Welsh International Tango Festival

Wales’ 4rd International Tango Festival
25th-28th November 2022
at Swansea University Singleton Campus

We would like to welcome you to the Wales’ 4th International Tango Festival. 
The event will be run from Friday 25th November to Monday 28th November and includes workshops from some of the World’s top tango teachers and performers as well as local talent, a lecture and concert plus a a welcome milonga, a live music milonga ball with hot buffet and a live music chillout milonga tea dance

The event is aimed at all types and levels of tango dancer and we are sure no matter what your preference you will find something you enjoy. 
There is also limited opportunities to have private lessons from our guest teachers.        

​Please note Details, Time and Venues are subject to change!   

Bookings are open!

Timetable

Friday

Welcome and Introductions:  19:00-19:15

Workshop 1  19:15-20:00
Boleos with Heel Catch Calesitas, taught by UTN (Open Level).

Welcome Milonga 20:00-23:00.
Live music from Christian Collazo Trio and DJing from David BAiley of Learning Tango

Saturday

Workshop Y 11.00-12.50 Small Group Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz. This workshop will be limited to just 8 couples who will have the teachers undivided attention.  

Workshop 2  12:00-12:50 
To lead or not to lead? – Embellishments for both roles (Open Level) taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 3a 13:00-13:50
Volcadas (I) taught by Eduardo Bozzo


Workshop 3b 13:00-13:50 Having Fun with Milonga (Open Level) taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 4a 14:00-14:50
Cross and Double Cross (I) taught by Eduardo Bozzo

Workshop 4b 14:00-14:50
Introduction to Blues (Open Level)​, taught by the Urban Tango Nights

Tango Cafe: 15:00-16:00
Practica/ Break

Workshop 5 16:00-16:50 
Boleos (Open Level) Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz

Workshop 6 17:10-18:30 
Sacadas (Open Level) Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz

Break/Practica 18:30-19:30

Milonga Ball 19:30-23.30.  
The ball will feature two live sets from Cabaret Tango, and DJing by DJ Sian Fussell and DJ Wayne Rozier.
There will also be a hot buffet supplied by Goggi’s Cuisine and performances from Nick & Diana. 

Sunday 

Breakfast Cafe 9:30-11:00
Breakfast of cereal, pastries, granola, yogurt and fruit

Groove SCAPES 10.00-10.40
Gentle Groove dance class to stretch the muscles and warm up with Alison.

Workshop 7 11:00-11:50
Tango Paso Fusion (Open Level). Taught by UTN

Workshop 8 12:00-12:50
Tango Blues Fusion (Open Level),
Taught by the Urban Tango Nights 

OR 

Workshop X 11:00-13:00 Small Group Taught by Nick Jones and Diana Cruz. This workshop will be limited to just 8 couples who will have the teachers undivided attention.  

Lunch Break 13:00-13:30
Picnic Buffet

Lecture 13:30-14:10
Talk on the Instruments of Tango Music and the development of the Bandoneon by Mirek Salmon.

Concert 14:15-15:00 
A selection of Bandoneon music with Mirek Salmon.

Chillout Milonga Tea Dance 15:00-18:00. To finish off the weekend a chance to dance and socialise to relaxing music.  Live music from Tango Calor and DJing from UTN and TBC who will be playing a range of chillout music include tango, blues, smooth modern jive plus much more.

Monday

Breakfast 10:00-11:30. 
Breakfast in Zinco Lounge:  Meet up and have breakfast together in the city centre.  You pay for what you order.

Class and Practica 19:30-22:30: 
Free Class followed by a practica with Urban Tango Nights, held in Venue No. 1 

Workshop Levels Key
(Open Level)
(B) Beginner
(I) Novice/ Improvers
(A) Intermediate/ Advanced

Prices (prices shown in () are early bird prices and finish 10% on 1st October.)

Booking Essential, for payment details please email or fill in the booking form below, bookings close midday Wednesday 23rd November

Weekend Passes

Full Pass 1 (Workshops 1-8, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£160 or £265 per Couple (£145 or £240 per Couple)

Full Pass 2 (Workshops 1-6 Plus Workshop X, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£345 per Couple (£315 per Couple) 
Only 8 Available

Full Pass 3 (Workshops 1, 3-8 Plus Workshop Y, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£355 per Couple (£325 per Couple)
Only 8 Available

Friday Pass

Friday Pass (Workshop and Welcome Milonga) £22 pp or £38 per Couple (£20 pp or £35 per Couple)

Saturday Passes

Full Saturday Pass (Workshops 2-6 and milonga ball) £105 pp or £192 per Couple (£95 pp or £175 per Couple)

Full Saturday Pass 2 (Workshops Y and 3-6 and milonga ball)
£290 per Couple (£265 per Couple)
Only 8 available

Saturday Pass 1 (Workshops 2-6) £88 pp or £165 per Couple (£80 pp or £150 per Couple)

Saturday Pass 2 (Any two Workshops plus Ball) £77 pp or £137 per (Couple £70 pp or £125 per Couple)

Sunday Passes

​​Workshop X Pass (Workshop X, lecture, concert and Sunday Milonga)
£165 per Couple (£150 per Couple)
Only 8 Available  

Full Sunday Pass (Workshops 7-8, Lecture, Concert and Milonga) £60 (£55)  

Sunday Pass 1 (Workshops 7-8) £30 (£28) 

Concert Pass (Lecture, Concert and Chillout Milonga) £24 (£22)

Milonga Passes

Milonga Pass (3 Milongas) £55(£50)

Welcome Pass (Friday Milonga) £15 (£14)

Ball Pass (Saturday Milonga) £35 (£33)

Chillout Pass (Sunday Milonga) £15 (£14)

To book please fill out the contact form below stating which Pass you would like to book and if it is for a Solo dancer or a Couple.

Accommodation
We do not offer any accommodation, this will need to be booked separately. We are also not liable for accommodation costs in the event of a cancellation of the event.

Food
There is are a number of food outlets on campus and number of local pubs and restaurants within 20 minutes walk of the campus

Refund and Cancellation Policy
In the event that the festival is cancelled, the ticket holder will be contacted using the email address used to book the tickets and will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to defer their tickets to the next Welsh International Tango Festival.
Refunds will be paid via bank transfer to bank details provided by the ticket holder.
You have the right to cancel your ticket and receive a full refund up to and including Sunday 23rd October 2022.
Refunds will be paid via bank transfer to bank details provided by the ticket holder. Cancellation after this date will be at the discretion of the organisers.

COVID-19 Policy
It is very difficult to give a policy for the Festival at the current time as venue rules, Welsh Government laws and general guidance may change between now and the end the November.  Therefore we can only give what our current policy is:

  • You must register with us before you attend as we require your details for track and trace (booking onto the Festival counts for this point as we have contact details)
  • you must take a lateral flow test and be negative before attending on each day of the festival you are attending
  • your temperature will be taken upon arrival, if it is too high you will be asked to take a lateral flow test
  • do not attend if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms and if you develop COVID-19 symptoms during or after the event you must inform us
  • We strongly advise that you are double vaccinated
  • Under Welsh Government law beginning 15th November, COVID Passes will be required in certain venues including theatres (which our event is situated in). COVID Passes are valid if you are double vaccinated OR have had a negative lateral flow test within the last 48 hours.
  • Up to date guidance from the Welsh Government can be found here.

We provide hand sanitiser at our events. We hope that these measures will allow us to come together and dance safely. 

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