Never know how much I love you Never know how much I care When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's so hard to bear.
Little Willie John
If you watch a couple perform the tango, then Little Willie John's Fever probably aren't the song lyrics that come to mind. Staccato head snaps, long strides, and serious expressions creates a clean, well mannered, respectable dance, in which the woman rejects the man's advances at every turn. He certainly isn't giving her any fever. But this is the ballroom tango, adapted by prudish English folk who though the original was far too saucy.
The Argentine tango is full of passionate intermingling of the legs, close body contact, and promiscuous ladies of the night. It definitely sends temperatures soaring.
Tango Fever is a dancing school taught by Rene & Hiba, who provide classes intermediate and advanced dancers, as well as periodic courses and taster sessions for beginners.
The next five-week course begins from the 22nd July with one-hour classes every Tuesday at Exmouth Market Centre. It costs £50 when booked in advance, or your can also drop in for singular lessons at £12 each.
If you are being frugal with your fortunes, then Rene & Hiba are also running free outdoor taster sessions at Bishops Square, Spitalfields at 6.30pm on the 20th & 31st July, 17th & 21st August, and 14th September.