Calendar for tango events of the Auckland tango community; categorised and colour coded for tango classes and workshops, milongas, practicas and tango festivals. The calendar can be viewed in a variety of formats (e.g. posterboard, agenda, stream, month, week, etc) by using the filter on the right.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Spring Tango in Auckland @ Various
Nov 18 – Nov 19 all-day

Welcome to Spring Tango in Auckland; a celebration of Argentine tango and your chance to dance all weekend under the spell of tango music brought to you by DJs from around NZ. Check the dedicated Website here to find out more and Register.

Spring Tango in Auckland brings together international and local dancers for the pleasure of social dancing

As usual there will be no teaching, no performances…. just good old-fashioned dancing to great music in lovely venues with lovely people!!!!

Auckland has a thriving Tango scene and we want to share this with you!   Many reasonably priced domestic and international flights arrive in Auckland daily and it’s an awesome place to spend a weekend in Spring.  We advise you to stay a little longer or come little earlier and soak up Auckland’s cafe and restaurant scene, hang out in Ponsonby and Parnell and visit designer stores and cute new eateries, grab a ferry to Waiheke Island situated in the majestic Waitemata harbour, climb up Rangitoto Island, visit the wine district in Kumeu – it’s all here for the taking.  We can point you in the direction of whatever takes your fancy!

Click here to read all about Auckland the City of Sails and home to Spring Tango …. then register for a weekend of dancing and fun. And here’s a special earlybird deal if you register and pay before 31 October...Special Early bird offer!

Come and experience the delight of a Spring weekend dancing in Auckland, the “City of Sails” and great tango dancing. Our fabulous DJs are preparing their playlists now and are experienced at reading the energy on the night/day… Pedro Florentino Alvarez on Friday Night; Kelly Poon at the Art Gallery open-air milonga; Deb Waltenberg on Saturday Night and Iain Fyfe for Sunday Afternoon. Check them out here….

We have kept the price low at $95 per person for the entire weekend to enable you to add Spring Tango in Auckland to your annual tango calendar. Included in your registration package are (to name just a few) door prizes; bonus free class on Thursday night; complimentary drinks on arrival; snacks, supper and cakes; afternoon tea; access to our lovely princess, Larissa Merz ,and the best tango shoe collection in the country, Turquoise Shoes!

Please like us on facebook and spread the word! We are very excited to bring your our second Spring Tango in Auckland event! You won’t be disappointed! 

Tangueremente


Anne-Maree Therkleson and Denise McCombe (red-heads united)

027 238 0568 / 027 774 4475

annemaree.therkleson@gmail.com

dmccombe220@gmail.com

Spring Tango in Auckland Milongas
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Tango in Auckland
Spring Tango in Auckland

Friday 17 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$30, BYO, Soft beverages, snacks provided

Welcome Elegant Milonga

DJ Pedro from Sydney

Well known to Auckland Tangueros the beautiful Jubilee Hall in Parnell will host our welcome milonga.  Catch up with your tango friends from other centres who have made the journey to Auckland.  This relaxed milonga is BYO and we’ll supply some nibbles and great music to keep you dancing all night!   Ample safe parking available around the back of the building.

Saturday 18 November

Auckland Art Gallery

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

DJ Kelly from Auckland

The stunning Auckland Art Gallery will host our 1st Milonga on Saturday!  Come early to have a look around the latest travelling collection at the Art Gallery which also hosts the best collection of local art in NZ and currently the Corsini Collection.  There is a fabulous semi-outdoor cafe also at the gallery so why not have a bite to eat here and really make a day of it.  Then you can slip into your tango shoes and dance the afternoon away with music supplied by our local tanguera, Kelly.  Wear something bright and cheerful and while away the afternoon in artistic style.

Saturday 18 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$45, BYO, Complimentary Sangria, cakes,  fruit platters, door prizes

THEME: Glitz & Glamour

DJ Debs from Christchurch

Our DJ tonight promises to keep you dancing all night and while you indulge in great music sample some of our complimentary homemade Sangria and beautiful fresh fruit platters.  A small selection of red and white wines will be available to purchase at $5 a glass for those who don’t want to BYO. Dress up to the Nines!

Sunday 19 November

Grey Lynn Community Centre

510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

$25

THEME: Spring!

DJ Iain from Wellington

We farewell our tango friends at this our final relaxed milonga.  Wear something bright and flowery fitting of a Spring day!  That includes you too guys – love to see some of those gorgeous floral shirts. Feel free to bring a wee plate to share, soft drinks, nibbles  and water provided.

Spring Tango in Auckland Milongas
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 12:00 am
Spring Tango in Auckland
Spring Tango in Auckland

Friday 17 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$30, BYO, Soft beverages, snacks provided

Welcome Elegant Milonga

DJ Pedro from Sydney

Well known to Auckland Tangueros the beautiful Jubilee Hall in Parnell will host our welcome milonga.  Catch up with your tango friends from other centres who have made the journey to Auckland.  This relaxed milonga is BYO and we’ll supply some nibbles and great music to keep you dancing all night!   Ample safe parking available around the back of the building.

Saturday 18 November

Auckland Art Gallery

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

DJ Kelly from Auckland

The stunning Auckland Art Gallery will host our 1st Milonga on Saturday!  Come early to have a look around the latest travelling collection at the Art Gallery which also hosts the best collection of local art in NZ and currently the Corsini Collection.  There is a fabulous semi-outdoor cafe also at the gallery so why not have a bite to eat here and really make a day of it.  Then you can slip into your tango shoes and dance the afternoon away with music supplied by our local tanguera, Kelly.  Wear something bright and cheerful and while away the afternoon in artistic style.

Saturday 18 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$45, BYO, Complimentary Sangria, cakes,  fruit platters, door prizes

THEME: Glitz & Glamour

DJ Debs from Christchurch

Our DJ tonight promises to keep you dancing all night and while you indulge in great music sample some of our complimentary homemade Sangria and beautiful fresh fruit platters.  A small selection of red and white wines will be available to purchase at $5 a glass for those who don’t want to BYO. Dress up to the Nines!

Sunday 19 November

Grey Lynn Community Centre

510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

$25

THEME: Spring!

DJ Iain from Wellington

We farewell our tango friends at this our final relaxed milonga.  Wear something bright and flowery fitting of a Spring day!  That includes you too guys – love to see some of those gorgeous floral shirts. Feel free to bring a wee plate to share, soft drinks, nibbles  and water provided.

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Spring Tango in Auckland Milongas
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Tango in Auckland
Spring Tango in Auckland

Friday 17 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$30, BYO, Soft beverages, snacks provided

Welcome Elegant Milonga

DJ Pedro from Sydney

Well known to Auckland Tangueros the beautiful Jubilee Hall in Parnell will host our welcome milonga.  Catch up with your tango friends from other centres who have made the journey to Auckland.  This relaxed milonga is BYO and we’ll supply some nibbles and great music to keep you dancing all night!   Ample safe parking available around the back of the building.

Saturday 18 November

Auckland Art Gallery

Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

DJ Kelly from Auckland

The stunning Auckland Art Gallery will host our 1st Milonga on Saturday!  Come early to have a look around the latest travelling collection at the Art Gallery which also hosts the best collection of local art in NZ and currently the Corsini Collection.  There is a fabulous semi-outdoor cafe also at the gallery so why not have a bite to eat here and really make a day of it.  Then you can slip into your tango shoes and dance the afternoon away with music supplied by our local tanguera, Kelly.  Wear something bright and cheerful and while away the afternoon in artistic style.

Saturday 18 November

Jubilee Hall, Parnell Community Centre

545 Parnell Road, Parnell

Here’s a map

8pm – midnight

$45, BYO, Complimentary Sangria, cakes,  fruit platters, door prizes

THEME: Glitz & Glamour

DJ Debs from Christchurch

Our DJ tonight promises to keep you dancing all night and while you indulge in great music sample some of our complimentary homemade Sangria and beautiful fresh fruit platters.  A small selection of red and white wines will be available to purchase at $5 a glass for those who don’t want to BYO. Dress up to the Nines!

Sunday 19 November

Grey Lynn Community Centre

510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Here’s a map

2pm – 5pm

$25

THEME: Spring!

DJ Iain from Wellington

We farewell our tango friends at this our final relaxed milonga.  Wear something bright and flowery fitting of a Spring day!  That includes you too guys – love to see some of those gorgeous floral shirts. Feel free to bring a wee plate to share, soft drinks, nibbles  and water provided.

Dec
2
Sat
2017
The Tango Music Workshops + Mini Milonga @ Pasion Por Tango
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

For the first time, we have the talented musician (Stu) + the best DJ in New Zealand (Stephan),

both come together to share all they know about

The pulse and phrasing of tango music | exercises to self-check accuracy of “dancing in time” |

The History of Tango Orchestras and the secrets of a DJ!

+ These three workshops are all about THE Tango Music, they are not ‘dance’ classes

but feel free to dance during the refreshment breaks and at the Mini Milonga!


 

~ THE PROGRAMME ~

 

Workshop Nr 1 –  History of tango orchestras: D’Arienzo – di Sarli – Pugliese
12.30pm~2.00pm (Stephan R.)

This workshop will explore the development of some of the most important Golden Age Tango orchestras. We will explore the musical background, influences, setup and idiosyncracies of each orchestra. By listening to examples of their music we will learn how their sound changes over time and how to identify them when dancing during the milonga.

 

~~~~~~~~ One Tanda Refreshment Break – 2.00pm~2.15pm ~~~~~~~

 

Workshop Nr 2 – Recognising the eight-beat phrases
2.15pm~3.00pm (Stu J.)

Recognising and moving in time to well-known eight-beat phrases in even-tempo rhythmic tunes by rhythmic orquestas

• Hearing the pulse and phrases
• Finding the start and resolution of phrases
• Simple exercises for dancers to do in own time to improve recognition of phrases and to self-check time is maintained throughout a tune

 

~~~~~~~~~~Two Tandas Refreshment Break – 3.00pm~3.30pm ~~~~~~~

 

Workshop Nr 3 – Tango-DJ workshop
3.30pm~4.30pm (Stephan R.)

So you thought tango DJing means just hooking up an iPhone? This workshop will give you an insight in the work of a tango DJ and will cover topics such as song selection, tagging, tanda construction tanda cycles, managing energy flow and others. The workshop will be of interest both to aspiring DJs and those who want to get a little more discerning about the music they dance to.

 

~~~~~~~~~~NO BREAK!! WE GO STRAIGHT INTO THE MINI MILONGA ~~~~~~~

 

 ¡Mini Milonga! 4.30pm – 6pm (DJ Stephan)

After the all day workshops, we can’t let you all go home that easy yet! We’ll take you straight into the mini Milonga with great music by DJ Stephan and the great sound system!!

 


 ~ Cost ~

1 Workshop – $10
2 Workshops – $15
3 Workshops – $20

Mini Milonga only – $5


 

Stephan Resch


Stephan Resch is tango dancer and DJ based in Auckland. Shortly after he took the first steps in Argentine Tango in 2006, he developed an interest in tango music. His every growing collection of music centers around Golden Age Tango Music from 1935-1955 but also includes some gems from the late 20s and late 50s. Stephan is a sought after DJ has been invited to DJ at events in New Zealand (New Zealand Tango Festival, Summer Tango in Nelson), Australia (BASH, Australian Tango Festival, Port Macquaire Tango Festival) and various events in Germany and Russia. He has a passion for the history of tango music which he shares through a number of workshops created especially with tango dancers in mind.

 


Stu Johnstone


“I have been a musician for over 50 years, learning and playing classical piano as a child, playing bass guitar and keyboards in rock and jazz bands in my teenage years, then after a few decades of business, taking up double bass in 1993, since when I have been the bass player for a jazz big band and a number of other Auckland Jazz and Latin bands.

“Fifteen years ago, Lorraine and I took to dance, starting with Ceroc and progressing through short periods of Salsa, West Coast Swing and Ballroom before taking our first tentative Argentine Tango steps in 2013. Today I consider myself to be no more than a reasonably competent intermediate Tango dancer.

“

In recent years we have attended many workshops and had private tango lessons with a number of the most highly regarded international maestros, including several specialised musicality classes with – Joaquín Amenazar – Murat Erdemsel – Christian Marquez “Los Totis” & Virginia Gomez – Pablo Garcia & Lorena Ermocida – Homer & Cristina Ladas. I am keen to share ideas about music, tango rhythms and how dance timing can be learnt and practiced.”


 

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Gloria & Graham Tango Workshops – Save the Date @ Takapuna Taitamariki Hall
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

Many of us know and love Gloria & Graham’s teaching already. But if you haven’t experienced their workshops before, you’re in for a treat.

A true Argentinian-Kiwi couple, she grew up in Argentina and he in NZ. Tango brought them together … and Christchurch became their home. Already experienced Tango teachers, in 2014 they took a year off for a “Tango-Immersion” in BsAs, receiving guidance from the “teachers’ teachers” and deepening their own teaching style. Read more about them here.

Workshop topics to follow. Enjoy as a series, or stand-alone. Open level. Be sure to mark it in your diary now.