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.”



Obsession tango weekend, 30th and 31st October 2010

We have a great “Obsession Tango” weekend coming up at Cielo (102 King St., Newcastle) with the beautiful and talented Belen Silva.

The programme is as follows:

SAT 30th OCTOBER (Beginner Classes and Obsession Tango Event)

  • Belen Silva FREE introduction to tango class 1.00pm-2.00pm
  • Belen Silva beginners class (walking in double time) 2.30pm-3.30pm. Cost-$20.00 per person.
  • Obsession Tango Event -7.00pm till late (Dinner, live Tango demonstrations by guest performers, an introductory lesson and dance into the night with our passionate Milonguer@s!). Cost-$45.00 per person (RSVP by 29th October).
SUN 31st OCTOBER (Workshops and Guided Practica) 

  • Belen Silva general/intermed. workshop (simple barridas) 2pm –3.30pm. Cost-$25.00 per person per workshop.
  • Belen Silva intermed./advanced workshop (synchronization and de-synchronization in the lead, incorporating alterations) 4.00pm–5.30pm. Cost-$25.00 per person per workshop.

NB1. If doing 2 workshops then total cost is $40.00

NB2. If attending Obsession Tango Event on Sat 30th and doing 2 workshops then total package cost is $75.00 ($65 for regular attendees of Wednesday practicas!)

  • Guided Practica 5.30pm – 7.00pm. Cost-$10.00

Obsession Tango – An Argentine tango weekend. September 11 and 12, 2010

A tango weekend featuring introductory lessons, beginner and intermediate workshops by Belen Silva, and dinner with milonga, including tango demonstrations. At Cielo, 102 King Street, Newcastle.

An Argentine tango weekend at Cielo

Obsession Tango

On the night of Saturday 11th you are invited to an evening of Tango with dinner, show and dancing. There will be an introductory lesson by Belen, a 2-course meal and live tango demonstrations by international guest performers. Then dance into the night with our passionate local milonguer@s.

Cost $65 VIP seating (stage seating, full table service) and $40 General seating (dance floor seating, bar service).

For more information and bookings call 49253552. Click  on the flyer 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.

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.

Tango Embrace Workshop and Milonga at Cielo

Workshop: Margarita, from Tango Embrace, Avalon will conduct a workshop on Argentine Tango. The workshop shall focus on the needs of the individual students and shall include walking to the compass, in a variety of ways (musicality), changes of direction, half turns and the possibility of special requests if time allows.

When: Saturday May 22 2010, 2pm – 4.30pm including a half hour break to dance practice and chat.
Cost: $ 30pp

Milonga: Pending other social events in the area Carla is scheduling a milonga in the evening in honour of the new addition to our tango instructors in Newcastle (and her 37th Birthday!)

When: 22nd may 2010, 7pm to midnight.
Cost: $10.00 door charge (includes canapes between 7.00pm & 8.00pm; please RSVP for canapes ASAP).

Both workshop and milonga at  Cielo Dance Studios, 102 King Street, Newcastle.