When I went to my first free class during Bay Area Dance Week 2011, the Argentine Tango instructor let us know that there’s the first ever argentine tango championship happening at Millbrae, CA. Now, I’ve been thoroughly fascinated with Argentine Tango for a while now, so on Sunday, April 24, I decided to check it out (even though I was running a slight fever at that time).
And boy, they were all gorgeous. I didn’t stay until 1 am as the program suggested (to see how the maestros do Argentine Tango), but I did see the grand finale of Salon Tango and Stage Tango category. My favorite couple, Gustavo Hornos and Jessica Salomón of San Francisco (pictured here) won 3rd place and 2nd place, respectively.
I’m kind of bumped that they didn’t win and that the Stage Tango category wasn’t an official category since there were no sufficient competitors signing up for it, but I was impressed by the talents, passion, and techniques shown during the competition that I’m looking forward to next year’s competition very much.
For now, I’d like to share the picture highlights of the competition’s final night (Photography by Christian Hadidjaja), and congratulations once again to all of the winners.
1st Argentine Tango Festival & USA Championship 2011May 15, 2012Photos: 33