Thursday, 17 May 2012

It takes two to tango

I have to report that our Tango workshop on Sunday was a great success.  Even Mr Heartshaped enjoyed himself and he now realises that he needs to be pushed out of his comfort zone more often!

 The event was part of a Sunday that was supposed to create a Parisian feel in the heart of Sheffield and was held in the huge ballroom underneath the City Hall - which is absolutely huge.
 You could pick certain elements of the day to attend and french style food was available throughout the day too.
I didn't get any photographs of us dancing unfortunately, but we did get the hang of it - sort of! The Tango is a fantastic dance.  It has no set choreography and is basically a walk driven by the man, who invites his female partner to respond to certain actions.  My favourite bit was being invited to "shine my shoe" on Mr H's trouser leg - very sexy! Except he moaned about it because of the buckle on my shoe!  I'd love to do proper lessons - something to bear in mind for our retirement years I think!
 We followed our workshop with a concert by a charming quintet.  The whole day was very very well attended.  A great day.

9 comments:

Liz said...

Sounds wonderful and the setting is fantastic.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lisa said...

So pleased to hear you both enjoyed the experience!
It's good when local events are well attended, especially if they have been well organised.
Lisa x

Jo said...

It sounds brilliant. So what dance are you planning on learning next? There'll be no stopping you both now.

Young at Heart said...

what a brillant place....me and my gay best friend went to a free tango lesson when I lived in New York and thought we'd go every week and be brilliant....after the class we tangoed to the Plaza and had martinis in the long room but never went back!!x

Toffeeapple said...

What a marvellous place to try out new things!

elaine rickett said...

Glad you enjoyed your tango experience when I watch them on 'Strictly' I go all goosepimpley. It looks like a lovely ballroom to tango in.

A garden just outside Venice said...

You've such an active social life, so jealous! :)
xxxxx

Jackie said...

It sounds great Diane! Well done for dragging Mr H along - looks like a fab venue too. If you were polishing your shoes, it sounds like Argentine - was it? My parents went to Buenos Aires once and Mum phoned me to tell me Dad was dancing the tango in a town square and "a woman with fishnets has just wrapped her legs round him"!!

greenthumb said...

Sounds like so much fun, have a great weekend.