More Than Tango
Welcome to Napier Tango club. Located in the heart of the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, Napier! We are a small group of Tango Dancers from across sunny Hawke’s Bay that come together to promote Tango Argentino.
We host Tango dance classes each Tuesday at 7pm (casual class) and host regular monthly Milonga. In addition to this, we host latin dance parties, fiesta latina, asado evenings, live latin music gigs and other theme nights.
Our venue is marketed as a venue for hire , in particular for functions and special events. If you would like to host an event, don't hesitate to contact us.
- Joe Taylor,
Argentine Tango is a partner dance that developed over the last century in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires. It is very different from the Tango in International and American ballroom dancing. Argentine Tango is an interpretive, improvisational social dance that allows the dancers to develop a deep connection between themselves, the music, and the environment in which they are dancing.
There are several styles of Argentine Tango, some of which are described below, and different types of Tango danced at milongas or social dances (Note: Milonga is both - a social dance, and a type of Tango dancing). In addition, modern forms of Tango such as Tango Nuevo and Neo-Tango have also emerged and are fast becoming popular in dance cafes and halls around the world.