General Information

Alegria Tango Marathon

Start date: 10/7/2021

End date: 10/10/2021

Last day to book: Oct 1st 2021

Our venues are cozy and house 200 guests We cannot Guarantee gender balance but we try our best to achieve it

Althought Connecticut is list as Number 2 on the national lowest covid -19 cases including Delta variant infections ,we will be implementing Vaccination requirement by presenting your Vaccination card upon registration door . Masks will be optional during all events . We will not discriminate in any way based on gender or lead/follow preference. Neither do we offer pricing incentives based on gender or lead/follow preference. We treat everyone equally. Consequently, the gender ratio for this Marathon mirrors that of the tango community overall, with slightly more women than men. We secure comfort and joy throughout the event and it is worth every minute .

“Who is Coming” List: Unless you email me and instruct me otherwise, I will include your name and city in the online "Who's Coming" list.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of dancing can I expect?

The level of dancing will be very good. The average participant will have between five and ten years of experience dancing and studying Argentine tango. All styles of social Argentine tango are welcome.

What are the Event/Venue's Covid-19 regulations?

We Follow CDC and State of CT regulations, as they get updated regularly. We will require vaccination among our dancers (presenting vaccination card) . Our Facility is highly equipped with the latest technology in air filtration systems " Active Pure" The Aerus Hydroxyl Blaster with ActivePure Technology is the only air purifier scientifically proven to reduce the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus on surfaces.ActivePure Technology was tested on live SARS-CoV-2 virus, not proxy or surrogate strains Demonstrated a 99.98% surface reduction rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus within 7 hoursTest completed in an independent FDA-compliant labMade for indoor areas up to 20,000 sq. ft. – ballrooms, conference centers, restaurants, hotel lobbies, and large public spaces. The ActivePure Technology disinfection system is the safest, fastest and most powerful surface and air-purification technology available that minimizes recontamination and cross contamination in real time without the use of chemicals or ozone.

https://www.activepure.com/covid/

Is there a minimum level of experience required to participate?

Yes. Because of the overall level of dancing and the crowded floors, a certain level of experience and skill in Argentine social tango is required. To participate in this, or any major festival, you should be at a solid intermediate or above level in your dancing. For most people this means about three years of consistent group classes, private classes, and frequent social dancing.

What level of floor craft can I expect?

We like to distinguish our event with a well-mannered, super-friendly dance floor. In fact, the most praised aspect of our first events in past years was the wonderful level of order and good will on the floor.

I hope you will join us this year in setting the bar for a friendly, orderly floor even higher. If you are unfamiliar with some of the finer points of floor craft here is a link to more detailed points (Tango Floor Craft & Etiquettes)

Will there be any tango performances?

The strong emphasis of this Marathon is social dancing, not performance. The only performance will be by our guest teachers the dance lasting 3 songs during a brief break on Saturday midnight .

What can you tell me about the tango community in Hartford?

Tango has been thriving here for since 2006. There are many very experienced dancers and many newer dancers. The most common remark I hear about our tango community is how friendly and welcoming it is. We like to add you to this year's significant joyful experiences.