Tango South London – TSL

Tango Balls/Milonga/Practilonga

TANGOSOUTHLONDON XMAS BALL in aid of Down’s South London

Everyone welcome to our PARTY!!!
DJ: Simon Haddock
Dress: Glam!
If you missed last year’s party, DON”T miss it again..
There will, of course, be more wonderful music, dancing…
PLUS including small, LIVE festive tango vignettes to keep you laughing all night, a raffle with AMAZING prizes, shared food, Balanceo shoes on sale…& an entertaining slide show running throughout the night*..
RAFFLE: In aid of Down’s South London- a charity helping provide therapy for local children. So far we have:
– sumptious Xmas Hamper (lovingly gathered by numerous TSL students)
-Lunch for 4 aboard Malaika- (a beautiful, historic wooden motorized gondola):Trip down the Thames & lunch aboard included with Jane Eddington
– tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, including lunch with Amanda Hamilton
-a free acupuncture session
– a free private Tango lesson with Claire
-free brain surgery from Anthony Strong (only joking!)
…..We are getting more prizes donated daily..
*Included as a culmination of 2 month project: slide show of TSL’ers in their ‘own environment’, (but with tell- tale signs of our shared tango obsession), Mike Pevsner’s & Bob Komar’s series of photograph will be projected in teh lounge for the first time…Secrecy has been sworn until then!
Plus:FOOD: Please bring a dish to share..
The fully licensed bar will be in operation!

Venue: The Constitutional Hall, 33 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PW
7 30- midnight



         Tangosouthlondon next visit to THE ASYLUM- March 22nd 2015
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
6- 9 30pm Milonga
DJ Nikki with his specially crafted, exclusive Salon Mix
Free nibbles & cake, tea & coffee
Pay on door: Ball & Class=£12
(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)..

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:
22ND March
26th April
10th May
14th June

Asylum milonga

sim peter fredella fred

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

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