Tango E14

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  • 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.

    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.

    ‘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.


    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 ‘                       (See Video page).

    – 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.


    ‘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 3rd October 2018.

    If in doubt phone:      

    Tony Lane 020 7538 3852 or

    Anita van de Watering 07740 137 383 to confirm details.