Tango classes in Katoomba

Tango Blue Mountains, a not-for-profit organisation facilitating tango classes, workshops and milongas (social dances) in the Blue Mountains, launched with a bang earlier this year.

The organiser, Jen Hall, said the response had been overwhelming.

Tango time: There will be a social dance - a milonga - at Katoomba on Tuesday, March 28 from 6-9pm.

Tango time: There will be a social dance - a milonga - at Katoomba on Tuesday, March 28 from 6-9pm.

“The first course was completely booked out, and overflowing with extra people turning up at the door,” she said.

As a celebration of the completion of the first six-week course, there will be a milonga on Tuesday, March 28. As well as an opportunity to dance, there will be a performance by Argentinian teacher Santiago and Paige Walker.

Hall said: “It will be a graduation for the participants of the first level 1 course, as well as an opportunity for the community to get together and have a taste of tango.”

Dancing on Tuesday evenings, with Santiago, will continue.  There will also be a tango workshop with Paul Warren on Sunday, April 2. 

Tango Blue Mountains has found its home at Junction 142 in Katoomba. The church is a perfect place to dance, and what a great organisation to be supporting: Soul Kitchen provides nutritious free lunches on Sundays, and Food Rescue collects surplus food to give out as food parcels.  For more information visit www.earthrecoveryaustralia.org.au.

See www.tangobluemountains.org or come along to Junction 142, 142 Katoomba Street for the milonga on March 28 from 6pm – 9pm.