Milongas in the stunning Porchester Hall, with wooden, sprung dance floor, in an all-encompassing venue hosting both the festival and the championship. 24 hours of pure dancing with people from all over the world.

CURRENT FESTIVAL:

Festival & Championship 2018

Judges, Coaches and Performers

Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza

Noelia Hurtado & Carlitos Espinoza

Judges and Performers

Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra

Horacio Godoy & Cecilia Berra

Judges and Performers

Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez

Fabian Peralta & Josefina Bermudez

Judges and Performers

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Juan Martin Carrara & Stefania Colina

Coaches and Performers

Juan Martin and Stefania are young, extremely talented and currently one of the most popular tango couples. They dance with a great respect for the tradition and the music, but keep working on new forms of expression and their own development. Being extremely popular teachers in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and the entire world, their classes allow one to hear and feel what is most intangible in tango. Their exquisite musicality, charm and sensibility have won them many hearts in all over the globe.
Juan Martin Carrara started his dancing career when he was 13 years old as a ballet and contemporary dancer and an actor of musical comedy. At the age of 16 he entered in the Nacional Academy of Dance of Uruguay and was selected for the “Young Ballet”, touring all the theatres of the region as a performer of modern and classical ballet.
After a few years he met with tango and at the same time with Stefania Colina, and fell in love with both.
Stefania Colina started her career as a ballet and contemporary dancer in the “Orlama” School at the age of 4. She graduated at 17, after 13 years of intense training, and became a teacher of the school. During that time she had the opportunity to experience many dance styles that were taught as a complement to ballet and that is how she met with tango and Juan Martin.
Their passionate life-changing story began, so they left Uruguay and moved almost immediately to Buenos Aires with nothing more than their intense desire to dance and teach tango. After a few years of working hard at improving their level and knowledge, they won the “Intercontinental Championship” in 2009 and the Uruguayan Tango salon Championships in 2012.
Since then, they have been teaching and dancing around the world. They perform regularly in the milongas of Buenos Aires and participate in some of the most important festivals in Europe. Their fame and uniqueness comes from their elegance, sensuality and musicality. They are also known for their successful and engaging teaching method.

DJs

Marcelo Rojas

Marcelo Rojas

DJ

Marcelo Rojas
A famous must-see DJ in the tango scene, one of the most renowned in Buenos Aires as well as at international level.
He is currently the “musical adviser for the Buenos Aires city government”, programmer at the official Buenos Aires tango radio station “La 2×4”, DJ at the Confitería Ideal, organiser and DJ at the Milonga Tango Ideal.
In 2009 he won the Martín Fierro prize for best music programme (“La noche con amigos” with Lionel Godoy). He has DJ’d at the best known milongas in Argentina and Europe.
For many years he has participated at major festivals in Latin America (including the World Tango festival in Buenos Aires, the “Camicando mocca – canyengue” festival, the Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino “C.I.T.A.”, the Campeonato Metropolitano tango show, the Cumbre Mundial de tango Bariloche) and during his travels in Europe and Asia.
Horacio Godoy

Horacio Godoy

DJ

Andrea Dedó

Andrea Dedó

DJ

“You are Energy for the milonga!” this is one of the best congratulations that I received after a milonga set” ”I like to think the DJ rules like this, gives always new energy at the dancers, try to propose every time the right tanda at the right moment and ignite the magic of the milonga”
Thanks to an intense background as musician, dancer and tango teacher, and to a continuous study, Andrea Dedò always is able to interpret to the best the dance-floor to the delight of our feet! From several years he travel around Europe to playing at the best Festivals and Marathons. His style it’s absolutely traditional. “Todo el mundo a bailar!”
Andrea Dedò is the artistic director of the International L’Aquila Tango Marathon & Festival, www.laquilatangofestival.com, as well as the creator and director of the Italian Tango magazine “El Tanguero” www.eltanguero.it, From 2009 is the resident DJ of the “Milonga di Camila” (Italy).
Alberto Ortiz (Beto)

Alberto Ortiz (Beto)

DJ

Alberto (Beto) Ortiz is an Argentinian who has lived in London for the last eight years. After starting as the DJ at his own Tea Dance, Beto became so popular that he is now invited regularly to DJ at the best local milongas in London, including Corrientes Social Club, Tango The Light, Negracha, Carablanca, Tango Etnia … also in Mallorca Tango Festival in Spain ... Beto is a traditional DJ who selects the best tangos of the golden age of the tango and arranges them in tandas with cortinas.
Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

DJ

Alberto (Beto) Ortiz is an Argentinian who has lived in London for the last six years. After starting as the DJ at his own Tea Dance, Beto became so popular that he is now invited regularly to DJ at the best local milongas in London, including Corrientes Social Club, Tango The Light, Negracha, Carablanca Tango Club, Tango Etnia … also in Mallorca Tango Festival in Spain every year…
Beto is a traditional DJ who selects the best tangos of the golden age and arranges them in tandas with cortinas.

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