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: info@isladeltango.com

Tango DJ Diana

Tango DJ Diana

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

Isla del Tango School of Argentine Tango (est 1997)



argentine tango FIESTA DE QUINCE: 25-27 October ’12 – DANCERS


A perfect occasion to visit Malta – the beautiful Mediterranean island that has long been on your bucket list.  The right opportunity is happening…

Fiesta de Quince:  25 – 27 October 2012

Block the dates in your diary for another exceptional tango programme. We are celebrating 15 years of tango in Malta so we invite you the Fiesta de Quince Workshops & Milonga where congratulations and celebrations are in order.

Maestro Eric Jorissen will present 3 workshops for dancers to explore and play with the dynamics created in the dance, introduce new perspectives and deepen integration of technique.


Thursday 25 October:

A. 7.45pm – 8.45pm:  Back to the Roots

B. 9pm – 10pm: Crosses in Waltz & Milonga

Friday 26 October:

C. 6.30pm – 7.30pm:  Another look at Giros in Valsesitos by Charlotte & Sinan Vural

D. 7.45pm – 10pm:  Back to the Presence: Boleos, giros and more

10pm onwards;  We round up the evening by a casual impromptu-style milonga organised by Milonga bis-Serqa.

* Milonga Quinceañera:  Saturday 27 October:

7.30pm:  Doors open

8.30pm:  Opening of the evening programme with tango music and dancing.

9.30pm:  The beautiful jazz singer Deborah Harrison and the accomplished Laura Best will give a rendition of loved and well known songs.

10pm – 1am:  Argentine Tango Dancing.


Women:  Think elegant, bring out all your crystals (crystals symbolise 15th anniversary) and SPARKLE!!.  For beautiful, unique clothes visit Verve Boutique in Naxxar.  For stunning organic hair colouring and stunning make-up look no where else but Perfect Look Health Shop and Beauty Salon in Mellieha.

Men:  Think 3 piece suit and side-parting of hair and don those hats.

* The name is derived from the Argentine celebration.  When a girl reaches 15 years of age, a huge party is thrown by her family and friends to mark the transition from childhood to young womanhood. Music will be beautifully supplied by Sabor Porteño who will be bringing a fresh dose of Argentine vibe from Buenos Aires.

VENUE: for workshops and milonga will be none other than the best – Palazzo de Piro – the unique, historical gem in our beautiful old capital, Mdina, MALTA.

DINNER: A lovely menu is prepared.  Early booking of a dining table is highly recommended at events@xarapalace.com.mt or (+356) 2145 0560

All classes are open to all levels.


Class A:  € 18

Class B:  € 18

Class C: € 3

Class D: € 35

Milonga Quinceañera in the Sala Grande, Palazzo de Piro includes a glass of bubbly:  € 10

If you need accommodation, we can give you a hand.  For any information and bookings, drop us a line on info@isladeltango.com.


Natalie & Aldo / Isla del Tango

Tel: 79603455

Isla del Tango: Celebrating 15 years of Argentine Tango in Malta



UNO Tango programme…15 years down the La Ronda

 UNO Tango programme…15 years down the La Ronda *

Teacher:  Maestro Eric Jørisson of El Corte

Milonga por Dos:  Sunday 17 June 2012 – An afternoon milonga at Villa Madama in Balzan. Dance in the balmy afternoon interspersed with breaks sipping long drinks in the garden.  Think flow, think easy, think calm.  Proceeds go to INSPIRE foundation which offers therapies and programmes for children with special needs.  The music will be beautifully prepared by Sabor Porteño.

4pm – 8pm

A – THREE point structures:  Sunday 17 June 2012

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 9pm

B – THREE free leg actions: Sunday 17 June 2012

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 9pm – 10pm

C – FOUR time beats:  Monday 18 June 2012 – PLACE FOR 3 COUPLES

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 10pm


D – FOURward actions in tango and waltz: Tuesday 19 June 2012 – PLACE FOR 2 COUPLES

Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan – 8pm – 10pm


Closing Milonga:  Wednesday 20 June 2012 8pm onwards.  Practice all that you have learnt and more to the tango music of Music will be prepared by Sabor Porteño. Proceeds go to INSPIRE foundation which offers therapies and programmes for children with special needs. Venue:  Villa Madama, Balzan

A and C workshops are mostly geared  for people who have been dancing for one year or less, those who want to brush technique and those who want to soak up Eric’s unique way of teaching tango.

B and D workshops are geared for dancers who have a good grasp of technique, have some experience of the waltz rhythm and want to take it forward and deeper.


Workshop A:  €16

Workshop B:   €16

Workshop C:  €32

Workshop D:   €32

Workshops A + C:  €48

Workshops B + D:  €48

Package of 4 workshops: €90

Milongas: 5 minimum – All proceeds to go to INSPIRE – a voluntary organisation that helps over 1000 disabled children & adults to achieve a more integrated way of living by offering numerous therapy programmes.

This will be Aldo & Natalie’s first fund-raising efforts towards INSPIRE which will culminate in the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage between the 18th and 25th of September 2012.

For info & queries:  info@isladeltango.com

* This year we celebrate the 15th year of Argentine Tango in Malta.


Isla del Tango is happy to support this great event in collaboration with and for all the local tango community.

It would be mostly appreciated if you can confirm your attendance by Wednesday the 28th December since there is some organising to be done. As most of you may know St Augustine Hall requires a more festive atmosphere than it is at present so should any of you be willing to lend me some Christmas decorations kindly let me know so that I can arrange for collection.  On the Thursday 29th December I would also like to have some of you lending us a helping hand to set up the venue. Kindly contact me or my helping hands on Edward Smith on 79498174 or info@grannysmithshop.com Caroline Borg on 99493700 or carolineborg9@gmail.com  Nathalie Mifsud on 79287755  or  nathalie@tangomalta.org  Many thanks and looking forward to hearing from you all soon.

 Edward Smith