As well as heavenly music, warm embraces and social dancing, if you can bear to tear yourself away (or if you manage to arrive a little earlier for the milongas) we have a few extra treats for you…



Una Mirada’s on-site massage therapists are back for a third year, offering seated foot & leg massages (£10 for 20 minutes) and back, neck and shoulder massages on the massage chair (£15 for 30 minutes). No oils or undressing required.

There are a limited amount of slots available on Saturday and Sunday afternoon (with Sunday currently filling fast!). Additional Saturday evening slots may be available if there is demand.

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Please note you can only view, not book on the google sheet. To book a slot either send a facebook message to Dawn Porter or email with the day, time and massage type (foot or back) you would like. If, when we receive your message, that slot has already been taken we will provisionally reserve you the nearest alternative and contact you to see if this is acceptable before confirming a place.



Opening times Friday & Saturday 14:00-19:00 and 22:00-00:00

Italia Milonguera are delighted to return to Encuentro Una Mirada, which attracts dancers from all over Europe. Our new Autumn collection of dresses, skirts, trousers and tops will be on display for two days for the ladies to buy in the magnificent St. George’s Hall in Bristol.

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Friday – Madame & Monsieur Pivot


Madame & Monsieur Pivot is the top trademark in the tango industry, producing some of the most recognisable dance shoes handmade in Italy. When wearing your Pivots, there is no need to compromise on comfort, quality or elegance. Madame Pivot shoes look fabulous, and represent the supreme quality and durability associated with long tradition of Tuscan leather craftsmanship.

If you have already spotted the sparkle of the Pivot brilliant on dance floors around the world worn by top maestros and social dancers alike, you can now purchase your favourites during the first afternoon and evening of encuentro Una Mirada. There will be a selection of ladies’ stilettos as well as the range of gentlemen’s sneakers and classical shoes. All made of the finest and softest Italian leathers.

Madame & Monsieur Pivot will be available on Friday from 2:30pm to 7:30pm and 9:30pm to 1:30am.

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Saturday – Amy’s Shoes


Amy’s sells beautiful tango shoes for women and men through her website and by appointment. Amy’s is the exclusive UK stockist of Turquoise shoes from Istanbul, famous for their unique look and comfortable design; Mr Tango Shoes, traditionally made elegant shoes from Colombia with exceptional soles and dreamy padding; and Very Fine, affordable well made Latin shoes from the USA. All three brands feature half sizes, different widths and a wide variety of designs. Amy’s also takes custom orders for made-to-measure shoes.

Amy’s shoes will be available on Saturday from 2pm to 7pm and 10pm to midnight.

Please contact Amy in advance if there is something in particular you would like to try.

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