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The Definitive Guide to Learning Tango without Breaking the Bank

  Classes, Milongas, shoes, outfits…  learning tango can be VERY expensive.  Read on for some ways in which to learn while on a budget: Going to Classes Unfortunately, there is…

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Tango Al Fresco with LoveTango Meetup Group

Last weekend saw a group from the meetup group Love Tango head over with a picnic to Tango al Fresco in Regent’s Park. I have been aware of this event…

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On Group Holidays

The tour group of Japanese tourists with cameras round their necks was a cliché in the 80s.   Today, if you live in a large European city, even if you have…

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Thoughts on the TangoWalk

Last weekend saw me running a theatrical TangoWalk at the National Theatre’s ‘Watch This Space’ Festival. Despite the unsettled weather, many people turned up to give this thing a go,…

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5 Top Tips for Beginners

Getting the basics of tango is easy - not difficult. Getting to be good will be like anything and take some practice – but getting the basics is easy.  Tango’s USP is…

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In Search of Duende

From the world of flamenco and southern Spain, from dance and song and theatre, from Lorca and the gypsies, comes the concept of ‘duende‘.  For those unfamiliar with the term,…

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Leading – The Killer Formula

At the Tango Tea today I had several conversations, both with men and women, about the art of leading. Every woman I spoke to has a deep respect for guys…

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Brighton Tango – Milonga at the Station

Oh yes!  This is what I’m talking about:  the Tango Revolution I’ve been hoping for has already started – in Hove! Ever since returning to London from Spain two years…

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Rojo y Negro’s Milonga Pasional

Saturday night I met with a couple of ladies (gentlemen, where were you?)  from the LoveTango meetup group at the Milonga Pasional organised by Rojo y Negro. I had never…

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Tango Trip to Granada

This time last week I was having a hearty brunch in Fuengirola, relaxing after the tango trip to Granada the day before. A trip that I had nearly missed, because…