Sunshine Coast Tango Festival

Sunshine Coast Tango Festival 2020

11-13 June, 2021

The proceeds from our Sunshine Coast Tango Festival each year go to the charity Para Los Niños which helps support underprivileged children in Argentina.


Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning – Maroochydore Community Centre, 2-6 George St, Maroochydore.
Sunday afternoon – Mooloolaba Esplanade.


Friday 11 June

7.30pm – 11.30pm – Milonga
DJs: Lydia Cummings and Wendy Dear

Saturday 12 June

10.00am – 11.30am – Workshop 1 with Patrick Shwaluk

Unlocking Your Potential with Patrick ShwalukLast year, we evaluated fundamental movement patterns to demonstrate opportunities for improved movement and we found some common weaknesses. While there were some mobility issues most of the opportunities for improvement related to motor control. this year we will discuss the common weaknesses and apply a series of corrective exercises to work on our weaknesses. The exercises focus on the multidirectional mobile ankle, hip and thoracic spine joints. If you want better balance and an improved capacity to tango, this class is for you. Bring a yoga mat as some of the exercises are floor based. This workshop is FREE thanks to Patrick who donates his time to Para Los Niños.

11.30am – 1.00pm – Workshop 2 with Renee & Doni
Topic: To be advised.

1.30pm – 4.00pm – Afternoon Milonga
DJ: To be advised

6.00pm – 7.00pm – Casual Dinner at Hall
Delicious Finger Food by The Canape Project will be served with wine and non-alcoholic punch available. Please RSVP by 4 June.

7.00pm – late – Main Milonga
DJs: Christine and Anton
PLUS Live music by ‘Duo Milongnito’. They will also accompany Renee & Doni’s performance as well.

Sunday 13 June

10.30am – 12.00pm – Workshop 3 with Renee & Doni
Topic: To be advised.

1.00pm – 3.00pm – Farewell Milonga
Tango on the Beach at Mooloolaba Esplanade. Lots of great cafes, a wonderful atmosphere and it’s FREE.
DJ: To be advised

3.30pm – Flash Mob
To finish off our Festival join our Flash Mob outside Coffee Club on Mooloolaba Esplanade. Then we can relax at the Bar and swap weekend stories.


Doni & Renee


Duo Milongnito will be playing during the evening.


My Dear Tango Wear

Wendy Dear will be bringing her beautiful Tango Wear to the Sunshine Coast Tango Festival. Wendy draws her inspiration from the beauty and sensuality of Argentine tango and creates designs that give women an air of confidence and elegance without compromising on comfort, style and functionality. My Dear clothing offers designs which are rich in colour and texture, while embracing and accentuating the feminine silhouette. Wendy only creates pieces in very limited quantities and they are therefore truly unique.  My Dear Tango Wear is designed and 100% handcrafted by Wendy Dear in Australia. You can see Wendy and her Tango Wear at the Hall all day Saturday and Sunday morning.


To book, follow the steps below:

  1. Contact Cath at
  2. Transfer monies into this account:
    Bank: Suncorp
    Name: TangoSCF
    BSB: 484 799
    A/C: 086268056
    Please enter your full name in the reference section.
  3. Email Cath with your transfer receipt number, the amount you paid plus a list of the items you are paying for.


  • Full Weekend Pass – $165
  • Individual Prices:
    • Saturday Only Special – $100
    • Friday night Milonga – $30
    • Saturday Morning Workshop 1 – FREE
    • Saturday Morning Workshop 2 – $35
    • Saturday Afternoon Milonga – $15
    • Saturday Dinner – $25
    • Saturday Main Milonga – $35
    • Sunday Workshop 3 – $35
    • Sunday Farewell Milonga – FREE.

If you want to go to just 2 or 3 events, just add the amounts together.

Taxi Dancers

If you would like to volunteer as a Tango Taxi Dancer, please contact Cath at