Latest TLC Tango Newsletter,  21 August 2017

Dear TLC Tangueros

I hope you are having a great Summer so far and that you can all join us for our Summer Social dance Al Fresco THIS Sunday 27 August in the middle of Guildhall Square 11am - 1pm.  Please click the FB event if you can and share with your friends.
Back on Sunday - TLC's Summer Social Dance Al Fresco

PLUS TONIGHT we have a dramatic Moulin Rouge themed Ballroom & Argentine Tango choreo to 'Roxanne'  ... see below for more details

There are some important changes afoot at TLC across the board, which include a bit of reorganisation for TLC Tango on Wednesdays. 

Here's the plan in a nutshell: Wednesdays will have a more cozy and intimate setting, more practice time, more teachers in your class for level 2-3 and more advanced lesson content for levels 2, 3 & 4.

From Wednesday 6 September onwards, TLC will host both Tango and Salsa at the studio. Salsa will be in the main hall and Tango in the back hall.  After exploring other options, this was simply the best of all possibilities.   At first I thought it was unfortunate for tango to have less space, but necessity being the mother of invention, the team have come up with some great ideas and I think it's going to work really well for tango! 

The new format will look like this:

               7pm   Doors open / registration in main hall
                        & music will be playing in the back hall for practice dancing

               7.30   Level 2 and 3  with Claire and Charles

               8.30   Practica

                         Level 4  can also arrive at this time, registering in the main hall first

               9pm   Level 3+ and 4  with Joe & Tracie

               9.30   Watershed for this class to become a more challenging Level 4

              10.15  Practica and milonga

               11       Close


Beginners course will no longer run on this night, therefore the Level 2 can progress further.

You will certainly become more proficient at dancing in small spaces!


If you are Level 2 - Your lesson will be with Claire and Charles from 7.30 - 8.30pm when you will have time to practice, dance and still have advice from teachers should you wish until 9pm.  You can sit and watch the rest of the evening and join the dancing at 10.15pm

If you are Level 3 - You have the option of joining from 7.30pm for the first lesson or 8.30pm for the practice / warm up session, and in either case then carrying on from 9pm for the beginning of the Level 4 class.   At 9.30 this class will step up a gear for Level 4, where you're welcome to watch, or attempt the harder material if you're feeling confident to do so

If you are Level 4 - You can join at 8.30pm for a practice / warm up session or 9pm for the lesson.  Your lesson will be with Joe and myself  at 9 – 10.15pm

Everyone has the opportunity to stay for practice from 10.15 until 11pm


Tuesday Tango - remains the same with Beginners, Levels 2, 3 & 4


So let's get back to the TLC Dance Diary & THIS WEEK, we will be teaching the fabulous Milonga in all classes
Tues 22/ W 23 Aug    Teaching Milonga in all classes

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - TLC's Dance Al Fresco at Guildhall Square
Sunday 27 August      11am-1pm - Tracie will be playing a mix of Tango, Salsa, Ballroom and Bachata. This is a free event for all.
                                    see below for more details.

Tues 29 /                   Mabel will be teaching Vals to level 4    £11 entrance
Weds 30 August      Levels 2 & 3 will have their own vals classes £9
                                  Beginners will have their own Tango class
Weds 6 Sept            Wednesday Tango change of format - see above
Tues 31 Oct             Los Ocampo teaching Levels 3 & 4 & Halloween themed party night
                                  £13 entrance
                                  Beginners and Level 2 will have their own classes

28/29 Nov                Paul Vossen teaching Level 4
                                   £12 entrance
                                   Beginners, Level 2s & 3s will have their own classes

12 Dec                     Los Ocampo teaching level 3 & 4 PLUS show
                                 £15 entrance
                                 'James Bond' Christmas themed party night

Sat 17 February   Tickets will be on sale soon for the TLC Ball  with Tango Siempre playing live, so book the date for this amazing event in your diary NOW!!
TLC at the Moulin Rouge - Ballroom Tango to Roxanne
@ St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton  SO14 6QS

TONIGHT Monday 21 August
Imagine ....
His hand upon your hand ….. his eyes upon your face ….. a red dress upon your skin ….. drawing you into his embrace……

All this and more at TLC's Ballroom Monday Night!  It promises to be a fantastic night of drama & intrigue when Tracie & Claire teach you the simple but fun mix of Ballroom & Argentine Tango story-telling choreography to this amazing track ROXANNE from the iconic film Moulin Rouge

This is an open class to everyone - with a minimum of basic dance experience, in any form such as Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Kizomba, Jive etc
Wear anything red and/or black for this night of daring dance!

8pm           Ballroom Tango basics for everyone
8.30-9.30   Ballroom Tango dramatic choreography to Roxanne!
9.30-10pm  Social practice dancing
Entrance      £8 (£5 NUS / IOW)

No booking or partners required, as we all dance together. Just turn up, pay on the door and have a great night of fun.
THIS EVENT IS NOW on SUNDAY, as part of Southampton's Summer in the Square!

Join us for a Summer social OUTSIDE - in the 'Pavilion' on Southampton's Guildhall Square!

SUNDAY 27 August - 11am - 1pm – and it's FREE

This will be a dance for all ages, all styles with lots of smiles

Tracie will be Djing Salsa, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Ballroom and all things Latin
Bring outdoor dancing shoes as we are dancing on smooth concrete, take refreshments and some scooby snacks to keep you going.
It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon of dance to show Southampton how much fun we have!

Please invite your friends and family so they can watch and see what it's all about and why we are so addicted! They can also join in as there will be basic Beginners Salsa classes interspersed throughout the afternoon.

Performance skills and partners are not required – just the ability to dance and have fun with everyone there …. Just like a normal TLC night out!

Let’s make the sun shine!
Next Tango Tasters at TLC:
@ St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton  SO14 6QS

Tuesday 5 & 12 September 2017

Please invite all your family & friends to join our vibrant Tango club on either of the above nights, pay £10 (£7 NUS) on the door and we'll show them the Tango magic!

Absolute Beginners can join on either of the above nights, then the course continues until 31October

The discounted 9 week course fee is £72 (£48 NUS) and the initial £10 is deducted from this.
Dance out loud– Ballet classes for children restarting 19 September
 Southampton’s newest dance school opened its glittery doors in June 2017. Founded by dancer and medical doctor Haylee Solomons, Dance Out Loud is a boutique ballet studio specially for children aged 18 months to 7 years, and is "not your traditional ballet school", Miss Haylee explains.
“We have amazing dance adventures together. In our programs, we layer right back to the concepts of movement and what developmental milestones children should be reaching. From there, we add ballet-specific foundations and vocabulary such as ‘plie’ and ‘pirouette’, but also concepts of musicality, line, stagecraft and expression. Then comes the fun part! We wrap all of this in a fairy floss of storytelling to make the education feel so organic to children.”
Dance Out Loud will have classes at Tracie’s Latin Club on Monday and Tuesdays, and welcomes all children who love to create magic!
For more information and full timetable, visit or email
Canine Partners Stamp appeal
Collect stamps and help us raise money to fund a
puppy’s first year of training
Support Canine Partners by sending in your stamps. We accept all kinds of stamps on or off paper with no more than a 5mm border around each. Every stamp we receive will help towards training more puppies, transforming the lives of people with disabilities.
Please give your stamps to Tracie as she has a collection box on the front desk - or
Send stamps to
Canine Partners Stamp Appeal, PO BOX 638, Fareham, Hampshire, P014 9JJ
For more information
Call: 01730 716032
Don't forget - there is a NEW Tango show on tour with the AWESOME Vincent & Flavia and  at the Mayflower 13-17 February 2018 - HOWEVER..... please note that the TLC Ball is on Saturday 17 February with Tango Siempre playing live, so please book your tickets to see the show on any other date!!!

Kind regards
Tracie and the TLC Tango team