Riga winter tango marathon 2019

Winter is coming. The new season for a close embrace tango legion.
Dancers from the East, West, South and North will bond together on February 1-4, 2019, in Riga (Latvia) at Riga Winter Tango Marathon.
Registration for the event is mandatory. 
Registration is closed!
Please write to rigawinter@gmail.com if you have some question.


At the marathon, we emphasize the traditional social tango etiquette, dance by following the ronda flow, invitations by mirada and cabeceo and clear the floor during cortinas. This marathon is an event without separate seating for men and women.
The dancing and living will take place at the same spot – at the 4 star superior hotel Bellevue Park Hotel Riga:  https://hotelbellevue.lv/
We offer 300 sq. m. hall with wooden dance floor cover, ceiling height is up to 4 m, air conditioning.
The number of participants is 250.
The full pass to the marathon is 65 euro = 40 hours of tango at the 4 stars venue. Water, tea and cookies are included to milonga pass. Food will be provided by the hotel's restaurant with special prices.
And of course, at the pre-party and after-party, will come together both marathon participants and other dancers. Pre-party and after-party are not included in the full-pass.


To keep you warm and happy, we are thinking carefully about the atmosphere at our event. Therefore, we care about the gender balance and friendly attitude at the dance floor. While registering the participants, we will take it into account.  Please scroll down for terms and conditions. 

As soon as you register and receive the confirmation about the registration, you will get the "secret phrase". Knowing it, you will get an opportunity to make a room booking for the special price (scroll down for prices).



January, 31 – preparty* (address will be announced later)

February, 1
16.00-20.00 – DJ Jaggeris (LT)
22.00-5.00 – DJ Birger Haugdal (NOR)

February, 2
15.00-20.00 – DJ John Yingren Tan (GB)
22.00-05.00 – DJ Olga Makhno (RU/LT)

February, 3
14.00-19:00 - DJ El Espejero (CAN)
21.00-03.00 – DJ Alan Spotti (IT)

February, 4 – afterparty* (address will be announced later)
21.00 – 01.00
* Price for participants of the marathon – 3 eur. For other dancers – 5 eur.


Riga Winter Tango Marathon 2018

PHOTOS (by Adelina Martins)


Bellevue Park Hotel Riga **** 

Slokas iela 1, Rīga, LV-1048, Latvija  


Booking prices with the “secret phrase”:
Standard Single – 40 EUR/per night 
Standard Twin/Double – 45 EUR/per night (22,5 euro per person)
Superior Single – 60 EUR/per night 
Superior Twin/Double – 65 EUR/per night 
Price includes breakfast, fitness center, VAT, WiFi,  parking, 3 hours per day in different saunas and jacuzzi. Besides, you can get 20% discount for massage and other SPA activities at the Bellevue Park Hotel Riga ****.
DINNERS (buffet) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in the restaurant of the Bellevue Park Hotel Riga **** cost 15 euro each. You can choose all of them, two or only one dinner. If you choose to have dinner/-s at the hotel, these should be paid to the hotel directly at the check-in. NOTE - dinners are not included in the full-pass.


Registration is mandatory. Registration is valid only if you register at this web page. Clicking at Facebook to “I am going” option or choosing other ways of telling regarding your intention to participate at the marathon will not be considered as the registration. We kindly ask you: do not book the hotel and flights before you receive the final confirmation of participation.
Separate entrance tickets to milongas will not be available (except pre-party and after-party).
You can register both as a single dancer or as a couple. Dear ladies! Registration in a couple increases your chance to participate in the marathon. 
We encourage couple registrations. If you register as a couple, registration applications of both dancers have to be submitted separately.  Please note, you cannot apply with a dancer whose solo registration has already been accepted.
Gender balance is guaranteed. Therefore, the registration of leaders/followers may be stopped at any time. Also, a rule “first come, first IN” is not a priority.  
The acceptance is based on a combination of criteria such as the country of origin and gender. We strongly recommend all participants to have at least 3 years social tango experience and attended tango marathons / encuentros to enable yourself fully to enjoy the marathon. We might ask about your previous tango events.
The marathon fee does not include accommodation, participant’s travel costs and money transfer costs.
After the registration:
Within 25 days, you will receive the confirmation whether you are IN or you are in the waiting list. Please don’t forget to check your spam folder. In case you’re IN, you will get an information for the payment. Important! To finish the registration, you should make a payment and receive a final confirmation letter from the organizers. And the same after payment by both participants, if you register as a couple.
Registration cancellation:
All confirmed acceptance fees paid to the marathon are non-refundable nor and non-transferable.