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Coronavirus pandemic and tango

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Tango is by nature a couple dance - close embrace, open embrace - the embrace is fundamental. This means touching and being close to another person, something we are being advised against. Hand washing and good personal hygiene have always been essential to healthy tango but never more so than now. Today WHO  declared Coronavirus or Covid 19, a pandemic.

Times will be tough for tango dancers and organisers. Dancers are likely to be in financial strife but milonga organisers and tango teachers are unlikely to be reimbursed by any government financial stimulus packages and will join other industries and services who will have to cope with limited or no income. Should this pandemic continue for months it is likely that some schools will not survive - and some events will not return. The organisers of festivals are likely to suffer the most. There will be no reimbursements from venues for cancellations, air fares for visiting teachers/Djs will not be refunded (airlines don't do refun…

Who came to Australia in 2019

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2019 was a busy tango... here is a list of who came our way...

The first visitors, Nick Jones and Diana Cruz, arrived in February and toured the country culminating with a production with Cadencia in Sydney in March.
Adrian Romeo Ferreyra arrived in Sydney in March.
Lorena Ermocida and Pablo Martinez returned to Sydney in May.
In the same month Anabella Diaz Hojman returned with Donato Juarez
July saw Beto Barsellini and Liz Doran in Sydney.
The following month Cecilia Gonzalez began her tour of the country in Sydney
Andres Laza Moreno and Eladia Cordoba visited Sydney in July, while Maximiliano Cristiani and Karina Colmeiro were hosted in Melbourne
Janna Lopez and Claudio Peralta spent September and October in Sydney. 
Alejandro Larenas and Marison Morales with Rodrigo Palacios will return with his partner Agustina Berenstein  and Iris Basak Dogdu spent a weekend in Sydney in October.
Dante Sanchez and Indira Hiayes (pictured) visited Sydney, Perth and Byron Bay in October/November
Rodrigo Pal…