We are very sad to say that we feel we have no choice but to cancel the Festival this year’s Primavera Sheffield Tango Festival. We waited, hoping that this would not be necessary but now that we have all been advised not to go out socially and not to do any non-essential travel there is clearly no option.
Thank you for your confidence and hope – none of you had actually already cancelled! We will of course refund the payments you have made, but please be patient as this will take a little time. We have been in touch with the wonderful teachers and musicians who were booked to come to Sheffield and they are already telling us they will be happy to come at another time. Our own teachers, Lucas and Melanie, may not get back for a while travel restrictions from Argentina are in place, but we know that when the time is right and we can safely embrace with confidence we shall all be overjoyed to dance again together locally, nationally and internationally.
If you have booked through us to stay at the Rutland Hotel, we can cancel that reservation for you this week and there will be no charge. If you have booked privately to stay at the Halifax Hotel, you should cancel your own booking, but we have informed them that we are cancelling the event so that they are aware of the situation.
In the meantime, please look after yourselves, your families and friends – stay safe – listen to lots of lovely music and do some practica when you can. Teachers are already being creative in ways in which they can share some learning and we’re sure that this idea will spread!
We are all sending big virtual tango hugs to every one of you – we will certainly be planning future events for you to join us in our very friendly tango environment in Sheffield!
In response to several enquiries we regret to confirm that there will not be a Sheffield Tango Festival in May of this year (2021).
We’re keeping everything crossed for 2022!
As soon as we have any further news we’ll let you know here and on the Sheffield Tango Festival Facebook page..
Stay safe. Keep listening to the music and dance whenever you can.
We are sorry not to be seeing you for a weekend of Tango hugs with friends old and new but we are already planning The Primavera Festival 2021!
Abrazos, stay safe and hope to see you soon, from the Sheffield Tango Festival Committee xx
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
By now everyone who booked to attend the 2020 Festival has been sent an email describing how to obtain your refund. If you can’t find it, please check your junk/spam folder. If you still can’t find it please email email@example.com
Julie has been gradually working through your email replies and all refunds so far requested have been made.
Soon we’ll be able to start planning for 2021!
With very best wishes from the Sheffield Tango Festival committee.
At this time the Sheffield Tango Festival 1-3 May 2020 is still going ahead, although we are of course monitoring the situation as it develops.
We feel we should inform you, however, that we have received a message from Mariela and Guillermo letting us know that due to the ongoing Corona virus situation their tour in Europe over the coming months has had to be cancelled. One of the festivals they were due to teach at was our Sheffield Tango Festival. They are upset that they will not be able to teach in Sheffield this May and wish everyone good health.
We understand that those of you who have booked workshops specifically with Mariela and Guillermo may want to change or cancel their workshops. We are at this time considering other excellent teachers who may be able to teach similar workshop topics at the Festival. We will of course keep you up to date with all Sheffield Tango Festival news.
We would like to thank you for your understanding and patience at this time and wish you all well.