La Tangueria

puro tango argentino since 1996

Week 1: Sunday 21/07 > Sunday 28/07/24: teachers

    • Marisa van Andel & Oliver Koch (B)
    • Mirella & Carlos Santos David (NL)
    • Véronique & Thierry De Coster (B)

Week 2: Sunday 28/07 > Sunday 04/08/24: teachers

    • Marisa van Andel & Oliver Koch (B)
    • Lorena Tarantino & Gianpiero Galdi (I)
    • Additional neo-beginners group with Mieke & Victor, teachers of La Tangueria (B)

Venue

At the foot of the Italian Alps, the Lake Maggiore is a paradise for a dream vacation. Its surface of 212 km² offers enchanting and romantic landscapes to discover without delay.

northitaly2LagomaggioreOne of the pearls of the lake is the characteristic small town of Baveno (Vb, Piedmont), which is famous for its precious pink granite used in several buildings around the world: the Arc de la Paix and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele of Milan, the columns from the Paris Opera House, Saint Charles Church in Vienna, Christopher Columbus Monument in New York and Bangkok’s Royal Palace… Baveno is next to the lake’s most popular and picturesque town, Stresa, with its prestigious villas, its botanical gardens and of course the famous Borromean islands.

The city of Milan (fashion capital) is located 80 km south, Brussels 870 km north. The area is easily accessible by car, train and plane. The nearest airport is Milano Malpensa (45 km).

Accommodation

Our groups of tango dancers will be hosted in one of the luxurious Zacchera hotels. All hotels are in privileged positions on the shores of Lake Maggiore and the magnificent Gulf of Borromeo. It is very likely that we will be staying again in the Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno.garden

Each of the Zacchera’s 4* hotels offers magnificent rooms, relax areas, bars, restaurants and a comfortable dancing room for the classes and the milongas, all air conditioned. The highly professional staff, elegance, comfort and facilities will make your stay an unforgettably nice experience. All the hotels of the group are very luxurious and have been maintained excellent conditions.

The hotels are surrounded by a large colorful garden with flowers and exotic trees. and has a wonderful private swimming pool with sun loungers, umbrellas and towels.
Spacious private hotel parkings are available at a friendly price. Check out the virtual tour of each hotel.

For the classes and the milongas, the hotels propose a spacious, air conditioned dancing room with a beautiful marble floor.
All rooms are equipped with a private bath or shower, air conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi and many of the rooms offer a stunning view over the lake or the swimming pool.
Each hotel is at walking distance from the town centre and the beaches.

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Prices are per person.

Standard room (2 persons per room) 1.185€ pp per week
Extra charge single supplement 55€ pp per day
Extra charge view on the lake or pool 55€ per room per day
Extra charge superior room view on the lake or pool 75€ per room per day
NB. Prices for 3rd adult, child, pet, parking, extra days… upon request

NB. The tourist tax of +/- 2€ pp per day is not included in the above prices.
Deposit to be paid within 2 weeks after booking to the organisation: 380€ pp. The remaining will have to be paid to the Hotel a few weeks before arrival by bank transfer.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: -60€ per couple for reservation and payment deposit before February 15th

Cancellation fees: images
– If the holiday is cancelled by the organisation or the hotel because of force majeure: your deposit will be reimbursed, except for a small non-reimbursable administration fee of 25€ per person .

In case of cancellation by the participant (for health reasons or other):
– from 1 till 15 days after reservation: 25€ pp
– from 15 till 60 days after reservation: 50€ pp
– after May 1st: 50% of the reserved package
– after June 15th: the total amount is due, unless you propose someone else who takes over your package.
We advise you to take a private travel insurance to cover costs, as neither the organisation, nor the hotel can reimburse you if you have to cancel.

Package

Included in the price are

    • Hotel in half board for 7 nights in a double room with private bathroom (bath/shower) and toilet, hair dryer, air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI, mini bar, safe. The participants have free access to the the the dancing rooms, the swimming pool, the garden chairs and several other hotel facilities.
    • Breakfast (until 10h00) and buffet supper with typical Italian menu in the magnificent dining room reserved for the tango group, Varied buffet (vegetarian and not) with: first course, main course, side dishes, dessert. 1/4 L mineral water and 1/4 L wine per person are included in the price.
    • The Workshops (tango, vals, milonga) at different levels with professional tango teachers (scroll down for details).
    • The Milongas every evening and 1 or 2 milongas with exhibitions.
    • Stand with Tangolera shoes & Rossaspina tango clothes and the possibility to order items upfront.
    • Not included: private hotel parking (free parking is possible in some nearby streets), trip/shuttle to the hotel (on request), lunches, extras (drinks, snacks…), local tourist tax to pay at the moment of departure.

Teachers

The organisers and permanent teachers are Marisa & Oliver from La Tangueria Brussels (both weeks). The guest teachers are in the first week Mirella & Carlos from The Netherlands and Véronique & Thierry from Otra Noche in Liège, and the second week Lorena & Gianpiero from Torino and, for the beginners,  Mieke & Victor  from La Tangueria Brussels.

pallanzamo1Marisa van Andel & Oliver KochBrussels/B, Al compás del corazón/La Tangueria

Both weeks: Sunday 21 July > Sunday 4 August 2024.

After a career in the contemporary dance company Rosas, Marisa & Oliver  (NL/EN/FR/ES/IT/DE) have been working as a tango couple since 1996, giving workshops and exhibitions all over Europe as well as in the USA and Buenos Aires.
They danced in different tango shows in The Netherlands and Belgium and they collaborated with outstanding artists, such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre, Hubert Damen, Dimitri Leue, Frank Groothof…
They have trained and inspired many of today’s professional tango teachers and dancers in Belgium and abroad. They were part of several international tango festivals and collaborate since 2005 with the Brussels Tango Festival as well as with the Brussels Tango Marathon. They also have vast experience in teaching in and organising tango holidays in Italy, France, Spain and Austria. Their tango school Al compás del corazón and their milonga in La Tangueria have become a reference for tango in Belgium and abroad. mirellacarlos

Mirella & Carlos Santos David – Den Haag & Delft/NL

Sunday 21 July > Sunday 28 July 2024.
We are very pleased to introduce for the second time in 2024 to the participants of our tango vacation the beautiful couple Carlos & Mirella (NL/EN/FR/ES/IT), based in the Netherlands. This couple is known and appreciated for their elegance, subtlety and musical finesse, as well as for their spectacular, breathtaking demonstrations. Their joint career started in 2011. Mirella’s technical background, who graduated from Dance Academia, is completed with Carlos’ years of experience abroad.
Since 2016, Carlos and Mirella represent the Netherlands at the European and World Championships. They were European Champions Tango de Pista in 2017, and Finalists at the Mundial de Tango in 2016, ’17, ’18, ’19, ’22.
Carlos & Mirella are also known via Dutch Television. They won the second place in the show “Everybody Dance Now” on RTL4 in 2015 and they were in the final of the TV show “Time To Dance” in 2018. As teachers, they excite tango lovers all over the world with their natural, humorous and well-structured way of teaching.

Véronique & Thierry De Coster – Liège/B, Otra Noche

Sunday 21 July > Sunday 28 July 2024.

After two previous successful editions at the Lido Palace, in 2024 our dear friends and colleagues Véronique and Thierry (FR/EN) will be reinforcing the teaching team in the first week, with a good number of their most loyal students following them. Véronique and Thierry have been a dance couple since 1988. At first they trained in all dances, but since 2006 they have devoted themselves exclusively to Argentine tango.
In 2007, they shone at the 1st Benelux Regional Tango Competition in Brussels, winning the 1st place. This victory took them to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they represented the Benelux at the 5th World Tango Championships. Their tango school, Otra Noche, was set up in 2008 to teach the art of tango in the province of Liège. With a view to a personal constant development, Véronique and Thierry continue to train with the world’s greatest Tango Maestros.

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Lorena Tarantino & Gianpiero Galdi – Torino/I

Sunday 28 July > Sunday 4 August 2024.

Following the success of 2022 and 23, we are inviting again the magnificent sparkling couple Lorena and Gianpiero (EN/IT/ES) for the third time in 2024, whom we greatly admire. Their creativity and musicality are fresh and full of surprises, their technique is precise and despite their young age they have solid experience and enormous maturity in their didactics. Their dancing shows the true flow of a deep connection in tango. Over the last few years, they have developed their own “Method”, based on a precise and effective pedagogy, offering the expressive art of tango in a clear, precise and meaningful communication tool.
The son of a tango dancer, Gianpiero grew up dancing, playing and teaching tango. His vision of tango and his pedagogy are strictly linked to his studies of sport, music, engineering and bio-mechanics. Lorena is a sensual and graceful dancer, with ballet training and an in-depth study of tango since she was 17. Originally from Salerno and Naples, they now have a base in Turin, from where they travel around the world teaching and performing at tango festivals, holidays and events.

Mieke Deceunick & Victor Sanchez -Brussels/B, Al compás del corazón/La Tangueria

Sunday 28 July > Sunday 4 August 2024.

In the 2nd week, Mieke & Victor, teachers from La Tangueria (B) (EN/FR/NL/ES) will join the team to give (semi-private) classes to participants with less than 2 years tango experience. Victor has been teaching beginners and neo-beginners at La Tangueria in Brussels since 2019. Mieke joined him as a teaching partner in La Tangueria in 2022 and will be assisting him during these holidays. Mieke is an advanced dancer who dances both the follower and leader roles.

Classes/Workshops

Each week, the participants will have 15 hours of lessons (10 x 1.5 hours) and will be divided into 3 groups, A, B and C. Depending on the experience of the majority of participants, these groups may be of different levels (advanced group A, intermediate group B and neo-beginner group C), or of a similar level. As the courses will not take place at the same time, it is possible to multiply the number of workshops by following several groups.
In the first week (21>28/7), the 2 more advanced groups (groups A and B) will have 4 classes with Marisa & Oliver, 4 classes with Mirella & Carlos and 2 classes with Véronique & Thierry. Group C (intermediate level), will have 6 lessons with Véronique & Thierry, 2 lessons with Mirella & Carlos and 2 lessons with Marisa & Oliver.

The second week (28/7>4/8), the 2 more advanced groups (groups A and B) will have 5 lessons with Marisa & Oliver and 5 lessons with Lorena & Gianpiero.
Group C (neo beginners, with less than 2 years tango experience) will be smaller and will have semi-private classes taught by Mieke & Victor (the number of hours depends on the size of the group). There will also be 2 hours of individual technique classes for participants without a partner (open to all).
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There will be a variety of themes in the classes: tango de salón, tango fantasia, modern tango, vals and milonga. The classes will focus on technique, as well as on detailed refinements regarding posture, axis & balance, embrace, foot work, adornos, musicality, leading and following. Students will learn new movements, figures and sequences, but the main goal is to create a more harmonious, comfortable and enjoyable dance.

The tango workshops are taught in a spacious, air conditioned dancing room, with a good dancing floor. The classes mainly take place after breakfast and before dinner. Each group will have one full day without classes, and so have time to explore the region. A detailed programme of the classes will be sent to the participants about one month before the start of the holidays. The classes will be taught in English (except for Véronique and Thierry, who will teach tp group C in French during the 1st week). Almost all the teachers speak several languages (French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.).
Normally the lessons are reserved for the participants of the tango holiday. If, at the moment the holiday starts, there is room in certain groups, lessons can also be taken à la carte, provided that the hotel accepts pupils who are not staying in the hotel.

Milongas

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Every evening, a milonga is organised for all participants in the magnificent dance hall.

At least 1 festive evening will be organised each week with a demonstration by the guest teachers, where local tango dancers will also be invited.

Some other milongas may also be open (for a fee) to non-participants in the tango holidays.

stand BavenoShoes and clothes

A stand of Tangolera tango shoes and Rossa Spina tango clothes is present at the hotel during the holidays. Participants can place orders for shoes or clothing they would like to purchase on site until July 10. The collections are visible at www.tangolerashoes.com and www.rossaspina.it.

Singles

Registrations for the classes can only be done in couples. We try to help singles to find a partner by bringing them into contact with each other. Once registered as a dance couple, however, it is no longer possible to switch partners. So please verify that the relationship between the two dancers is good enough, before registering as a dance couple. Those who want to find a partner can send an e-mail with age, height, level and languages or place an ad on our facebook group. Participants who wish to find a room mate, can contact us.

Practical information

    • Arrival is foreseen on Sunday 21 July or Sunday 28 July. For group C (Véronique & Thierry and Lin & Daniel), the first lesson takes place on the Sunday of arrival at 5pm. Departure is on Sunday 28 July or Sunday 4 August after breakfast. The last course takes place on the Saturday before supper.
    • For tango guests who want to arrive earlier or stay longer and for people who accompany dancers (spouses, children, babysitters …) we have negotiated a more favorable group price. To benefit of the discount price, reservations must be made via Marisa only, also for the non-dancers and the extra days. In exchange for the more favorable group price, a small commission will be charged for the organisation. Book your extra days at the time of the reservation to benefit of the best conditions.
      ATTENTION: the possibilities to extend your stay after the first week or before the second week might be limited because the departure day of the first group is the same as the arrival day of the second group.
    • Also people who do not want to participate in the classes, but want to participate in the milongas only, can benefit of a discount group price to stay in the hotel, by booking via Marisa only, subject to availability. Participants who take the full package of hotel + classes + milongas have priority.

Addresses and itineraries to the Hotels
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Hotel Simplon and Grand Hotel Dino are located in Baveno. The Bristol Hotel is in nearby Stresa.
S.S 33 Sempione
Highway A26 – Exit Gravellona Toce – Baveno – Stresa.
Airplane
Milano Malpensa – 45 km
Milano Linate – 90 km
Train
Line Cisalpina Milano/Genève – Station Stresa/Baveno

Route by car
From the north (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, etc): Go to the South via the Gotthard Tunnel (CH). Shortly after the exit of the tunnel (+/- 30 minutes), take exit 47 Bellinzona Sud/Locarno. Take the A13 Locarno Tenero, follow the road towards Ascona. Enter Italy, follow Cannobbio, Cannero Rivera, Ghiffa, Intra, Verbania, Baveno, Stresa.

Bookings

All hotel reservations have to be made only via Marisa. Do not contact the hotel directly if you wish to benefit of the group prices or participate in the tango activities.

Registrations start on January 2nd, 2024. To reserve your tango holidays, please send the complete details of both dancers, the chosen dates and the preferred level to Marisa (NL, FR, EN, DE, IT, ES) via info@tangueria.be. Phone: +32 479 22 86 98.

Please indicate your participation and share our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419542855625627

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Questions?

Do you have questions or a special request? Mail to info@tangueria.be or call us at +32 (0) 479 22 86 98.

contact

correspondence

Rue A. & M. Hellinckx 64
B-1083 Brussels
+32 (0) 479 22 86 98
info@tangueria.be

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La Tangueria
Chaussée de Jette 239
B-1080 Brussels
Metro Simonis
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