The popular Eton Milongas are now at the wonderful Old Windsor Memorial Hall, which has more space, a brand new sprung dance floor, and loads of free parking. The friendly welcome, nice music, good floorcraft, & great atmosphere are always the same!

Welcome

At our Milongas you’ll get the very best traditional Tango, Vals and Milonga, played in tandas with cortinas.

Everyone enjoys the considerate floorcraft and traditional ‘Codigos’ (codes).

The venue is a lovely spacious hall with a sprung floor that’s brand new.  There’s a 360° professional sound system giving an immersive sound experience with good acoustics.

Between dances you can enjoy the free snacks, cakes, & refreshments.  Above all, it’s a friendly evening with a welcoming atmosphere!

“… one of the few milongas which I have been to where every tanda was inspirational to dance to with really good partners.  Thank you everyone for an amazing evening”

Old Windsor Memorial Hall

  • Brand new, sprung, maple dance floor
  • Really easy to find
  • Loads of free parking
  • Excellent sound system
  • Free Wifi
  • Just 10 minutes away from Eton
  • Easy to reach from M4, M25 or M3
  • And a there’s pub over the road

The doors open 1 hour before the start of the milongas, so you can arrive early and settle in, get changed, or have a cuppa.

The next Milongas at Old Windsor;

 

8th & 9th September 2018; ‘Septonathon’ weekend with 4 milongas

Oct 06

Milonga

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango
Nov 03

Milonga

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango
Dec 15

Milonga

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango

Old Windsor Memorial Hall

Straight Road, Old Windsor, Berks SL4 2RN

What about the Music?

At our Milongas the Tango music is always traditional, carefully selected and played in tandas with cortinas. The resident DJ is Charles.

There are no interruptions for Salsa, Jive, announcements, show dances, or Chacarera; just non-stop Tango dancing to the best ‘golden age’ music.

We put a lot of effort into getting the best possible sound quality.  The speakers are arranged around the dance floor to give an immersive experience. We use specialist sound cards, and use a 16 band equaliser constantly to manage and adjust the playback to suit the acoustics of the individual track and the venue.

A word about floorcraft & etiquette

Our Milongas have become a byword for good floorcraft, courtesy between dancers, and traditional Codigos. We like to think that’s one reason why so many dancers come to them. We don’t want to be too strict about things, but before you come you should know what we expect. The dancing is in two lanes, usually in close embrace, with respect for the dancers around you. There’s a good explanation about floorcraft here….

If you want to perform show moves, or dance in the middle of the floor, then our milongas aren’t for you. If you do not respect these ‘Codigos’ then you may be asked to leave our milongas. See our terms & conditions.

Please do:

  • Use the ‘Cabeceo’ to request & accept dances.
  • Get consent from the couple who’ll be behind you before joining the ronda
  • Keep a constant flow of movement around the dance floor.
  • Dance in a constant lane around the edge of the dance floor.
  • Keep your distance to the couple in front, and avoid overtaking.
  • Apologise briefly if you bump into other dancers.
  • Aim to dance with one partner for each ‘Tanda’ of 3 or 4 tracks.
  • Leave the dance floor during the “Cortina” between Tandas.

Please don’t:

  • Travel against the line of dance.
  • Obstruct the line of dance.
  • Use steps or movements that risk kicks or collisions.
  • Make sudden changes of direction or change lanes.
  • Dance in the middle of the floor.
  • Teach each other steps.
  • Stand or sit obstructing the dance floor.
  • Walk across the dance floor.