Welcome to the 13th Summer Tango in Nelson

28 February - 2 March 2025

Your chance to dance all weekend in the warmth of a Nelson Summer!

5 milongas, 5 great DJs and a whole heap of dancing.

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

Welcome Milonga


Friday 28 Feb 8 - 11pm

Nelson Boys College

67 Waimea Road, Nelson

Grab a bite to eat in town and then head to the milonga. We will be dancing in the magnificent Nelson Boys College Assembly Hall on Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoon.There is a spacious dance floor and heaps of parking on site.

Substantial snacks will be provided throughout the evening incase you don’t have a chance to eat when you get off your flight!

Milonga by the Maitai


Saturday 1 March Midday - 4pm

Trafalgar St Hall

Trafalgar St opposite Trailways

 Check out the markets, visit the Suter Art Gallery, walk up the Centre of NZ or stroll along our beautiful Maitai river then  come and join us in your Spots and Stripes and dance in an intimate hall right by the river.  So many things to keep you occupied in town!  Grab a yummy lunch at Riverside Cafe and head to the hall for a fun afternoon of dancing.



Saturday 1 March 8 - midnight

Nelson Boys College

67 Waimea Road, Nelson

Head out to dinner first at one of our great restaurants and then come to the milonga for a glitzy night of dancing.  Dig deep into your wardrobe and dress up in your finest threads- nothing is too glamorous or too fabulous!

Nibbles, sweet treats and soft drinks will be available through the evening.



Sunday 2 March 1 - 5pm

Nelson Boys College

67 Waimea Road, Nelson

This is the final formal milonga - a chance to formally say thank you for a wonderful weekend of dancing.  Snacks, soft drinks and water provided.

Sport a floral outfit (Men included) for a bit of extra fun!  



Sunday 2 March 5.30pm


95 Collingwood St

(opposite the Indian Cafe)

Until the DJ gets tired

or we get kicked out!

If you have time before your flights ... come and have a very relaxed beer and a dance outside or inside depending on the weather. Practice shoes advised.

Off-site takeaways are allowed and there is also a food cart on site. The very last milonga for those who have the tango stamina!  

It’s super relaxed and lots of fun!


$150 for the whole weekend


A Therkleson   11-5250-0186162-55

Please do not forget your name and “SUMMER” as reference

Please pay cash on the first night or internet banking 


1st preference given to those registering for the whole weekend and as lead/follow couple. All others are put on a waitlist until partnered up.

Role balancing will be seriously attempted so please invite your favourite dance partner!


Please register then pay in cash when you arrive

to avoid pesky bank fees and non-arrival of funds.   


If you cancel after paying we will refund the full amount less $20 handling fee.

If I cancel due  you will receive a full refund.

There is so much to do in Nelson, the gateway to Golden Bay, the Kahurangi National Park, the Abel Tasman National Park, lakes, artists, markets … Basically why not stay a few days extra and really experience all this region has to offer. 

I am looking forward to warmly welcoming you to the very friendly and fun Summer Tango in Nelson festival.  

Feel free to ask any questions - I am just an email away.

Yours always in Tango


+64 (0) 27 238 0568

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