About TISP

Tango in the Spring 2018 — our 10 year anniversary!  28 September – 1 October 2018.

UPDATE: We are full! Friday and Saturday are both completely booked out.

So that means leaders or couples wanting to come to Friday or Saturday (ie full festival or 3-milonga tickets) will go on a waiting list, and may get in if there are cancellations (some cancellations are likely between now and the start of the festival, but there are people already on the waiting list). For Sunday and Monday, we do have some limited spaces available for leaders and couples, so you can register and pay. Follower-only registration is closed all registration types, due to the size of the waiting list there. No tickets at the door – everyone gets a reserved seat at a table.


Join our two-yearly celebration of great Golden Age music and social tango dancing – four quality milongas, a practica, asado, and more.

DJs: Patricia Petronio, Jarny Choi, Fabian Conca, Mohamed Ibrahim,, Yuko Kinoshita.

Canberra 28 September – 1 October 2018 • $100 for 4 days

Tango in the Spring brings Argentine tango dancers from across Australia to Canberra to simply enjoy dancing together to beautiful music.

Since the inception of TISP in 2008, we have had the same goal: social tango nirvana! For us, that means good traditional tango music from experienced DJs, good sound, a comfortable venue, allocated seating and lighting for cabaceo. We will be at the elegant Albert Hall for all the milongas — high ceilings, parquet floor. You will get a warm welcome from the Canberra tango community as well as all the Tango in the Spring regulars. Starts on Friday evening, and ends on Monday afternoon. The Monday is a public holiday in some states, and even if not for you: stay anyway!

Here is what others have said about previous Tango in the Spring events:

“Everything was exceptionally well organised, all DJs a great choice and the venues made it even better!”

“I thought the whole festival was perfect. The music was amazing.”

“absolutely exceeded my expectations which were already high from previous years.”

“I had the best time. Loved the music, dancers, supper, asado, decorations, Albert Hall.”

“A unique feature of the Festival is the sharing between the community of dancers without the usual Festival emphasis involving cost of classes and teaching from tango professionals.”

“felt really welcome, the atmosphere was professional in how it was all carefully organised.”

“Congratulations! Lived up to the reputation. Well done!! See you in 2018.”

All the organisers are volunteers at this non profit event. It is organised by dancers, for dancers. We are not affiliated with any tango teachers or dance schools. We’ve got DJs from other cities, and a whole bunch of people from Canberra will be helping during the festival. Our aim is to have a great time, and strengthen social tango in Australia by connecting dancers across the nation and beyond.

The Tango in the Spring team:

Yuko Kinoshita | Gary Barnes | Jarny Choi | Chanop (Tim) Silpa-Anan | Jane Won  info@tangointhespring.org.au

A project of the Tango Social Club of Canberra, a non-profit association.
Tango Social Club of Canberra Incorporated
Registered Association Number: A04223
Australian Business Number (ABN): 34 778 985 483 GPO Box 2740 Canberra ACT 2601