“Jewel Lab is a community-run enrichment of our local Tango scene.
We are a conscientious practica with a purposeful culture of dialogue, participation, and role-changing.
We encourage positive attitudes toward all gender/role combinations,
toward dancing to the worldwide heritage of music,
and toward use of all movements from the living history of tango.
We also like to throw great parties!”

What is Jewel Lab all about?

JewelLab also hosts occasional parties with 100% alternative tango music.


The Jewel Lab is located at the Colombian Hotel, 117 Oxford at Crown and runs from 19:00-23:00 on Tuesday evenings.

The Colombian Hotel is a beautiful venue with a professional DJ sound system, upholstered furniture, bars you can hold on to for solo practice, ice water, air conditioning, and a full bar on premises.

History: JewelLab Sydney was founded by Vio as Rainbow Queer Tango Sydney in 2011 and was re-named The Jewel Lab in 2012. In 2013 we became a milonga and in 2016 we became a community-run practica. We had a really fabulous Party on 16 April 2013, we hosted Flavio Romanelli on 17 December 2013, we had an impromptu memorial service for Graeme Dallow on 21 January 2014, and we danced to Fernando Aragonés Live at JewelLove on 18 February 2014.


Jewel Lab London is launching in January 15, 2016, with the same manifesto at a cool location to be announced.