FEST SCHEDULE


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2024

Last updated February 27, 2024.

Spots available for PRIVATE LESSONS with Festival Maestros every day. Ask for conditions and availability [email protected]

THURSDAY EVENING SCHEDULE

Time PUGLIESE BALLROOM  1st Floor GATEWAY BALLROOM – 2nd Floor

6.00 to 7.15 pm

WELCOME CLASS Intermediate TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Lost Steps from famous milonguero Pepito Avellaneda

7.00 pm

Ballroom doors open for audience

7.30 to 9.30 pm

N/A

COMPETITION STARTS

Presentation of the Official Judges

Salon Tango Senior competition and
1st
 Qualifying Round for Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Official Categories
Competition DJ: Rodrigo Saraibe

9.30 pm to 3.00 am

N/A

GRAND OPENING MILONGA 

DJ: KOSTAS

11.00 pm Presentation and Group Demo by the FESTIVAL MAESTROS

FRIDAY MORNING and AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Time Pugliese Ballroom D’Arienzo Ballroom Di Sarli Ballroom Gateway Ballroom
10.00 to 11.15 am

Inter/Advanced TANGO
Carla & José Luis
Sequences with Ochos & Change of Directions

N/A

All Levels TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Technique

9.00 – 11.30 am

Maestros’

Rehearsal

11.30 am to 12.45 pm

Intermediate TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
Understanding the Embrace according to the Steps and Situations

Intermediate VALS
Paloma & Maxi 
Unexpected Turns

Advanced TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Ganchos for the social dance

N/A

Lunch Break
12.55 to 1.55 pm
N/A N/A N/A N/A
2.00 to 3.15 pm Advanced TANGO
Paloma & Maxi
Following Each Other with Paradas
Intermediate TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
Creation & Combination of figures in the line of dance
All Levels
MILONGA
Carla & José Luis
“Hey, my body asks for Milonga”
N/A
3.30 to 6.30 pm

MATINEE MILONGA
DJ Brick Robbins

N/A

Maestros’

Rehearsal

N/A

FRIDAY EVENING SCHEDULE

7.00 pm

GATEWAY BALLROOM 2nd floor
Doors open for audience

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

COMPETITION STARTS:

So, you think you can tango?” Competition
Second Qualifying Round for Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Official categories

Competition DJ Rodrigo Saraibe

9.15 pm to 3.00 am

MILONGA

DJ AVIK BASU

11.00 pm Announcement of Official Categories Semifinalists and
Coronation of Salon Tango Senior Champions and the “So you think you can tango?” Winners

SATURDAY MORNING and AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Time Caló Room
9.15 to 11.15 am

Special DJ Workshop

(buy tickets at door)

Time Pugliese Ballroom D´Arienzo Ballroom Di Sarli Ballroom Gateway Ballroom
10.00 to 11.15 am

Inter/Advanced TANGO
Carla & José Luis
How to Put Color and Nuances in a Very Simple Step
CLOSED for FOLLOWERS

All Levels TANGO
Pancho
Technique for Leaders

N/A

All Levels TANGO
Lorena
Technique for Followers

11.30 am to 12.45pm

Intermediate TANGO
Carla & José Luis
The Pause: Elaboration of moments of Suspension in the dance “When no words are needed” 

All Levels TANGO
Paloma & Maxi
Parallel vs Cross System for Lineal and Circular Dynamics

Advanced TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
Explore how to Dance the Same Figure with Different Orchestras
N/A
Lunch Break
12.55 to 1.55 pm
N/A N/A

N/A

Maestros’

Rehearsal

2.00 to 3.15 pm

Advanced TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Lost Steps from Antonio Todaro

Pre – Intermediate TANGO
Carla & José Luis
Embrace. Communication and Connection Points “Embrace me or I won’t dance”
N/A

Intermediate MILONGA
Paloma & Maxi
Slowing the Time

3.30 to 4.45 pm N/A Pre – Intermediate TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Sequences for the Social Dance

Advanced TANGO
Paloma & Maxi
Break Down the Complex “Sacadas”

Inter/Advanced VALS
Lorena & Pancho
Flying is the mood
CLOSED FOR FOLLOWERS
4.15 to 6.45 pm

PRACTILONGA
DJ
Avik Basu

N/A

5.00 to 6.30 pm

Maestros’

Rehearsal

N/A

SATURDAY EVENING SCHEDULE

7.00 pm

GATEWAY BALLROOM 2nd floor
Doors open for audience

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

COMPETITION STARTS:
Qualifying rounds for Vals and Milonga Categories

Semifinal Rounds for Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Official Categories

Competition DJ Rodrigo Saraibe

9.15 pm to 3.00 am

GALA MILONGA

DJ RODRIGO SARAIBE

10.30 pm Announcement of Finalists of Vals and Milonga categories
Announcement of Finalists of Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Official Categories

11.30 pm: MAIN MASTERS SHOW!

SUNDAY MORNING and AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

Time Pugliese Ballroom D´Arienzo Ballroom Di Sarli Ballroom Gateway Ballroom
10.00 to 11.15 am

Intermediate VALS
Junior & Guadalupe
 
Musicality and Sequences

Pre – Intermediate TANGO
Paloma & Maxi
 Options in the crosses

Inter/Advanced TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
 
Exploring the Voleo: Lineal, Circular, Down and Up. Energy and Dynamic
N/A
11.30 am to 12.45 pm

All Levels TANGO
Carla & José Luis
Build the Axis in a Flexible and Functional Way

Advanced TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
Figures on the Floor: Sacadas, Barridas, Planeos, Enrosques y Agujas

Inter/Advanced MILONGA
Paloma & Maxi
Fast and Furious Milonga Time!

 

Lunch Break

N/A N/A N/A

12.00 – 3.00 pm

MATINEE MILONGA
DJ Brick Robbins

2.00 to 3.15 pm

Inter/Advanced TANGO
Lorena & Pancho
Figures traveling in Line and Circular Steps

Inter/Advanced VALS
Carla & José Luis
Chain in Vals

Intermediate TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
Sacadas for Followers
 
3.30 to 4.45 pm

Inter/Advanced TANGO
Junior & Guadalupe
 Lost Steps from Maestro Mingo Pugliese

Advanced TANGO
Carla & José Luis
Communication between legs. How to play with “Ganchos” and “Barridas”

All Levels TANGO
Paloma & Maxi
 Going back to the Foundation. Embrace, Rotations and Pivots
N/A
Afternoon Break
N/A N/A N/A

5.00 to 6.00 pm

Maestros’

Rehearsal

SUNDAY EVENING SCHEDULE

7.00 pm

GATEWAY BALLROOM 2nd floor
Doors open for audience

7.15 to 9.00 pm

COMPETITION GRAND FINAL
 Vals and Milonga categories
Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Official Categories

8.45 pm PRIZES CEREMONY:
Coronation of the Vals and Milonga USA Champions,
and
Coronation of the
Official USA Tango de Pista and Stage Tango Champions

who will represent the USA at Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup in September.
(Official Photos with all champions)

Competition DJ to be announced

9.00 pm to 3.00 am

FAREWELL MILONGA

DJ: AVIK BASU

11.00 pm Farewell Master Show