August 11-14, 2011
Baltimore Tango Festival 2011

About Us

Tango Element is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Argentine Tango; to provide opportunities for those interested in Argentine Tango in the US to study with the best and most qualified professional tango dancers and instructors available worldwide. Our mission includes organizing festivals and smaller scale events for dancers of various levels from absolute beginners to teacher/master level, as well as providing opportunities for social dancing and performances.

Tango Element founders, Julia Schiptsova and Callie Norton are both social dancers, who over years have developed a passion for Argentine Tango and felt a need to grow the existing possibilities for learning and dancing it in the US. The organization also plans to offer cultural events to those who for various reasons do not choose, or are unable to dance themselves, through sponsoring professional tango shows and exhibitions to expose such individuals to the art of tango dancing.

We are aiming to partner with other nonprofit organizations to bring awareness of Argentine Tango to those just curious, and to provide opportunities to grow and improve to those already dancing as well as to support other causes through the art of dance.

About Tango Element Baltimore 2011

Tango Element Baltimore 2011 is planned as a 4-day summer celebration of tango in the heart of Baltimore with dozens of classes to choose from, afternoon milongas and dance-till-you-drop all-night milongas with the best DJs and performances by instructors at a first-rate luxury location. We have been working very hard to make sure that our festival offers an exceptional level of quality and mastery available along with a friendly environment, positive energy, and convenience.

We believe this year's event will have a unique personality, thanks to the participation of our wonderful maestros, including internationally acclaimed and renowned stars Chicho Frumboli, Sebastian Arce, Mariana Montes and Juana Sepulveda. Those two couples are famous for setting many of the tango standards for the past decade and they have been closely watched and loyally followed by many tango communities and tango professionals worldwide. They are a true source of inspiration for the passion, unlimited improvisation, and playfulness in the dance. Their participation is a great honor for us, as is the participation of our other professional couples, all of whom allow us to take the festival to the next level of innovation and discovery and make it a reference for what is up and coming.

Special and new this year are Alejandra Mantiņan and Aoniken Quiroga -- we boast to be the only festival in the US to host this amazing couple that together bring a wealth of expertise and great energy with them. By popular demand, we welcome back the most charming Martin Maldonado and Maurizio Ghella, and are looking forward to presenting yet another young and promising couple: Lucas Molina Gazcon and Cecilia Piccinni, from Buenos Aires! Tango Element provides the only yearly opportunity to study with these top-level tango experts in the US, so don't miss it!

We thank you with all our heart for your support and for the opportunity you provide us to share this wonderful and special occasion with all of you!

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Contact Us:
phone: Callie Norton, 703-472-5061 or Julia Schipstova, 703-801-3624

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