Las Estrellas

Las Estrellas, London: Address, Phone Number, Las Estrellas Reviews: 3.5/5

Las Estrellas
3.5
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Be the first to upload a photo
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
How to get there
  • Bayswater • 1 min walk
  • Queensway • 4 min walk

3.5
3 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Tiffany H
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Don't go
Jun 2017 • Couples
I'm a visitor to London and my best friend arranged for a birthday present for me to take a group Argentine tango class with my boyfriend last night. I would like to express my supreme disappointment and anger.

Firstly, I understand teaching dance to beginners can be difficult. My boyfriend has no experience. For myself, I am no professional and dance just for fun, but I've been dancing since age 4, with ballet, tap and jazz. In the last 4 years, I've been dancing salsa and bachata. I'm also a yogi. My point is that I am no stranger to movement and I welcome feedback to correct my technique and form.

With this said, the teacher (I'm assuming Mr. Takis), expressed how he wished people would show up at 7pm instead of the 7:30pm start time. Well firstly, we were not informed of such request. We were, however, on time for 7:30pm and ready to dance. There were only 3 people total, 2 boys and 1 girl. He said he didn't want to give the class, but we told him we were visitors and today was our only day to attend. We also said we had no problem with the small class, and we're here now, why not continue to the class? We're sorry the numbers were not to his satisfaction, but how is that our fault? He should have given the class without complaint.

He gave me a 30 minute lesson (sort of), where he kept repeating the same instructions over and over again. When I didn't understand, I would ask him clarifying questions or tried to get him to show or teach me with different methods (such as show me the wrong way so I understand the correct way, using my hands to illustrate, etc). He just kept scolding and repeating. Let's also remember I've never danced tango before and it will take me a while to understand signals, leads and music. He could have been more polite, more patient and more creative in giving instruction. He would tell us to "listen to the music", without teaching us the basic rhythms or what we were listening for. He would tell my partner to take over, except never taught him the steps or how to lead!

After 30 minutes, he ended the class. He gave us our money back and was completely unapologetic.

This was completely disappointing because it was a birthday gift, it is in advance to my visit to Argentina where I intend to take lessons, and he was just plain rude and a terrible teacher. I would never recommend this studio to anyone, even to those who could regularly attend. I hope they take this review and improve their service.
Written June 27, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane S
London, UK1 contribution
Expert and Fun
Dec 2015 • Solo
I have no idea how to tango I just know I like the idea of it. Great value for a night out and learning a skill which is actually fun unlike the boring gym and yes, its exercise like you had no idea.
I started with group lessons and then progressed to private weekly lessons...now I'm doing well enough under the expert guidance of the Proprietor and his Dance Assistant who both manage the studio with extreme professional expertise.

Try it and you will not give up.
Written December 14, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Georgia B
London, UK9 contributions
Last Tango In Bayswater
Nov 2015 • Couples
Found this fantastic dance studio tucked away in a beautiful little mews in the heart of Bayswater where I have been having lessons in Argentinean Tango. The teacher Mr Takis is excellent and really puts you through your paces which is great as my partner and I wish to learn this beautiful dance as quickly as possible! Can not recommend this school high enough!
Written November 18, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing