Tango News from Tango Australia, March - 1st for 2009

Not much happens anywhere in January - and February was not much of a month round here - so we have finally got round to putting together the first of the TangoAustralia newsletters for 2009. This would never have done when I was a magazine editor - but then you paid for the magazine - this newsletter is free. '
So if you are interested in news about festivals, schools, bands etc. then do subscribe - you'll find the subscription box on the home page of TA!
There's news on the NZ Tango Festival in Wellington which has a fantastic line-up this year and if last year's rave reviews are anything to go by, it should be brilliant. Well worth the airfare to NZ - and it is excellent value.
News on new tango bands too. I love Piazzolla but I do wish they would all play more music for dancing, I like to listen to Piazzolla. You may not agree of course.
And tomorrow night is the last night of the Rose Bay milonga in Sydney, after nearly 8 years. The organisers are moving to a new venue. And while most of us won't miss the rattling roller door next to the poker machines, or the grumpy barmen, or the roar of the TV and the blaze of the enforced fluorescent lights - we will miss the good floor and the easy parking - and the familiarity of it. But everything has to change sometime...so we'll look forward to the new venue. I have been going to Rose Bay since they first began milongas there and the crowd was very small, I have watched it grow and become one of the most important milongas on the Sydney calendar.
The milonga moves to Wednesday and to the Dome at the Crown Hotel, Crown Street, Surry Hills. I wish Sophia and Pedro of Patio de Tango good luck with their move!


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