Primavera: The Sheffield Tango Festival

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‘Primavera’ Sheffield’s first Tango Festival 3-5 May 2019. With top teachers and DJs from Buenos Aires, Spain and the UK. For further details check out the menu at the top of this page.

We shall continue to add news and information, pictures and videos so be sure to bookmark this page!


DJ Programme

Friday 3 May
Main Room: 20:30-01:00 Bärbel Rücker
Alt Room: 20:30-22:45 Chris Storey
22:45-12:45 Jean-Marc Vandel

Saturday 4 May
Tea Dance: 14:00-17:30 Paul Strudwick
Main Room: 20:30-02:45 John Tan
Alt Room: 20:00-22:15 Djneo Tanguero
22:15-00:30 Jean-Marc Vandel
Nocturna 00:30-01:15 Jean Marc Vandel
01:15-02:45 Chris Storey

Sunday 5 May
Tea Dance: 15:30-17:30 Felipe Slimobich
Main Room: 20:00-01:00 Anna Jorgensen
Alt Room: 20:00-22:15 Nicky Ross
22:15-00:30 Gabriel Kapellmann

Festival Dinner Bookings

A final reminder that the deadline for dinner bookings at the Festival on Saturday and Sunday is midnight tomorrow Monday 22 April. Menu details here:

Saturday Dinner Main Option 1: Quiche Lorraine with salad
Saturday Dinner Main Option 2: Leek and mushroom quiche with salad (vegetarian)
Saturday Dinner Pudding Option 1: Chocolate Fudge Cake
Saturday Dinner Pudding Option 2: Jam Roly-Poly and Custard

Sunday Dinner Main Option 1: Roast Turkey with broccoli, carrots, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding
Sunday Dinner Main Option 2: Sliced Quorn Fillet with broccoli, carrots, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding (vegetarian)
Sunday Dinner Pudding Option 1: French Apple Tart and Custard
Sunday Dinner Pudding Option 2: Carrot Cake

Main courses are £5.00, puddings £2.00.

Email your orders to

Still want to book…?

Over the past couple of days we’ve had many calls and messages from dancers wishing to book dance passes and/or workshops or tickets for particular milongas. We are happy to do all we can to help, but can we ask those who are able to to please complete a booking form on the Festival website. This makes it much easier for us to keep track of bookings. If you really do have a problem with this we will complete one for you, but it’s much better for everyone (saves a lot of to’ing and fro’ing!) if you do it yourself. Many thanks.

The form is on the ‘Bookings and Prices’ page (link above), but to save you scrolling you can just click here.

Are you coming, have you booked?

Primavera, the First Sheffield Tango Festival, is now only three weeks away. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to a wonderful weekend of Tango… with a few special surprises still to be announced!

We have had an amazing response and we have over 200 people booked to attend the festival from the UK and overseas. We do, however, have an upper limit on the number of people allowed so if you are planning to come to the festival please book to avoid disappointment.

If the upper limit is reached before the Festival weekend, we are sorry but there won’t be any entries allowed on the door. We will keep you up to date on this website and out Facebook Page.


Workshop Updates Again…

The following workshops are now full and no further bookings can be accepted:

F3: Intermediate/Advanced: Ganchos and boleos with varying dynamics.

GC1: All levels: Technique in couple; connection, pivot, ochos. Lead and reaction.

GC2: Intermediate: Sacadas for everyone; technique, application, combinations.

ME5: Intermediate/Advanced: Global Studies. What, When How? What…which structure do we choose to use? When…study of some precise elements of vocabulary. How…to use these structures with the music.

Most other workshops are now reaching capacity. Please don’t leave it too late to book!

New addition to STF DJ List

Jean-Marc VandelWe’re pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Vandel is coming over from Switzerland to join our DJ team in the Alt/Nuevo/Neo room. Since 2005, Jean-Marc has been actively promoting the cause of Neotango by organizing the only Neolonga in the Lake Geneva region. An avid and eclectic music aficionado, he likes mixing different styles in his sets, in which he strives to find the perfect balance between well-known pieces and new ones.

Watch this space for alt room DJ programming details.