Win a free pass to NZ Tango Festival 2020

posted Feb 15, 2019, 10:15 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 2:21 AM ]
nz tango festival 2020
Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez

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

Valued at $275. This does not include accomodation or air fare.

This is a fantastic tango festival with an amazing line-up of international guest tango teachers and performers are Alicia Pons, Sofia Saborido and Pablo Inza, Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Roxane Camargo and Rafael Bittencourt!

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 2020.

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Sofia Saborido and Pablo Inza

Second Step Pass

Suitable for people with up to 6 months - 1 year experience.

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 3 - 5 (the main part of the festival). There are immersion courses prior to and after those dates as well for anyone interested.  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. 
nz tango festival 2020
Roxane Camargo and Rafael Bittencourt

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 over 2019 or 2020 to the draw will be eligible to enter.

How to win
Entries close Sunday March 29. The prize draw will be drawn at our Practilonga/ End of Term Celebration in Bondi Junction on the same day, at 5pm.

1) Email to with the header " Prize Draw NZ Tango Festival 2020" 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 previous winners say:

"Winning the NZ TangoFest pass as a beginner was super motivational - not only for practising my tango leading up to the event but also for being able to draw from the learning experience well after the 4 days of workshops and milongas was over.  The highlight for me was witnessing stunning tango performances by the visiting teachers at the milongas. It was my first time at milongas and I shared some lovely dances with classmates from my beginners workshops.  I would recommend NZ TangoFest to beginners who can bravely push through their beginner status at milongas. What better souvenir to take home than better dancing?" (Belinda Lum - 2018 winner)

"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!" (Sachin Arora - 2017 winner)

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