COVID-19 Update

I hope you are all well and surviving these challenging and interesting times.

The committee has not decided when to restart our Tango activities as yet. Even when indoor gatherings are allowed, the 1.5 meter rule is expected to remain, meaning we cannot dance in pairs. One option may be to consider classes for solo drills if there is sufficient demand and would like to hear your view.

A couple of recent decisions the committee have made relate to the timing of the AGM and membership fees. The date of the AGM is yet to be set, but is planned to occur in September this year.

The committee has agreed to make a temporary arrangement for memberships between 01/07/2020 and 31/10/2020. This arrangement is to extend current financial memberships until 31/10/2020 with no new payment, and to offer current non-members new short-term memberships until 31/10/2020 for $10 payable in July-August. The membership will provide you with the voting rights at the AGM and eligibility for committee membership and office bearer positions for those who are interested.

The committee is planning to conduct a survey soon to obtain everyone’s input regarding the club’s future activities. We will let you know when the survey is ready.

Stay safe and stay tuned.

John Rallings
Interim President
Tasmanian Club de Tango

Bush Fire Relief update

Thank you very much to all dancers, spectators and stall-sale donors who attended First Friday Milonga held as Bush Fire Relief fundraiser on 7 February. The club raised more than $900, actually very close to $1000. We have donated a round up figure of $1000 to Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

We would like to express our special thanks to St Francis Xavier Church for donating the use of hall for us.

Tas Tango Club welcomes a new season in Sandy Bay

On Tuesday, 3 March, Tas Tango Club will start new series of Tuesday night classes and practilongas at our new venue, the Sandy Bay Sailing Club. Nestled in Long Beach Reserve it is a perfect location to quietly welcome autumn with beautiful tangos. The venue is situated upstairs overlooking the Derwent, which will give us beautiful water views in twilight and in the dark of the night.

Tango Tuesday: A new block of 6 classes (from 3 March to 7 April)

Venue: Sandy Bay Sailing Club, Long Point Road, Lower Sandy Bay. From the centre of Hobart, follow Sandy Bay Road and turn left just before the shopping strip of Lower Sandy Bay. You will find carpark at the end of Long Point Road. Please walk along the river side of the building towards Hobart direction to locate the stairs to the upper deck.


6:30 pm to 7:30 pm:                  Intermediate Class delivered by Shan. This class is suitable for those who have been dancing tango for more than a year.  Shan will instruct those wishing to acquire new skills and to brush up tango techniques.

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm:                  Beginners Standard Class delivered by Juana. This class is suitable for those who are completely new to tango and those wishing to consolidate fundamental tango techniques.

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm                Practilonga.  Stay and practice your tango skills and have lots of fun dancing beautiful Argentine Tango in a friendly, supportive atmosphere!

Cost:                                            $15 for the night.

Enjoy beautiful music,  learn new dance skills, make new friends.

See you there!





Tango for Bush Fire Relief

Our regular ‘First Friday of the Month Gala Milonga’ for February is being conducted as a fundraiser for Bush Fire Relief.

All proceeds  will go to helping people and wildlife affected by the devastating Australian fires.

Dancers and spectators welcome.

When:      Friday 7th February 2020   8pm to late.

Where:    St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, 61 Adelaide St South Hobart


To Dance           $15 or $15 plus optional extra donation

To Watch           $5 or $5 plus optional extra donation

BYO:     Drinks, glasses and a small plate of food to share (optional)

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Come and dance tango, have a great night  and help us raise money to support this great cause.