Newcastle Milonga and Tango Workshops by Ricardo Barrios and Laura Melo, 22, 23 and 24 February 2013

workshops with Ricardo Bariios & Laura Melo in NewcastlewcastleAs part of the Made in Argentina festival, international Tango performers Ricardo Barrios and Laura Melo will conduct tango workshops in Newcastle on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.

On Friday 22, Ricardo and Laura will be at a special milonga organised by Mauricio Hernández at the Senior Citizens Centre, 153A Brunker Rd Adamstown, from 9pm.


Tango show coming up to Newcastle 23 February 2013: The Red Rose

The Red Rose

The Red Rose

A spectacular tango night with Belen Tango.  Tango in all its beauty and complexity in two enchanting show-dinner nights at Lizottes Sydney (14 February 2013) and Newcastle (23 February 2013), and as part of the Made in Argentina Festival.

Performances by Belen Tango Dance Company, featuring Laura Melo and Ricardo Barrios from Argentina, with live music by Australia’s sassiest tango orchestra Tángalo. The show will be accompanied by a traditional Argentinian dinner.  Not to be missed!

Cristina Sosa and Daniel Nacuchio Workshops and Milonga in Newcastle, 2nd and 3rd November 2012

Newcastle has the great opportunity to receive this dance couple from Argentina, who were winners of the world tango competition held in Buenos Aires in 2008 (

They will be giving 3 Workshops and Performance on the Friday Milonga.

Workshops: one on Friday and two on Saturday.

Friday Workshop 1: 7:30 pm to 9 pm.

Turns are essential for navigation on the dance floor. This workshop will explore the musicality and technique of turns, in particular with respect to the uses of pauses, thus expanding the possibilities for interpreting the music.

Saturday Workshop 2: 11AM – 12:30 pm
VILLA URQUIZA STYLE TANGO (turns, walk and embellishment) – ESTILO
VILLA URQUIZA (giros, caminatas y adornos).

Daniel and Cristina belong to the very few teachers of the Villa Urquiza style, which is characterized by an elegant walk, musical adornments and spry movements with abundance of giros, enrosques, lapices and agujas. Learn from them the very elegant steps of this style of refinement and subtlety made famous in the milongas Club Sin Rumbo and Sunderland in Buenos Aires and adopted by the best dancers of Salon Tango. Nowadays, Villa Urquiza Tango-style is also adopted by most of the dancers competing at the World Tango Championship.

Saturday Workshop 3: 1 pm to 2:30 pm
WORKSHOP FOR D’ARIENZO-HOLICS – how to dance to D’Arienzo respecting
the Line of Dance

Milonga: will be having performance by Daniel and Cristina.
Coffe and tea cake will be provided, this is BYO drinks and Food.


One or Two workshops $40 each
Three Workshops $35 each
Milonga. special performance by Daniel and Cristina $20

This event is organised by Mauricio Hernandez (Ruedisima) and supported by Morena Dancewear.

Upcoming NEW workshops from Belen Silva, including Tango Fundamentals

Belén Silva is introducing a new format in the workshops upcoming for the rest of 2012:


– September 2012: Sunday 16
– October 2012: Sunday 21
– November 2012: Sunday 18
– December 2012: Sunday 16


2 workshops per Sunday as follows:

– Workshop 1: 2:00 pm to 3:20 pm
– Workshop 2: 3:40 pm to 5:00 pm


Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Myall Rd. and Harrison St., Cardiff.


$25 per person for one workshop
$40 per person for two workshops
$70 per person for four workshops.

IMPORTANT: Note that the programme includes a term of 4 workshops of “Tango Fundamentals” covering the ABC of Tango, which can be useful for students of all levels. Belén highly recommends this term of 4 workshops, for beginners and other levels to understand tango dancing from scratch, and strengthen the learning.

Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested, even if they haven’t danced tango before. All welcome.

Feel free to contact Belen <> to RSVP and further information.  See detail on Workshops Sep-Dec 2012

Anibal and Hosanna in Sydney, 18-19, 21-22 August 2012

Anibal Montenegro and Hosanna Heinrich arrive in Sydney this week. Starting in Wellington for the New Tango Festival Anibal and Hosanna have been on a whirlwind tour of Australia visiting cities from Melbourne to Darwin and everywhere in between. This week they deliver their final program of workshops in Hosanna’s home town: Sydney.  As experienced, charismatic and approachable teachers they have developed a strong following in Australia over the last 4 years. The workshops in Sydney will have a strong focus on technique, musicality and creating dynamic movement in a close embrace.

42º South Tango Extravaganza, Hobart 12 to 14 October 2012

An event communicated by Jenny & Vince Merlo from Hobart.  Sounds like a great opportunity for a tango weekend escape to Tasmania in October!

Tango Milonguero Tasmania invites you to an intense tango weekend in the southernmost Australian Capital.
Experience the friendly atmosphere, the relaxed lifestyle, the pristine and fresh air.
Taste the delicious seafood, take the opportunity for a tour around Hobart, or explore the State with its natural and unspoiled beauty. Most important, immerse yourself in three days of tango at its best.

Advance program preview

  • 12th Friday afternoon at the Masonic Hall, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart Workshop with Karina & Fabian (syllabus to be advised soon) 7:00 to 8:30 pm Dinner in the Salamanca or waterfront area followed by an informal Milonga
  • 13th Saturday morning free for visit to Hobart hot spots (Salamanca market) Saturday afternoon at the Masonic Hall, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart Workshops with Karina & Fabian (syllabus to be advised soon) 1:00 to 2:30 and 3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • 13th Saturday Night Gala Milonga & performances at the Australian Italian Club, 77 Federal St., North Hobart,
  • 14th Sunday afternoon at the Masonic Hall, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart Workshops with Karina & Fabian (syllabus to be advised soon) 2:00 to 3:30 and 4:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday night dinner get together after the workshops (time and place to be advised)

For Saturday Night Gala Milonga bookings at $25.00 p.p. please contact Jenny 0438 300 753 Hobart, Australia or email Visit

For Workshops/classes bookings please contact Karina & Fabian Mobile 0414 431 722 Sydney Australia or email,

Tango workshops with Belen Silva, Sunday 22 July 2012

Belen Silva will be back in Newcastle this weekend and will conduct two workshops on Sunday 22 July 2012.

Details are as follows:

  • Workshop 1:  2:30 pm to 3:30 pm  –  The lead to the cross and possibilities from the cross (approached from the follower’s perspective).
  • Workshop 2:  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  –  Introduction to symmetric and asymmetric lead (approached from the leader’s perspective). Use with musicality.

Venue: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, cnr Myall Rd. and Harrison St., Cardiff.

Cost: $25 per person for one workshop, $40 per person for both.

NB: Belen will also co-host A Taste of Argentine Tango on Saturday 21 July 2012.