Hobart Tango Encuentro

October 26-29, 2017 Hobart, Tasmania

Bigger and Better....

Jenny & Vince Merlo

Welcome to Tango Encuentro, the meaning of the word Encuentro in Spanish translates to, a meeting point or gathering, in this case Hobart, Tasmania October 2017, 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

Meet & Greet

Thursday 26th Oct 8pm

Welcoming Milonga, come along and meet the tango teachers as well as the locals and interstate dancers and enjoy a wonderful start to the weekend in a very relax and casual atmosphere. Light Supper provided

Argentinian Night

Friday 27th Oct 8pm

Join us for a celebration of the Argentine Culture. A night of Social Dancing with some of the best music specially arrange by our DJ. Light Supper provided (Argentinean Empanadas & Alfajores)

Gala Night

Saturday 28th Oct 8pm

A special evening at the Hobart Town Hall, dance the night away in one of the most prestigious dance hall in Australia. Exhibitions by Karina & Fabian and Andrew & Adrienne. DJ Yuko. Light Supper provided.

Twilight Milonga

Sunday 29th 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. DJ Fabian. Light Supper provided.


Dj Nelson Mastrodomenico

"I have been into tango music for more than 20 years, spending lots of time collecting music, (specially vinyls) and exploring many orchestras and interpreters. Loving even the origin of tango with Gardel, going through the "Golden Era" and late times with great respect to this music, its poetry and meaning for us as Latin Americans."


Dj Yuko Kinoshita

"For Yuko, Argentine Tango is a social dance."Tango is to connect with your partner, fellow dancers on the floor, and the music not to show off or impress anyone" and this principle dictates what she does as a DJ and an organiser. Yuko is one of the founders and organisers of Tango in the Spring. She is also a co-organiser and the resident DJ at the "El Boliche" Monday night milonguita in Canberra. She has DJed at BASH (Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands), Port Macquarie Tango Festival, and the Czech House Milonga in Melbourne, and at Canberra milongas organized by Tango Social Club of Canberra and Las Vacas Locas. Her musical preference is solidly in the 1930s and 40s, with sprinkles of 1920s gems."


Dj Fabian Conca

"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."


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, Thursday, 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 29th September.


Special thanks to our official photographer Julie Bunyard.

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