A Festival to end all Festivals

The countdown is on to the Sydney Tango Salon Festival which will be held from in the heart of Sydney from 2 to 6 October. The organisers have announced that 2014 will be their last Festival and they are going out with a bang!
We are truly privileged to have the magnificent Solo Tango Orchestra playing at three of the five milongas; to have the opportunity to learn from two outstanding dancers in the Immersion course, Christian Marquez and Virginia Gomez, 'Los Totis' and to continue workshops with Vladimir Khorev and Stella Missé and Gabriel Missé and Analia Centurion. This year there are also 3 free workshops on the history and music of the orchestras and workshops for DJs and musicians. All these are held at the Bondi Pavilion which is right on the sands of Bondi Beach.
Unfortunately there is a competing tango event, an encuentro, that weekend, which though 287 km away from Sydney will draw some of Sydney and Melbourne's dancers away. This is a pity both for the dancers who will miss out on a world class festival and also for the organisers.
However I am looking forward to meeting dancers from other parts of Australia and overseas, as I have done in past years, and to enjoying a very special tango event,  right here in my home town.
If you are coming to the Festival (and I hope you are) do look out for me! and introduce yourself... I would love to meet you.

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