Tango Competition

Southern California Tango Championship & Festival 2023

Mar 10th 2023 - Mar 13th 2023
Location:
Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map
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Couples
Locations
Milongas
Workshops
Dancers

Southern California Tango Championship & Festival is back after three years! The biggest international tango championship in the US with an extraordinary festival vibe will take place March 10-12, 2023, in Santa Monica, California.
This year we will share some hot embraces in our new venue: Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club

Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club
1210 4th St
Santa Monica
CA 90401
United States

THURSDAY, MAR 9TH – Pre-SCTC 2023 Local Milonga Kick Off
08:00PM – 1:00AM ~ DJ Mariano Bejarano (Miami, Florida)
Milonga Corazon organized by Maria Elena
Location: TBD
Price: $25

FRIDAY, MAR 10TH
10:00PM – 3:00AM – Vinyl Milonga ~ DJ Davin Quinn (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
11:45PM – 12:00AM – Performance by Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Pinero
3:00AM – Milonga ends

SATURDAY, MAR 11TH
10:00PM – 3:00AM – Milonga with DJ Max Stasi from Milan, Italy
11:30PM – 12:15AM – Performance by Sabrina and Ruben Veliz
3:00AM – Milonga ends

SUNDAY, MAR 12TH
9:00PM-10:00PM – “Award Ceremony” with competition supervisor, all the maestros, & previous champions
9:30PM – Victory group dance by J&J, Senior, audience’s favorite couple and Pro-Am champions, Victory Solo Dance by Milonga, Vals, Tango de Pista and Escenario Champions
10:00PM – 3:00AM – Milonga ~ DJ Diego Doigneau (Milan, Italy)
12:00AM – 12:30AM – Performances by Sarita & Andres (SCTC 2019 Tango de Pista champions), Clarisa & Jonathan, group exhibition by the SCTC 2023 maestros
3:00AM – Milonga ends

MONDAY, MAR 13TH – SCTC 2023 After Party Milonga
10:00PM – 3:00AM ~ DJ Iv Manos (Athens, Greece)
After Party Milonga organized by Derek & Geraldine

Competition Schedule
Friday (Mar 10th)
11:00pm – 3:30pm – Competitors registration & number pick-up
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal with the competition coordinator
4:30pm  – Doors open for spectators
5:00pm – 9:00pm – Competition – QUALIFYING ROUND

Order*: Waltz, Milonga, Tango de Pista, Pro-Am Tango de Pista, J&J
* Subject to change based on final registration count. This will be announced after the close of registrations February 24th.

9:00pm – 9:30pm – Musical break for 2 tandas
9:30pm – Competitor Semi-finalists announcement

Saturday (Mar 11th)
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal with Competition Coordinator
4:30pm – Doors open for spectators
5:00pm – 9:00pm – Competition – SEMI-FINALS

Order*: Waltz, Milonga, Senior Tango, Tango de Pista, Pro-Am Tango de Pista, J&J, Escenario
* Subject to change based on final registration count. This will be announced after the close of registrations February 24th.

9:00pm – 9:30pm – Musical break for 2 tandas
9:30pm – Competitor Finalists announcement

Sunday (Mar 12th)
3:30pm – 4:00pm – Stage Group rehearsal
4:00pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal with all the competitors including J&J finalists & Group Escenario Category participants with Competition Coordinator for the Award Ceremony
5:00pm – 8:30pm – Competition – FINALS

Order*: Waltz, Milonga, Senior Tango, Group Escenario (2 Teams or more) Tango de Pista, Pro-Am Tango de Pista, J&J, Escenario
* Subject to change based on final registration count. This will be announced after the close of registrations February 24th.

8:30pm – 9:00pm – Musical break for 2 tandas
9:00pm – 10:00pm – “Award Ceremony” with maestros/judges, the competition supervisor and SCTC 2019 Tango de Pista champions!
Inviting all the finalists to the stage, announcing winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, awarding trophies & prizes
Inviting Group Escenario category participants to the stage for recognition and announcing the winning team, awarding the medals, trophy, and prizes

9:30pm – Victory group dance by J&J, Senior, Audience favorite couple and Pro-Am champions, Victory Solo Dance by Milonga, Vals, Tango de Pista and Escenario Champions

FRIDAY, MAR 10TH
WS1 11:00AM – 12:15PM V&F Intermediate
MUSICALITY: Rhythmic and musical interpretation for improvisation

WS2 11:00AM – 12:15PM S&R Intermediate
WALKING: Secrets and technique to achieve different qualities of steps (long, suspended, short, dynamic) and its application to different orchestras

WS3 12:30 – 1:45PM C&J All Level
Sequences for reduced space, circular elements to apply in the milonga

WS4 12:30 – 1:45PM V&F All Level
DYNAMIC VALS: Rhythm, cadence and musicality

WS5 2:00 – 3:15PM C&J All level
MILONGA: Sequencies for milonga lisa and tras pie!

WS6 2:00 – 3:15PM S&R intermediate/Advanced
BOLEOS: How to lead boleos. Technique for low and high boleos.

SATURDAY, MAR 11TH
WS1 11:00AM – 12:15PM S&R All Level
LOS VELIZ TANGO SEMINAR 1 of 2 (must attend S1 & S2): Functionality of the axis and proper utilization of energy. Total body awareness as applied to tango movement.

WS2 11:00AM – 12:15PM C&J All Level
MUSICALITY: Understand and strengthen textures in different musical styles!

WS3 12:30 – 1:45PM V&F All Level
MILONGA: Facundo & Vanessa’s magic!

WS4 12:30 – 1:45PM S&R Intermediate/Advanced
LOS VELIZ TANGO SEMINAR 2 (must attend S1 & S2): Functionality of the axis and proper utilization of energy. Total body awareness as applied to tango movement.

WS5 2:00 – 3:15PM C&J All Level
AXIS TRAINING: Practical exercises to work hard our axis, how to strengthen and exercise it in the couple.

WS6 2:00 – 3:15PM V&F Intermediate/Advanced
Circular or Linear? When and why?

SUNDAY, MAR 12TH
WS1 11:00AM – 12:15PM C&J Advanced
VARIATIONS: Reaction and speed exercises to bring different dynamics to our improvisation.

WS2 11:00AM – 12:15PM V&F All Level
LEADER’S TECHNIQUE: Mechanics movement – how to use your axis and pivot in complex movements (Facundo)
FOLLOWER’S TECHNIQUE: Activating internal motor movement and utilizing disassociation as a tool in your dance (Vanessa)

WS3 12:30- 1:45PM S&R Intermediate/Advanced
LOS VELIZ GIRO SEMINAR 1 of 2 (must attend S1 & S2): Individual and couple’s technique to maintain energy and clarity in embellishments

WS4 12:30- 1:45PM C&J All Level
VALS: Techniques and tools to build our fluidity and apply them in circular and linear movements.

WS5 2:00 – 3:15PM V&F Advanced
Movements and elements for performance

WS6 2:00 – 3:15PM S&R Advanced
LOS VELIZ GIRO SEMINAR 2 (must attend S1 & S2): Individual and couple’s technique to maintain energy and clarity in embellishments