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Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018
Aloha DanceSport Center
Honolulu, HI
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Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018
Aloha Tangueras y Tangueros,

All marathon tickets now available so don't miss out on this very special event in warm, tropical Hawaii this winter!

Inspirational presentations, Themed Milongas, Great DJs and lots and lots of dancing.

VIP Guests: Jorge Torres, Murat Erdemsel (Turkey), Hugo Latorre (Las Vegas), Silvia Fonseca (Las Vegas), Christy Coté (San Francisco), Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada (Tokyo), Hiro Iwashimizu (Tokyo) and more...

DJs Mariano Bejarano, Murat Erdemsel, Dale McMorrow, & George Garcia

Live tango music on Sunday night by Argentine keyboardist Miguel Rosenman.

Plus - Joe Powers, tango harmonica virtuoso joins us. He will play on Friday and Sunday nights.

Igor Polk joins us with his tango book "Twist Forms) and short presentation.

Yolanda Rossi's Tango Splash Boutique - lots of shoes and Tango wear..

...and Pimon Martel, with men's tango shoes.

The Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018 will be held at The Aloha DanceSport Center conveniently located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki/Ala Moana.
350 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

Two great dance floors, special presentations, midnight snacks and refreshment, even massage therapists.

Instead of the Friday Night Sunset Fireworks Cruise option we are putting our feelers for a snorkel excursion on early afternoon on Saturday. If this interests you please - contact me at islatango@gmail.com

The price of the cruise will remain the same ($20) and will include snorkel gear, cruise, and beverages. You provide your own transport to your respective lodgings.
The catamaran can take up to 40 persons.

There will also be a pre-marathon Milonga on Thursday night 1/25 from 8-11pm, and a post marathon Milonga on Monday 1/29 at the Honolulu Club Lounge, 932 Ward Avenue.  These are pay-at-the-door optional events which are not included in the Tango Marathon.  

Attendance will be capped at 150 persons and we will try to keep gender-balance in mind.

We will provide food and soft drink beverages each night. Wine and other beverages are Byo.

Other added attractions are the special presentations - a musicality A/V lecture by Murat Erdemsel, who will host Deejay Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. At 11pm, Murat will describe his "Making Magic in Silence" a non-verbal milonga shift from 11pm to midnight.
On Sunday, Akiyoshi & Noriko will do a presentation on the finer points of "Dancing to DiSarli".
Mariano Bejarano will give a class on the musicality of tango orchestras.
Jorge Torres will give a class on how to dance with his slick salon style in crowded spaces.
(All lectures may be subject to change -GG)

Bring Aloha Wear for Friday night. Fridays in Hawaii are typically called "Aloha Friday". Friday will have opening ceremonies and introductions of our special celebrities that are actually here to have fun just like you...it's not about classes, but enjoying tango with friends from all over the world.

Dress themes:
Friday - "Aloha Friday Floral" dress in tropical colors
Saturday - "Glitter & Bling" dress up in your finest
Sunday - "1940s Gangsters & Flappers" attire
We will offer performances on Sunday night; real dancing as in the salon, not staged.

For hotel accommodations I recommend The Ambassador Hotel Waikiki which has good rates.

The nearest hotel are the Pagoda Hotel, a bit dated but near the shopping center, also the Ala Moana Hotel next to the shopping center, also in Waikiki, the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki has good prices, as mentioned above.

Also, AirBnB Oahu has incredible rates even for unshared units - you can also find places with room for four or more if you like traveling as a group.

Trivago is a good source for deals, too.

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018

Tango Professionals and VIP Guests:
Jorge Torres, Joe Powers, Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada , Murat Erdemsel, Christy Coté, Hiro Iwashimizu, Yolanda Rossi, Pimon Martel, Igor Polk, Ogie Mendoza, Colette Hebert

Our DJs
Mariano Bejarano (Miami), Murat Erdemsel, Dale McMorrow
In addition, well have musical performances by Joe Powers, Miguel Rosenman, and a local artist or two.

Yolanda Rossi of Tango Splash will be selling the most popular Tango shoes including Sur, Bandelera, Neo Tango, Comme Il Faut and Yolandas own label! Pimon Martel will offer her Turquoise line of mens tango shoes. Igor Polk offers his new book Tango Twists and will give a presentation. Plus, licensed massage therapist will be on site every night

We will also provide food and beverages each night, all night long!

Boat Cruise Waikiki
Please let me know if you might be interested in a chartered boat or snorkel cruise off the shores of beautiful waters of Waikiki. We have the exclusive opportunity to charter the Aukai catamaran for our tango marathon guests.

If you are interested, send me an e-mail at islatango@hotmail.com

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018 Program

Friday Jan 26 at Aloha DanceSport Center
350 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814
Attire: Typical Aloha Friday Floral Colors
5:00-6:30pm: Setup and prep (come join and hang out early with us)
6:30-7:00pm: Meet & Greet with George Garcia/ChristyCoté/Jorge Torres
7:00pm: Hawaiian blessing chant & hula, plus introduction of DJs, guest professionals and VIPs
7:30 - 8:00pm: Jorge Torres Insights on Dancing in the Milonga (Strategies and Observations)
8:00pm: Music by DJ Mariano Bejarano
w/Joe Powers sometime, somewhere in the night
11:30pm: DJ Dale McMorrow
3:00am: wrap up

Saturday Jan 27 at Aloha DanceSport Center
Attire: Glitz & Bling Dress up to the Nines
6:00-7:00: Setup and prep for lecture (come and hang out early)
7:00-8:30pm Musicality w/shop by Murat Erdemsel (audio/visual)
9:00pm: Music by DJ Murat
11:00pm: "Making Magic in Silence by DJ Murat
12:00am: Music by DJ Mariano
4:30am wrap up

Sunday Jan 28 at Aloha DanceSport Center
Attire: 1940s Gangsters and Flappers Night
Dress to the Nines!
6-7pm Set up/mingle, etc..
7-8pm Lecture: "How to Dance to Di Sarli"- Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada
8:00pm DJ Dale McMorrow/live keyboards Miguel Rosenman, harmonica by Joe Powers plus other possible local guest artists
10:30pm: music by DJ Mariano
11:00pm: Performances
3:00am: wrap up and finish of Marathon

Hawaii Tango Marathon Breakout Room
Vendors: Yolanda Rossi - Tango Splash
Pimon Martel - Turquoise Tango Shoes for Men
Tango Art Painting Class by Heather Anders Art -
-your tango expressions on canvas (day & time tba)
Food tables & small tables & chairs for relaxing
Licensed Massage Therapist on site

Tango Kitchen
Wine & other beverages, water bottles
Coffee machine, hot tea
Hot plate for 6 cup espresso maker

For your pleasure:
Fresh Local Food provided each night from 10:00pm
Drinks provided each night, all night
Byob allowed

Other events before and after Tango Marathon
(not part of marathon)

Thur Jan 25
Welcome Milonga at Honolulu Club
7:30pm: DJ IslaTango
9:00pm: DJ Mariano Bejarano
Music: Traditional Argentine Tango
11:00pm - wrap up
Attire: Casual
Admission: $10 (ladies $5)
Honolulu Club Lounge
Bar service and restaurant available until 9pm
7th Floor
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
Validated parking

Monday Jan 29
Farewell Milonga at Honolulu Club Lounge
8:00pm: Music by DJ Mariano
Music: Traditional Tango/some Alt/Contemporeano
11:00pm - wrap up
Attire: Casual Elegant
Admission: $10 (ladies $5)
Honolulu Club Lounge
Bar service and restaurant available until 9pm
7th Floor
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

Tuesday, Jan 30th
Tango at Medicis in Manoa Marketplace
Music: Traditional/Alternative
Admission: $10
2754 Woodlawn Drive
Unit 7-103
Honolulu, HI 96822

See you in Honolulu!

George Garcia


Aloha DanceSport Center (View)
350 Ward Ave Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States


Arts > Dance
Education > Workshops
Music > World
Other > Festivals

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: IslaTango
On BPT Since: Aug 08, 2017
George Garcia

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