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Highlights of Day 2 – UK Tango Festival and Championship

Highlights of Day 2 – UK Tango Festival and Championship

This was the day of the Tango Championship Semi-Finals and the Paddington after party – the Championship and Festival are in full swing with tango lovers from all over the world. And here are the results of the Championship:

26 Andrea Serban Rumania Endre Szeghalmi – Rumania
7 Lorena de Miranda Serra & Jory Raimo – The Netherlands
25 Benahmed Leslie & Thomas Barbier – Fance
15 Celia Rodriguez Alfama & Ignacio Mora Vinuesa – Spain
16 Irem Öztürk & Gøran Eliassen – Norway
31 Mariya Uzunova & Alonso Alvarez – Bulgaria
28 Jessica Abele & Stephan Schellin – Germany
22 Senem Önen &  Samet Cinar – Germany
27 Alexandra Chalkiopoulou & George Alexopoulos – Greece
5 Louise Gauna & Mariano Gauna – France
2 Nozomi Akanuma & Mark Phoenix – United Kingdom
4 Sara Ferreira & Fernando Zalazar – Portugal

1 Mirella Ramona & Carlos Joao Santos David – The Netherlands
6 Ozan Toker & Despina Violari – United Kingdom
4 Laura Lorenzi & Filippo Monici -United Kingdom
8 Christina Hewitt & Borja Alcalde Sainz -Spain
9 Louise Gauna & Mariano Gauna -France
10 Sara Ferreira & Fernando Zalazar – Portugal

We also had student performances by three of London tango schools, Letchworth Tango Academy, Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy and Tango Movement. It was lovely to see the excitement and passion of the dancing groups.

The milonga was hosted by DJ Andrea Dedó and the social dancing continued until the masterful performance by Josefina Bermúdez Avila & Fabián Peralta.

Social dancing resumed until the early hours of morning at Paddington station. Yes, this year the after-party took place inside the vaults of this iconic station, which was warmed up by the music selected by Marcelo Rojas, of the 2×4 radio. What a perfect marriage sanctioning again the relation between Argentina and UK in railway matters. In fact, it was the British government that invested in building and developing the railway network in Argentina. That’s why some of the stations there still bear English names. Well now… Lets see what happens at Sunday’s ‘finale grande’!

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