UK TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP
The World tango dance tournament (in Spanish: Campeonato Mundial de Baile de Tango, also known as Mundial de Tango) is an annual competition of Argentine Tango, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, usually in August, as part of the Buenos Aires Tango Festival organized by the city's government.
The World Cup competition is the final leg of a series of pre-competitions held around the world.
Allowed Countries to Participate in UK
Eligibility to Enter
- Contestants must be at least 18 years old by the date of the competition.
- Contestants may participate in both the Pista (Salon) Tango and Stage Tango categories. However, no contestant may participate more than once in the same category, regardless of whether they do so with a different partner.
- Dancers of any nationality are eligible to apply for the competition, but applicants must prove that they have been residents for at least one full year (by the date of the competition) in the United Kingdom or Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden
- All participants must confirm their registration at the time of accreditation. The presentation of the identity document (birth certificate, passport, rent contract or similar) to certify the place of birth or residence in Europe is mandatory to obtain accreditation. Both members of the couple must be present with their documents at the accreditation process; accreditations cannot be done by one member.
- Accreditation by third parties shall not be made.
- All data provided at the time of the accreditation will be considered as a sworn statement. Any contradiction subsequent to the signature will be penalised by either a decreased score or a disqualification to compete or any other measures established by this body.
- All the competition rounds (qualifying, semi-finals and finals) will be open to spectators.
The AIR EUROPA TANGO CHAMPIONS: one more couple from the Pista Category will have the opportunity to win air tickets to fly from Europe to Buenos Aires to participate in the classification stages of The Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup 2019, thanks to the public vote and the sponsorship of Air Europa. In case the public winners are the same as the First Place chosen by the Judges this prize goes automatically to the couple that has the second-best score in the public vote.
FIRST PLACE - StageThe FIRST PLACE winning couple of the UK Tango Championship, Stage Tango Category, will receive the following:1. The Official Title of: UK Stage Tango Champion 2019.2. Round-trip airfare from the country where the winners are resident to the City of Buenos Aires.3. A week stay accommodation in Buenos Aires in August, week during which the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup takes place.4. Registration to compete in the Semi-finals of Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup 2019. PLEASE NOTE: if the winners refuse to participate in the Tango Mundial BA from the semifinals, representing the preliminary, they will lose the prize and they will not be allowed to participate in the mundial from the classification stages.5.A pair of tango shoes offered by Yuyo Brujo (for women) and Zalazar (for men).SECOND PLACE - Stage The SECOND PLACE winning couple will receive honorable mentions, and the free registration for the next UK championship on the same category. Important information: In the case a couple wins both official categories it will, apart from the two official titles, have a longer stay in Buenos Aires up to 3 weeks accommodation and the registration to compete in the Semi-finals of TANGO BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL & DANCE WORLD CUP 2019 for both categories.
London Champion - Pista Tango 2019First Prize(For Londoners competing within the main Pista Tango Category) Free annual pass to several milongas and practicas Corrientes, Tango Light, Tango Space, Tango & Nada Mas, I Love Mondays, Tanguito, Carablanca, Negracha, La Divina, Etnia and 3D.The score for this prize will be that given by the official Championship judges.