Is it just us or do you find that after watching Strictly Come Dancing you feel like you can totally nail the dance, the foxtrot? So simple. The waltz? Could do it blindfolded. Yup sure you can, well if on the off-chance you need a tiny bit of practice or a little lesson then head to Waldorf Hilton for their tango evenings.
The evenings take place in the elegant Palm Court Ballroom – which was where the tango first scandalised Edwardian London society in 1910…although we’re sure the Edwardians loved a scandal or two, just saying.
Hosted by dancers Lenardo Acosta and Tracey Tyack-King, guests will be given a 45 minute tango lesson, although don’t worry the sequinned dresses they don on tv aren’t necessary…before they sit down to a two course super, Tango Essence cocktail (a blend of Martin Miller’s Gin, Mandarin Napoleon, forest tea, fresh lemon juice, vanilla sugar and a dash of rose water) and a performance from Acosta and Tyack-King. Afterwards guests can retire to their rooms in the hotel, before breakfast is served in the morning.
If dancing isn’t quite your thing then the Afternoon Tea Dance might be more your thing, don’t be deterred by the name, there isn’t actually any dancing involved. Nope instead you get to indulge in a quintessentially British afternoon tea whilst a live five-piece band do all the hard work entertaining you with traditional ballroom music.
The next Tango Evening is the 28th December and the next Afternoon Tea Dance is 19th October.
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A bit of a cake connoisseur, Editor, Emily is constantly on the search for the best brownie London has to offer, a restaurant once even put them on the menu when they heard she was visiting… You’ll either find her on a night out or debriefing over brunch the next day with plenty of coffee and eggs.