July tango news gets you in the groove
Dear <<First Name>>

I would love to know that all teachers of tango make teaching tango 'etiquette' a priority. I only know of one school who actually handed out fliers to all students about the importance of floorcraft.

Sydney is where I watch and dance mostly and we seem to be very selfish and egotistic in our dancing - much like we are on the roads! I live very near a large Sydney primary school and even closer to a boys' private school. It's every four-wheel drive for itself at pickup and drop off times and it is dangerous - as it is also a pedestrian precinct. Milonga floors can also be dangerous!

I hope you enjoy this new video I discovered on tango etiquette - I think it is pertinent - and fun - and I hope one or two tango schools will show it at their classes! Wouldn't it be lovely if we could dance on a Sydney milonga floor without fear of the heel spike... or the charging couple? 

Continue to keep us up to date with your events as you have the details...despite all the other sources of information, this newsletter's subscription base continues to grow!! 

Yours in tango, 
A video for all beginners ... and some who should know better!
Visiting Teachers
Check out who's coming your way
Janna Lopez and Claudio Peralta have arrived back in Sydney. They will give workshops from July to October and you will no doubt find them performing at milongas around town.Workshops will be at Sydney Tango House. For details: Contact:  Janna 0403 040 178 or by email

Beto Barsellini and Lis Dorin
will arrive in Sydney for the month of July and will be performing and working at the Uruguayan Club in Hinchinbrook as well as around Sydney. Beto and Lis will be welcomed by the many friends they have made in Sydney on their past visits. You can find more about their itinerary from their host  Christine, 0499 823939or Beto.  

Maximiliano Cristiani and Karina Colmeiro
will be hosted by Melbourne's Tango Escencia from July 17 - 22. They will run a series of workshops and give a performance. Then they will fly to Brisbane to be with  E-Tango for private lessons, workshops, milonga and performance from July 25 to 29. More information from E-Tango
Karina will carry on alone to Sydney where she will work with Patio de Tango from 1st to 6th August. 
One of Australian tango's most popular visiting teachers, Cecilia Gonzalez will arrive in Adelaide on August 8 to give workshops, private lessons and a milonga performance with Southern Cross Tango until August 12
From Adelaide its Sydney from 15 to 20 August with Pablito's.
Then she will fly to Canberra where Tengo Tango will host Cecilia from 21 to 25 August, before heading off to Brisbane on August 29 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. 
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 at the end of October, dates to be confirmed but likely to be 23 - 29. 
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.
Festivals and happenings - big and small - plan your weekends now!
Byron Bay will host their annual tango festival from August 23-25.
Carolina Giannini and Leonel Di Cocco  are the teachers and performers. Dance  to the Mendoza Tango Quartet with guest musicians and immerse yourself in the annual Piazzolla Concert by Mendoza Quartet and concert pianist Shan Deng (University of Tasmania). Workshops, DJs and other information on the website

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. No details as yet, but watch the Facebook page.
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.

New Zealand Tango Festival is a favourite of many Austrralian tangueros and tangueras.  This year's Festival will take place from 3-9 July and the program is up and ready for you to check out the maestros.
A change of faculty was announced - Virginia Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero will take the places of Vanessa and Facundo who have had to withdraw. You can watch Virginia and Jonatan here

Milongueando en BA is an encuentro for milongueros which is now in its 13th year. Hosted by Maria Plazaola and Susana Miller and held from 16-19 August,  it provides an opportunity to learn about the old traditions of the milonguero and the way tango was danced in its heyday. 
Buenos Aires
AUGUST 8-21, 2019

A two-week extravaganza of free concerts, classes, milongas, and tango related events.

This 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.

Qualifying rounds are held in May.
Australian tango schools no longer send couples to compete however Auckland Tango in New Zealand hgas launched the Oceania Tango Congress and Championship, organised by Cecile Bale, who some years go was responsible for the New Zealand program. Website is not yet available, but you can keep track of this via Auckland Tango
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 go to the Mosman Cruise Centre website. The Mosman Cruise Centre is a proud supporter of Tango Austaralia. 
 Tango Music & Musicians

Dance to Live 
Tango Music

just us tango canberra july 6
Canberra, July 5

Just Us Tango is performing at Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra from 7 - 9pm. Rodolfo Caivano on bandoneon, Danilo Rojas on piano, and Diego Neder on bass, Helena Popovic on violin and Charles Hudson supplying  vocals.  According to their publicity Just us Tango has "Argentine roots, nimble fingers, and classical training, this quintet knows how tango music should sound". 
melbourne tango orchestra
Melbourne July 12

The 11-piece Melbourne Tango Orchestra will be echoing from the walls of the Box Hill Community Arts Centre hosted by Boite World Music. Emily-Rose Sarkova will be a guest with the orchestra on bandoneon and piano.
From 8pm to 10.30pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street,
Tickets: $27/$20/$12
Phone Boite: 03 9417 1983

Brisbane has a new tango band, Tango Enigmatico. No performances on the calendar at the moment, but if their last two sold out performances are anything to go by, they are worth watching out for. You can check them out on Facebook as well. 
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 tango musicians. 
Tango musicians and bands
These tango bands play for dancers as well as events.
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