Next Meetup

Tango and Rumba classes at three levels Week 2 of 3
There will be lessons from two instructors in two separate rooms from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm, with one tea break from 6.15 pm to 6.45 pm. The Latin American dance class will be upstairs & the Ballroom dance class will be downstairs. Barry and Theresa will teach rope spinning, the curl and the 3 Alemanas as shown on , and respectively in the Intermediate level Rumba class. In our intermediate level Tango class they will teach the outside spin routine as shown on Then there's social dancing from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm to contemporary records. Improver level dancers have the option of a Latin American lesson upstairs from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm. We now change dances every three weeks. This is our tenth year. We are fortunate to have friendly regular students, and for newcomers there is no need to bring a partner, free tea and water. We pay little rent so students can do lessons and the social for only £7, or for those who can already dance but want to keep their feet in, the social dance only from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm is £5, payable on the door. We typically get between 50 and 60 guests every Sunday, and it's usually only a few more women than men as a rule. Any questions please phone George on[masked] • What to bring dance shoes make it easier to do turns, wear clothing which allows free movement, and you may bring your own food & drinks during the break & during the social dancing.


66 High Street Colliers Wood SW19 2BY · London

What we're about

This group is for those who want to learn to do ballroom dancing, improve their existing skills or want to revise what they did many years ago. We meet every Sunday at 5 pm. We do lessons for beginners (downstairs) from 5 to 6.15 pm, lessons for intermediates (upstairs) from 5 to 6.15 pm with one break at 6.15 pm, beginners/improvers upstairs from 6.45 to 8 pm, intermediates downstairs from 6.45 to 8 pm, and an advanced Latin-American dance class upstairs from 8 pm to 9 pm.

We do social dancing every Sunday downstairs from 8 to 10.30 pm to which outsiders and students from other schools are welcome. Entry to the class and social is £7 or £5 for the social only.

We especially welcome experienced dancers. We encourage our students to mix and change partners during the classes and the social dancing

We are five minutes walk from Colliers Wood station, or there's a large car park behind the building if you travel by car. We manage to just about keep balanced numbers in leaders/followers and single dancers are welcome. My name is George Tudor-Hart and you can e-mail me at

Cost is just £7 for the whole evening, or £20 for four consecutive weeks, or £35 for ten consecutive weeks. We also offer £29 for four consecutive weeks at both/either venue. Details of our other venue (Indian YMCA W1) are on .

The dances we cover are slow waltz, ballroom tango, quickstep, slow foxtrot, rumba, jive, cha cha, Viennese waltz, samba and salsa. Our classes are about how to achieve good posture, how to move, follow and lead with style and elegance, not just to memorise steps and routines.

Our dance trainers are Barry Gordon and Piotr Chlebos . You can contact Barry on 07960 340479 or by email on BoogalooBarry@Yahoo.Co.UK . You can also read about him on his website .

If you are thinking about joining and have some questions please feel free to phone me on 020 8542 1490 - George Tudor-Hart

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