It’s hard to believe but it’s that time of year again!
Our Winter Ball 2014 is just under two months away and anticipation is already mounting for the most glamorous event of the year!
Our Ball is now in it’s fifth year. Not only is it fantastic for us as a School to have something to look forward to each year, but it is also amazing to be able give back to the country that gave us tango
Once again the Old Finsbury Town Hall, Islington, will be magically lit and filled with the haunting notes of bandoneon player Victor Villena (Gotan Project) – who will be travelling from France to be with us that night.
Victor will be again teaming up with British quartet Los Mareados. And we will be in the expert hands of DJ Diego Doigneau in between live sets.
Rehearsals are now under way by a small group of our students who will be performing in our Student Show. The Show has become a real highlight of the Ball. To whet your appetite:
David & I will also be performing as we do every year. And there are few places that feel more atmospheric to dance than in that beautiful ballroom surrounded by our students and friends.
When your feet are tired and you need a pause, you can wander through to the Council Chamber and enjoy the Argentine food and wine that will be on sale and browse our latest collection of Comme Il Faut tango shoes
This year, the funds raised will go to help children in need in both Argentina and the UK:
(1) Hombre Nuevo – a charity for the homeless in Cordoba, Argentina
(2) Doble Ayuda – a charity giving educational support to children living in poverty in rural Argentina and (
(3) the UCL Michelle Zalkin Scholarship – funding a Masters degree in Child Health and Child Protection.
And finally, let me leave you with this little taster, a montage of one of our past balls:
We can’t wait to see you there!
Tickets are available here or in Tango Movement Classes!