Spring into Tango in the coming months
Dear <<First Name>>
Its the first month of Spring here in the southern hemisphere - and there's plenty happening in our tango world.
There's a new tango calendar...Sydney's tango calendar has kept Sydney dancers and visitors up to date on tango events for over a decade but no-one has attempted a national calendar until now. Not yet complete, this tango calender, Bailartoday, promises to be a great source of what's happening if it is kept current. 
The new tango band Just Us Tango wowed Sydney at 2 performances in August. Just Us Tango is Rodolfo Caivano on bandoneon, Danilo Rojas on piano, and Diego Neder on bass, Helena Popovic on violin and Charles Hudson supplying vocals.  They live up to their publicity which describes this band as having "Argentine roots, nimble fingers, and classical training, this quintet knows how tango music should sound". 
Plus there are new tango world champions.
What's new in your tango world? If we have missed any news or special events please email me and we will be sure to include them in the next newsletter. 

Yours in tango, 
This 99 year-old Scottish dancer, Jim McManus, who has been dancing tango for almost 20 years is set to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest ever competitor in the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires.  A shining example of the benefits of dancing Argentine tango! 
Visiting Teachers
Check out who's coming your way

Janna Lopez and Claudio Peralta  will give workshops around Sydney until October and you will no doubt find them performing at milongas.  For details of workshops check out Facebook or contact:  Janna 0403 040 178. 
One of Australian tango's most popular visiting teachers, Cecilia Gonzalez will be in Brisbane on until September 3. Cecilia's hosts in Brisbane will be E-Tango.
Her next stop will be in Darwin with Northern Tango from September 5 to 9. 
Melbourne will be her final stop where she will work with Tango Escencia from September 11 to 16. 
Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz begin this year's tour in Canberra where Tengo Tango will be their hosts from October 16-20. This dynamic couple will later be hosted by Pablitos from 5 to 12 November in Sydney 
We are waiting for details of the rest of their Australian tour.
Dante Sanchez and Indira Hiayes will be hosted by Tango Spirit in Sydney from in October/November - dates to be confirmed.  We understand they will be visiting Perth and Byron Bay - details to be confirmed on this as well. They will be in New Zealand before this. For details on their tour and their skills visit the Auckland Tango website

Rodrigo Palacios will return with his partner Agustina Berenstein  at the end of the year. Tango Bajo in Melbourne  will host them in November and they will be with Pablitos in Sydney from 5 to 11 December. They are also expected to visit Canberra.

If we have missed any dates or events - please tell us so we can include them in the next TangoAustralia newsletter.
Travelling to South America
Find deals you can't find online. Contact Martin at Travel Choice, the South American specialists, and plan your trip with the experts. 
Travelling to Buenos Aires for tango check out the Tango Map Guide for milongas and tango events while you are there.
Tango beats old age!

Studies have found that dancing Argentine tango is better for balance and walking speed than simply walking, it has also been found to be beneficial for those with Parkinson's Disease. It has been found to help with depression and self-esteem in those diagnosed with macular degeneration!
To find out more check out these studies.
Festivals and happenings - big and small.
Plan your weekends now!
Baile final campeones, mundial de tango 2019, pista, Agustina Piaggio, Maxim Gerasimov. Winners of the World Tango Championships 2019, Salon. Agustina Piaggio, Argentina and Maxim Gerasimov, Russia.

Adelaide Tango Festival, 3 to 7 October.  The Adelaide Festival is super affordable with the package price of $90 pp. This package includes all four festival milongas, complimentary bubbly on arrival and suppers. The purchase of a package supports the efforts of all event hosts equally. In the interest of the Festival being a warm and friendly weekend, every effort will be made to achieve a desirable leader / follower ratio, so organisers are asking those who wish to attend to book early. 

Sydney Tango House will host Alejandro Larenas and Marison Morales with Utku Kuley and Iris Basak Dogdu from 4 - 7 October in Sydney.  This will replace the Australian Tango Festival.

At the end of October in the Apple Isle tangueros/as will once again enjoy the Hobart Tango Encuentro from 25-28 October. More details on the website.

BASH, Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands, the annual tango encuentro organised by Tango Synergy in Sydney and the Tango Social Club of Canberra. Great value and a wonderful opportunity to connect with others (encuentro!) this weekend in the beautiful NSW hinterland sells out fast. Bookings are through the Tango Social Club of Canberra
There are festivals, tango dance marathons, encuentros and more all over the world. For a list of international tango festivals go to the tangonet website
Buenos Aires
AUGUST 8-21, 2019

 This  two-week extravaganza of free concerts, classes, milongas, and tango related events is over for another year. We've added a video above of this year's winners.

This annual festival is your chance to hear exciting new orchestras and established artists, pick up some steps in the classes and see some of the world's most talented dancers in action - all for free at the world's biggest tango festival in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Auckland Tango in New Zealand has launched the Oceania Tango Congress and Championship to be held in March 2020 and  organised by Cecile Bale, who some years ago was responsible for the New Zealand program. Website is not yet available, but you can keep track of this via Auckland Tango
 Tango Music & Musicians:  Performances


Mendoza Tango Quartet will perform at Reload Espresso Bar on Saturday November 9 from 6 pm. Reload is at 9 Chrome Street, Salisbury, Queensland.
They will also feature at BASH (Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands) on Saturday November 23

Joaquin Amenabar returns!
Fans of Joaquin Amenabar, who was a regular visitor to Australia some years ago may be able to organise a trip to New Zealand in September for workshops from September 12 - 15. Joaquin has a very different take on teaching dancing to tango music, which can ensure that you will never dance out of time to the music again! Contact Cecile Bale for more information. 
Tango Bajo in Melbourne will host Joaquin from September 28 to 29
Tango cruises are a first for the Southern Hemisphere and there are three to choose from. 
The 'Golden Princess' is departing Auckland on 3 December 2019, This 13-night cruise will visit Melbourne on December 7, then sail to Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and back to Auckland, New Zealand. 
The classes on board will be led by teachers from New Zealand Gloria Passarelli and Graham Whittington . For more information visit their website.
Prices start at $2769pp*. For more information on the cruise package visit
The newly refurbished 'Ruby Princess' will sail from Sydney on December 5. 2019 into the South Pacific visiting Noumea, ( New Caledonia), Mystery Island, (Vanuatu) and the Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) for 8 nights disembarking in Sydney on December 13.
This cruise promises 18 hours of tango workshops/practicas and milongas and mini milonga with tango dancers in Noumea. Sebastian Pereyra will facilitate the classes.
Fares commence at $1099pp*, unless you are keen to share with 3 other people when you may be able to get a lower fare.For more information contact Karan Rowe.

In 2020 you can depart from Auckland on 14 April for an 11-night cruise to Sydney on board 'Celebrity Solstice'.
The classes on board will be led by teachers from New Zealand Gloria Passarelli and Graham Whittington . For more information visit their website.
This cruise group is being organised by Tango Indulgence in Brisbane. Fares start at $2759pp*. For more information on the cruise package go to the Tango Indulgence website,
*Conditions always apply with fares - check with the travel agent involved for details.

If you would like to find out more about these ships, cruises or cruising contact the Mosman Cruise Centre, owned by Martin Fallows, a Sydney tanguero. The Mosman Cruise Centre is a proud supporter of Tango Austaralia. 
Joaquin Amenabar is coming back to our part of the world. A musician, a professor, a dancer and an innovative teacher of learning to dance to tango - in time, Joaquin's classes are aimed at every tango dancer! Highly recommended.
Tango musicians and bands
These tango bands play for dancers as well as events.
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