About Us

Since 2006 Thames Valley Tango has introduced over 2800 people to Tango, taught over 3500 group lessons, and organised more than 400 Tango dance events

Charles Long

“I’ve been dancing Argentinian Tango since 2000. Initially it was my hobby, and my career was in management in the Motor and Insurance industries. But in 2004 I left the corporate world and since then I’ve focused on dancing and teaching Tango.

When I started to dance there wasn’t much Tango dancing locally. The first tango lessons I went to were awful, and the local milongas weren’t well supported either. So,working with other local dancers, I set about establishing a strong and vibrant local Tango community with the very best lessons and events.

Now, our events are some of the most popular in the UK. Our teaching is widely known and respected, and our students can been seen dancing across the UK and Europe.

I ‘ve danced in Europe, the USA, and Buenos Aires and I still study regularly with maestros, as well as dancing at many milongas in London and around the UK.

I’m very passionate about delivery teaching of a very high standard, using professional methods and a carefully developed approach that makes learning tango as easy as possible!

Tango can be challenging, but I have found that it allows us to share a unique experience. What’s important for me is not only how it looks from the outside, but also what both dancers are experiencing in a dance that is special and exclusive to them. It’s something I hope everyone can share.

Our focus on professional teaching methods and fun has paid off, and our lessons have become more and more popular. I just love teaching tango, and the lessons are always enjoyable.

These days our tango events keep me busy too; we run lots of different formats in varied locations to suit everyone. Most weekends we are running an event somewhere.

I’m usually the DJ at our tango dance events. I select from a library of over 6,000 tango tracks and spend a lot of my time researching and developing my Tango music collection.