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    Tango News 16th July


    Hola Tango Lovers!  


    This week: Summary (Click on Day to see Details.) 

    1. Monday:   Supper Lessons and Practica in Parktown North with Ralph and Cheryl.
    2. Tuesday:   Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced Tango Lessons with Tony as well as a  Milonga at the Dance Junxion in Bryanston  .
    3. Wednesday  Beginners Tango Classes at La Casa del Tango in Norwood with Sonia,Intermediate/Advanced lessons with Emiliano at Last Casa del Tango in Norwood, Milonga at Factory on Grant In Norwood,
    4. Thursday: , Dance Cafe Lessons in Rivonia,   
    5. Friday: . Lessons with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood, 
    6. Saturday:  
    7. Sunday:    Emiliano will be hosting a   Milonga at  Spiceburg Check Website for Late Changes http:milonga this sunday   
    Here's to seeing everyone on the dance floor!


    Upcoming Events 

    Cape Town Tango Marathon registration now open

    Daily Digest

    Monday                                  Back to : This Week

    Tango Lessons, Supper and Practica in Parktown North.

    R335.00 per person per month. This includes supper and a half hour practica. Please phone Ralph Kahn on 082 481 9400 for further details

    The Tango Speakeasy was started in August 2001 and is owned and run by (internationally trained) Cheryl Borkum.
    See Photo Gallery for some of the Maestros she has trained with in Argentina and the teaching staff in Johannesburg


    Cheryl Borkum + Ralph Kahn
    Mondays only 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.
    Class consists of a one hour lesson follwed by a supper lasting until 8.00 p.m.  Practica from 8.00 - 8.30 p.m.
    Secure parking
    Location: Parktown North

     Tuesday                          Back to : This Week

    At the Dance Junxion  in Bryanston

    Private Tango Lessons at The Dance Junxion with Tony and Marda 

    Beginner/ Advanced and specializing in Tango Showdancing
    Cell 0836275142 


    Wednesday                                      Back to : This Week

    Sonia's Beginners Tango Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

    Contact Sonia on 084-8452470 for details.

    Milonga at Factory on Grant

    Emilianos Lessons at La Casa Del Tango in Norwood

    YOU KNOW WHAT’S NEW? I’ve came back from Buenos Aires with new ideas, new energy and new material.
    Have you done a beginners course? Don't stop improving your tango. Come to the intermediate and advanced courses with the argentine tango teacher Emiliano Fernandez.

    Professional Argentine Tango Teacher
    Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez


    Thursday                             Back to : This Week


    Tango Classes at the Dance Cafe. 

     ery soon!

    Tango classes are held from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dance Cafe. Experience the thrill of dancing Argentine Tango and improve your dancing skills, Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a delightful social and friendly environment. Our Instructors are professional and qualified to teach you the social basics all the way to competitive steps
     For more information call

    Terri Taylor   Manager



    Address: CNR Wessels & 9th Avenue Rivonia, 2191 Above the Post Office.


    Friday                                   Back to : This Week
    Tango Group Classes with Sonia at La Casa del Tango in Norwood.


    For more information on Sonia please visit her website at


    Saturday                            Back to : This Week


    Sunday                             Back to : This Week

    Sunday Milonga hosted by Emiliano at


    Sunday evening is Tango time! We are ba­ck to dance in SPICE­BURG Indian cuisine, come from 7 pm to 10 pm to share a sun­downer or to have yo­ur dinner. The best classic tango music, good energy and a friendly atmosphere!
    Come and recharge yourself for the new week! Word of mouth!
    Further information in the flyer.
    Emiliano Fernandez
    Professional Argent­ine Tango Teacher
    Facebook: Emiliano Fernandez
    081 508 4302

    Visit http:milonga this sunday  for the latest update and late changes  to the evenings schedule


     Upcoming Events:                   Back to : This Week


    Articles on Tango Joburg Website   Back to : This Week

    Visit The Tangojoburg Website to see the following articles ARTICLES

    Internet  Articles

    Is Tango Better Than Sex?


    Tango Teachers

    Private Tango Lessons in Johannesburg and Pretoria    Back to : This Week

    Currently these are some of the Tango Teachers who give private lessons in Johannesburg. You may contact them directly or click on the links to their websites to find out more about them.


    Sonia Burdett: Studio Location Norwood. R370 per hour for 1 or 2 persons. Will travel within 10Km from Norwood R400 per hour. Tel 084-8452470 . email Website www.afromambo.wordpress .com

    Bert Frahm : Studio Location Northcliff, Norwood,Tel 084 487 8445 , email, website   Click on Link to see Berts  Profile 

    Dance Cafe:Studio Location Rivonia. Teachers Colin,Terri,Pule,Herril ,Tel Terri 0711024001, email, website

    Emiliano Fernandez: Studio Locations Melville.Norwood,Pretoria . Tel 081-5084302, email  website

    Tony and Marda : Studio Location Dance Junxion
    Beginner/ Advanced and specializing in Tango Showdancing
    Cell 0836275142 



    Leander teaches  Monday to Friday, and on the odd occasion, on Saturdays. Normally starting 8h30, finishing sometime between 20h00 and 22h00. Fridays fin at 6pm. Saturday mornings only (‘till about 13h00). Could also look at Sunday mornings, but only group classes. He has an apprentice who can help very beginners.


    In the Country      Back to : This Week

    Argentine tango is danced in other cities throughout South Africa.
    There is now a newly-created Tango calendar for everything happening in Cape Town:
     The idea is that it's a non-partisan source that offers a comprehensive and easy overview - all classes and events, updated frequently, as accurately as possible.
     There also a page with contact details for all the local organisers and teachers, links to their sites, and a google map with all the Tango locations pinned, to help the local community and visitors. 

    Tango Internet Resources      Back to : This Week

    Tango Joburg  Website 

    This website  offers information about Argentine tango events in the greater Johannesburg area.
    The site includes information about teachers, milongas and practicas. It also offers general information about tango in other parts of South Africa and a gives a hint of some of the other dance opportunities in the greater Gauteng area.
    It is administered by tango lovers in the area.


    Free Tango Instruction Videos on Learn to dance Tango Phoenix

    Our mission: to create the best resource for tango learning. Entirely free.

    We have 274 Argentine Tango dance videos which give detailed instruction. They have comments, video section bookmarks, articles and a list of independent musicians.

    Tango Videos on youtube Tango TV

    This link takes you to a site where you can see numerous videos on Tango Festivals, Shows, Performances , and Lessons

    Tango Tensity Series of Instructional videos

    Lesson 5 The change of lead

    Lesson 4 The Tango Embrace

    Lesson 3 Walking Lateral

    Lesson 2 Walking Linear

    Lesson 1 The Tango-Tensity Line Dance

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