Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Tango News 13th November


Hola Tango Lovers!

This week:

  1. Monday:  
  2. Tuesday: See Note on Tuesday Regarding  Lessons and Milonga at the Dance Junxion in Bryanston. 
  3. Wednesday Emiliano's Lessons at La Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
  4. Thursday:  Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia,  Tango Lessons with Tango-Tensity in Illovo, 
  5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood,
  6. Saturday: 
  7. Sunday:    Bert will be hosting the Milonga at Full stop Cafe .
  8. Check Website for Late Changes http://www.tangojhb.co.za/index.php/2016/05/04/milonga-this-sunday/ 
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: Update

Cape Town Tango Marathon: Registration Closing Soon!

Please note that registration for the Cape Town Tango Marathon will close on Thursday the 30th of November, 2017.

Avoid disappointment and join over a hundred other dancers for a weekend of summer Tango heaven  - Sign up now, if you haven't already!

There will be no walk-ins allowed for this event. All participants must preregister to attend.

Pass Costs & Other Info:


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:



Daily Digest


Monday                                  Back to : This Week


 Tuesday                          Back to : This Week

At the Dance Junxion  .

 At the Dance JunXion .

The Dance JunXion: Intermediate – Advanced group class, as well as the Milonga will be cancelled on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Unfortunately Tony & Marda are not available for lessons that night.
There will definitely still be a Beginner Group class between 19:00 – 20:00.
The next Tuesday the 21st of November 2017 will be as per normal. (See you there!)

19:00 – 20:00 Beginner Argentine Tango Group Class
20:00 – 21:00 Intermediate – Advanced Group Class
21:00 – 22:30 Milonga
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 info@dancejunxion.co.za

Argentine Tango TONIGHT

Call us on 011 463 6595 or email us at info@dancejunxion.co.za



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

Email: info@dancejunxion.co.za
Phone: 011 463 6595

Kind Regards
Marda Vasconcellos

"Walk in, Dance out"
Tel:  011 463 6595
Cell: 083 627 5142
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDanceJunxion



Wednesday                                      Back to : This Week


 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  emiliano.tango@yahoo.com or 081-5084302 for more information.

Thursday                             Back to : This Week

 Tango Lessons in  Illovo

We would like take this opportunity to deeply ‘Thank You’ for your unwavering support and patience.

As promised, the venue for our Tango classes has changed and we will now be conducting them in Illovo on Oxford Rd (details below)
starting next Thursday (16th of November).

The lessons format has also changed as we will now have the following slots:

6:30pm - 7:30pm Beginners Group Class
7:30pm - 8:30pm Tango Figures Class (Open to all)
8:30pm - 9:30pm Tango Embrace Class (Open to all)

Beginners Group Class:
For those new to tango – we cover the basic elements of Tango. ‘Walking’ to the beat of the music; lead and follow; some fundamental Tango figures.

Tango Figures Class:
In this class we want to explore new figures and unpack some old ones. We will start with “The Basic 8”. Playing with exercises and ideas that make this basic figure more dynamic and informative.

Tango Embrace Class;
This class is for those new to the close embrace; or want to improve their skills within the close embrace. We shall work with exercises that lead to a comfortable close embrace and enhances the communication and sensitivity between the couple.

Fee Structure:
We are introducing a Tango Gold Card worth R1000 per couple.
This card will be discounted by 20% when you buy it on the first day of lessons (16th November).
In other words: it will still be R800 per couple on the day.
One month you can buy the card. The next month your partner can buy the card.
Or just split the price of the card from the start. It’s all up to you.

This card entitles the couple holding the card to four (4) lessons, and you may gift the card to others;
or let friends use a corner for them to come try a Tango lesson with you.
You may even use the card to attend the 2 different classes in a day.
A corner gets clipped from the card every time a couple attends a lesson.
Once all four corners are clipped, the card is expended and you will need to buy a new card.

The new address is:

Beautiful Minds
Oxford Manor
Cnr Oxford Rd & Chaplin (entrance on Chaplin street)

Please share this e-mail with anyone you think would be interested in joining our classes.
We trust we will see you on the dance floor soon. Tango on!

Regards Bert and Lerato


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



email info@dancecafe.co.za 

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 http://wp.me/PL2GE-a5r

Saturday                            Back to : This Week


Sunday                             Back to : This Week

Sunday Milonga Hosted by Bert at Full Stop Cafe .

Visit  http://www.tangojhb.co.za/index.php/2016/05/04/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
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 soniaburdett@yahoo.com. Website www.afromambo.wordpress .com

Bert Frahm : Studio Location Northcliff, Norwood,Tel 084 487 8445 , email touch@tango-tensity.co.za, website www.tango-tensity.co.za   Click on Link to see Berts  Profile 

Dance Cafe:Studio Location Rivonia. Teachers Colin,Terri,Pule,Herril ,Tel Terri 0711024001, email terri@dancecafe.co.za, website www.dancecafe.co.za

Emiliano Fernandez: Studio Locations Melville.Norwood,Pretoria . Tel 081-5084302, email emiliano.tango@yahoo.com  website http://emilianotango.wix.com/2totangolessons#!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.


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  tangojoburg.co.za  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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