The Scene: Tango with the Stars gala at One Metro Center

On Thursday April 10th Chamber Dance Project, a contemporary ballet company, presented Tango with the Stars at One Metro Center, an intimate Argentinian-themed gala benefiting the Project’s upcoming debut season at the John F. Kennedy Center in June. After a rooftop champagne reception, guests were treated to dinner and a wildly entertaining tango competition starring notable Washingtonians. Photographer Kate Warren captured the scene.

Ronald Flores, the mixologist at Art and Soul restaurant, gets low as the judges look on with dancer Jennifer Christophel at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th in Washington. (Photo by KateWarren).
Ronald Flores, the mixologist at Art and Soul restaurant, gets low as the judges look on with dancer Jennifer Christophel at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th in Washington. (Photo by Kate Warren)
DC United player Michael Seaton, left, with Kamone Lee at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. Seaton danced in the competition to benefit the United for DC charity. (Photo by Kate Warren)
DC United player Michael Seaton, left, with Kamone Lee at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. Seaton danced in the competition to benefit the United for DC charity. (Photo by Kate Warren)
Judges Nycci Nellis of TheListAreYouOnIt.com, Philippa Hughes of the Pink Line Project, and former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey prep to present the awards of the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. (Photo by Kate Warren)
Judges Nycci Nellis of TheListAreYouOnIt.com, Philippa Hughes of the Pink Line Project, and former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey prep to present the awards of the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. (Photo by Kate Warren)
Jennifer Starling, of Metro Offices, gets dipped by Top First Secretary Francisco Lopez Achaval of the Argentinean Embassy at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. (Photo by Kate Warren)
Jennifer Starling, of Metro Offices, gets dipped by Top First Secretary Francisco Lopez Achaval of the Argentinean Embassy at the Tango with the Stars gala on April 10th. (Photo by Kate Warren)

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