Tango dancers embrace London's shivering homeless

For the third year running, Tango Shelter opened its doors on Saturday 14th December at Mount Street to an evening of sensual ballroom dancing that is set to raise more than £1,600 for the Farm Street Night Shelter that provides food and shelter to the homeless during the coldest months of the year. The event was also an early celebration of Tango-loving Argentinian Pope Francis’s 83rd birthday which was on 17th December.

Most of the ground floor of the Mount Street Jesuit Centre was filled with Tango-lovers dancing cheek-to-cheek, but those attending were also treated for the first time to specially choreographed performances by students from the English National Ballet School, as well as Tango songs from Tuna Acciaioli, and music from two DJs - Traditional Tango from organiser and Farm Street parishioner DJ Warren Edwardes and Nuevo Tango from DJ David James Bailey.