Monday, September 18, 2017

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Tango News 18th September


Hola Tango Lovers!

This week:

  1. Monday:  Emiliano's Course at Dance Culture Studio .
  2. Tuesday: Lessons and Milonga at the Dance Junxion in Bryanston. 
  3. Wednesday Emiliano's Lessons at La Casa del Tango in Norwood,  Berts Lessons at Full Stop Cafe
  4. Thursday:  Classes and Practica at the Factory on Grant in Norwood,  Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia
  5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood,  Milonga/Practica and Bert's Group Classes at the Factory on Grant in Norwood
  6. Saturday: 
  7. Sunday:    Bert will be hosting the Milonga at Full Stop Cafe  
  8. Check Website for Late Changes 
Here's to seeing everyone on the dance floor!

Whats New

Upcoming Events 

Cape Town Tango Marathon

We've opened registration to the Cape Town Tango Marathon, happening in December.

CT Tango Marathon: Schedule Finalised

... Well..... mostly! :)

Apart from just a few more details left to conclude, we're almost done . On our line-up we have seven milongas, with six DJs and several live music acts. Free Yoga for Tango, a premilonga lesson with Sidney Grant, and some post-marathon festivities. Take a look!

Marathon Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 7, (at Studio El Huracán)
7pm-11pm – Informal Welcoming Milonga (DJs Doris Bartha & Andrea Wildt)
Friday, Dec. 8, (at the German Club)
1pm – 2pm – Yoga for Tango Session
2pm – 6pm – Milonga 1 (DJ Javier Campo)
9pm – 2am – Milonga 2 (DJs Sylvia Westcott & Chantal Forgues)
Saturday, Dec. 9 (at the German Club)
2pm – 3pm – Free Premilonga Lesson with Sidney Grant
3pm – 7pm – Milonga 3 (DJs Wikus Engelbrecht & Doris Bartha)
10pm – 3am – Milonga 4 (DJs Sylvia Westcott & Sidney Grant) with live music by Alberto & Sylvia Otero
Sunday, Dec. 10, (at the German Club)
1pm – 2pm – Yoga for Tango Session
2pm – 6pm – Milonga 5 (DJs Andrea Wildt & Sidney Grant)
8pm – 1am – Milonga 6 (DJs Wikus Engelbrecht & Chantal Forgues) with live music by the Cape Town Tango Ensemble
Monday, Dec. 11: We are planning to have a daytrip into the Western Cape Winelands for interested marathon participants, at an additional cost.
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Possible Marathon Survivors’ Milonga (TBD)
Wed 13 and Thurs 14 Dec.: There will be a series of four evening Tango workshops with New York City-based dancer and instructor, Sidney Grant (not included in marathon registration).

Best Regards,

The Cape Town Tango Marathon Team

Here is an email I sent out yesterday that contains all the important info:

Tango Weekend at Temenos in Mc Gregor


Daily Digest


Monday                                  Back to : This Week

Emiliano Lessons at Dance Culture Studio

Join Emiliano Fernandez in learning the fundamentals of the Argentine Tango at Dance Culture Studios.

Monday's 6pm to 7pm (starting 4 September 2017)
Cost: R1100 per person (for 10 weeks)

To book your spot, email us at
*Bookings essential

 Tuesday                          Back to : This Week

At the Dance Junxion  .

 At the Dance JunXion .

Next Beginner Group course starts TUESDAY 7th October  19h00 till 20h00 R660.00  (R110 per hr) for 6 weeks or R125.00 for once off visits
INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED Group : 20HOO till 21h00.(R100 p hr).
MILONGA: 21h00 (R40 pp)(FREE to those attending any Tango Group).

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

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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Wednesday                                      Back to : This Week


 Emilianos Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

 Intermediate Course starting Wednesday 14th June

Advanced Course starting Wednesday 14th June

Emiliano Fernandez
Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez

Contact Emiliano at or 081-5084302 for more information.

Classes and Practica at The Full Stop Cafe'


Thursday                             Back to : This Week

Classes and Practica at The Factory on Grant
Hi All,

We start a new cycle of lessons, for experienced couples, looking to advance their tango knowledge and skill.
As usual the cycle is for the month of Thursdays through July – R800 per couple for 4 Thursday
and as there is 5 Thursdays this month, you get the 5th lesson free.  (First Thursday – 6th July)

In this cycle we will look at the “Giro” from a new perspective
bringing in “quadrant work” that leads to understanding of “Secadas”,
and other interesting foot workings for both the man and the woman.

Class starts at 7:30pm at The Factory on Grant, Norwood, and ends at 8:30pm
Dancers are welcome to arrive early to practise and stay after
the class – to practise - as we allow this time for “Practica” at no extra cost – to all.

For more information or to book for this class, contact Bert at

Hope to see you on the dance floor soon.

Bert and Lerato

 The Factory on Grant – No. 72 corner of Grant Ave. & Nellie Street, 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

Tango Group Classes and Practica/Social at The Factory on Grant in Norwood with Bert

Beginning Friday the 5th of August 2017

 We are starting Tango group classes for those new to Tango or interested in re-skilling their Tango basics.
 The focus is on the basic concepts and movements of the dance –  to get you dancing a comfortable, enjoyable Tango to all genres of music
Join us on Fridays at The Factory on Grant in Norwood – learn, dine and dance
6:30 pm – 7:30   Tango Group Class
7:30 pm – 10pm ‘Practica’ or (Milonga –Tango  Social) R50 pp FREE for those on the Group Class

         This is a Progressive Class at R800 per couple for a 4 week cycle per month.   
         (a FREE bonus lesson if a month has 5 weeks – ‘drop-ins’ R250 per couple or R150 per single)

                (please contact us to book for this class –
 “If you only learn One dance… make sure it’s the Tango!”


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Sunday                             Back to : This Week

Sunday Milonga Hosted by Bert at Full stop Cafe .

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 6pmSaturday 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

 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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