Our monthly Sunday Twilight Milongas attract a large gathering of dancers from near and far. These are normally held on the third Sunday of every month.
OUR NEXT Twilight Milonga is on 20th January 2019.
Our 2019 dates for Milongas are: 20th Jan, 17th Feb, 24th March, 14th April, 19th May, 23rd June, 21st July, 18th August (more dates soon to be published). We also offer regular practilongas - which are smaller, informal social class/pracice/dance sessions - see details on practilonga page.
Our final Social Milonga Dance Event in 2019- will be our Grand Gala Milonga - details will be published in the Summer.
All Argentine Tango dancers are welcome to our monthly Sunday Twilight Milonga. Sunday 20th January 2019 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire - 4pm to 9pm (starts with an open Salon Tango class - 4pm to 5pm). Doors open 3.45pm. £12 entry on the door - no need to book in advance.
4 hours of Social dancing wih DJ Barry Leadbetter,
plus starting with an open 1 hour Tango Class with Beto Ortiz,
a light buffet, hot refreshments, chilled water
free on-site car parking.
We have a large smooth wooden dance floor, fab Hall, plenty of seating, professional sound system, mood lighting, cooling fans, access to paved garden. You may purchase chilled soft drinks or BYO alcohol. Large free on-site car park. Easy access location from London, the Home Counties. A short walk from Hatfield BR Station.
Doors open 3.45pm - £12 on door.
4pm to 5pm - a friendly one hour Argentine Tango class for all (sorry not suitable for absolute beginners) with Maestro Alberto Ortiz, who is widely respected for his knowledge and skill in Salon Argentine Tango. This relaxed session is popular with all as a great warm-up and opportunity to embrace each other.
5pm to 9pm - DJ Barry Leadbetter - playing golden era music, in tandas with cortinas
IN SOCIAL LOBBY AREA
4pm to 9pm - help yourself to hot refreshments and chilled water
6pm to 8pm - light buffet/cake/toast
4pm to 9pm - 3 Guest Stands - in Lobby & close proximity:
Miranda's shoes....Alan Chai reflexology 20 min sessions (book on front desk)
20th January - Sunday Twilight Milonga is our first 2019 Milonga of the year, and so we want to encourage all dancers, from far and near to enjoy and meet up with each other. Our monthly Sunday Twilight Milongas, have a wonderful vibe. Please feel free to dress for elegance.
We wish for everyone to enjoy themselves, whether their personalities are introvert or extrovert! Remember, not everyone is the same. We only ask you to come with RESPECT for everyone, the music, the floor, yourself, your partner. You can support this ethos by coming to our Dance with a good attitude and a positive hope for the event. You can also help by letting the outer line of dance flow freely, without dancers overtaking or stepping back into the line of dance. (We have plenty of space in the centre of the floor for those who prefer it). And please try to avoid walking on the actual dance floor if you are not dancing, whilst the music is playing! (We have room & circulation space behind our seating/tables).
Music - Traditional Argentine Tango, milonga & vals music, from the "golden era" , played in tandas with cortinas by specialist DJ Barry Leadbetter - who is one of the UK's most respected licensed Argentine Tango DJs.
Culture & Ethos: The Cabeceo - eye contact & a nod of head - is used to signal the offer & acceptance of dances to avoid pressure & embarrassment. Of course, you can use your judgement, but even close friends seem to appreciate this consideration.
And remember.. leaders....the Cabeceo is ALSO used to "ask permission" to join a moving dance floor too.....
Onslow St Audrey's School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8AB
£12 on door
4pm - 5pm Argentine Tango Class for all with Beto Ortiz
5pm - 9pm Social Milonga with DJ Barry Leadbetter. Golden era music played in tandas.......
Rossa Latino Tango Shoes, KymmeKreations clothes, Alan Chai Reflexology
Help yourself to light buffet, hot refreshments, chilled water. You can even make yourself a slice of toast!
Venue: A detached School building in a residential road. Event takes place in the Main Hall: A large Dance Hall, with plenty of seating/tables. Professional sound system. Wooden dance floor. Mood lighting & decorated to suit ambiance. Circulation fans & doors opening onto under-cover paved quadrant garden.
Free on-site car park.
Onslow St Audrey's School
Old Rectory Drive
Hertfordshire, AL10 8AB