no partner necessary, no routines to learn, improvisation encouraged READ MORE
let us introduce you to Melbourne’s robust social tango scene READ MORE
connect your body – focus your mind – release your soul READ MORE
It’ll bind you from the moment you take your first Tango walk READ MORE
Argentine Tango is suitable for all 
“If you can walk, you can Tango” READ MORE
packages designed to get you dancing expertly sooner READ MORE
where a connection without parallel is possible READ MORE
share a heartbeat, an embrace, an intimate space just for two… READ MORE
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Learn to Dance Tango in Melbourne with Tango Butterfly

Tango, as danced in the salons of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a highly social dance used by many Tangueros (dancers of tango) as a way of escaping the harsh realities of every day life. Outside Argentina, dancers of social tango around the world are drawn to it because of the intensive physical connection experienced with another - sharing a heartbeat, an embrace, an intimate space just for two.In tango we get to express our emotions and then let them go as we leave the dance, enriched. Negative emotions morph like butterflies - sharing our own individual colours with another can result in amazing and unique tango moments. Through tango our personalities join and make for one beautiful shared experience – a tango butterfly.

Tango For Beginners

Want to Learn to Tango? Jump into our next FREE Intro lesson on 29 August! - our regular classes are held in Prahran & Elsternwick...

Tango For The Experienced

Already dance some Tango? We have a number of class options for you based on your length of experience and aspiration level. If you aspire simply to facilitate your social dancing, our...

Tango Practicas & Milonga

Come to the Grande Milonga at the Malvern Town Hall - Monday 18 August!!! Even if you don’t dance, there’ll be something for everyone! Tango Butterfly runs montly Friday...

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Be swept away to Buenos Aires through the beauty of the Tango. Enjoy live Tango, Milonga, Habanera and Waltz music by Ruth Roshan and her band Tango Noir, be inspired by the exhilarating Tango dancers*, and join in the fun of social dancing. Never danced before? No problem. The night includes a lesson - 18 August at the Malvern Town Hall. Our regular courses are run in Elsternwick on Tuesdays and Prahran on Thursdays - next course starts 14 & 16 October. See our Learn Tango page for details. Classes NOW in Multiple locations - good for residents in Prahran, St Kilda, Windsor, Toorak, Malvern, Armadale, Glen Iris, Elsternwick, Balaclava, Elwood, South Yarra and Richmond areas in Melbourne .. Did you know? We're the exclusive distributor of Turquoise Tango shoes AND Jheart Tango Clothing in Melbourne! … Looking for a gift? Give the gift of Tango with a Tango Butterfly Gift certificate! We also offer private & group Tango classes, milongas, practicas y more! Connect your body, focus your mind and release your soul - with Tango Butterfly!

Testimonials - what others think...

  • I always thought I had two left feet. But one class of Tango changed my mind! Learning Tango has given me a new confidence and has changed my life!” — Chris

  • I’ve tried many dance styles: salsa, zouk, swing, and blues to name a few.
    I love all social dances but have found in tango the purest form of connection I have ever experienced.
    It really is in a class of its own and I’m so grateful to have been introduced to tango! I think I’ll be dancing it for life.” — Ann

  • I’d been looking for a new hobby, something that could be fun but also keep me fit. Gym memberships never work for me and I find that unless I want to do something, I have difficulty committing to a course. Initially I was unsure about signing up to a full course, but I’m so glad I did! Coming to tango class gives me something fun and exciting to do while exercising at the same time. Tango feeds both my body and my soul - for me, a win-win in every way :-D” — Adriana