About Me


I had my first experience with  Argentine Tango in 1998.  I was in a club in Brixton having a salsa lesson and when it was over I wandered around the club to see what was happening in the other rooms.  I heard some beautiful music coming from one of the rooms and watched people dancing in a way I had never seen before.  I was mesmerised and asked if I could just sit and watch for a while.  Most of the classes were in North London at the time and I had young children, which didn’t make things very convenient.  So I waited.  I had my first Argentine Tango Lesson in  2004 and have been dancing ever since.

For the first 3 years, I had been out dancing about 5 nights a week, had masses of lessons, and acquired a lovely collection of Tango music.  I was fairly obsessed with Argentine Tango.  I  have been to nearly every venue,  and I have come across nearly every resident teacher.

It hasn’t been  easy finding out about what teacher to go to or which Milongas to visit.  I learned by word of mouth.  When I started dancing, there weren’t as many milongas or teachers around as there are today.

How do you make an informed opinion of where to go?  What special events are taking place?  Unless one knows people on the Tango scene to ask, it can be difficult to make a decision.

People would always ask me about where they could go and dance or where they could take a class.  In 2008 I had some free time on my hands and decided to set up a blog about Argentine Tango and it evolved to what it is today.

I love Tango and would like other people to be able to see what is on offer.    I am not affiliated with any particular venue or teaching practice.  I am just a lady who loves to dance Argentine Tango.  I have my own opinions on the London Tango scene and the venues, I and try to be as objective as possible.  Well, as objective as anyone can be with this dance.  I have my own personal favorite venues and teachers and style of dancing.  Some experiences are better on some evenings than on others.  That’s the way it is sometimes.

I have been living in Eastbourne since the end of 2009, and although I am not dancing Tango much these days, as there isn’t any down here, I do get up to London and get regular updates about what is happening.

There is a CALENDAR that lists Milongas, Special Events and other Tango related events in London.  Please check the website of the venue before heading out as there can be last-minute changes.  Information on my calendar is correct at the time of posting.

 So, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to have a look at Arlene’s London Tango Pages. I hope it has been of some use to you.

Happy dancing!

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