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Tango Love 11-08-2017

It’s not every day that you have the privilege of attending the wedding of a couple who met through your classes.

And I can tell you, it is quite a unique feeling.

I always remember Irina saying that Tango Movement should change its name to “tangomatch.com.". Because so many students in our classes who were falling for each other that year.

And she should know. She was one of them!

Hendrik joined our classes back in 2009 and has been one of our regulars for years. Irina started coming quite a bit later - in 2012. For a while their paths didn’t cross since she was only attending our Beginners classes.

But tango eventually brought them together. Now they are both beautiful tango dancers and a beautiful couple. A tango match made in heaven!

People meet in many different ways of course, but a shared passion like tango can connect people beyond the three minutes that a tango lasts.

Yesterday was an amazing afternoon spent celebrating Hendrik and Irina’s marriage, surrounded by a huge group of Tango Movement students.

We wish this lovely couple many years of love, health, happiness …. and tango together.

August is looking a lot brighter with the arrival of our star guest teachers - Junior Cervila and Guadalupe Garcia - who gave their first class at Tango Movement last night.

Junior and Guadalupe will be running our Tango Movement Summer School. We are thrilled to have them and we hope you will come to their lessons and make the most of their short stay!

Junior Cervila is a tango dancer of international acclaim.

He was born in Sao Paulo Brazil. In 1991, he travelled to Buenos Aires to study with legendary tango maestros Pepito Avellaneda, Antonio Todaro and Juan Carlos Copes. He immersed himself in tango, while also dancing in the milongas of Buenos Aires.

In the 1990’s, he started touring the world with tango companies. In 1997, he had a starring role in the film “Tango” by Carlos Saura.

He later performed on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated “Tango Argentino”. The show played a pivotal role in the resurgence of tango's popularity worldwide. Suddenly, everyone wanted to dance tango - the argentine way. It is widely acknowledged that "Tango Argentino" played a huge role in making Argentine tango the global phenomenon that it is today.

Junior later became a principal dancer in international shows such as "Tanguera", "Tango y Fuga" and "Tango Emotion".

In 2006 and 2011, Junior joined the cast of "Tango Argentino" for its last performance at the Obelisco in Buenos Aires to an audience of 15,000. In 2006, he performed with Mora Godoy in the Theatre Colon, Buenos Aires. In the New Year of 2007, he again performed at the Obelisco in a concert with Daniel Baremboin.

Junior and Guadalupe have recently been selected as the tango couple for the latest Broadway production of "Evita". They will join the cast this Autumn.

Junior and Guadalupe not only are exceptional dancers but also highly experienced teachers, not to mention friendly, down-to-earth people.

From 8th to 23rd August, Junior and Guadalupe will be covering all our drop-in classes - click here for the details.

They will also be giving two unique workshops with elements for tango salon on Saturdays 12th and 19th August - click here to find out more.

Don’t miss this limited opportunity to study with Tango Greats!

Summer Party 29-07-2017

Thank you to everyone who came to our Summer Party last Saturday and helped make it a really special night!

The Light is one of our favourite London tango venues. Tucked away in the back streets of Shoreditch, no one would expect to find this little enclave of tango, beautifully lit up with fairy lights and filled with beautiful tango music.

It's always fantastic to see students of all levels enjoying the night. Sometimes there is no better way to learn than to throw yourself in the deep-end and learn on the dance-floor!

Milongas are not just about dancing tango non-stop (although a lot of people do), they are about enjoying the music, the company and lapping up the atmosphere. Sitting on the side-lines with a drink and watching the world dance by is the ideal way to give your feet a little rest from all the dancing!

When we get back from our summer holiday, we will immediately start planning our Autumn Tango Night!

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