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An Afternoon of dancing
Argentine Tango

December 17, 2017




News

A mighty thanks to Aja Fenn for teaching, Jacqueline Pham for dj-ing, and Jose Ortiz and Bella Sterling for helping to run the event. We were able to support the operational costs for the 2018 Freedom Plaza outdoor milonga season. Thanks to everyone for attending the afternoon event and supporting the day.



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.