Dear Tangueros,


It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 Lake Tahoe Tango Festival. We kept hoping that perhaps by the end of May the Coronavirus would have run its course and we could get back to life and tango, but that is looking less and less likely. So we have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.


For those who made hotel reservations, please contact the resort directly at (800) 648-3353 to cancel your reservation as soon as possible; the resort will refund your deposit in full.


For those of you who paid online via Square, we have passed the deadline for doing an online refund and we will need to mail you a check. Please contact me directly with the correct name and address to mail your check.


There are, of course, many expenses which we have already covered that are not refundable. For those of you who can afford to do so, we would very much appreciate any donation you might like to make. For those of you who can, any amount helps – you could even authorize us to return, say, all but $100 of the amount you paid. This would be very much appreciated, as it would help us pay some of the debts we have incurred in setting up the festival. If you choose to do this, please let us know via email.


I hope that you and your families are doing well during these unprecedented times. And let us hope that we stay healthy and get back to work and dancing tango again soon …



Donna Tielsch, Organizer

Lake Tahoe Tango Festival



Lake Tahoe Tango Festival

I love Argentine Tango, and I love Tahoe, thus it was really quite natural to put them together. Tango is sensuous, passionate, connected—a kind of poetry in motion. Lake Tahoe is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth—majestic, serene, unhurried, perfect in its rugged improvisation, stunningly beautiful (much like tango).

Tango and Tahoe.  Both are exquisitely beautiful, and both must be experienced to be understood. 


Come discover the magical experience that is Tango in Tahoe.


The Event

Not Your Ordinary Festival

The Lake Tahoe Tango Festival is a fun and fabulous celebration of tango! Of course it includes dancing tango every night. And, yes, you can take workshops with world-class tango professionals. And, yes, the hotel rooms are lovely (and very inexpensive!), the ballrooms and dance venues are fantastic, and it is quite close to the Lake (some rooms even have views of the lake).

This will be our third year hosting the Lake Tahoe Tango Festival!  Every year it grows ... and we already (as of 11/5/19) have sign-ups from across the United States and even from Canada! 

Come join us for workshops, socializing, dining, relaxing in the spa or in the pool or hot tub--maybe even a little gambling! And, of course, join us for dancing tango every night! 

Another Side of Lake Tahoe

The Schedule

Friday, May 22, 2020
  • 2:00 pm ~ Registration desk opens (hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm,
    but the hotel will hold your luggage until your room is available)

  • 6:30-8:00 pm ~ Team Taught class with Eduardo Saucedo AND
    Liz & Yannick Vanhove AND Julia Gorin and Jonatan Baez!

  • 8:00 pm - 12:00 am ~ Grand Opening Milonga in Blu Nightclub
    with DJ Yannick Vanhove and the LIVE MUSIC OF QUINTA TANGO!

Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • Noon-1:00 pm ~ Workshop with Eduardo Saucedo

  • 1:15-2:15 pm ~ Workshop with Liz & Yannick Vanhove

  • 2:30-3:30 pm ~ Workshop with Julia Gorin & Jonatan Baez

  • 7:00-8:00 ~ Gourmet Dinner in Evergreen Ballroom 
  • 8:00-9:00 ~ Tango Show with the LIVE MUSIC of TRIO GARUFA and

  • 9:00-1:00 am ~ Gala Milonga in Evergreen Ballroom with DJ Eduardo Saucedo

Sunday, May 24, 2020
  • Noon-1:00 pm ~ Workshop with Eduardo Saucedo

  • 1:15-2:15 pm ~ Workshop with Liz & Yannick Vanhove

  • 2:30-3:30 pm ~ Workshop with Julia Gorin & Jonatan Baez

  • 4:10 pm ~ Leave for Tahoe cruise. Meet at the North Entrance of the MontBleu
    for the shuttle pick up.

  • 5:00-8:30 pm ~ Chartered Twilight Cruise on Lake Tahoe (weather permitting) with
  • 9:00 pm-1:00 am ~ Milonga in Opal Ultra Lounge with the LIVE MUSIC

Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Noon-1:30 pm ~ Team Taught Workshop with All Instructors!

  • 1:30-5:00 pm ~ Farewell Milonga in Opal Ultra Lounge with the DJ Roman and the

Full Weekend Pass includes 4 days of Workshops, 4 days and nights of Milongas with

both Live Music and Great DJs, the Gourmet Dinner Show on Saturday night, and the Chartered Twilight Cruise around Emerald Bay on Sunday (weather permitting). It does not include your hotel room or meals (other than Saturday night's dinner and the appetizers on the Emerald Bay cruise).  It also does not include the optional "Dinner with the Maestros" on Thursday, May 21. There are only 90 spots available on the cruise, so after 90 full weekend passes have been sold, then we will open up the sales to individual a la carte items. 

The Venue

Another Side of Lake Tahoe

There are two sides to Lake Tahoe. The first, of course, is the ruggedly beautiful mountains with granite and pines and a fantastic lake. But there is another side to Lake Tahoe as well ... vibrant with energy and parties, live music and gambling. Welcome to South Lake Tahoe with its casinos and live music. It's a whole different feel to Lake Tahoe. 

This year, join us for four days of milongas -- with live music at every milonga! Plus fantastic tango professionals, excellent DJs, wonderful dance venues, great rooms, in a very economical but also lovely resort!

Click here to sign up now!


Contact Us

Questions? Contact Us!

Fax 916.418.4771


© 2017-2020  Tahoe Tango

Hosted by 

Tango by the River

128 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Fax: 916.418.4771

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