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Tango y Nada Mas brings more than 30 years of experience in Argentine Tango to the UK through classes, workshops and performances. We share the Tango culture of Buenos Aires with an emphasis on the music, the embrace, the walk and social dancing. Our aim is to inspire people with this beautiful improvised dance and to build a community of like-minded dancers here in the UK.

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Thank you, once again, to everyone who filled in our survey. We have looked at the results and its clear that many of you are looking forward to returning to class as soon as it is safe to do so, 88% in fact!. 60% of you told us that you don’t currently have a fixed […]

Tango in the time of Coronavirus

Tango, like any form of art, is not always about happiness. It is about sadness too, emotions and unfulfilled desires. That is not to say it can’t be fun and it doesn’t mean you have to suffer but if we look past the technical aspect of the dance, there is always a form of reflection, […]

Where are you Tango y Nada Mas?

Where are you Tango y Nada Mas? Hola a todos! It’s hard to believe that its been two months without Tango for most of us and we wanted to explain, a little, our absence from the online world. We haven’t abandoned Tango or any of you who come to our classes. We miss you all […]

Covid-19: Classes are currently suspended. We are working on how to resume classes safely as soon as possible.

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2 months ago

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Tango Warwick classes return!

What a lovely evening we had last night with Tango Warwick. These last two weeks have really made us appreciate what we missed these last 7 months! Seeing you all again dancing Tango has given us so much pleasure. Thank you to everyone who came along and thank you to K.d. Elworthy and Sue for organising and taking so much care of all of us.

Even with the current restrictions, limiting the size of the class, not being able to rotate and do the beautiful walk, which we love so much, we believe we all managed to keep that Tango spirit alive!

MUSIC – In the second class we worked with Di Sarli’s Corazon and in the third class we worked with D’arienzo’s Mi Dolor and Pugliese’s Emancipacion. Some of you asked about last week’s music as well. We used Calo’s Serpentina de Esperanza.

PRIVATE LESSONS – A number of you asked last night whether we would still be able to do some private lessons on a Saturday morning as we used to. We are pleased to say that it appears to to be a YES! 🙂 It is most certainly likely that next Saturday 17th October, we will be able to use St Mary’s in the morning between 10am-2pm. The 12pm slot is already taken, but please message us if you would like to use any of the other three slots.

Thank you from our hearts, we hope to see you all next week!

Elizabeth Knock, Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri xx

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2 months ago

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After our first live class with all the necessary covid restrictions. Beautiful! We thank everyone who came along and of course the wonderful David and Sue

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2 months ago

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We are delighted to be trialling our first live class in many months at Tango Warwick this Friday 2nd October. We have spent a long time planning in order for the classes to follow all the guidelines and regulations. We will do two fixed couples classes and one for individuals. No rotating around the room yet, I’m afraid, but we hope to provide you enough space to walk!

We are looking forward to seeing you all sooooooo much!

Abrazos
Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri & Elizabeth Knock

Full details below, pre-booking via David is essential. All other details will be provided in advance of the class.

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2 months ago

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Thank you, once again, to everyone who filled in our survey. We have looked at the results and it’s clear that many of you are looking forward to returning to class as soon as it’s safe to do so, 88% in fact.

60% of you told us that you don’t currently have a fixed partner but 40% do and are eager to return to Individual technique or group (fixed couples) classes.

We have taken all your comments, regarding safety, on board and were warmed with so many beautiful words of encouragement and love for Tango. We are working on returning with a couple of trial classes in the very near future.

Whilst government guidelines have become more restrictive in the last few days, the rule of 6 does not apply to dance classes as long as a thorough risk assessment has been undertaken. We have been working hard to ensure we are compliant with all the regulations, that we are Covid-19 secure and any classes we trial will start with clear regulations and expectations for those who book.

Class size will be limited, we will mark out ‘bubbles’ clearly, you will need to pre-book, be prepared to provide details for track and trace, and follow all the health & safety requirements. Watch this space for news in the next few days of our first classes!
Abrazos
Elizabeth Knock, Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri

Tango Cotswold, Tango Warwick

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3 months ago

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Thank you very much to all of you have already completed our survey. We had almost 50 responses and It has helped to give us a better picture of how people are feeling about returning to class, but also an idea of more practical things like what % of you have a dance partner etc. We will extend the survey just a few more days, so if you haven’t already filled it in, it really only takes a couple of minutes 🙂

To help us sort out the results, please:
– Fill in the survey
– Leave your name and which location you attend classes in the comments box
– Leave your email address for follow up (we promise not to share your details or to inundate your inbox with emails!)

We will collate the responses and get back to you all with the results from the survey and any new information.

Elizabeth & Luis

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4 months ago

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I hope they won’t mind us doing this publicly but we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Andy Jobin and Lin Jobin. Firstly for all their commitment and love in their contribution to Argentine Tango in the UK. They ran classes and organised an amazing number of events which always had a very special attention to detail. Secondly as friends who we got to know and who valued the tango we shared. Andy painted this beautiful picture of us which was the loveliest thought and which we appreciate immensely. Your events and classes will be missed but we look forward to seeing you on a dance floor soon! ❤️ Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri and Elizabeth Knock

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Tango y Nada Mas update – we have been working with other Tango schools, teachers and organisers to discuss how our Tango activities might be able to start again. Below is a statement from all of us as a group as an up-date on where we are at the moment. For Tango y Nada Mas specifically, we do not currently have a date for re-opening. However, we are now starting discussions with our venue on what is possible and when and we will give you an up-date as soon as is possible.

We can’t wait to see you all again! Elizabeth and Luis x

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4 months ago

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Hola a todos! It has been a very long time since we were all able to meet and dance. For many months we have been without Tango but mostly lucky with the weather, which maybe helped with our spirits and the things we miss. However, sometimes it rains… literally and metaphorically and our feelings and sense of loss or nostalgia heightens. Today it rains and we would like to share some beautiful poetry with you. We couldn’t find an English translation but many of you will understand some if not all and the you tube recording is original (Tunon reciting) and its beautiful to listen to even if you don’t understand it all!

If any of you find a translation, please do share 🙂

LLUVIA

Entonces comprendimos que la lluvia también era hermosa.
Unas veces cae mansamente y uno piensa en los cementerios abandonados.
Otras veces cae con furia, y uno piensa en los maremotos que se han
tragado tantas espléndidas islas de extraños nombres.
De cualquier manera la lluvia es saludable y triste.
De cualquier manera sus tambores acunan nuestras noches y la lectura
tranquila corre a su lado por los canales del sueño.
Tú venías hacia mí y los otros seres pasaban:
No habían despertado todavía al amor.
No sabían nada de nosotros.
De nuestro secreto.
Ignoraban la intimidad de nuestros abrazos voluptuosos, la ternura de
nuestra fatiga.
Acaso los rostros amigos, las fotografías, los paisajes que hemos visto juntos,
tantos gestos que hemos entrevisto o sospechado, los ademanes y las
palabras de ellos, todo, todo ha desaparecido y estamos solos bajo la
lluvia, solos en nuestro compartido, en nuestro apretado destino, en
nuestra posible muerte única, en nuestra posible resurrección.
Te quiero con toda la ternura de la lluvia.
Te quiero con toda la furia de la lluvia.
Te quiero con todos los violines de la lluvia.
Aún tenemos fuerzas para subir la callejuela empinada. Recién estamos
descubriendo los puentes y las casas, las ventanas y las luces, los barcos
y los horizontes.
Tú estás arriba, suntuosa y bíblica, pero tan humana, increíble, pero, tan real,
numerosa, pero tan mía.
Yo te veo hasta en la sombra imprecisa del sueño.
Oh, visitante.
Ya es seguro que ningún desvío nos separará.
Iguales luces señaleras nos atraen hacia la compartida vida, hacia el destino
único.
Ambos nos ayudaremos para subir la callejuela empinada.
Ni en nuestra carne ni en nuestro espíritu nunca pasaremos la línea del otoño.
Porque la intensidad de nuestro amor es tan grande, tan poderosa, que no nos
daremos cuenta cuando todo haya muerto, cuando tú y yo seamos
sombras, y todavía estemos pegados, juntos, subiendo siempre la
callejuela sin fin de una pasión irremediable.
Oh, visitante.
Estoy lleno de tu vida y de tu muerte.
Estoy tocado de tu destino.
Al extremo de que nada te pertenece sino yo.
Al extremo de que nada me pertenece sino tú.
Sin embargo yo quería hablar de la lluvia, igual, pero distinta, ya al caer sobre
los jardines, ya al deslizarse por los muros, ya al reflejar sobre el asfalto
las súbitas, las fugitivas luces rojas de los automóviles, ya al inundar los
barrios de nuestra solidaridad y de nuestra esperanza, los humildes
barrios de los trabajadores.
La lluvia es bella y triste y acaso nuestro amor sea bello y triste y acaso esa
tristeza sea una manera sutil de la alegría. Oh, íntima, recóndita alegría.
Estoy tocado de tu destino.
Oh, lluvia. Oh, generosa.

Abrazos, Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri & Elizabeth Knock

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