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El Firulete - a great read for serious tangueros

The internet seems infinite, just when you think you've found most of them a another great site turns up. Today I discovered El Firulete. Stories are good, well-researched and well-written - and interesting! I found an interview with Gabriela Elia, one of the judges with the Salon section of the recent Tango championship in BsAs very interesting ... for example "This year only young couples reached the finals. That’s wonderful, but they all danced the same way. It is not their fault, it is the style that is being awarded." ..."We should have been 10 feet from the dancers, and not to 60 feet. The salon tango is a reflection of the milonga, and as such it has to be appreciated form a close distance"..."There were too many people in each round, 11 couples dancing three tangos is too much".
And Tango Notation for Step collection...
"Unfortunately the good teaching of tango is underrated. It has to compete with the urge for instant gratification: to run…

TangoAustralia's October Newsletter

We're putting together the last bits into the TangoAustralia October newsletter... if you aren't on our mailing list, you can subscribe now - it's free and packed with news about what's happening.

Dancing for Argentina's children

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Begun in 2002 by four tango dancers who had visited Argentina at a time of huge economic and social distress, the Sociedad Para Los Ninos, now organises milongas and other fundraising to "to directly assist ordinary people who add value to the lives of underprivileged children in South America".
Two fundraising milongas have already taken place - in Brisbane on 25th July and in Melbourne on 19th September. Now it's Sydney's turn on October 4 at Marrickville. Should be a great night... live music, performances, auction and raffles - and lots of great dancing - I'll be going - hope all of Sydney turns up!!