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get to know us a little better…

Tango Academy is not just another dance school. It’s long and successful history is known throughout London and beyond. We are confident in our faculty, training methods and friendly teaching styles that are very popular among the social scene. Our time-tested track record helps us create the kind of dance that inspires and captivates you!

After a successful World Tour in 2003, Buenos Aires born dancer Leandro Palou, set up Tango Academy in the heart of London. One of London’s longest running and experienced Tango schools, it is the only school that offers a full 7 day programme of Tango classes for beginners, advanced level and professional tango training. Each class is carefully structured with the perfect balance of individual technique, partner work and guided practice time.

At Tango Academy, we really take pride in building strong dancers with regular student shows, professional theatre shows and introducing our students to London’s vibrant Tango social scene.

Each and every one of our dance teachers represents the spirit of Argentine Tango, with strong dance backgrounds and in depth knowledge on the Tango Culture & History. Our mission is to provide you with the best learning experience and quality service possible. We also regularly hosts world renowned Argentinean Dancers for special workshops, performances and classes, helping you to master and perfect your Tango skills.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our huge Tango family and help you become the best dancer you can be!

Take a look at our Class Timetable for our full program of group and private classes in our London dance studios.

Highly professional work from Leandro & Maria. Our Tango experts for London’s West End & Strictly Come Dancing! Highly recommended.
Alexandra Godde - West End Choreographer
Excellent school with highest quality of Tango teaching & dancing in London. Endless patience, very precise in their teaching and technique. Very warm atmosphere in classes with wonderful teachers that continuously encourage, inspire you and most of all, believe in you! Best in London by far!
Sarah Turne - Professional Dancer
My favorite dancers in London’s West End show Midnight Tango with Flavia & Vincent! Superb professionals & the kindest people we have worked it.
Karen Reid - West End Dancer
If you want the best in Tango, Maria & Leandro are it! Highly established school, with excellent & highly skilled staff. Their structured classes & courses are guaranteed to make everyone dance! Staff are all professionally trained dancers & teachers with in depth knowledge of Argentine Tango. Highly recommended! 5 stars!
Time Out Magazine
We have been working with Leandro and Maria for along time now and they never seize to amaze us with their excellent coaching and vision. Their in depth knowledge in Stage Tango, theatre performances, precision and generous attitude have made them very valuable to our team. Highly recommended as the best Tango dancers in London.
Stage Director - Strictly Come Dancing
The perfect match! Maria’s grace & elegance, precision and sensuality are mesmerizing to watch. Leandro’s dance abilities are perfection. His speed, precision are incredible and their connection is captivating!
Their dancing completes each other beautifully making them one of the most sought after dancers and coaches of Argentine Tango in the West End.
Stage Director at the Phoenix Theatre - West End London

meet our directors

Leandro Palou

Director & Founder

Leandro Palou

Founder and director of LPTA, Leandro Palou is one of the leading Tango dancers around the world.READ MORE

Maria Tsiatsiani

Creative Director

Maria Tsiatsiani

Maria is a passionate dancer, teacher and choreographer. She started ballet and gymnastics at an early age in New York City and competed in Latin Ballroom Nationals for over 10 years.READ MORE

meet our resident teachers

Each and every one of our team represents the spirit of Argentine Tango dance.
Our mission is to provide you with the best learning experience and quality service possible.

Christina Jane Benson

Teacher

Christina Jane Benson

“The best thing about Tango Academy is the energy in classes. Expect the highest quality of teaching in a friendly atmosphere! I can’t wait to see you in class!”READ MORE

Daniel Gini

Teacher

Daniel Gini

“Tango Academy is a huge family of wonderful students & friends! Our classes are based on authentic Tango, culture & lots of fun! See you in class!”READ MORE

Maite Delafin

Teacher

Maite Delafin

“I love Tango Academy for its quality of teaching, work ethics and above all, it’s students! We care about each and every student giving them our upmost support throughout their learning journey & more! I can’t wait to dance with you!”READ MORE

Andy Ong

Teacher

Andy Ong

“We take pride in our teaching! Our students become excellent dancers with a reputation second to none! Our classes are friendly & relaxed with superb and clear instructors! I look forward to seeing you in class!”READ MORE

Maria Sinani

Teacher

Maria Sinani

“What I love the most about Tango Academy is the opportunity to work so closely with amazing mentors & incredile people. Under the inspiring guidance of Leandro & Maria we all work closely to give 110% to each and every students making this the best possible place to learn Tango!”READ MORE

Filippo Monici

Teacher

Filippo Monici

“Tango Academy is made from the love, patience & passion of Maria & Leandro that extends to each student and member. The Academy never fails to inspire me to be the best teachers & dancer I can be. I am blessed to be part of this exceptional schoo.”READ MORE

Anna Clasper

Teacher

Anna Clasper

“Tango Academy inspires you to be the best dancer you can be! Guidance, inspiration, carefully structured classes all inspire you to be the best dancer you can be! Our school is built on passion for Tango, top quality teaching & a loving family enviorment! Come, meet us, you won’t be disappointed!”READ MORE

Ed Hughes

Teacher

Ed Hughes

The best thing about TA is the love and care we give to each students. TA never seize to amaze me with their progress, friendliness and care for each other. We really have built a strong comnunity full of wonderful diverse people who share the Tango passion”.READ MORE

Paolina Antognetti

Teacher

Paolina Antognetti

“I couldn’t be prouder to part of this amazing school. Leandro & Maria have excelled in making this the top school of Tango. Join any class and you will find amazing teachers & beautiful dancers! I look forward to dancing with you very soon!”READ MORE

Richard Freakley

Teacher

Richard Freakley

Richard took his first steps at the age of 15 and went on to win many dance championships and titles during his time competing.READ MORE

Charlotte Cane

Teacher

Charlotte Cane

Charlotte began dancing at the age of 3 years old and started learning Salsa at the age of 8. During her years of dancing Charlotte taught various regular salsa classes and ladies styling classes across the country.READ MORE

Andrea Peleaz

Teacher

Andrea Peleaz

TA provides the most complete structure to learn Tango. From classes to full theatre shows, from shopping to Strictly! Being part of this warm family is wonderful! I love my students & watching them grow each week! We have an amazing time going to Tango clubs & social events! See you in class very soon!

our visiting teachers from buenos aires, argentina

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Visiting Teacher

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina are one of the most popular teachers & dancers of their generation. Their classes are extremely popular and in high demand. Check out when they are in Tango Academy next!

Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli

Visiting Teacher

Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli

Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli are highly diverse dancers excelling in various Tango styels. Their classes are always sold out in advance so make sure you book in advance when they give exclusive workshops at Tango Academy!

Mauro Caiazza

Visiting Teachers

Mauro Caiazza

Mauro Caiazza is one of the best Stage/Show Tango dancers in the world. Having starred in all the best Tango Shows like Sadler’s Wells Tango Fire, Immortal Tango & many more, he is recognised for his extensive knowlegde in lifts, tricks & performance training! Don’t miss his next visit to Tango Academy.

Claudio Gonzalez & Julia Hiriart Urruty

Visiting Teachers

Claudio Gonzalez & Julia Hiriart Urruty

Claudio Gonzalez & Julia Hiriart Urruty are master teachers, dancers & choreographers having toured in World Tours with the best Tango Shows. If you want the highest level of traning then their workshops are perfect for you! Check out their next world tour!