Arlene's London Tango Pages

I’m Moving

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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!

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