Tango Fandango - the House of Argentine Tango
Dorset Tango Festival

The Dorset International Tango Festival

September 20-22nd 2019

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Now in it’s third year the Dorset International Tango Festival in Dorchester has established itself as a friendly and well run Festival that combines quality teaching in a relaxed atmosphere. We limit spaces on the workshops and milonga attendance so that everyone is able to enjoy the Festival in comfort. 

Just a few couples workshop or Leaders places left! Tickets for the Grand Evening Milonga will be available from July onwards.

This Year’s Programme…

This years programme consists of two packages. Both are identical in that they offer a drinks reception and milonga on the Friday evening upstairs in the Town Hall. They both offer 4 workshops and 3 milongas with live music on the Saturday evening. The only difference between the 2 are the teachers offered.

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The Cumparsita package:

Class 1 with Ricardo and Sandra

Class 2 with Luis & Elizabeth

Class 3 with Ricardo and Sandra

Class 4 with Leo and Tracey

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The Poema package:

Class 1 with Martin and Chiara

Class 2 with Ricardo and Sandra

Class 3 with Martin and Chiara

Class 4 with Luis and Elizabeth

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Both packages are £150pp. Secure your place with a £35pp deposit (non refundable) and the balance to be paid 1 month before. Early booking is advisable as places are limited and for the last 2 years we have sold out. The Saturday Evening Grand Milonga with live music from the Tango Terra Quartet will be open to people not booking on the weekend and tickets will be available nearer the date

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PROGRAMME BEGINS:

Friday 20th September

The Town Hall upstairs in the Corn Exchange

7.30-8.00pm

Welcome drink - Bucks Fizz reception

8.00-midnight

Milonga

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SATURDAY 21st September

The Poema Package

Workshop One

10.00 - 11.15pm with Martin & Chiara

Workshop Two

11.30 - 12.45pm with Ricardo & Sandra

Lunch 12.45-2.00pm - Fabiana will be providing a buffet - extra charge.

Workshop Three

2.00 - 3.15pm with Martin & Chiara

The Town Hall upstairs will remain open for practice or private lessons until 6.00pm.

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The Cumparsita Package

Workshop One

10.00 - 11.15pm with Ricardo & Sandra

Workshop Two

11.30 - 12.45pm with Luis & Elizabeth

Lunch 12.45-2.00pm - Fabiana will be providing a buffet - extra charge.

Workshop Three

2.00 - 3.15pm with Ricardo & Sandra

The Town Hall upstairs will remain open for practice or private lessons until 6.00pm.

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6pm - 7.30pm

Closed to reset for the evening

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SATURDAY 21st - Grand Evening Milonga 

with live music from Tango  Terra and DJ's Luis and Leo

7.30pm - Midnight downstairs only in the Corn Exchange

Ronda de Maestros

Performance with Ricardo and Sandra

Performance with Martin & Chiara

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SUNDAY 22nd Sept

The Poema Package

Workshop Four

11.30 - 12.45pm with Luis & Elizabeth

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The Cumparsita Package

Workshop Four

11.30 - 12.45pm with Leo & Tracey

Lunch 12.45-2.00pm - Fabiana will be providing a buffet - extra charge

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2.00 - 5.30pm

Afternoon Farewell Milonga downstairs in the Corn Exchange

Fabiana will be providing some delicious home made Argentinian refreshments

Performance by Luis & Elizabeth

Performance by Leo & Tracey

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Booking...

A £35 non-refundable deposit secures your place with the balance to be paid 1 month before. This can be paid by cash in person, bank transfer or Paypal, if by bank transfer or Paypal please get in touch for details.

Leonardo & Tracey

Leonardo & Tracey

Leonardo and Tracey are the hosts and organisers of 2 major annual Festivals in the UK. Leo is one of the most authentic Milongueros currently living in the UK. After 16 years of living and teaching in London, he moved to the Bournemouth area and together with his partner Tracey has established the largest Argentine Tango School in Dorset over the last 3 years.

Ricardo Calvo & Sandra

Ricardo & Sandra

Ricardo Calvo and Sandra Messina met in 2005. They are exceptional dancers that combine technical precision with elegance and humour which characterises their dancing. Their art is innovative yet traditional. They are much sought after "masters" offering a complete, organic and progressive method of teaching, making tango accessible to everyone, both amateurs and professionals. Creators of shows, they share their time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and travel around the world.

Luis & Elizabeth

Luis & Elizabeth

Luis & Elizabeth return to Dorset after a very popular debut at our recent Bournemouth Aires Festival. This couples teaching was a hit with many of our students and we are delighted to be able to welcome them back. They will be doing 1 workshop and a performance at the Festival and Luis will also be Djing for part of the evening with Leo on Saturday evening at the Grand Milonga.

Martin Acosta

Martin & Chiara

Leo’s son, Martin and his partner Chiara run the successful Tango Atelier School in Vienna, Austria. They have danced in Tango productions throughout Europe and in many prestigious venues - they specialise in the elegant Salon style of Tango. Always popular, we are happy to have them back again.

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Tango Terra

Terms and Conditions

The organisers reserve the right to alter the line-up of Artists/ DJs without prior notification.

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The promoter does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen property.

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By purchasing a ticket to the festival you consent to filming, sound recording and photography as a member of the audience and such material may be used for commercial or non-commercial use.

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The organisers shall not be held liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind.

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If the festival is cancelled, the organisers shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by the ticket holder, including but not limited to, accommodation or transport costs or any direct or indirect losses or damage of whatever kind.

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Tickets are not transferable or refundable

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The Tango Terra Quartet

We are delighted to welcome back to the Festival, the Tango Terra Quartet who were extremely popular when they played at last years festival. This popular quartet of musicians consist of Bandoneon, Piano, double bass and Violin led by Martin Espindola and are based in the UK and France.