Learning Tango Summer Ball: Saturday 16th June 2018

Adeyfield Community Centre, The Queens Square, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4EW. (Venue details)

Join us for our Learning Tango Summer Ball, an evening of social Argentine Tango dancing to a selection of the finest Golden Age tango music, on Saturday 16th June, from 8pm - midnight:

We'll have a fabulous line-up, including:

Dress code: Summer Stunning!

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Performance: Jenny and Ricardo

Jenny and Ricardo teach and dance tango salon; tango for the dance floor. Each tango dance is moved and inspired by the music and the subtle yet powerful conversation within the embrace.

The performances from Jenny and Ricardo are amazing; beautiful, expressive and stunning.

For more information, see www.oriatango.com.

Guest DJ - Charles Long

We are delighted to announce the return of the superstar DJ Charles Long to our festival to DJ at our Summer Ball.

Charles runs the Thames Valley Tango organisation, and has been DJ-ing for years at these and other venues, including the incredibly-popular Etonathon events.

Charles will play a full set of delicious Golden Age Tango goodness in the Main Hall throughout the evening.

We're very lucky to have Charles as our guest DJ for the evening, and we're sure you'll all enjoy his set!

Guest DJ (nuevo) - John Miller

In the Tango Cafe room, we will have a glorious selection of the very best nuevo and alternative tracks from DJ John Miller, including some lovely Blues music to practice your new-found Blues skills in!

John and Karen Miller run the hugely-popular JagJive events, including Silk and Velvet, and DJ-d for us at our 2017 festival's Tea Dance; it proved so popular that we've added a Nuevo component to the Summar Ball.

John has over 20 years' experience in the dance scene, providing high-quality events and music, and we're very happy to welcome him back to the festival!

Live Music - The London Tango Orchestra Escuela

As an added bonus at our Summer Ball, we're happy to host live music from the London Tango Orchestra Escuela, allowing you the opportunity to dance to live music during the evening.

The London Tango Orchestra Escuela is a new group of Tango musicians, founded and directed by Caroline Pearsall, co-founder of the London Tango Orchestra.

We have been working with the London Tango Orchestra Escuela since their debut performance in October, and are proud to be able to host them for our biggest 2018 event. The London Tango Orchestra Escuela will play two sets during the evening.

Clothes from Libertas Atelier

Libertas Atelier will be at the event, exhibiting a gorgeous selection of tango dancewear for you to try and buy!

Libertas Atelier offers dance skirts, tops and dresses, designed and made by professional dancer Libusha Steele. Libertas Atelier products are provided at a great price, made from high-quality materials, in unique, visually strong prints.

Libertas Atelier clothes are exclusively hand-made, and cut to accentuate feminine lines enhancing movement.

Photos from Rex Boyd

We’re very happy to have photographer Rex Boyd join the Summer Ball team, to take a series of professional photos during the event!

Rex joined us for our 2016 Summer Festival, and we're delighted to have him return for this year.

About Rex

After a long career on stage as a variety and comedy performer, Rex Boyd moved his creative energies and experience towards dance photography. Rex has been participating in dance events and taking high-quality photos for several years now. Rex currently focuses on photographing and dancing tango, and has previously been involved with blues and fusion dancing.

For a selection of Rex’s recent work, please take a look at his site: www.rexboyd.co.uk/tango.

Argentinian Buffet

We'll be doing a great set of Learning Tango Empanadas, with a mouthwateringly-gorgeous selection of chicken, beef and veggie empanadas to choose from.

We'll also be providing free wine!