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.”



A Taste of Argentine Tango, Saturday 21 July 2012

What makes tango tango?  A Tango tasting session hosted by Tango Newcastle aficionados and Tango Teacher Belén Silva.

Come and join us for a special late afternoon tea, and muse over Tango.

Many of you have been interested and curious about this beautiful dance and we have created an opportunity for you to come and check it out, and learn some background. A beginners class is being prepared for the coming months, so if you have been contemplating learning, this is a great chance to find out more, and how to get started.

The session will include discussions about:

  • Why is Tango a popular world phenomenon?
  • How and when did Tango start?
  • What is a Milonga?
Also demos, practica and fun:
  • We will talk about the development of different styles, rhythms and music.
  • We will play you music and show clips of Tango styles over the century.
  • We will discuss and show Tango basics: Embrace, posture and connection.
  • We will have some fun and begin walking to the music, trying an embrace and a few steps (no partner required).
  • We will have some dance demonstrations.
  • Afternoon tea and snacks in Argentine style will be served.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff, NSW 2285.

Donation kindly requested: $10 to cover hall hire and food.

Please RSVP to: and invite anyone who might be interested!

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.