Learning Tango Summer Ball: Saturday 15th June 2019, 7pm - 1am

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

Join us for the highlight of our social year! We have a fabulous line-up, including:

Dress code: Summer Stunning!

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Extended hours - 6 hours of dance!

Our 2018 Summer Ball was amazing, but we squeezed a lot of different events into too short a time, a mere four hours of Summer Goodness was not enough!

So for 2019, we have extended the duration of this event, starting an hour earlier at 7pm, and finishing an hour later at 1am, to give you a full 6 hours in two separate rooms, with 4 DJs!

This gives you far longer to enjoy the evening, pace yourselves better, and enjoy this event to its full.

And we'll keep the cost the same, so you get 50% more for your money :)

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 DJs: Diego Doigneau, Andrew Myers

Main Room: DJ Diego

We are very happy to announce the first of our Summer Ball DJs: headlining the main room is Diego Doigneau!

Diego was born in Argentina, and studied Music and Theatre both in Buenos Aires and London. For the last 9 years he‘s been the resident DJ at Negracha Tango Club, London’s biggest milonga.

Diego has DJ-ed in many other milongas in London and throughout the UK, and at major worldwide festivals and milongas, including River Tango in London, Mediterranean Summer Tango Festival in Porec, Brussels Tango Festival, CircuiTo milonguero in Turin, Festivalito in Edinburgh, Maldito Tango in Sweden, Otoño en Palermo tango Festival, Practica X and Viva la Pepa in Buenos Aires and many more.

He was one of the organisers of Tango Etnia and at the moment he is organising a new tango project in London called Milonga 3D.

His work at milongas is mainly to create the journey the dancers will take that night through the music, for this he selects the songs varying constantly the atmosphere of the night. Diego loves music in general, he loves the night and he loves to keep people dancing till even after the milonga is over.

We're very happy to welcome Diego to our festival, and we know you'll love his music also!

Nuevo Room: DJ Andrew

We are also very excited to announce our guest DJ for our Nuevo Room, Andrew Myers!

Andrew has been passionate about Tango since the early 2000s, and has been avidly collecting and dancing to Neo Tango Music since 2008. Andrew is a highly-experienced dancer, and has participated in many festivals in the UK and throughout the world over the years.

Andrew has started DJ-ing in the past couple of years, and has DJ-d at the Rockbottoms Tango event in 2017, and the Llandudno tango festivals in 2017 and 2018.

Andrew likes to play a wide range of balanced and danceable music, for different energies and rhythmic styles, using classic tracks and new discoveries.

We're very happy to welcome Andrew and his music to our 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.

Fashion Show: Libertas Atelier

8pm: Fashion Show

To showcase the amazing dresses from Libertas Atelier, we will have an early-evening Fashion Show as part of the Summer Ball, at 8pm.

We pick a selection of gorgeous models, dress them up in the most stunning outfits possible, then parade them in front of the room for you to admire and encourage.

We've done this Fashion Show for the last 2 years, and the events have always been great fun - make sure you're there on time and don't miss it!

About 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.

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!