28th Oct – Eighth Birthday Party with Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani!

Eight glorious years of Tango on the Thames – and counting!

How better to celebrate eight years of Tango on the Thames than a Special Workshop with Leandrou Palou and Maria Tsiatsiani: “

intricate combinations of different elements while turning” who will also be performing for us?

Hernán Brusa will be in fine form, choosing music for us to dance to.

 REGISTER YOUR PLACE HERE!

 

£20     Special Workshop + Milonga

£12     Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

LEANDRO PALOU

One of the leading Argentine Tango professional dancers around the world, with a career of over 25 years of uninterrupted professional activity, both as a teacher and as a performer. Having partnered Tango legends like the late Andrea Misse & Alejandra Mantinian, he has performed in over 250 cities of 35 countries to acclaimed success. His performances have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Leandro has also appeared in countless TV appearances, music videos and commercials. He is also regular choreographer and coach for BBC ‘s Strictly Come Dancing and performs in Theatre shows around the world.

 

MARIA TSIATSIANI

A passionate dancer, teacher and choreographer, she started ballet and gymnastics at an early age in New York City and competed in Latin Ballroom Nationals for over 10 years. Those styles enriched her Tango training and performance repertory. She has taught Latin Ballroom dance modules at Kingston University, Alexanders Ballroom, Dance Academy, Dance Studios and The Chorus Line. After discovering Argentine Tango, she quickly starred in Tango shows such as Tango Por Dos, London’s West End show Midnight Tango and TangoMotion. Now partnering with Leandro, they are regularly seen performing at renowned International Tango Festivals, workshops, corporate events, charity events, VIP events regularly in the UK, Europe, Asia, North & South America.

 

THE COUPLE: Partnered in 2014, they have performed extensively in over 30 cities all over the world for Tango festivals, VIP charities, congresses, theatre shows (West End), Miguel Zotto’s prestigious Tango Por Dos and various television performances. They are best known for their elegant and traditional style in dancing and their very clear and precise methodology of teaching. Their lessons focus on building strong individual technique to provide a soft embrace, with natural movements while dancing. They believe that embrace, connection, technique and musicality are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of the Argentine Tango dance.

 

THEIR SCHOOL: After many successful World Tours, Buenos Aires-born dancer Leandro Palou set up Tango Academy in 2003 in the heart of London and since then has been the busiest and most popular spot for Tango in the UK, warmly welcoming over 15,000 students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. In 2018, their Academy came in 2nd place for Best Argentine Tango School Worldwide at the Premios Awards in Buenos Aires.

 

Maria Tsiatsiani

Director at Tango Academy

(+44) 7544 278834

 

 

SUNDAY 7th October – Laísa Sousa and Csongor Kicsi RETURN!

Tango on the Thames is thrilled to welcome back two exciting young teachers, Laísa Sousa and Csongor Kicsi, who will be exploring “Milonga- complex sequences for small places with lines and turns” in their class on Sunday 7thOctober – and they will be performing for us too!

All that, and the classy musical choices of one of our favourite DJs, Hernán Brusa to dance to.

Register HERE!

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

LAÍSA SOUZA

Laísa trained as a professional dancer from 2003, working with Brazilian Social Dances in Brazil. In 2008, deciding to specialize in Argentine Tango, she moved to Buenos Aires where she earned a degree in the National University of Arts, (UNA) for Folklore with special mention in Tango and where she performed in the show “Si no te amase” directed by Junior Cervila ; in “Voz Tango” of Verónica Salmeron, for “Salsamba” with which she relocated to Macao for 6 months; in “The Piazzolla Tango Show” also in Buenos Aires and in the show “Latidos” by Leticia Fallacara. She has worked as a performer and Tango Instructor for the MSC Orquestra. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in 3 categories: milongueros del Mundo; Vals; and Milonga. And in 2017 she and her dance partner Ariel Manzanares, won the 11th place in the Mundial Championship in Buenos Aires. While pursuing her performing career for almost nine years, she has been teaching and performing tango in Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland) Asia (China and India) Africa (South Africa and Mozambique) and South America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia).

 

CSONGOR KICSI

Csongor has been a dancer from the age of 4 years old, when he began with ballroom dancing. In 2010, Argentine Tango entered to his life. He fell in love with it and decided to dedicate his life and dancing career to it. Csongor has taught tango since 2011, working in France, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Italy and now in the UK. He has been a Tango DJ since 2013. In 2015, together with Laura Iaru, he won the “6th European Tango Salon Championship, July 2015 – Todi, Italy” – which at only 19 years old made him Europe’s youngest ever champion. In the same year he was a finalist at the World Championship in Buenos Aires.

 

Hernán Brusa

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troilo in his house. When he lost his dear grandfather in 1996, Hernán’s curiosity took him to a tango lesson with his sister-  they started a weekly course with a disciple of the famous tango couple ‘los Dinzel’. But he only discovered his passion when he first set foot in a milonga in 1997. Since then, his feet have not left the dance floor anymore. He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires. In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations. Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

 

 

 

GUILIANO GAMBARELLI & RAQUEL GREENBERG!!!

 

We are delighted that Guilano Gambarelli will be joining Raquel Greenberg to explore: “Smooth Giros combined with elements and figures and traveling giros, also adapted for the Vals”

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

Register HERE!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

Giuliano Gambarelli discovered tango in 2005, in Florence.

He began his tango journey with one of the most respected tango couples in Italy, Patricia Hilliges and Matteo Panero. Over the years, he perfected his style with some of the most famous Argentine artists such as Javier Rodriguez & Andrea Missé, Sebastian Missé & Andrea Reyero, and Ricardo Barrios & Laura Melo. However, it was his training with Alejandra Mantiñan which profoundly changed his dancing. In 2009 he began to conduct workshops and shows in major Italian cities: Florence, Siena, Genoa, Bologna, Catania, Milan, Naples, Rome and so on, as well abroad: France, Switzerland, and Tunisia. Giuliano is one of the most celebrated Italian tango dancers appreciated for his elegant and clean style, and his clear and simple teaching. At present he continues to carry on his passion in a path of growth, teaching and performing.

 

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sulH-ABZJIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CFeCgrj9Q&t=32s

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6_GJvpxgQ

 

 

Raquel Greenberg

Raquel has run the successful Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy in London for the last six years including organising the “La Divina” milonga and other events with top guest artists, dancers and musicians.  The Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy won the Latin UK Award in 2014 as best Tango teacher and school.  Raquel started to dance when she was six years old. She studied ballet for 12 years, followed by latin and ballroom dancing until she discovered tango 22 years ago. Since then she has had many years of experience teaching, coaching and working as choreographer. She is an active artist teaching and performing in the UK and abroad. Learn more about Raquel: http://www.raquel-tango.com/raquel-greenberg-tango-academy/

 

Videos of Raquel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UB12WFDOg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=KzuBkqkEVzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSN6UDxGf20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pxbi0Ip3M0&t=93s

 

 

Learn more about Raquel:

 

Her website: www.raquel-tango.com

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RaquelGreenbergTangoAcademy/

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2O9JQx67wKpZ2xnUl1GBXg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raqueltangoacademy/

Elegance and Style in August!

Like a touch more elegance, more style in your dance? Yes?

Roxane Camargo and Rafael Bittencourt’s class: “Sequences with enrosques , sacadas and barridas”, as well as one of their suave performances will be just the inspiration you need!

Dancing in the cool by the Thames with music from the cool DJ, Diego Doigneau.

 

REGISTER HERE!

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

Roxane Camargo & Rafael Bittencourt

With over 20 years of experience as professional dancers, teachers and choreographers they have travelled extensively across the world for Tango shows and events. Partnering over 12 years ago, they have been featured in the most important dance companies in Buenos Aires, tango houses and milongas. Tango shows include “Café Tortoni”, “Complejo Tango”, “El Querandi”, “El Viejo Almacén” and “Señor Tango” where they were lead dancers and choreographers. After completing their degree in Dance (Pontifícia Catholic University of the Rio Grande del Sur) they became Brazilian Champions of Stage Tango in 2011. They worked in various countries including Macau (China) Cassino Greek Mitology, Jakarta, Bali (Indonesia) Tango in Paradise, Maputo (Mozambique, Africa), Paris and Reunion Island (France) Lew Tango week, London, Brighton and Crewe (England), Istanbul (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Stuttgart, Berlin (Germany), Stockholm ( Sweden ), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Florence (Italy) Xl Grand Encuentro de Tango. Currently, they are based in London, working as lead teachers at Leandro Palou Tango Academy, the UK’s leading school of Argentine Tango.

Roxane Camargo & Rafael Bittencourt @ The Light Milonga, London 20.06.2018

https://youtu.be/yf7DVP0i8no

Roxane Camargo y Rafael Bittebcourt,Milonga Parakultural en Salón Canning , marzo 2018

 https://youtu.be/OCHzcw8do84

Diego Doigneau

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is one of the three sets of brains behind 3D Tango and is well-known not only in London, but around the world. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is a connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!

SUNDAY 5th AUG – DON’T’ MISS LUNA PALACIOS!

Luna Palacios is only briefly in London and so don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from her in the company of the excellent Dante Culcuy at Tango on the Thames on Sunday 5thAug.

Learn in their Special 90-minute Workshop on “Tango Elements to Use in Milonga, Embrace and Concepts of Connection”

And their show is likely to be an education in itself!

Dante will DJ for us, so register for a place HERE!

 

£18 Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Luna Palacios:
Born in Buenos Aires, Luna Palacios is an authentic “milonguera”, tango dancer, who learned tango from some of the most storied figures in Buenos Aires dance halls.
Until 2001, Luna was a salsa and swing dancer, but one day, her sister Verónica took her to a milonga where, says Luna, she immediately fell in love: the dance, the music, the magic of that atmosphere – but it was the embrace that seduced her and won over her heart.She was lucky enough to dance with and learn from some of the best milongueros in Buenos. Among her formal teachers were: Veronica Palacios, Lucas Galera, Jose Garofalo Oliver Kolker, Carlos Gavito, Guillermo Cerneaz and Gabriel Misse. The greatest inspiration for her was her teacher and friend, the late Carlos Gavito. Luna also became the favourite dancing partner of several great dancers: Lucas Galera, Oliver Kolker, “Flaco” Dany Garcia,Horacio Britos (aka: Pibe Avellaneda), Carlos Copello, Aoniken Quiroga, Paulo Bidart, Jorge Pahl , Octavio Fernandez to name a few.She has travelled extensively to teach and perform in Argentina and overseas.Luna has also performed in every single important venue in Buenos Aires such as Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, La Viruta, La Baldosa, Glorias Argentinas, El Arranque, Porteno y Bailarin.Nowadays, she travels back and forth from Catania, Sicily, to perform and teach in different places around the world. Luna speaks fluent Spanish (of course), English and Italian, making it even easier for her students to get in touch in real time with her already clear teaching. Luna’s ultimate goal is to make tango contagious to everyone, her love and understanding of her greatest passion: Tango Argentino.

Dante Culcuy
An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more resident teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.

 

SPECIAL Workshop with Dante Culcuy and Luna Palacios!

Try the COOLEST dance floor in London?

Join the fabulous Dante Culcuy and Luna Palacios at Tango on the Thames on Sunday 5thAug, where refreshing breezes blow in from the open doors overlooking the river.

A Special 90 minute Workshop on “Tango Elements to Use in Milonga, Embrace and Concepts of Connection”

And Dante as DJ!

And a show!

Register for a place HERE!

 

£18 Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

Luna Palacios:
Born in Buenos Aires, Luna Palacios is an authentic “milonguera”, tango dancer, who learned tango from some of the most storied figures in Buenos Aires dance halls.
Until 2001, Luna was a salsa and swing dancer, but one day, her sister Verónica took her to a milonga where, says Luna, she immediately fell in love: the dance, the music, the magic of that atmosphere – but it was the embrace that seduced her and won over her heart.She was lucky enough to dance with and learn from some of the best milongueros in Buenos. Among her formal teachers were: Veronica Palacios, Lucas Galera, Jose Garofalo Oliver Kolker, Carlos Gavito, Guillermo Cerneaz and Gabriel Misse. The greatest inspiration for her was her teacher and friend, the late Carlos Gavito. Luna also became the favourite dancing partner of several great dancers: Lucas Galera, Oliver Kolker, “Flaco”Dany Garcia,Horacio Britos (aka: Pibe Avellaneda), Carlos Copello, Aoniken Quiroga, Paulo Bidart, Jorge Pahl , Octavio Fernandez to name a few.She has travelled extensively to teach and perform in Argentina and overseas.Luna has also performed in every single important venue in Buenos Aires such as Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, La Viruta, La Baldosa, Glorias Argentinas, El Arranque, Porteno y Bailarin.Nowadays, she travels back and forth from Catania, Sicily, to perform and teach in different places around the world. Luna speaks fluent Spanish (of course), English and Italian, making it even easier for her students to get in touch in real time with her already clear teaching. Luna’s ultimate goal is to make tango contagious to everyone, her love and understanding of her greatest passion: Tango Argentino.

Dante Culcuy
An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more resident teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.

 

Tango on the Thames 15 July – with Alexandra Wood & Hernán Brusa!

Tennis? What tennis?

GAME for a class exploring “Steps for dancing to the beautiful music of Pugliese!”

SET in the wonderfully cool Shepherd Hall, the perfect

MATCH for our talented teachers, Alexandra Wood and Hernán Brusa?

 

Hernán will be our DJ, too, so we can dance at this event by ther Thames which is GUARANTEED TENNIS/FOOTBALL FREE!

 

Register for a place HERE!

 

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Steps for dancing to the beautiful music of Pugliese!

 

Alexandra Wood
Alexandra has been teaching tango for 15 years, she trained in classical ballet and later contemporary dance, she worked professionally as a contemporary dancer. She trained in dance and other performing arts for 6 years, in the latter three she studied and gained BA hons degree in Dance. She continues to train and study all forms but her passions for Argentine Tango formed her career.

Her tango training took place mainly in Buenos Aires. She had the privilege of performing in many milongas in Buenos Aires. She studied with many masters including Miguel Angel Zotto (with whom she had the honour of teaching) Osvaldo Zotto, Los Dispari, and the incredible Misse family especially Andrea Misse as well as along with many other teachers.

Alexandra co-created the first Argentine tango school in London, Tango in Action in 2002.

She now runs ‘Alexandra Wood Tango school’ in London and enjoys travelling to teach and perform internationally.

 

Hernán Brusa

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troilo in his house. When he lost his dear grandfather in 1996, Hernán’s curiosity took him to a tango lesson with his sister-  they started a weekly course with a disciple of the famous tango couple ‘los Dinzel’. But he only discovered his passion when he first set foot in a milonga in 1997. Since then, his feet have not left the dance floor anymore.

 

He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations.

 

Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

 

 

 

 

24th June – CSONGOR KICSI & LAÍSA SOUZA!


A chance to find out about “chain reactions” in vals!

Two exciting young teachers, Csongor Kicsi and Laísa Sousa will be exploring “Circular movements for Vals: Cadenas” in their class at Tango on the Thames on Sunday 24thJune – and they will be performing for us too!

All that, and the classy musical choices of one of our favourite DJs, Diego Doigneau to dance to.

Register for a place HERE!

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 7EH

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

CSONGOR KICSI

Csongor has been a dancer from the age of 4 years old, when he began with ballroom dancing. In 2010, Argentine Tango entered to his life. He fell in love with it and decided to dedicate his life and dancing career to it. Csongor has taught tango since 2011, working in France, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Italy and now in the UK. He has been a Tango DJ since 2013. In 2015, together with Laura Iaru, he won the “6th European Tango Salon Championship, July 2015 – Todi, Italy” – which at only 19 years old made him Europe’s youngest ever champion. In the same year he was a finalist at the World Championship in Buenos Aires.

 

 

LAÍSA SOUZA

Laísa trained as a professional dancer from 2003, working with Brazilian Social Dances in Brazil. In 2008, deciding to specialize in Argentine Tango, she moved to Buenos Aires where she earned a degree in the National University of Arts, (UNA) for Folklore with special mention in Tango and where she performed in the show “Si no te amase” directed by Junior Cervila ; in “Voz Tango” of Verónica Salmeron, for “Salsamba” with which she relocated to Macao for 6 months; in “The Piazzolla Tango Show” also in Buenos Aires and in the show “Latidos” by Leticia Fallacara. She has worked as a performer and Tango Instructor for the MSC Orquestra. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in 3 categories: milongueros del Mundo; Vals; and Milonga. And in 2017 she and her dance partner Ariel Manzanares, won the 11th place in the Mundial Championship in Buenos Aires. While pursuing her performing career for almost nine years, she has been teaching and performing tango in Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland) Asia (China and India) Africa (South Africa and Mozambique) and South America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia).

 

DIEGO DOIGNEAU

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is one of the three sets of brains behind 3D Tango and is well-known not only in London, but around the world, making an appearance this year at the Brussels Tango Festival. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is a connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!

 

 

SPECIAL MILONGA WORKSHOP WITH DANTE CULCUY & VERONICA VASQUEZ!

Fresh from their thrilling performances at the Oxford Tango Festival…

 …Dante Culcuy and Veronica Vasquez have agreed to come to Tango on the Thames on SUNDAY 20thMAY to run a Special 1hr 30 min Workshop on The Steps of Milongueros for Milonga – and to perform for us, too!

£18 Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

…including complimentary cheese and biscuits, not to mention that this time, our DJ is that class act, recently crowd-pleasing at the Brussels Tango Festival, Diego Doigneau!

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Dante Culcuy

Dante is a young Argentinean professional Tango dancer, teacher and choreographer. He has been dancing for 15 years and performed in prestigious milongas in Buenos Aires and International Tango Festivals such as: Mallorca Tango Festival, Porto International Tango Festival, Oxford Tango Festival, Karlsruhe Tango Festival and Nairobi Tango Festival among others. He has travelled to more than 20 countries in Europa, South & North America, Asia and Africa. In 2015 he has been a cultural UK ambassador presenting Argentine Tango at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico with Aurora Orchestra and Miriam Orcutt as his partner. At the moment he is the director of the Northern Tango Academy and the Oxford Tango Academy in England, making it one of the biggest Tango Schools in Europe and bringing professional Tango couples from Argentina to work with him every year. He has also performed alongside with the well-known Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Melingo, Tango Sonos, Tango Siempre and Carismatico Orchestra. He is described by his students as a very charismatic dancer with a personalized methodology of teaching that he has develop in all his Tango career.

 

Veronica Vazquez

Veronica was born in Buenos Aires, and her interest for tango awoke at the early age of 12, when she began attending to milongas with the company of her aunt. And it was with her aunt as well, that she went several times to the Alvear Theatre, where she watched Miguel Angel Zotto´s show, “Una noche de Tango¨. That experience moved her in such a way, that the day she began the secondary school, she suscribe for the Tango Workshops taught by Alba Ferreti and Mauricio Seifert. From that moment her life became inextricably bound up with tango and the milonga. She keeps treasured moments of this time: Performing with school partners at Akarense milonga, teaching for the Fragata Libertad´s crew, or even the milongas Almagro, Niño Bien and Sunderland, packed with great dancers, living legends of this dance, each one of them with their own style and way of expressing their feeling towards this dance. In 1999, she continued her training as a dancer attending to classes and workshops with different masters such as Gloria and Rodolfo Dinzel (Dinzel Studio), Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes, Nito and Elba (Club Gricel), Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gavito and Maria Plazzaola (La Galeria del Tango). The following years, she included in her career knowledge on ballet and jazz dance, eutonia and stretching by biomechanics. She even took lessons in other dance forms, such as Folklore, Ritmos Latinos and Rock & Roll. After many years regularly going to milongas, in 2009, she began her professional career with well-known masters as her mentors: Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez, Silvio La Via, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games. Many other dancers and teachers contributed to her technique and understanding of tango as a language and helped to build her teaching methodology. In 2011, she began dancing with Alejandro Beron, with whom she made several performances in many milongas in Buenos Aries, such as Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, Club Villa Malcolm, Club Fulgor de Villa Crespo, Centro Region Leonesa, Centro Cultural Torcuato Tasso. They taught lessons in Tango, Vals and Milonga in schools like Estudio Mario Morales, Escuela Argentina de Tango, Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires, Abrazando Tango, Salon Canning. Together they performed at the Farewell Homage to Mariano Mores, held in Monte Grande (Buenos Aires. Province) Their work continued abroad, teaching lessons, workshops, seminars and performing in many milongas and European festivals in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Ireland, Hungary, UK. Among them: First Moscow Tango Festival (Russia). March 2014 Tango Festival Biezenmortel (Netherlands). April 2014 Benidorm Tango Festival (Spain). April 2015 2nd Patras Ionian Tango Festival (Greece). May 2015 3rd Sofia Tango Festival (Bulgaria). May 2015 In 2012 and 2013 were finalists in Tango, Milonga and Vals in the Campeonato Metropolitano de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and achieving the 2nd place in Milonga, and the 3rd place in Vals. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, they were finalists in the Mundial de Tango, Categoria Salon.

 

Diego Doigneau

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is well known here in London, not least as the brains behind 3D Tango but he is a familiar sight – and sound – around the world, making an appearance most recently at the Brussels Tango Festival. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!

 

 

 

TANGO ON THE THAMES GOES TO TURKEY!

…or rather brings Turkish tango to London! We are delighted to welcome Hamdi Ceylan and Ilgin Tetikcan, two exciting dancers from Turkey who will be teaching and performing for us on 15th April. Some of you may already know Hamdi, but this will be Ilgin’s first trip to London, so we are planning to give her a warm welcome!

Plus, DJ-ing from the irrepressible Hernán Brusa!

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£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 7EH

 

Hamdi Ceylan

Hamdi discovered dancing tango at his local university in Antalya when he was 16 years old, there he took part in various performances and worked as a teacher and choreographer. Hamdi has since performed at international events across Germany, Greece and Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Antalya). In 2009 Hamdi became a co-founder of TangoSiete Tango School in Antalya, Turkey where he worked as a teacher and choreographer. He also arranged Milonga7 and Practica7 where he was the residential DJ. From 2009 – 2011 Hamdi worked with a team to successfully organise the international tango event ‘Antalya Tango Meeting’ which ran consecutively for three years, hosting various maestros and DJ’s from across the world. Hamdi has dedicated his time and energy to dancing tango for the past 12 years working with maestros such as: Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Javier rodriguez y Andrea Misse, Sebastian Misse y Andrea Reyero, Donato Juarez y Carolina Del Rivero, Fabian Salas y Lola Diaz, Sebastian Achaval y Roxana Suarez, Fabian Peralta y Lorena Ermocida, Sebastian Jimenez y Maria Ines Bogado, Alejandra Mantinan y Aoniken Quiroga, Diego Riemer y Maria Belén Giachello, Ozan Firat y Alejandra Gutty, Carlitos Espinoza y Noelia Hurtado, Ezequiel Paludi y Geraldine Rojas, Federico Naveira y Ines Muzzopappa, Fernando Sanchez y Ariadna Naveira and Maximiliano Cristiani y Belen Bartolome to name a few! Hamdi now resides in London where he continues to teach, DJ and perform across Europe.

 

Ilgın Tetikcan

Born in 1985, she is the daughter of a ballerina mother and theatre-actor father.
In 1991 she started her training in classical ballet and continued until 1997.
Between 1997 and 2003, after her family launched Turkey’s biggest Sport and Culture Centre of, she received trainings across multipline disciplines such as Wing-Tzun, Aikido, Latin Dances, Kendo, Fitness.
In 2003, she first encountered Tango, while she was studying at Sakarya University. Her interest in Tango grew each year until graduation.
In 2005 she started giving group classes in Tango. In 2008 she travelled to Buenos Aires and trained with several Argentinian maestros.
In 2009 Ilgın founded Tangolic Tango & Ballet School and she has been giving lessons as the main instructor since.

Today, Ilgın Tetikcan gives group/private lessons in her Tango school and specific seminars at other tango schools. She travels in Turkey and across Europe for giving workshops, performing on stage/concerts, leader/follower technique seminars. Recently she has been attending several festivals, organizations and marathons at several locations including Amsterdam, Rome, Frankfurt, Beirut, Goa, Timisoara, Bucharest, Paris.

In addition to her reputation as an outstanding follower & artist, Ilgın has deepened her experience/knowledge in leading over the years. On stage, she has been performing as a leader as well. She plays piano, viola, is an expert stage make-up artist, as well as a skilled choreographer

Hernán Brusa
Hernán Brusa is a tango teacher and performer who was born and grew in Buenos Aires. His tango career began in 1998 during which time he has studied with maestros: Alejandra Mantiñán, Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games. He has performed on several of the most famous stages in Buenos Aires, moving in 2009 to teach tango in Tokyo. Returning to Europe in 2014, he now lives and works in Milan, as well as in London, Istanbul and Brussels, Hernan’s lessons are based on connection, musicality and style, while as DJ, he plays the music dancers want to dance to!