Tracie has not asked for testimonials – quite the contrary – these are just a few genuine emails Tracie has received

Thank you as always for fabulous classes.  Your Club is such a welcoming and wonderful place to dance.

Oct 2023

Debbie and I are really enjoying our tango journey.  We are grateful for the completely excellent instruction we are having. As complete beginners we found that all of the instructors have been fabulous with just the right amount of encouragement and support and clear and sensitive instruction. Teaching is such a complex art and we feel privileged to have had instruction from the best.  Please accept and pass on our thanks.

Stephen & Debbie
May 2022
I am really enjoying the classes, the people, and the atmosphere, so thank you for the fun and energy that both yourself and Gareth put into it.
I never thought I would ever take up dancing, but there is something strangely addictive to it.
April 2022
Thank you for the email, there’s so much work that you’ve been doing to make people’s lives more enjoyable and more beautiful.  I am sorry for not being able to carry on with the classes, as I will be moving to Weymouth by the end of the month.  I just wanted to let you and the whole team know how much I’ve appreciated your work and the way you’ve made me feel.  I will always remember the uplifting atmosphere and the enjoyable evenings with you.  I wish you all the best in the future and hope to see you again soon.
April 2022

Thank you so much for such a good workshop. It really helped me gain a bit more confidence and when I got home I could definitely see an improvement.  Thank you too for sharing your love for dance. I really love your enthusiasm and passion and for someone that has NEVER danced in her life I find that very inspiring.

March 2022

“May we just pass on our thanks for your wonderful classes. We both had the most fun packed hours in these past 4 weeks.”

Sept 2021

Thank you so much for your time on Monday evening. We had soooo much fun. I wasn’t sure we would like it Online but it was great.  I think the dancing has been just what we needed. We filmed ourselves for a short while taking part and I hadn’t realised how much we laughed so I hope that is ok!  We are very keen to join more sessions

November 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed myself last Monday evening in the cha cha class – it was so much fun, everyone was so welcoming, and I really felt like I was learning the steps well! Claire was also a fantastic teacher; patient, enthusiastic, supportive, and encouraging. I’ve been trying to practice my cha cha around the house! I am so happy to have found Tracie’s Latin Club and to have attended my first class there

Oct 2020

What a wonderful experience!  Together with my husband we have been learning Tango at Tracie’s Latin Club for about a year. Back in October, when we were in Buenos Aires for a holiday, we had a chance to dance some tango in the local tango venue, and we were able to do so only thanks to invaluable lessons with Tracie & the team in the UK! Thank you so much for teaching us!

September 2020 (& living abroad)

I loved this Tracie!  the Waltz was so enjoyable for me to learn and this was fantastic going over it again  thank you!

August 2020

Loving this week’s turns. Good to be covering body waves etc. but really working my core! Thanks so much for your work. xx

May 2020

I decided one day it was time to find some ballroom dancing fun
Looked up some providers locally, thought l would choose one
Ended up selecting Tracie’s Latin Club, TLC
Looked like a friendly bunch, let’s go see
Booked for a starters course in Quickstep
Wasn’t necessary to do any prior prep
Turned up at St Barnabas to be given tuition
Happy smiling Tracie gave us all admission
Lessons were given by friendly patient dancers
They helped the newbies out with all the answers
Showed us when and how to move our feet
Hold your partner firmly, smoothly and repeat
The learning was all taken on board
Had time to practice with some chords
Really enjoyed the atmosphere
Can’t wait to go again, reappear.

Chris Tee
March 2019

Thank you so much for your dance school. Its helping me so much not only to enjoy dancing but to rebuild myself and my confidence xx

October 19

I cannot thank you enough for all the great times I have had over the past year. It has been fabulous.
Thank you for everything you do to keep the team and events going strong. Here’s to 2020!

December 2019

To Tracie & Teachers,

I joined TLC 4 1/2 years ago,1 year learning Salsa and 3 1/2 years learning Tango.
Meeting people and dancing in TLC changed my life. I found what I really love –  TANGO!
I hope to continue in Poland, I will pop in to UK so hopefully see you soon.  Love Iwona  🙂

July 2019

I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to you Tracie and your team.   I arrived early and Tracie you greeted me and recognised me from my years of doing salsa. A friendly chat about the structure of the evening and Tracie arranged a dancer to accompany me to the class.  My teacher greeted me and got all the class to introduce themselves. The class was enjoyable but challenging and I was offered individual technique suggestions and support from other dancers.  Following the class I ventured into the main hall where I joined in with Olga’s salsa class as they were a follower short. Olga beamed at recognising me.  During the freestyle I danced salsa, bachata and Rueda.  So thank you guys, what a friendly professional team you are and special thanks to Tracie your warm welcome meant a lot. Best Wishes

October 2017

….Can i just add that I am so glad I have joined your club, I was so daunted by it at first but every week I absolutely love learning to dance from your fab instructors and I always leave  buzzing!

September 2017

Just finished my Argentine Tango beginners course. Starting it has honestly been one of the best things I’ve done this year and probably ever! Even in this small amount of time it’s teaching me so much about confidence, respect, how to relax and so much more about life. And everyone is so lovely! If it interests you, absolutely try it out, trust me, there is no end to what you’ll get out of it!



I have said it before and I will say it again, you have changed so many lives for the better over the last 21 years! May you change many more!
Love you lots and thank you for everything.


I recently travelled to the other side of the world for work. Alone, but with my dance shoes, I was able to connect with complete strangers.
Struck me as pretty amazing and I have you to thank for that!
It’s like you always say Tracie, dancing can change your life.  xx

14 March 2017

Dear Tracie,
When I came to Southampton i had only very little experience of dancing Salsa. Your amazing TLC taught me so much and I believe everyone who hasn’t experienced Salsa is missing out sooo much!  Thank you so much, TLC is AMAZING!
Lots of Love

Sept 2016

Dear Tracie,

All I can say is THANK YOU! You opened me eyes and my love for Salsa! You pushed me when I needed it and have helped me so so much! I would not be doing Salsa, Bachata or be as far as I am without your teaching and guidance. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! Love

Sept 2016

Dear Tracie,

I don’t know where to begin to say thank you…Learning to dance at TLC has been such a wonderful experience in every way and in only a few short months you have made a lifelong dream come true.

I never realised when I read the page on your website that says dancing may change your life that it would happen quite so literally, but I really cannot imagine my life now without Tango!  From that very first lesson back in November, I fell in love, but I never dreamed then that so much could be possible in so little time and that is all thanks to your excellent teaching and teachers.  In fact, I can honestly say that, in all the workshops I have attended with teachers from all around the world, the principles they have should have always been the same as the ones I learnt from you right from the beginning.

But it’s been about more than just learning the dance. I really believe that Tango on Tuesday was the one thing that kept me sane when things were at their worst at school – it was the thing I could always look forward to and it has never failed to make everything else disappear for a few hours. And that is not just thanks to the happiness that comes from losing yourself in the music and the dance, but also the lovely, friendly and fun atmosphere that is always to be found at TLC and the support and encouragement that you have always offered.

And now, instead of being afraid of dancing, the new confidence that I have found through Tango (which when it works has made me feel beautiful and strong and free inside in a way I had never experienced before) has helped me to make decisions to change my life in ways that I might not have dared to before.

My only regret is that those changes are taking me away from TLC. I suppose for most people Buenos Aires is the home of the Tango, but for me, my tango home will always be TLC.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for the best gift anyone could even give – for teaching me to dance (and me teaching me too!) and for the friendship and the fun and everything else besides…

With all my love,


Hello Tracie.

I feel compelled to share my experience of tango last night.

I had had a horrible day. I had a dental procedure in the morning and felt rubbish for the rest of the day. I left work early and headed for bed. After an hour of not sleeping, I decided that I HAD to go to tango. I threw on the first clean clothes I found and dragged myself out.

My first dance was nice and relaxing and I started to feel better. Then my night was a whirl of lovely dances and dancers, not thinking and the pain was forgotten. What a tonic. Great atmosphere. Great people. By eleven I felt great and was totally relaxed and happy. Wonderful! Thank you!

May 2015

Dear Tracie Thank you for the info … (on the Ballroom classes). I really enjoyed myself last night. I had been so close to not coming as I was really tired and worried that I may feel intimidated turning up into a room full of strangers – but I had a ball (!) and can’t wait to come back again next week. The teaching was perfectly paced, the people were all friendly and the music was great. Thank you for making this available to us ordinary people and not being inaccessible, overly priced or too precious about it all. I will definitely be back. See you next week!

March 2015

Hello Tracie,

Just thought I would drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed your Milonga last night. The music was perfect, the floor was great and everyone was very friendly.

There are many Tango Milongas, but you seem to have managed to get it just right, thank you. Hopefully, there will be many more Milongas at Barnabas Hall.

Once again, thanks for a great Milonga.

Ron and Sandy
January 2015

Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to encourage me to dance this year. I absolutely love the teaching staff at TLC and have really appreciated their patience and passion for what they do. I’ve had a lovely time so thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

December 2014
Good morning Tracie, I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed learning to Salsa. I may not be one of your top students but it has been great fun and I look forward to being able to dance with confidence.
Thank you for your inspiring teaching methods.