Summer Tango

in Nelson



Thank you everyone for making this a truly memorable 7th Summer Tango in Nelson.

It may have been drizzling outside on Saturday but inside it was pure sunshine :-)

Of course these events are never just the work of one person - Team Nelson was at play!

... from the talented people who baked goodies, (special shout out to Roland from Dovedale Bakery who made the magnificent Doris Plum chocolate cake that fed 1000), the Nelson dancers who set-up and packed down, our wicked DJs, the wonderful people who hosted our out of towners and to the generosity of YOU, all of you who came from as far away as New York, Switzerland, Australia and all over NZ.   

You came, you danced and you danced  .....

These events

Summer Tango in Nelson

Winter Tango in Hanmer

Spring Tango in Auckland

are about creating community and fostering generosity of spirit drawn from our love of tango.

Thank you for being here and sharing this fantastic weekend with me, I feel humbled :-)

2018 dates will be coming out in the next week or so, so you can book that accommodation and stay alert for cheap flights! 

In the meantime - I hope you have taken some fun memories home with you, have made new friends and are still basking in the glow of Summer Tango!

If you are you are on Facebook here are some photos (feel free to upload your own) and I'll have some more available when the 2018 dates come out .... very soon!!!

In the meantime, check out the other festivals listed above - just in case you fancy another encounter!  I intend to be dancing by then - woop woop!!!


Welcome to the 8th Summer Tango in Nelson,

a celebration of Argentine tango and your chance to dance all weekend. 

Summer Tango in Nelson, held on 9-11 March 2018,  will bring together dancers from all over New Zealand and a few from Australia for the pleasure of social dancing.

As usual there will be no teaching, no performances.... just good old fashioned dancing!

A chance to make new tango friends and catch up with old ones under the spell of tango music bought to you by DJs from around NZ.

Nelson is a great place to spend the weekend.... visit some local vineyards, tramp up a hill or two or take a leisurely walk along the beautiful Maitai River, try Doris' famous bratwurst at the Saturday flea market, visit the WOW museum, shop your way around all the local galleries and craft jewellers, feel the sand between your toes on Tahunanui Beach before putting your glad rags on and heading to the milonga.  We can point you in the direction of whatever takes your fancy!

Come and experience the warmth of a summer weekend dancing in Nelson. 

I have kept the price low at $90 for the entire weekend to enable you to add Summer Tango in Nelson to your annual tango calendar. 

Please like us on facebook and spread the word!


Anne-Maree Therkleson

027 238 0568

Here’s what some people said about last year’s festival

What an amazing weekend.  Thank you so much for all your work.  I've never been to such beautiful Tango venues.  I loved the theme ideas.  They really worked and set a mood.  The Festival will be a fantastic memory to bring home to New York.  My New York friends are going to be so envious.  I can't believe I was so lucky to be able to attend it.” Jane, New York

You did yet another amazing job of creating a fantastic weekend for so many people. I’m sure there are many happy faces all over the country and the world :-)” Marilyn, Nelson

“Thank you so much for the fabulous weekend, it truly was extraordinary. We had a great time, got home exhausted but happy.  Looking forward to the next one!!!” Reto and Vera, Golden Bay



9 - 11 March 2018