Seminar Encuentro Compañeros TangoForge 2018


You are warmly welcome to the Third Annual
TangoForge Seminar Encuentro Compañeros
in Berlin from 17-26. August.

We invite you to join us for a 10-day period with six days of seminar, 20-26.August
and two weekends of dancing.

We will facilitate special events to meet together Berlin and visiting Compañeros.

The seminar is simultaneous with the Contemporary Tango Festival, 21-26.August
with live music every night in the Hauptbahnhof (free and no registration required).
There is a bus from the door of our studio/dormitory directly in 7 minutes to the Hauptbahnhof.

See our detailed guide to food, nearby hotels, transport, and milongas
to make your trip easy and delicious.





Friday 17.August: Dormitory opens for first weekend of dancing in Berlin milongas.

Sunday 19.August: Welcome night for Compañeros at Tangoloft Milonga.

Monday 20.August: Seminar and Contemporary Tango Festival open.
Workshop THEME: A world of expression in every step … The transfer of weight, shape, and dynamic.

Tuesday 21.August
Workshop THEME: Balance is Collaborative … Supporting your partner on and off “axis”.

Wednesday 22.August
Workshop THEME: Piernazo and Castigada …Perfect technique for tango’s most dramatic movement.

Thursday 23.August:
Workshop THEME: Adornos for both roles …. Wielding the free leg with power, beauty, and unique expression.

Friday 24.August:
Workshop THEME: Tango Dressage … Precision with steps and changes of foot.

Saturday 25.August: THEME: Day off

Sunday 26.August
Workshop THEME: Trusting Tango … Our signature class: the essence of Argentine Tango and expressiveness.
Farewell dances at Monbijoux Park Milonga and Tangoloft

Monday, 27.August: Dormitory Closes

Seminar Routine

Monday 20.August-Sunday 26.August

11:00-12:00 Yoga & Private Lessons

12:30-15:00 Seminar
with 30 minute Break

16:00-18:00 Practica de la Tarde
& Private Lessons

21:00 Milongas!


The seminar welcomes all levels except absolute beginners.

We make friends doing basic exercises across levels, then we cluster by level for dancing.

Our students dance every exercise in both roles. With our teaching techniques, Women quickly get over their anxiety about marking and Men enjoy a new world of tango experience.

We create an atmosphere of healthy and liberated tango, in which dancers have gentle, kind, and dialogic relations and discover more pleasure with more partners.

Every student will receive a 30 minute private lesson with Vio.

On-site massage with Jaina Hirai Healing Massage.

All students may use the kitchen to prepare your own food if you want to.

We may have a brunch or a party to share food and experiences.

Daily yoga and practicas are optional and included for all students. We are also very close to Iyengar and Jivamukti Power/Flow studios, and 2 pilates studios.

Deutsch and Castellano translation is always available. If you need Italiano or Français, please let us know in advance.

We provide concierge service to help you find any special food, shopping, exercise, or therapy services you may need.

Location: Mitte

We are surrounded with great restaurants, bakeries, biodelis, farmers markets… Food Guide where to eat so you are delighted by every € you spend on food,.

Walking distance from Museum Island, the Museum of the Wall, Kulturbrauerei (Museum of East German daily life), and the Mauerpark. More info.

Transit Instructions arriving from the airport/train ports.

<15 min walking from 6 milongas: Clärchens Spiegelsaal, El Ocaso, Nou Tango (2x/week), and the beautiful outdoor Monbijoux Park (2x/week).

Two stops on the S-bahn and latenight Sunday direct nightbus from Tangoloft (or a 30 minute walk.)

Direct bus from the doorstep <10min delivery to Hauptbahnhof for Contemporary Tango Festival AND all all-night Tram to get home, 5 minutes walk from the Studio. (Or you can walk home, 25 minutes)

Our studio/dormitory accommodates 10, 6 people in beds and 4 on camping mats, sharing 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen with dishwasher, and “on-demand”/infinite hot water. The space is free of smoking. Dogs may visit but no pets live here.

There are a number of hotels and hostels nearby. Use googlemaps to explore the Mitte area. There are some suggestions in my Guide.


You may register below by credit card using our secure payment processing system driven by Stripe. We will not see your credit card details. This website is secure and protected by SSL.

You may register by electronic bank transfer to this account: IBAN DE13430609671170841800 Konto: Starr BLZ 43060967 BIC GENODEM1GLS. If you pay by electronic bank transfer, please secure your place by immediately sending an email to

Since the sleeping price is already very cheap, no discounts will be given for shorter stay. (Thank you for understanding that this is just too much distracting extra logistics for us.)

In the case of cancellation, we will try to find someone from the wait-list to replace you, or you may transfer your registration to another person.

Prices will increase after 1.July.



Full package


Work and play summercamp with Compañeros from around the world.

6 days Seminar

Private Lesson

7 days Yoga + Practicas

Up to 10 nights sleeping in Dormitory


Other housing


Be part of the Seminar Community for study and meals, with your own space for sleeping.

6 days Seminar

Private Lesson

7 days Yoga + Practicas

Organize your own Housing



ANY 3 Days

Participate in the Compañeros community with less intensive study.

Any 3 days of the seminar

Private Lesson

7 days of Practicas + 3 days Yoga

Organize your own housing



+ Prep + Continue

Maximize your learning with 3 months of  Private Practice  videos before the Seminar and a year of the Digital MasterCourse  after the Seminar.

6 days Seminar

Private Lesson

7 days Yoga + Practicas

Up to 10 nights sleeping in Dormitory

Digital  Preparation and Continuation


If you want the “More” plan without housing,
please contact us.