Welsh International Tango Festival

Wales’ 3rd International Tango Festival
26th-29th November 2021
at Swansea University

We would like to welcome you to the Wales’ 3rd International Tango Festival. 
The event will be run from Friday 26th November to Monday 29th 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
There will also be stalls selling clothing and shoes (ideal for Christmas presents). 
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!   

We are hopeful given the vaccine situation in the UK that we will be able to proceed with the event. Bookings are open but we will not be taking any money until at least the end of July.

Timetable

Friday

Welcome and Introductions:  19:00-19:15

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

Welcome Milonga 20:00-23:30.
Live music from the Christian Collazo Trio and Traditional Music by DJ Sian Fussell and Nuveo/ Alt Music by DJ Wayne Rozier.

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 Connection & Basic Musicality (Open Level)
taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 3a 13:00-13:50 Ocho Cortados for Tango, Milonga and Vals (I)
taught by Eduardo Bozzo


Workshop 3b 13:00-13:50 Embellishments for both roles (Open Level)
taught by Susan Pesticcio and Sian Fussell  

Workshop 4a 14:00-14:50 Musical combinations with dynamic changes for Tango Salon (I) 
taught by Eduardo Bozzo

Workshop 4b 14:00-14:50 Beautifully Blue (Open Level)​, taught by the Island Dance Wizards

Break/ Practica/ Stretching Class:
Unwind & Ready 15:00-16:00 
A chance to stretch out and prepare for the second half of the dance day with Helen Hedworth

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

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

Break/Practica 18:30-19:30

Milonga Ball 19:30-midnight.  
The ball will feature two live sets from Cabaret Tango and DJing from UTN who will be playing an equal mixture of traditional, nuevo and alternative music,  so that everybody has something to dance to. There will also be a hot buffet supplied and performances from Nick & Diana. 

Sunday 

Breakfast Cafe 9:30-11:00 Breakfast of cereal, yogurt and croissants provided 

Waking Gently 10:10-10:55 
Ease yourself into another day of fun as we slowly ramp up the energy levels with Helen Hedworth

Workshop 7 11:00-11:50 Canyengue, Charleston, Quickstep, Milonga Mash Up (Open Level). Taught by UTN

Workshop 8 12:00-12:50 Tango Blues Fusion (Open Level),
Taught by Island Dance Wizards 

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 Provided

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 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.

Lunchtime Class 13:00-14:00.  FREE Class in the Taliesin Create Studio, Swansea University with Urban Tango Nights.   

Class and Practica 19:30-22:30:  Free Class followed by a practica with Urban Tango Nights, held in Peppermint on Wind St. 

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

Prices

Booking Essential, for payment details please email or fill in the booking form below, bookings close midday Sunday 15th November

Weekend Passes

Full Pass 1 (Workshops 1-8, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£134 or £220 per Couple

Full Pass 2 (Workshops 1-6 Plus Workshop X, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£300 per Couple  
Only 8 Available   

Full Pass 3 (Workshops 1, 3-8 Plus Workshop Y, lecture, concert and 3 milongas)
£310 per Couple
Only 8 Available

Friday Pass

Friday Pass (Workshop and Welcome Milonga) £18 pp or £30 per Couple 

Saturday Passes

Full Saturday Pass (Workshops 2-6 and milonga ball) £85 pp or £160 per Couple

Full Saturday Pass 2 (Workshops Y and 3-6 and milonga ball)
£250 per Couple
Only 8 available

Saturday Pass 1 (Workshops 2-6) £75 pp or £140 per Couple

Saturday Pass 2 (Any two Workshops plus Ball) £65 pp or £120 per Couple 

Sunday Passes

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

Full Sunday Pass (Workshops 7-8, Lecture, Concert and Milonga) £50  

Sunday Pass 1 (Workshops 7-8) £25 

Concert Pass (Lecture, Concert and Chillout Milonga) £20

Milonga Passes

Milonga Pass (3 Milongas) £45

Welcome Pass (Friday Milonga) £12

Ball Pass (Saturday Milonga) £30

Chillout Pass (Sunday Milonga) £12

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.

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 Monday 25th October 2021.
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.
In the event that the ticket holder tests positive for Covid-19 and is therefore unable to attend the festival, the organisers will offer a ticket deferral to the next Welsh International Tango Festival (proof of positive test needed).
You have the right to resell your ticket. We request that you let the organisers know and provide names and contact details of the new ticket holders.

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