London Tango Academy
is a healthy lifestyle choice for inspired living


In-Person & Online
Argentine Tango Classes

London Tango Academy 
is an Argentine Tango school & community,
home of Strictly Come Dancing Argentine Tango Choreographers Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani 

In-person & Online friendly classes from Absolute Beginners to Advanced students with a curated method, based on 25 years experience teaching authentic traditional Argentine Tango to the highest standards.

We organise regular workshops, social dances, events, trips to Argentina and also offer in-person and online classes for all the members of our community and beyond. 

Meet the team

London Tango Academy Dream Team of Teachers

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Julio Saavedra | Chris Benson | Leandro Palou | Maria Tsiatsiani | Carlos Cisneros | Emma Reyes | Iro Davlanti-Lo | Adrien Bariki | Letitia Simone | Leo DiCocco

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Our work in the U.K. & abroad

As head Argentine Tango choreographers at Strictly Come Dancing and BBC1 Morning Live Show presenter of the Strictly Fitness section, Maria and Leandro have been featured in various commercials, TV programs, music videos & BBC Radio1 interviews in the U.K.
They are also members of
International judging panels for Argentine Tango Competitions.

In 2018, Leandro received a
Recognition of Excellence Award from the UK Argentine Embassy, for his work in Tango. In 2018 & 2019, London Tango Academy was nominated for Best Argentine Tango School Worldwide at the Premios Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Some of the brands we worked with

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As head Argentine Tango choreographers at Strictly Come Dancing, Maria & Leandro have been featured in various commercials, TV programs, music videos & BBC Radio1 interviews. Maria also presents Strictly Fitness on the BBC Morning Live show. They are also members of international judging panels. In 2018, Leandro received a Recognition of Excellence Award from the UK Argentine Embassy, for his work in Tango.

Student Love 

Maria and Leandro break it down and build it back up with the same level of mastery as their dance performances!

Qasim Bashir (London)

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Their exceptional warmth to every single student, the incomparable in-depth knowledge of the human body and expertise in Tango are unparalleled. 

John Staines (Manchester)

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The online classes are simply unmissable: demanding, highly effective & a lot of fun. I feel that I have made more progress in the past 14 weeks, than in all the years put together in various set-ups. 

 Lylli Laukka (London)

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Maria's gracious & elegant style is inspiring for ladies; Leandro's gentle & considerate lead is to be a model for leaders. Above all their warmth, inclusive, supportive and humble attitude is just beautiful. Finding this school and them as teachers has really changed our lives!

Lisa & Mark Hull (London)

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Established in 2003

Celebrating our 19th birthday