London Tango Academy is not just another Tango school. It’s long and successful history is known throughout the world as a leading training ground for authentic Argentinian Tango.​After many successful World Tours, Buenos Aires-born dancer Leandro Palou set up Tango Academy in 2003 and since then has been the busiest and most popular spot for Tango in the UK.
Directors, Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani, Tango Por Dos Company dancers, BBC Strictly Come Dancing Choreographers, West End dancers, coaches at TangoChamps and judges at FITTA Championships in Buenos Aires, together are internationally acclaimed Tango dancers. They have performed in over 230 cities for Tango festivals, theatres, charity events, radio & TV.
Tango Academy was born in 2003 in the heart of central London and has warmly welcomed over 15,000 students of all ages, backgrounds since its opening. In 2018 and 2019, this prestigious school was nominated in the category for Best International Tango School at the Premios Tango Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Each and every one of our dance teachers represents the real spirit of Argentine Tango. With strong dance backgrounds and in-depth knowledge of the Tango culture and history, the Tango Academy faculty are quite simply the best in the business. Each class is carefully structured with the perfect balance of individual technique, partner work and guided practice time to maximise eachstudents learning,in each class .

"If you want the best Leandro and Maria are it..."


I’m so proud, after more than 25 years of dancing, to pass on the gift of Tango to so many students at the Academy every week. It is my pride, my life! There is nothing I enjoy more than witnessing my students taking their first steps because I know their lives will be transformed. Dance is inside of all of us, the only thing we do at the Academy is guide you through the journey and unleash your potential.

Leandro Palou

Tango Academy Founder & Director

Meet the Directors


Our Team