Special Events

2017 Seattle FolkLife Tango Program

 

Seattle FolkLife 2017

Memorial Day Weekend @ Seattle Center

May 26th-May 29th

Folklife is a nonprofit organization that celebrates art, music and the communities in the Pacific Northwest.  Admission is free with suggested donation.

Argentine tango has been one of the regular events at the Folklife for many years.  Here is a link for general Folklife information: http://www.nwfolklife.org/

 

 

 

 

1st Event

Date:

Saturday, 5/27/17  

Time:

3:00PM- 5:00PM  

Event:

Tango Participatory Dance with Live Music and performance by local teachers.

Location:

Seattle Center's Armory (aka Center House)

 

2nd Event

Date:

Sunday, 5/28/17 

Time:

1:00PM- 1:45PM

Event:

Stage Performance by Tango Argentino

Location:

Seattle Center- Open Air Dance Stage

 

Tango has always been one of the popular performances at FolkLife and is always full house. Please plan to arrive to this event early!

 

3rd Event

Date:

Monday, 5/29/17   

Time:

1:00PM- 1:50PM  

Event:

Tango Workshop with Tony & Ilana

Location:

Seattle Center- Armory Loft

 

Info

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

http://www.nwfolklife.org/

 

Special Dance with Live Music: Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 

Mid Summer Night Milonga !!!

 

Dance to Live Tango Music featuring

Chicharra Tango

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 7/15/17  

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Tony & Ilana

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance with

                                live music by

                                Chicharra Tango

 

Event:

Dance to live tango music featuring

Chicharra Tango

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Mid Summer Night Milonga!

Theme Color: White

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Recorded music by Tony Fan

About the band:

Chicharra Tango is a Seattle-based tango ensemble playing smoky Argentine tango classics from the Golden Age. Whether you’re in the mood to dance, or simply sip a glass of red wine and relax to the rhythm of Buenos Aires, they will transport you to that wonderful land of fiery passion and heartbreak.

YouTube Link

Bandoneón & bandleader:

      Harlan Glotzer

Violin:

      Andrew Foster

Piano:

      Dana Wen

 

Double Bass:

      Matt Weiner

 

Event Fee:

$10 Class

$15 Dance with live & recorded music

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info:

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip, August 4th-6th, 2017

 

August 4th-6th, 2017

 

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

August 4th-6th, 2017

 

Event:

Portland Tango Community Camping Trip

 

The Portland Tango Community camping trip will take place again this summer. All tango dancers and their families are invited. Tango Camping event was established 10 years ago and has hosted many dancers from Oregon, Washington, California, other states and even international guests. It used to take place in Trout Lake area, Mt Adams. This year it will be at the Vista Park in Skamokawa, Washington. It is about 35 miles west of Longview, WA, which is about 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon along Interstate 5. 

 

It will be on August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2017.  It begins at noon on Friday the 4th and ends at noon on Sunday the 6th.

 

There is camping, hiking, fishing, kayak rentals, cafés, and lots of sandy Columbia River beach to play on. Bring your tents, food, plan for potlucks.

 

The Skamokawa Grange Hall has been booked for both Friday and Saturday nights tango.  Dance, Dance, Dance.

 

Typically we have day events in small groups or individually (hiking in the area, water sports), followed with dinners around the campfire in the early evening, then tango and after tango more time around the campfire. Music, singing and mingling.

 

The fee for attendance is $10 per person, and that covers the camping and the dancing for both days (if you camp with the Tango Camping Trip people in the ‘Group Campground’).

 

There is a small resort in town with hotel rooms. But, that would be on your own dime and outside of the camping trip fee.

The resort rents paddle boards and kayaks.  The Vista Campground has yurts, however, they are all rented out for that weekend. 

 

Footnotes:

Dogs are welcome.  Unruly, noisy and/or aggressive dogs will be removed from the event, along with their owners (this is not negotiable).   Attending the Tango Camping Trip is at your own risk.  The organizers will not be responsible for any injury or mishap.

 

Bring tango shoes.

 

Info:

writetanika@hotmail.com

 

Special Dance with Live Music: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

 

Halloween Dance w/ Costume Contest!

 

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Dance to Live Tango Music featuring

Chicharra Tango

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 10/28/17  

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Tony & Ilana

                      

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance with

                                live music by

                                Chicharra Tango

 

Event:

Dance to live tango music featuring

Chicharra Tango

+

Halloween Dance w/ Costume Contest

Great prizes for

     1.) Best overall

     2.) Best couple

     3.) Scariest

     4.) Sexiest (with good taste)

About the band:

Chicharra Tango is a Seattle-based tango ensemble playing smoky Argentine tango classics from the Golden Age. Whether you’re in the mood to dance, or simply sip a glass of red wine and relax to the rhythm of Buenos Aires, they will transport you to that wonderful land of fiery passion and heartbreak.

YouTube Link

Bandoneón & bandleader:

      Harlan Glotzer

Violin:

      Andrew Foster

Piano:

      Dana Wen

 

Double Bass:

      Matt Weiner

 

Event Fee:

$10 Class

$15 Dance with live & recorded music

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info:

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

 

Special Dance with Live Music: Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

 

Tango Holiday Dance!!!

 

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Dance to Live Tango Music featuring

Ben Thomas Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Saturday, 12/16/17 

 

Time:

8:15PM-9:15PM   Tango Lesson by

                                Tony & Ilana

9:30PM-1:00AM   Social Dance with

                                live music by

                                Ben Thomas Quartet

 

Event:

Tango Holiday party!

  +

Dance to live tango music featuring

Ben Thomas Quartet

   +

Recorded music by Tony Fan

About the band:

A favorite with Seattle dancers since 2007, the Ben Thomas Tango Quartet is dedicated to playing music that engages both dancers and listeners. With repertoire ranging from classic Golden Age tango to more modern and original compositions, they bring decades of combined professional experience to create a rich ensemble sound.

 

Bandoneón & bandleader:

      Ben Thomas

Violin:

      Eric Rynes

Bass:

      Jeff Norwood

Piano:

      Dawn Clement

 

Event Fee:

$10 Class with Tony & Ilana

$15 Dance with live & recorded music

 

Location:

Dance Underground

340 15th E, Capitol Hill

 

Info

206-781-9553

seattletango@hotmail.com

 

 

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