Congratulations to all finalists and to

the new 2017 Official USA Tango Champions!

Tango de Pista Champions:

Ana Thomas & Michael Thomas

Las Vegas, Nevada

Tango de Pista Second Place (tie):

Carlos Urrego & Maureen Urrego, – New Orleans, Louisiana

Addis Messam & Krista Messam, – Redlands, California

Tango de Pista Third Place:

Derek Tang & Rachelle Lin, – Los Angeles, California


Stage Tango Champions:

Sean Ericson & Synthia Gottlab

Denver, Colorado

Stage Tango Second Place:

Carlos Urrego & Maureen Urrego, – New Orleans, Louisiana

Stage Tango Third Place:

Roberto Pena & Jacklyn Shapiro, – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Milonga Champions:

Derek Tang & Rachelle Lin

Los Angeles, California

Milonga Second Place:

Juan José Fares & Elena Vais, – Birmingham, Michigan

Milonga Third Place:

José Espinoza & Eriko Shimada, – Los Angeles, California


Salon Tango Senior Champions:

Varouj Nersesian & Rosario Ortega

Boston, Massachusetts

Salon Tango Senior Second Place:

Ronaldo Kalman & Flo Woodruff, – Los Angeles, California

Salon Tango Senior Third Place: 

Hector Petrovich & Kathleen Petrovich, – Oakland, California 

    Argentine Tango USA Official Festival & Championship is a unique four-day Official Tango event including both an international TANGO FESTIVAL  (with workshops, performances, live music and social dancing), and the only OFFICIAL ARGENTINE TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP in the USA.

ARGENTINE TANGO USA is the sanctioned OFFICIAL BRANCH in THE UNITED STATES to Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup organized by the Office of Festivals and Central Events of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the Autonomous City Of Buenos Aires, which is the highest authority regarding the organization, program planning and overall execution of Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup (Mundial de Tango). ARGENTINE TANGO USA  is entitled to hand in official champion titles and  to send the official US representatives (champions) to compete directly at the semifinal rounds of the Tango Dance World Cup in Buenos Aires every year.

No other competition or championships in the USA other than ATUSA is official and validated by Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup. 

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