LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The Tanguero Workshop brings together students and renowned Argentine Tango professionals from around the globe for an immersive educational experience in the heart of Toronto. Each day will provide a variety of activities, including classes, private lessons, small ensemble coachings, orquesta típica rehearsals, master classes. Additional community activities provide a diverse immersion in tango music, dance, culture, and history —
past and present.
See our Classes page for an example of a typical day at the workshop.
July 12-18, 2020
Open to adults on Bandoneón, Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass), Guitar, and Piano. We welcome all level of players, ages 18+.
The Tanguero Workshop has a place for every musician. Seasoned tangueros come to share ideas with others from around the globe, to get access to unique tango resources, and to play and study with world-renowned tango maestros. Those newer to tango are quickly swept into a multifaceted tango experience, learning solid idiomatic tango technique for their instrument, and participating in different elements of tango culture in a supportive, community environment.
All attendees, amateur to professional, are matched with people of similar levels. Although we do not require a formal audition to be accepted to this workshop, newcomers are asked for a 10-15 minutes quick Skype chat so that we can assign you the right materials.
The workshop takes place in Toronto, ON at 918 Bathurst, an arts and culture sanctuary in Toronto’s Annex Neighbourhood.
WHAT IS A TANGUERO
“Tanguero” refers to both tango professionals and people who are passionate about any part of tango culture, including history, music, dance, lyrics, theater. If any of these aspects describe how you feel about tango, or if you are interested in learning, this workshop is for you!
TUITION AND FEES
Early Bird registration (last day February 29, 2020): $560 CAD ($429 USD)
Regular tuition (March 1, 2020 onward): $850 CAD ($651 USD)
*Housing and travel costs are not included in tuition. Option and more information on these can be found on the appropriate tabs.
This year, you can pay tuition upon registration (one instalment) or hold your spot with a small non-refundable fee of $100. Final payment is due by May 1.
If you cancel your registration by May 14, 2020: You will be refunded 75% of any payments you have made (minus non-refundable $100 fee).
If you cancel your registration between May 22 and June 14, 2020: You will be refunded 50% of any payments you have made (minus non-refundable $45 fee).
If you cancel registration after June 14, 2020: We can only process a refund if another participant is found to fill your spot.
HOUSING & TRAVEL
This year, as the workshop is not being hosted by a college, we are arranging housing privately. We’ve reserved a set of apartments through the University of Toronto's Victoria College campus, and are offering them at a rate of $70 USD/night for a bedroom with a single bed, or $40 USD/night (per bed) for a shared bedroom with two beds. The rooms are available from Saturday July 11th at 3pm (the day before the workshop begins) with checkout no later than Sunday July 19th at 11am. Breakfast is provided for free as part of the housing.
Alternative Housing: Toronto is a city full of short term rentals. You are welcome to use AirBNB to obtain a place to stay on your own.