Hobart Tango Encuentro

October 21-23, 2016 Hobart, Tasmania

Jenny & Vince Merlo

To Tango Encuentro, the meaning of the word Encuentro in Spanish translates to, a meeting point or gathering, in this case Hobart, Tasmania October 2016, a place for Argentine Tango aficionados to share their passion and dance together socially. Our aim is to bring together tango dancers from across Australia and beyond to enjoy social dancing in a friendly environment and to experience what Argentine Culture has to offer.

Join us for three days of Social Dancing, Workshops and Exhibitions. Be inspired by our guest DJ's playing a great selection of music from the Golden Age of Tango.

Immerse yourself in this Tango weekend and take the opportunity to meet new Tango friends and reconnect with some old ones and at the same time your chance to explore Hobart, one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

Jenny and Vince Merlo from Tango Milonguero

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Gala Night

An Argentinian Night

Friday 21st Oct 7pm

Join us for a celebration of the Argentine Culture. A night of Social Dancing, a great way of welcoming and meet all tango dancers and enjoy a wonderful start to the weekend. Light Supper provided (Argentinean Empanadas & Alfajores)

Gala Night

Saturday 22nd Oct 8pm

Gala Night at the Hobart Town Hall, a very special evening with Exhibitions. Dance the night away in one of the most prestigious dance hall in Australia. Guest performance by Karina & Fabian Conca and Andrew & Adrienne Gill. Light Supper provided.

Twilight Milonga

Sunday 23rd Oct 8pm

Join us for the last night of Tango Encuentro, bringing to conclusion a spectacular weekend of Tango. Last chance to dance with the locals & interstate visitors. Light Supper provided.


Argentinian Night Dj Fabian

"Fabian Conca a well-known and respected DJ in the tango community has been playing music for the famous Milonga "Tango Entre Amigos" in Sydney since 2001, as well making appearances as a guest DJ in many Milongas and Festival in Australia and abroad. Fabian has a very defined style, with a combination of a well balance selection of Rhythmic and Melodic tunes from the 1920' through the Golden Age of Tango till the present, a mix of music for all taste that would guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long."


Gala Night Dj Sonny

"Sonny Ho began his tango journey in Hobart and is delighted to return as the guest DJ for Tango Encuentro after many years of absence. Tango DJ, according to Sonny, is no laughing matter. You have to do it with great seriousness. It's not simply just creating a playlist from the Golden Age and let's play. But very much like tango, it must be felt and understood. It needs to be intuitive, sensitive, but at times being bold. It craves creativity and it has to be improvised. It must transport people emotionally and physically."


Twilight Milonga Dj Andrew & Adrienne

"Andrew & Adrienne Gill are resident DJs and founders of Adelaide's most popular and longest running Milonga Tango by the Sea, and La Calesita Milonga. Andrew and Adrienne have DJ'd at 14 annual 'Buenos Aires at the Beach' Summer Tango Festivals in Victoria and 'Buenos Aires in the Vales Tango Festival' in South Australia. With rich roots in the golden age of tango, musical selections take social dancers on a journey inspiring rhythmic play, upbeat character and a sense of fun, matched with the sensual elegance of lyrical romanticism and nostalgia."


Guest Teachers

Karina and Fabian from Tango Conca

Karina & Fabian Conca

Fabian & Karina Conca were born & raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, amidst a steep family tradition of Tango. They were introduced to tango from an early age & represent a third generation of tango dancers in their families.Their dance and teaching has a strong emphasis on elegance while maintaining a constant connection between the partners, reflecting their tradition and culture, rather than a sequence of steps.

Karina and Fabian had been teaching and performing for many years with regular appearances in Buenos Aires and different Tango Festivals around the world.

Andrew and Adrienne from Southern Cross Tango

Andrew & Adrienne Gill

Andrew and Adrienne Gill are recognized for the artistry & elegance of their tango, engaging teaching style and beautiful connection. Andrew and Adrienne's teaching seamlessly merges creative innovation with integrity and tradition, training social dancers to excel in tango improvisation, mindful connection, physical dynamics and musicality.

Andrew and Adrienne Gill are members of the prestigious CITA teaching faculty in Buenos Aires. They have taught and performed throughout Australia and internationally in Los Angeles, New York and Buenos Aires.


All workshops, Friday and Sunday Milongas would be held at the Masonic Grand Lodge, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart.

Gala Night Saturday Milonga at The Hobart Town Hall in Macquarie Street.


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Program, Bookings and Registration

Jenny & Vince Merlo Mob.(+61) 0477 505 901 info@tangoencuentro.com.au

Early bird discount finish by the 23th September.


Special thanks to our official photographer Julie Bunyard.

To view all the images from the past Tango Encuentro please visit: Juliebunyardphotography