After living in London for over 20 years, I am moving to the coast. After two years on the market, I finally sold my house. I have always wanted to live beside or near the sea and now that will finally happen. After more than 20 years, I am exchanging the sound of the planes flying over my house at the crack of dawn to the sound of seabirds at a more reasonable hour.
What does that mean for London Tango? Well, it just means that I won’t be dancing much in London. I haven’t been dancing much these last six months as I have either been working or spending weekends at the coast. I am still keeping up the blog and will still be posting Special Events. London isn’t far, so I might make a trip up to the big city now and again. Besides, it’s where I learned to dance and love Argentine Tango. I have made a lot of friends that I am going to miss. So when I come up to visit, the evening will be even more special.
Life may change, but Tango goes on. I am going to explore the Tango scene in Brighton and Hove. There is no Tango where I live. It takes as long to drive to Brighton as it did for me to drive to Holborn or Chalk Farm or Tufnell Park. Maybe even less time. At some point, I will add a Dance Calendar for Brighton, Eastbourne and Hove. As the Argentine Tango scene is not as extensive as in London, the calendar will also incorporate Salsa and Ceroc/LeRoc/Jive. I have already danced LeRoc in Eastbourne. Tomorrow I will be dancing Salsa (my first dance before Tango). I am already acquainted with people in my new ‘home town’. That is the beauty of dance. Dancing brings like-minded people together. One doesn’t ever have to be alone. Having a few different dance forms under my belt means that I can travel pretty much anywhere and find some dancing and make new friends.
I have a lot to do with my move and finding a place to live, so I may not be posting as regularly as I had been. There is still more of Ask Arlene on the burner and I am regularly updating Special Events and the Calendar.
If anyone in Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne want to let me know what is going on in the Tango, Salsa or Ceroc/LeRoc/Jive world, drop me a line with a link to your website.
Happy Dancing To All!