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STARTING IN A FEW DAYS! - Spring Tango in Martinborough - 13-15 October 2023

Supplied by Tango Libre.

Spring Tango in Martinborough: A Dance Extravaganza Beckons!

In just a matter of days, tango enthusiasts from Nelson and Tasman, and beyond, will be donning their dancing shoes and heading to the picturesque town of Martinborough. The 6th Spring Tango in Martinborough promises a weekend of vibrant music, passionate dancing, and unforgettable memories.

Scheduled for the 13th to 15th of October 2023, this event is a celebration of the rich and passionate world of tango. Hosted by Anne-Maree and her dedicated team at Tango Libre, the festival is set to welcome an eclectic mix of tango aficionados, both from New Zealand and around the globe. Tango lovers from Washington State, California, Argentina, Italy, Canberra, Melbourne, and of course, Nelson and Tasman, will converge for what promises to be an extraordinary weekend of dance.

The entrance to the Martinborough Town Hall. Photo R Therkleson.

For those who may have been on the fence about attending, the message is clear: it's not too late to join the party! Whether you're an experienced dancer or just starting to explore the world of tango, the Spring Tango in Martinborough welcomes all. With a diverse range of options, including individual milongas, you can tailor your experience to suit your schedule and dancing preferences.

Here's a quick rundown of the ticket prices:

  • Friday Night: $40
  • Saturday Afternoon: $35
  • Saturday Night: $55
  • Sunday: $40

But it's not just about dancing. Remember, before you tango, don't forget to vote! There's a voting station in Martinborough, ensuring you can fulfill your civic duty during this lively weekend.

Payment options are convenient, with the added bonus of an ANZ ATM in Martinborough for those who prefer cash transactions. You can also pay online at your convenience or in cash when you arrive.

The Martinborough Town Hall 1914 two years after it was built. Photo supplied by Martinborough Museum.

The event boasts a fantastic lineup of DJs, each offering a unique musical journey for your tango experience. With Brendon Varcoe from Nelson, Maida Zanaboni from Auckland, Luis Tabera from Argentina, and Craig Barkworth from Wellington, you're in for a delightful and diverse tango adventure.

Adding to the festivities, there are themed nights to look forward to:

  • Friday Night: Let's Go Disco
  • Saturday Afternoon: Floral (yes, that includes the gentlemen!)
  • Saturday Night: Shine Like a Diamond (think glamorously fabulous)
  • Sunday Morning: Denim & Diamonds (relaxed with a touch of special)

And here's a thoughtful touch: a pre-loved table of tango goodies. If you've got tango shoes and outfits looking for a new home, bring them along with your name, mobile number, and price tag. It's a great way to share the tango love.

So, if you're in Nelson or Tasman, or just a tango enthusiast from anywhere else, Spring Tango in Martinborough awaits! Share the news with your tango-loving friends, and let's make this a weekend to remember. For more information and detailed milonga info, visit the website linked below.

Anne-Maree and the Tango Libre team are ready to welcome you to Martinborough for an unforgettable tango experience. See you on the dance floor!

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Don't miss out on this incredible tango extravaganza! Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a newbie looking for an unforgettable experience, Spring Tango in Martinborough is the place to be. Join us for a weekend of passion, music, and dance in the heart of New Zealand's stunning Martinborough.

Martinborough Main Street

Martinborough Square

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