Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A weekly newsletter outlining events , milongas , practicas , courses and workshops in and around Johannesburg


Tango News 27th August


Hola Tango Lovers!  


This week: Summary (Click on Day to see Details.) 

  1. Monday:   Supper Lessons and Practica in Parktown North with Ralph and Cheryl.
  2. Tuesday:  Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced Tango Lessons with Tony every week  as well as a  Milonga every second week at the Dance Junxion in Bryanston  .
  3. Wednesday  Beginners Tango Classes at La Casa del Tango in Norwood with Sonia,  Intermediate/Advanced lessons with Emiliano at Last Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
  4. Thursday: , Bert's Milonga at La Casa del Tango in Norwood,  Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia,   
  5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
  6. Saturday:  Gala Milonga at Bosheuvel Country Estate
  7. Sunday: No   Milonga this Sunday          Check Website for Late Changes http:milonga this sunday   
Here's to seeing everyone on the dance floor!


Upcoming Events 

Dinner and a show at Che Argentina

Tango Time – The Show – Next date 4th of September 2018
Using music, video, pictures and dancing the show represents almost 140 years of tango history divided into four chapters focused on four key moments of tango evolution. Come at 7pm to dance, at 8pm enjoy the show and keep dancing until 10pm. For the tango community members now we have the "Menu Tanguero" with a special price exclusive for us. No entrance fee!
If you like tango don’t miss this opportunity.
CHE argentine grill
011-614 0264

Emiliano Fernandez
Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez

081 508 4302

Spring Ball at the Argentinean Association on 22nd September

Singer from Argentina at Centurion 2nd September

Danzibar Festival 11 to 16 September

Tango Heart Retreat at Temenos 21 to 23 September


Cape Town Tango Marathon registration now open

Cape Town Tango Marathon 2018

CTTM 2018 – Monthly Newsletter – July 2018

Cape Town Tango Marathon 2017 proved to be a great success – a first of its kind in our beautiful city! There were many learnings which will assist us to build on this legacy by improving this years marathon as well as those to come, by adding value and creating greater diversity..
One of the issues raised by you – our visitors – was that Capetonians were rather cliquish, did not interact much with you and mostly danced amongst ourselves. Thanks for this feedback as it prompted us to make this years’ experience much more welcoming and inclusive by creating opportunities to get to know each other on different levels.
  • A “First-Thursday” of the month 3 hours prior to the opening milonga at Youngblood.
  • On the opening evening of Friday 7thDec there will be a welcoming cheese and wine.
  • This is followed by a lesson of the Chacarera for all before the Milonga.
  • The Chacarera will be presented during the marathon for all to participate.
  • Furthermore we will be mixing things up during milongas, allowing for lots of interaction.
  • A guided tour on Saturday morning of historic sites in Cape Town, 
These are equal opportunities for visitors and Capetonians alike to step up to the plate, seize these opportunities and make it a special event with fond memories.

In addition we appeal to the Cape Town Tango Community to open your homes where possible and provide a “Tango-BnB” type accommodation offering at a nominal fee for travelling dancers. If you are interested or know someone who is, please email your details to and we will forward same to interested visitors.

We would also like to invite anyone who is willing to assist with finding- or providing a sponsorship for this event, or if you would like to contribute in any manner towards the marathon, to please contact us via

NB – Please don’t forget to register online as soon as possible by visiting our website which contains all the latest information.

Looking forward to meeting you at a fun-filled CTTM 2018 – only 4 months to go!!
The CTTM team

Buenos Aires Tango Romance 21 to 31 March




Monday                                  Back to : This Week

Tango Lessons, Supper and Practica in Parktown North.

.Places have become available for Beginne­rs (couples only) 6.­30 – 7.30 on Monday nights An 8 week course will be starti­ng on Monday 1st Oct­ober
We also have space for couples in an ong­oing Intermediate cl­ass 6.30 to 7.30 on Monday nights.
Please phone Ralph on 082 481 9400 or email Cheryl @ cheryl@tangospeakeas­ for further infor­mation.
Free trial lesson.

The Tango Speakeasy was started in August 2001 and is owned and run by (internationally trained) Cheryl Borkum.
See Photo Gallery for some of the Maestros she has trained with in Argentina and the teaching staff in Johannesburg


Cheryl Borkum + Ralph Kahn
Mondays only 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.
Class consists of a one hour lesson follwed by a supper lasting until 8.00 p.m.  Practica from 8.00 - 8.30 p.m.
Secure parking
Location: Parktown North

 Tuesday                          Back to : This Week

At the Dance Junxion  in Bryanston

Private Tango Lessons at The Dance Junxion with Tony and Marda 

Beginner/ Advanced and specializing in Tango Showdancing
Cell 0836275142


Wednesday                                      Back to : This Week

Sonia's Beginners Tango Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

Contact Sonia on 084-8452470 for details.

Emilianos Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood


Do you want to improve your dance floor skills? Come to the four lessons workshop and learn with the argentine teacher Emiliano Fernandez the key technics to manage the space in the dance floor. Information, tricks and tips to enjoy dancing in any milonga.

For further information check the flyer.

Emiliano Fernandez
Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez

081 508 4302

Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez



Thursday                             Back to : This Week

Thursday Milonga at La Casa del Tango in Norwood


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.

Friday                                   Back to : This Week
Tango Group Classes with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood.


For more information on Sonia please visit her website at


Saturday                            Back to : This Week

Gala Milonga at Bosheuvel Country Estate 

The Tango Spring Ball will be held at Bosheuvel Country Estate on Spring Day, Saturday the 1st of September 2018, from 7 to 10pm.

R50, Music by Emiliano.

The farm is situated 15min from Northgate. Search for Bosheuvel on Google Maps.

Dinner is a la carte, with the restaurant specialty being organic free range steak from Pinzgauer cattle raised on the farm.

Above the ballroom are 9 boutique hotel rooms @ R650 pp. Call Erik on 0842072049 or email to book to stay over after the milonga and wake up in the country.

Details at


Sunday                             Back to : This Week

Sunday Milonga none this week


Visit http:milonga this sunday  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

Visit The Tangojoburg Website to see the following articles ARTICLES

Internet  Articles

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

Tony and Marda : Studio Location Dance Junxion
Beginner/ Advanced and specializing in Tango Showdancing
Cell 0836275142 


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.


In the Country      Back to : This Week

Argentine tango is danced in other cities throughout South Africa.
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. 

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

Tango Tensity Series of Instructional videos

Lesson 5 The change of lead

Lesson 4 The Tango Embrace

Lesson 3 Walking Lateral

Lesson 2 Walking Linear

Lesson 1 The Tango-Tensity Line Dance

Tango Weekly Newsletter Contributions, Articles and Editorial

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