Two Workshops in May

I just had to talk about what’s happening in May this year.

On 7th May we are very lucky to have Guillermo Torrens and Maria Maragaki joining us to run a workshop at the practica.  Guillermo and Maria have been in Derby before, when Johana Pantera organised the Derby Festival in November 2014 which took place at the Waterfall; so some of you may already know them. If you are on Facebook you can also visit their page TangoUnlimited for more information.

And on 21 May we welcome the return of Pablo Nievas to run a workshop.  It’s about a year since he was last with us so we are really looking forward to see him arrive in Derby.  I am sure many of you will remember Pablo from the workshops he ran for the Derby Practica last year.  You can also follow his journey around the UK on Facebook .

Both events are taking place at the usual times (3.30 to 6.30 pm) at Spondon Village Hall, DE21 7FG.  Workshop followed by the practica at approximately 5.00 pm.  Plenty of free parking at the rear of the hall.

May is going to be a very busy month for us; organising travel arrangements, accommodation and everything that comes with planning the workshops but it’s great fun and we get to meet some lovely people.

Both Guillermo and Pablo are available for private lessons when they are with us so if you are interested please email If you are on Facebook you can message us or join the group Tango in Derby to keep informed about what’s happening in Derby.

Nas & I are really looking forward to next month – so come along and join us for two great afternoons dancing tango – it doesn’t matter where you are on your tango journey you will be made very welcome.  Don’t forget Tango is a social dance so you don’t need a partner to join us.  You really can’t do too much tango practise!!

For more information on what happens in Derby go to the Derby Tango website.


Derby Pratica -5th March 2017


This month’s Practica is in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – All proceeds from the practica will be donated to the charity.

We’ve organised a Special Workshop and Surprise Teacher! for this event; which will be based mainly around something for the ‘ladies’ – but we can’t do it without you men!!

It’s at the usual time of of 3:30 until 6:30 pm with the first hour for the workshop.

Practica – £3 – both £5.

There will be a prize draw at £1 per ticket – all the proceeds to the charity.

We are supporting Dave Bennett (Dancing Dave) who is cycling from London to Paris in July this year on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society.  If you want to support Dave and the Charity then go to Just Giving.

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Derby Practica in Spondon


It’s been a long time since I had time to add to this blog; I’ve been very busy with Nas organising events and doing a bit of DJing!!  

It’s now been nearly a year since we moved to Spondon Village Hall and it’s proved to be a great success.  The hall has a fabulous wooden floor and is a really good size; the practicas have gone from strength to strength with approximately 30 people joining us at each event.

Usually on the first Sunday of the month we run a workshop on a variety of topics – the instructors vary but we make sure we provide value for money for the group.  Our regular teachers, Pauline and Geoff Hudson (Tango Stafford), have been a great source of information throughout 2016 but at the moment they are off doing other things.

Donnata and Jeronimo joined us again from Spain during the Christmas period and ran a fabulous workshop for us; and also gave some private lessons.  We hope to invite them to return during the Summer period – watch this space!!


A video of their dancing can be seen here  on Face Bookdonna-and-jeronemo-pic





The Derby Practicas are held twice a month; always the first and third Sunday of every Month.


Usual Music Style

  • First Sunday – mainly Golden Age
  • Third Sunday  – Nuevo, Neo and nontraditional (Provided by Andy)

Something for all music tastes – as usual people bring nibbles to share with everyone so there’s always a good feast!!

We welcome new people no matter where you are on your tango journey – come along and practise what you’ve learned in your regular lessons – there’s always something new to learn!!  And you don’t need to bring a partner with you x



Moving! The Derby Practica is Moving

The Chester Green (Derby) Practica is moving to Spondon Village Hall, Sitwell St, Spondon, Derby DE21 7FG and the first event will take place on 15th May 2016.

We are also very pleased to welcome Pablo Nievas once again to run a workshop for us on this date.  Numbers are limited so people need to contact me on or complete the form below to book a place:

The venue has a lovely wooden dance floor, it’s a much larger room and has plenty of free parking to the rear.

Come and join us for a great fun afternoon dancing, chatting, eating cakes and generally have a great time – it doesn’t matter where you are on your Tango journey, just come along and practise.




Chester Green (Derby) Practica

The Green Tea Practica has now changed its name to Chester Green (Derby) Practica” .  Cidinha and Njaal have passed on the mantel to Nas and I so we have changed the name of this regular event.

We are still at the same venue (Chester Green Community Centre) and the practica will continue to be held on the first and third Sunday of each month, but with a  new start time from January 2016 – 4.00 to 7.00 pm.  So nothing has really changed.

Chester Gtreen Practica
Chester Green Practica

We plan to arrange occasional workshops for people who support the practica, but we’ll let you know more about this soon so watch the website at Derby Tango or the Face Book group Tango in Derby or page, Derby Tango.

The first practica under the new name will be held on 1 November when we have a guest who has offered to provide the music; this will be a great change for everyone.

There will also be a surprise for you but we’ll let you know more about this very soon……………

Nas and I look forward to the first practica under the new name on Sunday, 1 November – see you all there x

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A Permanent New Venue for Luna y Molino – Bramcote Village Hall, Nottinghamshire

Luna y Molino has found a permanent new venue for their monthly milongas at Bramcote Village Hall, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HD. This lovely venue has plenty of on and off street parking, a lovely floor and warm atmosphere. The first milonga at the new venue took place in June 2014, followed by a very successful event in July – the next event to be held there is on 9th August. A brilliant place to meet new people and meet old friends from Nottingham and Derby.

Cidinha and Njall hold lessons prior to the milonga and are also available for private lessons – contact them for more details: Tel:07592567560 or visit the facebook page: Tango Gardens

Improvers and Intermediate Lessons: 19:30 – 20:00 – £7

Milonga: 20:00 – 23:30 – £8, or both only £10