Argentinian Tango  on  Saturday afternoons, from 1 – 5 pm   at Saint John’s Community Centre, 37-39 Glengall Grove, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3NE.


 TANGOE14  activities including Classes, Milongas and Performance Group                                                           are    SUSPENDED                                                                                             until further notice due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.                                    The Community Centre is closed for all activities.  We will resume ‘TangoE14’ when      the Hall is allowed to be opened and other conditions are favourable,   but we        suspect that might be a few months.

The main thing to do at present is to stay home and avoid person to person contact.

TangoE14 people who are on our email list get a weekly newsletter with ideas and information to help maintain and develop their knowledge and skills of Argentine Tango.  If you would like to be added to    our email list, please email your request and email address to Tony<apblane@gmail.com>.

To see a summary of the material given so far, go to our ‘Notes’ page.

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KIETH  NICOL, husband of dancer and teacher Jan Nicol, died in April 2020 with Coronavirus.  

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On a happier note                                                                                                                    CONGRATULATIONS                                                                                                                          TO   ANITA    AND    JEAN-CLAUDE                                                                                                  on the birth of their son, CLAUDE on 15th April 2020.

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Please refer to government websites for further information on what to do.



Returning Travellers information

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[  This page was last checked on 8th April 2021. ]

PROGRAMME  commonly was:

1 – 3.00pm  CLASS. With Tony Lane and/or Anita van de Watering, responding  to the requests and needs of those attending.  We aimed to have visiting teachers about once a month.

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


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We were working towards performing at ‘Flourishing Lives’ in the Tate Exchange for April 2020, but this has been POSTPONED.


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

Previous visiting teachers have included:

– 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)’.

– ‘Los Ocampo’ ;  Omar Ocampo and Monica Romero
on ‘ The evolution of Tango dance ‘, ‘Traspie’, ‘ Milonga ‘, ‘ Tango Vals ‘, ‘ Canyengue ‘,                             and ‘ Chacarera ‘.

– Pablo Nievas and Valeria Zunino.(See Video page ).

– Hernan Brusa, ‘Dancing to Melodic and Rhythmic Tangos, and to Tango Vals’.

– Pablo Rodriguez on ‘The Bliss of Connection’.

– ‘ 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’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 is currently CLOSED due to the COVID_19 Coronavirus Pandemic.                                  We  intend to open again as soon as practical, but we suspect this may not be for a few months.                When we do re-open 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 8th April 2021.

If in doubt email:      

Tony Lane              <apblane@gmail.com>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or ‘phone                      

Anita van de Watering       07740 137 383        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’.

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:



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

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.

10 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

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