“Argentine Salon Tango is the beautiful, improvised, close embrace style that is danced socially.“
WHO: Event Organiser, Teacher
ROLE: Tanguera Leader & Follower
LOCATION: United Kingdom
DANCING SINCE: 1990
Claire has trained in Buenos Aires and London. Her masters include Jorge Dispari & ‘La Turca’, Adrian & Amanda Costa & Andrea Misse & Leandro Palou. Having discovered Tango de Salon, in the Villa Urquiza style about 15 years ago, she has continued to explore and enjoy this wonderful, elegant and intimate style.
Claire has been teaching beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in London for over 12 years, including group and private lessons. She is now based in South London, & teaches at her own school, Tangosouthlondon (TSL).
TSL specialises in teaching the traditional Argentine Salon Tango – this is the beautiful, improvised, close embrace style that is danced socially. We aim to give you a good introduction to the basic concepts of elegance, connection, fluidity, musicality and style. With these qualities as your base, you can then learn how to negotiate any dance floor, building up your vocabulary of steps and interpretation.
After 7 years in South London, TSL now has flourishing community of dancers passionate about Tango. We offer all levels of classes & many other exciting events including balls, guest teachers from Buenos Aires, free practice sessions, film nights and Tango Holidays. Our tango school is based in East Dulwich: The Constitutional Hall, 33 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PW
Claire has been dancing Tango for over 20 years, including dance performances with the quintet ‘Tango Volcano’ and ‘Tangodansa’ and her own dance company ‘Tangomedio’.
Tango performances include; The London Travel Show – performances at Excel Hagen daas – performing event over three days around London promoting the new Argentinean Dulche de Leche flavour. Tango Volcano – Performances with this live Tango quartet at the Chichester Music Festival, and the Cobden Club and the Union Chapel, London.Numerous professional performances at private events. Other appearances include teaching and performing for Channel 4 on ‘The Fit Farm’, and BBC 2 ‘The Dancers Body’, presented by Deborah Bull. Claire has also performed for many years as an actress, including world tours with The English Shakespeare Company.