Posts tagged ‘Tango’

July 31, 2011

A Rendezvous with Mr Wonderful

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This is a photo-story about the tea-dancing scene in London.    It’s a story about romantic afternoons tripping the light fantastic and whizzing around the dance floor.  Sometimes the music is provided by the legendary Mr Wonderful who is one of the many characters in the story who has been keeping London supplied with tea dances for over 20 years……….he has quite the following!

A tea dance, or thé dansant (French: literally dancing tea) is an afternoon or early-evening dance. The function evolved from the concept of afternoon tea, and its origins can be traced back to the French colonization of Morocco.

Ballroom standards are the most common partner dances danced at these events including the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

To view the story with captions click here.

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February 28, 2011

A Taste of Tango @ Pineapple Studios

Finally the last shoot in the assignment, by contrast to the seasoned pro’s in the previous shoot, I thought it would be interesting to photograph a beginners dance class to see how that changed the dynamic and relationship especially when learning becomes part of the process.   A big thank you to Jenney @ A Taste of Tango and the group for their co operation.