Alegria Tango Festival
Start date: 5/30/2019
End date: 6/2/2019
Last day to book: until sold out - 200 max
Our venues are cozy and house 200- 230 max. We cannot Guarantee gender balance . We do not turn anyone away, limit participation, nor discriminate in any way based on gender or lead/follow preference. Neither do we offer pricing incentives based on gender or lead/follow preference. We treat everyone equally. Consequently, the gender ratio for this festival mirrors that of the tango community overall, with slightly more women than men. We secure comfort and joy throughout the event and it is worth a try.
“Who is Coming” List: Unless you email me and instruct me otherwise, I will include your name and city in the online "Who's Coming" list. However, I will not post this list until a week or more after the one-day sale we will hold randomly.
Individual Class and Milonga Passes: Only 20 individual classes and milonga passes will be offered for sale at the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of dancing can I expect?
The level of dancing will be very good. The average participant will have between five and seven years of experience dancing and studying Argentine tango. All styles of social Argentine tango are welcome.
Is there a minimum level of experience required to participate?
Yes. Because of the overall level of dancing and the crowded floors, a certain level of experience and skill in Argentine social tango is required. To participate in this, or any major festival, you should be at a solid intermediate or above level in your dancing. For most people this means about three years of consistent group classes, private classes, and frequent social dancing.
What level of floor craft can I expect?
We like to distinguish our event with a well-mannered, super-friendly dance floor. In fact, the most praised aspect of our first festival last year was the wonderful level of order and good will on the floor.
I hope you will join us this year in setting the bar for a friendly, orderly floor even higher. If you are unfamiliar with some of the finer points of floor craft here is a link to more detailed points (Tango Floor Craft & Etiquettes)
Will there be any tango performances?
The strong emphasis of this festival is social dancing, not performance. The only performance will be an instructor group dance lasting two songs during a brief break on Saturday night and Sunday night.
Do I need to pre-register for individual classes?
If you purchase a full festival pass or other pass options listed in the price menu, there is no additional registration required for each class. Simply show up for the classes that you wish to take.
What is included in the full festival pass?
5 out of 9 options of regular group classes (Saturday and Sunday). All 6 Milongas (Thursday through the closing Milonga on Sunday), Saturday and Sunday Afternoon lunch .
What can you tell me about the tango community in Hartford?
Tango has been thriving here for since 2006. There are many very experienced dancers and many newer dancers. The most common remark I hear about our tango community is how friendly and welcoming it is.