Join Milonguita, the friendly tango party for beginners & improvers.
Next: JULY 6th, 2013! (with Tango at the Light)
Designed for those who 2 left feet…
Milonguita is a cosy monthly tango party for beginners and improvers, or generally for those who are still hesitant to mingle with more advanced dancers normally found in the usual London milongas.
We feel there should be a place for those who started recently. After all, there’s nothing better than putting into practice what you’ve learnt in class, meet new faces, soak in the atmosphere of a milonga and discover the true essence of tango. So, call a few friends and join Milonguita. This may well be your best night out this week!
… Followed by a perfect evening of dancing until very late!
Code of conduct
To make the experience of the milonga the best possible, there are a few things to consider:
- Gentlemen, be as gentle as you can be in your lead (unless you’re dancing with G.I. Jane, that is).
- In Milonguita both gentlemen AND ladies can invite one another. You can even swap roles!
- It’s perfectly OK to decline an invitation, but please do it with a big, warm smile!
Where and when
We’ve partnered with Tango at the Light, in Shoreditch – one of the loveliest milongas in London. We’ll have a separate room specially for beginners so don’t fret, you won’t have to compete against uber-advanced dancers. Only if you want to!
» DATE of next Milonguita: JULY 6th (Saturday), Tango @ The Light Temple: Austin Street, E27NT, Shoreditch, London. Off Hackney Road, at the back of Shoreditch church (St Leonard), on the corner of Austin Street and Godfreys Place (private street).
Please note: Tango the Light on Tuesdays and Saturdays are at different places, so make sure you come to the Saturday venue. Allow some additional time if you’ve never been to the Light on a Saturday before, as it’s a been hidden away.
» TIME: 7:00 – 8:00pm: Class for beginners & improvers – ASK TO JOIN ‘Milonguita’. Learn new steps, how to manage the dance floor, and best enjoy the milonga.
» After the class – till you drop: Milonga. Happy dancing after the class. You can join the main hall at any time; drinks available.
» To get there: Tube from Old Street station, about 8 min walk, from Liverpool Street station, 12 min walk, from Shoreditch High Street, 5 min walk. Free parking just in front of the Light Temple. Bus: 8, 26, 47, 48, 78, 135, 149, 242, 388.
» To find the entrance: first, go to the large St Leonard Church (often known simply as Shoreditch Church – it is located at the intersection of Shoreditch High Street with Hackney Road). Find the small “Austin” street on the left of the Church – it is tucked between the church garden compounds and a small pub at the corner of Hackney Road and Austin Street (The George And Dragon, although the name seems to change regularly). Walk down Austin street for about a minute until you find a parking lot on your left. Tango The Light’s building (part of Tabernacle Baptist Church) is the round building on your left next to the parking lot.
» Tickets: buy your tickets in advance during classes or at the door (£10).
Don’t forget to invite your tango friends! Happy dancing!