3 Days of Tango! Everything you want in a festival is here.
30 Classes, Special Workshops, and Lectures! Learn from and be inspired by our teachers - the Best in Tango. See the full schedule at the bottom of this page.
6 Milongas! From traditional to nuevo, our milongas will exhilarate and satisfy your need to dance, with Dancing Until The Wee Hours and Live Music on Saturday Night.
Great Gatsby Party! Get your '20s on with this Gatsby themed party from the Jazz Age.
Jack & Jill Contest! Be paired with an unknown partner to prove your tango prowess. Learn More
DJ Workshop by Rodrigo! - Learn More
Schedule Details - Do not make final plans based on this schedule as times, days, and personnel may change until the schedule is finalized. The schedule will be final long before the start of the Festival.
Friday (Times and days subject to change)
Juliana Grossi Folklore Workshop, 3:00pm-4:30pm
In the salons and dance halls of Buenos Aires you will dance not only tango, vals, and milonga, but also folk dances such as the chacarera, a traditional line dance. The chacarera will be danced by everyone during our evening milongas and you won't want to miss out on learning this fascinating dance. Join the engaging Juliana as she teaches this special dance workshop.
Beginner Milonga Orientation, 4:15pm-5:45pm
The basics of milonga etiquette, using the cabeceo to find a dance partner, the line of dance, tandas, and many other mysteries of tango will be revealed. If you've never attended a milonga or if you just want to brush up on the "rules, this workshop is for you.
Welcome Milonga - 5:00pm-7:30pm
Join DJ Diego for our first milonga of the Festival! This milonga will feature nuevo and traditional tango.
First Night Milonga, 9:30pm-3:00am
DJ Hernan kicks off the first of three late night milongas. Make new friends and rekindle old friendships. We'll have a full cash bar for your enjoyment as you dance the night away.
Saturday (Times and days subject to change)
Afternoon Milonga and Jack & Jill Contest, 4:30pm-7:30pm
DJ Dean will introduce new music as you explore dancing to blues, rock, jazz, and other forms of music not usually associated with tango, as well as tandas featuring the modern sounds of Tango Nuevo and traditional tango.
The Jack & Jill contest will last about 20 minutes and will begin at approximately 6:00. What is a Jack & Jill? A partner selected at random. An unknown song. Professionals judging and evaluating your performance. And at the end, two champions. Put your tango skills to the true test of dancing with a new partner in our Jack & Jill contest. In addition to the honor and glory, generous gift certificates for our vendors will be awarded to the best lead and follow. Learn More
The Showcase, Great Gatsby Milonga, and Cuarteto Tanguero Performance , 9:30pm-3:00am
Come dressed in your finest attire from the Roaring 20s! The Seelbach was featured in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, The Great Gatsby, and was also a featured location in the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The Seelbach is just the place where one might expect to see Jay and Daisy, and with one of the Great Gatsby's favorite hangouts, the Seelbach Bar, just off the lobby, who knows who you might encounter! Our teachers will perform during the evening, and our live band Cuarteto Tanguero and DJ Rodrigo will play the tandas. We'll have a full cash bar for your enjoyment as you dance the night away.
Sunday (Times and days subject to change)
History of Tango Lecture, by Hernan, Noon-1:15
Hernan has an amazing knowledge of the history of tango and an engaging way of presenting it. Join his journey in this fun and fascinating lecture.
DJ Workshop by Rodrigo, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Join Rodrigo as he leads you from the history of tango to the use of modern DJ technology. Learn the creation of tandas and how to structure a milonga. $40, cash or check, paid at the workshop. Learn More
Afternoon Milonga, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Dean will be our DJ for our final Afternoon Milonga.
DJ Rodrigo is back to keep the tandas coming all night long!
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