Learning Tango Summer Ball: Saturday 18th June 2022

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 18th June, from 8pm - 1am.

Book tickets!

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

Dress code: Summer Stunning!

How to book

Book here (or use our EventBrite ticket booking page).

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!

Tango Nuevo Room

We know that a lot of you like variety in your music, and we always try to cater for alternative tastes!

So this year again, we'll have a full evening of Nuevo Tango music, in the separate Tango Cafe area.

We will have a glorious selection of the very best nuevo, alternative and Blues tracks

Guest Nuevo DJ: TK Vincent-Barnes

We're very happy to announce our guest DJ, TK Vincent-Barnes, in the Tango Nuevo Room!

TK is a highly-experienced and talented DJ, and we're really glad that she's joining our Summer Ball lineup!

TK says:
"The truly eclectic DJ that will absolutely not stay in one genre or one language – I have played snatches of D’Arienzo and Pugliese, smatterings of Nuevo, small dollops of Pop, I have meandered into African Blues, Bluesy Queens, dazzling Jazz, electro Alternative, and shared twists on childhood favourites. I’ve been a five times alternative Tango DJ for Tango Azure, you might have caught my tunes at Bookham, and most recently I spun my decks for the 2021 Welsh Tango Festival. You might have historically spotted me DJing at Jive Nation and Temple of Boom. But most importantly, I see music as movement, and I experience rhythms and beats in my body – a dancer’s DJ. Come dance with me!"

The Fabulous Fashion Show!

As part of our ongoing Summer Festival tradition, we will again have a Fabulous Fashion Show as part of the Summer Ball.

Our gorgeous supermodels will showcase the best tango clothes from Libertas Atelier, and have a wonderful time doing it!

Tango Dancewear 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.