Tango Weekend for Beginners

About Covid-19: at the moment (June 2020) we are positive that the beginner weekend in August can continue. The protocol of the dance sector has been approved by the Dutch government, and by the end of June we expect the final decision by the government to allow dancing indoors again from 1 July onwards. More information below.

Intensive weekend for beginners – 11 & 12 December 2021

Learn the basics of the Argentine tango in two days: in 4 workshops, 7 hours of teaching in total, you’ll learn about the walking technique, dance posture, the embrace with your dance partner, and how to lead steps or how to follow the lead. We will also teach you some of the most danced steps in the Argentine tango, such as ochos, cunitas and the cross step. Furthermore, you’ll get a taste of the tango vals and the milonga, two dances that are also part of the Argentine tango.

The venue of the weekend is dance centre de Veste in Apeldoorn, which has a very nice dance hall and a bar where we have our lunches and tea/coffee breaks. The surroundings of Apeldoorn are very beautiful, with heath and forest. Perfect for a nice weekend together or a longer stay.

After the weekend we will send all participants an overview of what you’ve learned, and some tango music to enable you to listen and practise at home.

You can get a better impression of the weekends by having a look at some pictures of previous weekends: photo gallery.

The weekend of 11 & 12 December is fully booked. There is a waiting list, if you still would like to have a chance to participate. The next tango weekend for beginners will be 16 & 17 April 2022.

COVID-19 measures

We expect that dancing indoors will be allowed again from 1 July onwards, but only if we respect the protocol that has been approved. The most important measures and rules during the weekend are:

  1. First and foremost: you cannot participate if you have COVID-19 related symptoms or if someone living in your home has a fever or suffers from a shortness of breath. At the beginning of the weekend we will check this by asking a number of questions. We will allow cancellation for the weekend because of COVID-19 related symptoms until the very last moment. In such case, you will receive a refund.
  2. If you get health problems in the days after the weekend and it turns out that you suffer from COVID-19, you have to inform us so we can notify the other participants and the health authorities.
  3. Keep a distance of 1,5 meters to others during the weekend, except your own dance partner. To enable this, we will limit to maximum number of participants to ten couples (instead of fifteen). We will not change dance partners during the weekends. Also we will take measures to make sure that you also can keep a distance of 1,5 meters during the breaks.
  4. Wash or disinfect your hands when you enter the building, after using the toilets, and before the lunch.
  5. We will regularly clean the door handles and other contact surfaces.
  6. If you have to cough, please cough into your elbow, not into your hands.


Jacqueline Kips and René Heeskens

Weekend package

  • 4 workshops, 7 hours in total
  • two lunches
  • coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival and during the breaks

Weekend schedule

10.45 – 11.00 arrival with coffee and tea
11.00 – 13.00 first workshop
13.00 – 14.00 lunch buffet
14.00 – 16.00 second workshop
10.45 – 11.00 arrival with coffee and tea
11.00 – 13.00 third workshop
13.00 – 14.00 lunch buffet
14.00 – 16.00 fourth workshop


De Veste
Fabianusstraat 4
7333 BM Apeldoorn
Travel directions >

There is a free parking at the Veste.


The costs per person are: € 120,00
Fulltime students and minimum benefit recipients:  € 95,00


You can register by using the online registration form. If you encounter any difficulties in filling out the form, please contact us by writing an e-mail to info@tango-entero.nl.

If you don’t have a dance partner yet, please also inform us of your length and age. Then we will try to find a matching dance partner for you.

Payment details

Please transfer the costs of €120,00 per person (€95,00 for students and minima) within two weeks after registration to bank account NL58 INGB 0005 0127 12, to the attention of RPM Heeskens , indicating “Tango Weekend Apeldoorn” as payment reference. (BIC=INGBNL2A)

Your registration is completed after we’ve received your payment. If you register less than one month before the weekend, please pay the costs simultaneously.

Terms of cancellation

By derogation of the usual terms of cancellation, you can cancel the weekend until the very last moment if you suffer from COVID-19 or related symptoms. We will then refund your payment.

If you cancel the weekend for other reasons, the usual terms of cancellation apply. These are as follows.

If you cancel the weekend at least 14 days before the start of the weekend, you will receive a refund minus administrative costs of 25 Euro per person.

Cancelling your participation less than 14 days before the start of the weekend is only possible when there is a compelling reason, like an illness that makes it impossible to participate. In such a case, you can choose a refund of 50% of your payment, or your payment can be changed into a credit that you can use to participate in another beginner weekend. The credit has to be used within one year.

No refund is possible if you cancel the weekend less than one week before the start of the weekend.

More information

Shoe advice >

What to wear >

About one week before the start of the weekend, we will e-mail all participants with an overview of all the práctical information about the weekend. Please contact us if you have any further questions: info@tango-entero.nl.