Why create an “Encuentrito”?

 

How was the idea of creating a “encuentrito” in a holiday village born?

Everything started from an October 2017 dinner at the Vacanciel in Roquebrune-sur-Argens where I stayed with my partner for a week of classes + milonga.

While talking with a Vacanciel manager and his wife, I came to brush the panorama of the tango events from weekly and monthly associative prácticas and milongas to the most important festivals like Tarbes, through the weekends organized around the arrival of a couple of teachers (course-ball-show) and of course encuentros organized in circuit in which we often find the same dancers and the same Djs.

Having personally experienced all of this, I explained what, in my opinion, are the positive and negative points of each context.

This manager then invited me to imagine the “ideal weekend” to which I would like to register with my partner or alone.

 

I listed the desired ingredients:

  • many ball hours but giving me time to explore the region
  • a good level of dance, respectful of the rules of living together, without being rigid
  • a sufficient number of participants while making it possible to get to know everyone, or almost, during the weekend
  • comfort at all levels: booking, accommodation, catering, ball

This manager, who is also the interlocutor of Tangopostale to which our festival can be able to offer weeks of courses+milonga at the draws of the big parties, asked me to put all this black and white, which I fact.

Why did I then agree to set up a team with friends to create the first trip of this type while Tangopostale takes me a lot of time every year?

Well so that what I imagined is put in place and especially because, unlike Tangopostale, Vacanciel could support, professionally, the entire project.

What a comfort for the organizers we will be and for the dancers!

 

What are the advantages of this “encuentrito”? 

  • in one registration you book milongas, accommodation, meals, nice side-trips
  • a fantastic place to stay: comfort of the rooms, equipment of the holiday village, “at the foot of the slopes” would we say in the mountains!
  • a full board flexible buffet (you can ask the day before a packed lunch for excursions in this beautiful region, we will organize carpooling for those who wish)
  • an easily accessible site: come by TGV, personal car, carpooling, plane
  • a conviviality facilitated by our experience of organizers and by the reasonable size of the group: 120 registered maximum is 60 potential partners for each one
  • experienced DJs: Céline Devèze, Cyber Chris, BYC Bernardo
  • a team of 4 people with no other objective than to watch over your satisfaction, all the logistics being taken care of by the team Vacanciel Carqueiranne

For more information, see the Q & A below, after the slideshow
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Questions-answers

Who is this stay for? Can we register individually?

This trip is for all those with a regular experience of at least 3-4 years of tango balls in various contexts (associative evenings, weekends combining classes and balls, tango festivals, encuentros, etc.) with various partners.

During this weekend, there will be no lessons, we come here to dance with as many partners as possible.

In order to facilitate parity, it is recommended to leaders not to hesitate to register individually, without seeking a partner before, it will not surprise you, we have more request for followers than guiding, especially dancers met in Buenos Aires and from all over Europe.

Each leader who registers alone allows us to confirm the registration of a dancer waiting because, having found that it is always the same people who can not register while their level of dance would allow them, we did not want to force everyone to find a partner before applying for registration.

Of course, you can also register as a couple, however, the idea is to change partners during the evenings as is customary in the milongas. In this case you can do it directly by phone with Vacanciel (see above the slideshow).

In case of individual registration, whether as a leader or follower, thank you to ask us beforehand using the contact form of this site or by email sent to cricou31@gmail.com.
For housing, do not worry, once the group is formed, we will ask you if you want to be put in contact with people who would like to share room, studio or villa. Your final invoice, when calling the balance to be paid, will be established based on your final choice of housing, shared or not.

In case no room is available during registration, a more spacious accommodation can be offered.
In this case, please specify that this must be done at no extra charge given the agreement by Mr. ALBERT, Production Manager of Vacanciel.

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What does “encuentrito” mean? What will be the type of ball?

The term encuentrito was chosen by the organizers to indicate at the same time that, like for encuentros, many ball hours and only of ball are proposed and at the same time to be distinguished from the encuentros that more often impose the inscription “in leader-follower couple “and select the dancers according to various criteria, not always explicit.

Traditional ball : tangos, vals and classical milongas will be linked by tandas of 3 themes to ensure a good dynamic. The choice of music will use all the range of recordings available since the 30s up to the current orchestrations, of course passing through the orchestras of the Golden Age. They will always be chosen for their musical quality and their mobility.

The closed abrazo and the respect of the lines of dance will be the rule, as well as the courteous invitation by exchange of glances (mirada then cabeceo), which the disposition of the room will facilitate without completely separating women and men (the things have changed a lot on this point, including in Buenos Aires).

Here, the spirit of openness prevails, while seeking the best possible balance between leaders and followers and a wide variety of regions of origin of the dancers.

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Who are the organizers?

For the accommodation and catering part, they are the professionals of Vacanciel.

For the tango part, 3 people and a DJ have joined forces to offer this new type of stay in Vacanciel and complete the combined offers courses + balls already existing, including Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

Together they gather the experience of the creation and the management of festivals and milongas, practiced the European encuentros and milongas of many countries, in particular in Argentina, Uruguay and the USA.

Their desire is to propose a weekend devoted to tango balls in comfort conditions (maximum 120 dancers) and friendliness in accordance with their own requirements of dancers.

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Will there be moments of sharing proposed outside the ball times?

The principle is to leave the greatest freedom to everyone for the management of their stay.
Proposals will be made by the organizers: aperitifs with musical quiz, initiation or mini ball of traditional Argentinean dances (chacarera, zamba), exchange of experiences on festivals or Buenos Aires milongas, etc … according to the wishes of the participants.

Assistance will be offered to carpool during excursions (possibility to request a packed lunch the day before) or for the return home.

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Is the room air conditioned?

Yes !
And what happiness unlike Toulouse for Tangopostale where it is so difficult to find rooms not too hot in the summer, here in Carqueiranne air conditioning and air extraction ensure excellent comfort in all seasons.

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How to reach the holiday village in case of arrival by train or plane (Marseille, Toulon-Hyères, Nice)?

The holiday village has an 8 seater minibus and a driver.
After your registration, you will be asked for your mode of transportation and, if you come by train or plane, a shared solution will be offered to you, in complete safety and without any steps to take.
If you want to come by carpool, you will be connected, with registrants whose journey is compatible, if they agree.

 

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