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1 – 3 September 2017



The Rethymno Tango Festival “A Los Amigos” came up as an idea 3 years ago, out of the need to be together with friends! It was a spontaneous invitation to people that share the same passion and vision of Tango. The vibrant tango community of Rethymno, in the periphery of Greece and Europe, felt the need to get closer to artists with whom a close friendship has been established over the years but who have also contributed a lot to the growth of tango in Crete and Greece in general. It was conceived as a true celebration of Tango & Friendship!


For the first edition of the Festival we brought together Loukas Balokas & Georgia Proiskou (TangoFix) with Michalis Souvleris & Maria Kalogera, two exceptional couples from Athens, but above all FRIENDS, who together with Ciccio Aiello (Calabriatango) & Sofia Galanaki (Leader of the TangoCultural Group of Rethymno and festival organizer) formed the cast of the first edition. We had so much fun, that we decided to repeat it!


For the second edition of the Festival we had the chance to work with 2 other amazing couples from abroad- respected professionals but also dearest FRIENDS: Rui Barroso & Ines Gomes from Lisbon and Peppe Di Gennaro & Adelma Rago from Napoli, together with Ciccio & Sofia formed the cast of the second edition. The music of Tango Sonos Orquesta Tipica Essencial (Antonio & Nicola Ippolito) from Italy accompanied us in the theater show and the milonga held in the Venetian Castle “Fortezza”.


The third edition of A los Amigos Tango Festival (2015) took a huge leap! Friends together with the maestros!
After a long time of absence from Greece we had the great honor to present in our Festival the maestros MARIANO CHICHO FRUMBOLI & JUANA SEPULVEDA -milestones in the growth of tango worldwide, a reference for everybody, two true artists whose fame exceeds all borders.
Together with our maestros, the cast was completed by two reference couples of A los Amigos Tango Festival. For the second time with us: our beloved Rui & Ines from Portugal and Michalis & Maria from Athens, who have been part of my/our Greek tango family for years, formed the third, “Maestros’ edition”, of the Festival.



After the huge success of the previous year we decided to keep it simple: Same cast (with some new entries on the dj set) and same place!
And because we like it small and cosy, we have a limited number of participants: 300 is the magic number.
So, don’t think about it too much!
If you want to be part of A los Amigos please register online-ontime! Registration starts  on May 8.
Mark your calendars and join us.



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, after a very long time, 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!

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.


Ciccio Aiello

Well known tango dancer and teacher, head of the Calabriatango Associazione, a very loved tango dj, organizer of various events (among others the Cosenza International Tango Festival and Tango e Benessere) and partner of Sofia. A los Amigos is practically his home! We are happy to welcome him once again and dance to his music during our milonga “Mafiosa”.

Victor Ariel Yuryevic

One of the greatest tango djs from Argentina, who lives and works in Mallorca (he owns the Tango studio Inspiracion and is the organizer of the Mallorca and Zaragoza tango festivals) but who often travels to the most important festivals worldwide to make people dance to his music. He will transport us to Buenos Aires during our milonga “Portenia”.

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: a lady among two gentlemen for the first time at A los Amigos. We are happy to have her and are looking forward to dancing to a crazy “Greek night” milonga.


Karol Bruell

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 2, 2016


Chicho-Juana Seminar

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality-dynamics and interpretation (part 1)


Chicho-Juana Intermediate

17:30 - 19:00

Structure-rhythm-marcacion (leading)


Rui-Ines Advanced

17:30 - 19:00

Boleos & Ganchos, favor and counter movements


Chicho-Juana Inter/Advanced

19:00 - 20:30



Michalis-Maria Intermediate

19:00 - 20:30

Changing from open to close embrace

day 2 agenda

saturday, september 3, 2016


Chicho-Juana Advanced

12:30 - 14:00

Ganchos hombre/mujer



14:30 - 16:00

Women Technique


Chicho-Juana Seminar

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality-dynamics and interpretation (part 2)


Chicho-Juana Intermediate

17:30 - 19:00

Milonga-structure, music, differences from tango


Michalis-Maria Advanced

19:00 - 20:30

Giros and enrosques in vals


Rui-Ines Inter/Advanced

19:00 - 20:30

Close embrace for crowded dancefloors. Dancing in une “baldosa”

day 3 agenda

sunday, september 4, 2016


Chicho-Juana Inter/Advanced

12:30 - 14:00

Back sacadas for him and her



14:30 - 16:00

Women Technique (second group)


Chicho-Juana Seminar

16:00 - 17:30

Musicality-dynamics and interpretation (part 3)


Michalis-Maria Inter/Advanced

17:30 - 19:00

Milonga- constructing a sequence from basic to adornos


Rui-Ines Intermediate

17:30 - 19:00

Giros and change of directions-structure and possibilities


Chicho-Juana Advanced

19:00 - 20:30

Rhythmical sequences

* 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 the SEMINAR by Chicho & Juana and “normal” WORKSHOPS?
The seminar is a 3 lessons unity (Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 16.00-17.30) that aims at going deeper into the subject we are working on. That is why you can register ONLY in COUPLE and is for ADVANCED LEVEL ONLY. By booking the seminar, you book 3 classes that go deep into the subject we are working on and have a continuation from the first to the third day. The WORKSHOPS instead can be booked separately, 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. That is why 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’ plan and let the fun begin!


(8/5 – 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€

Seminar Chicho-Juana 90€
Women Technique Juana 20€
Milonga Pass 35€

(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€

Seminar Chicho-Juana 100€
Women Technique Juana 25€
Milonga Pass 45€

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€

Seminar Chicho-Juana 120€
Women Technique Juana 30€
Milonga Pass 55€

Single Tickets Milonga: Friday 2/9 15€, Saturday 3/9 25€, Sunday 4/9 15€


Milongas at the “House of Culture”

Friday 2/9

Milonga ” La Mafiosa”
DJ Ciccio
Show by Rui & Inês

Saturday 3/9

Milonga “La Porteña”
DJ Ariel
Show by Chicho & Juana

Sunday 4/9

Milonga “La Greca”
DJ Vicky
Show by Michalis & Maria




IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 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).

We remind you that A los Amigos has a LIMITED NUMBER of participants: 300 is the magic number! Please make sure to reserve your classes and milongas on time, cause once the magic number is reached, we will close registration (even before the official closing on August 31). TICKETS for the milongas can BE BOUGHT ONLY ONLINE, no tickets will be sold at the door.

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 August 1st are possible with 90% refund.

Cancellations by participants between 1 and 31 August are possible with 50% refund.

No refund for cancellations after August 31.

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 2016. 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 (or when we reach the 300 participants).

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 organization team will not be responsible for any loss (e.g. missed flights/classes etc), due to unfulfilled conditions.

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

If bank fees occur again on the A los Amigos Organization 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 organization 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 organization team. Any change opposing the contract of A los Amigos is not considered.

The participant will not be able to change anything after the 1st of September 2016.

No visitors are allowed to attend the classes. Only the organization 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 organization 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.


Rethymno is situated between the two main cities of Crete: 78 km from the capital of the island, Heraklion, and 65 km away from Chania (in the west). All major airlines as well as low cost companies and charters fly to both cities. Ryanair flies to Chania and Easyjet 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. Once in the airport of Heraklion or Chania you can reach Rethymno either by bus (approximately 1h 15 min), car (1 h, there are car rental companies outside the airport) or taxi (1 h, around 70 euros).



Hotel Brascos offers a special price for our Festival participants. Please add “Tango Festival” to your booking form to get the discount.
Hotel Brascos (1 Daskalaki Moatsou str)
single: 40€ – double: 55€ – triple: 70€
Breakfast included