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.
£20 Special Workshop + Milonga
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
How to get there?
Whack the address into Google Maps, or…
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
There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
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.
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.
Director at Tango Academy
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