With the flurry of big tango events in spring over, here’s my pick of the festivals, trips, workshops and other events happening from now to November.
Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July, both 6pm-11pm
St George’s Church, Brighton and The Roebuck Inn, Lewes
Back to back five hour milongas. Find all the info at tangorevolution.co.uk.
‘SHARING THE CORE’ WORKSHOP
Tuesday 11th July, 7pm-10pm
London Contemporary Dance School
Explore stability, somatic awareness and how they impact your dance in this workshop with Liz Koch and Adriana Pegorer. Booking essential. Find out more here.
TANGO MOVEMENT SUMMER PARTY
Saturday 22nd July
The Tab Centre, London
Kim and David’s summer night out, this year at The Light. Details here.
TANGO VALS WORKSHOP
Sunday 23rd July, 3pm-6pm
Ann and David’s popular workshop focusing on vals. Three sessions over three hours with breaks between sessions. Details and booking here.
CATANIA TANGO FESTIVAL
Wednesday 9th to Wednesday 16th August
Nine days (yes nine!) packed with workshops, milongas and a long lineup of visiting maestros. CataniaTangoFestival.com.
TANGO SECRETS INDIAN SUMMER
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, 7pm-11pm
Eton Dorney nr Maidenhead
Irina’s popular milonga in a special themed Bank Holiday edition. Highly recommended. Details here or join the Tango Secrets Facebook group for info nearer the date.
A LOS AMIGOS TANGO FESTIVAL
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September
An idyllic location for this autumn tango getaway. Three full days of workshops with leading maestros and three late night milongas. A-Los-Amigos.com.
THE QUEER TANGO SALON 2017
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September
Two days of seminars, discussions and workshops on a range of issues and ideas, following on from the successful Salon in Paris last year. Schedule to be announced – keep an eye on the website for details.
DORSET TANGO FESTIVAL
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September
The first of its kind for Dorset. Hosted by Leo and Tracey with a packed programme and maestros including the legendary Nito and Elba. Full passes sold out. Silver passes and Saturday milonga tickets available at tango-fandango.co.uk.
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October
Four nights of milongas and two days of workshops in the heart of Istanbul. Tango is huge in Turkey; visit during the festival to catch it at its annual peak. Early bird prices available until 1st August. ExpressTango.com.
VIENNA CALLING TANGO MARATHON
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November
Dance until your feet hurt with three days of tango in beautiful Vienna. Add on some time afterwards to see the Christmas markets. Registration opens 7th July. ViennaCallingTangoMarathon.com.
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