| Tangosouthlondon next visit to THE ASYLUM- March 2015
Caroline Garden’s Chapel
London, SE15 2SQ
here is a short film of our last milonga at The Asylum..
2 30pm-3 30 Milonga class with Claire & Beto
Pay on door: Ball & Class=£12
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 2014:
Sun 7th Sept
NEW: TSL Sunday Practilonga, NEXT DATE to be confirmed..
TSL Sunday Practilonga):
We are lucky enough to have a big enough hall for both the practica & milonga bit!:
The Practica bit: A perfect opportunity to practice some of what we learnt – and to share the pearls of wisdom with each other! Or, of course, just to keep practising walking. For the practica bit, working out on the spot, technique and questions, there is a lot of space on the middle of the floor.
The ‘milonga’ bit: Our hall is big enough to accommodate everyone. By making sure that there is a flow on the outside lane, we can keep practising the importance of interpreting the music by travelling in tango, not just whirling about on a handkerchief!! The music will be in cortinas.. (any one who would like to try their hand in putting together a play list for this event please let me know!).
-We will also be introducing one or two games learnt in a BA practica..fun for everyone!
-I will provide some nibbles:please bring a something to nibble that we can all share..
-tango films will be showing
Time to get our lovely community of dancers chillaxing & practising on a sweet Sunday afternoon..
Ta da! …
Everyone welcome/all levels
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