Hobart Tango Encuentro

October 25-28, 2018 Hobart, Tasmania

Bigger and Better....

Jenny & Vince Merlo

Welcome to Tango Encuentro, the meaning of the word Encuentro in Spanish translates to, a meeting point or gathering, in this case Hobart, Tasmania October 2018, a place for Argentine Tango aficionados to share their passion and dance together socially. Our aim is to bring together tango dancers from across Australia and beyond to enjoy social dancing in a friendly environment and to experience what Argentine Culture has to offer.

Join us for four days of Social Dancing, Workshops and Exhibitions. Be inspired by our guest DJ's playing a great selection of music from the Golden Age of Tango.

Immerse yourself in this Tango weekend and take the opportunity to meet new Tango friends and reconnect with some old ones and at the same time your chance to explore Hobart, one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

Jenny and Vince Merlo from Tango Milonguero

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Gala Night

Meet & Greet

Thursday 25th Oct 8pm

Welcoming Milonga, come along and meet the tango teachers as well as the locals and interstate dancers and enjoy a wonderful start to the weekend in a very relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Argentinian Night

Friday 26th Oct 8pm

Join us for a celebration of the Argentine Culture. A night of Social Dancing with some of the best music specially arranged by our DJ.

Gala Night

Saturday 27th Oct 8pm

A special evening at the Hobart Town Hall, dance the night away in one of the most prestigious dance hall in Australia. Exhibitions by Karina & Fabian and Rina & Nadim.

Twilight Milonga

Sunday 28th Oct 8pm

Join us for the last night of Tango Encuentro, bringing to conclusion a spectacular weekend of Tango. Last chance to dance with the locals & interstate visitors.


Dj Nadim Sawaya

"Nadim grew up listening to tango on his father's old vinyl records. This early introduction to Tango music gave him the base that would later make him one of Australia's well-loved Tango DJ's. Nadim has been an avid music student his entire life, playing the cello in several orchestras before discovering the joys of dancing Tango. Nowadays, he puts this musical background to use in constructing beautiful Tango evenings, keeping everyone dancing until the last tanda! He is regularly invited to DJ at many festivals and events around Australia as well as overseas."


Dj Yuko Kinoshita

"Yuko is one of the founders and organisers of Tango in the Spring. She is also a co-organiser and the resident DJ at the "El Boliche" Monday night milonguita in Canberra. She has DJed at BASH (Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands), Port Macquarie Tango Festival, and the Czech House Milonga in Melbourne, and at Canberra milongas organized by Tango Social Club of Canberra and Las Vacas Locas. Her musical preference is solidly in the 1930s and 40s, with sprinkles of 1920s gems."


Dj Frida Kotlyar

"Frida believed that the dance developed through the music. As a DJ at Milongas or at a special tango event, She takes into consideration the most suitable music to play for the dancers on that specific night. Frida tries to select the most danceable and appropriate tandas for that evening. She also chooses the cortinas to create an atmosphere of excitement and follow the theme for the night usually present at international Tango festivals. Frida is a regular DJ at Tango Synergy Milongas and invited as the guest DJ at various Tango events."


Dj Fabian Conca

"Fabian Conca a well-known and respected DJ in the tango community has been playing music for the famous Milonga "Tango Entre Amigos" in Sydney since 2001, as well making appearances as a guest DJ in many Milongas and Festivals in Australia and abroad. Fabian has a very defined style, with a combination of a well balance selection of Rhythmic and Melodic tunes from the 1920's through the Golden Age of Tango till the present, a mix of music for all taste that would guarantee to keep you dancing all night long."


Guest Teachers

Karina and Fabian from Tango Conca

Karina & Fabian Conca

Fabian & Karina Conca were born & raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, amidst a steep family tradition of Tango. They were introduced to tango from an early age & represent a third generation of tango dancers in their families.Their dance and teaching has a strong emphasis on elegance while maintaining a constant connection between the partners, reflecting their tradition and culture, rather than a sequence of steps.

Karina and Fabian had been teaching and performing for many years with regular appearances in Buenos Aires and different Tango Festivals around the world.

Rina and Nadim from Tango Esencia

Andrew & Adrienne Gill

Rina and Nadim are recognised for their unique style of teaching which focuses on improving the body's natural coordination, leading to a deeper understanding of Tango movements and connecting that to the music.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Rina and Nadim have performed at many events, shows and festivals. They have performed at the prestigious dance halls of Buenos Aires as invited guest dancers, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and placed as finalists at the Tango Dance Asian Championships in Tokyo, receiving the FJTA award in 2016.Rina is known for her work with people with Parkinson's and has been introduced on national TV in 2015 and 2016.


All workshops, Thursday, Friday and Sunday Milongas would be held at the Masonic Grand Lodge, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart.

Gala Night Saturday Milonga at The Hobart Town Hall in Macquarie Street.


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Program, Bookings and Registration

Jenny & Vince Merlo Mob.(+61) 0477 505 901 info@tangoencuentro.com.au

Early bird discount finish by the 28th September.


Special thanks to our official photographer Julie Bunyard.

To view all the images from the past Tango Encuentro please visit: Juliebunyardphotography