THE FINESt AUTHENTIC argentine tango competition
in the tri-state area
for Pro-am and amateur couples!

July 21st, 7PM - 12am Edgewater, NEW JERSEY
 

Hudson Tango Championship has been attracting Tango competitors from all over the Tristate-State area since 2015. The Championship offers the opportunity for Pro-Am and Amateur couples to compete in two styles of Argentine Tango: Salon and Freestyle. Choose between Single and Multi-Dance Championships, single dances, solo exhibitions (Stage Tango). 
After the Competition stay for a beautiful Milonga with a Pre-Milonga class, music with DJ and after-party celebration of all Tango Competitors! Hudson Tango Championship will challenge you, will inspire you and we guarantee that you will have the best time of your life!  

 
 
 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 

CATEGORIES & Styles you can choose from

 

 

PRO-AM & AM-AM: PRO-AM is a partnership between a dance instructor (Professional) and his/her student (Pro-Am student). While a professional dancer teaches, competes and performs for a compensation, an amateur dancer dances purely as avocation. AM-AM is a partnership between two Amateur dancers.  

SALON STYLE vs. FREE STYLE: Salon style is the more traditional style whereas Freestyle allows the usage of non-traditional elements with exception of jumps and lift. Freestyle is a fusion between Nuevo, Nuevo Salon, Fusion, Fantasia, Orillero. To see which figures are allowed in Salon vs. Freestyle, click here.  

BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD: Here is a list of permitted figures. 

SINGLE DANCES: You will be competing with other couples on the dance floor and will receive a written evaluation for each single dance you register for. We recommend a minimum of 12 single dances to get the best out of your dance experience!
 
TANGO SALON CHAMPIONSHIP: Compete for the HUDSON TROPHY. Compete in Argentine Tango Salon Style. The first 3 placements will be announced and will receive trophies. A minimum of five single dances are required to enter a Championship. 

MULTIDANCE CHAMPIONSHIP: Each Championship consists of Tango, Vals and Milonga. You need to dance all three dances in your level and style. The first 3 placements will be announced and will receive trophies. A minimum of five single dances are required to enter a Championship. 
  
STAGE (single & group): Perform a Tango routine  in front of the judging panel & the audience. Only you will be on the dance floor which makes it exciting. You will receive a placement, only the first 3 placements will be announced. You can perform with your dance instructor, amateur partner or as a group! Here are the rules: The competitors can present their view of the dance of Argentine Tango. This means that the competitors can use steps, figures and elements not connected to the traditional Argentine Tango. Although the choreographies have to include traditional elements of Argentine Tango such as ochos, steps, boleos, ganchos and close embrace. The competitors are allowed to break the embrace and use techniques from other dance disciplines if necessary. Elements from other dance disciplines cannot exceed 1/3 of the show. Choreography needs to contain elements of walking on the floor. The entire show (from walking onto the dance floor to leaving the dance floor) can't exceed 4 minutes.  

 

 
 

 

JUDGING PANEL

 

 
 
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Guillermina Quiroga

 

Guillermina is a world renowned Argentine Tango dancer, Milonguera and choreographer. She has been part of the world famous Tango show 'Forever Tango' as well as 'Compañía TangoX2' and, later, 'Tango Argentino', led by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli. Guillermina has appeared in several movies, has directed her own Tango show and toured US and has also choreographed for ice skating world champions Oksana Grishuk and Evgeni Platov. Guillermina has been an official judge for the Annual World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires. 

 
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Daniel Martinez Cadavid

Daniel Martinez Cadavid from Medellin, Colombia, is an Award Winning Tango dancer who has recently won the World Tango Championship in Japan and has obtained his 6th Tango Salon Champion title in Colombia. He is a fully trained and highly qualified choreographer who has taught and performed extensively in his native Colombia and internationally, at various festivals for over 20 years. 

 

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Adriana Salgado Neira

Adriana Salgado Neira from Bogota, Colombia, has been a professional Tango dancer and teacher since 1997 when she met Orlando Reyes, her actual partner, whom she has been performing and teaching with worldwide. With background in classical ballet and gymnastics she went to study Tango in Buenos Aires under auspices of renowned tango masters. International stages include the United States, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Aruba, Canada, Argentina and her native Colombia. 

 

 

DRESS CODE

 

 

Apart from technique and elements, the judges will also be evaluating your overall look. Therefore, It is important to look authentic. Hair and make up for ladies are mandatory, we offer hair & make up services on site.  

FOLLOWERS:No pants. The length of the skirt/dress can't be shorter than 4 inches (10 cm) over the knee. Cuts are allowed and can be deeper than 4 inches (10 cm). There are no color restrictions. Rhinestones can be used in moderation. Argentine Tango dance shoes are mandatory. The height of the heel can be chosen individually. Followers tango shoes can be open or closed toe and hill, matching the dress.
LEADERS: suit is mandatory. Tango pants, vest and suit can be worn. Vest only is not allowed. No rhinestones are allowed. No bright colors. Argentine Tango dance shoes are mandatory. 

STAGE: no limitations for both followers & leaders. 

 
 

 

REGISTRATION & PRICING

 

 

Fill out the form below and email to tango@hudsondancestudio.com. You will receive an email confirmation with a summary and payment options. The registration is final only after the payment has been received. Final date for submissions is Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018!  

 
 

 

PICTURES FROM PAST COMPETITIons

 

 
 
 

 

VENUE & HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

Only 25 minutes from Uptown Manhattan! Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, NJ boasts 3,500 sq feet of beautiful ballroom overviewing the Hudson River. The venue has two changing rooms, seating for over 60 people in the ballroom and a beautiful bar. Parking is available in front of the studio in the parking lot, at municipal parking across from Admiral Walk as well as on Route 5. 

EDGEWATER NJ

 

ADDRESS

 
 

986 River Road, 2nd Floor
Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 886-8008

Monday – Friday: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday: Closed

 

EMAIL

Ksenia
Competition Coordinator
ksenia@hudsondancestudio.com

Come for the Competition and Explore the most invigorating and exciting place on earth - New York City! Hudson Dance Studio in Edgewater, NJ is located right on Hudson River with Manhattan view and only 25 minutes away from Manhattan. Here are our hotel recommendations. Please call for availability and to book:

Comfort Inn ||| 725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ
(201) 943-3131

Homewood Suites by Hilton Edgewater-NYC Area ||| 10 The Promenade, Edgewater, NJ
(201) 941-4700

Courtyard by Marriott Edgewater NYC Area ||| 3 Pembroke Place, Edgewater, NJ 07020
(201) 945-5440