Vantango Newsletter July/August 2013

Vantango Newsletter July/August 2013
Claude and HazelBy Claude & Hazel

Hola Tangueras and Tangueros!

Milongas in Vancouver

First of all, thank you all for sharing in the 15th Anniversary of La Tangueria Esposito.  And thank you to Wendy and Lucio for hosting for the last 4 years, always with the help of Benji. Now they have passed the torch to Clarry and this last Tuesday was a great evening. Adrienne and Steven and Mike took some great photos which are on Facebook and I’m sure the group shot will soon be added to the Photo Gallery on the website.

And again thanks to Wendy for hosting the Wednesday Praxis with the help of her team – can it possibly be 10 years already? Vince and Adrienne will take over the Practica making sure we all still have an opportunity to practise and perfect what we learn.

In case any of the milongas take a break over the summer, please check the Calendar page on

The ever popular Granville Island outdoor milonga will be Saturday July 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the Granville Street outdoor milonga will take place on the four Saturdays in August.

Special Events in Vancouver

This weekend Vancouver’s favourites Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo will be here to give workshops and of course there will be a Gala.  Gabriela has the full program on her website  Fernanda and Guillermo are very much in demand so take advantage of the opportunity to study with them.

A new summer event is starting in Sidney-by-the-Sea on Vancouver Island. Every Saturday afternoon there will be dancing in the bandshell at Beacon Park Pavilion with visiting DJ’s; check out the list.  It sounds lovely and to avoid the cost of the ferry, you can head over there without a car and take the bus to Sidney – I think #72 but check with the organizers. We’re told the Pacific Buffet on the ferry is very good.

Regional Events

If you enjoyed classes with Cynthia and Toto, they will be teaching in Seattle this weekend

Seattle’s TangoMagic will be next weekend July 11 – 15.  5 days and nights full of tango!  With Master classes with Pablo Inza and Mariana Dragone – pre-registration required.  Workshops also by Alex Krebs and Oscar Casas & Anna Miguel. This is a chance to be part of a large festival without travelling too far.  This Thursday July 4 is the last day for the discount price for passes. Make sure you check the website for venues and last minute info

For those of you who adore alternative music, there will be an Alt Tango weekend in Portland the weekend of August 30 to be held at Tango Berretin.  Check for more details:

Events Elsewhere

Sorry for the short notice but July 11 – 14 Horacio Godoy will give workshops at the Toronto Tango Experience.  This is the first time Horacio will teach in Canada. We remember taking a very memorable musicality class with him in Buenos Aires.

And the Festival International de Tango is in Montreal August 11 – 13

Let’s enjoy some hot sizzling tango in the summer!
Claude and Hazel