Tango FfS - Papa Caliente

Tango FfS - Papa Caliente

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Hello lovely people of Reading going to Wayne's pop up festival on 6 July... I am coming from Essex for workshops and Saturday night Milonga. Is there anyone who would be willing to offer me the use of a shower/place to get changed in comfort after the workshops finish at 6pm? Otherwise it will have to be St Laurence Church loos, which are a bit cramped...
It's only snow Ffs!
Last call for music requests.

https://www.facebook.com/events/774628452868426/
Looking forward to seeing you on the floor tonight.

Papa Caliente at St Laurence Church in Reading – Market Square, situated between RG1 2DQ and RG1 1DA.
Requests for January Papa Caliente?

PM me with them soon.
OUR LAST TANGO - film produced by Wim Wenders 8th Dec at Harbour Lights Picturehouse (only with enough bookings):

OUR LAST TANGO tells the life and love story of Argentina's most celebrated tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. They met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years, becoming international stars and making the Argentine tango famous around the world before a painful separation tore them apart. In German Kral’s film the virtuosos reunite to open up about their journey, recreating incredible tango-choreographies with the help of a group of young dancers from Buenos Aires.

Following a successful run in London we are now giving audiences across the UK a chance to see the film by organising their very own screenings of OUR LAST TANGO.

What you need to know:
‌• A screening has been set up near you at Harbour Lights Picturehouse on Wednesday 6th December at 8.45 pm.
‌• Tickets should be booked through our page on the Our Screen website at: ourscreen.com/film/Our-Last-Tango
‌• The screening will only go ahead if enough tickets are booked so make sure you reserve your tickets as soon as possible and tell your friends to guarantee that the film will be shown.
‌• If not enough tickets are booked then the screening is cancelled. You will not be charged for your tickets.
Find out more about OUR LAST TANGO at: www.ourlasttangofilm.co.uk
November we are running tango on;
Fridays 3rd and 10th in Church Crookham
Wednesday 8th in the wine bar.
Sunday 19th in Ancells Farm with Nick Jones
Saturday 25th at Papa Caliente

Other dates are:
Blues in the Bar on 22nd Nov and
White Label on 24th in Church Crookham.
oooooo - Ara Malikian coming to the Barbican March 2018

Tango FFS runs Venues for Modern Argentine Tango and Modern Jive social dancing find our group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tangoffs/

Papa Caliente runs on Saturday nights as mixed trad and alternative music for tango on alternate months - in Reading at St Laurence Church. see www.tangoffs.co.uk

Other pop up stuff happens too and Wayne will DJ practically anywhere on invite - UK and international.

Operating as usual

16/10/2021

Feedback.
According to Facebook Papa Caliente fans don't post much public feedback. Many of you privately tell me if the music was good, the best yet, or rubbish but you don't let the world know.
Please feel free to do so.

17/09/2021

And in other news: It looks like we have the Church Crookham hall for a NYE party.

26/07/2021

This Saturday Papa Caliente starts at 8:00pm but there is a bonus early doors unguided practica you can join from 7:30pm.

After so long away it's a chance to refamiliarize yourself with the embrace, walk. connection, energy and the dance floor.

No extra charge. Enjoy.

16/07/2021

PC is still going ahead on 31st July until I'm advised otherwise by the church, council or government.
However, as we are still in a rising background case count I've had to make some modifications:

There will be additional sanitizers about and I'll have to do a clean before you arrive. There will be drinks as per normal but there won't be a communal cheese board. I'm told we can't do food but you can bring your own.

I'm not putting the event under the formal Covid Pass regime, even though there is pressure to do so, but I am asking those not double vaccinated yet, immune-compromised, covid app pinged or just feeling unwell to not come to this event. Things will change in the future but for now those are the requirements.
You don't need to show me your certificate, you don't need to wear masks, you don't need to take a test on the door or before-hand. You can do all of that if you like but it's not a requirement.

I know other venues are opening up to all without any restrictions and Papa C will also do so in the future but for now, for this event I am asking for you to verbally confirm you have been double jabbed when asked on entry.

Please don't be cross with me or crew - I am following the guidelines and local restrictions.

I hope to see you soon.

Wayne

13/03/2021

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Zoom link for tonight's ( March 13th) 3 room party is
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27/11/2020

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I'm on line right now if people want to join - a very informal Friday night, music and let's chat.

i'm just playing a few tracks and rating or binning them, could use some people time too. How about you?

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26/10/2020

Wow - what an amazing VPC we had at the weekend - people from all over the world. Good to connect, chat, share music, and see you all dance.

Let's do it all again - in November ... I'll would have kept the Papa C date and just change to venue to online. BUT the Reading Festival event is also planning a do for the 21st, so I'll set Virtual Papa Caliente IV to run on the 28th now.

I'll also look into doing a Christmas special and definitely a NYE Party .... it could be a bit bonkers toasting every attending nation as the night rolls on :D

19/09/2020

aNyBoDy NOT got their Zoom invite for tonight's Radio Papa Caliente - don't shout, don't panic ... send PM to Wayne Rozier or Wayne Rozier... Before 7pm tonight.

I'll check the inbox before starting ... After 7 and definitely after 8, once I'm hosting, I may miss messages.

18/05/2020

Shout out if you want a ZOOM papa Caliente.
I'm happy to purchase a big user Zoom licence.

Attendees must all have their cameras on and layout their room ready as if it were an encuentro. You don't need to have a partner, you can sit, watch, sup your Malbec or Torrontes, and even chat during cortinas. If you are so lucky as to have a dance partner sharing you lock down then occiasionally the zoom focus will be on you whilst you enjoy your dancing dancing. Alex had offered to host this as a charity gig, and will do something during some of the breaks - I have no idea what. I may even chat about some of the tandas to into them - or perhaps we all can, afterwards.

I know it's not the same as a wonderful hall being shared by many people but it could be fun.

I will select a bunch of tandas -

Veronika Kruta & Michael Pleasonton "River" 24/02/2020

Veronika Kruta & Michael Pleasonton "River"

We have some genuine super-stars coming to the Reading Natural Tango Festival.

Here's one who will be opening Saturday with a Tango and Yoga class.

The wonderful Veronika Kruta - co admin of the Natural Tango Festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3foQPmqnd0

Veronika Kruta & Michael Pleasonton "River" Veronika Kruta & Micheal Pleasonton dancing to "River" by Bishop Briggs at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 2018

Reading NaturalTango Festival 2020- Schedule 03/02/2020

Reading NaturalTango Festival 2020- Schedule

Registration is now open for the August festival:
The Reading Natural Tango Festival.

Have a look at the schedule PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME BEFORE YOU START THE TICKET PROCESS.

The early bird all-in weekend pass gives you the most flexibility and incredible value.

Bookings are per-person. You do not need to book as a couple.

There are discount deals and packages on the registration page. BUT each ticket / package item is for one person.

Example: If you buy two of the '3 milongas + 1 workshop' passes, then you will be asked for the details of two people and which class each wants to do - if you also add in a single 4 workshop pass for the additional discount you will also be asked for the the details of which person and what 4 workshops - you cannot assign two workshops to one person and two to another, all four are for one person.

Currently the system requires you to be diligent in your choices to not under or over book the number of workshops against your purchase - neither does it check that you are not booking two simultaneous classes. We will work on improving this booking process to help remove the chance of accident.
But for now - TAKE YOUR TIME - study the class schedule before, decide what you want, then buy it.

https://www.naturaltangofestival.com/schedule.

Reading NaturalTango Festival 2020- Schedule

31/01/2020

Bad news for me... the hire charge on Papa Caliente has doubled. I need to reconsider the door price - it's under review but rest assured I will not be passing the full amount on to you.

Please do not give the door staff grief.

UPDATE: I've managed to get the increase down from double to about 60% - still a big raise and it has meant cutting the rental time and consequenty your dance time down. I'll still aim to have things ready for dancing from 7:30pm but last dance will now be 12:30am not 1am, and I won't be able to host pre-milonga classes.
All This means I have been able to keep my price increase to you to just an additional £2.
So from march onwards it's now £16 for Papa Caliente.

Keeping pre-milonga classes and running on to 1am with dancing would have meant me asking you to pay at least £20. I think you will agree the slightly reduced time is the better compromise.

Photos from Tango FfS - Papa Caliente's post 06/01/2020

Happy 2020 to all you Tango FfS and Papa Caliente fans.
Wishing every last one of you a great year of dances and friendships.
Massive shout out to Alex for her help setting up the place, doing the door, the kitchen and, the clearing up.

19/11/2019

500th page like. :D

10/06/2019

To book for the Pop up festival e-mail: [email protected]

Fri 2 @ St Laurence:
Meet the teachers, two classes and traditional music milonga. Full evening pass £25pp. Drop in attendees welcome as well as pre-booked.
1) 7:15 - 8:30pm Find Space in Close Embrace
2) 8:45 - 10pm - The Speed We Need: Quadruple Time Turns for Variations
Milonga 10:00pm to 1:00am - milonga pass £10pp

Sat @ St Laurence - all day classes, late night Papa Caliente mixed milonga

♥ bonus class 𝟭𝟭:𝟬𝟬 - 𝟭𝟮:𝟯𝟬 - 𝗚𝘆𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘀 + 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗼 = 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗼! (𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀, 𝗬𝗮𝘀𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗕𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗲 & 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝘇)

12:30 - 6:00 Three workshop. Workshop only pass £65pp - pre-booked only. Workshop and milonga pass £80pp
1) Technique in the Turn 12:45 - 2:15
2) Extra Steps (Leading & Following movements your partner isn’t doing) 2:30 - 4:00
3) Milonga: Timing, Musicality & Style 4:30 - 6:00

𝟴𝗽𝗺 - 𝟭𝗮𝗺 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗮 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲, 𝗽𝗹𝘂𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗼 𝗧𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗮 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘁. £𝟮𝟬. (𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲) 𝗣𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗲-𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸.

Sunday @ Reading Uni. Wessex Hall. Classes and Practica. workshops - running from midday to 8pm
♥ + 11:00 - 12:30 Gyrokenesis + Tango = Powerful Combo! (taught by Leticia Plans, Yasmina Baileche)

Three workshops - Sunday workshop and practica pass - pre-booked only £65.
1) Swoopy Vals 12:45 - 2:15
2) Preparations As Steps (sounds boring, but we promise you, it’s not!) 2:30 - 4:00
3) Rock Adornments! (for leaders & followers) 4:30- 6:00
Then practica / social dancing to 8pm. £5 on the door.

Weekend pass offers and options:
Prices per item listed. OR get a full weekend pass to workshops and milongas @ £145pp
OR Saturday and Sunday passes @ £125pp
All day Saturday @ £80pp
Single class drop-in: @ £25pp

01/06/2019

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in today's "round the pound" event in aid of PAPYRUS - prevention of young su***de. 💙💜💙

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in today's "round the pound" event in aid of PAPYRUS - prevention of young su***de. 💙💜💙

24/03/2019

Thank you all for coming along and supporting Papa Caliente last night. And double thank you for joining Alex's 'round the pound' charity idea. Your generosity has added £50 to Abbie's Army. I will match that amount and bring it up to £100.

A few pointers to me for future ref. I hear your pain in navigating to Papa C for the 1st time and where to park
1. Sort out the post codes Wayne, the Facebook auto locate on the church is off. It is actually RG1 1DA... same as Blandy and Blandy - next door to the church.
2. More maps on where best to park.
3. More red wine
4. Signage... hmm, i used to put a sign out but that just attracted every curious passerby. So I will post up pictures with land marks.
5. Anyone want to volunteer to be a Papa C apprentice? I need to make sure there is a succession / substitution plan.

Finally. For a much easier night on parking. Try the Tango FFS milongas in Fleet on Easter Saturday - 20th April. Same great music, food and wine, sprung wood floor, AND On-site FREE parking. 15mintes from M3 either J5 or J4a.
or our informal practica nights, usually the first and thrird fridays of each month - for April it's the the first and second friday. April 5th and 12th.

Home - Abbie's Army 24/03/2019

Home - Abbie's Army

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who rounded up there pound last night. Together we have raised £50! For Abbie's Army a children's DIPG brain tumour research and support charity. ❤️

https://www.abbiesarmy.co.uk/

Home - Abbie's Army 'Abbie's Army' is a children's DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain tumour research charity, founded in loving memory of Abbie.

04/03/2019

May's Papa Caliente is being rescheduled to avoid local clashes - date TBA.

31/12/2018

NYE in Fleet is pretty much sold out now - text Wayne on 07778 136364 if you are a last minute, pay on the door, kinda person. Your advanced warning is needed so I can make sure last minute food and drink is available for you.

The xmas elves are available for a shopping run.

09/10/2018

Reading Tango Festival - 19 October 2018

The Reading festival is up on Evensi with local accommodation listed.

https://www.evensi.uk/reading-tango-festival-17-kendrick-road-rg1-5dz-england/271094209

Reading Tango Festival - 19 October 2018 19 October, 7:00 PM - 17 Kendrick Road, RG1 5DZ Reading, England - reading - - ...

03/09/2018

Remember - there are no more Fleet events scheduled this year except for the NYE party.

Dates to put in diaries:

September 29th Papa Caliente @ St Laurence
October 20th - Bonus Papa Caliente @ the abbey school 👫- part of the Reading Tango Festival
Nov 19th - Papa Caliente @ St Laurence
* Dec 1st - possible extra date with Nick and Diana 😜 TBA
Dec 31st FfS NYE party in Fleet - ticket only 🍾

Ne me quitte pas - SILVINA OROZCO & MONICA PAPALIA 13/07/2018

Ne me quitte pas - SILVINA OROZCO & MONICA PAPALIA

Tonight - St Lukes, classes and practica.
Saturday St Laurence - workshops, milonga, show dances and guest singer Silvina
Sunday - St Lukes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3GtZeUN8SY

Ne me quitte pas - SILVINA OROZCO & MONICA PAPALIA de Jacques Brel en vivo en el Tasso - CABA - Argentina

04/06/2018

Hi all - we still have some places for the Friday and Saturday workshops with Nick and Diana - 13th and 14th of July. (£65 for both days and entry to Saturday milonga)
All the Sunday classes have gone but everyone is welcome to attend the after class practica on Sunday to refresh their weekend learning and ask for help.

e-mail [email protected] to book

Solo leaders and followers are welcome - I can manage a +/- 2 margin, after that it's a reserve list.

Currently we have an equal lead and follower number.

Hi all - we still have some places for the Friday and Saturday workshops with Nick and Diana - 13th and 14th of July. (£65 for both days and entry to Saturday milonga)
All the Sunday classes have gone but everyone is welcome to attend the after class practica on Sunday to refresh their weekend learning and ask for help.

e-mail [email protected] to book

Solo leaders and followers are welcome - I can manage a +/- 2 margin, after that it's a reserve list.

Currently we have an equal lead and follower number.

Nick Jones and Diana Cruz - Tango Vals Para Ti Madre - YouTube 25/05/2018

Nick Jones and Diana Cruz - Tango Vals Para Ti Madre - YouTube

One amazing Vals -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LtmL2vd6dU&index=14&list=PL2se6oB5xlRCmwXCgW0HaOI3tnyej_nGk

This video proved a nightmare to cut - the iPhone sound was out of synch with the visual so it was really difficult to align the timing. Hours and hours - but it had to be right.

Perfection is demanded.

Nick Jones and Diana Cruz - Tango Vals Para Ti Madre - YouTube Nick Jones and Diana Cruz - Tango Vals show dance Para Ti Madre ( Alfredo De Angelis) at Papa Caliente, Reading UK. November 2016

08/05/2018

Coming soon a mega-weekend of mid-May Tango fun:

18th White Label in Fleet - 100% Alternative
19th Papa Caliente - St Laurence Reading - alt, late, modern
20th Tango Risque - Reading Canoe club - a mix of trad and alt.

21st - ummm - back to work with tired feet.

08/01/2018

Who will be the 400th like? There is no prize - save for the ongoing promotion of your favourite Tango FfS Alt milonga venues.

21/12/2017

Hope you all have a happy Christmas.
There is no FfS this Friday - I'm having a night off.
FfS is back on the Eve of NYE on Saturday 30th December - for an informal chill Alt Milonga.

01/12/2017

Hi all: Are you interested in a Tango FFS NYE party in church crookham, this NYE?
Last minute availability has come up. But as many of you would have booked elsewhere by now I want a quick round robin response before I go ahead and commit.

31/10/2017

November we are running tango on;
Fridays 3rd and 10th in Church Crookham
Wednesday 8th in the wine bar.
Sunday 19th in Ancells Farm with Nick Jones
Saturday 25th at Papa Caliente
Other dates are:
Blues in the Bar on 22nd Nov and
White Label on 24th in Church Crookham.

Our Story

Alternate monthly Saturday night dances once a month with Papa Caliente at St Laurence church in Reading.

We used to do Friday Night lessons and practice in Fleet - but sadly no more... Maybe this can be restarted.

www.tangoffs.co.uk

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Nick & Diana - 2/4 at Papa Caliente
Nick & Diana - 2/4 at Papa Caliente
Live music at Natural Tango Festival 2015.

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