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Tango News 21st May


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 and Milonga 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 Cass del Tango in Norwood, Milonga at Factory on Grant In Norwood,
  4. Thursday:   Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia,   
  5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
  6. Saturday: 
  7. Sunday:    Emiliano will be hosting the Milonga at Dolce Cafe
  8. Check Website for Late Changes 
Here's to seeing everyone on the dance floor!
** Emiliano will be away 20th April to 23rd My

Whats New  


Upcoming Events 



Daily Digest

Monday                                  Back to : This Week

Tango Lessons, Supper and Practica in Parktown North.

R335.00 per person per month. This includes supper and a half hour practica. Please phone Ralph Kahn on 082 481 9400 for further details

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.

Milonga at Factory on Grant

Emilianos Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

YOU KNOW WHAT’S NEW? I’ve came back from Buenos Aires with new ideas, new energy and new material.
Have you done a beginners course? Don't stop improving your tango. Come to the intermediate and advanced courses with the argentine tango teacher Emiliano Fernandez.

Do you want to improve your tango skills? Come to the four lessons workshop and learn with the argentine teacher Emiliano Fernandez the key technics to dance with the famous Juan D’arienzo orchestra. Tricks and tips to enjoy one of the main orchestras in tango history.

For further information check the flyer
Emiliano Fernandez

Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez

Contact Emiliano at or 081-5084302 for more information.

Thursday                             Back to : This Week


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


Sunday                             Back to : This Week

Sunday Milonga Hosted by  Emiliano at Dolci Cafe



Sunday evening is Tango time! We are happy to dance again at Dolci Café, come from 7 pm to 10 pm to share a sundowner or to have your dinner. The best classic tango music, good energy and a friendly atmosphere.
Come and recharge yourself for the new week.
Word of mouth!
Further information in the flyer.


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
 The Tango Etiquette  The Tango Etiquette describes behavioral standards commonly observed in the culture of Argentine tango milongas
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

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

 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

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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