Club events in November

There are some changes to our normal monthly schedule this November as there will be some extra events held by other organisers around Hobart.

There will be no FFM or MMM in November. Instead we are having a special milonga, which we named Milonga Beltane to welcome in the warming weather. In this milonga we are hosting Ben Renkin from Byron Bay as the night’s DJ.

Ben is coming down to Tassie to perform tango dances with Shan at a TSO’s concert “OBSCURA IV TANGO NUEVO” held at Odeon Theatre in Hobart on 17 November. For more info, visit TSO’s website.

Enjoy the night with fellow dancers. BYO nibble and drinks as usual.

Venue: St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, South Hobart

Date: Saturday 12/11/2022

Time: 8:00 pm till late

Cost: Members $10 per person, nonmembers $15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.

AGM & MMM on Saturday, October 22

Club members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting is to be held before the October Mid Month Milonga this coming Saturday. AGM starts from 7:00pm and Milonga from 8:00pm. Non-members are also welcome to attend the meeting as observers.

We would like to propose a theme for this milonga night. It is “mariposa” (butterfly). The butterfly is a colourful and seasonal subject. You may like to wear something related to butterflies, or just to be colourful like a butterfly…

Mariposa means a beautiful young woman. Mariposas who work at night and live a sad life often appear in tango. Those who admired them were saddened and suffered helplessly for them.

Moneda de cobre

Tu padre era rubio, borracho y malevo,
tu madre era negra con labios malvón.
Mulata naciste con ojos de cielo
y mota en el pelo de negro carbón.
Creciste entre el lodo de un barrio muy pobre,
cumpliste veinte años en un cabaret.
Y ahora te llaman moneda de cobre
porque vieja y triste muy poco valés.

Moneda de cobre,
yo sé que ayer fuiste hermosa;
yo con tus alas de rosa
te vi volar mariposa
y después te vi caer...
Moneda de fango,
¡Qué bien bailabas el tango!...
¡Qué linda estabas entonces,
como una reina de bronce,
allá en el "Folies Berger".

Aquel barrio triste de barro y de latas
igual que tu vida desapareció...
Pasaron veinte años, querida mulata,
no existen tus padres, no existe el farol.
Quizás en la esquina te quedes perdida
buscando la casa que te vio nacer;
seguí, no te pares, no muestres la herida...
No llores mulata, total, ¡para qué!

Lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti
(click here to watch a YouTube video with English subtitle)

BYO drinks and nibbles as usual.

Venue: Gibson Hall, Hobart Baptist Church, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart (Next of Elizabeth College, opposite of Shell service station). The entrance of the hall is located on the college side of the building.

Date: Saturday, 22/10/2022

Time: AGM from 7:00 pm, MMM from 8:00 pm till late

Cost: Members $10 per person, non-members $15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.

First Friday Milonga – October 2022

Our First Friday Milonga is coming up this weekend. Spring is in full swing with blooming flowers and busy birds. We would like to have a lively night to match the season’s liveliness. Come along and enjoy the night. BYO drinks and nibbles as usual.

Venue: St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, South Hobart

Date: 07/10/2022

Time: 8:00 pm till late

Cost: Members $10 per person, nonmembers $15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Tasmanian Club de Tango Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on the 22nd October 2022.

The meeting will commence at 7:00pm in the Gibson Hall, Hobart Baptist Church, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. A final agenda will be circulate closer to the meeting date.

Members are invited to forward items for discussion / decision to the committee for inclusion on the agenda by COB 6th October. Please provide some detail to of the discussion / decision requested so as to inform possible length of time to be allocated and any prior preparation that may be required.

Members are also invited to nominate themselves or another member for a position of the committee.

Positions are:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Ordinary Members (up to five positions)

Nominations should reach the committee no later than COB 6th October.

Click on this link for a Nomination and Agenda Item Form.

Look forward to your continued support and involvement in Tasmanian Club de Tango.

Mid Month Milonga – September 17

Our Mid Month Milonga is this weekend. Stroll out to North Hobart and join us in another spring evening of dancing. Joy of beautiful music and great company!

BYO drinks and nibbles as usual.

Venue: Gibson Hall, Hobart Baptist Church, 284 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart (Next of Elizabeth College, opposite of Shell service station). The entrance of the hall is located on the college side of the building.

Date: Saturday, 17/09/2022

Time: 8:00 pm till late

Cost: Members $10 per person, non-members $15 per person. Cash or EFT payment at the door.