelous Hindu, Chinese temples and Holy Islamic Mosques.

Forget to tell, you’ll also enjoy the best of the Tango  Dance, Milongas, and all days DJ and Tango Workshops. You don’t want to miss that, do you?

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Facts and Numbers


AED 1 = 0.89 RM (Ringgits Malaysia)
USD 1 = 3.29 RM (Ringgits Malaysia)

Festival Cost – Early bird price before 31st January, 2014:

Full milonga package (1 gala, 3 milongas)  USD 150
and e.g., 4-seminar package (6 hrs)           USD 270    =    Total  USD 420

You can access the following link for more Information and Registration:

You can also pay us in Dirhams before 31st January.  
AirlineApprox. CostNo of StopsApprox. Trip duration
Sri Lanka$ 5051 Stop in Colombo11 Hrs
Malysian Airlines$ 530Non Stop7 Hrs
Emirates Airlines$ 721Non Stop7 Hrs

New Term in September

Regular Beginner & Intermediate classes resume Tuesday 3rd September

Both classes will run simultaneously.

Venue                 ENOC + VOLTAS rooms,  DUCTAC,  Emirates Mall

Time                   8.30 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact:             Eleanor  050-4516281      Maya  050-6334679

Farewell to Pachanga-Wednesday milonga

Farewell milonga on Wednesday 28th August.

Due to changes in the hotel progam, it’s with regret,  the Wednesday milongas at Pachanga will not resume after Ramadan.

Join the Closing Milonga on Wed 28th August to say farewell and thanks to Pachanga + Hilton Jumeirah for letting tango grow through their hospitality.

Comment by Eleanor …. Pachanga was the first public trial-and-error-kindergarten milonga in Dubai, launched in 2005…. we’d little idea of tango music or DJ-ing, we were mostly beginners (approx. 10 people).  We were an enthusiastic, acrobatic (untidy), so-in-love-with-tango bunch.  We made tango happen in Dubai.

See Wednesday 28th August at Pachanga!

Classes in August – by Katrin Villems-Charles

Dates:Tuesday 13th, Tues 20th + Tues 27th August
Location:ENOC Room, DUCTAC, Emirates Mall
Beginners:8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intermediate:9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Contact:Eleanor 050-4516281
Maya 050-6223679


Thanks to Tango OK

Thanks to Oliver + Lin, of Tango OK, for teaching the Intermediate classes in DUCTAC November 2012 – June 2013.

Also, thanks for DJ-ing every first Wednesday of the month at Pachanga; as Oliver put it …. “our contribution to the tango community”. Thanks.

Tango Dubai’s policy is to support maestros + schools by creating a platform for teaching and performing.

In the new term, we introduce Katrin Villems-Charles.

Tangueros, Thank You

Many thanks to all the Tangueros that attended the DTF 2013 and for the wonderful support and enthusiasm.

Dubai Tango Festivlal 2013

Dubai Tango Festivlal 2013

To those of you who made long journeys, crossed time zones and …. wow .. hit the 5th Dubai Tango Festival (DTF) dancing, congratulations.
To all of you who faithfully attended the workshops and later danced till 4am at the milongas, hats off to you for your stamina and love of tango.
Participants like you make the DTF a great experience and our work worthwhile.
We hope you enjoyed your time in Dubai as much as we enjoyed hosting you.

See you all at the 6th Dubai Tango Festival, 21st – 24th May 2014.

All Beginners are welcome to start Tango Skills after the Successful Dubai Tango Festival Last Month. Beginner & intermediate classes will start on Tuesday, 4th June.


5th Dubai Tango Festival is approaching, Get Ready !!!

Prepare yourself for the Dubai Tango Festival … !!!

Tango Dubai is pleased to announce that the below two classes are open for Registration.

Don’t miss the chance to participate to these classes, and get ready for the 5th Dubai Tango Festival event in May.


Tango Dubai Welcomes Yvonne Meisnner in Association with Tango-OK

Yvonne Meissner

Yvonne Meissner

Tango Dubai welcomes Yvonne Meisnner in association with Tango-OK for 3 consecutive and unforgettable Tango Nights (20, 21 and 22 March 2013). Yvonne will be performing and teaching with Tango OK’s Oliver Krstic @ The Fridge.

Yvonne Meissner starts to dance Argentine Tango in 1987: First in the style Tango Fantasía and after some years Tango de Salón apilado. Yvonne has formations in Contact Improvisation, Modern Dance Techniques and holds titles in body work formations like Focusing and Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute  as well as the Alexander-Technique after 2012.

In 1994 she set up tango in the Dutch cities Haarlem and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, in 1996 sh started her international career, teaching social dancing in a close embrace brings her first all over Europe and from 1999 to the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina.

In her teaching classes, Yvonne emphasizes on the use of the torso and torsion, hip movement, synchronization of the movement inside the couple and interaction between lead and follow resulting in a conversation of bodies. For Yvonne tango functions as a way of tender communication in general and starts with a decisive, elegant way of walking and overall awareness and physical presence in space.

20 March 2013 (Wed) 7:30pm to 9pm
Dancing Close Embrace in Small Spaces Using Rhythmical Decoration (For Him & Her)

21 March 2013 (Thu) 7pm to 8:30pm
Ladies’ Techniques

21 March 2013 (Thu) 8:30pm to 10pm
Techniques for Him & Her for Emotive Movements

22 March 2013 (Fri) 8:30pm to 10pm
Dancing Milonga Traspie

22 March 2013 (Fri) 10pm to 2am
miMILONGA – Tango Social Event
Yvonne Meisnner Performs with Oliver Krstic
Cost: 30AED per person (miMILONGA Only)

Private Classes available all day on 21 March 2013

Registration with Tango-OK is necessary. Class size limited.
Workshop Cost: 100AED per person

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