Category Archive: Pairs dance

Fire and Flame Audience watch Graciela and Diego

It’s taking ages to upload the processed images from the Paris Tango Fire and Flame Ball, so while I’m waiting I thought I’d post a couple of images taken from a different perspective… Continue reading

Electrotango lift and turn

Neither of these images are of a style I’d normally go for since they’re less likely to sell to magazines, but I was looking for very different effects when I took them. In… Continue reading

Loud messages, still bodies

What most fascinated me on Saturday evening’s Fire and Flame Ball was how people behaved while waiting to dance. It didn’t matter whether they were waiting for the end of a tanda, for… Continue reading

Lindy Hop at the Stag’s Head

Shooting New Year’s Day’s Vintage Jive and Lindy Hop was special because of everyone’s evident enjoyment. Not for these people the serene half-smiles of the tango dancer, the seriousness sometimes bordering on aggression… Continue reading

After Party

While meeting for a quick New Year’s Day coffee, Ms Hedgehog and I decided to go to the Vintage Swing and Jive lesson given by the gorgeous Moe Sakan at London’s South Bank.… Continue reading

Dance Sensitivity Communication

For any social dance to work pleasantly there must be consensus as to how to interact. In a milonga, tango dancers will move into the flow which is always anticlockwise. Even when a… Continue reading

Sunday Smiles

All Images: Smiling dancers at the Sunday milonga on HMS President I mislaid these images of tango dancers on HMS President for quite a while (long story) and only recently found them. I… Continue reading

Rain Dancers of Vuokatti

Both images: Strictly style dance competitors in the rain in Vuokatti, 2011 The weather has been horrible today – dull, grey, wet and far too cold – but I’m off to somewhere marginally… Continue reading

London Waiting

All images: Aila Floyd of The Bees Knees and travelling dancer Andrew Stone dancing around London I’ve written this post in response to further media uproar about a presented inequity in terms of… Continue reading

Words Worth at Lilian Baylis Theatre

All images: Dancers performing Anton Du Beke’s Easy to Love at the Lilian Baylis Theatre I had a lovely evening watching Words Worth tonight after theĀ  photo call earlier. The show itself was… Continue reading