Showing posts from November, 2008

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Have returned from amazing holiday. No tango, unless you count whales breaching beside the ship - an absolutely amazing sight. Mother and baby coasted along beside us and then the mother flipped her tail - baby followed. She did this a few more times, then she breached and dived. Baby was trying but didn't quite get it! My partner took this picture (he is the reason I was on the cruise - find out more)
Meanwhile I have added a follower's widget to this blog - if you write a tango blog or have a tango website do tell me ( about it... and I hope you will follow this one.
Now I am back I am dying to go to milonga. Some very good friends ran the Milonga de Mis Amores at Gladesville for me while I was away - and by all accounts it was a great night. Music by DJ Geoff was superb - as to be expected - and he sorted the sound system to remove the hiss that annoyed us last time. And Joseph sorted out the lighting to give it more of a Buenos Aires ambience …

Tango forever

I hope that I am still dancing tango when I am 82, don't you? Recently veteran American actress Cloris Leachman has appeared on America's Dancing With the Stars and won acclaim as the oldest performer ever to appear. Leachman and her partner Corky Ballas were the 7th couple to be eliminated on October 28. For me one of the
best things was watching the Youtube clip where Cloris gives judge Carrie Ann Inaba, a bolshie 40 year old professional dancer and choreographer, as good as she gets. Sadly Inaba seems to think the program is about dancing, not entertainment.

Not only has Cloris got America talking about her abilities and raunchiness, it has brought in work. Mel Brooks reportedly phoned her and asked to come to Broadway and take over a role he had decided she was too old to reprise in Young Frankenstein.

And she will be working on a Quentin Tarantino film with Brad Pitt in Berlin. There is more about Cloris and Dancing with the Stars on TangoAustralia website, including a …

New on Tango Australia

We've just launched our Directory of Tango Schools - and published the November newsletter. I believe that the Directory has the potential to be a great resource both for the schools to publicise their services and to recruit new members. And for new and wannabe tango dancers to find out about classes, schools, teachers etc. all in one place. Save a heap of time not having to Google 'tango classes woop woop'. However given the resistance of the schools to free publicity and creating public awareness that I have experienced in getting the Milonga Profiles off the ground and working on the Australian Tango Championships I won't be surprised to find that it is a very slow starter!