Close embrace
Escape room
Jack nd Jill
Dancing in the dark

Be ready for a very special congress/ festival edition with new additions! Of course you can stick to the standard program, but if you want to go on an adventure, go for it!

Close embrace on friday - etiquette milongeuros

During the encuentro milonguero salon, chairs and tables for men are set apart from the women. Couples also get a separate section, just as is common in Buenos Aires.

A milonguero is a person who spends time dancing social tango. The word comes from the term milonga referring to a tango dance event.

The term was used from the 1870s to mark a man who spent much of his time dancing tango of any style. Since the early 20th century the term referred to a man immersed in the tango culture specific to Buenos Aires. A milonguero frequented dance halls, dancing to the music of tango, milonga and vals. Such a man was “raised and groomed on tango” and his “reverence for the dance and its traditions” strongly influenced the way he danced. The term milonguero was used by others to distinguish a skilled and courteous dancer, not a term for oneself.

Though there are many individual differences between men, milongueros generally dress conservatively, wearing a sport coat or suit, dress shirt and often a tie. They do not attempt to converse with their partner during a song. They are keenly aware of others on the dance floor and they maintain the “line of dance”, a stately progression of all the couples moving counter-clockwise around the dance floor. The milonguero does not bump into or kick other dancers; he employs mostly circular movements to keep an inward focus for himself and his partner, and to allow for small adornments made with the foot. Above all, he interprets the mood of the music with his dancing.

In modern times, the feminine form milonguera has been used to refer to a woman who is an avid tango dancer, one who goes out dancing as much as possible. Other similar terms are tanguero for a man and tanguera for a woman.

Good to know

-Encuentros are characterized by keeping your partner extremely close
-You don’t invite each other verbally, but through cabeceo/miradas exchanges
-While dancing we are humble, trying to avoid showing off.
-Change of partner after each tanda
-Respect for the dance lines in the ronda
-Entering the dance floor in a correct way

Encuentro Milonguero Schedule!

Tango traditional room:
Friday 24 Feb:
14.00 – 19.00

21.00 – 02.00

Escape room - non tango

Sometimes you need different music, a different environment, a different vibe or you just want to be surprised by something new, unknown or unexpected.
Here you can get away from our beloved tango and you can really let go.
Enjoy. Explore. Discover.

Here we also end the evening. So the after-party room. We will continue here until 3:00 or maybe until 4:00 am
We also make it possible here that everyone can hear their favorite music. Thanks to Bluetooth!

Jack & Jill Contest

Our Jack & Jill competition allows individuals to enter without a partner and demonstrate their skills in spontaneous social dancing with a variety of random partners. Leaders and followers are randomly paired and there will be several partner changes during the preliminary rounds.

Judging criteria: Musicality, Technique, Lead and Follow, Connection, Creativity

Price: 2 Full passes next congress!

Rules & Requirements

-Must hold a ticket to WTC’22.

-Pay the registration fee of €10.00

-First come, first serve

-Check-in prior to the competition at the event registration desk.

-Will have a competition allocated number assigned to them at the time of registration. It must be worn throughout the competition.-Males must enter as leaders (Jack), Females must enter as followers (Jill).

Sign in!

Program schedule, click here!

Dancing in the dark - Neo room only

15 minutes ‘Dancing In The Dark’ experience in the universe of Freestyle Neo Tango!

Have you always wondered what it feels like to dance with dance lovers in completely darkness, without knowing who you are dancing with?
You can finally experience this fairy tale during this epic congress!

In the universe of Dancing Neo In The Dark you twinkle with others where we enjoy 15 minutes together all the joys of Neo Tango, no awareness of who you dance with.

Only by means of fluorescent wristbands can we observe each other in a completely darkened room, dance and change partners.
Isn’t that exciting?

When the lights go out this ultimate freestyle tango dance experience could be characterized by:
– heightened awareness
– greater sensitivity
– deeper immersion and
– enhanced connection

And just to keep in mind,
expect the unexpected!

More about Dancing in the dark, click here!

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