Tango Libre is ultimately about communication and connection with your partner and with the music, having fun and being able to adapt the dance to modern and traditional fused music.

As Argentine Tango is a free-style dance you will learn the concepts of good alignment, moving from your centre and using a sliding embrace to incorporate beautiful fluid tango movements which are not taught solely in the form of routines but also from the natural progression of where the body wants to go and why AND how to incorporate all this into the music.

For those of you who are already dancers of tango I explore with you the concepts of active following and generous leading to further enhance your dancing experience.

Emphasis is not only on learning new moves but being able to enhance the moves you already have. It is not a prescribed way of learning or teaching, hence the term “Tango Libre".

It is about using the available space on the dance floor and truly letting your inner sensibility towards the dance come out.

Dancing for over 20 years I have had a long tango life.... teaching in Buenos Aires, Sydney and now Nelson and other regions of NZ. I have a proven and fun method of teaching and enjoy imparting my tango knowledge, both in terms of dance and theories on the tango life!

I organise 4 festivals a year, DJ, teach private lessons, hold weekly classes and monthly milongas (social nights).

Tango is about loss and possibility and finding connection within those emotions.. It is fast paced and energetic, slow and meditative. Dancing and living this wonderful tango is addictive ....


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Call/email me if you want to have a chat about tango 

and the best way forward for your learning experience.

Private lessons are available in Nelson and Richmond 

and are a proven way to get you moving fast.

Thanks and see you on the dance floor soon!

Anne-Maree Therkleson

027 238 0568 or email


Tango gives you confidence, elegance and poise whilst nurturing and developing the sensuous and creative aspects of yourself.

It will provide you with the opportunity to connect with new people in a safe and friendly environment.

I’m a dedicated and informative teacher, professional festivals, milongas and tours

all within a fun atmosphere.

See you on the dance floor soon!

Anne-Maree Therkleson, Tango Teacher and Festival Organiser

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