New Dance Calendar for Eastbourne, Brighton, Hove

There isn’t much in the way of Argentine Tango down in East Sussex, but I have been dancing in Eastbourne.  I am re-discovering my Salsa roots, and dancing LeRoc/Ceroc.  Amor is having LeRoc lessons, so it won’t be long before I have a dance partner, although getting dances hasn’t been a problem for me, after all, it is for only one dance and I don’t need to be too picky!

I have met many friendly people dancing down here and I may have even found a new hairdresser from my Salsa class!  I have met people in the shops or on the street that I have met in dance class.  This has never happened to me in all my years of dancing in London.  I am having a great time while settling into my new life.

I have set up a new dance calendar for Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove.  It includes Tango, Salsa and Jive (Rock n Roll, LeRoc, Ceroc).  I will only list dancing events –  Milongas and Freestyle, with the occasional Workshop, such as Tango Boot Camp.

If anyone knows of or has a dance evening in or around these areas, please let me know and I will add the details to the calendar.

Happy Dancing!

I’m Moving

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!