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An Evening of dancing
Argentine Tango

December 01, 2018




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A big thanks to Aja Fenn for teaching a wonderful class, Ramu Pyreddy's assistance in locating the venue and dj-ing the milonga, and Jake Spatz & Dasha Khripokova for coordinating about the availability of the night. Also, special thanks to Jose Ortiz, Vanessa Tran, Raphael Barbau, Alberto Nogales and many others for helping with the setting up, running, and cleaning up the milonga.



History

Tangosutra, held annually at the end of October, started in 2005 with an overall weekend attendance of 250 people and was the second annual festival in the DC Metro area. In 2005, Tangosutra was the first tango festival to have only female Djs. In 2006, it was the first environmentally friendly tango festival in the world with an attendance of 325 people. In 2007, it became the first sustainable Tango festival in the world. In 2008, classes were fully enrolled one month in advance of the festival. In 2009, a second track of dance classes was added and it was fully enrolled three weeks before the festival. In 2010, a third track of dance classes was added and it become the first tango festival in the world to devote a track of classes for musicians to learn to play live tango music for social dancing.