Arlene's London Tango Pages

Special Events – Weekend 9th July to 12th July

I am heading off to the coast this weekend and will be missing these events, but that doesn’t mean that you have to.  Please check the calendar for the list of regular milongas taking place this weekend and as usual, please check the websites or contact the organisers for more information.  Have a great time dancing and I hope the weather is good for the Tango Al Fresco!

9th/10th July, Thursday/Friday – Color Tango Orchestra @ Negracha

See my recent post about this event.

10th July, Friday – Live music with Carlos Quilici and Javier (Chino) Fioramonti @ Carablanca

Carlos and Javier play two sets of about half an hour each at 9:30 and 11pm.

Live music first set 9:30pm
Live music second set 11pm
Dancing 8:30pm to midnight

Class: £8
Dancing and live music: £10
Class, dancing and live music: £12
Non-dancer: £2
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

10th/11th July, Friday/Saturday – Tango Campo – Bristol

2 days of tango exhilaration at Pucklechurch Hall.
Our guests GABRIELA ELIAS and EDUARDO PEREZ have years of experience in teaching and performance, they are well-known and respected worldwide.   See their videos on YouTube.  We will take advantage of their special forte in the milonga, lisa y traspie.
And it’s live music as well as dance performance at the milonga on 11 July with CARLOS QUILICI’s Bandoneon!  Carlos performs in many parts of the world with his Orquesta Los Tauras, as well as in duos or as a soloist. Director, arranger, composer, teacher, he is one of the most accomplished tango musicians of today.  Carlos’s repertoire is mostly for dancing, including tangos of all times and his own compositions.   Not just an old friend, Carlos is also a great dancer!


Pucklechurch Village Hall -Abson Road – Pucklechurch –  Bristol BS16 9RH

For more information, contact:

11th, 12th July, Saturday – Sunday – Tango in Brighton this weekend, Tara and Fernando/Oscar Acebras

We’ve lots going on in Brighton this weekend if you fancy joining us!

We have tango workshops and a performance from Tara and Fernando (UK/Argentina), two milongas, one tango cafe, live music from Oscar Acebras, and screening of Ruth Pethybridge’ s beautiful short film `Into Your Arms’ about tango and palliative care in Buenos Aires – with fundraising raffle and great prizes on both nights:

4 free lessons with Cesar and Carolina,
a tango toolkit pass from Tango UK in Southampton,
2 free passes to Negracha
2 free passes to The Dome’s anniversary party 30th September,
spa passes at the Brighton Hilton,
two free weeks of meals on the Body Diet Plan
Barbican tickets and many more!!!

at City Gate Centre, 84-86 London Rd, (above Blockbusters) Brighton, BN1 4JF
(Afternoon workshops sold-out)


8-11.30PM MILONGA with performance from Tara and Fernando,live music from Oscar Acebras and fundraising raffle!!
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SUNDAY 12TH JULY at UMI HOTEL, 64 Kings Rd, Brighton, BN1 1NA
(space for one couple and one follower at afternoon workshops)

1.15-2.30pm DYNAMICS, Improvisation within the step

(students need to know ochos, basic giro or turn)
This is a useful and practical approach to make and express the most out of a movement. To find more different ways to do a movement, changing the speed and side with in. We will especially focus on slow movements, developing sensitivity, balance, and more possibilities to respond to the music. Making the dance more pleasurable!


(upper level of improvers/intermediate)
This is a beautiful movement to dance, which opens the door to develop different qualities and awareness in our body. We will develop the topic from the beginning, going through the technique in detail for Leaders and Followers with the use of specific exercises. We will focus in Volcadas that work for the salon.

4.30-7.30pm Tango Café – come and dance, or just soak up the atmosphere with coffee and cake from UMI’s seafront café!
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7.30-8.30pm CORE ELEMENTS OF TANGO – All Levels!

This workshop is aimed to those who have just started to dance Tango, as well as more advanced dancers. RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYONE!!
We will share some basic aspects and moves of tango, with our fun and effective approach. Encouraging to develop leading and following roles and improvisation from the beginning.
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8.30pm-midnight Candlelit Milonga (social dancing)
with fundraising raffle for the Enrique Tornu palliative care hospice in Buenos Aires

Screening of Ruth Pethybridges’ s uplifting short film `Into Your Arms’ about tango lessons at the Enrique Tornu hospice for patients and staff.
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Workshops £15 each
Saturday Milonga £10 with tango performance and live music
Saturday chacarera class and milonga £12
Sunday Tango Cafe £5
Sunday Core Elements of Tango lesson and milonga £10
Sunday milonga £7 (£5 conc)


Sunday Day Pass: £32 (includes two workshops and tango cafe)
Sunday Day and evening Pass: £35 (includes three tango workshops, tango cafe and milonga!)
Milonga and Tango Cafe Pass: £20 (includes two milongas and tango cafe)
Saturday and Sun class and milonga pass -all levels, including beginners, can attend both classes : £25 includes chacarera class and milonga, core elements of tango and milonga and tangocafe!!! !


For further info and to book please contact Kirsty on 0771 7584738
or email info@kijutango.

11th July, Saturday – DecaDance – Brighton

Three rooms of varied music: Jive, Swing, West Coast, Tango, Blues, RnB, Soul, Salsa, Reggae, Jazz, Show Tunes.

Regular freestyle dancing at milongas is one of the surest ways to improve your tango dancing. We run a number of very friendly, non-intimidating milongas for you to enjoy. These are either as part of our decaDance monthly events or as part of our TangoBootCamp weekends. T dances include a fantastic full fat cream tea with sandwiches, scones, and cakes. You do NOT need to have attended the TangoBootCamp coursees to attend any of the milongas.

Visit website for more information:

12th July – SundayTango Al Fresco1-6pm

Tango Al Fresco and The Broadwalk Ballroom will be back in London’s Regent’s Park this summer on the 2nd weekend in July and the 2nd weekend in August. As usual, on all dates there will be a class for beginners at 1pm and dancing from 2pm-6pm. Details of the events can be found on theDance Al Fresco, Tango Al FrescoThe Broadwalk Ballroom websites and The dates are:

The Broadwalk Ballroom: Saturdays, July 11th and August 8th
Tango Al Fresco: Sundays July 12th and August 9th

12th July, Sunday – Live music with Carlos Quilici and Javier (Chino) Fioramonti @ The Bedford

Enjoy a night of Live Music with well known and successful duo Carlos Quilici and “El chino” Xavier Fioramonti at our Milonga “El Porteñito” at the Bedford Pub. This couple will truly get you on your feet and make you dance.  They are highly appreciated in the London Tango scene and their music is very danceable and great to listen to as well.

Intermediate lesson with Leonardo & Bridget: 18:30-19:30
Beginners/Improvers with Tracey: 18:30-19:30

Milonga/Dancing from 19:30-23:00
Prices: All £10, Dancing only £8, Beginner lesson only £7, Non-dancing
guests £6 (due to Live Music)

ADDRESS: The Bedford Pub, 77 Bedford Bill, Balham SW12 9HD
Balham: Northern line & British Rail (2min walk from station), FREE parking at Sainsbury across the road