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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015


Summer Tango in Nelson

6 - 8 March 2015


To all the participants of the 5th Summer Tango in Nelson,

What a fabulous weekend of dancing.  Friday and Saturday's weather aside it was the perfect weekend.  Great to see so many familiar happy faces, big smiles and new smiles -  to all the Summer Tango virgins, thanks for choosing to come here to play with us!  I hope you have gone back home with a really warm tango feeling ;-)

Thanks everyone for being here, for laughing, dancing and sharing your tango stories with each other.  Thanks for your kindness to people from other places and for making the effort to make new connections to keep our beloved tango prospering in NZ.

Events like this are why we go to classes and workshops, get sore feet and feel frustrated at times!  

Events like this keep us wanting more and fill a very special place in our lives.

So many people are involved in making any weekend like this a true success and I feel it is important to acknowledge the stalwarts .

Behind the scenes are the main people who help set up, pack down and clean: Stevan, Nicki, Ray, Jeanneane, Dave, Bevan, Kay, Mark, Julie, Rosie, Meredith.

Those that bake yumminess: Nicki, Rosie, Marilyn, Kay

Those that generously host out of towners
(too many to mention but you know who you are!)

Up front, those providing the music which takes hours of preparation and dedication: Grigor, Stephan, Iain and Maida

And YOU for experiencing Summer Tango, spreading the word and bringing your positive energy and joy to the event - this is what makes it a success!

I'll be back in touch soon with the dates for next year and I'll let you know when the photos are on the website to look at. In the meantime, I'll post a few to Facebook just so you can relive the memories of another great weekend dancing in Nelson, NZ!

Yours always in Tango
Tango Libre

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Summer Tango essential info

Saturday 7 March Midday - 4.30pm
Queens Gardens
cnr Bridge & Tasman Sts
DJ  Iain (Wellington)
Wet weather option, Trafalgar St Hall, 67 Trafalgar St opposite Trailways
Theme: Spots and Stripes

Come and try out our huge portable dance floor, built by one of our very own tangueros, Bill, which will be set up right in the middle of the Victorian Queen’s Gardens. Grab a delicious takeaway lunch and while away the afternoon tango style with Iain Fyfe at the DJ helm. Rugs will be placed on the grass for you to lounge around on and there are a few picnic tables and chairs scattered around also.  There are plenty of trees to get shade from our hot Nelson sun, but don’t forget to bring a hat and slap on some sun screen.  If its raining head to the Trafalgar St Hall.

Saturday 7 March 7.30pm - midnight
BYO drinks
Masonic Hall
Entry $40 (includes dessert)
DJ Stephan Resch  (Auckland)
Theme: White Night Delight
With a lovely indoor-outdoor flow you will enjoy dancing at the new Masonic Hall.  It has arguably the best dance floor in Nelson and has been host to a few of our regular monthly milongas so far! 
Head out to dinner first in Nelson at one of our great cafes or restaurants and then come to the milonga for your dessert!
Dress up and wear those flash shoes.   Nibbles, sweet treats and soft drinks will be available through the evening and you can BYO as well.

Sunday 8 March  1pm-5pm
193 Milton Road, The Wood, Nelson
Entry $25
DJ Maida  (Auckland)
Theme: Floral
For many tangueros this venue is one of their favourites.  Nestled under the summit of the Centre of New Zealand, on a sun soaked, tree clad hillside overlooking Nelson city and the harbour, Tasman Bay and sun set drenched distant mountains, this elegant Victorian Italianate house hosts our farewell afternoon milonga.  Locals feel free to bring a plate to share!   BYO alcohol, soft drinks provided.

Call Anne-Maree on 027 238 0568 – if you are lost or need some help – hopefully I’ll answer!



Summer Tango in Nelson

6 - 8 March 2015



The 5th Summer Tango in Nelson commences tomorrow

Tangueros from overseas and out of town are arriving - WELCOME!! 

We hope you enjoy Nelson and environs just like a local ....
take home an art souvenir, sample some great wine at a vineyard, go for a swim at Tahunanui Beach, fossick through a second hand shop,  munch your way through a French gallette at La Gourmandaise on Hardy St!
  Don't forget the Saturday morning market, buy some takeaway lunch and head to the Queen's Gardens for afternoon tango on Saturday.

(wet weather option Trafalgar St Hall, opposite Trailways!)

You are going to have soooo much fun!

See you all on Friday night - oh which reminds me ... did you book your table at the Playhouse for Friday night?
Call Nic on 03 5402985  ;-)


Once again welcoming, introducing and thanking our DJs who will keep you joyfully dancing all weekend:
Grigor Aslanyan - Fri evening
Iain Fyfe - Sat afternoon
Stephan Resch - Sat evening
Maida Zanaboni - Sun afternoon
Milonga dress Themes
(not essential by the way - just a bit of 
5th anniversary fun!)

NEWSFLASH!  There will be some Turquoise Shoes for sale at the Saturday night milonga....

Any questions just call me!

Yours always in Tango

Tango Libre
027 238 0568