Tango events of 2011


Programme of RigaTangoWinterfest

Thursday, December 29, 2011

18:30 Opening of the RigaTangoWinterFest and Tango Art Exhibition.

Film about tango.

21:30 – 02:00 Milonga with the show of musicians from Latvia – the percussionist group Dan-di-da and the DJ Bodhi from Latvia. The shows of teachers.

VivalaSalsa hall

Friday, December 30, 2011

11:00 – 18:30 Eight workshops of tango classico, tango nuevo, tango kizomba, tango bachata and contact improvisation in the tango club

El Naranjerito and

VivalaSalsa hall.

12:00 – 18:00 Day milonga in the restaurant Tinto with DJ Volker from Germany. The 2nd DJ will be confirmed.

21:30 – 02:00 Nuevo milonga in VivalaSalsa hall with the DJ.VJ Volker from Bremen. The shows of teachers.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

11:00 – 17:30 Four workshops of tango classico, tango nuevo in the tango club El Naranjerito

12:00 – 18:00 Day milonga in the restaurant Tinto. Djs will be confirmed.

22:00 – open end

Grand New Year milonga with the quartet Undertango (Latvia) and DJ Rui from Portugal. The shows, the prize for the best tango art and other suprises in the banquet hall Charlestons.

Carlos Gardel Milonga with DJ Bodhi on 10 December in Kekava, Latvia

Latvian tango community invites you to greet Carlos Gardel at his birthday with a special milonga at Culture Agency in Kekava on 10 December, 21:30 – 03:30. Entrance fee: 3 Ls.

We ask you kindly to dress up for this special day of tango – men should wear suit (or a nice shirt)! DJ Bodhi will introduce you to her favourite Gardel pieces.

Water, wine, an excellent floor and fantastic atmosphere are waiting for you, set-up by Heidrun & Reinis (tangobaltica.org). Welcome!

Independence day Milonga

The BalticTango community congratulates Latvia to its independence
day with a Milonga at HiCentrs (Riga, Maskavas street 1), 18 November from 22:00 till 02:00 with
DJ Reinis

Gardel Tango Weekend



Friday night milonga

When: 02.12.2011  20:00 – 24:00

Where: Bar „Šokbaris“ Šermukšnių str. 4A, Vilnius   Map

DJ: Edita Aluzienė


Saturday afternoon milonga

When: 03.12.2011  13:00-18:00

Where: Bar „Šokbaris“ Šermukšnių str. 4A, Vilnius

DJ: Arvis


Saturday night gala milonga

When: 03.12.2011  21:00 – 03:00

Where: Crowne Plaza Vilnius hotel

Sapphire conference room,

M.K.Čiurlionio str. 84, Vilnius   Map

DJ: Evaldas Drąsutis

Evening hosts: to be confirmed later


For those who are still hungry

When: 03.12.2011  03:00 – till the last dancing feet

Where: to be confirmed later

DJ: to be confirmed later


Sunday afternoon milonga

When: 04.12.2011  13:00-18:00

Where: Bar „Šokbaris“ Šermukšnių str. 4A, Vilnius

DJ: Artur Paulo (Portugal)

Vilnius Tango Community


Special tango weekend

Dear tango dancers,

Its getting dark and autumn is coming, so we need some refreshing tango events. Therefore I would like to invite you to a special tango weekend to cheer you up and get positive energy!
On 29 and 30 October we will have a very attractive milonga setting and even some courses (well, I have a birthday, but this was only the initial idea, now it became a tango weekend….., please no presents, just come and bring good mood for dancing):

DJs Tango Baltica Milonga weekend:

29 October, Culture Centre “Doles Tautas Nams”, Kekava
18:00 – 21:00 DJ Reinis (Riga),
21:00 – 02:00 (or longer) DJ Evaldas (Vilnius),

30 October, Cafe Bastejkalns, Riga
20:00 – 24:00 (or longer) DJ Ivars (Liepaja)

Shows during the weekend milongas confirmed by

  • Margita & Zigis,
  • Lena & Dima,
  • Aigars (Strezs) & Dace (Lodzina),
  • Sandrina & Oleg;
  • Special guests: Ilona & Salvador Rios

Special practica & workshops:
29 october
14:00 – 15:30 Vals 1 with Lena & Dima at HiCentrs, Maskavas street 1
18:00 – 20:00 Practica on Close Embrace with Margita & Zigis at “Doles Tautas Nams”, Kekava (opposite Kekava Church)

30 October
12:15 – 15:30 Vals 2 & Vals 3 with Lena & Dima at HiCentrs, Maskavas street 1
16:00 – 18.00 Milonga Technique and combinations with Margita & Zigis at El Naranjerito, Bruninieku street 47

If you are coming from abroad, please let me know, we can help finding accommodation and a dancing partner for the workshop!

Map of important places in Kekava:

Address of the practica and milonga (Saturday) venue “Doles Tautas Nams” is Rīgas street 26

Map of important places in Riga:

The first workshops both on Saturday and Sunday will take place in HiCentrs, Maskavas str 1.
The second Workshop (Milonga Technique and combinations) with Margita & Zigis on Sunday is at club “El Naranjerito” on Bruninieku str 47. See also map.
Milonga on Sunday is at Cafe “Bastejkalns” on Z.A. Meierovica bulvāris 12.

The minibus from Riga to Kekava costs 0,70 LVL, the bus schedule is also available.
You can zoom in and drag the maps around to see more details.


More detailed info about the Vals course during the special weekend

After your requests – we repeat\continue our special course of vals. Already in the end of October!

Teachers: Elena and Dmitry Viktorov
Course has an intention improve skills of tango dancers from the basic of rhythm of vals till advanced combination.
Registration: on lessons, praktikas and milongas at HiCentrs, or by e-mail: info@hicentrs.lv.
Payment: for those who has the season ticket for tango lessons at HiCentrs – by price the same (you could use your season tickets to pay for the course). For others – 1 lesson 5,- Ls

Saturday, October, 29
14:00-15:30 Vals 1. Rhythm and musicality, combinations of steps and rhythmic variety (repeating and deepening). Level: open. For dancers who have an idea about basic of tango.

Sunday, October, 30.
12:15-13:45. Vals 2. Change of direction and turns un vals. Level: intermediate.
14:00-15:30. Vals 3. Turns with soltadas. Level: intermediate/advanced.

По многочисленным просьбам – интенсивный семинар по вальсу – уже в конце октября!

Преподаватели: Дмитрий и Елена Викторовы
Курс рассчитан на постепенное усложнение материала – от основ и ритмики до комбинаций для продвинутого уровня.
Регистрация: на уроках, практиках и милонгах в HiCentrs, либо по эл.почте: info@hicentrs.lv
Оплата: занятия идут по цене обычного занятия абонемента HiTango. Для остальных – 1 занятие – 5,- Ls

Суббота, 29 октября
14:00-15:30 Вальс 1. Ритм и музыкальность, комбинации шагов и их ритмическое разнообразие (повторение и углубление). Уровень: открытый. Рассчитан на танцоров, имеющих небольшой опыт и представление об основах танго.

Воскресенье, 30 октября
12:15 – 13:45 Вальс 2. Смена направления и вращения в вальсе. Уровень: Продолжающие. Рассчитан на танцоров, имеющих представление об основах танго.
14:00-15:30 Вальс 3. Вращения с сольтадами. Уровень: для танцоров с опытом

4th Vilnius Tango Fiesta

October 6 – 10, 2011

Dear fans of the wonderful atmosphere at tango events in the Baltic states,

we would like to invite you to the fiesta in Vilnius, 6 – 10 October, with maestros and DJs from many countries of the world and the tango communities from the Baltic states eager to dance with you!

For more information, registration and logistics, please look at: http://vilniustangofiesta.webs.com/

See you there,

Heidrun & Reinis

Join us to Wuppertal tango festival!

Wuppertal, the “Tango-Mekka” of Germany will this year host a fantastic festival programme – a long weekend due to German national holiday on 3 October makes the festival maxi-size, maestros, musicians, DJs and some sensational new locations will guarantee an extraordinary tango event. We are partner of the Wuppertal Festival and have special financial conditions – some reductions for selected workshops and Milonga passport – and can help with low price or private accommodation. If you have questions, ask Heidrun, she is in charge of the arrangements.

Prices –  only for dancers from Baltic States, RU/BY etc.

1st Workshop always 25€, 2nd: 23€, 3rd: 21€, further 19€

Green WS – special baltic price: (list attached).

The 1st workshop always 25 €
18 €  2. green workshop (5 Eu reduced)
16 €  3. green workshop (5 Eu reduced)
14 €  each further green workshop (5 Eu reduced)

Ball night:
25% reduction for table III/26 (31€ instead of 39€). Späteintritt (Later entry) ab 22:30 Uhr 15€.

All Milongas & Shows from Festival-Friday till Sunday (inkl. places at table III/26 ball night) 57€.

Join us!
Heidrun & Reinis

International Tango festival Riga Tango Fiesta

July, 8-10, 2011

We cordially invite dear tangueros and tangueras to spend nice summer time in the capital of Latvia.

For your pleasure will be a lot of possibilities :

– workshops and show by maestros Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez (Argentine)

– show of special guests Elena Sergienko\Rodion Khramutichev (Ukraina\Russia); Giedre Matacuinaite\Pele Madsen (Lithuania\Denmark)

– 3 nights and 2 afternoon milongas

–  cheers, hugs, love and friendship!

More information : www.rigatangofiesta.lv

Organisers: www.hicentrs.lv

1st international Festival TANGO PORT TALLINN – in European Capital of Culture 2011

July 20 – 24, 2011
Tallinn, Estonia

1st international Festival TANGO PORT TALLINN – in European Capital of Culture 2011
with greatest teachers as
El Flaco Dany (DANIEL GARCIA) & Lucia Mirzan
Cecilia González & Somer Surgit
María Trubba & Daniele Calà
Kaja & Martin Keil.
Live music from legendary orchestra Stazo Mayor with maestro Luis Stazo.
More information: