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New tango stars!

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It is always interesting to watch the winning rounds of tango championships/contests/challenges, whatever you call them.
For the first time one couple, Jimena Hoeffner and Fernando Carrusco have won tango, vals and milonga in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Championships.
So, if like me you are interested in the dancing, rather than the championships, you will find all their performances here.
This performance was filmed 3 months ago at Ideal before - you can see the star quality!!

Giving back

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Over a decade ago a group of enterprising Queenslanders organised a milonga to raise funds for the children of Argentina. They called their event 'Milonga Para Los Ninos' and over the years various events have been held around Australia - and the world - to raise money for those who help children who would otherwise live on the streets and in serious poverty. The people behind the charity made sure it met all the rules in Australia for charitable organisations and continue to do their best for the people they support.
Their latest venture is a milonga in Adelaide - in fact it seems to have grown into 2 milongas. Igora Designs together with Coriole Wineries are putting on a Gypsy Bread Workshop and Milonga. Now I don't normally plug individual milongas, even my own! but this one promises to be worth buying a ticket to - even it if involves a plane ticket as well. Lucy and Frank from Igora Designs will demonstate how to make their famous Gypsy Bread, then after a sip or two…