Spring Tango in Martinborough
9-11 October 2020
Spring Tango in Martinborough
29 Sept - 2 Oct 2022
Welcome to the 5th Spring Tango Festival
Bringing together dancers to the beautiful wine district of Wellington.
3 days, 4 milongas, including a breakfast milonga (with breakfast provided!)
and 4 great DJs await you.
"no teaching, no performances …. just joyful dancing in celebration of the milonga"
ALL MILONGAS WILL BE AT THE BEAUTIFULLY NEWLY REFURBISHED WAIHINGA HALL
8 Texas Street, Martinborough Town Centre.
Formally the Martinborough Town Hall
WELCOME MILONGA DJ Luis - Buenos Aires (TBC)
Friday 29 September, 8pm - midnight
A relaxed milonga to say WELCOME!
Refreshments will be served through the evening, bring your most relaxed and happy selves and get ready to party!
AFTERNOON TEA MILONGA DJ Maida - Auckland (TBC)
Saturday 1 October, 2pm - 5pm
Allowing you plenty of time to rent a bike and have a delicious brunch at a vineyard or to drive to Greytown for a spot of shopping in the morning- then come and have cups of tea and cake and tango the afternoon way. Wear something flowery for a Spring Day, that includes the gentlemen too!!
1920s MILONGA DJ Debs - Christchurch (TBC)
Saturday 1 October, 8.30pm - midnight
Tonight is the Glitz and Glamour event of the weekend -finally we get a chance to impress in beautiful 1920s paraphernalia.
Arrive fully decked out in your finest gear as a great night of dancing awaits you.
Yummy treats await!
BREAKFAST MILONGA DJ Martyn - Auckland (TBC)
Sunday 2 October, 10am -1pm
Yes you read it right - we are having a Breakfast Milonga! Doors will open at 10am for a tasty breakfast of croissants, fruit, meat and cheese, plunger coffee and tea. If fancy coffee is what you need to get you going, pick one up at a local cafe and join us for brekkie in between tandas.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
FESTIVAL WILL ONLY GO AHEAD AT LEVEL 1
PLEASE CHECK CANCELLATION POLICIES OF YOUR ACCOMMODATION
$135 for the whole weekend
Please do not forget to type your last name and STiM
PLEASE PAY CASH ON THE FIRST NIGHT OR INTERNET BANKING CLOSER TO THE DATE TO AVOID COVID REFUNDS IN CASE OF CANCELLATION.
1st preference given to those registering for the whole weekend and as a lead/follow couple. All others put on a wait list until partnered up.
Role balancing will be seriously attempted so please invite your favourite dance partner!
OUR AUSTRALIAN FRIENDS
Please register then pay in cash when you arrive to avoid pesky bank fees and non-arrival of funds.
HOW TO GET THERE
Martinborough is easily accessible by road, rail and bus.
Click here to read about transport options
Driving times are roughly:
1 hour and 15 minutes from Wellington
20 minutes from Greytown
1 hour and 50 minutes from Palmerston North
3 hours and 30 minutes from Napier and Hawkes Bay.
Here's the facebook page in case you want to hook up with a Wellington local for a lift!
There are many options for accommodation in the South Wairarapa Region.
The Wairarapa website has lots of ideas: click here to navigate your way through the region. But remember all the events are in Martinborough so make sure you can get from your accommodation to the hall …. or hire a bike for the weekend! It is very flat around here :-)
have some ideas about accommodation if you can find some people you want to share with - Renting a house for the weekend is probably the most cost effective way to stay.
If you're travelling alone try the local motels:
just google martinborough motels new zealand and you'll come up with some nice looking motels
Martinborough Top 10 have a camping site that has many cabins of different configurations as well
Another option is to stay in GREYTOWN just 15-20 mins drive away, a beautiful little town, with loads of accommodation options and shops!
You'll find something to suit your budget and needs!
THINGS TO DO IN MARTINBOROUGH
Shopping in Greytown
Cycling the Vines
Art, food and adventure also await
Click here for all the things to do in the Wairarapa
If participants cancel after paying I will refund the full amount less $10 handling fee.
If I cancel due to Covid-19 you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.
MESSAGE FROM ANNE-MAREE
Come and have a few wines, hire a bike and ride out to vineyards, cosy up in the cute town that is Martinborough, go for walks, socialise, eat at wonderful restaurants and rest as much or as little as you like.
Most importantly come and dance with us!
Yours always in Tango
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YOUR 2021 DJS were supposed to be
Deb Waltenberg - Christchurch
Deb became a DJ from her love of tango music and dance. She is a resident DJ at Sunday tango in Christchurch as well as guest DJ at local and national events and most recently Spring Tango in Martinborough.
Deb's passion for tango music grew from her many trips to Buenos Aires, dancing and listening to the beauty of tango in the traditional milongas. Over the years she has built an extensive collection of tango music and although her preference is for the Golden Age music, there are some other very special pieces that she shares from time to time.
Deb likes to see the tango music work its magic on the dancers and is always mindful that a DJ has to watch the energy of the dancers and adapt the playlist.
She likes to take the dancers on a musical journey and looks forward to seeing you on the floor at Summer Tango in Nelson!
Maida Zanaboni - Auckland
Maida arrived in NZ , from New York City, in December 2001 with her music collection. Listening to and collecting music is her bliss. The dancers joy, when they are dancing to a track that they connect to is her joy. As a dancer herself, her personal taste goes into my choice of music. In all our travels, she always make it a point to return here with new and interesting tracks that she’s heard from other DJ's, around the world. My aim is to keep the energy high and leaving the dancers wanting more."
Martyn Atack - Auckland
Martyn has been dancing since 2000. He opened his first milonga in 2006 and currently runs a regular practica in Auckland each month.
He regularly travels to Buenos Aires to catch up with his favourite teacher and prefers to dance in the downtown milongas, where the floors are usually crowded and the music is very traditional. This experience has informed his musical preference which would be described as “Golden Age”.
Martyn has refined his approach to structuring his music over the years and you can expect a three piece tanda in a classical format based on fun and recognisable pieces.
Luis Tabera - Buenos Aires
“I grew up in the city of La Plata, very close to Buenos Aires. I started dancing and listening to tango music when I was 18 years old, and since then I have been very passionate about it. I am learning more and more every day. I took part in many festivals as a dancer, organiser and DJ. I learned from the old milongueros the art of listening and I am passionate about old and classic tango without excluding modern and new tango music. Every milonga has something special like every dance partner. Playing music creates such a great emotion in me that I want to do my best in every event I am invited to. I like to observe the dancers and try to interpret the energy that is generated on the dance floor, by merging the orchestras in a harmonious way without losing the continuity.
I've been in New Zealand since March 2020 and it will be an immense pleasure to play music in this beautiful and long awaited Spring Tango Festival, for all those who want to dance, embrace, feel, laugh, enjoy and share this beautiful dance called TANGO.”