Valerie Day Welcome everybody to this great group. See you on the dance floor soon. Spread the word to all your friends. Let everyone know what a friendly Tango event this is. All the best Ruth x


I want to say a big THANK YOU to Toppers and Kath (Martin and Kath Topping from SIMPLY TANGO PRESTON) for keeping over 50 dancers very happy both on and off the dancefloor at my Argentine Tango tea dance at Croft Village Memorial Hall near Warrington on Sunday 12th June. 

No matter what the weather or how many other events are on my regulars turn up with their dance shoes and happy faces to chat, dance and dine with other similarly-minded folk, and I feel so privileged that they are prepared to spend time with us, travel (sometimes over 2 hours) to us, and continue to exude friendliness to each other and follow tango etiquette and common sense.

Not only that, but all our DJs were once again attending on Sunday – so great to see once again that camaraderie.  At Tea and Tango I feel we have a happy family and long may it continue!

Next tea dance is on Sunday 10 July 2022 at 2pm to 6pm in Croft Village Memorial Hall, Mustard Lane, Croft, Warrington WA3 7BQ and I look forward to seeing you there x


Diane Clarke to Tea Killen

12 September 2016 at 09:09 · Hi Ruth what a lovely afternoon again this is becoming an event you must not miss coupled with Martins music fantastic thank you xx


Karen Cowley commented on your post in Tea andTango Group

Karen Cowley11 March 21:42

How lovely… work so hard and deserve all the attendees you get…….thanx so much Ruth for your welcome and lovely people I have met and been inspired by since starting my Tango journey xxx

Comment history

Linda Timson Egerton11 March 21:48

Looks like a great event Ruth well done ❤

Beverley Coleclough11 March 22:22

Brilliant afternoon, lovely food, great music from Toppers and great company!

Helen Higgins 9 April at 08:33 You do a brilliant job Ruth – the food was wonderful, and there was a warm welcome as always. x

Erico Crowther commented on your photo in Tea andTango Group

Erico Crowther9 April 10:10

A great afternoon Ruth. Thank you for all your hard work and Martin Topping DJing to us all.x

Nuala O’Brien Great afternoon Ruth, Martin, and to all the lovely leaders who danced with me

Beverley Coleclough Yes indeed! As always, this is one of my favourite events, great friendly atmosphere, lovely food and excellent music from the maestro!

8th July 2018 


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Tea Killen
Tea Killen8 July 22:34
My thanks to Chris Bamber for DJing and Katja for saving my back in the kitchen x
Glenda Bruce
Glenda Bruce8 July 22:37
Thank you for a lovely afternoon and superb food. X Glenda
Tea Killen
Tea Killen8 July 23:05
Glenda you are so welcome – and thank you for supporting us again x
Bob Finch
Bob Finch9 July 06:13
Sorry to have missed you all

Christopher George Lawrence Smith
Christopher George Lawrence Smith A smashing set of pics of a lovely afternoon!! 😁

Erico Crowther A great days dancing. well done Ruth and Chris Bamber and all the folk who turned up to make it so.😍

TEA AND TANGO Argentine Tea Dance

12 August at 14:00

Croft Village Memorial Hall  My thanks to all who came to our little dance today – I was overwhelmed but very pleased

Comments Christopher George Lawrence Smith Well I had a lovely afternoon, thanks to one an’all.😁😁

Martin Topping A well attended event, good company, good food and good music 🎶 And the most important thing, plenty of nice ladies to dance that perfect tango with. Thanks for dances ladies. What more can you ask for on a murky Sunday afternoon. 😊
Cheers Ruth Gill and Nigel.

Beverley Coleclough
Beverley Coleclough12 August 20:29
Lovely afternoon, even if I arrived a bit late …. reminder: I must learn to read what I wrote in my diary? Great music and managed to squeeze in some lovely tandas before home timexx

Tea KillenMartin Topping to Simply Tango Preston

Just to say a BIG THANK-YOU to everyone who supported the Bassenthwaite Tango Weekend;
Gill and Allan for hosting the event, DJ Gill and Nigel for the music on the Friday night Milonga and the people who made additional donations. The final total came to £1090 which is absolutely brilliant.      

Not forgetting, those of us who made it, Ruth’s Tea and Tango ,who finished off the weekend with her fantastic monthly Tea Dance at Croft. All the profits donated to the same charity “Derian House Children’s Hospice” the sum raised was £255.  
This made the total for the weekend £1345. Well done everyone.


Plenty of donations and ticket prices made the effort for the Charity tango Weekend worth it for Derian House Children’s Hospice in their 25th year

Please see Pics from our Charity Tea Dance  after the Lakes Tango Event, and letter from Derian House:


FAB FRI, 25 JAN 2019

TEA and TANGO 50/50 tango event  Grappenhall Community Centre · Warrington  34 went Beverley Coleclough Thanks Ruth for another lovely evening, with lots of tango friends and, as always, excellent mix of 50/50 music from Toppers and sidekick Kath xxxxx


10th Feb 2019 Tea Dance at Croft

Such a great Sunday at our tea dance with lovely tadas from CHRIS BAMBER!


Beverley Coleclough Excellent afternoon, thanks Ruth and thanks to Chris Bamber for the music!

Erico Crowther  Great Tea Dance at Croft with music by my fave DJ Chris Bamber. Thank you followers for great fun and…….😍😂🤣😁😍

Beverley Coleclough An excellent evening Ruth and lovely dance space. As always Toppers played an excellent mix of 50/50 music 😃
Gill Dickinson Had a lovely eve. Great dancing and fabulous music. Thank you x

Well I can honestly say I’ve had a lovely afternoon….. 😁😁😁
Thank you Ruth for organising and the delicious food. And thanks Martin for the great music, except I dislike that particular version of Poema!!😡
Special thanks and BIG HUGS to All my lady partners, you were all wonderful, as you always are! 😁😁 XXXX

Erico Crowther  Not a lot. Just another wonderful afternoon dancing Tango with great friends to Martin Topping (Toppers) very danceable selections at Croft Tea Dance with Hostess Ruth Killen delighting us all with her lovely table Again. nice to see dancers coming from a long way to join us for an afternoon of Tango. Thank you to all my followers for the fun and sheer enjoyment you brought to my own aftertnoon. x😍😍😍😍😍😍

Diane Clarke Thank you Ruth another wonderful success long may they continue x
Valerie Day great night, fabulous music. Thanks Ruth, Martin and Cath.
Diane Clarke Brilliant music from the Toppers camp I loved loved loved it x


Ali PickardLovely afternoon Ruth 🙂   

Jacqui Grant I really enjoyed the music yesterday Ruth. Fab afternoon as always 😊
Christopher George Lawrence Smith I had a crackin’ afternoon, but then I always do!! 😁😁
I got fed n’all!! 😁😁

Fab Friday dancing indeed @ TeaNTango, thanXx 🙏🏼 Sophia Kariotaki for the sleepover and Ruth Killen for the lovely event 


Gary Mayer A wonderful, relaxed evening. Fabulous range and choice of music. Pearl and Gary

SUNDAY TEA DANCE AT CROFT 9TH JUNE 2019 – DJ TOPPERS  Jan DancerLooks delicious !

Bob FinchAnother great milonga, thanks Ruth  
Jane Dewhurst Had a fabulous time – thanks to the kind gentlemen for my lovely dances and to everyone involved in organising.
Sunday 14th July 2019 – DJ Chris Bamber

Thank you Ruth Killen for a great afternoon of tango dancing I enjoyed very much and lovely people new friends. Thank Chris Bamber for the tunes danced all afternoon only stopped for food.  Thank you all tangueros for the dances hope see you all soon.


36 minsThank you Ruth for organising a wonderful afternoon of dancing! 

The scrumptious buffet you put so much effort into, sustained me through 4 hours of dancing with your friendly and warm dancers. Looking forward to my next visit x


Harvest tea dance 8th September 2019 – DJ TOPPERS

Ruth KillentoTeaNTango Group  Admin8 September at 21:43

Thank you for a brilliant afternoon at or tea dance. Enjoy the video.  Watch this video with your friends Start Watch Party
  • Pamela Jane White My first time at Croft . Thanks Ruth for a lovely afternoon worth the journey. Amazing music . Plenty to eat and some great Tango😍

Beverley Coleclough

Valerie Day Fantastic afternoon as always.



Halloween Special Sunday 13th October 2019 – DJ TOPPERS

Sana’ A. Jamaani What a lovely people and atmosphere.. I feel privileged to join you all in these events.. it’s becoming a family to me now. So thankful 👏👏👏
Ali Hartland
Hi Ruth Killen, thanks for a really lovely milonga yesterday afternoon! I thoroughly enjoyed myself 😁🥳👩🏻‍🦰 xxx