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on your marks….

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This week’s small relaxation of the rules about work and exercise came as a welcome sign that things might start to get started again in a small way in the Tango world in the next month or two. Yes, yes, it depends on how the notorious ‘R’ number changes, and the whims of government, but you never know…, do you?

We expect that the first possibility for us will be for private lessons to be able to start again.  We’ll depend on the availability of our venues for lessons, but we’re lucky that the venue we use in Bramley has its own entrance and kitchen, and it’s not much used apart from us, so it’s a pretty good option for us to use for private lessons. We’re contacting our regular private lesson students this week to see who will be interested.

And just get in touch if you think that a private lesson or two will be a great way to get dancing again and refresh your memory after all these weeks!

No doubt there won’t be any possibility of Milongas any time soon, though. They must be the worst possible type of event for spreading viruses, mustn’t they; lots of people, closed spaces, and extremely close personal contact. Argentine Tango is the perfect storm for infections to spread.

But anyway, let’s be grateful that things might be heading in the right direction at long last!!

This is going to take a while…

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We’ve been shut down for 7 weeks now, or is it 8?  To be honest, we’re starting to lose track of the days and weeks, with just the home schooling schedule keeping us on track with a weekly routine.

And there’s no early prospect of Tango resuming either; we are getting resigned to waiting until next year before anything can start again.  And right now that seems a very long way off indeed. And that’s a very serious issue for anyone who, like us, relies on Tango for their income.

Any thoughts about planning for future events are being put to one side, because it would just add to our frustration.

In the meantime, I’m working my way through a long list of DIY jobs around the home, and spending far too long on Facebook and YouTube!

 

Strange times indeed

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What a difference in 2 weeks.

Our milonga a couple of weeks ago was a marvellous night, and to be honest, we were really happy to see so many people come along to support us. Sure, there were fewer dancers than normal, but somehow the atmosphere was extra special; there was a real feeling of community spirit and warmth from everyone. Perhaps it was because we just didn’t know when we’d been seeing each other again, or maybe in our hearts we know this would be the last milonga for several months. Either way, it was a truly special night.

We had a Wednesday Tango night after that, but that was the final Tango for us until we get the all-clear.

So now our Tango has pretty much stopped altogether, including the big Eastonathon event at Easter that was an obvious casualty. And, of course, we can’t go out dancing and meeting all our friends in the Tango world.

It’s just heartbreaking to have to call a halt to everything that we’ve been building up over recent years. Our milongas have been thriving recently, with new faces discovering us and become loyal supporters, so it’s especially sad to call a halt.

The only things still happening are our private lessons, and our regular students have been fantastic! We’re teaching several days a week, and the private lessons are becoming a real lifeline for us.

But we will be back, it’s just that we have no idea when that will be.  Strange times indeed.