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I need a catchy title for an article.

It's about a teenager who, on being dragged to a tea dance discovers she likes it, how she learns (with a company called Strictly Dancing Partners who provide good-looking experienced dancers as partners) and then successfully struts her stuff at the Waldorf and Mayor's Thames Festival.

"It takes tea to tango" has been done
"Simply ballroom beginners" sounds naff (although it's the title of the folder with more shots on facebook)

oh yes, and those red ribbons show that we're eligible to dance with the taxi dancers

any ideas?

lilitiger says:

Taxi dancers.... ! sounds all new to me, but very interesting!

I've been rattling my brain for a title, I'll go and make some coffee, it might just come then. I don't like 'simply...'either. Maybe using the taxi thing could work?

22nd Sep 2007, 10:22

nige says:


22nd Sep 2007, 10:34

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys. You have all the info that might be useful except that the piece is for a teen mag and the gorgeous young lady in green is my god-daughter.

I hope you come up with something, because I'm stumped...

22nd Sep 2007, 10:46

MaggieD says:

It takes teens to Tango?

22nd Sep 2007, 11:47

JokerXL says:

"turned into a dancer"?

"Don't do dancing"?

"Loth to Lambada"?


22nd Sep 2007, 19:10

Caine says:

Hmmmm, I'll have more tea and a think. Teens like anything that at least *sounds* illicit or deliciously forbidden, so I'd try thinking that way. And I'll try to think that way once I've woken up.

Fantastic pics, D. Your god-daughter is beautiful. The last photo is my favourite, can't get past that amazing purple! :)

23rd Sep 2007, 19:12

Dhamaka says:

thank you all

Caine - it's not just us who think so either.. I've linked to it before (and don't consider myself an expert in tango at all) but Hazel Davies thinks so too

23rd Sep 2007, 20:39

Caine says:

Great article, thanks for linking it. :)

23rd Sep 2007, 21:20

Dhamaka says:

a pleasure - it's strange to be material for someone else's article instead of finding it

23rd Sep 2007, 21:25

Caine says:

I rather like the idea of you as a Latin Dance Dominatrix. ;)

23rd Sep 2007, 21:43

anonymous says:

Teenage Tango Trials

23rd Sep 2007, 22:40

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys - any more suggestions would be much appreciated

Caine - I don't
actually the article's factually inaccurate in several places - the last time they had tea dances was about 10 years ago, the name of Hazel's parter wasn't James, we danced salsa together and more.

24th Sep 2007, 07:19

Sprocket says:

step tea-gether, step tea-gether, point!

26th Sep 2007, 06:29

Dhamaka says:


26th Sep 2007, 07:51