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Friday, February 28, 2014



Thank you to all of you who have booked in for the annual 
Summer Tango in Nelson weekend.

 Last years free outdoor milonga at Fashion Island courtesy of Frank from Symbolizer

If you have not told me of your intention to come - please email me soon so I can get a handle on numbers especially for the Sat night milonga!

Excitedly, we have tangueros from Australia, the States and Germany who have booked in as well as from all over NZ

It's going to be a great weekend but only because you will be there with all the warmth of Nelson and its tangueros ;-)

Don't forget to book into the Playhouse for Friday night dinner and remember non-dancing friends/family are free entry to all milongas.
Playhouse 5402985

Tango Retreat 30 May - 2 June 2014


30 May - 2 June 2014

Information is being updated regularly on my website
and she even has her own page!

Sebastian Arrura - 4 - 6 April

Friday, February 21, 2014

Summer Tango in Nelson - 14 Days to go

Summer Tango in Nelson

is only 14 days away …. 
and you will need to book in!

Dinner at the Playhouse - call Nic and make a booking on 540 2985

The entire weekend costs $75 and this covers entry to all the milongas, desserts on the Saturday night, and nibbles and soft drinks at the Sat and Sunday venues.

I need to organise seating so would appreciate you booking in when you can :-)

For those of you new to Tango and/or Nelson, please have a look at the website and see what is on offer for the weekend of 7 - 9 March. 

It is an exciting weekend of dancing and meeting new people who share your passion for tango. 
All the DJs come from out of town and bring with them their own expertise and flavour of music  -  it is a really great weekend and our chance to showcase Nelson at it's most vibrant and exciting.
We'd love to see you all there.

There is also a free event where Matthew Civil and I are teaching on the Saturday afternoon  at the Queens Gardens - so feel free to bring a picnic, a rug, your family and friends to give Tango a go!  Also gives you a chance to show them all what you have been learning :-)

Methods of Payment
You can pay in cash at class, at the venue or by internet banking:

A Therkleson
11 5250 0186162 55

Classes and Milongas this weekend

This weekend we have lots of tango in Nelson
starting with the Spots and Stripes Milonga tonight!

(Improvers - there is a description of the difference between milonga  (the event) and milonga (the dance) on my website

(and have a LOT of fun while you do it!)

before Summer Tango!

Saturdays  (please note change of time for 1st March)
22 Feb  - 10am - 12pm
1st March - 3pm - 5pm
The Tango Room
7 Dundas St
The Wood
$25 for both Saturday classes , $15 for one class

Please register for even lead/follow numbers

This Sunday's class will commence at the earlier time of 4pm - as we will head off to Verdict, 189 Bridge St  afterwards for the free milonga. (please support the venue by buying something)

We will continue focusing on the giro as will Monday Classes - adding to, abrievating, interrupting and continuing the flow.  It's all here! 

New 8 week course will commence
11 March - 29 April
Fairfield House
48 Van Diemen St
7 - 8.30pm

See you all dancing  somewhere this weekend!

Adelheid Stock Memorial


Please read the following message from Adelheid's family

"You are invited to come together with family and friends to celebrate Adelheid's life on Saturday the 22nd of February between 2 and 5pm.
We will come together in a circle for everyone to share thoughts, readings and music.
This will be followed with a German coffee and cake afternoon tea.
To be held at Founders Park in the Jaycee room. 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
On Sunday the 23rd of February Adelheid’s ashes will be scattered off her boat in Queen Charlotte Sound.
RSVP to: Lueder Stock
021 374459 or (09) 846 6547
PO Box 16296 Sandringham Auckland 1351"

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cecilia Gonzalez Videos

A Nuevo piece by Bas Rivera

Please don't try these moves at home!!

Milongas, Classes and someone very special is coming to Nelson!

Hi everyone,

It's Saturday already and the week just got away from me!  Hope you had a lovely Valentines Day and are ready to dance :-)

We have some great tango on this weekend starting with:

Cafe del Tango
Graham's Milonga tonight at Kush from 7.30-11pm, $10 on the door. 
I've also sent you an attachment so you can see when the other Cafe del Tango's are planned for the rest of the year.  Get that diary out and mark them in!  
Oh and don't forget the Spots and Stripes Milonga next Friday while you are marking in those dates :-)

Sunday Technique Class
Perfecting the Pearl
The focus in all classes leading up to the Summer Tango in Nelson weekend (don't forget to book soon!)  will continue to work on the giro, its energy and how to create a flowing and dynamic circle. All welcome.
Old St John's, 320 Hardy St
5.30 - 7pm

Monday Improvers and Intermediate/advanced Classes
The Possibility of the Giro
The focus in these classes is, of course, the giro and other possibilities from the giro. 
Improvers 6pm - 7.15pm
Intermediate/Advanced 7.15pm - 8.45pm
$15 casual

for Cecilia Gonzalez who is heading to our region to teach on Queens Birthday Weekend.  The Nelson region is her only NZ destination and I am very excited that she has chosen us!  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Summer Tango in Nelson 7 - 9 March 2014

24 days to go 
to the
4th Annual Summer Tango in Nelson weekend!

Social dance all weekend dancers from all around NZ 
(and a few special guests from overseas) 
at various gorgeous locations around Nelson.

The $75 entrance fee for the Summer Tango weekend includes entry to all the milongas, dessert at the Saturday night milonga, and snacks at the Sunday afternoon milonga.  
The price is kept low so you can come on down, up or over and join us each year for a fun and happy weekend in the lush environs of Nelson.  

In a nut shell…..

THE PLAYHOUSE 7 March, 6pm - midnight
The welcome milonga on the Friday night will be at the very special Playhouse in Mapua.  Make sure you book a table soon (so you get the best choice of tables around the dance floor) and eat with us before the milonga.  Doors will open at 6pm for dining and relaxing tango tunes then DJ Peter from Wellington will kick off the dancing at around 7.45pm - till midnight.

To reserve a good table please call Nic asap on 03 540 2985 and tell him you are with Summer Tango.

If you are from out of town and need transport to The Playhouse there will be a mini van doing a pick up at 7pm from Fellworth House. (Please advise numbers.)  Please let me know asap if you are carless and staying elsewhere. We'll organise a car ride for you with one of our local tangueros.

QUEENS GARDENS 8 March, 1pm - 4.30pm
Our outdoor milonga this year will be held at the beautiful Queens Gardens in Bridge St, next to the Suter Art Gallery and Cafe.  Grab something to eat and then come and sit under the lush foliage of the giant trees then dance the afternoon away on our specially built outdoor floor.  Matthew Civil and I will be teaching a free beginners class before the milonga from midday till 1pm to help promote tango in Nelson.   You are all very welcome to come along and help out.   I think it would be VERY appropriate to wear floral dresses and shirts to this milonga in keeping with the gorgeous gardens!

MASONIC HALL 8 March 7.30pm - middnight
Put your glad rags on for this milonga held at our favourite Masonic Hall with the best dancing floor in Nelson.  Desserts will be served later in the evening - so venture out to one of Nelson's great restaurants first and save yourselves for dessert at the milonga!  DJ Gregor from Auckland will have us dancing all night with his great mix of music.

No need to book a table here - we sit wherever and meet people from other centres - that's what Summer Tango is all about!  This is truly a mix and mingle night.  So come on time and grab a seat venturing to sit next to someone new!

FELLWORTH HOUSE 9 March 1pm - 5pm
We love our Sunday afternoon milongas at Fellworth House!  Too tired to dance? Just hang out on the deck and take in the spectacular views of the Tasman Bay, the mountains and the city of Nelson.  Raring to dance? DJ Maida has an excellent and fun collection of music which will keep you snuggled up and happy all afternoon :-)

Please see the website for instructions on how to pay and for maps to the venues and lots of other interesting info about Nelson!
Please like the Summer Tango in Nelson facebook page

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Class + Milonguita

3 FEB and 6 FEB 2014


On Monday night all are welcome to the 6pm  - 7.15pm class for an all level guided practica on the "giro" which will be lead by Jon and Nicki.

I hope you can all help the beginners practice their giros and have a good dance yourselves.  $5 for everyone

Thanks Jon and Nicki for helping me out at this time.


It feels like it has been ages since I saw you all!  So I have decided to do a special class on Waitangi Day followed by a milonguita.

CLASS  2 - 3.30PM ($15)
MILONGUITA 3.30 - 6.30PM ($5)

NB Bar Berlin will not charge a Public Holiday surcharge.