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STS Festival
2012 Festival - Final Thoughts

Sydney Tango Salon Festival 2012 was filled with great workshops, amazing tango performances, 8 days and nights with inspiring teaching skills and wonderful milonga evenings enjoyed with all our friends from around Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and USA.

How can we thank our incredible Argentine Maestros who came for the 2012 Festival and made it such a truly memorable experience. Their energy, their divine dancing, their amazing generosity  in sharing their technique, their knowledge, their passion for traditional Argentine Tango with us in workshops and lessons throughout the Festival. We salute you and celebrate the legacy you have left for us to inspire us to continue our personal tango journey - Roberto Herrera y Lorena Goldestein, 'Pancho' Martinez Pey y Lorena Ermocida, and the fabulous Misse brothers, Sebastian Misse y Andrea Reyero and Gabriel Misse y Analia Centurion. We salute you and thank you for the gift of your teaching and presence.

View these great Festival Performance videos and relive many magic memories. Videos of the Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Monday nights can be accessedat our Video Gallery here. Videos of the Remembrance Milonga will be forwarded shortly.

These are professional videos taken by Anthony Miller of Tango Spirit and edited by Alex of Crown Thirteen Media Group and allow us to review and remember these breathtaking performances

The Sydney Tango Salon Festival would not be possible without the assistance of some very special tango friends, teachers and supporters.

Special thank you to:

Andrea and Khaled of Morena Dancewear for their support and promotion of the concept and spirit of the STS Festival and Argentine tango

Our fabulous Festival DJs who gave us the music to reach our hearts and keep us on the dance floor:
- Federico of Dance Tango (Welcome Milonga)
- Fabian of Tango Conca (Friday Maestro Milonga)
- Pedro of Esquina de Tango (Saturday Maestro Milonga)
- Anthony of Tango Spirit (Remembrance Milonga)
- JoseLuis Montana of Korea (Farewell Milonga)

Pedro of Esquina de Tango for his expertise as Festival Music Director

Anthony of Tango Spirit for manning the video cameras throughout the Festival

Jairo of Tangueros and Jacqueline of Tango Spirit for their exhilarating presence as MCs

Our amazing Festival volunteer assistants for their support throughout - during setup, cleanup, at the front desks, driving the maestros, being there for the countless small and large tasks

Australian tango school principals performers Mimi & Teddy, Olga & Nestor, Isabel & Pedro, Lisa & Peter, Viola & Federico (Friday Maestro Milonga) and Karina & Fabian, Lisa & Peter, Amy & Jairo, John & Cheryl (Saturday Maestro Milonga) for their lovely performances for us at the Festival

JoseLuis & Odile Montana for their beautiful performance at the Remembrance Milonga

All the Australian and overseas tango school principals who supported, promoted and supported us in celebrating the heart of Argentine Tango Salon – those special principals who assisted in workshops, lunchtime milongas and free beginners lessons and made our Festival of Tango Salon a truly community event.

And to the fabulous tangueros and tangueras who came to the 2012 STS Festival from around Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and USA and made it such an incredible event –  we loved you being in Sydney with us and hope to see and dance with you all again - next October long weekend will be here before we know it!! But more news about that and other special happenings soon . . . . . .

Fuerte Abrazos

Sima & Ralph 
the Sydney Tango Salon Festival Team