Find your passion.
Learn the art of Argentine Tango with professional instructors and join our welcoming and dynamic community.
Oxford Tango Academy has been the leading Tango school in Oxford for over 15 years. We pride ourselves in our passion for Tango and our top-standard teaching methods which have been passed down from generations of great Tango Maestros of Argentina.
Dante and Lilie run a wonderful tango community. Friendly milongas in lovely locations. Always made to feel welcome. Lots of opportunities, activities and tango advice to develop tango technique. These include private lessons, regular group lessons, retreats and trips to Argentina. Truly, a great community to be part of !
What we do.
Our aim is to give you the tools and support that you need so that you can find joy and fulfilment in Tango.
Our classes range from complete beginner to advanced level. We offer a variety of options to suit your schedule, budget and learning style. We like to select guest teachers and performers from around the world to offer you the best experience of Tango here in the city of Oxford.
We invite you browse our website to find out more about our classes, practice sessions, milongas, Tango holidays and more.
Our Milongas (social dancing) are welcoming and friendly. Dancers of all levels come here to dance, including people from different cities across the UK and abroad. We encourage you to attend even if you are new to tango, as watching other dancers, socialising and listening to the music are good ways to deepen your appreciation and understanding of the dance.
As you explore different cultures, your dance will become richer in ways that surpass mere technique. Whether you decide to dive into the nocturnal magic of Buenos Aires, or immerse yourself in intensive local weekend courses, we are certain that you will gain new insight into both Tango and your every day life.
Meet the Team.
This is us! We are partners in work and in life. Both passionate about Tango, we work hard to give you the best experience!
Teacher and Director
Dante started Argentine Tango in his home town, Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina. There he studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera). Dante has been dancing Tango for over 18 years. He performed in many famous Milongas in Buenos Aires, before moving to the UK in 2008 where he started his own Tango School with his first partner Miriam Orcutt. The couple were invited to teach and perform in various countries of Europe, South & North America, Asia and Africa. Dante and Miriam also participated in International Festivals such as Mallorca Tango Festival, Porto International Tango Festival, Ulverston Music Festival and the International Book Fair in Guadalajara as a cultural ambassador representing the UK with Aurora Orchestra. Dante is the organiser of the very successful Oxford Tango Festival, which is now in its seventh year and attracts dancers from across Europe. He is the director of two important Tango Schools in the UK "The Northern Tango Academy" and the "Oxford Tango Academy" with professional resident maestros from Buenos Aires. Dante has been teaching tango for over fifteen years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods.
"The secret of tango is in this moment of improvisation that happens between step and step. It is to make the impossible thing possible: to dance silence."
~ Carlos Gavito