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Vantango Newsletter February 2015

Vantango Newsletter February 2015
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
Thank you to our all the local organizers for our Vancouver milongas, practicas and classes.  As well, here are some extra events coming up here and in the region.

Santiago and Deborah are once again hosting Cynty and Toto to give workshops this week.  Check out the program

Only 10 days till the 18th Valentango in Portland Feb 18 – 23 hosted by Clay Nelson.  Great instructors, many from Buenos Aires, the best DJs, practicas and just lots and lots of dancing.  This Wednesday Feb 11 is the last date for the discount for registration

In Seattle March 13 – 15 Tony and Ilana are bringing the most elegant Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno to give workshops

And the following weekend March 20 – 22 is the Seattle Tango Marathon. Nothing but dancing!! This will be role-balanced and limited so you will need to get your ticket in advance.

Visit charming Port Townsend and their friendly tango community for a weekend Tango Retreat at the historic, possibly haunted. Manresa Castle April 17 – 19

Right here in Vancouver – Gabriela is bringing back Guillermo Salvat and Silvia Grynt for workshops and a Gala May 22 – 26.  Watch for more info

Seattle’s Tango Magic is a go again for this year with Maestros Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido and Virgina Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero. Dancing at the Salmon Bake Milonga while the sun sets over Lake Washington is unforgettable. July 9 – 13

Happy Tangos!

Claude and Hazel

Vantango Newsletter May 2014

Vantango Newsletter May 2014
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros

Of course we have a tango filled schedule right here in Vancouver and there are a few regional events coming up that you might be interested in.

Seattle’s TangoMagic takes place July 10 – July 14.  The Maestros this year are:
Sebastian Jimenez & Maria Ines Bogado (Buenos Aires)
Pablo Inza & Sofia Saborido (Buenos Aires)
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron (New York City)

Early bird registration discount ends May 15.  Check out all the info at

Rebecca Niemier has invited Richard Council to give workshops in Bellingham May 23 – 25.  Richard is an elegant dancer and a good teacher. Early bird registration discount ends May18. Full program on Rebecca’s Facebook page or email Rebecca at

And for a different tango festival, check out the Burning Tango festival in McCloud, California June 27 – 29  The Everything Pass is only US $64.  The village of McCloud is near Mt Shasta in northern California and you can hike, fish ..

And for Sage Advice to the Tango Forlorn, check out

Tangazos  Claude and Hazel

Vantango Newsletter February 2014

Vantango Newsletter February 2014
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros
Happy Chinese New Year.  And it’s time to let you know about all the wonderful tango events we have in Vancouver and elsewhere.

Special Events in Vancouver

Cynty and Toto have just left.  Thanks again to Deborah and Santiago for bringing them back.

Next in town for the first time will be Los Totis – Virginia Gomez and Christian Marquez hosted by Monica and Gabriel, and Vanya and Georgi.  Mark the dates – February 20th to 24th.  For the full program for workshops and milongas, check

Then Gabriela will be hosting the Spring Festival 2014 on March 14th to 16th with Guillermo Salvat and Silvia Grynt, and Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes. The program for the workshops and Gala is at!__events

Geraldine is hosting a special Masquerade Milonga weekend on March 22

Regional Events
Portland’s Valentango 2014 is almost here and this Wednesday, February 5th, is the last day to pre-register and receive a discount.  Details on And here’s a tip – check out the Prize page.

In Seattle March 20th – 23rd, Ilana and Tony are hosting Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno

Events Elsewhere
And if you have ever thought a cruise and tango would be so romantic, Patty Leverett from Seattle has sent us this invitation:

“Please consider joining us – it’s going to be sooooo much fun!!!” On the beautiful Golden Princess departing Seattle Sept 6th, 2014 on a 7 day luxury Cruise to Alaska – ports include Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Victoria, Seattle.  We’ll provide info on Tango Practicas & Milongas throughout the week’s cruise + free Tango survival Lesson for non dancing partners/friends. Details on the Events Page  Call & book w/ Megan Keller, AAA Washington, Seattle (D) 206-548-7802 (W)

See you soon so we may dance again.

Claude and Hazel

Mr. & Mrs. Tango 2011


Soi and Fran Isomura ” Milonguerus Emeriti “

During our fund-raiser milonga, Dec 6th 2011,  we were honoured to pay a tribute to our long time friends and ‘ageless milongueros’
Soi & Fran Isomura  for their passion, dedication and avid participation in our tango community events.