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Autumn Tango in Arrowtown

29 April -1 May 2022

Welcome to the 1st  Autumn Tango in Arrowtown

Start your holiday with the  Arrowtown  Autumn Festival  then stay on and dance

all weekend amongst the splendid autumnal colours of Arrowtown!  

4 milongas, 4 great DJs and a whole heap of dancing.

"no teaching, no performances …. just joyful dancing in celebration of the milonga"

FRI and SAT MILONGAS ARE HELD AT THE  ATHENAEUM HALL

33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown  (the Main Road through the old village)

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SUNDAY FAREWELL MILONGA WILL BE HELD AT THE LAKE HAYES PAVILLION


1/719 Gibbston Highway, Arrowtown (a short 5 minute drive from Arrowtown by the lake)

 WELCOME TO AUTUMN MILONGA                                                                      DJ (TBC)

Friday 29 April  8pm-midnight


A relaxed milonga to say WELCOME to ARROWTOWN and WELCOME to AUTUMN!

Refreshments will be served through the evening, bring your most relaxed and happy selves and get ready to party!

 

SAT AFTERNOON VINTAGE MILONGA                                                            DJ (TBC)                                               

Saturday 30 April  Midday - 4pm 


Spend the morning soaking up the autumnal colours, enjoy a relaxed breakfast,  go walking up those glorious hills, visit the old Chinese Village  then head back to the Athenaeum Hall  to the milonga for an afternoon of dancing, tea and cakes with beautiful vintage crockery to complete the scene! Vintage attire encouraged!

 RUSSET & GOLD  MILONGA                                                                                       DJ  (TBC)

Saturday 30 April  8pm - midnight


Head out to dinner first at one of the great local restaurants then get ready to dance.  Dress up in a riot of Russet and Gold for a real party feel. Delicious nibbles, sweet treats and soft drinks will be available through the evening.

HASTA LUEGO MILONGA 

 LAKE HAYES PAVILLION                                                                                                DJ (TBC)

Sunday 1 May  1pm-5pm    

 

This is the final formal milonga set in the most AMAZING scenery - you will have to see it to believe it - a chance to spoil you one more time and formally say thank you for a wonderful weekend of dancing! Why not come early, drop off your luggage if you are booking out, have walk around the lake and really soaking up your surroundings. Snacks,  juice and water provided.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras and dress up in Autumnal Colours.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO


FESTIVAL WILL ONLY GO AHEAD AT LEVEL 1

PLEASE CHECK COVID CANCELLATION POLICIES OF YOUR ACCOMMODATION 

BEFORE BOOKING


COST

$150 for the whole weekend


Bank Account:

ANZ

A Therkleson

11 5250 0186162-55

Please do not forget to type your last name and ATiA (Autumn Tango in Arrowtown)

PLEASE PAY IN CASH ON THE DOOR or CLOSER TO THE START DATE  IF YOU CAN IN CASE COVID UPSETS THE FESTIVAL!

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REGISTRATIONS


1st preference given to those registering for the whole weekend and as a lead/follow couple.  All others put on a waitlist until partnered up.  Role balancing will be seriously attempted so please invite your favourite dance partner!

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OUR AUSTRALIAN FRIENDS


You can fly directly into Queenstown and the drive a short and spectacular  20 mins to Arrowtown,  autumnal paradise.

Please register on line then pay in cash when you arrive to avoid pesky bank fees and non-arrival of funds.

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HOW TO GET THERE


INTERNATIONAL  FLIGHTS  DEPART FROM  BRISBANE, MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY and ARRIVE IN QUEENSTOWN.  Queenstown is a 20 minute drive from Arrowtown.


NATIONAL  BY PLANE

www.grabaseat.co.nz

Many good priced flights from all major cities in NZ to Queenstown.


DRIVE

5 1/2 hours from Christchurch

3 1/4 hours from Dunedin


Here’s the facebook page  in case you want to hook up with someone for a lift or share accommodation.  

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ACCOMMODATION in ARROWTOWN


HOTEL

www.neworleanshotel.co.nz


LODGE

www.arrowtownlodge.co.nz


MOTEL

www.shadesofarrowtown.co.nz


BACKPACKERS (in Queenstown)

www.blacksheepbackpackers.co.nz


HOLIDAY PARK

www.arrowtownholidaypark.co.nz


Many travellers who come in groups book a bach for the weekend!  Here’s some great websites to help you find the perfect house in this little town.  If you have a car you may like to find accommodation in Queenstown.

www.bookabach.co.nz

www.airbnb.co.nz


You'll find something to suit your budget and needs!

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 THINGS TO DO IN ARROWTOWN


Shop, dine out and walk amongst the autumnal leaves, visit the historic Chinese Village for a touch of nostalgia  in this most picturesque village  ….  and don’t forget Queenstown is a short 20 mins away with all its adventure sports, designer stores and more. Heli-hiking, biking and golfing spring to mind!


Check on line here  for some ideas

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REFUND POLICY


If participants cancel after paying I will refund the full amount less $10 administration fee.

If I cancel due to Covid-19 you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.

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MESSAGE FROM ANNE-MAREE


I am looking forward to warmly welcoming you to the 1st Autumn Tango festival.   Feel free to ask any questions - I am just an email away.



Yours always in Tango


Anne-Maree

+64 (0) 27 238 0568

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YOUR DJS  …. so far!


Deb Waltenberg - Christchurch 

Deb became a DJ from her love of tango music and dance. She is a resident DJ at Sunday tango in Christchurch as well as guest DJ at local and national events.

Deb's passion for tango music grew from her many trips to Buenos Aires, dancing and listening to the beauty of tango in the traditional milongas. Over the years she has built an extensive collection of tango music and although her preference is for the Golden Age music, there are some other very special pieces that she shares from time to time.

Deb likes to see the tango music work its magic on the dancers and is always mindful that a DJ has to watch the energy of the dancers and adapt the playlist.

She likes to take the dancers on a musical journey and looks forward to seeing you on the floor at the 1st Autumn Tango in Arrowtown!

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