Hobart Tango Encuentro

22nd-25th October, 2020 CANCELLED


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 Oct - Nov 2019, 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 31st 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 1st Nov 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 2nd Nov 8pm

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

Twilight Milonga

Sunday 3rd Nov 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 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."


Dj Chris Hart

"Chris Hart started tango not knowing anything about the dance or it's culture. Quickly, he realised that to understand the dance it was important to know about the music. From that moment forward, almost exclusively, he listened to tango music. Based in Darwin and as part of the community group Northern Tango, in 2010, he became the resident DJ. He prefers to play music that is danceable and mostly from the golden age. He hopes dancers end the night, feeling they had the opportunity to dance as little or as much as they wanted."


Dj Chris Han

"Adjoining his love of tangodancing with his stubbornness to search for the perfect smooth sounds, Dj Han has been providing tangueros quality music since 2014.Besides participated in numerous tango festivals and events in Brisbane, Maleny, Maroochydore, Byron Bay, Bundanoon, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Hobart, he was also invited tp Dj at International Milongas in Soul, Busan and Bali."


Dj Elena Gonzalez

"Inspired by the music played at the traditional milongas in Buenos Aires, Elena is a Dj who chooses her songs such that musicality, lyricsand poetry melt into a romantic dream with the scent of other times. Each tanda is part of a bigger journey that evolves over the night,visiting orchestras, feelings and flavours, sometimes funny, sometimes melancholic, always authentic"

Matinee Milonga

Sunday 3rd Nov 1pm to 4pm NEW EVENT

Andrew & Adrienne Gill

This year we are excited to add a new event - a casual afternoon Milonga set on Hobart's beautiful waterfront with an opportunity to share lunch and drinks with friends and dance tango along with DJ Fabian in a relaxed social setting.


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.


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.

Sunday Matinee Milonga at Post Street Social in 11-13 Franklin Wharf.


special deals for Tango Encuentro !! For the latest offer on accommodation please Click Here.

Program, Bookings and Registration

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

Early bird discount finish by the 4th of October.


Special thanks to our official photographer Julie Bunyard.

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