Tango at the Barn practica
London Road Social Club
Cell Barnes Lane
Gina & Pat warmly invite you to join us every Monday in St Albans
Programme – Monday – Practilonga
free “absolute beginners” and “recent beginners” class – 6.30 to 7pm. Must book in advance by email firstname.lastname@example.org
7pm to 7.30pm – 30 minute class with tango exercises/movement/musicality for more experienced dancers –
followed with golden era traditional music, played in tandas until 10.15pm for social dancing – Argentine Tango, vals, milonga
NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR
BOOK IN ADVANCE ONLY – £10 per person. Only pay for practilongas that you attend.
LIMITED NUMBERS ACCEPTED FOR HALL CAPACITY AND FOR YOUR SAFETY AND COMFORT
OPTION TO :
BOOK AS A FIXED DANCE COUPLE
BOOK AS A BUBBLE OF DANCERS
BOOK AS A SOLE DANCER
Everyone has the option to cabeceo/miranda other dancers – respecting dancers own wishes and circumstances
Terms & Conditions Apply*
£10 per person (includes class)
Full licensed bar (please do not bring your own drinks). free drinking water provided.
*Terms & Conditions
All Participants of Twilight Milongas Monday Practilonga will consist of “Approved Argentine Tango dancers”. To be added to our “Approved Dancers” register, you will need to meet the following:
- Have some experience of Argentine Tango dancing,
- To book and pay in advance of each event
- Bookings are accepted subject to Hall capacity.
- Sole dancers bookings will be accepted, but we cannot guarantee a dance partner (although we will advise on number of single dancers who have booked)
- Agree to our H&S requirements – see our “home page”
- We are open to give free Argentine Tango classes between 6.30 to 7pm for absolute beginners or recent beginners. Please email email@example.com to book your place.
INTERESTED IN JOINING US ON MONDAYS – COMMON Q&A
Q: Do I need to prove that I have been fully vaccinated at every event?
Answer: From April 2022 we have relaxed this requirement. We are now asking for dancers to be mindful to be responsible for their own personal health. Although we continue to do our best to deliver a healthy environment for dancing (ie keep within Hall Capacity, prioritise ventilation, cleaning, ask dancers to refrain from attending if unwell, respecting dancers who wish to stay within their own dance bubble. etc).
Q: What else will be needed for registration?
Ans: We will need full names, contact details, address postcode for all participants. These will be used to keep you informed about our future events, or for any urgent circumstances eg if we need to cancel an event with short notice.
Q: Do I need to carry out a lateral flow test every week?
Ans: We encourage all dancers to carry out a LFT, for your own health knowledge and as a responsible member of the tango community. However, we no longer expect you to evidence a negative LFT to us.
Q: Is there any other time that I should not attend?
Ans: Yes, you should not attend if you are feeling unwell. Especially if you have developed any of the covid-19 symptoms. (note: Please be mindful that there are lag in days between being infected and testing positive on a LFT). You will be credited to attend another event date of your choosing if you inform Twilight Milongas prior the event you have booked/paid for.
Q: Do I need to attend every week?
Ans: No. You can only attend if you book & pay in advance, and your booking has been accepted.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask?
Ans: Mask wearing is optional.
Q: I have never danced Argentine Tango. Can I join?
Ans: You will need to join our “absolute beginners” /”recent beginners” Argentine Tango class on Mondays between 6.30pm to 7pm. You can book these classes via writing to firstname.lastname@example.org This will give you the total basics, introduction to the world of Argentine Tango dancing. You can book as a couple, or as a single dancers for these classes. Once you feel comfortable with the basics/music, you may book for the full Practilongas on Mondays. (Some people may feel ready after a few classes, others may take a few months).
Q: What other H&S procedures do I need to follow:
Ans: You will have your own unique chair/table for each event. Individuals may choose to join other dancers if they have been invited to sit at their table.
Ans: All Participants may bring nibbles for their own consumption only. Free drinking water is provided. A full, very reasonably priced, licensed bar is available for you to purchase soft and alcoholic drinks.
Ans: General respect for each others’ personal space at all times.
Ans: There will be minimum additional decorations to allow access to all hard surfaces to be cleaned. Participants are welcomed to bring their own additional hand gels, cleansing wipes for their own comfort & confidence.
Ans: The Dance Hall will be well ventilated throughout each event. Therefore you will need to dress appropriately for hot or cold temperatures. It is advised to wear layers to remove as you warm up
Ans: All Participants to keep all their own belongings within their own seated space. Please keep items neatly tucked away from the dance floor to avoid creating trip hazards.
Ans: Refrain from any shouting or really loud. talking. There is an outside garden for any chats that you may want to have with fellow dancers for group or longer conversation.
Ans: Regularly clean your hands. eg when you first come into the Hall. At your table. In the toilet facilities. Between changing dance partners.
Ans: Avoid congregating in any space. eg wait outside the toilet if 2 people are using the facilities.
Ans: The dance etiquette on the Floor will be strictly
- option to use the cabeceo/miranda for “asking a person if they would like to dance with you”
- join the dance line at the point of your own table
- use the lead cabeceo to ask permission to join the floor
- no overtaking, undertaking, or dancing too close to tables
- respect the line of dance
- stay within your own line of dance
- cortinas are used between “tandas” to indicate dancers to clear the floor
HOW DO YOU BECOME REGISTERED AS APPROVED DANCERS? HOW DO I BOOK & PAY
You only need to ask to be registered as a social Argentine Tango dancer by sending an email to email@example.com
with your names and proof of vaccinations
Once Twilight Milongas receives your request, we will write to you with any other information. Once you are “approved”, you can request to book for any dates that you wish to attend.
As soon as your booking has been accepted, you will be given BACS information to pay for the event/events booked. You will be given a unique reference number that can be used for future bookings.
All dancers, once initial approval has been given, may book up to 4 weeks in advance of any event.
We currently have space to accept new members.