Analia y Luis

Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia

Festival Summary

Tango Passion Show:

  • Friday, July 29, With World Champion dancers Manuela and Juan, Latin Grammy winner bandoneonist Raul Jaurena, singer Marga Mitchell, pianist Maurizio Najt, Grupo Folklorico Uruguay, Tango Sueño Performance Group and more!

Dale and Gem

Dale Ellison and Gem Duras

Classes/Workshops:

  • July 22, 23, 24: Boot Camp for Beginners, Intensive Tango Days, with Dale Ellison and Gem Duras, in Middletown, Milford, Norwalk and Danbury
  • July 30, 31: Special Workshops with Manuela and Juan, 2014 World Champions, in Milford and Norwalk

Milongas (Tango Socials):

  • July 22: Opening Milonga, Middletown
  • July 23: Special Milonga TS New Dimensions, Norwalk, Surprise performances
  • July 30: Red and Black Formal Milonga, Milford. Surprise performances
  • July 23, 30: Surprise Milongas/Receptions, by invitation only to participants
  • July 9, 16: Pre-Festival Milongas, in Norwalk and Milford

Festival Activities and Full Schedule: (Hotline: (203) 584-4480)

 

Tango Passion Show

Raul Jaurena

Raul Jaurena, bandoneonist,
Latin Grammy Winner

 

Raul Jaurena

Maurizio Najt, pianist

 

 

A night of Tango: Music and Dance
Friday, July 29, Milford

A Tango Show featuring World Champion dancers Manuela and Juan, Latin Grammy winner bandoneonist Raul Jaurena, singer Marga Mitchell, pianist Maurizio Najt, Grupo Folklorico Uruguay and Tango Sueño Performance Group.

8:00 PM: Assigned and Limited Seating
Tickets $38/$42, for sale online, or by calling
(203) 584 4480

Only 2 tickets left! Please call to purchase.
Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)

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Manuela and Juan


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Marga Mitchell

Marga Mitchell, singer

Grupo Folklorico

Grupo Folklorico
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Classes and Workshops

The festival presents an extensive and inclusive set of classes and workshops to cover various aspects of Argentine Tango with World Champion performers Manuela and Juan, as well as Dale Ellison from Charleston SC and Connecticut's own Gem Duras. Snacks will be served at the breaks. Singles are welcome, we change partners.

Milongas

Milongas are Argentine Tango Dance events where people spend the evening to socialize and dance tango.

The 2016 CT Tango Fest presents an exciting range of Milongas with some of Connecticut's most popular Milonga venues.

Opening Milonga in Middletown
Friday, July 22
Guest: Dale Ellison

Milonga TS Middletown hosted by Tango Sueño Academy. Classic and Nuevo mix, refreshments and snacks included. DJ:Gem. Performance and Nuevo Workshop: Dale and Gem

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Nuevo Tango Workshop, colgadas
8:30 pm - 11 pm: Milonga
First Church, (FC)

admission at the door
$15 Milonga only
$25 Workshop and Milonga

Milonga TS New Dimensions
Saturday, July 23
Guest: Dale Ellison

Superb dance floor, great ambiance, refreshments. DJ Gem with classic and nuevo mix. Performance: Dale and Gem.

8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
$20 at the door

Pre-Festival Milonga in Milford
Saturday, July 16

Celebrate the CT Tango Fest with a raffle and prizes. Wine, refreshments and music with nuevo and classic mix

7:30 pm - 12 am
Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)
$20 at the door

Pre-Festival Milonga in Norwalk
Saturday, July 9

Celebrate the CT Tango Fest with a raffle and prizes. Wine, refreshments and music with nuevo and classic mix.

7:30 pm - 12 am
Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
$20 at the door

Tango Intensive Day
with Dale and Gem

Saturday, July 23, Danbury/Milford

Full day, 5 hours of instruction with Dale and Gem packed into this Saturday of intensive Argentine Tango. The morning sessions will focus on Tango Elegance with various tango elements. The afternoon sessions will be held in Milford focusing on fundamentals for beginners. Limited enrollment.

Morning: Tango Elegance (Danbury)

11:00 am: Turns with weight changes: Fluid rhythmic turns for Salon Tango
12:00 pm: Multiple turns for tango and vals: Play with the rhythm to dance to various beats and orchestras.

Vitti's Dance Studio, Danbury (VD)
register

Boot Camp for Beginners (Milford)

2:30 - 5:30 pm (with short breaks): Argentine Tango basics, embrace and connection. Next phase, pivots, ochos and turns. Free leg movements, combinations with ganchos "hooking legs together".

Milford Center for the Arts , Milford (MF)
register

Only 2 spots left!

Tango Workshops
with Dale and Gem

Sunday, July 24, Norwalk

Full day, 4.5 hours of intensive tango instruction with Dale and Gem. The workshops will focus the on and off axis concepts, review of torsion and dissociation applied to enrosques and weight transfer for better sacadas all applied to fun sequences.

1:00 pm: Enrosques for men and women:
Spiral into turns with sweeps, crosses and weight changes.
Yes for ladies too!

2:30 pm: Understanding the axis, calecitas and volcadas: Fall into the arms of your partner, lose and rediscover your axis while adorning with your free leg.

4:00 pm: Alternating Leader and follower's sacadas: Create a dialogue with forward and back sacadas.

Dance Dimensions , Norwalk (DD)
register

10 spots left


Dale and Gem

Dale and Gem

 

 

Tango Workshops
with Manuela and Juan, Day I

Saturday, July 30, Milford

World Champion Teachers/Performers Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia will present workshops addressing various aspects of tango in a fun environment. All tango dancers are welcome as well as beginners who have taken Dale and Gem's intensive workshops the previous weekend.

1:00 pm: Tango elegance, technique and adornments: Start your weekend with the energy of the champions! Fun mixed exercises for leaders and followers.
2:30 pm: Ganchos and Boleos: Use your free leg and proper relaxation to create thrilling kicks and hooks.
4:00 pm: Dancing to Vals: Manuela and Juan's favorite figures. First prize winners in vals category in Buenos Aires, a workshop not to be missed.

Milford Center for the Arts , Milford (MF)
register

only 4 spots left!
Closed to single followers.

Tango Workshops
with Manuela and Juan, Day II

Sunday, July 31, Norwalk

Manuela and Juan will continue their teaching in Connecticut with three more workshops. All tango dancers with some experience are welcome.

1:00 pm: Turns with planeos and volcadas: Embrace to connect, then use your free leg to express by drawing elegance on the floor.
2:30 pm: Dancing to Milonga: Traspie and weight shifts with playful sequences.
4:00 pm: Stage Tango Elements Applied to Salon Tango: Use doble frente, pauses and elegance to spice up your social dance!

Dance Dimensions, Norwalk (DD)
register

only 8 spots left!
Single followers please call before registering.

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Manuela and Juan

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Massage for Dancers by Rita Lang, LMT, Official massage therapist of the festival: www.RitaLangHealingArts.com

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Red and Black Formal Milonga:
Saturday, July 30, Milford
Guests: Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia

A special milonga emphasizing the sensuality in tango! Ladies: dress as sensually as you feel comfortable, gentlemen suit and tie or black compadrito costume encouraged! Tango Sueño style refreshments with an extra twist, drinks and surprise performances!

8 pm - 1 am
Milford Center for the Arts, Milford (MF)
$20 at the door

Special milongas/receptions for festival participants
Sundays July 24 and 31

Location and times TBA during festival activities.


At a Glance

  July 22 July 23 July 24

 

July 29 July 30 July 31
11 am   Workshops
Danbury
Dale & Gem
 

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1 pm Boot Camp
Milford
Dale & Gem
Intensive Tango Day
Norwalk
Dale & Gem
Workshops Day I
Milford
Manuela & Juan
Workshops Day II
Norwalk
Manuela & Juan
 
Nuevo Tango
Middletown
Dale & Gem
Milonga/Reception for Participants   Milonga/Reception for Participants
8 pm Opening Milonga in Middletown Tango Passion Show Red and Black Formal Milonga
   
Norwalk
Special Milonga TS
New Dimensions
Festival Venues

MF: Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, www.milfordarts.org
DD: Dance Dimensions, 15 Cross Street, Norwalk, www.dancedimensionsnorwalk.com
VD: Vitti's Dance Studio, 10 Precision Road, Danbury, www.vittisdancestudio.com
FC: First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street, Middletown, www.firstchurchmiddletown.org

Festival Contact Information:
Phone: (203) 584-4480, E-mail: info@cttangofest.org Phone number for the Press: (203) 543-8099. Photos for the press: click here...
Get ready for a two weekends of pure excitement!