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We often talk about how tango changes the lives of those who dance it: creating joy, boosting confidence, giving purpose, forming friendships and communities ... even helping people to find their soul mate.

But what about tango helping to change the lives of the country who gave it to us: Argentina?

Our glittering Tango Winter Ball took place last Saturday night in the Old Finsbury Town Hall Islington to celebrate Tango Movement's 10th Anniversary here in London. Once again, the beautifully ornate hall was filled with the spine-tingling notes of live tango music and dancers locked in the close tango embrace.

We were brought together by our love of tango but also by our desire to help people living many miles away.

To produce the Winter Ball, Tango Movement works in partnership with APARU - the Association of Argentine Professionals in the UK. ALL the proceeds from our Balls go towards the charitable causes supported by APARU.

Since we started organising our Tango Balls with APARU in 2011, the Winter Ball has raised a total of £20,000.

This money has supported a number of projects in Argentina, including a hospital train providing medical care to remote villages, accommodation and primary medial care in a homeless centre, and a reading and literacy foundation for children living in extreme poverty. And the project endorsed by APARU this year: providing medical health care to visually impaired people.

By coming to the Winter Ball this year, we'd like to know what you have done:

Raul, a 62 year old electrician, has recovered his ability to see. You have paid for his surgery and he is now able to enjoy life through his eyes. He can now go back to work and pay for his kids' food, shelter and education. YOU have changed his life and his family’s lives.

Luciano, who’s 8 years old and suffered from acute cataracts in one eye, has undergone surgery. He not only has recovered his ability to see but can also now to go back to school. YOU have changed Luciano's life and have given him a much better future.

We could go on telling you how each of you have impacted someone’s life for the better. And trust me, as cliché as this may sound, you and your passion for tango have truly changed lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this crazy dream to change the world! Until next year!

For more information on APARU, please go to http://www.aparu.org.uk. Donations are always welcome!

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A Tango Match! 10-01-2017

Many Congratulations to Irina Croitor and Aditya Shankar, who got married last weekend in India.

Irina and Aditya both started with us as Beginners and met through our classes. We soon realised they were an item when they couldn't stop smiling when they danced together!

Irina and Aditya we are so so happy for you! You are a match made in heaven!

We would have loved to have been at the wedding but we can't wait to see all the photos (especially of your wedding dance!).

#lovelycouple #tangosoulmates

Blue Monday? 09-01-2017

For those who struggled to get out of bed this morning ...

A triple bill of Monday, rain & tube strike! We thought you might need THREE things to cheer you up this morning:

1) ALL Our Tango Classes Re-Start this Week!

People often tell us our tango classes are the highlight of their week.

Check out our weekly schedule to find the class for your level.

2) Alejandra Mantiñan is Back!

Alejandra Mantiñan will be giving two inspiring workshops with us on 21st & 22nd January.

Alejandra Mantiñan​ is one of the leading tango dancers of her time and has inspired a generation with her unique style. Alejandra has 30 years tango experience and is world-renowned for both her dancing and teaching ability. She will be giving just one performance during her visit: with David at our Winter Ball.

For more info: click here.

3) Our 10th Anniversary Winter Ball Is Really Soon!

Just under two weeks to go until what will surely be the tango event of the year! Tickets are selling fast so don't leave it to the last minute to get one!

For more info: click here.

Has this helped at all? We hope so! Let the sun shine bright in your thoughts today!

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