To make this Festival/Marathon a fun and positive experience for all our participants, change needs to happen. As the tango community matures globally, many realize the need to balance the learning experience with enough practice.
In this Festival/Marathon, the aim is to cater to both groups - the beginners and more experienced dancers. There will be milongas from Friday through to Sunday, 12 noon - 6.00 pm, running concurrently with 4 Workshops per day. Night time Milongas will start at 9 pm - 02.00 am, giving participants the leisure to enjoy dinner first. On Saturday night, there will be an after Milonga from 02.00 - 06.00 am.
We have top quality instructors Bruno Tombari & Rocio Lequio and Roberto Castillo & Julieta Biscione. Bruno & Rocio wil provide strong basic fundamentals. Roberto & Julieta's forte is Tango Escenario. Their 6 Workshops will be entirely devoted to choreography for one song. All participants will perform at the Farewell Milonga. These workshops must be taken as a package and with dedicated partners.
Dance card fun continues for Thursday & Friday night - the Leader & Follower with the most tandas get prizes. Winners announced at the end of Friday evening. Jack n' Jill fun Competition is scheduled for Saturday night. Leaders & Followers are picked out randomly and partnered for 1 Tango. One round and limited to 6 couples only. First come first served, Judges will be Bruno& Rocio and Roberto & Julieta.
This will be a queer friendly Festival/Marathon - meaning Leaders & Followers can be male or female and same gender couples are more than welcome to join.We are also warm, hospitable, fun-loving and Beginner-friendly.
Venue for Workshops will be at Wisma OCM, 2nd Floor. Daytime Milongas will be in the adjoining hall. Participants will be able to go for Milongas immediately after a workshop to practice!
Recommended hotels for easy reach of Workshops will be in the Chinatown area. Online bookings through Booking.com or Agoda.com. Excellent rates to suit all budgets. Festival/Marathon choice is Swiss Inn, Jalan Sultan; most convenient is Olympic Hotel, connected to workshop venue.
Chinatown area is the perfect tourist destination – all the shopping you desire, great eating, spa facilities and the most interesting walking tours, if you have the energy to explore, after your workshops and milongas.
For our foreign participants, Penang and Malacca are beautiful Heritage sites to visit as a sequel to your tango trip. Sun and sea lovers have a choice of many beautiful resorts on the East and West coast of Malaysia. Go to the Tourism Malaysia website to check things out. There is also our National Rain Forest jungles to explore at Taman Negara. Closer to the city is FRIM (Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia) which is a convenient continuation after visiting the magnificent Batu Caves.
Malaysia truly Asia!