Congratulations to all Champions!
OFFICIAL USA TANGO DE PISTA CHAMPIONS 2019:
Andrés Bravo & Sarita Apel from New York , NY
2nd Place: Orlando Reyes & Adriana Salgado New York, NY
3rd Place: Derek Tang & Rachelle Lin, Los Angeles, CA
OFFICIAL USA STAGE TANGO CHAMPIONS 2019:
Orlando Reyes & Adriana Salgado from New York, NY
2nd Place: Valerii Golubev & Margarita Golubeva from Doylestown, PA
3rd Place: Andrés Bravo & Sarita Apel from New York , NY
Johnathan Ropiequet & Valentina Munoz Castillo from Chicago, IL
2nd Place: Derek Tang & Rachelle Lin from Los Angeles, CA
3rd Place: David Diaz Sanchez & Masako Kimura from Henderson, NV
3rd Place: Isaac Kaminer & Ekaterina Sazonchik from Monterey, CA
SALON SENIOR CHAMPIONS:
Kenneth D Brown & Alexandra Kuncio, Seattle WA
2nd Place: Kaveh Pahlavan & Farzaneh Pahlavan from Boston, MA
3rd Place: Terry Connelly & Mary Connelly from Las Vegas , NV
STAGE GROUP BEST CHOREOGRAPHY & EXECUTION
“Los Cortados” directed by Jerry Perez & Christine Urgell, from Los Angeles CA
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TANGO?
BEST USA TANGO LEADER:
Rasheed Bashirov from Renton, WA
BEST USA TANGO FOLLOWER:
Kelly FitzGerald Los Angeles CA
Director Andrea Monti and ATUSA Organization want to thank the milongas which are closing in full support of the ATUSA Official Tango USA Championship and Festival 2019.
ALBERTO´S (Mountain View); VERCHER TANGO (San Francisco); CHAMPAGNE MILONGA (Danville), DANCE BOULEVARD (San José) and MILONGA DESDE EL ALMA (Santa Cruz).
We also want to thank tango organizers and colleagues who have intensively collaborated with the promotion of this unique national event: Dorcas Hendershott; Adolfo Caszarry; Glenn Corteza; Tom Lewis, Michael Wheeler, Carlin Ghahraman; Julia Zharova, Alex Sinkevitch; Ramada Salieri, David and Nancy Mendoza, Don Ann and Julian Ramil from San Francisco Bay area, and Julie Friedgen, Angel Echeverria and Zail Khalsa from Los Angeles, California.
ARGENTINE TANGO USA* is the ONLY sanctioned OFFICIAL BRANCH in THE UNITED STATES of
TANGO BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL & DANCE WORLD CUP**
*ATUSA is the US National Argentine Tango competition which hands in the Official US Tango Champion titles, Every year ATUSA sends the US official tango champions to represent the USA at the SEMIFINAL rounds of the renowned TANGO DANCE WORLD CUP (Mundial de Tango).
ATUSA represents TANGO BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL & DANCE WORLD CUP in the US, offering all competing couples the opportunity to shine in high level competition in front of an approved official Jury Panel formed by professionals of international renown and vast experience.
ATUSA Tango Festival brings best maestros from Buenos Aires of the highest caliber and international renown who will direct the 28 workshops and do two master shows; it also offers a special DJ seminar, 4 milongas; live music; special performances by the USA Official Champions; a singing performance and best recorded music by specialized tango DJs!
**TANGO BUENOS AIRES (Mundial de Tango) is the most magnificent impressive tango event in the globe with the greatest international impact; it has completed 16 consecutive successful editions since 2003. It includes the colosal Tango World Cup and an awesome tango festival. Thousands of dancers and audiences from all over the world come to the city to participate in the various activities offered by this celebration. Last August, 621 competing couples from 32 countries participated at the Tango World Cup and 10,000 people attended the Finals at the Luna Park!
TANGO BUENOS AIRES represents a passion that captivates followers from all over the world. Edition after edition entrenches its commitment to historic cultural heritage, the growth and projection of Tango in all its expressions.