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We're very happy to present the official video of the Tango Movement Student Show.

The show took place at our Winter Ball on Saturday 21st January 2017.

Congratulations to all our students who participated. It is no easy thing to learn a choreography, perform it in perfect unison with the other couples, AND get up and dance in front of 300 people!

But they did it with skill, technique and that one thing that is so difficult to teach: class!

When we select students for the show, we always try to find those who have started tango with us as Beginners or who have studied with us for a considerable amount of time.

This time round, we were a little short of time to prepare as a lot of our group were away over Christmas and New Year. And it is amazing to think that they pulled this off in just ten classes (some couples even less!)

We're already looking forward to seeing what we can achieve next year!

Some things are just made for each other. And tango and Valentine's are one of them!

Today, we braved the cold of London in February to bring a little romance into the lives of City workers.

Forget smouldering stares and pouts, this was heart-felt, romantic tango. Just look how we even managed to put a smile on the face of a hardened City worker!

Tonight in Soho, we'll have a special Valentine themed Intermediate class for you, learning movements with an especially romantic feel.

And this is one Valentine's event that you most certainly DON'T need a partner for!

Time: 8 - 9:30 pm (+ Mini-Practica)

Venue: Marshall Street Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, Soho W1F 7EL (5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus)

Level: Intermediate

Price: £16

No need to pre-book. Just drop-in and dance!

We will also have chocolates to celebrate Valentines. Chocolate and tango ... now surely that's another match made in heaven?

Tango Poetry 12-02-2017

Did you know the lyrics of some tangos are as emotionally charged as the music itself?

Often speaking of helpless love, lost youth and times past, tango lyrics are heavy with nostalgia, melancholy and even poetry.

Following a Beginners class last week, an Argentine student asked me to translate a tango for a classmate. She happened to share a name with the title of the song: Marion. One of my all time favourite tangos in fact.

As I focused on giving the best on-the-spot translation I could, I was struck by the loveliness of the lyrics. And when I looked up I wasn’t very surprised to see that her eyes had welled up with tears. “Let’s stop now” I suggested, “before we all start crying!”

So I felt inspired to share the lyrics with you, to give you just a little taste of the mood of the tangos you are listening to. The beauty of the poetry is inevitably lost in translation but the sentiment holds true.

Evoking the memory

My heart starts to dream again

And the dream was you, Marion

Love of my youth

That is not forgotten

The shadows of yesterday

With the sadness of a song

Will always say to me: Marion

Marion

I know that at your side I was happy

When I gave you my heart

In old Paris

I remember

The grief of goodbye

And the sky

Marion

Distant love that I left

I want you to know, my heart

That I never forgot you.

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