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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Winter Milonga Series - Bar Berlin

This Saturday night's milonga heralds the first of three in the Winter Milonga Series Bar Berlin.  Before each milonga there will be a FREE beginners class so don't forget to spread the word and get your friends or those who have said that they would like to try tango,  to come along.

Feel free to come and help out - the more the merrier!

8 Church St, Nelson (opposite KUSH)
7pm - 10.30pm MILONGA $10

The dates for the Milonga Series at Bar Berlin are all Saturdays:
21 June
19 July
16 August

There will be a brand new beginners class starting after the festival - in the meantime beginners can join on the Monday night class at 6pm.

Sunday Technique Class
4.30pm - 6pm
The Tango Room, Dundas St
This week we will focus on changes of direction alla Cecilia!

Monday Classes are so much fun!
Hope to see you from 6pm on Monday for Improvers and 7.15 for Intermediate.  We are working on fluid movements and continuity in the dance.    The 7.15 class will continue with that tasty colgada we started this week :-)

All the classes are building up your skills for the NZ Tango Festival which is in less than 2 weeks.  If you have not booked in feel free to ask me for advice on what classes to take.  Improvers,  the second step classes at the festival are specially tailored for you - so get booking in if you have not already!

Looking forward to seeing you sometime soon!

Here's a taster of Michelle and Murat who are coming to the festival this year!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Another big weekend of tango is coming our way!

Saturday Night Milonga at Kush
Cafe del Tango @ Kush
7.30pm kick off

Let's put all that great tango practice that we have been having recently into good use at Graham's monthly milonga! Don't forget to buy a drink to support the venue :-)

Sunday Technique Class
4.30 - 6pm
The Tango Room
Focus this Sunday will be on well balanced and fluid planeos

Monday Improvers and Intermediate Classes
Old St John's, 340 Hardy St
from 6pm - 7.15 Improvers (la caminata)
7.15 - 8.45 Intermediate (giro con planeo)
$15 a class, $20 for two classes

See you all on the dance floor somewhere this weekend :-))

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wrap up of Cecilia's Tango Retreat at Zatori in Golden Bay

A very belated hello and thanks to everyone!

Wow what a fantastic weekend it was last weekend - I cannot believe a week has almost passed already!  This time last week we were well into the second day of workshops with Cecilia, soaking up at the sun in the breaks and devouring Tracey’s now famous scallop pies.  We danced, relaxed, ate, danced, relaxed, ate and met some wonderful new people.

Thank you all for coming to Golden Bay - clearly there were a few very special factors in making this weekend so memorable.

Golden Bay was the host of the weekend, turning on the most exquisite weather and providing the locations for all the venues!
Cecilia of course is our star teacher and we cannot wait for her to come back next year (but alas we will have to!).  Her teaching was, as always,  fun, informative and very well structured.
Tracey’s Zatori was the perfect venue for the weekend to unfold from, all the meals were delicious, the dance floor smooth and the view unforgettable.
Wholemeal Cafe - well - what a surprise that cafe was for most of you who wowed as you walked in - feeling like you were back in Buenos Aires (La Catedral springs to mind for those of us who have spent some time in the home of tango)
DJS - well yes fabulous!  Graham, Nina and Deb - you had us dancing all night and we loved it!  Rumour has it there was even some swing dancing going on later into the early hours ;-)

and YOU - yes you all were so wonderful to work and hang out with.  Thank you for participating so fully in the weekend.  It is not so often that we get to all be in the same places sharing food, dances, relaxed time, tiredness.   Special thanks to Pedro and Maria who travelled from Australia - it was very special to have you there and you both added a touch of glamour to the event:-)

I am so looking forward to doing it again next year.

I am compiling a few photos together from people who have been sending them through and will be dropping them into Dropbox for you all to have a look at.  Maybe there is one of you?!  I hope it is a good pastiche of the feeling of the weekend. 
I will send them tomorrow. I will also post the videos when I have compiled them all as well.

In the meantime - let’s not be strangers!  See you at the NZ Tango Festival which is just around the corner and I would really love to see you in Nelson in March for the 5th Summer Tango in Nelson.  I’ll keep you all on the email list for next year and looking forward to dancing again soon.

Tango Love


Class this Sunday!

Hello  - yes there is class today at 4.30pm at Dundas St followed by classes tomorrow night at Old St John’s from 6pm.

All classes leading up to the NZ Tango Festival will be focussing on Ceilia’s moves from the weekend.  You are so lucky!

See you later!