Strictly’s Vincent Simone Hosts Masterclass at Karen Hardy Dance Studios

Whether you love to dance or love to watch, this Argentine Tango masterclass is one for you…

Karen Hardy Dance Studios, London’s only luxury members dance studio, is hosting an evening of entertainment featuring Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent Simone.

One of the most popular professional dancers over the years, wowing audiences with his stunning Argentine Tango prowess, Vincent will be leading an Argentine Tango masterclass at Karen Hardy Studios in Imperial Wharf on the evening of Friday 26 July.

The event, open to members and non-members alike, is a great opportunity to learn the Argentine Tango from the master himself. But don’t worry if you’ve never danced before – the evening is open to all abilities, and if you’re not brave enough to don your dancing shoes, just head along for the social side and make some new friends!

Vincent Simone was destined to become a dancer. Both his parents are professional Ballroom and Latin teachers, and when Vincent became the Italian Youth Champion, he knew he would have to move from his home in southern Italy if he was going to be able to progress in the dancing world.

Karen Hardy Dance Studios is hosting a dance masterclass with Vincent Simone

Vincent Simone

When he moved to the UK, he met his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace, and they turned professional in 2001, becoming the UK Ten Dance Champions for five consecutive years from 2002 to 2006. They are also Argentine Tango specialists and World Show Dance finalists.

In 2007, they joined BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show as professional dancers, enjoying great success over the next eight years on the show and capturing the hearts of the nation with their own unique style of Argentine Tango.

Since leaving the show in 2013 they have toured the UK extensively with several dance theatre productions achieving various accolades, including two Olivier Award nominations for family entertainment, and have also co-created and choreographed each show. Vincent is currently touring the UK together with Ian Waite in The Ballroom Boys.

Karen Hardy Dance Studios was established in 2008 by former world Latin American champion and ex winning Strictly pro Karen Hardy. For the last 10 years, Karen Hardy Dance Studios – London’s only private members dance studio – has brought the ultimate in luxury and glamour to the experience of learning to dance.

Members receive expert private tuition from some of the world’s greatest award-winning teachers, and the stunning Swarovski-encrusted luxury champagne bar is a great place to relax over a drink.

The studio boasts live music nights and celebrity masterclasses with world champions to television stars – the experience extends way beyond personal tuition. KHDS becomes a lifestyle as members dance the night away in their very own personal private members club.

Tickets are £20 for members and £25. The Resident readers can get tickets for £20 by calling the studio on 020 7731 7316 quoting ‘Resident Offer’.

Happy Hour: 7.15pm
Masterclass: 8pm-9pm
Photos, Social Dancing & Showdances: 9pm-10pm

10-12 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf SW6 2UB;