NEXT TSL MILONGA:
Friday 20th March
7.00pm – 8.00pm for Class
8.00pm – 11.00pm for Milonga
DJ Thomas Keenes
Claire Loewe and Thomas Keenes lead a one hour ‘taster class’ for complete beginners where you can find out just how addictive this glorious dance can be..
followed by a ‘milonga’ (social dancing to authentic tango music from the 1930s to 1950s), and a short performance.
This venue is ideal for Tango..very atmospheric and an excellent wooden floor…Thomas Keenes spinning the discs, so we will have a great night out dancing for all
St Catherine’s Church
London SE14 5SG
£10 for Class & Milonga
£5 for Milonga only
Tickets on sale form 5th March
| Tangosouthlondon next visit to THE ASYLUM- April 26th
Caroline Garden’s Chapel
London, SE15 2SQ
here is a short film of our last milonga at The Asylum..
5-6pm Milonga class with Claire & Beto
Listed by Time Out & The Guardian as one of South London’s top venues-
‘worth a trip for the venue alone’ (Timeout)..
Travel: Train station: Queens rd, Peckham (10 mins by train from London bridge, or direct on London overground). 7 minute walk from station down leafy Asylum Rd.
Parking: plenty of street parking on Asylum Rd- also in ‘toy’s r us’ car park close by…
So, re dates for 2015:
Video with impressions form a tangosouthlondon ball, by Bob Komar
General Info re our milongas:The style we love to teach & dance is Tango de Salon (including the best of Villa Urquiza & fantasia). We welcome all styles, but we would like to emphasize that respecting the distance between couples, minimal overtaking, keeping the flow of the dance floor, and the use of cabeceo are important codes in our milongas.
‘Cabeceo’ or ‘nod of the head’, is how one invites and acknowledges a partner for a dance in the milongas of Buenos Aires. For dancing to have meaning it has to be desired by both the woman and the man. This method of asking a woman to dance gives her the ability to accept or decline with the minimum embaressment and social risk for all concerned. This ritual evolved over many years on the dance floors of Argentina, and although it is not without its pitfalls, I think it can be an elegant solution that also carries the charm of tradition.
Look up Ms Hedgehog’s excellent review of our milonga http://mshedgehog.blogspot.com/2010/04/tango-south-london.html