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A los Amigos Tango Festival vol. 5 

1 – 3 September 2017

Hosted in a delicious little city of Crete, surrounded by the most beautiful beaches of the world, dressed with the famous cretan hospitality, A los Amigos offers a 3-day escape from reality. 54 hours of dancing in a super cool location (fully air conditioned), world class maestros and djs, affordable prices, numerous restaurants and accommodation possibilities for every taste and budget. In short, the perfect spot to be in September!



The Rethymnon International Tango Festival “A Los Amigos” was a lifetime dream come true. The vibrant tango community of Rethymnon, but also the entire tango community of Crete, a place in the periphery of Greece and Europe, decided to open up in a big embrace and founded A LOS AMIGOS, an event that aims at maintaining the essence of Τango. The cast of A los Amigos has always been filled with artists who we respect a lot for their contribution in the growth of tango, but with whom also a close friendship has been established over the years. This festival was conceived as a true celebration of Tango & Friendship and it has been growing every year more and more thanx to the love of the people who visit it and the help of our volunteers and our sponsors. We hope we can welcome you too in our embrace and make you testimony of the magic around A LOS AMIGOS.

S. Galanaki







Mariano Chicho Frumboli – Juana Sepulveda

A couple that needs no particular presentation: we have the great honour to welcome back to Greece, and Crete in particular, for the third time in our festival, two living myths of Tango, masters of masters, Chicho & Juana! Musicality and Improvisation in perfection. Dynamics and Sensitivity. Purity and Communication. Their dance brings tears in our eyes!

Guillermo Peque Barrionuevo – Mariela Sametband

Fresh, innovative, musical, playful, ironic and with a great sense of humour, Guille & Mariela are a true joy to watch. Their technical background and teaching skills have made them one of the most beloved couples worldwide. We love them and so will you as soon as you meet them!

Michalis Souvleris – Maria Kalogera


A combination of tradition and innovation! Power together with playfulness and incredible musicality. Michalis and Maria are known to the Greek public but also Europe and the Middle East rage about their Dance! A los Amigos TF wouldn’t be the same without them.


Carlo Semaan

A young Lebanese tango DJ who spent the last years diving deep and studying the history and different phases of tango music. He played in many milongas in Lebanon and has studied with the best DJs around the world, like Analía “La Rubia” from Argentina , “Super Sabino” from Italy and many others. Young and enthusiastic, he creates a powerful energy that flows on the dance floor from behind the deck. Get your shoes ready for the Opening Friday night milonga, he will not stop till we drop!

Marcelo Rojas

We have the honour to present to you one of the most amazing tango djs in the world, who is coming to play for us directly from Buenos Aires, the famous Marcelo Rojas, official dj of the radio station La 2×4 in Argentina. Whoever was in a milonga, where he was playing, will never forget it. Marcelo is here to transport us to the milongas of Buenos Aires. His 20 year experience as a dj on the radio, his music selections and his voice on the microphone have the ability to transform each milonga in a unique experience. Marcelo will be djing in our Gala milonga on Saturday night, and he will be sharing his vast knowledge with us on a special workshop for djs on Sunday. Don’t miss him!

Vicky Damianou

One of the most important teachers and tango djs of Greece and one of the very first dancers in the greek tango community. Performer, choreographer, producer of theater shows and owner of the tango school Chorotropio in Athens (together with her partner Dimitris) and a very well known djane. She has a unique way to mesmerize her audiences and to create an energy that makes you want to dance all night. We drove her crazy last year between birthday surprises and marriage proposals, but she absolutely rocked! So this year we want to continue the tradition of the crazy Greek Closing night milonga with her.


Karol Brüll

A very talented photographer from Bratislava, a tango afficionado who will immortalize the nice moments
during the workshops and milongas. Just smile when you see him!



day 1 agenda

friday, september 1, 2017


Chicho-Juana Inter/Adv 1:

14:30 - 16:00

Ganchos & Sacadas hombre/mujer


Chicho-Juana Sem Adv 1

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality and interpretation, playing between the rhythm & melody


Guillermo-Mariela Sem Adv 1

17:30 - 19:00

Movimientos veloces y explosivos/ Fast and explosive movements


Chicho-Juana Inter 1

19:00 - 20:30

Milonga, basic rhythmical structures

day 2 agenda

saturday, september 2, 2017


Juana WT

11:00 - 12:30


Chicho-Juana Inter 2

12:30 - 14:00

Βoleo, different types, history & secrets



14.30 - 16.00

Barridas en cadenza


Chicho-Juana Sem Adv 2

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality and interpretation, playing between the rhythm & melody


Guillermo-Mariela Inter 1

16:00 - 17:30

A flexible embrace. From closed to open embrace and vice versa


Guillermo-Mariela Sem Adv 2

17:30 - 19:00

Movimientos veloces y explosivos/ Fast and explosive movements


Michalis-Maria Inter 1

17:30 - 19:00

Vals, differences from tango


Chicho-Juana Inter/Adv 2

19:00 - 20:30

Playing with the axis – Combinations of Colgadas & Volcadas

day 3 agenda

sunday, september 3, 2017


Mariela WT / Guillermo MT

11:00 - 12:30


Chicho-Juana Inter 3

12:30 - 14:00

Elastic movements and change of dynamics


Marcelo Rojas DJ workshop

14:30 - 16:00


Chicho-Juana Sem Adv 3

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality and interpretation, playing between the rhythm & melody


Michalis-Maria Inter/Adv 1

16:00 - 17:30

Building a sequence from simple to complex


Guillermo-Mariela Sem Adv 3

17:30 - 19:00

Movimientos veloces y explosivos/ Fast and explosive movements


Chicho-Juana Inter/Adv 3

19:00 - 20:30

Giros and enrosques

*   You can organize your festival schedule by choosing the classes you wish to attend. Our maestros are offering lessons in practically anything one needs to know in tango!

Please note:
What is the difference between a SEMINAR and “normal” WORKSHOPS?
• The SEMINAR is a unity of 3 lessons (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) that goes deep into the subject we are working on. Υou can register ONLY in COUPLE and is for ADVANCED LEVEL ONLY. By booking the seminar, you book 3 classes that follow the same subject and have a continuation from the first to the third day.
• The WORKSHOPS instead are lessons that can be booked separately (1,2,3 lessons or as many as you like in order to get a bigger discount), by SINGLE participants OR IN COUPLE.
• Single participants (leaders or followers) are welcome. We will do our best to match up single registrations according to the level you sign up to, but of course it is NOT A GUARANTEED Service.
• We are doing our best to keep all workshops balanced, so some of them maybe temporarily unavailable for either role (leaders or followers). Thank you for your understanding. If a workshop you wish to attend is full please complete your registration without it and contact us if you wish to be on a waiting list.
It is always better to sign up with a partner to make sure you have THE ONE you wish to work with during classes. So study the lessons’ timetable and let the fun begin!


(1/5 – 30/6)

1 workshop 25€
2 workshops 50€
3 workshops 70€
4 workshops 88€
5 workshops 105€
6 workshops 125€
7 workshops 145€
8 workshops 160€

9 workshops 175€

10 workshops 190€


Special Seminar

Chicho-Juana or Peque-Mariela

(only for couples) 90€ (p.p.)
Women/Men Technique 25€

DJ Workshop Marcelo 25€
Milonga Pass 40€ (with registration in classes)

Milonga Pass 60€ (without registration in classes)

*The MP includes all 6 milongas (afternoon & night)

(1/7 – 25/8)

1 workshop 27€
2 workshops 54€
3 workshops 75€
4 workshops 96€
5 workshops 118€
6 workshops 135€
7 workshops 155€
8 workshops 175€

9 workshops 195€

10 workshops 215€


Special Seminar

Chicho-Juana or Peque-Mariela

(only for couples) 100€ (p.p.)
Women/Men Technique 30€

DJ Workshop Marcelo 30€
Milonga Pass 50€ (with registration in classes)

Milonga Pass 60€ (without registration in classes)

*The MP includes all 6 milongas (afternoon & night)

On the spot
(in case of vacancies)

1 workshop 30€
2 workshops 60€
3 workshops 85€
4 workshops 115€
5 workshops 136€
6 workshops 162€
7 workshops 188€
8 workshops 208€

9 workshops 228€

10 workshops 248€


Special Seminar

Chicho-Juana or Peque-Mariela

(only for couples) 120€ (p.p.)
Women/Men Technique 35€

DJ Workshop Marcelo 35€
Milonga Pass 60€

*The MP includes all 6 milongas (afternoon & night)



Single milonga tickets

Friday 1/9:  DJ Carlo – Show Michalis & Maria:   18€

Saturday 2/9:  DJ M. Rojas – Show Chicho & Juana:     25€

Sunday 3/9:  DJ Vicky – Show Guillermo & Mariela:    22€

Afternoon milongas 5€ each (Fr-Sat-Sun)


Milongas at the “House of Culture”

Friday 1/9

DJ Carlo
Show by Michalis & Maria

Saturday 2/9

DJ M. Rojas
Show by Chicho & Juana

Sunday 3/9

DJ Vicky
Show by Guillermo & Mariela


All workshops and milongas will be held at THE HOUSE OF CULTURE, Emm. Vernadou 12 str, Old Town, Rethymno.

Enjoy your dance in a fully air conditioned hall in the most central and picturesque part of the old town.




*Your fees have to be FULLY PAID within ONE WEEK after your registration (if you register after the 1st of August you need to complete your payment in 3 working days).

*Only FULLY PAID registrations will be valid (registrations not paid on time will be automatically DELETED).

*Payment details will be sent to you once we receive your registration.

*When payment is made, please send us a copy of the payment slip at info@a-los-amigos.

*When we receive the payment confirmation, you will receive a “paid” notification of the invoice on the email specified in your registration form.

NOTICE: You need to have your invoice status “paid in full” in order to be able to attend the festival.

*Cancellation policy:

Cancellations by participants until July 20 are possible with a 90% refund.

Cancellations by participants between July 21 and August 20 are possible with a 50% refund.

No refund for cancellations after August 21.


*All money transfer expenses are paid by the participant.

A los Amigos Tango Festival is organized by the Rethymno Tango Group TangoCultural together with Dream Events Planning and therefore is a “members only” event. By registering to A los Amigos TF you confirm your voluntary application for membership in the group for 2017. We are committed to keeping your personal data safe and we take every reasonable precaution to ensure security. Your personal data is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared with anyone. Please use your real name (not your social network alias) as you’ll need your documents to pick up your tickets and membership card at the registration desk.

Participant’s Agreement

*The participant is responsible for ALL costs incurred during registration and paybacks (including bank commissions/fees). The payments must be made 1 week after the registration (or within 3 days if you register after August 1). Otherwise the registration of the participant will be DELETED.

*Online registration will be officially closed on August 25.

*The participant is responsible for fulfilling all conditions (e.g. visa, health issues, permission etc.), which are necessary to attend the A los Amigos Tango Festival. The organisation team will not be responsible for any loss (e.g. missed flights/classes etc), due to unfulfilled conditions.

*The organisation team reserves the right to change or cancel a part of the organisation without prior notice. In such a case, the organisation team is only responsible towards registered participants.

*If bank fees occur again on the A los Amigos Organisation side, although the participant has already paid them from his side, the participant MUST ASSUME these costs as well. The A los Amigos Tango Festival organisation will not accept any insufficient amounts, due to deducted bank commissions/fees.

*If the participant will join the festival together with a partner, the participant and his/her partner will have to register separately.

*For any changes you will have to contact the A los Amigos organisation team. Any change opposing the contract of A los Amigos is not considered.

*The participant will not be able to change anything after the 31st of August 2017.

*No visitors are allowed to attend the classes. Only the organisation team and participants who are registered and who have already paid are allowed to attend the respective classes.

*The registration can not be regarded as fully completed and confirmed until the participant has paid the necessary amount. After receipt of the payment, the participants registration will be transferred to the class and milonga lists.

*No video recordings are allowed during classes or shows, without permission of the organisation team or the Teachers.

Thank you and let the fun begin!

Location: Rethymno


The city of Rethymno is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Crete and Greece in general. Long beaches and a picturesque old town are its main characteristics. You can take a walk along the seaside or get carried away in the meanders of the old town, admiring the architecture which is a mixture of the Greek-Venetian and Turkish civilizations that are tangled up after centuries of co-existence. The Archaeological museum, the Venetian castle “Fortezza” and the minarets in the old town are some of the points of interest really worthwhile visiting among your breaks! Or just relax under the sun in one of the wonderful beaches around Rethymno. Here are some useful links to get an idea:


Rethymno is situated between the two biggest cities of Crete: 78 km from the capital of the island, Heraklion, and 65 km away from Chania in the west. In order to reach Rethymno you can fly directly to the airports of Chania or Heraklion or to Athens and then either fly to Crete (Aegean & Ryanair fly daily to Heraklion and Chania) or use the ferry from Piraeus (two companies travel daily to Crete). From the airport you can come by taxi/bus or car to Rethymno (approx. 1 hour drive). All major airlines as well as low cost companies and charters fly both to both airports. Especially during the summer you can find direct flights from all over Europe. Ryanair flies to Chania and Easyjet, Volotea, Airberlin, Vueling to Heraklion, both of them with direct flights from many European cities. Aegean airlines is the Greek company that also serves the island with inland and international flights. The bus station in both cities is located in the city centre, so to arrive there from the airport you need to take a taxi (10 minutes drive, the fare around 10 euros) or a city bus (20 minutes drive, around 2 euros).

Here are some useful links for you:

*Direct flights to Crete:

*Ferries from Athens port to Crete:

*Bus timetable from Chania airport

*Bus timetable from Heraklion airport

*Bus timetable from the stations of Heraklion and Chania, duration 1h 15min:

*Car rental (1 h drive, there are various car rental companies outside the airport): //

*Taxi (1 h, around 70 euros):

*General info:

*Best things to do:



Our Festival Hotels offer special prices for our participants. You can make room reservations by contacting the hotels directly. Please add “Tango Festival” to your booking form in order to get the discount.

Hotel Brascos (1 Daskalaki Moatsou str.)
single: 40€ – double: 55€ – triple: 70€
Breakfast included


Hotel Jo-An (8 Dimitrakaki str.)
single: 63€ – double: 78€ – triple: 105€
Breakfast included


Hotel Ideon (Plastira Square 10)
single: 64€ – double: 88€
Breakfast included