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 Spring 2019 :


– Saturday 20th April,          CLOSED                               due to Easter Holiday.

– Saturday 27 April,                                                  Guest Teacher PABLO NIEVAS. £12 for the whole afternoon.  1 – 3 pm class 3 – 5 pm Milonga/Dance. ( £5  dance only ). Class topic is on Paradas (stops).

– Saturday 4 May,                     CLOSED                   due to Open Day by Friends of Island History Trust.

– Saturday 11th May,                                                 1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 18th May,                                                 1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 25th May,                                                 1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 1st June,                                                   1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 8th June,                                                  1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 15th June,                                                1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.

– Saturday 22nd June,                                              1 – 5pm    Normal afternoon, £5.


[  This programme is correct at  17th April 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:

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.

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 PRACTICA / 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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‘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:
http://www.tangomusicsecrets.co.uk             and



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





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


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.


9 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.

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