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From the Chair

We are now able to book for Murat's and Sigrid’s workshops on TryBooking.  Their PTC workshops will be on Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March in the daytime and Monday 19th March in the evening. 
Here is the workshop link:

And more information about their workshops can be found here

Don’t forget to start that weekend off with a wonderful Masquerade Gala Milonga on Friday night, 16 March ($20 for members, $25 for non-members).
You can book for the Milonga on: 
Remember, places are strictly limited for both events so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Members who would be prepared to spend some time and/or energy helping out are encouraged to contact Lidia by email or speak to any committee member.  We need more people than you might think to organise and run events like these and it is a real opportunity to ‘act, belong, commit’.

We are also in need of a cleaner on a weekly basis. This is a paid position and you can earn yourself $60 for two hours a week keeping our club sparkling clean.

I have a list of what is involved. I have done it myself, so it is not difficult. If you are interested, please email me and I will walk you through it. We have contracted this job out for a number of years and I would like to offer it to members first before going outside the club, if necessary.

We are attempting to streamline our operations in all areas but even so, members who are willing and able to take on essential tasks are increasingly thin on the ground. 

Work and other commitments seem to fill our time and take our energy and many (all?) of us struggle to fit in yet another job.  This is absolutely understood.  If we are not to cut back on some of our events, one option is to hire a part time manager/administrator.  This would necessitate an increase in fees and is just an option.  At this stage no formal discussion has taken place but I’m flagging this to let you know that our plea for more helpers is real and urgent. 


This week at Perth Tango Club

Tuesday  20 February

  • Practica for all members, 7.30 pm - 10 pm with DJ Elena

Wednesday 21 February

  • Milonga Roja, 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm with DJ Derk
  • Couples classes, 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm with Wendy and Joe

- see details below

Thursday 22 February

  • free 'taste of tango' class, 7.00 pm -7.30 pm with Michael and Marzena
  • beginners' class, 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm with Michael and Marzena
  • levels up to intermediate class, 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm with George/Elena / Natasha

- see details below

Friday 23 February

  • Tango Cafe, 8.30 pm - late with DJ Sam

Sunday 25 February

  • Practica Domingo, 3 pm - 5 pm with DJ Ross
  • the Ghetto 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm with DJ Svetlana

PTC regular class details


6 weeks of tango tuition for couples at all levels with Wendy and Joe. You'll have semi-private tuition with what you want to work on, whether it is connection, technique, lead and follow, or just get some tips on how to negotiate around the dance floor and what steps to use when. 

  • please arrive at 6.45 pm to register 
  • cost per person is $10 per week or $50 for the 6 weeks.   


TASTE OF TANGO -  Thursday 7.00 pm -7.30pm. This is a free 1/2 hour taster/practice/refresher - an introduction to tango.  This is for anybody who is curious about this intriguing dance from Argentina and would like to ‘dip their toes in the water’.
Teachers - Marzena Cichon & Michael Hampson.
TANGO BASICS - linear movements, Thursday 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm. This course covers the basic linear movements, structures and music of tango. No previous experience is required. This course is also useful for dancers who are coming back to tango after a long break or wish to revisit  tango basics. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 8 February 2018. Please note that "Taste of Tango" is a part of the "Tango Basics" course and students should arrive at 6.50pm ready to start the course at 7pm. Please arrive at 6.45pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course.
Teachers - Marzena  Cichon &  Michael  Hampson.
TANGO GIROS - Circular Movements - Thursday 8.30 - 9.45 – This course is an introduction to circular movements and covers turns & pivots. This course is for people who have completed the Tango Basics course and are keen to further  their skills. This is an 8 week course commencing on the 8 February 2018. Students should arrive at 8.20 pm ready to start at 8.30 pm. Please arrive at 8.15 pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course. There will be an opportunity for students to practise after the lesson.
Teachers - George Edwards/Elena Parker/Natasha Richardson
DECONSTRUCTING & RECONSTRUCTING TANGO, MUSICALITY AND PHRASING IN THE DANCE -This 8 week course commences 8.30pm 8th February 2018 and will run concurrently with the Tango Giros course. Please arrive at 8.15 pm if you are registering and /or paying for the course. There will be an opportunity for students to practise after the lesson.
Teachers - George Edwards/Elena Parker/Natasha Richardson
Course Details
Past students have asked for a course to help them put together the phrasings of tango they have learnt and other aspects of the dance.
In response to their request we have formulated "Deconstructing & Reconstructing Tango,  Musicality and Phrasing in the Dance".
Deconstruction   the course will look at

  • the various common tango dance phrases and the basic steps on which they were built
  • how and if these common phrases can be broken into smaller sub-phrases

Reconstruction   the course will explore

  • how the basic steps and sub-phrases can be used to formulate other phrases and combinations of phrases
  • the students will be led in exploring and developing their own phrases

Musicality  & Phrasing in the Dance
Here  we will review using different tango tracks

  • what phrases are appropriate to use and where to use them to complement the music
  • students will be provided with various tango tracks and expected to familiarise themselves with the music so that they are able to anticipate the different musical phrases and try to explore for themselves what dance phrases will match the musical segments.    

To dance well you need to be familiar with the music - that means collecting and listening to music.
We always dance better to music we know than to new unknown music.

If you are interested and wish to register for any of the Thursday coursesplease email to book your place. Please provide your full name and contact phone number and also the full name, contact phone number and email address of anyone else you are wishing to register in your email.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
It is not necessary for you to attend the courses with a partner. The teachers will try to organise volunteers among club members to balance follower/leader numbers. In order for us to organise this you need to register early.
To join any of the PTC courses you must be a member of the PTC. The annual membership fee is $20 per year, 1 July - June 30.
The course fee is $60 for each 8 week course and must be paid before starting the course. Your payment will confirm your place.
Cost is $80 "CASH"  on registration - the PTC  have no card facilities ($60 plus $20 club annual membership fee)
Dancers who have previously taken these courses are welcome to repeat the course and it is acceptable to take both Tango Basics and Tango Giros concurrently if you have previously done Tango Basics.


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The Committee welcomes suggestions, comments, ideas and requests, which can be emailed to or placed in the red suggestion box near the front door.

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Murat's and Sigrid's private lessons

They arrive in Perth on 14 March and leave on 20 March. in addition to the workshops Murat and Sigrid will be available for private lessons which need to be arranged directly with them.

Watch them on the links below.


Come along and join others passionate about Argentine tango


Regular Weekly Events

Tuesday: Practica 7.30pm - 10.00pm


Tango Classes. Check club newsletter or Contact the Club -

Milonga Roja 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Thursday: Tango classes. Check club newsletter or Contact the Club -

Friday: Tango Cafe 8.30pm to late

3rd Saturday of month: Themed Milonga 8.30pm to late

5th Saturday of month (if there is one): Tango Vida 8.30pm to late

Sunday: Practica Domingo 3.00pm-5.00pm

Plus The Ghetto Milonga featuring alternate music every second and fourth Sunday 7-9pm