Milonga 102 on 12 July 2014, by Scott Baldwin

After a brief revision of the musicality explained in Milonga 101, we will then dive deeper into some new and interesting elements, and learn how these elements work with the milonga rhythm. The bonus, however, is that I will show how many of these elements are just stolen and adapted from tango, and can be used in Tango, Milonga or Vals. The class will be structured as a 2 hour class, followed by a 1 hour practica.

Workshop Details
Saturday 12th July
Tantrum Youth Arts 48 Watt st Newcastle
Class 2-4pm Practica 4-5pm
Cost $25
For further details contact Scott Baldwin on 0402 728 301

From Scott:

Back in March I had the privilege of running my Milonga 101 workshop in  Newcastle. I was amazed by the awesome support shown to me by the Newcastle tango scene, and have been wanting to come back and run my follow up workshop, Milonga 102, ever since. So it is with great pleasure I bring you Milonga 102.


Looking forward to seeing you all again.”


Belén Silva is back in 2014 to Newcastle


2014 class schedule in Newcastle

Belén Silva is back in Newcastle with a schedule of classes twice a month!  The first class is on Sunday 4 May 2014 at 48 Watt St, Newcastle (The Church), from 12:15PM.  See you tango lovers there!

Milonga Workshop with Tango Duende

Milonga_del_900We will have a great surprise next Wednesday 26 March: Scott Baldwin, a tanguero from Melbourne, will be visiting Newcastle next week and will run a Milonga Workshop for us.

Scott spent a year in Argentina in 2008, and he has run this workshop with great feedback a number of times in different places now. The link to the workshop description on his webpage is:

The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014, form 8.00pm-10.00pm
Where: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff, NSW
Cost: $25, which cover the hall too.

Our regular practica will be replaced by this workshop, and everyone is very welcome.

Tango Practica

Bailarinas en la milongaHello dear tangueros,

Hope you had a wonderful break and a Happy New Year! I wish we have a 2014 full of successes and a lot of tango.

Julie had booked the Cardiff Hall, so YES: our practica starts back January 15 at 8pm at the Cardiff Hall. That is in only one week :-). Everyone welcome, please spread the word, more dancers more fun!!!!

See you at the dance floor,

Impromptu Tango Workshops in Newcastle: Belén Silva & Aníbal Montenegro

1377198_10202232107425504_154966328_nJoin us for a rare opportunity for Newcastle tango lovers: the Argentinian tango maestros Belén and Aníbal will offer workshops this Sunday 20 October, at Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff, NSW.  Just catching the end of Aníbal’s great Australia tour, lured to Newcastle by diosa Belén! What a treat!

  • Workshop 1: 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Workshop 2: 1:45pm-2:45pm
  • Práctica: 2:45pm-3:30pm

Package cost: $50.

Alturas – Cafe con Tango – at the Royal Exchange on April 19th 2013

Inspired by the music of Argentina, ‘Alturas’ combines influences from classical, latin and tango to create a unique blend of haunting melodies with jazz-inspired solos.

Inspired by the music of Argentina, ‘Alturas’ combines influences from classical, latin and tango to create a unique blend of haunting melodies with jazz-inspired solos.

Lovers of tango, classical, jazz and latin music: the tango sextet Alturas will perform at the Royal Exchange launching their CD Café con Tango on 19th April 2013. A rare opportunity in Newcastle to enjoy tango chamber music of a high calibre.

‘Alturas’ have been performing as a group since 2009.  The group started as a duo with Gaye Thomas – flute and Jane Andino – piano.  It has over the years grown to become a sextet, performing throughout  Eastern Australia.

Their debut CD, Café con Tango includes works by Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, Fernando Egozcue, as well as traditional tangos and some original tango-inspired pieces.