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Friday, March 28, 2014

SUNDAY TECHNIQUE CLASS

Hi All,

Quick update for this weekend.

Sunday Technique Class this Sunday at the earlier time of 4pm followed by Verdict Milonga from 5.30pm.

Class will focus on the sliding embrace and good embrace technique for giros in particular.

Hope to see lots of you on Sunday!

Check out the Facebook page event page for updates on Cecilia's weekend in Golden Bay!

Cheers


Anne-Maree

Tango Retreat - IMPORTANT UPDATE

REGISTRATIONS
Thank you to all those who have registered and paid so far!
Registrations for followers have temporarily closed while I double check the ratio. I am planning a 1:1 ratio for the workshops and apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Registrations for couples and leads are still open.
There are some people who have booked accommodation with Tracey at Zatori and who have not advised me of their intention to come - please send me an email to let me know you are coming and what your dancing role will be so I can keep a track of the ratio! We cannot call in any extra dancers at the last minute as there are no extra resident tango dancers in Collingwood!
ACCOMMODATION
Many of you have secured accommodation with Tracey at Zatori (www.zatori.co.nz). That is fantastic. If you have a room on hold Tracey has requested that you pay for this room by the end of the weekend. If you have not paid for your room we will open up the booking on Monday morning as we have people on a wait list and they will have to find other accommodation if need be. It is Queen's Birthday weekend and other accommodation may fill up as well!
Here are some other options for you to consider.
CAMPERVANS
Tracey is happy for you to park up your campervan on the premises (there is ample room) and you can hook into the water and electricity for $10 a night.
TENTS
There is ample room for tents with that awesome view! (although it may be chilly at night) $10 per tent per night.
OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS (5 minute walk to Zatori)
Collingwood Park Motel - www.collingwoodpark.co.nz ph 0800 270 520
Station House Motel - www.accommodationcollingwood.co.nz ph 03 524 8464
Heron's Rest - www.herons-rest.co.nz Ph 027 247 1790
SANS SOUCI INN (30 minute drive) www.sanssouciinn.co.nz ph 03 5258663
Sans Souci Inn is the lovely venue in Pohara where we stay for our Annual Golden Bay Tango Weekend in September every year. Reto and Vera our welcoming hosts have superb eco-architecture accommodation but you will need transport of course!
BACHES & HOLIDAY HOMES
Type in Collingwood and check out the baches and holiday homes in Collingwood. The waterfront ones are close to Zatori.
www.holidayhomes.co.nz
www.bookabach.co.nz
www.holidayhouses.co.nz
PRIVATES
Cecilia is available for Private lessons in Collingwood and most likely Nelson.
Please let me know if you want to book in a private lesson with Cecilia. There is a separate and private room at Zatori we will be using. Privates will be $100 an hour in Collingwood and $110 in Nelson (including room hire)
YOGA
Anyone interested in the morning free yoga classes? We will book a teacher if there is enough interest.
Feel free to ask me any questions! All accommodation queries go to Tracey. Her email address is tracey@zatori.co.nz.
Please remember to let me know you are coming! I have had registrations from Sydney and Brisbane as well as NZ - it is going to be a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

THE NEXT FEW MONTHS of TANGO IN NELSON

Now that we have all recovered from the very successful Summer Tango in Nelson weekend (heaps of pictures on the Summer Tango in Nelson facebook page, with massive thanks to Frank from www.symboliser.com) we can all start getting excited about the other upcoming events in Nelson starting tomorrow night.

BLACK AND WHITE MILONGA


SEBASTIAN ARRUA
Sebastian Arrura is coming to town to teach workshops on the weekend of 4 - 6 April.  We have two special milongas while he is here and we would love to see you there!  The Welcome milonga on the Friday 4th April at Bar Berlin $10 and Graham's milonga on  Saturday night at Kush $10.  Please contact Juliette to book in for the weekend workshops on 021 143 2213.

NO SUNDAY TECHNIQUE CLASS 6 APRIL



NO MILONGA OR SUNDAY TECHNIQUE CLASS EASTER WEEKEND

ANZAC DAY WORKSHOPS & MILONGUITA
For those in town I have organised a Special workshop "Let's play …  with the free leg" to be followed by a milonguita on 25th April at Bar Berlin.  $15 for the class, $10 for the milonga or $20 all up for a great afternoon of dancing.




NO CLASS SUNDAY TECHNIQUE CLASS 11 MAY
I will be heading to Christchurch for Vuelvo Al Sur, a weekend of milongas in Christchurch.  If you want to find out more about this weekend contact Frank directly on symbolizer@me.com

CECILIA GONZALEZ 30 MAY - 2 JUNE
The talented and lovely Cecilia Gonzalez is coming to Nelson, Golden Bay actually, to teach at a Tango Retreat at Zatori.  CeciIia is a superb and highly respected teacher (a true maestra) and we are very privileged to have her in Nelson.  She has the rare ability of being able to teach through the different tango styles due to her extensive understanding of tango movement.  This is the only location she will come to in NZ and I am excitedly accepting registrations from out of towers already. 

We can stay, eat and dance at Zatori (www.zatori.co.nz), or you may choose to stay elsewhere in Collingwood and join us for classes, milongas and dinners.   There are individual prices for workshops and milongas incase are you want to only come for part of the time.    Partners are essential as we can not call in any extra leads or follows at the last minute in Collingwood!

I would urge you all to consider coming over and experiencing this wonderful occasion.  I believe it is the first Tango Retreat to be held in NZ and I think it will be the first of many.  Some of you may know Tracey, a Nelson tanguera, who has moved to Collingwood to create "Zatori" (www.zatori.co.nz)  

There are many options available for you this Queens BIrthday Weekend.  You could come over for two days of dancing and just stay one night at Zatori for as little as $30 a night (this is a tango only special).  Better still come for the entire weekend and immerse yourself with Cecilia Gonzalez at Zatori.  I have created a Cecilia Gonzalez Tango Retreat event page on facebook so you can see who is coming and don't forget to check out Tracey's Zatori Retreat page  to see updated photos on her "getting Zatori ready" project!


Well I think thats it for now.

Tuesday beginners class at Fairfield House is going really well and Sunday and Monday night classes continue as usual, with great energy and fun.  
Thanks for all your support and keeping Nelson tangoing!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SUMMER TANGO THANK YOU

SUMMER TANGO IN NELSON
"in celebration of the milonga"

What a weekend!

Sunshine, great venues, packed dance floors, a stunning new outdoor milonga, old friends and new faces.


Thank you all so much for a wonderful weekend of dancing, for bringing your happy energy, gorgeous frocks and big smiles.
 Thanks for spreading yourselves around and dancing with new people from other centres and countries.  
That's what this weekend is all about!
A quick acknowledgement to the Australians who jumped on planes at the last minute and headed to Nelson - I'm still impressed and can't wait to see you here again!


Special gratitude to our very experienced Djs; Peter, Grigor and Maida who certainly kept us on the milonga floors all weekend
 and to all those including hosts, venue helpers, cake makers who helped make it a really fun and well organised weekend!

I'll be back in touch soon with dates for 2015, the 5th Summer Tango in Nelson.   

We will be expanding the weekend to make it even more desirable for our out of towers
So stay posted and remember to spread the word to your tango friends from around the globe.

Photos are being loaded on to Facebook now and over the next few days, eventually they'll be on the website for all to see.

Warmest regards with tango love


A-M