Tips & Stories
One of the most widely used words these days: unprecedented.
We live in unprecedented times. And surely dancing tango in our living room is no exception.
Four weeks ago when lockdown in the UK began, most people had never even heard of Zoom.
Now taking a Zoom class is the new normal. Last week our daughters tried a drama class by Zoom. And our nieces in a northern city of Argentina are taking Zoom ballet classes.
Staying in really has become the new going out. But do we dance tango in our pyjamas or do we get a little dressed up for the occasion?
In the current crisis, our everyday routines have been turned on their heads.
But you can keep up your tango skills – with or without a partner – in the smallest of spaces and incorporate it in your daily tasks. As you wait for the kettle to boil, microwave to ping or toast to pop.
David and I have had fun with a tiny video project showing us practicing and improvising in our kitchen.
Restricted space? That’s no issue. Meandering cats who don’t understand the rules of tango floor craft … well, that’s more of a problem …
I remember the moment Covid-19 turned from being a distant news story to step into our life.
It started with a baby step. In late January – when our tango classes were still packed with dancers intermingling and sharing embraces – a student nervously asked if she could do exercises on her own in a corner.
All our classes are suspended due to Covid-19.
Following the Government’s announcement yesterday, Tango Movement is closing its doors for the first time in 13 years.
On Saturday 29th February we held our annual event, the Tango Movement Winter Ball, at the Finsbury Town Hall, Islington.
One of our favourite moments of the night is when a group of advanced students take to the dancefloor to give a choregraphed tango show.
The show is the culmination of 4 months of rehearsals and imnense effort. It’s a nerve-wracking but incredibly rewarding experience.
We asked one of the dancers in our Student Show, Olga to talk about her experience from rehearsals through to the night itself: