ENCUENTRITO Edition 4 will be held from Friday May 17 to Monday May 20, 2024 at the Miléade in Roquebrune-sur-Argens (*)

Before possibly requesting your registration for 2024, please read this entire page carefully.
to learn what this EncuenTRITO is and what it is not.
Make sure the project suits you and we will do everything to ensure you are not disappointed!

=> Pre-registration here

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(*) Friday May 17 to Monday May 20, 2024, possibility to arrive from Thursday 16 and extend until Tuesday 21 (2 additional milongas)

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How did the idea of creating an “encuentrito” in a Club Hotel come about?

 

The Production Manager of Vacanciel (which became Miléade in 2021) invited me in October 2017 to imagine the “ideal weekend” for which I would like to register with my partner or individually.

I listed the desired ingredients:

  • lots of dancing hours while leaving time to explore the area
  • a good level of dance, respectful of the rules of living together, without being rigid
  • a sufficient number of participants making it possible to get to know everyone, or almost everyone, during the weekend
  • a maximum diversity of countries represented and a parity leader/follower 100% respected while accepting individual registrations (*)
  • comfort at all levels: booking, accommodation, catering, dancing

Address: 380 Bd J-F Kennedy, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, 83520 (France)

See on the map: HERE

 

The overall satisfaction rate of 2022 participants being 9.5 out of 10, we are renewing the formula
with some slight adjustments to take into account the suggestions that have been made.

 

 

Read and/or download  the program :      SHEET

 

What are the advantages of this “encuentrito”?

  • lodging totally reserved for us (from 2022) with adapted living hours
  • and, now, the possibility of arriving a day earlier and/or leaving a day later (with 2 additional optional milongas under the pines)
  • a single reservation: 5 milongas + accommodation + meals
  • comfort of the rooms, amenities of the holiday village
  • flexible full board in the form of buffets (packed lunch available for excursions with the possibility of carpooling)
  • an easily accessible site: if you come by plane or train, we will facilitate the end of your journey
  • conviviality facilitated by our experience as organizers and by the reasonable size of the group: 150 participants
  • experienced DJs: “El señor Torres” (France), “Osvaldo” (Argentina/Spain), Paila Pia (Italy)
  • a team of 4 people with no other objective than to ensure your satisfaction, all logistics outside the milongas being taken care of by the Roquebrune-sur-Argens team

 

Read and/or download the presentation sheet of the stay :      SHEET

More info about DJs?

El Señor Torres (France) will perform on Friday evening

Passionate about music forever, and tango for over 10 years, Denis Torres regularly participates in events and encuentros in the south of France, Spain, Germany and Italy. He transmits his energy to the track through his varied choices, favoring harmony and quality of the music. Guided by his sensitivity, he does everything possible to create a festive atmosphere by taking you on a journey through the different orchestras of the golden age of tango

 

 

Paola Pia (Italy) will be our DJ on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday evening’s despedida

Paola has been dancing tango for 20 years. She has been a DJ since 2001 and DJs in the best milongas in Turin and other Italian cities. She is often invited to events, festivals, encuentros and marathons in Italy, France, Switzerland, England, Belgium and Greece. She likes to offer a very varied musical selection, ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s with the addition of contemporary orchestras. Much appreciated in 2022 for her music and listening, we have chosen to invite her back in 2023!

Osvaldo (Argentina/Spain) will perform on Saturday night and then on Sunday afternoon
Osvaldo Dj transmits energy and tradition in each batch. He selects each tango, milonga or vals with the passion and desire to dance.
In this way, the Milongas in which Osvaldo plays music are lived with magic, tradition and charm… to which is added, “La Tandita Sorpresa”, in which Osvaldo performs traditional tangos with his voice live.
For almost 20 years he has been the resident DJ of La Yumba milonga and has been invited as a DJ to important festivals and milonguero gatherings.
His vast experience and his love for Tango lead him to make a very delicate selection that goes through the most traditional and new orchestras, always taking care that they are absolutely danceable. All these careful details make the Milongas musicalized by Osvaldo Dj Unforgettable!!

For the first time, the Encuentrito will offer tango and milonga classes, optional of course
(upon registration, €15 for an individual class, €25 for a couple), by two renowned teachers: Graciela and Osvaldo.

With an intense National career, performing in the most important and famous Argentine Cultural and Traditional Festivals, they were awarded Scholarships by the Argentine Ministry of Culture to teach classes and put on Tango Dance shows, (selected by juries of the stature of Maximiliano Guerra, Graciela Ríos Saiz and Nancy Bocca) and are called as “Judges of the World Tango Dance Championship” on multiple occasions.

A serious and deep academic training with Masters Carlos Rivarola; Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau; Roberto Herrera Ana Maria Stekelman; Gloria Dinzel; Rodolfo Dinzel; Gisell Ane; Gustavo Naveira; Maria Nieves; Milena Plebs; Ezequiel Farfaro; Claudia Bozzo; Melina Brufman; Claudio Gonzales Eduardo Capuzzi; Osvaldo Zoto Paul saw; Alejandra Mantiñan; Juan Pablo Bulich and Rocio Lequo; Ezequiel Lopez and Camila Alegre;Fernando Rodrigez and Estefania Gomez.

Their training in Dance Pedagogy, Tango-Dance and Body Techniques, added to an intense performing and teaching career, allows them to offer Quality, Warmth and Excellence in all their Presentations and Courses. Workshops and exhibitions in important festivals in Spain and Europe: “ London, Totnes, Cambridge, Devon; England” – “L’Aquila; Italy” – “Valencia, San Sebastián, Burgos, Oviedo, Murcia, Pamplona, Alicante; Spain” – “Holland” – “Pau, Ibos, Perpignan, Nice, Tarbes; France” – “Moscow, Russia” – “Munich, Freigburgh; Germany”

Graciela and Osvaldo currently direct the Barcelona Tango Cultural Center, “La Yumba” considered the most traditional and authentic institution of Argentine Tango in the city of Barcelona. There they teach regular courses, workshops / weekends, and every Friday they perform their Milonga.

 

Our team eager to take care of you:

Below by Jeanne: registrants for 2023 (final version)

 

R0 Restaurant
R00 Château (repas, bals)
R01 Piscine
R02 Chambre lits séparés
R03 Chambre lits joints
R05 Buffet d'entrées
R06 Repas
R10
R11
R11B
R12
R12B
R13
R13B
R14
R15
R16
R16B
R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R24
R24B
R25
R25B
R26
R27 Chacarera en soirée
R28 Surprise 2023 Beltango Trio
R29 Aleksandar et Ivana
R30 Yoga matinal
R31 Atelier chorale
R32 Charla Shiatsu
R33 Détente
R34 Atelier Chacarera
R35 Atelier Chacarera
R36 Atelier Chacarera
R37 Atelier Chacarera
R38 Atelier Chacarera
R39 Atelier Chacarera
R40 Before La Batterie
R41 Before La Batterie

Questions-answers

Questions and answers

Who is this stay for? Can we register individually?

This stay is intended for anyone with a minimum of  4-5 years of experience (6 years and over is preferable for leaders) in various contexts (local milongas, festivals, intensive weekends combining lessons and milongas, encuentros, etc.) with various partners

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

In order to facilitate parity, it is recommended that leaders do not hesitate to register individually, without first looking for a partner because, it will not surprise you, we always have more requests for followers than leaders, in particular dancers met in Buenos Aires and coming from all over Europe, the USA and South America.

Each leader who registers singly thus allows us to confirm the registration of a follower with a good level dance experience through a waiting list because we noticed that it is always the same people who do not manage to register however their level of dance would allow them to do so. We refuse to force everyone to find a partner before registering

Of course, you can also register as a couple, the idea being however to change partners during the evenings as is customary in the milongas

What do we mean by “encuenTRITO”? What type of milonga will it be?

The diminutive was chosen by the organizers to indicate that, as in the “encuentros”, there are many hours of dancing and always in closed embrace. However, it differs from encuentros which generally require the recording as a couple and select the dancers according to several criteria, not always explicit. We accept dancers to register singly or as couple and make every of us to include strong females followers.

It is a traditional milonga: tangos, vals and classic milongas music will be linked by tandas of 3 themes to ensure a good dynamic (important point widely acclaimed by the participants of 2019 and 2022). The choice of music will respect the standards of the encuentros and will allow itself, in particular at the end of the ball, some tandas of more recent orchestras, always chosen for their musical quality and their danceability.

The closed embrace and respect for the dance lines will be the rule, as well as the courteous invitation by exchange of glances (mirada then cabeceo), which the layout of the room will facilitate without strictly separating leaders and followers (things have changed a lot on this point, including in Buenos Aires). We will enforce these rules with a little more firmness in 2024.

Here, the spirit of openness prevails, while seeking the best possible balance between leaders and followers, we search to have dancers coming from a wide variety of regions of the world.

Who are the organizers?

For accommodation (58 rooms, 40 villas) and food (buffet meals), it is the staff of Miléade.

For the tango part, 3 people and a manager-DJ have joined forces to propose this concept to Vacanciel (now Mileade) and complete the combined lesson+ball offers that already exist in the Resort of Roquebrune-sur-Argens.

The four of us bring together the experience of creating and organizing festivals and milongas and have attended European encuentros and milongas in many countries, particularly in Argentina, Uruguay and the USA.

Our desire is to offer a weekend devoted to milongas in conditions of comfort, relaxation and conviviality in accordance with our own requirements as dancers.

Will there be sharing moments offered outside the milongas?

The principle is to leave the greatest freedom to everyone for the management of their stay.
Other fun activities will be proposed by the organizers, in the light of the success met by the entertainments of 2022 and 2023.

Having the whole holiday village allows us to have a wide range of living spaces adapted to what we want to do, often with the participation of registered people (musicians, dancers).

Assistance will be offered to carpool to visit the surrounding area with the possibility of requesting a packed lunch the day prior).

Is the ball room air-conditioned?

Yes ! but the experience show how difficult it is to manage this type of equipment with a large number of couples practicing the abrazo cerrado.

How to reach the holiday village if arriving by train, plane or carpooling?

From January, we will be asking registrants about their intentions and expectations in terms of transport, based on our experience in Roquebrune for connections with Nice airport and the stations of Saint-Raphaël/Valescure and Les Arcs/Draguignan.

For your end of the journey, we will hel you to carpool and and find cost-shared shuttles.

If you wish to carpool from your home, as far as possible you will be put in touch with subscribers whose journey is compatible with yours, which will put you in the Encuentrito atmosphere and reduce your transport costs.

(special thanks to Laura Crowne for translation)

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