Monday, January 15, 2018

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Tango News 15th January


Hola Tango Lovers!

This week:

  1. Monday:  
  2. Tuesday:   Intermediate/Advanced Lesson at the Dance Junxion in Bryanston.
  3. Wednesday  Beginners Tango Classes at La Casa del Tango in Norwood
  4. Thursday:  Tango Classes at the Factory on Grant. Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia,   
  5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
  6. Saturday: 
  7. Sunday:    Bert  will be hosting the Milonga at see below
  8. Check Website for Late Changes 
Here's to seeing everyone on the dance floor!

Whats New (Visiting Teacher from Dar es Salaam)
My name is Alan and I live in Dar es Salaam where I teach beginners tango and generally support our small local tango community.  I will be visiting Johannesburg from 17th January for at least a week and would love to attend any classes, practica or milonga that may be happening. I would also be delighted to practise with any body or give a free private lesson to any beginner.
  my whatsapp number is +255 768 233 897.

Upcoming Events 


Daily Digest


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At the Dance Junxion  .

 At the Dance JunXion .

A happy 2018 to all Tango Dancers. There will be an Intermediate/Advanced lesson 8-9pm Tuesday 9th JAN and 16th Jan.
No Milonga for the next two weejs. Milonga starting again Tuesday 23rd Jan.
Address: Coachman’s Crossing, Peter Place, Bryanston. (011 463 6595)


Next Beginner Group course starts TUESDAY 23rd January from   19h00 till 20h00 R660.00  (R110 per hr) for 6 1 Hour Lessons

Call us on 011 463 6595 or email us at

Argentine Tango TONIGHT

Call us on 011 463 6595 or email us at



Weekly Milonga starts Tuesday 23rd

Tuesday Milonga
The Milonga is weekly on a Tuesday evening 20:00 till 23:00. D.J. Ken will be playing the music. A Collection of our favourite classic Tangos, Valsicitos and Milongas; along with some Electro Milonga and Tango, by Otros Aires, Gotan Project and more - to mix things up a bit. Music will be played in Tandas.
Entrance fee for the Milonga is R40.00.

Coachmans Crossing Shopping Centre.
Shop 5 & 5A (above Mugg & Bean)
Corner Peter Place & Karen Avenue, Bryanston.
(Turn out of William Nicol into Peter Place)
Contact Marda 0836275142

Phone: 011 463 6595

Kind Regards
Marda Vasconcellos

"Walk in, Dance out"
Tel:  011 463 6595
Cell: 083 627 5142
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Sonia's Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood


 Emilianos Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

Contact Emiliano for Details
Emiliano Fernandez

Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez

Contact Emiliano at or 081-5084302 for more information.

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Tango Lessons at the Factory on Grant.

Thursdays Tango Classes getting back on track

Venue: The Factory on Grant, corner Nellie and Grant, Norwood

Start date see below

2018 Lessons Format:
6:30pm - 7:30pm Class 1 (Ladies Learning to Lead)
This class is for ladies who want to learn to lead. There has been a request for this class and so we are pleased to present it.

Learning your partner’s role in Tango gives you added understanding and depth to your own Tango. Besides, if you can lead you don’t have to wait to be asked to dance – ‘winky face’
7:30pm - 8:30pm Class 2  (Beginners Group Class)
In this class we will introduce those new to Tango to the history and fundamentals of Tango, lead and follow. The goal is to get new friends dancing confidently – as quickly as possible – so they will feel comfortable joining us at Milongas.
It’s always nice to dance with new people. So, invite your friends to come learn Tango with us. Let’s make 2018 a bumper year of growth for our community.
8:30pm - 9:30pm Class 3  (Tango Figures Class) "
Figures are made up of combinations of steps or movements.
In this class we want to examine the steps and movements that make up our figures; we want to deconstruct and reconstruct our figures; develop the comfort and ease of movement that makes our figures magical to dance; and we want create new and exciting figures of our own.
All are welcome on this class but it is highly recommended that you know most common figures like: the Basic8, giros, ganchos, etc.

The idea is to have our ‘Ladies Learning to Lead’ class first. If we have beginner Ladies with no partners for the Second Class, Ladies Learning to Lead can partner & practice Leading.
If we have Single Ladies or Men on this class then the Ladies from Class 1 can help in Class 2.
Class 3 is for more advanced students… where we do Tango Figures. Ladies Learning to Lead can once again partner Single Men - or maybe as Leaders if they are confident enough.
We want to give our ladies more opportunities to take lessons; and more opportunities to dance at  Milongas.

Thursday 18thJanuary: a Meet & Greet Session/Lesson
On the Meet & Greet Night (18th Jan), all 3 the lessons will be for Free. This we be the start of our classes. Classes will be Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:30.
It takes two to tango and, for singles, finding a committed Tango partner to do classes with is not always easy.
The Meet and Greet Session/Lesson is:
to introduce the Tango Gold Card;
to give an overview of the course work;
And: so that people can meet each other to form Tango partnerships. Partners can share lessons and Gold Cards.
With this we hope that all the singles looking for Tango lesson partners will take full advantage of this evening.
Join us! Come meet new people… and find your Tango lesson partner

The Tango Gold Card
The Gold Card is R1000 per couple. Each time the couple attends a lesson; a corner gets clipped off. This way you only pay for the lessons you attend. Once all 4 corners are gone – you will need to buy a new Gold Card.
The Gold Cards can be gifted to friends, or one could gift just a corner of your card, and let a couple of friends join you on a class – in case they want to give Tango a try, before they buy their own Gold Card.
If you join us on Thursday the 18th for our Meet and Greet Session/Lesson and purchase your Tango Gold Card on the night, we will give you 20% discount on the price of the Tango Gold Card.
You can also plan in advance and purchase as many cards as you feel you will need. We are not limiting the number of cards you may purchase.

This is the plan for 2018 so far. We trust you will join us and enjoy a grand year in Tango.
Lerato and Bert

Tango Classes at the Dance Cafe. 

 ery soon!

Tango classes are held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dance Cafe. Experience the thrill of dancing Argentine Tango and improve your dancing skills, Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a delightful social and friendly environment. Our Instructors are professional and qualified to teach you the social basics all the way to competitive steps
 For more information call

Terri Taylor   Manager



Address: CNR Wessels & 9th Avenue Rivonia, 2191 Above the Post Office.


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Tango Group Classes with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood.

For more information on Sonia please visit her website at


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Sunday Milonga Hosted by Bert at  .



Visit   for the latest update and late changes  to the evenings schedule.


 Upcoming Events:                   Back to : This Week


Articles on Tango Joburg Website   Back to : This Week
You know your'e a tango junkie when
Asking a woman to dance

Asking a man  to dance.

Internet  Articles

Is Tango Better Than Sex?


Tango Teachers Private Tango Lessons in Johannesburg and Pretoria    Back to : This Week

Currently these are some of the Tango Teachers who give private lessons in Johannesburg. You may contact them directly or click on the links to their websites to find out more about them.


Sonia Burdett: Studio Location Norwood. R370 per hour for 1 or 2 persons. Will travel within 10Km from Norwood R400 per hour. Tel 084-8452470 . email Website www.afromambo.wordpress .com

Bert Frahm : Studio Location Northcliff, Norwood,Tel 084 487 8445 , email, website   Click on Link to see Berts  Profile 

Dance Cafe:Studio Location Rivonia. Teachers Colin,Terri,Pule,Herril ,Tel Terri 0711024001, email, website

Emiliano Fernandez: Studio Locations Melville.Norwood,Pretoria . Tel 081-5084302, email  website!about-emiliano/cmv

Tony and Marda : Studio Location Dance Junxion


Leander teaches  Monday to Friday, and on the odd occasion, on Saturdays. Normally starting 8h30, finishing sometime between 20h00 and 22h00. Fridays fin at 6pm. Saturday mornings only (‘till about 13h00). Could also look at Sunday mornings, but only group classes. He has an apprentice who can help very beginners.


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 2. There is now a newly-created Tango calendar for everything happening in Cape Town:
 The idea is that it's a non-partisan source that offers a comprehensive and easy overview - all classes and events, updated frequently, as accurately as possible.
 There also a page with contact details for all the local organisers and teachers, links to their sites, and a google map with all the Tango locations pinned, to help the local community and visitors. 
Argentine tango is danced in other cities throughout South Africa.
Details are published in the Tangojoburg website.

Tango Internet Resources      Back to : This Week

Tango Joburg  Website 

This website  offers information about Argentine tango events in the greater Johannesburg area.
The site includes information about teachers, milongas and practicas. It also offers general information about tango in other parts of South Africa and a gives a hint of some of the other dance opportunities in the greater Gauteng area.
It is administered by tango lovers in the area.


Free Tango Instruction Videos on Learn to dance Tango Phoenix

Our mission: to create the best resource for tango learning. Entirely free.

We have 274 Argentine Tango dance videos which give detailed instruction. They have comments, video section bookmarks, articles and a list of independent musicians.

Tango Videos on youtube Tango TV

This link takes you to a site where you can see numerous videos on Tango Festivals, Shows, Performances , and Lessons


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