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On beach holidays as a child I would stand at the edge of the sea and watch as the tide washed out around my feet. I loved the feeling of moving backwards when I was actually standing still.

Not such a great feeling though as an adult when you’ve reached a certain level in a skill and are not sure how to move forward.

Because by standing still, you feel like you are moving backwards. This is why it is so important to keep learning, reviewing and refreshing.

As we all know, tango is a discipline that we can investigate for the rest of your lives if we choose to do so. For me one of the great joys of tango - apart from the feeling of the dance itself - is the sense that the journey never ends.

Unfortunately, too many advanced dancers feel that there is nothing out there for them. And sadly for some, a little spark dies with this recognition.

David and I are passionate about making sure our Advanced students always have opportunities to grow.

We have worked hard over the years to maintain a “true” Advanced class. We work only with those who we feel are ready for the class. We understand that “Advanced” can mean more complex sequences and movements, but it can also mean investigating the subtleties of the movements, the breath, the embrace.

We also encourage our Advanced students to come to our Saturday Workshops with a practice partner. They can stay together during the partner rotations if they feel they would benefit more from this.

And if you’re not yet an Advanced dancer but are keen to come to our Advanced class to see what it’s like, our advice to you is: take your time! It sounds funny but you’ll make much faster progress if you take it slow! Tango success is based on a thorough understanding of the basics and sometimes it can take several years to realise that the basics are far from simple!

Our success as a school is partly down to making sure our classes “do what they say on the tin”. If you come to our Intermediate class, you expect Intermediate material and dancers of a similar level to you. And we work hard to make sure you get it!

Check out our LEVEL GUIDE and remember we’re always here to guide you on the very best class for you at your stage in your journey. Here’s to the road ahead!

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!

#tangochanginglives #tangomovementAPARU

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

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