At our Milongas you’ll get the very best traditional Tango, Vals and Milonga, played in tandas with cortinas.
Everyone enjoys the excellent music, considerate floorcraft and traditional ‘Codigos’ (codes).
“…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
- Really easy to find
- Loads of free parking
- New, sprung, maple dance floor
- Excellent 360° sound system
- Free Wi-Fi
- 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 around 1 hour before the start of the Milonga, so you can arrive early and get ready.
Next Eton Milonga @ Old Windsor:
Saturday 7th March 2020
19:30 – 23:15
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.
- 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.
- 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.