TELEGRAPH HILL FESTIVAL TANGO BALL
THURSDAY 30TH MARCH
Forget what you’ve seen on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’: come and discover the beautiful, improvised, close embrace style of the real Argentine tango as it is danced in Buenos Aires.
Claire Loewe East Dulwich-based Tango South London (tangosouthlondon.co.uk) and Simon Haddock of New Cross-based Tango178 (facebook.com/tango178) lead a one hour ‘taster class’ for complete beginners where you can find out just how addictive this dance can be, followed by a ‘milonga’ (social dancing to authentic tango music from the 1930s to 1950s).
No need to bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes if possible (heels are helpful for women).
St Catherine’s Church, Hatcham, London on Thursday 30 March 2017
Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Milonga 9pm-11 30pm
DJ THOMAS KEENES
Ticket Price: £10.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 07788721187
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
TSL WEEKLY PRACTICAS (Free practice sessions)
EVERY TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY there is a FREE PRACTICA at Tangosouthlondon head quarters, The Constitutional Club! 33 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PW
This is a large hall with a sprung wooden dance floor- perfect for practising all your tango, from walking to figures, at any level.
There is also a fully licensed bar
Golden age tango music
EVERY: Tuesday: from @ 8 45-10 30pm
Wednesday: from @ 8 45- 10 30pm
So if you are in the area, do drop in and join us 🙂