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We're immensely proud of our students who performed at the UK Tango Championship last Saturday 1st April.

Six Tango Movement couples performed a choreography during the evening in the spectacular Edward Lumley Hall in Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Some of them had performed in our Student Show at the Winter Ball in January but others were completely new to performing. They managed to learn the choreography in a just under two weeks and to perform it with technique and confidence. A real achievement!

I was told I looked like a worried mother putting on a brave face as I watched them file out onto the dance floor. But my butterflies soon subsided as I watched them dance.

And then came my favourite part of the proceedings: the post-show drinks to celebrate!

Thank you to our students for their dedication, hard work, focus and passion. We're so happy to have you as part of our tango teaml!

We're still waiting for the official video, which we hope to post here shortly!

We're excited to present the video of David performing with Alejandra MantiƱan at our Winter Ball in January.

This is a wonderful example of what tango is all about: Alejandra arrived in London and the next day performed this tango, without any rehearsal or warm-up at all. Just two bodies reading each other and the music ... oh, and in front of 300 people!. The atmosphere was electric.

For me it was an enormous pleasure to watch David perform with this wonderfully creative dancer.

It was a pleasure to WATCH him perform full stop! I've always loved watching him dance but I don't get this luxury when I'm in his arms. Ironically, the name of the tango they danced that night was "En Tus Brazos" (In Your Arms).

Enjoy!

When students talk about what they most like about our school, our demonstrations at the end of our classes almost always get a mention.

Guiding every student to dance creatively and with their own personality is an integral part of our teaching and we believe these improvised demonstrations help to inspire this.

In these demos, not only do we show the steps that we have been working on in the class but we also show how they can be developed, combined and varied. Tango is not about choreography. Even when we teach a sequence of steps we always show ways this can be dismantled and put together differently, and how it can be played with to express the music.

I never know what tango David will play at the end of the class. But I was really happy when last Wednesday he put on one of my favourites: Marion by Miguel Calo. (See my earlier blog entry on the beautiful lyrics of Marion!)

We always use a lot of decorations into our demos. Partly (and a very big part) because we love decorations and we find it almost impossible to dance without them! But also again to give ideas and inspiration to our students.

Next Saturday 1st and 8th April we will have two workshops entirely dedicated to the wonderful world of decorations!

Now that is something to look forward to!

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