Missoula Fall Tango Festival - Sept. 20-22, 2019

With Hernan Prieto & Daniela Roig
and Felipe Martinez & Ayano Yoneda
Five Milongas, Ten Workshops, Slide Show, BBQ and Yurt Dancing!

Hernan and Daniela 
Bios and videos

Felipe and Ayano
Bios and videos


Come and share a full weekend of dancing and connecting in Missoula with our vibrant, extended Northwest community.

Participate in the friendliness, fun and connection that Montana is known for!

We've expanded to the Hip Strip Ballroom and it's beautiful Spring Maple floor, and we'll be finishing the weekend out in Potomac at Lori & Patrick's Yurt!

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Festival Schedule:

Printable schedule here (pdf).

      Hip Strip Ballroom DDC Studio
      705 S. Higgins Ave. 121 W. Main
Friday, Sept. 20th
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Daniela & Hernan Workshop 1 Felipe & Ayano Workshop 1
      Variations of the Caminatas:  (int/adv) Couples Technique: Drills to gain body awareness, balance, freedom of movement, control and precision. (all levels)
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Opening Miilonga - DJ: Felipe Martinez  
      Beginning with 2 Song Tandas  
Saturday, Sept. 21st
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Brunch/Social  
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Musical history lecture - Hernan Prieto  
      Slideshow with music, continuing Hernan's annual lecture exploring the history of tango and the styles of the different orchestras.  
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Daniela & Hernan Workshop 2 Felipe & Ayano Workshop 2
      Dancing to D'Arienzo vs. to Di Sarli: Identify the big difference in these two orchestras and adapt your moves according to them. (all levels) The Ocho Cortado: The king of social dance moves. Variations, embellishments and different possiblities. (int/adv)
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Daniela & Hernan Workshop 3 Felipe & Ayano Workshop 3
      Cross system "Salida de los 40": How to start dancing as the old milongueros did, taking care of the line of dancing.(int/adv) Frontality vs Non-frontality: "To face or not to face" your partner. That is the question. Dancing with the dynamic embrace. (all levels)
5:15 PM to 8:00 PM 50/50 Milonga - DJ Buell Whitehead  
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM Grand Milonga - DJ Hernan Prieto  
1:15 PM to 4:00 AM Late, Late Milonga (50/50) - DJ - Matt Doval  
Sunday, Sept. 22nd
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Daniela & Hernan Workshop 4 Felipe & Ayano Workshop 4
      Vals: Cadenas - Linked sequences that you can repeat forever! (int/adv) Refining and Mastering Back Sacadas: For leaders and/or followers. Structure and technique. (int/adv)
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Daniela & Hernan Workshop 5 Felipe & Ayano Workshop 5
      Boleos: Timing, Shaping (int/adv) Ganchos: Technique, structure and combinations (int/adv)             
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Yurt Practica  
6:30 PM     Potluck BBQ at Lori & Patrick's - Bring food and drink!
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM Closing Yurt Milonga - DJ: Ayano Yoneda  
Yurt/Potomac - 383 N. Coloma Way, Potomac MT - Online Directions: www.TangoConnectionsMissoula.com/Yurt


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Other Details:

Private Lessons Some private lessons are available with both couples.
Daniela & Hernan: $80/hr for one of them or $120/hr for both.
Felipe & Ayano: $100/hr for both. 

Contact Patrick to reserve a private.
Volunteer Help Would you enjoy helping with setup or other logistics? Click here and add your name!
Can you bring a food item to the Sunday BBQ? Click Here and add your name!
Can you host some out of town guests? Contact Patrick.
Work Scholarships Discounted work scholarships are available. Save up to $55 off your registration when you commit to a few hours of work. Read more here.

Downtown Dance Collective
121 W. Main St. - Map

Hip Strip Ballroom
(AKA - Missoula Senior Center)
705 S. Higgins - Map

Lori & Patrick's
383 Coloma Way N. 
Potomac, MT - Map

This year we'll be holding all our milongas at

The Hip Strip Ballroom!

Parking All on street parking and parking in the parking garages is free after 5:00 pm on Friday and all weekend!

Map of downtown hotelsResidence Inn is the newest, in the heart of downtown. Bel AireCampus Inn and Motel 6 are less expensive.

If you're wanting a billet with a local dancer for the weekend, contact Patrick.

If you can offer a bed for a visiting dancer contact Patrick.


Map of local restaurants.

Short list of restaurants open after midnight.

Can you contribute food for the Sunday BBQ

Things to do Downtown Map