I’m Having a Vacation

I am going to have a well deserved holiday.

I am taking the MP3 Player (for my Tango Music), my mobile phone (for emergencies only) and leaving my laptop at home.  So there will be no posts from me until my return.

There will be no Tango dancing where I am going, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a few dances on my behalf as there is plenty going on over the next couple of weeks.

I look forward to some more Ask Arlene on my return. ūüôā

June 2009

5th June, FridaySexteto Milonguero @ Negracha

19.30 – 21.00




Mariel ROBLES & Gonzalo ALONSO


ADMISSION Р£ 25 per seat  Рlimited seats available
(includes admission to NEGRACHA TANGO CLUB РMilonga Ecléctica )



21.30 – 05.00


Milonga Ecléctica


Dance demo by Mariel ROBLES & Gonzalo ALONSO
+ Guest DJ’s

11th – 14th JuneTango Extravaganza 2009, III International London Tango Festival

Tango Extravaganza will be taking place again this year.¬† Please find below a sample of the Artists and Musicians that will be taking part in this year’s event.¬† I will be updating you regularly as and when I have more information.¬† In the meantime, please put the 11th – 14th of June 2009 in your diary and don’t leave town!

Confirmed Guest Artists:

Great Argentinean Master and Choreographer of Forever Tango (Broadway) Roberto Reis & Natalia Lavandeira

Tango Champions of Mundial de Tango 2006, Buenos Aires: Carlos Paredes & Diana Giraldo

Great NeoTango Dacers and Masters: Pablo Linares & Patricia Carrazco

Also well known artists: Pablo Nievas & Valeria Zunino  and Cesar Velasquez & Carolina Gonzalez.


From Argentina:  Duo Napoli Casares, Trio Lotox and Singer, Floro Aramburu.
We will also have, for the very first time, a Tango Photo Competition and the Red Carpet Milonga Night + more surprises.


Corrientes and 4 Wild Court.
More Artists and Venues to be confirmed.

****First Tango Photo Competition Call****
Calling all professional and amateur photographers!!!

Please join the First International Tango Photo Competition at Tango Extravaganza 2009, London.
Take the chance of having your work published on our internet site.
Photos by the finalists will be displayed at the Tango Extravaganza venues.
Fantastic prizes will be announced soon.
Conditions will be forwarded to participants who are interested.

Please write to: calidanza@hotmail.com

13th June, Saturday – Freedom Tango Summer Ball – 7:30 – 11pm

Tango on a Summer Evening ‚Äď a summer ball with supper, tango demonstration and much more.

Senior Common Room, St Mary’s College, Waldegrave Road, Teddington TW1 4SX


14th June, Sunday – Tango Boot Camp Improvers with Stefano & Alexandra – Brighton

Tango Boot Camp

Regular freestyle dancing at milongas is one of the surest ways to improve your tango dancing. We run a number of very friendly, non-intimidating milongas for you to enjoy. These are either as part of our decaDance monthly events or as part of our TangoBootCamp weekends. Tea dances include a fantastic full fat cream tea with sandwiches, scones, and cakes. You do NOT need to have attended the TangoBootCamp coursees to attend any of the milongas.

Visit website for more information: http://www.decadancenights.co.uk/

19th June, Friday –¬† Mid-summer Party @ The Tango Club – 21:00 – 02:00

Come and celebrate the sights and scents of summer in Covent Garden. Slip into your coolest clothes and dance the night away in this lead up to the solstice and mid-summer’s night.

Theme: A Summer Garden

DJing by the Invisibles

VJing by AgentSimon

Food by The Kitchen Bandits

Dancing by You

There is no class on this evening

Happy New Year 2009!


Well, here we are celebrating another New Year!

It’s time to dance off those extra calories consumed during this festive season.¬† I know I did way too much cooking, and eating, over the holidays.¬† Now it’s time to get dancing!

The dancing starts again from Friday at Negracha.   On Saturday afternoon, there is a Tango Tea at The Tango Club.  Pop in and have a break from shopping or visiting the  art galleries and museums.  There is also dancing at The Crypt with El Once on Saturday night.  Have a look at the Events Calendar for more information.

If anyone has any Special Events or Workshops they would like me to list, please let me know.  Same goes for teacher listings.

I wish everyone joy, health and happiness and lots of dancing in 2009!

All the best and Happy Dancing,


Photos taken on Boxing Day at The Southbank

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