Tango Events Out of Sydney

Pablito's Encuentro April 6-8, Jamberoo

posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:13 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 7:14 PM ]

There's a lot of buzz around this Encuentro and now only a few spots left for leaders and couples. Wait list only for followers. Accomodation at Jamberoo Restort is also booking out fast. So don't delay!

Unique, intimate and away from the hustle and bustle.
Venue Jamberoo Resort, Jamberoo, 1.5hrs drive South from Sydney

  • 4 X 2 hour workshops with the internationally renowned Lorena Ermocida and Pancho Martinez Pey - direct from Buenos Aires!
  • Over 20 hours of dancing (milongas)
  • 3 amazing tango DJS
Go here for bookings and more on Pablito's Festival

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Lorena and Pancho await you at Jamberoo!

Win a free pass to NZ Tango Festival!

posted Jan 30, 2018, 6:49 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jan 30, 2018, 6:53 PM ]

SoTango is very excited to announce that it is giving away a free pass to the NZ Tango Festival!

This is a fantastic tango festival with an amazing line-up of international tango teachers and performers. For a number of years I've been participating in and supporting this festival (including as a guest teacher and performer for two of the festivals). I'll be there again in 2018, and most probably Pablito will too.

Second Step Pass
The 'Second Step Pass' includes a series of 6 workshops plus all festival shows and milongas and is valued at $275. Accomodation and travel is not included.

All workshops and milongas on the pass occur between July 6 - 8 (the main part of the festival). There are immersion courses prior to and after those dates as well for anyone interested. The immersion course by Amelia and Matthew is especially recommended. For more details about the festival go here.

This will be a wonderful and memorable opportunity to improve your tango at an event that draws tango students and aficionados from all over NZ, Australia and internationally.

The second step dancer needs understand tango posture, walking technique, parallel system, know giro pattern, can lead and follow ocho easily, leading/following the cross usually works, can lead and follow simple combinations.

Don't worry if you think you don't meet this criteria yet - there's still a number of months to prepare. What a great incentive to practice and develop your tango!

This prize is exclusively for SoTango students. Anyone who has attended at least one lesson with SoTango in 2017 or 2018 prior to the draw will be eligible to enter.

How to win
Entries close Saturday March 17, 12pm The prize draw will be drawn at our Learner’s Milonga in Bondi Junction on the same day, at 5pm.

You don't have to be present on the day to win but you do need to do the following...
1) Email to info@so-tango.com with the header " Prize Draw NZ Tango Festival 2018" and include your name and mobile number in the email.

and if you haven't already...
2) Like SoTango Sydney Facebook Page here
3) Like SoTango Students and Graduates group here

Here’s what SoTango student Sachin Arora (who won the pass last year) says about his experience of the festival:
"New Zealand Tango Festival was my first major Tango Festival and it was a great learning experience. My knowledge and understanding of social aspects of Tango grew immensely in just those 4 days.  Attending workshops during the day and going to crowded Milongas at night, for me, was like being given a set of guidelines and then thrown in at the deep end. Fortunately, I came out better and cherish that experience to this day. Highly recommended!"

Feel free to contact Sophia if you have any questions about the festival.

Who's crossing the ditch for this?

posted May 17, 2015, 3:51 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated May 17, 2015, 5:19 PM ]

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Maria Ines Bogado & Sebastian Jiminez

Who's going to the NZ Tango Festival? 

Normally this site only publicises Australian tango events but making an exception here...

If you can make it to Wellington in late June / early July, seriously consider this festival which is known as 'the friendliest little tango (not so little these days) festival in the world.' I am so looking forward to it! 

The festival runs from 23rd June to 1st July. Main events are in the last weekend (26th - 28th June) 

The line-up of guest artists direct from Argentina consists of:
  • Ariadne Naveira and Fernando Sanchez
  • Maria Ines Bogado and Sebastian Jiminez
  • Maria Plazola
  • Sebastian Arrua and Karin Solana

Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands (BASH)

posted Aug 10, 2014, 7:08 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 2:55 AM ]

Highly recommended!

What: A social tango weekend held in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
When: Friday 28 November to Sunday 30 November, 2014
Where: Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall, Bundanoon, NSW

Registration will open on Tuesday 12 August. 

The  picturesque Bundanoon is 90 minutes by car via the Hume Highway from Sydney or Canberra. 

BASH is organised by Tango Synergy and supported by Tango Social Club of Canberra.

Includes: twenty three hours of social dancing. Music by six DJs from around Australia, tango band "Fuego Blanco" with Maggie Ferguson. There are various activities for you to choose, welcome drinks, cocktail hour with piano music and more.

Maggie Ferguson

For full details and registration visit: BASH

Anabella & Mario - Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane - April 7 - 29

posted Apr 1, 2014, 3:36 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 2:55 AM ]

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Anabella Diaz Hojman and Mario Consiglieri will be teaching and performing in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane from April 7 - 29.

Their itinerary:
Canberra: April 7 to 15.
Melbourne:  April 15 to 22, hosted by Sidewalk Tango
Brisbane:  April  22 to 29, hosted by E-Tango

You can find out more about Anabella and Mario on their website.

Cecilia Gonzalez Australian tour - May 8 - 26

posted Apr 1, 2014, 3:23 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 2:55 AM ]

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Cecilia Gonzalez is back in Oz, by popular demand, from May 8 - 26!
Her itinerary:
Sydney 7-11 hosted by Belen Tango
Darwin 16-18 with Juanito Juarez and hosted by Northern Tango
Adelaide 23-26 hosted by Southern Cross Tango 

To find out about Cecilia's approach to tango and teaching method click here: tangomotion

NZ Tango Festival - special offer

posted Feb 26, 2014, 1:17 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 3:01 AM ]

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Wellington, July 1 - 9, 2014

This fantastic festival is on my 'Must Do' list!

There's an amazing line-up of guest artists! 

Sebastian Archaval and Roxana Suarez (former World Salon Tango champions), Michelle and Murat Erdemsel, Maria Plazola, Maria Ines Bogado and Sebastian Jiminez, David Palo and Anabela Brogioli.

Click on NZ Tango Festival for more details.

There is a special rate for the recommended hotel which is close to the workshop venues and the best place to mix and mingle with other out of towners. Be warned that the class sizes of immersion courses are limited and the hotel tend to book out early, so best to get in early.

Special payment arrangement: To make things easier on the pocket when you register for your Festival Pass in February you only need to pay for the first half of the amount straight away with the rest not due until early May.

Ney Melo Workshops in Melbourne: Feb 7 - 10

posted Jan 28, 2014, 1:22 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 4:12 AM ]

Back in a previous incarnation (whilst running Patio de Tango) I hosted Ney's first trip to Oz and the workshops were incredibly popular, such that we invited him back a year later. On the second visit he was accompanied by his beautiful dance and life partner, Jennifer Bratt. 

Ney is a very charismatic and experienced teacher, and because he is so entertaining and knowledgeable what you learn in his workshops stays with you. His lessons are very memorable. That's one of Ney's special gifts as a teacher and I highly recommend him as a teacher. Ney will also be touring other parts of Oz and for more details visit the site of the tour organiser-  Tango Butterfly. Thank you Dana of Tango Butterfly for bringing Ney back to Oz!

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