Argentinian Tango on Saturday afternoons, usually from 1 – 5 pm at Saint John’s Community Centre, 37-39 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.
‘TangoE14’ Programme for Winter/Spring 2019 :
– Saturday 23rd February 1 – 5pm. Guest Teacher HERNAN BRUSA. £12 for the whole afternoon. 3 – 5pm Milonga/Dance. ( £5 dance only ).
Workshop on the difference between Vals and Milonga. Questions we’ll be answering; Are there figures/ patterns that are only danced in Vals and same for Milonga? And can you dance the same steps in Tango in Vals and Milonga?
– **NOTE LATER START** Saturday 2nd March 2 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– **CLOSED** Saturday 9th March Due to Island of Dogs History Trust having an open day. However, we’ll be presenting what TangoE14 is about.
– **NOTE LATER START** Saturday 16th March 2 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– **NOTE LATER START** Saturday 23rd March 2 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– **NOTE LATER START** Saturday 3oth March 2 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– Saturday 6th April, 1 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– Saturday 13th April, Guest Teacher PABLO NIEVAS.£12 for the whole afternoon. 3 – 5pm Milonga/Dance. ( £5 dance only ).
– Saturday 20th April, CLOSED due to Easter Holiday.
– Saturday 27 April, 1 – 5pm Normal afternoon, £5.
– Saturday 4 May, Guest Teacher PABLO NIEVAS.£12 for the whole afternoon. 3 – 5pm Milonga/Dance. ( £5 dance only ).
[ This programme is correct at 18th Feb 19, but may be amended if we confirm other visiting teachers, or if the Hall becomes unavailable on a particular day. We would normally be given at least 3 weeks notice of any change. ]
PROGRAMME when we do not have visiting teachers or special events:
(!) Due to Tony being abroad there will be some afternoons with a revised timetable (please check dates and times above). This programme will be Basic Tango Technique from 2pm – 2.45pm followed by more Intermediate Tango Technique and principles 2.45 – 3.30pm and Practica to finish from 3.30- 5pm. In general, Anita will be teaching Tango principles and techniques as well as embrace/ connection, musicality and improvisation techniques.
1 – 2pm CLASS ; ‘BASIC MATERIAL’ for everyone, beginners or advanced.
What are the keys to Argentinian Tango as opposed to other dances ? If you are a beginner please come early so we can give you more attention. We may split the class according to needs, but often join everyone for basic exercises. We often work on requests from those present. For example, some recent Saturdays dancers have asked for detailed work on Walking, Decorations, Ochos, Giros, Molinos, Barridas, Sacadas, Cadenas, Volcadas, how to dance fluidly and musically, how to mix and join movements, and most importantly building confidence.
This first class is intended to be accessible for beginners or those with limited experience, but more experienced dancers also benefit from refining, polishing or re-examining the basic building blocks and their assumptions about them. Alternatively, there is lots of room for people to practice on their own.
‘GENERAL EXERCISES FOR DANCERS’ and ‘EXERCISES FOR TANGO
DANCERS’ may be suggested at any time during the first half
of the afternoon as appropriate.
2.00 – 3 pm WORKSHOP / PRACTICA where we invite you to share what you know and see where that goes. Or we might look at groups of similar moves that can have quite different outcomes to understand the subtle differences in leading and following. Or you can practice on your own.
3 – 5 pm Our relaxed MILONGA ( Dance ) playing your requests, mainly ‘Golden Age’ tango. If you have something special you would like us to play, please bring it with you.
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SPECIAL VISITING TEACHERS are planned for some Saturdays and we will amend the programme accordingly when details are confirmed.
Previous visiting teachers have included:
– ‘Los Ocampo’ ; Omar Ocampo and Monica Romero
on ‘ The evolution of Tango dance ‘, ‘ Milonga ‘, ‘ Tango Vals ‘, ‘ Canyengue ‘, and ‘ Chacarera ‘.
– Pablo Nievas and Valeria Zunino.(See Video page ).
– Hernan Brusa, dancing to Melodic and Rhythmic Tangos.
– ‘ Il Faut ‘ tango guitar duo, Flavio Romanelli and Marcos Martignano (See Video page).
– Anthony Howell ( See Video page ) and Lindi De Angelis.
– Alejandro Figliolo and Lucas de Buenos Aires.
– Alex Barberi.
– Mike Lavocah’s ‘Rough guide to Tango Orchestras’.
– Raquel Greenberg.
– Lora Hudson.
– Jan Nicol.
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VENUE / ADDRESS
‘TangoE14’ is at Saint John’s Community Centre
37-39 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.
normally £5 for the whole afternoon, but a price increase will apply when we have visiting teachers.
FREE TEA and COFFEE available throughout the afternoon. Sometimes kind souls even bring tasty snacks to share.
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.
TangoE14 intends to be open as indicated if possible, but there may be some days when the Hall will not be able to be used. We have been told that we will get fair notice when the hall is not available. This website is updated regularly, and was last updated on 13th December 2018.
If in doubt phone:
Tony Lane 020 7538 3852 or
Anita van de Watering 07740 137 383 to confirm details.
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’.
Mike was our visiting teacher on 8th November 2014 with his ‘Rough Guide to Tango Orchestras’. On 13th October 2018 he talked about ‘The Big Four – D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Pugliese and Troilo’. He also has some Tango CDs for sale.
Check out his websites:
ARGENTINE TANGO RADIO
You can listen to Argentine Tango on the internet, for example try :
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<email@example.com>,
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
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.