Tango Dancing as Mindful Movement

Danny Brunton, July 2021 I have been a partner dancer for almost 30 years; 15 years of Salsa and 15 years of Tango, and for the two years prior to the pandemic I hosted a weekly milonga that took place on Brighton bandstand during the summer months and indoors during the winter. In between last year’s lockdowns, I organized in-person, […]

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Back to Tango, back to my shoes!

By Marina, London, May 2021 Oh my goodness.  I’ve learned so much from the online lessons but forgotten so much in terms of the embrace and following.  So I thought it might help others get back into tango quicker if I share some of the things I’ve got better at, and worse at, over Lockdown! Now, I’ve been reasonably diligent […]

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Starting to dance tango socially – A follower’s perspective

Starting to dance tango socially – A follower’s perspective and some hints for Event Organisers, by Charlotte Holwell. Before finding good local classes on an evening I could manage, in a location not too far away, I spent about five years ricocheting fairly disastrously in and out of classes, workshops and social events. At almost any moment I could have […]

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UKATA feature in Dancing Times

A wordless language, March 2021 – UKATA feature in Dancing Times
The International Day of Tango last year – December 11 – saw the launch of the UK Argentine Tango Association and the beginning of a campaign to support, promote and develop Argentine tango in the UK. The new group represents the interests of Argentine tango teachers, organisers, DJs, musicians, and dancers throughout the country and was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been catastrophic for the Argentine tango community.

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ROADMAP FOR A RETURN TO TANGO

Disclaimer: this is the understanding we have at this time of the situation, but we ask you to always double check with government guidelines and form an opinion yourself. The UKATA cannot be help responsible for erroneous understanding of these guidelines. The Government’s recent publication of a roadmap out of lockdown has given us optimism that by the summer we […]

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