Give & Enjoy: Join TangoSPA, tango for a cause.

Isla del Tango (Malta)‘s annual charity tango event was a beautiful event in collaboration with Carisma Spa and Qawra Palace Hotel. The event started with a taster class in Argentine tango by Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono followed by a milonga (social dancing). Meanwhile beauty treatments where offered for those wishing some pampering. Many thanks to Bilgi and Mustafa and the professional therapists who really know how to offer great customer service and know how to treat them beautifully!

The total sum donated to Dar il-Providenza is €292.70c.

Big thanks to all those who helped with promoting the event, donated, those who gave a hand with the set-up: DJ Lamanna, David for registration and Flora & Amanda for the photos and the Qawra Palace staff Mr Farrugia, Mr Cini and Brian!

In full appreciation
Aldo & Natalie

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Argentine Tango Taster Classy by Isla del Tango

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Join in a fantastic and fun TANGO & TREATMENTS afternoon on Sunday the 25th of January 2015!
2pm – 3pm: Tango Taster class for beginners – €5
3pm – 6pm: Afternoon Milonga at the Nightingale Club at the Qawra Palace Hotel – €5
2pm – 6pm a number of beauty treatments will be offered at the Carisma Spa at the Qawra Palace Hotel.

Pamper yourself with lavish beauty treatments before or after your tango and let’s splash in the warm pool at the end of the milonga .

Treatment List:
Face Mask – €15
Hair Treatment – €15
Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage (20 mins) – €20
(Free used of sauna, pool & jacuzzi with above treatments).
Use of only sauna, pool & jacuzzi – €5

This event is supported by the generosity of Carisma Spa & Wellness International and we thank them wholeheartedly.

ALL proceeds from the milonga and the treatments will be donated to Dar il-Providenza in Siggiewi.

Your SUPPORT is appreciated.
Email for bookings.

Tango Trabajadores MILONGA

Tango Trabajadores MILONGA
Wednesday 30th April from 9pm onwards 
(eve of 1st of May / public holiday).
Embarque de cereales, c.1936. Painted by Benito Quinquela Martín. Mural de la Escuela Pedro de Mendoza.

Embarque de cereales, c.1936. Painted by Benito Quinquela Martín. Mural de la Escuela Pedro de Mendoza.

The milonga is entitled ‘Trabajadores’ meaning ‘Workers’. We will celebrate the beginnings of Tango in the working-class port neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

SPECIAL GUEST Tango DJ Diana will be flying in from The Netherlands to provide the music. For those who have had the opportunity to dance to the music of DJ Diana know that this is not to be missed.

Friends and family welcome to join.

€ 5 at the door.

Event is hosted with pleasure and for your pleasure by Isla del Tango (Malta)

Bookings for tables are open.  You may choose to reserve seats / tables in the Leaders Section, the Followers Section, the Couples Section or the Public Section, Buenos Aires style.

For reservations & queries:

Tango DJ Diana

Tango DJ Diana

Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono  / Isla del Tango (MALTA)

Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)

Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses

tangoConnection1Argentine Tango Course…the next steps

We are happy to announce the course:  Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses between the 24th and 26th of January 2014.  This will build on the Fundamentals and Basics A.

Email to reserve your places soonest!

Introduction to Argentine Tango B: Experiencing the Connection & Crosses

Building on the substantial benefit of the fundamentals of tango, this course is focusing on the connection experienced in the open and closed embrace, taking the normal and alternate walks to a new level and introducing the outside walk.  Transitioning between the walks will be key to confidence building on the dancefloor  together with enjoying learning new steps like the essential the placed ocho and la cruzada.  Time for play with the low boleo for embellishment.  Course fee €60 including free practica session at end of course.  Email for reservations and questions.

Who:           Those who have already a good introduction to tango fundamentals by following Introduction to Argentine Tango A or otherwise and anyone who wishes to revisit them.

Workshop:   This course will take the format of a workshop. The beauty of the workshop is that we are working together on consecutive days, building from one hour to the next, from one day to the next.  We will maximise what we have learnt by practising in the following week without adding new material so as to let the body understand and absorb the tecnica taught in the workshop.

When:  Friday 24th January:  7.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 25th January: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Sunday 26th January: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

+ Free Practica Session (Tuesday 28th January 7.30pm – 9.00pm)

Where: Top Floor, Calleja Ltd, 31 Bishop Labini Street, B’Kara

What: Revision of the change of balance, normal, alternate walk and pivoted ocho.

Low boleos

Connection exercises

Outside Walk

La Cruzada

Introduction to the Musicality of The Tango – dancing to the rhythm

Introduction to floor craft – navigating corners confidently

Introduction to the close embrace

Price:  Price: € 60 (price includes tuition + a free practica session. Improvers (students of Isla del Tango who have already done the same course) may be eligible for a discount.  No reimbursements given for missed classes by students. Payments on first day of class. No deposit but commitment required as we work on trust basis.

Looking forward to continue guiding you on this wonderful journey of Argentine tango 🙂


Aldo Calleja & Natalie Debono / Isla del Tango

Isla del Tango School of Tango: Celebrating 16 years of Argentine Tango in Malta

National Day of Tango 2013

National Day of Tango
National Day of Tango
An assisted practica session in honour of the great masters of Argentine Tango.

Wednesday 11th December 2013 between 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Fee: € 6

 Reserve your place:

 VENUE:  Top Floor, Calleja Ltd. 31, Bishop Labini Street, B’Kara.

 Aldo C. & Natalie D. / Isla del Tango (MALTA)

Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)

Tel: 79603455

“There is a big difference between dancing in class, dancing socially, and practicing. You cannot get the most out of your dance without all three”.  The class is where you learn these things intellectually. You work out in your mind how the steps work, where your feet go and what your torso does. The practica is where you put this knowledge into your body. When your body remembers it for you, that is when you can reliably and comfortably perform the technique at a milonga, without worrying about whether you did it right. The only way to turn intellectual knowledge into body knowledge is repetition. Practice” Kara Ohlinger.