Strength and Balance Exercises

At the end of a dance class or long Milonga, who hasn't at one time or another felt their feet starting to complain? If you are as interested as we are in learning more about how to keep dancing strong and for a long time, you may enjoy watching Active-Isolated Strength Training.

Balance Exercises with Jorge Torres

Argentine Tango Workshop: Jorge Torres - Balance exercises

Balance Exercises - Tango Mojo - Master your balance: Your Infinite Axis

Visit: Helaine Treitman Tango.com

International Day of Peace

How peaceful is your world? Do you have a peaceful inner life? Learning how to be focused in the present moment, is one of the lessons we need to learn in Tango to be good followers. Learning how to stop the internal mind chatter and allowing ourselves to simply be present to our partner. It's not easy, our minds are so busy full of thinking noise; imagined conversations, plans, remembering, worrying, obsessing, wondering...

I invite you to stop what you are doing, relax all the muscles in your face, relax all the muscles around your eyes and mouth, allow yourself to smile... focus on your breath for a few breaths... When you are are next ready to practice tango, practice from your calm inner space.

Festival of The Winds - Bondi - Sunday 8th September 2013

Esquina de Tango are hosting a FREE Outdoor Milonga and Beginners Tango Workshop as part of the Festival of the Winds programme. Experienced tango dancers are welcome to assist in the Beginners Tango workshop.

Workshop is 3.15-4pm in the Hightide Room of the Bondi Beach Pavilion. The Outdoor Milonga is 4.30pm till dark at the Bondi Beach Pavilion Forecourt (Milonga will be held in the Hightide Room if weather is inclement).

Milonga Dancers - Wear black, red, white or combination thereof. Spectators welcome.

The Milonga will close the Festival. For a program detailing the day's activities visit: Waverly.nsw.gov.au things to do

Tango Art by Trud

Stumbled across this lovely Tango Shoe - Art by Trud at DearDemoiselle all the way from Oslo Norway. You can buy it or another similar beauty at the DearDemoiselle Etsy Shop. I wish I could buy a pair to dance in.

I discovered this gorgeous shoe via Trud's blog: Tango Immigrant

Tango and Art - Our favourite combination

19 Karen Contemporary Artspace is dedicated to discovering cutting edge emerging and established contemporary Australian and international artists with exceptional and diverse talent to shock and excite you.

The gallery showcases solo and group exhibitions approximately every 6 weeks by represented and guest artists. During our solo shows, space permitted, our remaining artists are also on display and rotate with each opening night. Adjacent to this space is as an extensive stockroom with more exciting artworks for private viewing.

The gallery is located in a converted warehouse tucked away in an industrial street of the same name and number – 19 Karen Avenue. It is centrally located with less than 500 meters from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and is just behind Pacific Square in Mermaid Beach. Please see our map for directions. The gallery website is easily navigated and is updated on a daily basis, bringing you new artworks, news and information as it happens and most importantly our artists’ profiles and artworks.

19Karen Contemporary Art Space
19 Karen Avenue Mermaid Beach Gold Coast...

"We have tango dancers at our next opening night! Cadencia Dance will be there on 31st August, entertaining the crowd at our opening night. The night kicks off at 6pm - see you there."

Add a glass of bubbles and we'll be in heaven.

Invest in Tango - Help make this Tango movie happen

Invest in Tango - be a part of Tango History. "Glorias del Tango" is an ambitious and exciting feature film that will end the decade-long silence of tango on the silver screen.

Kick Starter is where you will be directed to back Glorias del Tango.

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2. Each project is independently created.

The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. Kickstarter is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the projects themselves. Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets our guidelines.

3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.

Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.

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Visit Kick Starter to learn more.

Chicho Frumboli's New Partner at Tango Element Baltimore 2013!

Shared on facebook today what fun - thanks to Damian Thompson for this link.

Tango Y Nada Mas! 27th July 2013

We went along to Tango Y Nada Mas last night, if you haven't seen it, hurry along to Chatswood Concourse today or tonight. Loved this venue, and how lucky are we to have such talented dancers and musicians, visiting our country? For another glimpse of their performances as well as some backstage scenes here is a clip I discovered below...

TANGO Y NADA MAS from ann guer on Vimeo.

Mediterranean Summer Tango Festival - July 2013 - Andrés Molina & Cecilia Piccinni

Andrés Molina & Cecilia Piccinni

OK we missed this year, but this is going on our calendar for next year, looks like a lot of fun was had by all and what a gorgeous place to visit...Summer Tango.com

Tango Cruising

Tango cruise: more than a vacation ...
The unique tango experience since 2002: a fusion of excitement and exhilarating travel. Dancing Tango on luxurious cruise ships and in unique settings

Program 2013 - 2014

  • Italy and the greek Islands
  • Italy and the Amalfi Coast, Corsica and Sardinia around South America from Buenos Aires to Chile


    www.tango-kreuzfahrt.de

    I don't know about you - but we would love to go on one of these cruises. Want to join us?

    I think though to give you a great report here about the cruising, we should go on one soon, don't you?

    Visit www.tango-kreuzfahrt.de to find out more.

  • Travelling to New York to Tango?

    Off to New York to Tango soon... if you know of anyone who needs dog adoring housesitters in NY do let us know!

    Alturas Tango Group - Performances for July in Marrickville, Parkes, Mudgee, Bathurst

    This month we are continuing our Café con Tango tour. We will be performing at Camelot Lounge on Sunday 21st - hope you can join us!

    Dear friends of Alturas,
    We have an exciting month of performances of Café con Tango ahead!

    Starting on 21st at Sydney's favourite boutique venue, Camelot, we will perform our concert pieces in the first set, followed by a set of danceable tangos - everyone welcome on the dance floor!

    We have added some new pieces to our repertoire including some originals by Jane Andino and Greg Gibson, and can't wait to perform them.

    For more details, sound files and tour dates, please refer to our website: Alturas Tango/Gig

    If you have any queries please give Gaye a call: 0488 737 140

    Hope to see you at Camelot! Alturas Tango

    Alturas Dates for July:

  • 21st July - Camelot Lounge - Marrickville Café con Tango - 7:30pm Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Rd Marrickville NSW 2204 Aus 02 9550 3777
  • Friday July 26th, 2013 Parkes Services Club Café con Tango - 7.30pm 9-17 Short St Parkes NSW 2870 Aus (02) 6862 1966
  • Saturday July 27th, 2013 Mitchell Conservatorium of Music Café con Tango - 3pm Russell St Bathurst NSW 2795 Aus (02) 6331 6622
  • Sunday July 28th, 2013 Mudgee Brewing Company Café con Tango - 4.00pm 4 Church St Mudgee NSW 2850 Aus 02 6372 6726

    Find out more here: Alturas Tango Gig Dates

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  • What is the Tango?

    One of my favourite questions when meeting new tango dancers is to find out how they started tango... so while we are on the topic - how did you start Tango - let me know!

    Dancing on a variety of Floors

    I just read an interesting article via a link on facebook - Dancing on Bad Floors (Without Killing Yourself, Your Knees, or Anyone Else).

    A few years ago a friend of ours shared with us, how to use duct tape on the base of shoes to convert ordinary shoes temporarily into dance shoes - which we have used at times - with a degree of success. It's very helpful if you are dancing on surfaces where you don't want to destroy your expensive dance shoes we've found. However, duct tape is just one solution to the dilemma, and this article has so many ideas that I had never heard about before.

    I have seen a pair of shoes converted with plastic milk cartons! Who'd have thought you could do that? Not me that's for sure, but they work - I'll see if I can convince this person to share his skills with a 'how to' on this blog sometime.


    Art - In these shoes? I don't think so
    artwork by Kareen Fellows

    Analia Carreño y Luis Ramirez

    We attended A Little Buenos Aires 13th Anniversary at The Polish Club in Ashfield last night and were treated to a performance by Analia y Luis. It was stunning - what a couple! And their daughter is just as cute as a button, she was a delight helping end the show with her little bow with her beautiful parents! This video is from a performance at Salon Canning, I'm hoping that a copy of their performance last night is listed on youtube soon, they are so beautiful to watch. We did one of their workshops yesterday and are only regretting not being able to get away to do more of their classes. If you get a chance to see their performances or to attend their classes - grab it.

    El violin de becho

    Heard El violin de becho last week at the Tango Embrace practica at Collaroy, the music was so lovely to dance to and everyone was asking what the music was. As I went in search of the music I found this beautiful dance on youtube - Maria Filali and Fausto Carpino dancers.

    How lucky the locals are on the Northern Beaches of Sydney - Margarita and Guy teach Argentine Tango at Collaroy, Avalon, and hold Milongas at Collaroy, Seaforth and Willoughby as well as Practicas - to find out more visit their facebook page

    "Milonga de los Maestros" 4th May 2013, Tango Workshops 5th May 2013 Southport

    Dear Tangueros -

    Due to public Demand, a repeat of "Milonga de los Maestros" is to be held on Saturday 4th of May at the great hall, Southport Community Centre.

    Special tango Presentation by Hugo Fernandez. Hugo will also be conducting Tango workshops Sunday the 5th of May, between 2pm and 5pm. More information...
    Phone Luis Gomez: 0429 133 060

    Practica Port Macquarie 2013 - Sunday Afternoon...

    Port Macquarie now has a practica on every Sunday at 4pm - 5.30pm come along and practice your Argentine Tango... 8 Milton Circuit Port Macquarie...