Milonga Abierta: an open milonga in Hertfordshire

Milonga Abierta is the Learning Tango style of milonga, on every First Saturday of the month. We have an "open" approach; open to new dancers, open to new music, and open to new ideas.

Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9SB. (directions).

Milonga Abierta is the ideal milonga for those who want to enjoy a perfect mix of gorgeous Golden Age traditional music, mixed in with the best of Neo and Alternative tango tracks throughout the evening.

We also have a lovely line up of live music, guest DJs and guest workshop teachers for these events - see Future Dates for details.


Saturday 3rd February: Canyengue Workshop

We're happy to have our first Specialist Guest Workshop as part of the Milonga Abierta; for February's event we have Antonio and Kat teaching.

About Tango Canyengue

Tango as we know it today originated from the combination of several styles of music and dance. One of the main influences comes from a very early dance and music style called Canyengue.

Canyengue was mainly diffused in Argentina between the end of the 19th and the first two decades of the 20th century and was eventually partly absorbed into what would become "conventional" Tango and partly abandoned.

Workshop Details

Antonio and Katherine will help you discover and enjoy some of the key features of Canyengue, including understanding the evolution of Canyengue into modern Tango, and dancing to some lovely Canyengue music.

Date and Time: Saturday 3rd February, 6:30pm - 7:45pm.

Location: Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9SB. (directions).

Booking: available for workshop only, milonga only, or discounted group packages. See Booking.

About Antonio and Katherine

For the last two years Antonio and Katherine have been learning Canyengue from Monica and Omar Ocampo, world famous dancers, teachers and performers of Tango and Argentinian Folklore. Under their direction and legacy, Antonio and Katherine have been especially trained to teach Canyengue, and they are now working towards reviving this great and fun dance style.

Antonio regularly teaches Argentine Tango in London and together with Katherine they direct and manage the Tango school and social milonga TangoBridgeUK, where David and Ann are also regular guest teachers and DJs."

We're very happy to welcome Antonio and Katherine as our first Specialist Workshop teachers of 2018!


Booking

Book tickets online now, for the workshop, milonga or both.

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Gallery: Previous Milongas


Future Dates

Our 2018 dates and themes are as follows:


Venue

Apsley Community Centre is a large hall, with a great atmosphere including a lovely dance floor, and full facilities, and plenty of free parking nearby.

Getting there

Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9SB.

By Car

From London: take the M25 to Junction 20, then take the A41 exit to Hemel Hempstead / Aylesbury. Take the A41 north for approx 2.5 miles, then take the A414 Hemel exit. Turn right at the roundabout towards Hemel (A414). At the lights, turn right onto the A4251. Follow the A4251 for 0.5 miles and the Community Centre is on the left. Turn left onto Durrants Hill Road for parking.

From the North: take the A41 south, then take the A414 Hemel exit, and follow instructions as above.

Parking

There is some on-street parking near the venue, and there is plenty of free parking on the local car park on Durrant's Hill Road, just past the venue (1 minute walk).

By public Transport

Apsley railway station is approximately 0.5 miles from the Community Centre. From the train station, turn left and walk up the A2251, and the centre is on your right.


Contact

Contact us for more details about these events:

Email: learningtango@gmail.com.

Phone: David: 07767 784238