AUGUST
12-15

AUGUST
19-22

SEPTEMBER
2-5

Tarbes Tango Festival

Occitanie, Southern France

tango beyond milongas

countryside

gourmet

holiday

cancel-resistant

We will focus on enriching our personal tango lives. How can we maximize the possibilities of our partnerships? How can we build satisfying tango in small groups with dancers of different levels?

Friday 18:00-19:00: Making your partners comfortable to improve the sensations of connection.

Saturday 14:00-16:30: Maximizing pleasure in our own bodies and how to give more pleasure to our partners.

Sunday 14:00-16:30: Systems of improvisation: finding the possibilities in any element.

Monday 14:00-16:30: Transitions between elements to make your dance more interesting.

Each student receives a 30 minute private lesson to address your personal goals.

Every evening there is outdoor dancing on-site.

NO PARTNER is REQUIRED for REGISTRATION.

Experience the best of the French Occitanie, surrounded with small farms. Every day of the week there are one or two producers markets in the surrounding villages offering organic fruit and vegetables, handmade marmelades, granola, yogurt, raw milk, ethically-raised meat, a diversity of breads and pastries, local wine and beer, and the regional duck specialties.

We offer optional breakfast and dinner and provide a refrigerator, barbecue, and cookstove so you can cook for yourself anytime.

We will offer a feast of local delicacies and guide you on a trip to a typical local producer’s market.

We have planned two of our weekends to coincide with the nearby Tarbes Tango Festival, which runs from 13-21.August 2022. The Tarbes Festival takes over the whole town with concerts, tango art, outdoor and indoor milongas, and even includes a milonga on a Pyrénées mountaintop. There is usually one neomilonga mid-week. You book each event of interest separately. 

In the case that the Festival cannot go forward, you can stay here longer and have a country holiday.

Please visit the website. Tarbes Tango Festival.

 

Plan to visit coastal France or Spain before or after the workshop. Or stay here for further days. Relax by the pool in the tranquil countryside (with very few mosquitos!) Bring your bike or borrow one of our ebikes, walk, or drive through the blissful rolling hills. Go horseback riding from our neighbor’s stable. Visit the diverse local villages, artisans (wool, ceramics, woodwork…), and daily open-air markets. We are close to a number of famous international festivals. Should these not go forward you can simply extend your time here. Distances
  • Toulouse: 81km (1-1.25h)
  • Tarbes: 85km (1-1.25h)
  • Marciac: 50km (1h)
  • Marseille: 480km (5h)
  • Nice: 640km (6h)
  • Barcelona: 470km (5h)
  • Pamplona: 348km (4h)
  • Biarritz: 230km (2.5h)
  • San Sebastian: 275km (3h)
  • Carcassone: 175km (2h)
  • Bilbao: 370km (4h)
  • Lyon: 620km (6h)
  • Bordeaux: 260km (3.25h)


Guggenheim Bilbao

On-site:

  • 2 rooms with queen size beds for couples
  • 1 room with 2 single beds for friends
  • dormitory/floor accommodation for 10 persons
  • outdoor camping

Nearby:

The location is in the village of Péguilhan,department Haute-Garonne, region Occitanie, between Tarbes and Toulouse.

The nearest airport is Toulouse Blagnac TLS.
The nearest train stations are Gare de Saint-Gaudens.

We also encourge car rental so that you can explore the countryside. You can rent cars at Toulouse airport and main train station, Toulouse Matabiau.

We will help to coordinate those arriving at Toulouse airport and train station and we can do pickup for a fee.

Daily yoga sessions before, during, and after the seminar.

Private lessons can be booked on the days before and after the workshop.

Local massage therapists available for on-site bookings.

3 e-bikes may be booked

10 x 5m swimming pool

Wifi internet.

Guidebook for local shops, services, artisans, and markets.

Lots and lots of stars, and very little light pollution.

We want participants to feel welcome and safe.

Expecting ongoing biological and policy changes, we  design a secluded event on private property.

We will utilize on-site testing, not passes, to be inclusive and safe. We will ask all participants and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to use rapid-tests on arrival and on return from restaurants or any other external unmasked activity

We will use state of the art tests, preferring less invasive technology. We ask all participants to bring several tests and we will also have a stock for use here.

Workshop

9 hours over 4 days and private lesson: €250

MasterCourse Students

Currently enrolled MasterCourse students and those whose enrollments expired after June 2020 are entitled to free registration in the workshop, but must still pay the costs of housing and food. Please fill the registration form here.

Accommodation On-site

private rooms with queen size beds for couples €95/couple/night
private room with 2 single beds €45/person/night
dormitory/floor accommodation with your own bedding €20/per person/night
outdoor camping with your own equipment €10/night

Accommodation Off-site

Please see the accommodation tab.

Food

breakfast buffet €35/4 mornings

dinners €15-€20

Work-Trade

We offer two work-trade positions for each session.

In exchange for 15 hours work, your registration will be reduced to €100 and you will receive free dormitory accommodation and breakfasts.

Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to French regulations that prohibit even private events, all participants will receive full refunds of all fees paid.
 
If individuals cancel their registration for personal reasons, the following rates apply:

Accommodation and food: You may cancel or modify this part of your booking with no penalty, and 100% refund if necessary up to one week before the event. Within one week from the event, you will receive a 50% refund.

Workshop registration fees:

  • Cancellation more than one calendar month before the event: 75% refund
  • Cancellation less than one month but more than more than one week before the event: 50% refund
  • Cancellation less than one week before the event: Your registration is transferrable to another person, by your own arrangement. Bookings for accommodation and food can be fully refunded.

After registering you will be redirected to a page to create a login, so that you can manage your booking.

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