Last Minute Notes

Just a quick update to say that we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone who has booked a place at The Sheffield Tango Festival this weekend.

We continue to receive application forms and emails daily. While we’re happy that so many people wish to join us, numbers are limited and we’ve been fully booked for some time.

By fully booked we mean that there are no spaces left at milongas or workshops. Please do not turn up unless you’ve received a notification accepting your booking as, sadly, we’ll be unable to admit you.

If you have secured your place, on arrival you will receive a list of the milongas and workshops you have booked.

If you’re on the waiting list you will be advised should there be any cancellations.

Thank you for your understanding.

Orquesta Típica Andariega

Playing live at the Saturday night Primavera Ball at the Sheffield Tango Festival, 29 April 2023.

Orquesta Típica Andariega con Marisol Martinez, ‘Siempre Es Carnaval’. Recorded at the Milonga Parakultural, Salón Canning, Buenos Aires.

Fresedo’s ‘Siempre Es Carnaval’ (It’s Always Carnival) was written as a condemnation of consumerism. From the translation by Tanguito, Argentine Tango Academy:

How many live in fancy dress,
without realising they’ll remain like that!
How many listen to themselves without laughing!
This world is the stage
of a big non-stop cinema
that makes us shop.

Festival Booking News

Thank you to everyone who booked their place on this year’s Sheffield Tango Festival. We have now reached capacity and are unable to accept further bookings at the moment.

If you have asked to attend and have not yet paid, please do so before 20 February. Places are not secured until payment has been made.

If you wish to attend and have not yet applied, feel free to do so. You will be added to a waiting list and notified should places become available.

Please note that dance passes and any individual milongas or workshops need to be pre-booked. There will be no walk-in admissions to any milongas or workshops on the day.

Thank you for your enthusiasm; we look forward to seeing you in April!

Workshop Bookings

Please note that we still have a few places on the following workshops:

O&C1: Wonderful World of Structure
John Tan: Inside the Mind of a Tango DJ *

O&C2: The Cadence
L&G1: Short Combinations with Crossing Steps
L&G2: Understanding the Milonga Rhythm
E&E3: Cross/Parallel System
Orq. Andariega: Musicality Workshop *
Lucas Gastiarena: The History of Tango Part 2 *

O&C5: Leading or Dancing
L&G5: Playing with Paradas

* No partner needed

For further details check the Programme and Teachers pages on this website.

All other workshops are now fully booked, although we do have waiting lists.

13 January Booking Updates

Bookings continue to come in apace. Full dance passes and passes for individual afternoon and evening milongas are still available at the moment.

If you are intending to book but haven’t yet done so we recommend that you get your application in soon. (Especially those late-booking leaders!)

Workshops are filling rapidly. I’ve listed below those that are full or almost full. If you wish to book for other workshops it does help if you can book with a partner so that we can ensure a lead/follow balance.

If you still wish to apply for workshops listed as full you are welcome to do so. You will be placed on a waiting list and advised if places become available.

Note that for John Tan’s DJ Workshop, the Orquesta Típica Andariega musicality workshop, and Lucas Gastiarena’s History of Tango presentation, partners are not required. (And for those who asked, Lucas’ session will cover different material from his very successful talk last year.)

EE1 Ezgi Turmuş & Ezgi Sarıkaya: Embrace, Connection and Steps — FULL
OC3 Octavio Fernandez & Corina Herrera: Vals: Two Ways to Play with the Double-Beat — FULL
EE2 Ezgi Turmuş & Ezgi Sarıkaya: All About Giros — FULL
LG3 Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou: Disappearing the Pivots, The Milonguero Way — Space for 1 leader only
LG4 Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou: Vals Sequences to Love — FULL
OC4 Octavio Fernandez & Corina Herrera: Milonga: Rhythmic Precision in the Game — Space for 2 leaders only

Check the Programme Page for workshop dates and times, and the Teachers Page for further details of the workshops and teachers.