HudsON Valley Tango Festival

HudsON Valley Tango Festival 6th edition

APRIL 26 – 28 2024


General Registration closes April 20th.

Full Passes & Milonga a la Carte available now.

Note: we are only offering 50 spots for workshops.

Each year we are sold out. We suggest getting your full passes now.

Limited Daily passes will be available only on General Registration

 Shout out to the HVTF Sponsors 2024:



Immerse yourself in 3 full days of Argentine Tango music, dance and Culture. This is a weekend for “tangonatics”, enthusiastic dancers and brave new comers.

Our fabulous festival will be held at the majestic Senate Garage (4 N Front Street, Kingston, NY) located in the Stockade District of the Historic Kingston NY, first capital of New York.

Easy and extensive parking, easy commute, accommodations near by, many lovely cafes and restaurants 1 minute walk.

We have planned 3 programs to suit every level of expertise.

~10am-6pm: Master Classes, All levels, Absolute beginner lessons, Practice sessions, Music interpretation and Analysis of music and orchestration. Technique and mind blowing experiences!

~ Silent Practica Friday & Saturday 12:30 – 2pm

~ Afternoon Practicas 2 – 5pm
~ Milongas 8pm – 2am.


Our Tango Stars: Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo ~ Koichiro Suzuki ~ Maia Martinez & David Salvatierra ~ Analia Carreño & Luis Ramirez

Our hosts: Maia Martinez & David Salvatierra.

Guest T. Djs : Ilene MarderMarcelo RosensaftKoichiro Suzuki,

& Luis Ramirez



Live Music: Ache Rey Singing Friday night. Pedro Giraudo Quartet Performing at the Gala, Saturday 27th.


Invite your friends. We offer an Absolute beginner pass, tell everyone!

Fabulous performances, fun mixers, raffles & prizes. This event is about our community welcoming all of you in an abrazo that includes everyone. Join us!

 Coming from far away ? Need accommodations?


To drop-in at Milongas, purchase tickets at door before 6pm or online

Senate Garage: 4 N Front Street, Kingston NY


Refund Policy:  If after registering to our Festival you are unable to attend we will gladly refund you.

  • 60% up to March 15th

  • 20% up to April 1st

  • No Refunds after April 1st.

Refunds will only be processed until April 1st. 

Important info on this email so sit comfy and read completely.  All the “need-to-know’s” and “want-to-know’s” are listed below.  Read it all…. and read it slowly.

Read it all….and read it slowly.

Senate Garage (Workshops, silent practica & Milongas)
Address: 4 N Front Street, Kingston NY 12401
WXPJ+28 Kingston, New York

Saint James Methodist Church (Workshops & Practicas)
Address: 35 Pearl Street, Kingston NY 12401 (enter on Fair street)  WXJM+V4 Kingston, New York

PROGRAM / SCHEDULE:Full or daily pass holders are registered to all workshops automatically. We have guests on waiting list, so we will appreciate you telling us which workshops you won’t take, so we can offer that spot to others.
Upon arrival you will receive a hard copy of the schedule to plan your weekend in detail. No need to print it at home.




WORKSHOPS DYNAMICS: in order to make the best of your experience and others.

  • Arrive 5 minutes before your class starts.
  • Those who registered for beginner / intermediate level keep in mind workshops listed in Blue are not in your pass.

  • Those who bought an advanced pass and you are not ready for the level you might be asked to switch to a session appropriate for your level. Or you can stay as a spectator.

  • Couples who are not at the level of the workshop will stay together and not rotate.

  • Rotations in workshops will be suggested by the instructors but are not mandatory.


  • No rules or expectations. However, practicing codes will be to your advantage.

  • An act of kindness goes a long way…. Make someone’s day, ask them to dance if they have not.

  • Bring comfortable shoes with smooth soles. Dance socks if you have them.

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  • COAT CHECK: for everyone’s comfort leave your coat and bags at the coat check upon arrival.  Aim to come to the Milongas as light of things as possible. There is no storage space and for safety, we cannot stuff corners with bags and luggage. Also, It helps you to not leave things behind.  Coat-check service based on tips, so your gratuity will be very appreciated. (Applies for Friday & Saturday only).

  • CODES: During the Milonga please follow Milonga codes (printed and set on tables and entrance) MILONGA CODES TO APPLY CLICK HERE 
  • RESERVED SEATING: please let us know if you are coming with a group and we will seat you together if possible.We prioritize Full, Daily and Milonga passes holders. Email us, we will do our best.
  • DANCE MIXERS: Have fun. You will be encouraged to play with us and be part of the dance mix to welcome everyone and meet new people.
  • FLOORS / FOOTWEAR Bring comfortable shoes with smooth soles but keep in mind the venue’s floor is a fast floor (so it can be slippery for some of you). .
  • FOOD: Although dinner is not served we provide a few bites along the night to help your spirit and good mood!

  • DRINKS: Soft drinks will be available all night (water, limonad, seltzer etc). Wine will be provided 9pm until 1 hour before the event closes). BYOB is NOT PERMITTED in the venue, unless non-alcoholic, please comply.


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  • WORKSHOPS: Maintain good personal Hygiene, have handy deodorant, mints, face towel etc. Bring an extra t-shirt / shirts to change throughout the day. Check the weather forecast, be prepared for rain or sunshine. Please,
  • FRIDAY MILONGA’s dress Code: Business Casual / Cocktail Attire. Jeans, T-shirts, sweatpants, gym clothing are NOT allowed.  No exceptions!
  • SATURDAY GALA MILONGA’s dress Code: Well, the word “Gala” gives it up: Please dress your best. Jeans, T-shirts, sweatpants, gym clothing are NOT allowed.  No exceptions!  It is a special night and you are the star!
  • SUNDAY TANGO TEA PARTY’ s dress code:: Be colorful. Have Fun.


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  • The streets surrounding both festival locations have street metered parking (Free after 6pm).
  • FREE PARKING at the Kingston Plaza. (only 1.5 blocks away) Address: 151 Plaza Rd, Kingston, NY 12401
  • For practicas at the Church Street Parking might be limited if weather permits park at the plaza and walk 10 minutes.
  • There is a municipal parking lot (21 N. Front St), half a block from the Senate garage.  Hourly fee- 75 cents per hour through parking pay station. Pay by coin. Pay by credit card. Pay by Whoosh! mobile app (35 cent transaction fee required).
RIDE / lift:
Need a lift from your Hotel to the Milongas?
Hire someone we trust.
Available ONLY Friday 26 & Saturday 27
8pm -9:30pm & 12-1:30am.

We will provide their contact the week before the event so you can connect.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Carolee, Rocco, Ken & Silke will be capturing this event, don’t be shy strike a pose!!

Check out Silke’s photography portfolio
WE LOVE OUR MOTHER EARTH: The entire Festival is planned choosing friendly environmental options including the decoration. Help us, caring. Bring you cups / mugs, be mindful of the use of disposable plates, forks, food waste etc.
YING AND YAWN… Offering space and time to stretch everyday before the day starts.
Bring a mat if you have one!
Web: Celina Rotundo Tango Clothes & NeoTango Shoes
Instagram: @bcrtangoclothes Natalia Kansburg is bringing AMBIENTE. One of a kind Hand made Tango clothing!


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