ATUSA OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL will be held at the Double Tree by HILTON Hotel, San José, CA. July 22 -25, 2021
(NOTE: you will find the ATUSA ATTENDANCE POLICY/PROTOCOL below).
Our event consists of the OFFICIAL USA TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP, the valid national competition, and an amazing TANGO FESTIVAL that brings in the best Argentine Tango Maestros from Buenos Aires.
ATUSA is the US Official Preliminary of the TANGO BUENOS AIRES DANCE WORLD CUP (Mundial de Tango de BUENOS AIRES)** sanctioned and ruled by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires and the Direction of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival & Dance World Cup, – the highest authorities for Argentine Tango in the world.
Competing couples have the opportunity to shine in high level valid competition in front of an international renowned, expert Jury Panel approved by the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup.
Participants in the Tango de Pista and in the Stage Tango categories have the chance to win the official US champion titles and a trip package to Buenos Aires to represent the US directly at the SEMIFINAL ROUNDS of the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup next August!
1. TANGO DE PISTA: Official; open to amateur & professional dancers. Residence restrictions apply.
2. STAGE TANGO: Official,- open amateur & professional dancers. Residence restrictions apply.
3. MILONGA: open to amateur & professional dancers. NO residence restrictions.
4. VALS: open to amateur & professional dancers. NO residence restrictions.
5. SALON TANGO SENIOR, open to social dancers only. No professionals allowed. Age restrictions apply. No residence restrictions.
6. STAGE GROUPS Competition/Showcase: open to amateur dancers directed by a teacher/choreographer. No residence restrictions.
7. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TANGO open to social dancers only. No professionals allowed. No residence restrictions. (Registration for this category will open in May).
All seven categories at ATUSA Official Championship are evaluated by the Official Jury Panel approved by the Buenos Aires Tango World Cup.
The Tango BA Dance World Cup is held in Buenos Aires in the month of August every year.
ATUSA FESTIVAL Program:
28 tango workshops + Folklore & Canyengue Program (Chacarera, Zamba & Tango Canyengue) and DJ Workshop + spectacular tango master shows + milongas till 3.00am + Great tandas by experienced DJs + Amazing performances by 2019 Official USA Champions and more!
LINEUP of RENOWNED MAESTROS:
Guillermina Quiroga & Mariano Logiudice
Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo
Junior Cervila & Guadalupe Garcia
Cristian Correa & Leah Barsky
Los Ocampo (Monica Romero & Omar Ocampo)
DJS: Mark Sakowski, Ashvin Iyer and Marcelo Rosensaft
REGISTRATION TO THE FESTIVAL:
PARTICIPATE as a COMPETITOR or as a FESTIVAL ATTENDEE to SUPPORT THE ARGENTINE TANGO USA OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
• All attendees (including professional staff & volunteers) must provide proof of full vaccination by July 8. Proof of recovery (positive test followed by negative test ) will also be accepted if attendee was infected after December 1, 2020. Masking and hand sanitizer may still be required.
2. All Passes still require purchasing in advance due to possible capacity restrictions, so take into account there may not be on-site passes sold*.
3. In order to complete the registration process, attendees must agree to the ATUSA Attendance Policy/Protocols at the time of registration.
**ABOUT TANGO BUENOS AIRES DANCE WORLD CUP/MUNDIAL de TANGO:
Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup, organized the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, is the most magnificent worldwide tango event with the greatest international impact. Thousands of dancers and audiences from all over the world come to the city to participate in the various activities offered by this celebration.