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The tango year is hotting up! 
Dear <<First Name>>
While putting together this newsletter I decided to take a look at my favourite tango blog. Begun way back in 2008 Irene and Man Yung's tango blog is a source of fascinating tango information from someone who is very experienced in the tango world, and writes insightfully about tango technique, aspirations and the reality of the tango world. 
When you feel the need for an experienced tango friend, or you would like to read a first hand account of the tango world (because Irene's experiences are mirrored in most parts of the world) I can't recommend this blog too highly. 
And you will find that Irene's Tango Blog List will lead you to other fascinating blogs about tango - some you will and won't agree with.  It is making me think I should find the time  to post more often on Angelina's Tango Blog... as I find more time to get back on the dance floor. 
There's plenty happening! you'll find the details below. 
Yours in tango, 
Carol
TangoAustralia
Sit back with a your favourite refresher and enjoy! Another delightful and clever cartoon - but you need 8 minutes to watch it once! 
Visiting Teachers
Check out who's coming your way
Nick Jones & Diana Cruz kick off their Australian tour for 2019 in Perth from 6th-13th February. Hosted by TangoSpace, a community of local dancers, Nick and Diana will give workshops and performances. 
From Perth they will fly to Brisbane, where their hosts will be Tango Nut from 15th to 18th February. The highlight of this visit will be the 2019 Valentine Tango Ball at the Brisbane Old Museum on Saturday 16th February. The fabulous Mendoza Tango Quartet will provide live music. Tickets are $55 pp and are available online. Tables of 8 0r 10 are also available for a reduced price pp. This dynamic couple are also giving workshops - more details on the Tangonut website. 
Northern Tango will host Nick and Diana in Darwin from February 21 to 25 for workshops and milongas. From Darwin they fly to Sydney where
Pablito's and Cadencia Productions will be their hosts from 26th February to March 4th.
Cadencia Productions has announced a once-only tango production, Tango Poema, on 2nd March, which will combine the talents of Nick and Diana with the Mendoza Tango Quartet at  the Giant Dwarf, a licensed venue, in inner-city Redfern. "A night of elegant, intricate and sassy tango - through music and dance" will be followed by a milonga. Book online. 
Workshops can be booked from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 3rd. Check out the Facebook page.

Adrian Romeo Ferreyra will visit Sydney on the 16th and 17th March hosted by Love Tango. Adrian has worked as a teacher in Buenos Aires since 2007, after graduating from the Academia Argentina de Estilos de Tango.  This is the first time he has visited Australia. For more information about workshops visit the website.

In May 8-16,  Lorena Ermocida and Pancho Martinez will return to Sydney hosted by Pablito's. Lorena and Pancho are among the world's most celebrated tango dancers and teachers. They have visited Australia many times, so have a strong following. 
Lorena and Pancho performing in Sydney at the Sydney Tango Festival 2012
More Visiting Teachers
Check out who's coming your way - later in the year
Anabella Diaz Hojman and Donato Juarez will arrive in Brisbane on May 16 for 5 days of workshops and performances hosted by E-Tango.  
June 7 to 11 will find them in Sydney with A Little Buenos Aires. A 3 day seminario will culminate in a performance at the Gala Milonga on Saturday 8th. 
Then it is Canberra's Turn . Tengo Tango will host the couple from June 12-June 16.

Beto Barsellini and Lis Dorin will arrive in Sydney in July. They will be performing and working at the Uruguyan Club. 

In August Cecilia Gonzalez will visit Sydney with Pablito's from August 15-20. She will move on to Canberra on August 21 until 25 with Tengo Tango, then to Darwin for five days from 5 - 9 with Northern Tango.

Later in the year - and after the Australian Tango Festival in Sydney - we can expect Dante Sanchez and Indira Hiayes hosted by Tango Spirit in Sydney, Fabian Salad and Lola Diaz, hosted by Pablitos, Sydney and Tengo Tango, Canberra; and Rodrigo Palacios. More details in as we get closer to the dates.
Events
Festivals and happenings - big and small - plan your weekends now!
Port Macquarie Tango Festival 8-10 February
Held beachside in one of New South Wales most beautiful towns, this festival is a great tango weekend away. It books out early so get in quick if you are keen. 

Melbourne Tango Weekend 29-31 March
Organised by the Melbourne Practica Group, this weekend has become a fixture on the Victorian tango calendar. Find out more.

Maleny Tango Festival will take place over the weekend of 12-14 April. Organised by Tango Nut this weekend is all about dancing - no workshops, no teachers or performers, just great music including a live band, Mendoza Tango Quartet. Maleny is in a beautiful part of south Queensland and within easy reach of both Brisbane and Sunshine coast airports. Find out more on the website.

Neo Tango Rage Australia 24-29 May is a 3-day festival held in Runaway Bay on Queensland's Gold Coast.  The website promotes it as 'A Creative Audiovisual setting, alternative music and relaxed dance protocols.... never before experienced in Australia"  Bookings open on 20th February 2019. Find out more

The Tasmanian Club de Tango is the host for the Hobart Winter Tango Festival  over the weekend of 7th to 9th June. Held at the same time as dark MOFO there are three milongas as well as pre and post festival events. 

 
 Tango Music & Musicians
 

Dance to a
Tango Band 

Orquesta La Luna will be performing for dancers at the Sydney Tango Milonga at Club Bexley, 24 Stoney Creek Road, Bexley on Saturday March 30. DJ will be Lisa de Lazarri from Club de Tango. Entry $30. To book contact sima@sydneytango.com.au, 0411 822 258

Mendoza Tango Quintet will add to the magic at the Valentine's Day Ball held by Tango Nut at the Brisbane Old Museum on Saturday 16th February. Tickets online.
'Tango Poema' by Cadencia Productions on March 2 in Sydney will also feature the Mendoza Tango Quartet - after the show there will be a mini-milonga. 
Mendoza will also be the star act at the Maleny Tango Festival on the weekend of 12-14 April, where they will perform as a Quartet.  
A live music performance is a wonderful way to introduce non-tango dancers to tango music and an opportunity to listen to and enjoy some of Australia's leading young tango musicians. 
Tango musicians and bands
These tango bands play for dancers as well as events.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS
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.

CITA, March 10-16 2019, Buenos Aires
Features an awesome lineup of dancers and teachers. There is a huge lineup of some of the very best dancers and teachers in the world. Milongas, workshops and a chance to meet new dancers and take your tango to the next level. 
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.
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