Argentinian Tango  on  Saturday afternoons,                       Usual time 1 – 5 pm.

THIS  WEEK  ONLY,  Saturday 1st October,                   we have temporarily moved to                                                  ‘The CALDER’S  WHARF  COMMUNITY  CENTRE’,      4A Saunders Ness Road, E14  3PS.                                         Nearest Docklands Light Rail station is ‘Island Gardens’ just 5 minutes walk away.  

Guest teachers from Argentina and Uruguay:  Natasha Lewinger and Haris Mihail.   

Saturday 1st October
Class 1 – 3 pm, with Natasha Lewinger and  Haris Mihail.                                                   Social dancing (Milonga) 3 – 5 pm.
Todays class is aimed at dancers with at least some tango experience. Beginners may find it challenging.
Come early for the class to take full advantage of their very valuable teaching.                           Entry: £15 for Class and Milonga; £5 after 3pm for Milonga (Social dancing) only.
We at TangoE14 also like to emphasize the social nature of Argentine Tango, as well as the fun, joy and pleasure it can bring.

Our regular ‘TangoE14’ programme continues almost every Saturday, usually 1 – 5pm. 

Check this website,   www.TangoE14.wordpress.com from time to time to see current programme, to see when we have visiting teachers, and to note the rare occasions we are closed due to non availability of the hall.


CALENDAR  of coming events at TangoE14:  

Saturday 1st October,  !!  DIFFERENT VENUE  1st Oct ONLY  !!                                                Calder’s Wharf Community Centre, Saunders Ness Road, E14 3EA. {DLR Island Gardens}.           Guest Teachers Natasha Lewinger and Haris Mihail,                                                                                1 – 3 pm class, followed by Milonga/Practica from 3 – 5pm.                                                                             Entry £15 for the full afternoon; or £5 after 3pm, Milonga only.

Saturday 8th October, with Tony and Anita.                                                                                                1 – 3 pm class, followed by Milonga/Practica from 3 – 5pm.                                                                     Entry £7 for the full afternoon, or £5 after 3pm, Milonga only.

Saturday 15th October, with Tony and Anita.                                                                                                 1 – 3 pm class, followed by Milonga/Practica from 3 – 5pm.
Entry £7 for the full afternoon, or £5 after 3pm, Milonga only.

Saturday 22nd October, with Tony and Anita.                                                                                                 1 – 3 pm class, followed by Milonga/Practica from 3 – 5pm.
Entry £7 for the full afternoon, or £5 after 3pm, Milonga only.

Saturday 29th October, with Tony and Anita.                                                                                                 1 – 3 pm class, followed by Milonga/Practica from 3 – 5pm.
Entry £7 for the full afternoon, or £5 after 3pm, Milonga only.

On Saturdays we provide free tea and coffee, and people often bring snacks to share.                                           
                                                                                                                                                 Our ‘TangoE14’  outlook aims to be inclusive, and to help everyone to discover and enjoy real Argentine Tango as a social dance. We also want to help you discover and develop the art of communication through partner dance, which we believe to be at its  peak in Argentine tango.  
Think about and develop your true appreciation and understanding of ‘where you are,
and where your partner is,’ at all times, and how we can move together.
We encourage questions and sharing ideas relevant to Tango.

OUR  CURRENT  COVID  POLICY (as at September 2022)

Covid Tests are now voluntary at TangoE14
However, we still wish to be careful for the benefit of all our dancers.
We rely on our dancers being considerate of others and not attending if they have
any cold like symptoms, or have had a positive test in the last week.
We hope you understand and have the best intentions towards our fellow 
dancers and the Tango community.                                                                              
Please pay attention to official Government notices and advice,


  1. Anita likes to create a digital register. So, if you can, please email Anita on a.vandewatering@gmail.com or message via Facebook/ WhatsApp your intention to attend?                                                                                                                                 Tony records names of those present in our attendance book,  including the names of those that just turn up.
  2. You can either pay Anita via contactless card payment on our new card reader. The price for a normal afternoon is £7. A higher price is payable when we have a visiting teacher.    Or, Tony can accept cash payment at the door.

When we do not have visiting teachers our PROGRAMME usually is:

1 – 3.00pm  CLASS.  We start with structured and progressive material on basics, including relevant exercises to help develop ones inbuilt abilities, ‘muscle memory’, and fitness necessary to do common Argentine tango movements. We include many well known and popular dance sequences, whilst emphasising the main points of connection and improvisation. We often progress by following or developing the areas of immediate interest as raised by those present. In other words the latter part of the class can become more personalised tutorials.    

 3 – 5.00 pm Our relaxed PRACTICA / MILONGA ( Dance )  playing your requests, mainly ‘Golden Age’ tango. 

Anita van de Watering is a qualified Dance Teacher.                                                                                  Tony Lane started Argentine tango in 1995, and has been teaching it for over 15 years. He has taught it in China and New Zealand, as well as London.                                                                                ‘TangoE14’ has been in existence since 2009. The main purpose of it is to help people to discover what Argentine tango is all about, to enjoy it, and to find their own Tango.                                                                       We aim to have visiting teachers about once a month where that is possible.


[This page was last updated on 28th September 2022]


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SPECIAL VISITING TEACHERS  are  invited for some Saturdays and we amend the programme accordingly when details are confirmed.

Previous visiting teachers have included;

‘Los Ocampo’ ;  Omar Ocampo and Monica Romero: We saw them again on 28th May and 11th June. Previously they have enriched us with topics on ‘ The evolution of Tango dance ‘, ‘Traspie’, ‘ Milonga ‘, ‘ Tango Vals ‘, ‘ Canyengue ‘,  and ‘ Chacarera ‘.

Pablo Nievas and Florencia Fraschina were with us on 7th May. They gave us practical and useful      material to develop our musicality and connection in Tango Vals. 

Pablo Rodriguez’ has taught ‘The Bliss of Connection’, and we hope to have him later this year to talk about Musicality.

Natasha Lewinger and Haris Mihail last came in December with new ideas and energy. Their latest included ‘playing with axis, pivoting on two feet, and volcadas.’ We will see them again in October.

Hernan Brusa, A very popular and understandable teacher. At the beginning of February he gave us   a very useful foundation to ‘Milonga’, and built on that in September.

– Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia on ‘Follower’s Technique, and what Leaders have to do to help their partner’.

German Landeira on ‘Embrace, Connection, and Rhythms – Biomechanics applied to movement  (BAM)’.

‘ Il Faut ‘ tango guitar duo, Flavio Romanelli and Marcos Martignano (See Video page).

Anthony Howell ( See Video page ) and Lindi De Angelis.

Fay Laflin, on ‘Essential technique’.

Alejandro Figliolo and Lucas de Buenos Aires.

Alex Barberi.

Mike Lavocah talking about his books eg. ‘Rough guide to Tango Orchestras’.

Raquel Greenberg.

Lora Hudson.

Jan Nicol.

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‘TangoE14’ is normally at Saint John’s Community Centre
37-39 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.                                                                            On rare occasions, due to other activities in the hall, we may use an alternative venue.

The usual entry is £7 for the whole afternoon, and £5 for the Milonga only.                                                                                       A different price, currently £15, does apply when we have visiting teachers.

FREE TEA and COFFEE available throughout the afternoon. Sometimes kind souls even bring tasty snacks to share.


Have you tried the new Elizabeth Line or the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf ? Then change to the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), taking you three short stops to Crossharbour.

Dockland’s Light Rail ‘Crossharbour’ , walk down slope, cross Eastferry Road at crossing, then keep going straight ahead across pavement. You are then on Glengall Grove. The hall is 150 metres down Glengall Grove on the Right Hand Side.

Or Buses  277, 135, D6 and D8 to ASDA ( Crossharbour ).
Walk through path ( on right of Health Centre car park ) which takes you directly to Glengall Grove and St John’s Community Hall.

For a map of the area click on http://maps.google.co.uk and enter the postcode          E14 3NE.

‘TangoE14’                                                                                                                                          provides a great opportunity to develop your skills in Argentine Tango, learn something new , and share what you know in a friendly relaxed group.

If in doubt email:      

Anita van de Watering <a.vandewatering@gmail.com>,

Tony Lane                         <apblane@gmail.com> ,  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Or phone                                                                                                                                                     Anita van de Watering       07740 137 383                                                                                                                       Tony Lane                            020 7538 3852 to confirm details.





http://www.todotango.com/english                                                                                                                        for information about Tango musicians and music, especially 1900-1970.


MIKE LAVOCAH’s books:                                                                                                        

  • ‘Tango Stories: Musical Secrets’ ;  very informative and enjoyable reading.
  • ‘Tango Masters: Anibal Troilo’.                                                                                                 
  • ‘Tango Masters: Osvaldo Pugliese’.                                                                                         
  • ‘Tango Masters: Carlos Di Sarli’.                                                                                               
  • ‘Tango Masters: Juan D’Arienzo’.   
  • ‘Tango Masters: Francisco Canaro’.

Check out his websites:



You can listen to Argentine Tango on the internet, for example try :



Or just go to ‘Radio Garden’   http://radio.garden    anywhere in the world.                                                                       Of course there are hundreds of stations in Buenos Aires, but only a couple are dedicated to Tango.


TANGO  SONGS         

Many students ask about the words, meanings and translations of Tango songs.                              Go to this site and click on the songs you want, in both Spanish and English:  




Amy’s  beautiful shoes for tango dancers and brides, has ‘Turquoise’, ‘Mr Tango’ and ‘Dancesport’ shoes, and can do custom made. Quote code ‘ANITA 15’ for 15% discount    (as at 6 August 2018).                                                                                                                              Amy D. Krishnaswamy<amy@amysshop.co.uk>,
www.amysshop.co.uk   (if you have any difficulty getting the website, then please phone)    Phone +44(0)1737 668252
Mobile +44(0)7856 236433

Cervila shoes, Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia.                                                         http://www.cervilashoes.com                                                                                                info@cervilashoes.com

Ken’s economically priced ballroom shoes, suitable for Tango. May have some shoes at sale prices.                                                                                                                  http://www.rippledance.co.uk


The photo at the top of this page is of Tony Lane and Kylie James, and was taken at Dunedin railway station New Zealand by Julian O’Hagan in March 2010.

13 Responses to Home

  1. sun choi says:

    put comments by mistake into website box.sorry

  2. Fredy Tincopa says:

    It’s me Fredy, I am coming tomorrow to see your Milonga
    Un Abrazo


  3. Blossom says:

    I recently started coming to E.14. The atmosphere is welcoming and lively. The practica is organic, creative, knowledgeable and supportive, I enjoy Saturday afternoons here.

  4. My husband Dave and myself are looking forward to learning tango on the Island. Thrilled that you’re here. Thank you

  5. Very much looking forward to teaching here.

  6. abaelhe says:

    Tony, c u next time, Beijing.

  7. Jenifer McDonald says:

    please can I join your mail list or FB group if you have one

  8. Goga Yatsenko says:

    how dow we register to attend please

    • tangoe14 says:

      You do not normally need to book in advance for our open classes. When we have visiting teachers it is a good idea to book
      in advance. If you are in doubt or have questions, email Anita or Tony.

    • tangoe14 says:

      Hello Goga Sorry to send you so late a reply. I have only just taken over the updating of the website. So apologies if Tony already replied to you. In reply to your question: Could you please email me your email address? and I will add you to our email list for our newsletter. Thank you
      Best wishes

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