Carablanca Tango Club
Open Fridays, Carablanca is London's longest-running tango club.
The friendly, informal atmosphere ensures that beginners and visitors
mix easily with the regular dancers.
Our venue, Conway Hall,
is a 1920s period building in Central London. The main hall has a
large wooden floor. The bar is excellent value with a wide choice
The dance evening is an Argentine milonga. Music is traditional Argentine tango,
milonga and vals, played in tandas with cortinas by guest DJs.
Classes take place in a separate room from the milonga. They are taught at two levels.
The Beginners tango course,
which starts on the first Friday of the month, is for those with no knowledge of tango.
The Recent Beginners course
assumes the knowledge of the Beginners tango course.
|Class and dancing
|Recent Beginners class
Page updated 29 Aug 16
Friday 2 September
Brussels: Jens-Ingo Brodesser
8pm to 2am
Jens-Ingo is in great demand, DJing extensively in
festivals, marathons and milongas in Europe. We
are delighted to welcome him back to Carablanca for an
This is his DJ statement, taken from his
"During a DJ-set I select
music from my collection which fits best for providing
an interesting dancing experience. I try to catch the
mood of the moment by observing the dancers and
translate this feedback into the tanda. My tango
collection is quite vast and in high resolution for best
sound perception. I play mainly from the Guardia Nueva
and Epoca de Oro repertoire but there are no
limitations, everything is possible. If I feel that a
newer song fits the moment and it’s danceable I play it.
In my opinion it is very important to provide a
variation in musical style between the tandas and to
develop a tanda flow for having an enjoyable milonga."
Empanadas for sale at the bar
Empanadas, sourced from Chango Empanadas
go into the oven on the hour. Order one saying when you want it and whether you want a beef empanada,
a chicken empanada or a vegetarian empanada filled with mozzarella, tomato and basil.
Give your table number if you have one. Your empanada will be delivered to your table
about fifteen minutes after the hour you choose. If you don't have a table
it will be delivered to the bar for you to collect.
Tango and Cocktails
A selection of 10 cocktails is available every week.
See our Cocktail Menu
Tango and cocktails both originally became fashionable in Europe in the early twentieth century
and they are particularly suited to each other. The subtlety and intensity of a well-prepared cocktail
makes it the ideal accompaniment to the mood of tango. Our 1920s period venue, Conway Hall,
provides exactly the right setting for recreating some of the elegance of an earlier cocktail age.