TANGO Escenario

Tango Escenario / Stage

This is an official category of Tango Buenos Aires Festival & World Cup. Unrestricted entry, amateurs and professionals. One winning couple will automatically qualify to compete at the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup, starting in the semifinal rounds on August 15-22, 2018. Together with the title of the Canadian champions in the category, the couple will get two tickets from the city of residence in Canada to the City of Buenos Aires, including airfares and travel, accommodation and meal expenses for the days of the semifinals and finals. To be eligible to register, dance partners must:

  • be 18 years or older by the start date of the local competition
  • demonstrate a minimum of 1 (one) year of residence within the area of influence of the Preliminary.

The couple must be available during the 3 days of competition in Montreal on July 27-29, 2018, in the presence of the official committee of Judges accredited by TANGO BA Buenos Aires under the Supervision of BA Referee (Veedor).

  • First Round and semifinals Tango Escenario // July 28th, 2018 //
  • FINAL Tango Escenario // July 29th, 2018 //

TimeLine Schedule

Judging criteria

1) Couples will be allowed to perform movements, figures and applications that are not directly related to the traditional tango dance. But the choreography must include traditional elements of tango: figure eights, spins, long walks, voleos, hooks, and the “milonguero embrace.”

2) Couples will be able to break the embrace and use techniques from other dance disciplines, as long as they are justified and enrich the performance of the dancer.

Aerial tricks and movements from other dance disciplines must not be excessive. This means that they must not exceed a third of the overall performance.

3) The couple must include floor movement sequences throughout the whole stage floor.

4) The quality of the dance will be judged based on the couple’s musicality, walking style, imagination and creativity of the choreography.

5)  Outfits may be taken into consideration during the judging process.

6) The music piece shall not exceed (4) minutes and must be handed in to the Organizer in advance in digital format (two CD copies in good condition or mp3). 

No one will be allowed to register two or more times in the same category. It is possible to register in different ones, with the same or a different partner. If both members of the couple are natives or residents of different cities, they will have to choose the city of residence or birth of either one, as couples are allowed to represent only one city. In order to ensure the impartiality and professional integrity of the jury members, contestants will not be able to participate in seminars, workshops and/or classes taught by any member of the jury, as long as they are in the competition. During the competition In the Tango Escenario (Stage) category, each couple will compete individually, dancing to one song of their choice. The music piece shall not exceed (4) minutes and must be handed in to the Organizer in advance in digital format (two CD copies in good condition or mp3). Since in the Escenario category the jury will evaluate the variety of choreographies exhibited, it is recommended that participants perform different choreographies for each of the Qualifying rounds, although this is not exclusive. In this category the participants will be able to express their personal view of Argentine tango. This means that couples will be allowed to perform movements, figures and applications that are not directly related to the traditional tango dance. But the choreography must include traditional elements of tango: figure eights, spins, long walks, voleos, hooks, and the “milonguero embrace.” Couples will be able to break the embrace and use techniques from other dance disciplines, as long as they are justified and enrich the performance of the dancer. Aerial tricks and movements from other dance disciplines must not be excessive. This means that they must not exceed a third of the overall performance. The couple must include floor movement sequences throughout the whole stage floor. If a technical problem should occur, the Jury will evaluate the repetition of the choreography at the end of the assigned performing time slot. In case of having a problem with the choreography, the couple will decide whether to continue dancing or not, and the Jury will evaluate the manner and grace with which they solve the inconvenience; but the couple will not be allowed to repeat the performance. The jury and scores In all categories, the jury will be composed of a minimum of 4 (four) members, who understand and accept the rules of the competition, and commit to their compliance. The jury will determine the score of the participating couples. The jury will be appointed in accordance with the Office of Festivals, the Organizer of the Preliminary and the Association of Teachers, Dancers and Choreographers of Argentine Tango (AMBCTA). The final score for each performance will result from the accumulation of points, given by each member of the jury on a scale of 1 to 10. Outfits may be taken into consideration during the judging process. The jury will choose one winning couple. Also, the jury (with the agreement of the Organizer) may grant awards and special mentions to the second and third place, and will be entitled to award other mentions if deemed appropriate. The Organizer will be entitled to eliminate from the competition those participants that: a) Do not comply with the rules. b) Commit any moral offense or improper act that tarnishes the image of the Championship or may cause displeasure in the public. This first year only, an incredible and amazing prices promotion! Take advantage of this by doing your Registration before May 27th 2018. We thank our sponsors for making this possible, supporting our passion and trusting in us! Argentinian Tango is smart and elegant. From the first moment it was born, more than 100 years ago, it took its deserved place among all the other dances. Be a real tango dancer, bring the flame with you, show us that you can do it and be proud … and like the tango says: Vos dejá nomás que algún chabón chamuye al cuete y sacudile tu firulete

Official Category Tango Escenario price list

Competing Couple Official category competition registration fee: Tango Escenario
Super Early Bird Special March 1st to June 1st 2018 Early Bird June 2nd – June 30th Last Registration Period July 1st – July 12th closing date
$280+tx $380+tx $480+tx

Tango school Support Programs

Services of preparation, pre-evaluation and practice programs are offered by participating tango schools and recognized by Tango Canada Championship. You can consult the list and obtain that support.

 

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>>English>> Each category needs an individual application. You must check-in 2 hours before the competition. You have to bring your passport (or other ID), proof of legal residency in Canada for more than 1 year and the proof of age (older than 18 years). It is your responsibility to have a valid passport if you win and will have to travel to Buenos Aires. >>Français>> Chaque catégorie a besoin d'une application individuelle. Vous devez vous enregistrer 2 heures avant la compétition. Vous devez apporter votre passeport (ou autre pièce d'identité), une preuve de résidence légale au Canada pendant plus d'un an et la preuve d'âge (plus de 18 ans). Il est de votre responsabilité d'avoir un passeport valide si vous gagnez et devrez vous rendre à Buenos Aires.
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