Welsh International Tango Festival

Wales’ 3rd International Tango Festival
26th-29th November 2021
at Venue No. 1, Swansea

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

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
Enganches, foot play and Sentada taught by David & Ann Bailey (Open Level).

Welcome Milonga 20:00-23:00.
DJ set by DJ David Bailey,
Live music from Los Firuletes and
DJ set from DJ TK.

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
Blues for Beginners (Open Level)​, taught by UTN

Tango Cafe: 15:00-16:00
Guided Practica with David & Ann Bailey and live music from guitarist Andreas Moutsioulis and singer Cristina Benezet

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 19:30-23.30.  
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 pastries, granola, yogurt and fruit provided in the Green Room Cafe

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
Canyengue, Charleston, Quickstep, Milonga Mash Up (Open Level). Taught by UTN

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

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
Green Room Cafe open

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 DJ Lorenzo Salzano 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

Booking Essential, for payment details please email or fill in the booking form below, bookings close midday Wednesday 24th 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   *SOLD OUT*

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  *SOLD OUT*

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.

Food
There is a Cafe on site called the Green Room Cafe, which is fully licenced.
There is a pub a few minutes walk away, The Marquis Arms.
There is also a Subway and Domino’s close by too.

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.

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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