Tango practica on Wednesdays moves to Cielo (as from 30 June 2010)

Dear tanguer@s,

As from this Wednesday (June 30) the tango practicas will be held at Cielo Dance Studios, 102 King St., Newcastle, from 8:30 till late (instead of at the Exchange hotel).

(Please note that there will be no more practicas on Thursdays at Cielo.)


Joaquín Amenabar’s Musicality Workshops in Sydney, 3-4 July 2010

From the Patio de Tango pages:

“Joaquín is specialised in teaching musicality for Tango dancing. He is the author of  the popular book and DVD ‘Tango: Let’s Dance to the Music!’ – a method of tango music for dancers without musical education. His previous workshops in Australia have been extremely well received and they are highly recommended for Tango dancers who wish to enrich their understanding of the melodic and rhythmic structure of  Tango music!”

Joaquín will conduct workshops in Sydney on July 3 and 4, 2010.  See Joaquín’s website for more details.

Vignettes from the Milonga en el Cielo

On Friday 18 June 2010, about 50 people enjoyed a beautiful night of nostalgy, tango and canapes at Cielo, with a wonderful performance by Fabrizio Forti and Celi Arias.  Here are a few snippets.

Newcastle Tango Workshops with Fabrizio Forti and Celi Arias, Saturday 19 June 2010

Tango Workshops at Cielo, 102 King Street, Newcastle. Fabrizio Forti and Celi Arias are great tango teachers from Buenos Aires touring Australia in Autumn 2010 and will be conducting tango workshops in Newcastle.  They will also perform in the Milonga at Cielo on Friday 18 June.

Workshop 1: (10:30am – 12:00pm) Technique for refined movement (all levels, highly recommended for students who don’t know Fab and Celi).

Workshop 2: (1:30pm – 3:00pm) Close embrace concepts and simple figures.

Workshop 3: (3:30pm – 5:00pm) Milonga and Floorcraft.

Fabrizio and Celi will be also available for private lessons. Newcastle contact Maria <maria.seron@gmail.com>.

Workshop Prices (includes workshops in Sydney, see below):

  • One  Workshop: $40.00
  • Two Workshops: $75.00
  • Three Workshops: $105.00
  • Four Workshops: $130.00
  • Five Workshops: $140.00
  • Six Workshops: $150.00

Tango workshops in Sydney on Sunday 20 June 2010:

Workshop 4: (11am – 12.30) playing with your musicality (top speeds and Paradas).

Workshop 5: (1pm – 2.30) Colgadas transitioning into Volcadas.

Workshop 6: (3pm – 5.30) Soltadas.

Sydney contact Wendy Hernandez <wendy@ruedisima.com.au>.

Venue for Workshops in Sydney: Dance Alive Dance Studio, 107 Regent Street
(near cnr Meagher Street), Chippendale.

Milonga en el Cielo, Friday 18 June 2010

An Argentine tango social night at the charming dance studio Cielo, 102 King Street, Newcastle, featuring a spectacular performance by Fabrizio Forti and Celi Arias, all the way from Buenos Aires! Fab and Celi will be conducting Tango Workshops on Saturday 19 June.


8:30 – A free introductory lesson to tango.

9:00 – Milonga, until late.

Cover charges (include light canapes):

  • Spectators: $8.00
  • Dancers: $15.00

BYO alcohol.