Events with Tango Roots



Tango Essence collaborates with and supports Tango Roots in bringing top quality tango teachers to Swansea. Tango Roots was set up by Annalise to support and grow social tango in the Swansea community, and to share this passionate and connecting dance to open minds and hearts. To book for any of the events below you can contact Annalise at

Annalise has loved dancing since she was 3 years old. She started learning tango with Tango Essence and fell in love with tango at first dance. Since then she has travelled frequently throughout Europe to top international tango events where she has gained valuable experience, learning with a wide variety of high quality teachers as well as practicing her skills over hundreds of hours on the dance floor. Recently she has been studying with Joël Rodrigues and practicing with regular dancer partners in Paris. In 2017 she taught several workshops in Germany and also made a teaching debut in Tango Taboe Camp alongside top teachers such as Murat Erdemsel and Agustin & Natalia.

Saturday June 29th

Joël Rodrigues

Sketty Community Church, 36 Carnglas Road, Sketty SA2 9JB


We’re delighted to be having a further visit from this very popular teacher. Joël Rodrigues has been teaching Argentine tango for nearly 10 years, with the last 7 as a full-time professional. He is a highly creative dancer and teacher who has the exceptional ability of combining the technical finesse from Europe with the passion from Argentina.

Joël has a remarkable and original understanding of how the human body works. Most importantly he has the ability to convey that knowledge as direct experience to each person he is working with, to see, feel and show what is needed to find more ease, comfort and efficiency.

If you’re interested in working towards excellence, whatever your style or approach to Tango, Joël has a lot to offer. He has made four previous visits to Swansea, and his previous classes and private lessons were much enjoyed and appreciated by all who came, so don’t miss this opportunity! Join us for workshops, practicas, evening milongas and private lessons.

PRICES (including tea/coffee all day
Concessions available please ask!)

Full Day: 3 WS + Milonga = £45
2 WS + Milonga = £35
1 WS + Milonga = £22
1 WS = £15
Milonga only (with light refreshments) = £9

*Privates with Joël available from 28th June-3rd July. Message Tango Roots for more details.

Meals (Optional extra, please book in advance by June 22nd.)
Lunch - Soup and Sandwiches
Dinner - Vegetarian Curries, Poppadoms, Pakora, Chutney
One meal = £8
Two meals = £12


Workshop 1: 11.30-1pm (intermediate level) Vals
Workshop 2: 2- 3.30pm (all levels) improving the leading and the following without efforts
Workshop 3: 4-5.30pm (all levels) creating contrast and emotions in the dance

Milonga 6-10pm with popular DJ Mabel Gomez


Private lessons with Joël will be available from 28th June-3rd July. Please message Tango Roots to book or for more details.

September 4th-8th

Natalia & Agustin

Amongst the new generation of Argentine couples, Natalia and Agustin are a couple whose popularity has grown rapidly in recent years. In less than three years, they have participated in more than 87 tango events in ten countries from America to Europe. Even during their first year European tour, they were called to dance at a Dutch Royalty Award, the "Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs 2016", in the presence of Queen Maxima of The Netherlands.

They began their international journey in 2016, after 13 years of local experience and 10 years of intense researches about tango, its history, its dance, culture, testimony and chats with milongueros. They have also specialized in body language and dance teaching techniques and done studies in the Tango university career at the Art University of Buenos Aires.

Abroad, they have quickly achieved great recognition and popularity thanks to their unique and innovative classes where they mix culture, art, history, musicality, dance and technique. They are skilled in transmitting highly tango rooted knowledge, without even using figures or sequences.

More details of class schedule to follow soon!