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… The 19th Annual
New Zealand Tango Festival, Wellington, 1 - 7 July 2020!  Registration opens 6pm 13 December 2019.

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A week of world-class workshops, immersion courses, shows and milongas.

Welcome to the 19th year of the New Zealand Tango Festival! Registration opens 6pm 13 December 2019.

We are very excited to present a wonderful programme filled with international masters, performances, special guests, and a few surprises packed into every moment of the seven day programme.

The festival week starts with intensive courses run by our international masters, held in the heart of the city, within walking distance from the festival hotel, with milongas every night, and the cafe district of Wellington right outside your door.

Thursday 2nd of July is the start of the main festival event, with registration open from 7:30 pm at the Comfort and Quality Hotel, and the Welcome Milonga at Te Whaea starting at 8 pm.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with workshops all day and dancing all evening. The main performances are on Friday and Saturday nights.

To consolidate your learning, your friendships and completely wear out your shoes, you need to stay on for another intensive course, after the festival....dance the nights away, and melt back to your home, finally replete.

Sign up for regular festival updates on our contacts page.


What people said about The New Zealand Tango Festival 2019:

 'First of all, I would like to thank you for organizing such a wonderful tango festival.   I totally enjoyed the whole experience from the beginning till the end.  All teachers were great and I have gained a lot from them.  I really would like to attend the next one if my boss approves my leave.'


Location for all workshops, Registration and info desk during the festival

Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre: 11 Hutchinson Road , Newtown, Wellington

Registration office hours

  • Thursday - 8pm to 9pm
  • Friday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday – 9.30am to 6.00pm
  • Sunday – 10.30am to 3.30pm


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