‘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.
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Hurrah! So pleased to say that bookings for Sheffield’s first international tango festival are going well. At the moment we are still taking bookings from leaders and followers, but before long we may have to start restricting bookings to ensure an appropriate lead/follow balance.
So a little reminder too that those who have booked milongas and workshops that your booking is not confirmed until you’ve paid.
A few people have contacted us to see if there is any leeway on the early bird price (due to end on 31 December), in view of Christmas expenses intervening. So… a little Christmas present from your organising committee: we got together, and after a few glasses of Malbec agreed that the early bird cut-off date be extended to 31 January 2019.
A very happy Christmas to you all, and we look forward to seeing you at tango in the New Year.
Sheffield Tango Festival flyers are now available. Please help us promote your festival by distributing them as widely as possible.
Pass them on to your dancer (and would-be dancer) friends. Take them to milongas and other dance events and ask the organisers if they will display and/or distribute them.
If you work in the Sheffield area you could display a copy on your office notice board?
Perhaps your local library would display them; most are happy to promote local cultural events.
And to other tango event organisers, we’d be happy to display your flyers in return.
You can collect from Sheffield Tango Festival committee members at any Tango in the Peaks class or event or from the Cambalache monthly milonga. Alternatively, we can post you copies; email Julie Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheffield Tango Festival teacher Felipe Slimobich dancing with Anastasia Pavlina Salazar to Preludio N°3 by Osvaldo Fresedo.
Thank you to everyone for all your interest in our first Sheffield Tango Festival. Booking requests have been arriving daily since this website opened.
Just to clarify a couple of points on the milongas:
1 All three evening milongas are two-room events. In the Main Ballroom we’ll have traditional tango in tandas with cortinas. The use of mirada and cabaceo is encouraged. In Ballroom 2 you’ll find alt, neo and nuevo tango in the evenings.
2 The Tea Dances on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in Ballroom 2 will be mainly traditional tango.
3 Both Ballrooms have excellent wooden dance floors.
Sheffield Tango Festival teachers Maria Filali and Eloy Souto dance to No Me Escribas, Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese with Alberto Morán.
Sheffield Tango Festival teachers Gonzalo Capitani and Carolina González dance to Osvaldo Pugliese’s Nochero Soy at Encuentro de Tango con los Grandes Madrid in 2013.
Famous as “The Steel City”, Sheffield today is still a vibrant city of innovation bursting with character and creativity, as Roger McGough‘s poem in the Winter Garden suggests. And in how may other cities can you dance tango at least four nights a week?
Find out more about Sheffield here.