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PTF-2024 Programme & Workshops

View the PTF-2024 Programme Now! Click here to download the festival programme.

Plan Your Workshop Experience Now! Note down the workshops you're interested in and breeze through registration later.  Click here to download the workshop schedule.

Register now!  HERE

Where to stay? We will add helpful information later. 

Perth Tango Festival

Buenos Aires comes to Perth! We invite you to the Perth Tango Festival with world-leading artists, performances, live music, top DJs, six milongas and workshops for all levels.  

Featuring World Tango champions Maria Ines Bogado and her partner Sergiy Podbolotnyy, as well as Fabio Robles and Michelle Di Monte. Live music by the latest and greatest Mendoza Quartet. Our DJs include top talents Rodrigo Fonti (AR), Luca Lamberti (IT), and Terry Warby (AU). 

October brings springtime to Perth, with beautiful weather and blooming wildflowers. Explore Cottesloe Beach, Rottnest Island, and Margaret River's wineries.

  • Early-bird Milonga package A$200.
  • After 30 June Milonga package is A$250.
  • Chose you workshops A$35 each.

"Featuring María Inés Bogado ..."

Renowned Argentine tango dancer and instructor,  María Inés Bogado, has been an influential figure in the tango world for over two decades. With a remarkable career spanning 25 years, María Inés's dedication and passion for tango culminated in her 2010 victory as the World Champion in the Tango Salon category, as well as securing the top prize in the Vals category of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Tango Championship. 

Having honed her craft under the guidance of esteemed mentors such as Diego Gauna, Graciela Gonzales, Sabrina & Ruben Veliz, Rosa Forte, and Carlos Perez, María Inés brings a wealth of expertise to her teaching and performances. Her journey has taken her to stages across six continents, captivating audiences with her unparalleled talent and deep-rooted love for tango and Argentine Folklore. 

María Inés has also lent her expertise to numerous festivals and workshops worldwide, collaborating with renowned partners such as Sebastián Jimenez, Jorge Lopez, and Roberto Zuccarino. With her extensive experience and unwavering commitment to tango, María Inés Bogado continues to inspire dancers of all generations.

Originating from Ukraine, Sergiy Podbolotnyy developed a deep attraction to the profound partner connection intrinsic to tango. From 2010 to 2019, Sergiy cultivated a thriving tango community as the founder of the esteemed TangoGo Dance School in Shanghai, China. 

In 2020, Sergiy embarked on a new chapter by co-founding the "Superior Tango" project in Kyiv, Ukraine, alongside María Inés Bogado. This collaborative initiative aimed to elevate the skills of local dancers and foster a deeper appreciation for tango within the community. 

Their partnership flourished with the co-organization of the Bailemos Festival in 2021, marking the beginning of a fruitful partnership that continues to enrich tango communities worldwide through their joint participation in international festivals and workshops.

"And Fabio & Michelle ...."

Fabio Robles is a distinguished director, dancer, and choreographer renowned for his pioneering contributions to Latin dance culture in Australia. With a career spanning decades, he has graced prestigious stages worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House and Luna Park in Argentina. Fabio's impressive resume includes choreographing and performing in acclaimed productions such as the Dirty Dancing Musical and touring with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also showcased his talent on television shows like Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Fabio's expertise and passion for tango have earned him recognition as the Australian Tango Champion and a finalist in the World Tango Championship multiple times. His enduring legacy in the dance world continues to inspire dancers across the globe.

Michelle Di Monte started her tango journey in her 40s alongside her life partner and mentor, Fabio Robles. Over the span of 7 years, she honed her skills under his attentive guidance, evolving into a spirited and genuine milonguera. Michelle's journey, despite beginning without any prior dance or athletic background, highlights her remarkable transformation, showcasing the incredible possibilities that dedication and passion can unlock.

Michelle first encountered Tango in Buenos Aires in 2011, where she was captivated by its intimate interplay of touch, breath, and vibrations between dancers. She believes Tango, rooted in authenticity, embraces diverse styles and attitudes, making it the cultural phenomenon it is today.

Together with Fabio, Michelle shares her expertise by teaching and performing at various events. Their debut appearance took place at the Tango Summit in Los Angeles in 2018, marking the beginning of their collaborative journey in spreading the joy of tango.


The Mendoza Tango Quartet, acclaimed as Australia's most danceable tango band, seamlessly guides audiences from the elegant dance halls to the underground clubs of Buenos Aires. Comprised of fiery musicians specialising in traditional Argentinian tango, the quartet, often featured at Australia's premier tango festivals, delivers impassioned performances transcending clichés. With the bandoneón's quintessential fervour and the velvety voice of Solange Lipcin, they revive tango's rich history, spanning from the 1930s to the avant-garde of the 21st century, in a captivating journey through time and emotion.

"Our DJs"

Rodrigo Fonti is back. Rodrigo is a young, creative, funny and passionate tango dancer, born in southern Argentina. Rodrigo was a very popular Dj at the Perth Tango Club last year. Rodrigo's music selection is spontaneous drawing from an electric mix blending seamlessly from the Golden Age to contemporary beats.

Luca Lamberti  has come all the way from Rome! He is a well known tango DJ, teacher, and dancer in the European and Asian tango circuit. Luca has been around to the UK, France, Germany, Finland,Sweden, Turkey, Lebanon, Denmark, Bulgaria, Italy spreading his unique spiritual approach to tango. Dancing since the year 2000 and studying with key tango world figures such as Naveira, Parilla, and Inza. Luca has been the organiser of Tangocamp Italy since 2009 and a key figure in the other 3 tango camp festivals. 

We will announce our third Dj later.

Our amazing venues

The timeless elegance of  Perth Town Hall, a landmark of heritage and community, is reflected in its architectural significance and historical importance as a gathering place for the community. Its floating wooden floor is ideal for dancing. Easily accessible via public transport, multiple bus routes and train lines make reaching it effortless. Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, dining options abound nearby, while convenient parking is available at Wilson Parking on Hay Street and City of Perth Parking on St Georges Terrace.

The Regent Ballroom is a recently opened venue in the heart of the thriving nightlife area Northbridge. Formerly a boxing gym, the venue now sports a beautiful wooden floor with chandeliers and licenced bar. The venue is an ideal location for our opening night with Mendoza Quartet. 

Our Sunday afternoon milonga will be held in the Old Tea Pavillion, Kings Park, which has a magnificent view over the Swan River and Perth City. Moreover, you will also have an opportunity to experience Western Australia's unique wildflowers in full bloom.

The Perth Tango Club Hall is the home of our tango club for almost 20 years now.  The hall is an historic building  reflecting the heritage and architectural style of a bygone era located at 82 Cambridge Street West LeedervilleWith polished wooden floors and 100 years of character, the Hall adds a nostalgic ambience to any tango event and is particularly suited to stage performances.

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