La Tangueria

puro tango argentino since 1996

Pre-milonga workshops

During the school year, Marisa, Oliver and the other teachers of La Tangueria give workshops before the start of the regular milongas and practilongas. We alternate a variety of thematic workshops with seminars on more technical aspects and research laboratories about improvisation tools or musicality. Some workshops are for a specific level, but often the themes are intended both for tangueros with basic experience, as well as for more advanced dancers, who get personalised feedback to work more in-depth on the given subject.

Price: 17€ pp (90 min.). Participants get a discount for the milonga afterwards (2,5€ instead of 7,5€ pp).
Because the number of places is limited, the reservation is required via the online registration form.

> Upcoming pre-milonga workshops:
Workshop by Oliver and Cristina: Giro with lápiz, enrosque, aguja and adornos for the followers (> 3  years experience)
followed by a  MILONGA with Nicolas Surra Spadea facebook
Workshop by Marisa & Gaetan: Little steps with typical accelerations for the Vals porteño (> 2 years experience)
followed by a MILONGA with Dance demonstrations by Birkit & Muzaffer, Hugo & Marieke, Marisa & Oliver.facebook
Workshop by Marisa & Gaetan: Neotango elements (> 2 years experience)
followed by a  MILONGA with DJ Oliverfacebook
Workshop by Oliver and partner (to confirm): Sacadas for leaders (> 3 years experience)
followed by a  PRACTILONGA.
Workshop by Caroline & Gaetan: Bring musicality to your dance (> 1 year experience)
followed by a traditional MILONGA with Mala.
Workshop by Marisa & Gaetan: Sacadas for the follower (> 3 years experience)
followed by a traditional MILONGA  with Jo Switten (El Huracán).
Workshop by Marisa & Gaetan: Must-know steps for the milonga part1/2 (> 1 year experience)
followed by a traditional MILONGA with the vinyl discs of Jurgen “El Teutonico” Marcke..
Workshop by Oliver and partner (to confirm): Must-know steps for the milonga part 2/2  (> 1 year experience)
followed by a  PRACTILONGA.
Workshop by Marisa & Gaetan: Neotango elements (> 2 years experience)
followed by a  MILONGA with Marie Jeanne.

Coaching sessions

To respond to a specific need of more personalised feed-back, Marisa & Oliver launched the concept of tango coaching sessions: an original approach half-way between a private class and a group workshop, organised on weekends during the daytime or before our milongas. In these coachings, we work with a maximum of 6 couples to be able to give more personal corrections to each of them. Although we start by proposing a movement or concept to the group so that everybody can get started, the aim of the sessions is rather to coach the participants in their own tango. Like in a private class, we work on posture, connection, leading/following, technique refinement, etc. rather than teaching a complex figure. Participants can also propose a theme they would like to work. Coaching sessions are for all levels, a minimum of 6 months tango is required.

Price: 30€ pp (90 min.).
Because the number of places is limited, the reservation is required via

> Upcoming coaching sessions with Marisa & Oliver:

  • Saturday 09/12, 16:30>18:00 (full)
  • Sunday 21/01, 15:30>17:00
  • Saturday 24/02, 16:30>18:00
  • Sunday 18/03, 15:30>17:00
  • Saturday 21/04, 16:30>18:00
  • Saturday 26/05, 16:30>18:00
  • Saturday 23/06, 16:30>18:00


Intensive workshops

Several times per year, we propose intensive workshops on a variety of themessuch as ladies technique, back to basics, or to work on specific subjects such as musicality, milonga, improvisation tools… For absolute and initiated beginners check our discovery weekends.

In these intensive weekends, we work in-depth during 2 sessions. According to the duration of the seminar, there sometimes is a break for drinks and cake.

Prices: 30€ pp (2 x 90 min.).
Because the number of places is limited, reservation is required via the online registration form.

> Next intensive workshop by Marisa & Oliver:
  • Sunday 11/03 , 15:15>16:45 & Saturday 17/03 , 18:30>20:00

    The Milonga must know steps of the Milonga (fast version of the tango) (2 parts)
    The milonga rhythm is derived from the habanera rhythm (in 2/4 beats) and is danced faster than tango. Many steps and figures used in tango are not at all adapted for quicker milongas. In this workshop in 2 parts, Marisa & Oliver will teach the basic steps to build up a milonga repertory, so that afterwards all participants will be able to dance a decent tanda of milongas.
    Level: as of 2 years tango experience. More complex variations will be proposed to more advanced dancers.
    => It is better, but not required to take part in both parts. Those who register for both parts will have priority on those who wish to register for 1 part only.

Summer workshops

In July and August, La Tangueria organises workshops for all dancers who want to continue to improve their tango skills also during the summer break. There are workshops about technique, on specific themes (barridasrebotessacadas… ) and on musicality (vals porteño, milonga).
Prices: we offer these workshops at the special price of 10€ per hour only.
Because the number of places is limited, the reservation is required via the online registration form.

Workshops outside La Tangueria

temp2In addition to the yearly tango holidays in Northern Italy, Marisa & Oliver are also regularly invited to give workshops at festivals and events organised by tango schools in Belgium and abroad.

We propose workshops about many different technical aspects, we can use sequences of tango de salón, tango fantasia, estilo milonguero, neo tango… We put the focus on musicality, or on improvisation tools, milonga, vals… we teach in English, French, Dutch, Italian, German and Spanish.

Are you interested in a workshop at your event? Contact us.

> Next workshops on deplacement by Marisa & Oliver:
  • Friday 24/11, Saturday 25/11 and Sunday 26/11

    texeltangoWorkshops, milongas and exhibitions by Marisa & Oliver and others at the Texel Tango Festivalito (NL)

Private classes

If you wish to get personal corrections about your dance, we advise to first try the coaching sessions, that offer extensive personal feed back and corrections to a maximum of 6 couples per session, at a lower price than a private class.

Nevertheless, you can also apply for individual lessons. Private classes are especially useful for tangueros living abroad, very advanced dancers and professionals who have outgrown the group classes, as well as couples who need choreographies for stages, exhibitions, competitions, opening dances…

Prices depend on different criteria, therefore contact us for a quotation and to make an appointment.

Practical information

  • Unless stated otherwise, all activities take place in La Tangueria.
  • It takes 2 to tango, so you need to register with a partner (except for a private class). We can help you find one via the partner form.
  • All classes are in English and/or French; we also speak Dutch, Spanish, Italian and German.
  • Payments can be done upfront by bank transfer or the first day in cash. We don’t accept cheques, credit or bank cards.


Do you have questions or a special request? Mail to or call us at +32 (0) 479 22 86 98.



Rue A. & M. Hellinckx 64
B-1083 Brussels
+32 (0) 479 22 86 98


La Tangueria
Chaussée de Jette 239
B-1080 Brussels
Metro Simonis

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