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Sydney Dance floors are Disappearing!

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For about 7 years we have run a milonga once a month on a Saturday night. Over the years we have had to move venues for a number of reasons - and once again we face this dilemma.
The venue we have used for the past year at the North Sydney Leagues Club is no more. The club has decided to remove the dance floor and replace it with offices! Our quest for a new venue this time has brought home how few there are and we have been forced to put our Saturday milonga on hold for the time being. Clubs we have used in the past have disappeared because of they have become financially unviable for a number of reasons - or the land they are on is wanted for development. Excellent floors that have disappeared in this way include the Cooks River Motor Boat Club, the Brighton-le-Sands Fishos, North Sydney Anzac Memorial Club, Balmain Leagues Club and RSL clubs in Maroubra, Bronte, Botany, Kensington, Mascot and Clovelly.
One of the main problems with tango events in clubs is that our patrons don'…

Crowd funding for a new tango movie

Considering the rich material in the tango community with the dynamics and politics surrounding everything from individual relationships to the running of anything tango from classes to festivals, it is surprising that there are not more dramatisations of the tango world. So I am excited to see that there is a movie in the pipeline that is asking the tango community to help fund it's release and promotion.
Titled 'Glorias del Tango" you can check it out here with a trailer - I like the story-line - and if you do too you can donate to the project.