Welcome to the website of the 7th Philadelphia International Tango Festival, which will take place from June 1-4, 2017. We really hope that you'll consider joining us for an amazing four days & nights of tango!
This year's festival will take place at a new and very exciting location: The Germany Society (611 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123).
The teaching line-up for this festival is all-Argentine and top-notch:
** Nito Garcia & Elba Sottile,
** Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert,
** Octavio Fernandez & Carla Marano, and
** Marcelo Gutierrez.
And the DJs are equally amazing:
** Ramu Pyreddy
** Marc Hussner
** Adam Hoopengardner
** Marcelo Gutierrez, and
** Manuk Colakyan.
Our gorgeous and multi-faceted venue will allow us to incorporate many new activities into the festival schedule, including:
** Outdoor dancing in the evenings in a beautiful courtyard, on a professional-grade dance floor.
** Extended milongas (until 3 and 4 am, respectively) on Friday & Saturday nights, in an exquisite, 19th century ballroom.
** ** Lots of on-site food options, including a catered dinner Friday night (requires pre-registration), Kiya's Cafe, serving Argentine light bites and coffee from Friday through Sunday, and a barbeque during the Garden Milonga on Sunday evening.
** A late-night alternative milonga in a historic & beautiful library.
And the festival will of course include all of the elements that have always distinguished our event:
** Superb instruction in Argentine Tango for every level from absolute beginner to very advanced, through a total of 28 workshops;
** 26 hours of social dancing to music curated by some of the most respected tango DJs;
** Astounding & inspiring nightly performances;
** Fantastic tango shoes & clothing vendors;
** A welcoming atmosphere where it's easy to meet new people; and
** A historic and beautiful city to explore.
Please peruse the website at your leisure, and let us know if you need any help planning your participation in our festival (travel planning, partner-finding, etc.).
Very much hope to see you in Philly from June 1 to 4, 2017!