Tango South London – TSL

Tango Balls/Milonga/Practilonga

A tangosouthlondon milonga in a castle in Devon!
Come and join us for an evening of food, wine and dancing in the most beautiful of settings…

7 00- 8 30: Dinner
8 30- late: Milonga in the Grand Hall
DJ: Alberto Ortiz
Fully licensed bar

(TSL are taking over the castle from Thursday 6th til Sunday 9th march with Tango de Salon workshops..more info https://www.facebook.com/events/267874500029704/..a few places still abvailable)

How to get there:
Situated on the Devon and Somerset border, in rolling
countryside within its 30 acre Estate, just minutes away from Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway train station. There is a fast train from London that takes 2 and a half hours!
We will have full use of the premises, including the Great Hall (a beautiful, wooden floored room) in the castle for dancing.

Please let me know if you would like to join for dinner..I will send you a menu! If you are coming for the milonga just turn up!
Price:dinner & milonga: £20
Just milonga: £10

contact claireloewe@hotmail.com

Hope to share this great place & a blissful evening of tango de Salon with you!

Bickleigh Castle
EX16 8RP
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         Tangosouthlondon next visit to THE ASYLUM- Saturday 15th March     2014, 2 30- 7pm…..

We look forward to a Spring awakening at this most exquisite of venues! The milonga’s at this venue in 2013 were an absolute delight.. we look forward to bringing you more monthly events from this date onwards….

Caroline Garden’s Chapel

London, SE15 2SQ

2 30pm- 3 30 Milonga class with Luis & Claire

3 30- 7pm Milonga
DJ Dancetango Nikki

Pay on door: Class & Ball= £12, Just Ball=£10

(nb: no delicate shoes!)

Listed by Time Out & The Guardian as one of South London’s top venues-

‘worth a trip for the venue alone’ (Timeout)..

We will be going to have supper around the corner at the New Saigon http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/new-saigon-london…do join us if you like!

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:

 Saturday 15th March 2 30- 7pm

Then the following are all Sundays 2 30- 7pm:

Sun 11th May

Sun 15th June

Sun 27th july 

Sun 17th August

Sun 7th Sept

Asylum milonga

Telegraph Hill Festival: TSL class & Milonga, 4th April

Over two weeks and three weekends, 60 events offer something for everyone: shows, concerts, open studios and art shows, interactive exhibits, classes, workshops and more. Come along, support your Festival and have fun.

Friday 4 April :Argentine Tango with Tangosouthlondon
7.00pm – 8.00pm for Class
8.00pm – 11.00pm for Milonga
St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Rd
London SE14 5TY

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 and Luis Rodriguez of East Dulwich based Tango South London (http://tangosouthlondon.co.uk/) 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.

£10 for Class & Milonga
£5 for Milonga only

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No need to bring a partner. Please wear leather-soled shoes if possible (heels are helpful for women).

St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Rd London SE14 5TY

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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 Miss Hedgehog’s excellent review of our milonga http://mshedgehog.blogspot.com/2010/04/tango-south-london.html

NEW: TSL Sunday Practilonga, 16th Feb, 5-8pm..all levels welcome!

TSL Sunday Practilonga):
every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month…

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

Date: Sunday 16th March
Times: 5-8 pm
Price: £5
Venue:The Constitutional Club, 33 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PW
No need to book,just turn up!

Future dates:
4th &18th May
1st&15th June

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