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CLOSE Tango FUN III … a 4-week Journey in Murwillumbah


Sat 06th August 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


16 Tumbulgum Rd
Murwillumbah NSW 2484


The CLOSE EMBRACE FUNdamentals of Social Tango: walk, embrace, posture, connection, social variations + play in 4 x weekly classes.

A 4-week SERIES of 2-2.5hr classes in the CLOSE EMBRACE FUNdamentals of Social Tango …

This 4 week series covers Close Embrace FUNdamentals of Social Tango (Close Tango FUN III):

walk, embrace variations, posture, connection, social combinations/alterations, plus (inter)play.

Participants will be able to dance Tango socially in Close Embrace and attend social practicas after attending.

Like with Tango FUN I&II, it can be danced as simple or complex as you can make it.

You will need to be prepared to dance in close proximity to others in these classes. Variations and ways to invite an opening or closing of the embrace will be taught in these classes.

Building awareness of choice, and how to exercise your muscles of comfort, safety and finding the ‘sweet spot’ of energy will be encouraged. And learning how to sense your partner’s comfort and make alterations in the dance will be prioritised.

[Tango FUN III]: the fundamentals and more of Tango (4 x 2-2.5hrs)

Saturdays, from 6 August – 27 August

2PM-4:30PM (can also include repeating Tango FUN I&II from 12noon as an ADD-ON)

$135 single/ $240 couple

$111 EARLY-BIRD Tickets by Saturday 30 JULY

($200 for FUN I, II & III on the same day, 12-4:30PM)

HALF-PRICE Tickets for those who need a financial break ** no questions asked

– Tickets MUST be pre-purchased ONLINE before 6 August.

Tango FUN III is for those who have already completed Tango I&II, or have experience in Social Tango already. ALSO, as combined with Tango FUN I&II class, that starts at 12noon on the same day (there will be breaks!!).

If you’d like to repeat Tango FUN I&II, while also doing Tango FUN III on the same day, please purchase your ticket via the CLOSE Tango FUN III event listing.

For more Tango FUN [I, II, III, IV & V] and a regular improver class/practica please see www.tangobutterfly.com.au for more info.


Dana Parker is a lover and weaver of dance, movement, the sacred feminine arts and spiritual connection. She has 20+ years experience facilitating groups of individuals wishing to connect more deeply with their bodies, their knowledge base, other bodies or simply explore themselves. Her teaching speciality is connection, and her professional in-the-body training encompasses Pilates, contemporary dance, ballet, some martial arts, massage and mindfulness.

She is trained in multiple Tango styles (salon, milonguero, nuevo) in both lead and follow roles. A teacher of Tango in Australia since 2004, she established Tango Butterfly as an institution of inclusion: to love on Tango in all-of-its-forms, in its diverse combinations and incarnations.


“I will take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing. I acknowledge that this class involves movement suggestions and exercises that may be new to me. I understand that it is my responsibility to ask for direction if something feels uncertain. I own my ability to say ‘no’ and step out of the movement, in the event that something feels not quite right for me. Class facilitators will provide guidance and support, they hold no liability for any injury that might occur during this workshop. If I come with a partner, I acknowledge that I may be asked to change partners some of the time. There is no expectation that I must dance with everybody, and I also do not expect that everybody must dance with me.”


Please purchase your ticket with the intention to be there.In the event of class cancellation, the full fee will be refunded.In the event of an individual’s cancellation, the full fee of the ticket is forfeit.


Sat 06th August 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


16 Tumbulgum Rd
Murwillumbah NSW 2484

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.