This event is an Official Preliminary of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup 2020

Competition Events

The competition events will be held from 04.00PM till 08.00PM on Friday 20th and from 11.30AM till 05.00PM Saturday 21st March.

The Champions of the Official events will be invited to provide a performance at the Farewell Milonga on Sunday evening.

Workshops

Workshops are for 1.5 hours.

Please note that the workshops are at Intermediate and Advanced levels and are NOT SUITABLE FOR "BEGINNER" OR "IMPROVER" LEVEL DANCERS!

Some of the topics are covered across two linked Intensive Workshops in two parts for 3 hours. These workshops are designed to go deeper into the topics. Registrants for Intensive Workshops must register for both the Part A and Part B workshops for the relevant topic.

Oceania Passes

An Oceania Congress Pass (for competition entrants) or Oceania Milonguero Pass (for non-competition milongueros) entitles the holder to participate in four workshops (i.e. six hours of workshops) and all four milongas. Holders can also register for additional workshops at the listed prices.

An Oceania Workshop Pass (for anyone), entitles the holder to participate in four workshops (i.e. six hours of workshops). Holders can also register for additional workshops at the listed prices.

An Oceania Milonga Pass (for anyone), entitles the holder to participate in all four milongas.

Changes to the schedule

The Organisers reserve the right to reschedule workshops and other events within the four days of the Congress and Championships, to take account of the numbers of registrations in the various workshops and competitions. Such potential rescheduling could include (for example) moving the commencement of the competition rounds to Thursday afternoon and changing the times for workshops.

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Venue for workshops: Viva Dance Studio
Venue for Welcome Milonga: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall

JONATHAN & CLARISA

11:00 – 12:30 Studio 1
Milonga
Make your milonga joyful using rebounds in different ways and turn simple steps into a playful dance.

Level: Intermediate

FERNANDO & SOL

11:00 – 12:30 Studio 2
All About Pivots
Analysing the pivot with different kind of turns and how to keep the connection as a couple. Ganchos & Ornaments with the turns.

Level: Int/ Adv

LUNCHTIME MILONGA
12:30 – 1:30 Studio 1
DJ - TBA

JONATHAN & CLARISA

01:45 – 03:15 Studio 1
Intensive Workshop: Vals - Part 1
Musicality and different alternatives in the beats and orchestras.

Level: Intermediate

FERNANDO & SOL

01:45 – 03:15 Studio 2
Ladies Technique
It’s so good to be a woman in Tango! – Follower’s technique & styling.

Level: Open

JONATHAN & CLARISA

03:30 – 05:00 Studio 1
Intensive Workshop: Vals - Part 2
Main cadence and musicality Characteristics, fluidity tools. Sequence.

Level: Intermediate

FERNANDO & SOL

03:30 – 05:00 Studio 2
Mens Technique
Leaders’ technique, tools & exercises.

Level: Open

WELCOME MILONGA
9.00PM – Midnight

Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
DJ - TBA

Friday, 20th March 2020

Venue for workshops: Viva Dance Studio
Venue for competitions: Raye Freedman Theatre
Venue for Gala Milonga: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall

JONATHAN & CLARISA

11:00 – 12:30 Studio 1
Intensive Workshop Dynamic Changes - Part 1
Main fundamentals of activation and reaction. Indispensable embrace tools in our style.

Level: Int/ Adv

FERNANDO & SOL

11:00 – 12:30 Studio 2
Tango Posture
Different style of embrace, balance, connection, smooth walking. Technique work on individual and in couples.

Level: Open

LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 1:00

JONATHAN & CLARISA

01:00 – 02:30 Studio 1
Intensive Workshop Dynamic Changes - Part 2
Big contrast in the music, potency and smoothness.

Level: Int/ Adv

FERNANDO & SOL

01:00 – 02:30 Studio 2
Sacadas and Gran Sacadas
Enjoy, play with sacadas. Lead & perception on both role of leaders & followers.

Level: Int/ Adv

CHAMPIONSHIP
4.00PM – 8.00PM

Raye Freedman Theatre

GALA MILONGA - FRIDAY
8.00PM – 1.00AM

Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
DJ - TBA

Performance by Fernando Gracia & Sol Cerquides

Saturday, 21st March 2020

Venue for competitions: Raye Freedman Theatre
Venue for Gala Milonga: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall

CHAMPIONSHIP
11.30AM – 5.00PM

Raye Freedman Theatre

Semi-finals & Finals

MILONGA ON STAGE
During Breaks
DJ - TBA

GALA MILONGA - SATURDAY
8.00PM –1.00AM

Mt. Eden War Memorial Hall
DJ - TBA

Performance by Jonathan Saavedra & Clarisa Aragon

Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Venues for workshops: Devonport Village – Devonia (RSA) Hall & Harmony Hall
Venue for Farewell Milonga: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall

JONATHAN & CLARISA

11:00 – 12:30 Harmony
Dance Floor Sequences
Tight spaces? No problem! Sequences in small space. How to take advantage of each spaces on the dance floor.

Level: Intermediate

FERNANDO & SOL

11:00 – 12:30 Devonia (RSA) Hall
From Social Tango to Performance Tango.
Important factors to consider in choreography, adding effective figures to the basic element with technique & expressions.

Level: Int/ Adv

LUNCHTIME MILONGA
12:30 – 1:30 Devonia (RSA) Hall
DJ - TBA

JONATHAN & CLARISA

01:45 – 03:15 Devonia (RSA) Hall
Intensive Workshop: Enrosques - Part 1
Main fundamentals. Disassociation and axis.

Level: Int/ Adv

FERNANDO & SOL

01:45 – 03:15 Harmony
Intensive Workshop - Unexpected Boleos – Part 1
Surprise the lady with unexpected boleo leads, get ready to do boleos even from the most unexpected situations – high & low boleos.

Level: Int/ Adv

JONATHAN & CLARISA

03:30 – 05:00 Devonia (RSA) Hall
Intensive Workshop: Enrosques - Part 2
Dependent and independent work in the couple. Control of the fluidity, movements and form.

Level: Int/ Adv

FERNANDO & SOL

03:30 – 05:00 Harmony
Intensive Workshop - Unexpected Boleos – Part 2
Management of free leg, with possibilities of boleos & adornos.

Level: Int/ Adv

FAREWELL MILONGA
8.00PM –1.00AM

Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
DJ - TBA

Performance by Champion couples