ABOUT ATUSA OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

ATUSA OFFICIAL USA TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL, – Official US Preliminary of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup-(the TANGO MUNDIAL) -, changed its traditional dates (on Easter Weekend) to JULY 7 -10, 2022. This was due to the increment in the number of cases of the new Covid19 variants between Sep 2021 and Feb 2022. Summer allows for better conditions, there is more time for most of the population to be fully vaccinated, and therefore more time for the pandemic to be minimized or hopefully to be ended.

VERY IMPORTANT: Covid Attendance policy

1. All attendees (including professional staff & volunteers) must provide proof of full vaccination by June 20, 2022. Once attendees have purchased their passes, they will receive a confirmation email with a secure link to upload their vaccine cards.
Attendees who get tickets at door must show vaccination card, or phone image.
No entry without proof of vaccination.

2. All attendees (pre-registered or at door) must acknowledge acceptance of the ATUSA Protocols and the Covid-19 Waiver Agreement.

3. MASKS are highly recommended. CDC now recommends N95 respirators, along with their Chinese (KN95) or Korean equivalents (KF94). Unlike cloth coverings, these masks don’t just offer a barrier from spreading your germs, but they actually trap most incoming ones, according to the Federal Drug and Food Administration (FDA). Masks must cover the mouth and nose and should fit with no gaps.

These are the 4 best face masks for Omicron:
N95 Face Mask: Kimberly-Clark Professional N95 Pouch Respirator
KN95: Maskc KN95 Face Mask
KF94: Kyungin Flax KN94 Masks
Disposable: Evolvetogether Tokyo Face Masks

4. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL.


WHY OFFICIAL

ATUSA is the sanctioned direct branch/preliminary in the United States of Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup/Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires, which is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, (together, the official highest authorities for Argentine Tango in the world and the responsible entities regarding the organization, program planning and overall execution of the Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires). Therefore, ATUSA is bound by its rules and regulations.

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 Official Jury Panel* formed by professionals of international renown and vast experience, and approved by the two official bodies, Tango BA Dance World Cup (Mundial de Tango), and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.

There are 7 championship categories, two of which are Official (which means they are represented at the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup (MUNDIAL),- see category descriptions below).

ATUSA is the only OFFICIAL TANGO entity entitled to hand in Official USA Tango Champion Titles and to send the OFFICIAL US representatives (champions) to compete directly at the SEMIFINAL ROUNDS of the unique TANGO BUENOS AIRES DANCE WORLD CUP every August, – avoiding over 600 couples at the qualifying rounds.

Appointed by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires and the Office of Festivals and Central Events,the designated BA Tango World Cup Auditor will travel to the US to supervise all instances of the competition.The Auditor/Supervisor will bear the responsibility of ensuring the compliance of the Official Championship rules; properly solve any inconvenience not considered in these Rules; establish or inform about the clarifying or interpretative rules that he/she considers necessary and calculate the scores using the Tango BA World Cup formula. 

 All categories in this Championship (official and non-official) will be evaluated by the Official Judges and audited by the designated Tango BA Dance World Cup Supervisor.

IMPORTANT: participants in the official categories (Tango de Pista and Stage Tango) must be US Citizens or residents of at least one year by the date of the competition to be able compete. However, there are no residence/nationality restrictions for the other categories: Vals, Milonga, Salon Seniors, “So you think you can Tango?”, and Stage Group.

ATUSA also offers a magnificent TANGO FESTIVAL including 32 tango dance workshops, special workshops (DJ Workshop, Folklore, Stage, etc.), amazing master shows, great milongas with live music and or best recorded music till 3.00 am, which together with the Official US Championship, makes it a staggering, unique high quality Tango event.


*TANGO BUENOS AIRES DANCE WORLD CUP (Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires) has recently moved its traditional dates to September 7-18 when better weather allows for the event to be hosted mostly outside. Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup is the most impressive tango event in the globe with the greatest international impact. It includes the colossal Tango World Cup and an awesome tango festival for over 10 days. Thousands of dancers and audiences from all over the world come to the city to participate in the various activities offered by this celebration.

Visit Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup (Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires) Official Website:


ATUSA CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES:

  • “TANGO DE PISTA” – OFFICIAL; open to both amateur and professional dancers. Residence restrictions apply. This category is bound by the rules and regulations of Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup and will be developed in 3 stages: a) Qualifying Round, b) Semifinal, c) Final from Thursday July 7 to Sunday July 10, 2022.
  • “STAGE TANGO” – OFFICIAL; open to both amateur and professional dancers. Residence restrictions apply. This category is bound by the rules and regulations of Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup and will be developed in 3 stages: a) Qualifying Round, b) Semifinal, c) Final from Thursday July 7 to Sunday July 10, 2022.
  • “MILONGA” –open to both amateur and professional dancers. No residence restrictions.
    This category will be take place on Sat July 9 and Sun July 10, 2022.*
  • “VALS” – open to both amateur and professional dancers. No residence restrictions.
    This category will be take place on Sat July 9 and Sun July 10, 2022.*
  • “SALON TANGO SENIOR” – open to social dancers (amateurs). No professionals allowed. Age restrictions apply. No residence restrictions. This category will be take place on Thursday July 7 and Friday July 8, 2022.*
  • “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TANGO?” – open to social dancers (amateurs). No professionals allowed. No residence restrictions. This category will be take place on Saturday July 9, 2022.*
  • “STAGE TANGO GROUP” Competition/Showcase with evaluation by the Jury (open to amateur dancers directed by a teacher/choreographer). No residence restrictions. This category will be take place on Friday July 8, 2022.

    * Please not that the schedule might change according to the number of couples registered for the category. You will read more information in Specific Rules & Evaluation criteria.

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